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Climb to the "Ciaval" peak on the Sas dla Crusc/Santa Croce

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  • Le Ciaval
    / Le Ciaval
    Photo: Alta Badia/Freddy Planinschek, Tourist Association Alta Badia
  • Le Ciaval
    / Le Ciaval
    Photo: Alta Badia/Freddy Planinschek, Tourist Association Alta Badia
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moderate
Distance 13.7 km
6:00 h
985 m
1,605 m
2,908 m
1,427 m
One of the most beautiful hikes in Alta Badia and the Dolomites: Untouched nature, vertical walls soaring skywards which turn red at sunset, a breathtaking view which extends on one side over Badia’s green valley and, on the other the legendary landscape of the Fanes alp, the characteristic Dolomite flora, marmot squirrels and chamoix goats, all combine to make this a truly unforgettable walk. 
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moderate
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Highest point
2,908 m
Lowest point
1,427 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.614258, 11.936812
DMS
46°36'51.3"N 11°56'12.5"E
UTM
32T 724869 5166489
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Turn-by-turn directions

From Badia ascend with chair lift and cable car to the La Crusc/S.Croce sanctuary (2045 m). From here, take trail nr. 7 and head east then turn south and pass through the groups of mugo pines and scree, reaching the rocky slopes. Steel cables are there to help to get over the precipices. The hike continues rapidly gaining height, climbing over ledges and scree-covered slopes until you reach the Ju dla Crusc ridge (2598 m) (1h 30min.). At this point, leave path nr. 7 heading left along the ridge. Follow trail nr. 7B right up to the highest point of the tour, the peak Le Ciaval (2907 m) (2h 35min.). From here, you can enjoy an awesome panorama out over the entire world of the Dolomites. The return is on the same path down to the ridge. Proceed on trail nr. 7 to the east towards Fanes. After 200 m, continue on trail nr. 12B towards the Forcela de Medesc notch (2533 m) (1h 30min.). From here, follow westwards trail nr. 12 down to the Val de Medesc valley. After the first extremely steep section over scree, the walk continues pleasantly through woods, meadows and pastures, skirting farms and little villas until you come to the village of La Villa (2h 30min.).

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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
46.614258, 11.936812
DMS
46°36'51.3"N 11°56'12.5"E
UTM
32T 724869 5166489
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Equipment

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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.7 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
985 m
Descent
1,605 m
Highest point
2,908 m
Lowest point
1,427 m

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