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From La Villa to the Puez Nature Park – UNESCO World Heritage

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  • Puez
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    Photo: Freddy Planinschek, Tourist Association Alta Badia
  • Puez
    / Puez
    Photo: Freddy Planinschek, Tourist Association Alta Badia
  • / Puez
    Photo: Freddy Planinschek, Tourist Association Alta Badia
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closed
moderate
Distance 6.7 km
3:25 h
812 m
117 m
2,545 m
1,782 m
A mountain tour that starting in La Villa, crosses the entire eastern end of the Nature Park Puez-Odle. The Puez plateau, likened by many to a lunar landscape, is also famed for the beauty and variety of its mountain flora.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,545 m
Lowest point
1,782 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.588152, 11.886617
DMS
46°35'17.3"N 11°53'11.8"E
UTM
32T 721132 5163446
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the Gardenaccia chairlift top station (1782 m), head north then go uphill on the left following trail no. 5, that climbs steeply through Alpine pines to a saddle. After some uphill and downhill stretches under the craggy faces of the Gherdenacia mountain, you will finally arrive at the plateau and at the Ütia Gardenacia hut (2051 m) (45min.). Continue uphill on trail no. 11 then turn into no. 15 on the left. After climbing over several rocky sections, you will come to the Forcela de Gherdenacia notch. Cross the slightly downhill-sloping irregularly-shaped Puez plateau, passing the Col dala Soné mountain, until you meet first trail no. 5, then no. 2 to finally reach, after a gentle climb, the Ütia de Puez hut (2475 m) (3h 25min.). You
can return by the same path (3h 30min.), or by taking trail no. 2 and no. 4 to descend to Colfosco (2h 25min.).

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

*By car

  • Coming from Innsbruck: take the A 13 and the A 22 toll motorway and exit at Bressanone/Brixen, following the signs to Brunico/Bruneck along the Val Pusteria/Pustertal road as far as San Lorenzo/St.Lorenzen. Follow the signs to Val Badia/Gadertal 
  • Coming from Verona-Bolzano: take the A 22, exit at Bressanone/Brixen and continue as above

*By train

The nearest train stations are:

  • Brunico - 37 Km
  • Bolzano (via Passo Gardena) - 72 Km (via Brunico) – 100 Km
  • Connection train station – Alta Badia by the local bus SAD: www.sad.it

*By air

  • Innsbruck - 130 km
  • Munich – 330 km
  • Venice Treviso / Venice Marco Polo – 180 / 200 km
  • Verona – 213 km
  • Milan Bergamo / Milan Malpensa - 310 /400 km
  • Information airport transfer: www.suedtirolbus.it - www.cortinaexpress.it

Coordinates

DD
46.588152, 11.886617
DMS
46°35'17.3"N 11°53'11.8"E
UTM
32T 721132 5163446
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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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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.7 km
Duration
3:25 h
Ascent
812 m
Descent
117 m
Highest point
2,545 m
Lowest point
1,782 m

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