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CIAMPEDIE - RODA DI VAEL REFUGE - CIGOLADE PASS - GARDECCIA

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Distance 14.9 km
6:56 h
783 m
792 m
2,513 m
1,932 m
Take the cable car to Ciampedìe (1,998 m), make for the Ciampedìe refuge and then go down to the Negritella refuge. Now follow the ski-run (path no. 545) to the left and when you get past the rock wall there is a turning to the right up into the forest. A little bit further on cross the ski slope diagonally and keep on walking in the wood again. The path runs through the trees and the going is easy. You will come to the Rondolae rocks which stick right out into the path. Follow the sign to Malga Vael, that you reach shortly after crossing the stream. Take the dirt road uphill that leads to the “Buja de Vael”. Keep the left and then begins the climb up towards the Baita Marino Pederiva and Roda di Vael refuge at 2,280 m (2 hrs). Now you take path no. 541 to the right and make your way across the grassy area beneath the Roda de Vael mountain. There is now a fairly difficult climb up the scree and into the gully between the I Mugoni (Mugogn) and the Cigolade (Le Zigolade) mountains. You will then reach the Cigolade Pass (Pas da le Zigolade) (1 hour 30; 3 hrs 30). Go down the opposite side. Initially the path twists and turns down but then becomes flatter. You will cross path no. 550 which leads down to the basin of Gardeccia to the right and up to the Passo Coronelle (Pas da le Coronele) to the left. Keep going until you come to the dirt road which leads to the Vajolet refuge and Preuss refuge. Turn down to the right and you will soon get to the Stella Alpina, Baita Enrosadira and Gardeccia refuges (1 hour 30; 5 hrs). From Gardeccia take the wide, easy path back to Ciampedìe (45 mins; 5 hrs 45).

Author’s recommendation

Transport with lifts.

Only the route from Ciampedìe to Roda di Vael Refuge is suited for families with children (from 6 years); it is walkable with toddler-carrier/backpack.

 

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Update: August 08, 2020
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Highest point
2,513 m
Lowest point
1,932 m
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Safety information

For your hikes in mountain always choose itineraries in accordance with your technical and physical abilities. Consult maps of the area to visit and check the best way to follow. If you walk in group including slower hikers, always calculate longer average times to cover the distances.

Preferably do not hike alone in mountain. Otherwise tell someone the itinerary that you are going to follow and let him know when you are back.Check the weather forecast and, while hiking, constantly pay attention to the evolution of the weather.If you do not feel safe, give up. In mountain, sometimes, it is better to surrender than to face the dangers deriving from bad weather conditions or from difficulties superior to one’s limits. In advance look for alternative itineraries to get back.Bring rubbish back with you. Respect the flora and fauna. Remain on the marked tracks, avoiding to follow shortest ways, in order to avoid causing damages to vegetation and the territory. Respect local cultures andtraditions, always bearing in mind that you are a guest.

Tips and hints

Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa

Strèda Roma, 36

38032 Canazei (TN)

Tel. +39 0462 609500

info@fassa.com

www.fassa.com

Start

CIAMPEDIE (VIGO DI FASSA) (1,990 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.433701, 11.664295
DMS
46°26'01.3"N 11°39'51.5"E
UTM
32T 704681 5145685
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Destination

CIAMPEDIE (VIGO DI FASSA)

Turn-by-turn directions

The point of departure for this lovely excursion in the Catinaccio group is Ciampedìe (1,998 m), a natural terrace that dominates the town of Vigo di Fassa. Ciampedìe is easily reached by cableway. Parking is right beside the valley station of the cableway.

The itinerary ends at Gardeccia. You return to Ciampedìe on foot along the wide and easy path no. 540 (45 mins). Only the route from Ciampedìe to Roda di Vael Refuge is suited for families with children (from 6 years); it is walkable with toddler-carrier/backpack.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Regular bus service operated by the bus company Trentino Trasporti in Val di Fassa:

bus line n. 101 Canazei - Cavalese - Trento

bus line n. 104 Cavalese - Ora - Trento

bus line n. 123 Moena - San Pellegrino Pass - Falcade

Regular bus service operated by the bus company SAD in Val di Fassa:

bus line n. 180 Pozza di Fassa - Vigo di Fassa - Passo Carezza - Bolzano

bus line n. 471 Dolomites Passes (Sella Pass, Gardena Pass, Campolongo Pass, Pordoi Pass, Fedaia Pass). Only in summer

Getting there

Main access points  to Val di Fassa, coming from the A22, Modena-Brennero motorway:

- Ora / Egna exit, S.S. 48 delle Dolomiti - San Lugano Pass - Val di Fiemme - Val di Fassa (distance 45 km). At the roundabout in Moena, follow the direction of Canazei upwards;

- Bolzano Nord exit, S.S. 241 Grande Strada delle Dolomiti - Carezza Pass -Vigo di Fassa (distance 40 km). From Vigo follow direction Canazei upwards or the direction Soraga di Fassa and Moena downwards;

Other accesses to the Val di Fassa:

- from the A27 motorway (Venice), Belluno / Ponte nelle Alpi exit, then take S.S. 203 to Agordo and S.P. 346 to San Pellegrino Pass - Moena (Val di Fassa). At the roundabout in Moena, follow the direction of Canazei upwards;

- from the A27 motorway (Venice), exit Belluno / Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo / Alleghe / Rocca Pietore first and S.P.641 to Fedaia Pass - Canazei;

- coming from Arabba, S.S.48 Pordoi Pass - Canazei;

- from Val Gardena, S.S.242 Passo Sella - Canazei.

Parking

Parking is right beside the valley station of the cableway.

Coordinates

DD
46.433701, 11.664295
DMS
46°26'01.3"N 11°39'51.5"E
UTM
32T 704681 5145685
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Equipment

Wear adequate clothing, footwear and equipment suitable for the length and grade of difficulty of trail to be taken. Always try to be self-sufficient and carry with you the necessary to face possible emergency situations and a first aid kit.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • 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
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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
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Difficulty
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Distance
14.9 km
Duration
6:56 h
Ascent
783 m
Descent
792 m
Highest point
2,513 m
Lowest point
1,932 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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