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GARDECCIA - VAIOLÉT TOWERS - SANTER PASS

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Distance 3.7 km
2:14 h
787 m
3 m
2,726 m
1,939 m
To get to Gardeccia you can take the cable car from Vigo and then path no. 540 (in this case you should add 45 mins to the total time), or the chairlifts from Pera and then the forest road to Gardeccia (25 mins to total time). From Gardeccia take the dirt road marked path no. 546 and head for the Vaiolét valley, and the rocks known as the Porte Neigre.You will come to the path from the Passo da le Zigolade (no. 541) and you will soon reach the Preuss and Vajolet refuges at 2,243 m (1 hour). Next take path no. 584 to the Passo Principe (Principe Pass) but then turn left almost immediately to begin the climb up towards the Vaiolét towers (path no. 542). When you arrive you will find the re Alberto I refuge at 2,621 m (1 hour; 2 hrs).The basin is called the Gartl and is formed by the Vaiolét towers, the north face of the Catinaccio (Ciadenac) and the Crode di Re Laurino mountains. Now take the easy path across the scree to the Santner Pass (30 mins; 2 hrs 30).

Author’s recommendation

Transport with lifts
Only the route from Gardeccia to Vajolet Refuge is suitable for families with children; the path is walkable with toddler-carrier/backpack too.

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Update: July 22, 2020
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2,726 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

GARDECCIA (Pozza di Fassa) (1,939 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.447134, 11.641384
DMS
46°26'49.7"N 11°38'29.0"E
UTM
32T 702871 5147119
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Destination

SANTNER PASS (Catinaccio-Rosengarten mountains)

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, 45 mins; parking is right beside the valley station of the cableway) or from Pera di Fassa (by chair lifts Vajolet I/II and then on foot, 25 mins; car park by the chair lift).

You return to Gardeccia by way of the same route. Follow the directions of outbound walk to return to Vigo or Pera di Fassa. Only the route from Gardeccia to Vajolet Refuge is suitable for families with children; the path is walkable with toddler-carrier/backpack too.

 

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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 cable car (Vigo) or of the "Vajolet" chair lift (Pera).

Coordinates

DD
46.447134, 11.641384
DMS
46°26'49.7"N 11°38'29.0"E
UTM
32T 702871 5147119
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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.

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October 14, 2020 · Community
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July 21, 2019 · Community
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Distance
3.7 km
Duration
2:14 h
Ascent
787 m
Descent
3 m
Highest point
2,726 m
Lowest point
1,939 m
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