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  • La Val Fiorentina con il Pelmo e il Civetta
    La Val Fiorentina con il Pelmo e il Civetta
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Historical and cultural route through the "Fodom" valley, along the old iron route
Distance 15.5 km
5:40 h
987 m
572 m
1,762 m
1,338 m
An interesting route that retraces the path of iron in the "Fodom" area recently renovated.

This route connects "Colle S. Lucia", where the mineral was mined and where the administration of the mines was based, with the castle of "Andraz", near which the smelting furnace was located. Along the route there will be different information panels to highlight the history of the area and the surrounding nature.

The route puts the tourist in contact with a typical Alpine landscape with woods, pastures and wooden barns.

Author’s recommendation

Don't miss a visit to "Fursil" mines and to "Andraz" castle.

"The vademecum of the sustainable hiker":

  • choose the route according to your physical and technical abilities
  • before the start, read up on the route you intend to take (distances, height difference, hours spent, springs, fountains, refuges, lifts, bivouacs, etc.).
  • check the condition of the chosen path
  • never undertake a hike alone
  • always take the rubbish back to the village
  • please stay on the marked trails
  • please be quiet
  • do not pick up stones or minerals
  • do not feed animals
  • do not light fires
  • do not pick up flowers or plants
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Update: March 19, 2022
Highest point
1,762 m
Lowest point
1,338 m
Best time of year

Safety information

There is no rest stop along the way, so you should take water and food with you.

Always let someone know where you are going and the approximate duration of the hike and avoid going alone.

The telephone number in case of emergency is 112 or 118 (ambulance).

Tips and hints

Before the start, it is reccomended to get informed about the weather, which changes rapidly in the mountains, and the conditions of the route.


Center of "Selva di Cadore" (1,338 m)
46.451404, 12.034703
46°27'05.1"N 12°02'04.9"E
33T 272269 5148476


"Andraz" castle

Turn-by-turn directions

From the centre of "Selva di Cadore", head towards the ascending road that leads to "Santa Fosca" and, after the crest of the hill, turn left at the crossroads for "Rova" and "Zardin". After passing this last group of houses, the road becomes a dirt track and continues towards "Giau" pass.

As soon as you meet the main road again, descend the hairpin bends of the pass until you reach the crossroads for "Posalz". From here the road becomes gravel again and continues straight on past the hamlets of "Pian" and "Fossal" to arrive at "Ru", where just below there is the possibility of visiting a mine.

If you continue straight on, you will reach the panoramic hamlet of "Canazei", from where you can enjoy a splendid view of "Colle Santa Lucia", the mountain of "Pore" and the "Fiorentina" valley with "Pelmo" and "Civetta".

The road continues and, after bypassing the hamlet of "Colcuc", enters the woods and then comes out at "Col di Larzonei", another viewpoint. From here it goes back into the wood and a little above the village of "Cernadoi" you reach the hamlet of "Castello", the last stage of the excursion, where you can admire and visit the "Castello di Andraz".

The return journey can be made on the same road as the outward journey.


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Getting there

By car
  • From Innsbruck A22 Brennero highway to the Bressanone tool booth, continue through the Pusteria valley, Badia valley and the Campolongo Pass
  • From Verona/Milan A22 Brennero highway up to Egna Ora tool booth, continue for Fiemme valley, Fassa valley, Pordoi Pass and Arabba
  • From Venice A27 highwayway tool booth Belluno follow the Agordina 203 to Agordo and Caprile.

By train

Nearest railway stations

  • Belluno - 70 km
  • Brunico - 48 km
  • Ponte Gardena - 51 km

By bus

By plane

  • Venice Treviso/Venice Marco Polo - 160/170 km
  • Innsbruck - 140 km
  • Verona - 270 km
  • Milan Bergamo/Milan Malpensa - 310/400 km


Free parking is available near the Church of "Selva di Cadore".


46.451404, 12.034703
46°27'05.1"N 12°02'04.9"E
33T 272269 5148476
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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The hiker's kit:

  • waterproof backpack or backpack with waterproof cover (not too big if the hike is short)
  • topographic map (or a local map with recommended paths)
  • compass and altimeter (or a sports watch)
  • binoculars
  • water bottles
  • energy bars or snacks
  • chocolate
  • sandwiches (or lunch in a mountain hut)
  • breathable t-shirt
  • substitute T-shirt (preferably breathable)
  • sweatshirt or pile
  • windproof and waterproof jacket
  • shorts
  • long trousers
  • long socks (long or mid-calf)
  • multi - sport boots soft and snug on the ankle
  • light hat/headband
  • anti-glare sunglasses
  • sun cream
  • telescopic poles
  • first aid kit (plasters, disinfectant, gauzes, etc.)

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15.5 km
5:40 h
987 m
572 m
Highest point
1,762 m
Lowest point
1,338 m
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