The hike starts at the Passo Sella which you can easily reach by bus or by private car in about 45 minutes.
We suggest you take the gondola in order to get to the unique Toni Demetz Hut (2679m) that lies peacefully between the Fünffingerspitze Peak and the Sassolungo Mountain. This hut is unique because of the position and the views are specacular! Soak in the thin air before you start walking downhill along trail n.525. This descent is fairly technical and can be difficult, the terrain is uneven and rocky, so please be careful. Keep walking until you reach the Rifugio Vicenza Hut which is set magnificently in the heart of the mountain. Take a short break.
Afterwards walk downhill a little further until you find trail n.527 to your left. From this junction, follow this trail, first via the cirque then along the edge of the forest, at first almost flat and then rising slightly, under the mighty northern face of the Sassopiatto Mountain, to the meadow-covered ridge of Piz da Uridl Peak (2,109 m). Keep left, along the slopes, partially covered in Swiss pines below the broad, southwest scree area of the Sassopiatto, to the Rifugio Sassopiatto Hut. Take a break for lunch here, it is beautifully sunny and the views are great!
After the break, take the Friedrich August Trail n.557 east to an alpine pasture and then through steep grassy slopes first to the private Sandro Pertini Hut, then on to the Friedrich August Hut and a broad, meadow-covered saddle called Forcella di Rodella (2,308 m). From there, it’s a easy descent along a meadow trail to the Passo Sella where you started.