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Distance 6.3 km
3:16 h
857 m
292 m
This is the best of all the hikes in the Catinaccio area, but it is quite difficult and must only be contemplated when good weather is certain. From Gardeccia take path no. 583 which sets off from the little wooden bridge not far from the Gardeccia refuge. The path winds its way up through the vegetation, round the Gran Fermada which is an offshoot of the Gran Cront. You will leave the woods to cross a wide gully, and then a layer of volcanic rock. Next you follow the stream for a while, and the climb begins with a scramble over the scree and then over the rocks with the help of a metal safety cord and (Via Ferrata delle Scalette). You will then reach the Passo delle Scalette (Pas de le Sćialete) at 2,416 m (2 hrs). Take the path to the right along the wall around the area called Lèch Sech and then enter the valley of Laussa. Keep going uphill through the heart of the Larséch group to the Pas de Laussa at 2,711 m (1 hour 30; 3 hrs 30). The desolate area known as Lasté de Antermoa is an uneven plateau from which the lake of Antermoia is visible just before the steep descent to the Antermoia refuge (30 mins; 4 hrs). You can choose to go down via the Val Udai on path no. 580 (2 hrs 15), or the Val di Dona on path no. 580 and no. 577 (2 hrs 30), or the Val Duron on path no. 578 and no. 532 (2 hrs 45). See walks no. 2/l, 2/m and 3/d.

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Transport with lifts
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Update: July 22, 2020
Highest point
2,701 m
Lowest point
1,891 m
Best time of year

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


GARDECCIA (Pozza di Fassa) (1,954 m)
46.447527, 11.640020
46°26'51.1"N 11°38'24.1"E
32T 702765 5147159


ANTERMOIA REFUGE (Catinaccio d'Antermoia)

Turn-by-turn directions

The excursion starts from Gardeccia (1.949 m). The Gardeccia valley can be reached in two ways: from Ciampedìe (from Vigo di Fassa you go up to Ciampedìe in the cableway and then walk along path no. 540; parking is right beside the valley station of the cableway) or from Pera di Fassa by pay shuttle bus (departure from the car park by the Vajolet chair lift).

You can follow Val di Dona downhill to Fontanazzo (path no. 577; 1 hour 45), Val Udai to Mazzin (path no. 580; 2 hrs 15) or Val Duron to Campitello (path no. 578 and no. 532; eventual pay shuttle bus service from Micheluzzi refuge). Return to Pera or Vigo di Fassa by bus.


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 is right beside the valley station of the cable car (Vigo) or of the "Vajolet" chair lift (Pera).


46.447527, 11.640020
46°26'51.1"N 11°38'24.1"E
32T 702765 5147159
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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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