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From San Candido to the Baranci refuge

San Candido (Innichen)
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Informationen zur Tour From San Candido to the Baranci refuge

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    3:30 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    700 m
  • Altitude
    700 m
  • Max. height
    1613 m
This medium grade tour should be planned as a whole day excursion. Two tough climbs make it rather challenging. The first one – right after the starting point – begins on the Traversata Carnica and finishes at the Albergo Waldruhe; the second one ends at the Rifugio Baranci and includes a number of hike-a-bike sections.


The Val di Sesto extends for 20 km and is a side valley of the Val Pusteria, stretching from San candido to Passo Monte croce comelico, partly entering the tre cime natural Park. these days the valley offers a multitude of great trails for mountain bikes. Plus, all of this is just in front of the worlds biggest natural sun dial, with a backdrop of five iconic Dolomites peaks: cima nove, cima Dieci, cima Undici, cima Dodici e cima Una.

Itinerary description

From Piazza Municipio in ➊ San candido (1175 m) head toward
the tempele shop; on a steep climb to the right follow ➋ waymark
n. 4/5 to the forest chapel and at the first ➌ intersection take a
left, at the second one ➍ keep to the right and continue up to the
➎ Albergo Waldruhe (1560 m, max. elevation). From here drop into
➏ Sesto (1300 m) along the paved road, cross the Rio di Sesto and
follow the cycle path descending into the valley towards San candi-
do. At the crossroads ➐ (also connection to the road to Sesto) take
a left and follow route n. 7 to ➑ the Bagni di San candido (thermal
baths – 1320 m); continue on and at ➒ the fork take a right on route
n.6a ➓ up to the Rifugio Baranci (1500 m). once at the ski-lift take Wa the wide and partly very steep sleigh slope (n. 6) and descend to
the valley station ⓫ of the Baranci ski-lift (1200 m); return from here
to the starting point in San candido.

Starting point

San Candido-Innichen, 1175 m

Target point

San Candido-Innichen, 1175 m


San Candido-Innichen 

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Along the Val pusteria-pustertal to San Candido-Innichen 


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