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Distance 15.9 km
7:21 h
890 m
1,415 m
Take the cable car to Ciampedìe and from there the path no. 540 (45 mins to add to total time) or the chair lifts from Pera di Fassa (20-25 mins to add to total time).From Gardeccia go along the wide dirt road marked path no. 546 up to the Vajolet and Preuss refuges at 2,243 m (1 hour).Next take path no. 584 which climbs up into the upper Vaiolét valley. As you walk, the Catinaccio d’Antermoia (Ciadenac de Antermoa) mountain (3,002 m) becomes increasingly imposing, and eventually you will reach the Passo Principe refuge (2,597 m), which as the name suggests is on the pass (1 hour; 2 hrs).Take the path to the right and climb up by the base of the Catinaccio d’Antermoia (Antermoa). The path is a steep zigzag and soon brings you to the Passo di Antermoia (Antermoia Pass) (2,770 m) (30 mins; 2 hrs 30).Down the other side is the valley of Antermoia with its lake. Legend tells that the witches of Fassa would meet here. At the end of the valley is the Antermoia refuge at 2,497 m (45 mins; 3 hrs 15). Now you take path no. 580 to the Passo Dona (Dona Pass; 2,516 m) and descend to the Val di Dona, first over the scree and then grass. Leave path no. 580 which goes down to Mazzin (Mazin) through the Val Udai, keep left on path no. 578 and cut diagonally across to the Passo delle Ciaregole (Ciaréjoles Pass; 2,282 m).On the other side of the pass is the Val Duron, and the valley floor is reached by way of a path of black volcanic rock which then takes you through an alder wood. Cross the stream at the bottom and turn right on path no. 532 towards the Baita da Lino Brach and then the Micheluzzi refuge at 1,850 m (1 hour 45; 5 hrs).To get to Campitello (Ciampedèl) avoiding in part the busy dirt road, you can take an alternative path. Go downhill from the refuge and cross the stream Ruf de Duron and then go uphill on the opposite bank for 20 metres.Then turn left onto a flat path which is equipped with picnic tables. The path will join the Val Duron dirt road at Pozates, with the reastaurant Baita Fraines, after a fairly steep descent.Follow it now for the rest of the distance to Campitello (45 mins; 5 hrs 45).

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
Highest point
2,769 m
Lowest point
1,428 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) (1,953 m)
46.447153, 11.639890
46°26'49.8"N 11°38'23.6"E
32T 702756 5147117



Turn-by-turn directions

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 descend Val Duron to Campitello (path no. 532; eventual pay shuttle bus service from Micheluzzi refuge); return to Pera or Vigo di Fassa by bus. Only the route from Gardeccia to Vajolet Refuge is suitable for families with children; the path is walkable with toddler-carrier/backpack too.



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).


46.447153, 11.639890
46°26'49.8"N 11°38'23.6"E
32T 702756 5147117
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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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15.9 km
7:21 h
890 m
1,415 m
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