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Crossing of the "Sella" group

Mountain tour · Sella Group
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  • / Piz Boè
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  • / Il Piz Boè e il gruppo del Sella
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  • / Cartelli Sentieri Piz Boè
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Tran - Sella, which goes from the "Sass Pordoi" over the "Piz Boè" and the "Bec De Roces" to the "Campolongo" pass.
difficult
Distance 12.6 km
6:00 h
1,041 m
1,681 m
Departure from "Arabba" by bus to the "Pordoi" pass, from here take the "Sass Pordoi" cable car to the famous panoramic terrace at 2,950 m above sea level.

From here, continue on trail no. 627 and no. 638 towards "Piz Boè".

Once at the top at 3,152 m, we recommend a break to refresh yourself and admire the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites, with a 360° panorama of rare beauty. Continue along trail no. 638 and no. 637 towards the "Bec de Roces".

When you arrive at the "Bec de Roces", take the chairlift that will take you to the "Campolongo" pass and the bus to return to "Arabba".

If you prefer, you can return to "Arabba" on foot via path no. 637 from "Bec de Roces".

Author’s recommendation

"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: August 05, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
3,140 m
Lowest point
1,599 m
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Safety information

Long excursion to do only with good training and good weather.

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.

 

Start

"Pordoi" Pass (2,239 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.488610, 11.810600
DMS
46°29'19.0"N 11°48'38.2"E
UTM
32T 715703 5152176
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Destination

Center of "Arabba"

Turn-by-turn directions

Clockwise tour: Departure from "Arabba" by bus to the "Pordoi" pass, from there with the "Sass Pordoi" cable car to the famous panoramic terrace at 2,950 m above sea level.

From here, continue on trail no. 627 and no. 638 towards "Piz Boè". Once at the top at 3,152 m, we recommend a break for refreshment and to admire the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites, with a 360° panorama of rare beauty. The route continues along paths n. 638 and n. 637 towards "Bec de Roces".

Once at "Bec de Roces", take the chairlift that will take you to the "Campolongo" pass and the bus to return to "Arabba".

If you prefer, you can return to "Arabba" on foot via path no. 637 from "Bec de Roces".

Anticlockwise tour: from the centre of "Arabba" take the bus up to the "Campolongo" pass and then the "Bec De Roces" chairlift. At the top, take path no. 637 and no. 638 towards "Bec De Roces".

Once you have left these peaks behind, continue on path no. 630 to the summit of "Piz Boè", where it is worth taking a long rest to admire the 360° panorama of the Dolomites.

After descending from the summit, continue towards "Sass Pordoi" where, for the more ambitious, there is the option of descending to the "Pordoi" pass by cable car. If you are not tired yet, you can hike down to the "Pordoi" yoke.

From the pass , the bus will take you back to "Arabba".

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

"Pordoi" and "Campolongo" passes and Arabba, the starting and arrival points of the excursion, relates to the other tourist centers of the Province of Belluno and Trentino - Alto Adige through SAD and "Dolomitibus" extra-urban lines.

Getting there

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

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

Parking

Large open spaces and parking areas at the top of the "Pordoi" pass.

Coordinates

DD
46.488610, 11.810600
DMS
46°29'19.0"N 11°48'38.2"E
UTM
32T 715703 5152176
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Equipment

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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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
12.6 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,041 m
Descent
1,681 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Cableway ascent/descent Refreshment stops available Summit route Geological highlights Botanical highlights Flora and fauna Insider tip Exposed sections Secured passages Ridge traverse

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