The huts in the larch wood: unexpected bucolic glimpses in uncrowded areas. Enjoy the convenience of reaching the highest point with the lifts.
Distance 8.3 km
Highest point2,194 m
Lowest point1,490 m
Long walk mainly downhill for those who want to be surrounded by silence and cross pastures and woods mainly in solitude.
We are in fact in an area that is easy to reach, thanks to the access guaranteed by the lifts, but outside the classic hiking circuits. So it won't be strange to do the entire excursion alone.
You will meet various huts during the excursion: from the small Baito dei Sugadoi, equipped in a very simple way as an emergency shelter, to the wonderful old huts nestled in the meadows of Vardabe. Reaching Vardabe pasture means discovering a small miniature rural village: the agglomeration of the ancient barns date back to the late 1700s, protected by a frame of imposing larches.
The views over the Lagorai and the Pale di San Martino are always beautiful, not to mention the fact that you start from Passo Feudo, at the foot of the majestic Latemar Dolomiti Unesco.
The path, mostly downhill, should not lead you to underestimate the difficulty: a minimum of training and endurance are still necessary.
Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
Choose suitable clothes and equipment
Check the weather forecast
Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
In case of emergency call 112
Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.
Reach Passo Feudo from Pampeago with Latemar chairlift and then on path No. 521 or from Predazzo with Latemar MontagnAnimata lifts.
From Passo Feudo descend along the dirt road and just before arriving on the flat stretch, on the left, follow the signs for "Baito Sugadoi" and "Funivie Gardonè". The path cuts across the coast under the refuge, passing under the chairlift.
At a crossroads ignore the signs “Monte Gardonè cableway” and follow the signs for "Baito Sugadoi 0.35 min" and "Funivie Gardonè 2.40 hours".
Continue on the path, first flat and then slightly downhill until you reach the small "Baito dei Sugadoi". The path continues downhill. At the end of the steep section, ignore the forest road on the left and continue downhill, to the right, onto the cobblestone road.
On a curve there are the signs indicating "Malga Baita Gardonè". Take this track that ends in the Dragons Forest (thematic path for families with children) and continue to the right reaching the cable car that leads back to Predazzo.
all notes on protected areas
Bus line Cavalese - Penia has a stop at lift station Latemar MontagnAnimata.
From Cavalese drive direction Val di Fassa. After Predazzo you will find the lifts Latemar MontagnAnimata on your right side.
Big parking area at the lift departure
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Author’s map recommendations
Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14
Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618
Hiking map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.