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St. Vigil – Val de Fanes-Sennes

Marebbe (Enneberg)
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Informationen zur Tour St. Vigil – Val de Fanes-Sennes

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    5:30 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    1750 m
  • Altitude
    1750 m
  • Max. height
    2175 m
The front line in the First World War that ran through the Dolomites saw drama and human losses in equal measure. Indeed, the attritional war between Austria-Hungary and Italy in the Alps was extreme and brought huge suffering with it. Tunnels were blasted in the glaciers on the Marmolada mountain so that command posts could be sustained, and despite their height, many of the summits were fitted with artillery guns. Today, the main features that bear witness to the period are the precarious mountain supply routes and remnants of gun emplacements.


The tour runs into the neighbouring region of Venetien (Veneto), near Cortina d'Ampezzo, through the Rautal (Val di Rudo) to the Limojoch pass and through the Fanestal (Fanes valley) to the "Ampezzaner Dolomites" nature park. From 1915 to 1917, thousands of soldiers engaged in heavy battles on the northern slopes of the Forame and Tofane mountains. The tour then runs across the Ponte Alto over the vertigo-inducing ravine to the Ra-Stua-Hütte (where you can stop for a meal), through the Salatatal (Salata valley) and up to the Senneshütte at 2120m. For the long descent to St. Vigil (S. Vigilio), strength reserves and effective brakes are needed. In the summer months, expect lots of walkers on the valley path to St. Vigil. Alternatively you can ride on the road from the Pederü guesthouse.

Tour description

Start at the nature reserve car park ➊ 1250m in St. Vigil in Enneberg, 12km on the road, through the Rautal (Rudo valley) to the Pederü guesthouse ➋ 1540m, continue uphill steeply to the Faneshütte ➌ 2060m (Warning! A shuttle bus service runs here in the summer), dismount and push for a short section up to the Limojoch pass (Passo Limo) ➍ 2170m. From here, continue to the lake of the same name ➎ and descend the rough forest path no.10/11 into the Fanestal (Fanes valley). Turn left at the Groß-Faneshütte ➏ 2100m, and then continue downhill into the Fanestal, past the Ponte Alto ➐ 1480m. After approx. 1.5km towards the valley, you reach the SS 51 road that runs to Cortina d'Ampezzo. At the junction ➑ turn left onto the steep forest path to the San Uberto car park ➒ 1440m. From here, take the asphalt road to the Ra-Stua-Hütte ➓ 1680m (Warning! A shuttle bus service runs here in the summer). From Ra Stua, ride along trail 6, at first slightly uphill, then steeply through the Salata valley to the Senneshütte ⓫ 2120m. Descend on pleasant forest paths until Fodara Vedla ⓬ 1970m. Then climb 50m in altitude before descending the precipitous, winding road to Pederü (Very steep! Danger of skidding in the wet!). In Pederü on the left side of the valley ⓭ turn onto the valley trail (lots of root passages), then approx. 1km before the Kreidesee (Creta lake) turn right ⓮ onto the road to St. Vigil and return to the starting point.

Starting point

St. Vigil, nature park visitors centre, 1250m

Target point

St. Vigil, nature park visitors centre, 1250m


At the nature park visitors centre

Public transportation


Take the A22, exit Brixen (Bressanone) Nord, Pustertal (Val Pusteria), Gadertal (Val Badia), St. Vigil in Enneberg (S. Vigilio di Marebbe)



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