A historical path whose name derives from the trades that took place along the route in ancient times.
Departure from "Arabba" with the "Porta Vescovo" cable car, which takes you to an altitude of 2500 m, from here take path 601, which continues in an easy descent along the ridge of the "Fedaia" pass towards "Pordoi".
The route develops with medium altitude difficulties, but always remains at high altitude in a unique landscape; below the "Fedaia" lake overlooked by the imposing "Marmolada" glacier, in front of the "Sella" group with "Sass Becè", "Sasso Lungo" and "Sasso Piatto". Once in Pordoi, we recommend a visit to the World War Museum and the Germanic Ossuary.
From the "Pordoi" pass, we recommend you take the "Fodom" cable car down to "Pont de Vauz" and from there walk for another 40 minutes towards "Arabba" along a path through meadows and pastures, where you may encounter cows or marmots.
Don't miss a visit to Germanic Ossuary, the burial place of countless soldiers of the Great War.
"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
Slightly exposed initial section.
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.
Getting thereBy 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, Arabba
- From Venice A27 highwayway tool booth Belluno follow the Agordina 203 to Agordo, Caprile, Arabba
Nearest railway stations
- Belluno - 70 km
- Brunico - 48 km
- Ponte Gardena - 51 km
- Brunico - 47 Km connection by SAD line www.sad.it
- Belluno - 70 km - connected by the Dolomitibus www.dolomitibus.it
- Venice Treviso/Venice Marco Polo - 160/170 km
- Innsbruck - 140 km
- Verona - 270 km
- Milan Bergamo/Milan Malpensa - 310/400 km
ParkingFree parking is available near the "Porta Vescovo" and near the Church of "Arabba".
Book recommendations for this region:
Recommended maps for this region:
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)
- water bottles
- energy bars or snacks
- sandwiches (or lunch in a mountain hut)
- breathable t-shirt
- substitute T-shirt (preferably breathable)
- sweatshirt or pile
- windproof and waterproof jacket
- 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.)
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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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.