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Alpine pasture walk in Salanzada

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  • Salanzada
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    Photo: N. Delvai, APT Val di Fiemme
m 1500 1400 1300 1200 1100 1000 900 800 700 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Cermislandia The waterfalls of Cavalese
We load the strollers in the cable car, enjoying the amazement of the children at the sight of the stream and the tops of the trees from above. We easily reach the wide pastures of the green basin of Salanzada, and discover the noisy charm of the imposing Cavalese waterfall.
Distance 7.6 km
3:00 h
100 m
470 m
The path in the woods that descends towards Salanzada is unpaved but comfortable (however, the country stroller is preferred), cool and shady even on the hottest days. After about 3 km, here is the Salanzada clearing: a bucolic glimpse where the ringing of grazing cows is the background for the hustle and bustle of hikers and bikers. From here the path is a gentle descent towards the Cavalese waterfall. A roar of splashes, jumps and icy waters that peep out from the lush surrounding vegetation. The comfortable and asphalted Fiemme cycle path takes you back to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

There is a beautiful playground at the arrival of the cable car, Cermislandia, but the risk is that your children will never want to leave! Malga Salanzada also offers a small playground. Here a stop to taste the "fortaie" (fried pastries served with jam) is almost a must! We also recommend the picnic area near the Monumental tree "Il Pezo de Gazolin".
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Update: October 13, 2021
Highest point
Dos dei Laresi, 1,288 m
Lowest point
Cascata, 834 m
Best time of year

Safety information


  1. Prepare your itinerary beforehand
  2. Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  3. Choose suitable clothes and equipment
  4. Check the weather forecast
  5. Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
  6. Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  7. If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
  8. Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  9. Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
  10. In case of emergency call 112

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - - 

Alpe Cermis - Tel. +39 0462 340490 - -  


Dos dei Laresi (Midway station cablecar Alpe Cermis) (1,276 m)
46.264962, 11.481127
46°15'53.9"N 11°28'52.1"E
32T 691197 5126479


Alpe Cermis cablecar station (valley floor)

Turn-by-turn directions

Take the Cermis cable-car from Cavalese to the midway station (Dos dei Laresi). To the right of the Alpine cabin and the playground, take the even unsurfaced road following signposts for ‘Salanzada’.

After reaching the ‘Agritur’ take the unsurfaced road to the left marked ‘Cascata’. After 100 metres turn right onto the road leading down through the meadows (with the green and blue markings for mountain bike trails).

At the Alpine cabin turn right and follow the trail marked for mountain bikes along the edge of the wood. Descend along the road bearing left and cross the bridge over the Rio Valmoena to the ‘Il Pezo del Gazolin’ monumental fir tree.

Turn left into a clearing (with barbecue facilities) and from here take the forest road which leads down to the waterfall (Cascata). After the hamlet, turn right and walk along the cycle path to the cable-car station on the valley floor. 


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Getting there

The Alpe Cermis cable car station is located between the waterfall of Cavalese and the village Masi di Cavalese.


Parking at the Alpe Cermis cablecar station (valley floor)


46.264962, 11.481127
46°15'53.9"N 11°28'52.1"E
32T 691197 5126479
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14

Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618

Hiking map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.

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Hiking shoes, rain-jacket, water, sun cream.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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