Easy loop tour to the "Sas da Mesodì", a little-visited peak with a splendid panorama of the Val di Fassa.
Distance 9 km
Highest point2,279 m
Lowest point1,366 m
From Moena reach the “Ronchi” area ("I Ronc") and take "Lusia" gondolas. Then take path no. 614, approximately following the ski slope; descending along a steep path, reach the basin at the foot of mount "Viezzena". Shortly after the junction to path no. 622, the route heads west and reaches "Sforcela de Pozil", at 2,151 m. To carry on to the top of "Sas da Mesodì", you need to go slightly downhill, then turn right along a path which, through grassy slopes, climbs up to the crest which joins "Col de Poza" to "Sas da Mesodì". The actual peak is at 2,299 m and can be reached by following the path. For the best view of Moena and the lower part of Val di Fassa, you should go down a few meters to reach mountain’s ridge. To get back to "Valbona", follow "Troi dei Soldai" (Soldier’s Path), which descends steeply eastwards and, following its wide turns, exit the wood close to the gondola’s middle station.
The Chalet Valbona and the Malga Pozza (dairy) are the only refreshment places in the area. There are no huts or shelters at altitude. The route can also be done anticlockwise.
Along the descent from "Sas da Mesodì" (2300 m) to "Valbona", trenches from the First World War are still visible.
The itinerary leaves from the midway station of the "Lusia" cabin lift (1,820 m). "Valbona" is reached:
by lifts (from Moena by car or public transport to "Ronchi", about 3,5 km. Convenient and ample parking at the valley station of the lifts);
on foot from Moena; from "Piaz de Ramon" square you go up "Strada de Longiarif" to obliquely cross the San Pellegrino national road and then take the forest road that climbs steeply up to the La Rezila Refuge (1 hour 30 to be added to total time);
on foot along the easy 2 km walk from Moena that goes up in the direction of Someda, then continue to "Ronchi", where you get the cabin lift to "Valbona" (1 hour 15 to be added to total time).
For the return you can: take the cabin lift, walk down along the forest road that leads to the valley cabin lift station in "Ronchi".
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Public transport lines Trentino Trasporti - Val di Fassa:
line no. 101 Canazei - Cavalese - Trento
line no. 104 Cavalese - Ora - Trento
line no. 123 Moena - San Pellegrino Pass - Falcade
Public transport lines SAD - Val di Fassa:
line no. 180 Pozza di Fassa - Vigo di Fassa - Carezza Pass - Bolzano
line no. 471 Dolomites passes (Sella Pass, Gardena Pass, Campolongo Pass, Pordoi Pass, Fedaia Pass). Service available in summer only
Main access points to the valley coming from A22 Modena-Brennero motorway:
exit Ora/Egna, S.S. 48 delle Dolomiti - San Lugano Pass - Val di Fiemme - Val di Fassa (distance 45 km). At the roundabout in Moena (industrial area), proceed towards Canazei
exit Bolzano Nord, S.S. 241 Grande Strada delle Dolomiti - Carezza Pass - Vigo di Fassa (distance 40 km). From Vigo, head north for Canazei, head south for Soraga di Fassa and Moena
Other access points to Val di Fassa:
from A27 motorway (Venezia), exit Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo and S.P. 346 to San Pellegrino Pass - Moena (Val di Fassa). At the roundabout in Moena, proceed towards Canazei
from A27 motorway (Venezia), exit Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo/Alleghe/Rocca Pietore. S.P. 641 to Fedaia Pass - Canazei
coming from Arabba, S.S. 48 to Pordoi Pass - Canazei
from Val Gardena, S.S. 242 to Sella Pass - Canazei
Free parking at the valley station of the cabin lift.
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.