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Excursion to the Stevia hut along the forcella Piza until the refuge Firenze

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moderate
Distance 9.9 km
4:00 h
902 m
884 m
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1,742 m
Stevia is the mountain which is situated above Selva. It's located on the sunny side of Selva and on the top you will have a spectacular view of the whole valley. Here you pass several small lakes, where you can load a short break and relax in pure nature and will leave the stress behind.
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
0 m
Lowest point
1,742 m

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.564115, 11.751549
DMS
46°33'50.8"N 11°45'05.6"E
UTM
32T 710879 5160406
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the Daunëi parking place go uphill until you reach the sign in direction Stevia. Turn left uphill and after about 5 minutes you will see a sign indicating the start of the path. First through woods, the path climbs steeply in several curves along a well-developed path. The higher you get, the more impressive are the views down to Selva Val Gardena, Sassolungo and Passo Sella. Over a stony path, you head towards the timberline until you finally reach the rock faces. A stepped path now leads uphill in further bends below the impressive south faces until finally the Cir peaks and the walls of the Val de Chedul are visible at the highest point of the path. A dead tree marks the beginning of the Steviola plateau, on which sheeps meadows in summer.

On the Steviola plateau: the landmark of the small plateau, which slopes steeply to the west, south and east, is the cross with a figure of Christ and which a bench invites you to rest.

Descent over the Forcella di San Silvestro: we continue around a hill and then a few meters downhill into the Forcella di San Silvestro. Caution: The exposed climb is not secured. Through a cattle gate you reach the branch to Stevia hut (approx. 15 min. walk uphill).

Back on path 17 you descend over the southwest slope of the mountain in a big bend, stairs and steel ropes facilitate the descent in the upper part. A well-marked and recognisable path leads to the stairs in a further arch over gravel fields at the foot of the walls of Montijela (2644) around the upper end of the valley basin to the pastures of the Stevia alp. The path leads over the grassy slopes to the Forcella della Piza. From here it takes about 1 hour to reach the Rifugio Firenze along the path 17B, stairs and rope insurances make the descent easier. From the Rifugio Firenze you go downhill on footpath no. 1 and at the crossroad turn left on path no. 3 in the direction of the Juac hut. From the Juac hut you return to the Daunëi car park.

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Getting there

From Selva in direction Daunëi until the parking spot Sciuz. From Selva you reach the parking spot either by bus 357 or by car.

Coordinates

DD
46.564115, 11.751549
DMS
46°33'50.8"N 11°45'05.6"E
UTM
32T 710879 5160406
w3w 
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Equipment

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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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Sefan Linders
July 30, 2020 · Community
Great hike with beautiful views, half of it through the woods. Best hike of our week! Little traffic. There’s some pretty steep parts up and down, where good shoes or hiking poles will be helpful. Good lunch at Stevia hutte.
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Great view, this is at first part of the hike with the steeper up part.
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Near start of the hike
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Rob Meier
September 04, 2019 · Community
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Mittwoch, 4. September 2019 17:54:28
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Mittwoch, 4. September 2019 17:55:02
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Oliver Henrich 
June 19, 2018 · Community
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When did you do this route? June 19, 2018
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Great view, this is at first part of the hike with the steeper up part.
Near start of the hike
Mittwoch, 4. September 2019 17:54:28
Mittwoch, 4. September 2019 17:55:02
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.9 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
902 m
Descent
884 m
Lowest point
1,742 m

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