Optional: from here, the Re Alberto I Refuge can be reached in about an hour along path no. 542, to admire the southern slopes of the Torri del Vajolet. Adding further 20 minutes from Re Alberto I Refuge, you can reach Passo Santner Refuge, where the view presents one the most beautiful sights nearby and far off: from the Latemar group to the Weiss- and Schwarzhorn peaks, further to the Brenta group, the Ortler and finally the Swiss- and Austrian Alps. Come then back to the Vajolet and Preuss refuges on the same path.
The itinerary continues north along path no. 584 which first shows the Vajolet valley and then ends up in a steep stretch which takes to the Passo Principe Refuge. As you walk, the Catinaccio d’Antermoia mountain becomes increasingly imposing. From the Principe Pass and refuge go up on path no. 584 until the Antermoia Pass to then flank the western slope of the Catinaccio d’Antermoia. Shortly, you will reach the Antermoia Refuge, where the overnight is planned. This is the heart of the Fassa Dolomites, the Antermoia Valley with its lake, dominated by the magnificent view of the western wall of the Catinaccio d’Antermoia. Total time with detour to the Passo Santner Refuge 6 hours (4 hours without variant).
Safety informationFor 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 hintsThe holiday package (3 nights stay, from September 18th to October 3rd 2021) includes:
- 1 night in Dolomiti Walking Hotel (***/***S) with half board accommodation (double room);
- 3 self guided hiking tours;
- 2 nights in mountain hut with half board accommodation (multiple rooms) and two menus of "The flavour refuges Val di Fassa";
- 1 cotton sheet sleeping bag.
Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa
Strèda Roma, 36
38032 Canazei (TN)
Phone +39 0462 609500
Getting thereMain access points to Val di Fassa, coming from the A22 Brennero motorway:
- Ora/Egna exit, S.S. 48 delle Dolomiti - Passo San Lugano - 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 - Passo Carezza - Val di Fassa (distance 40 km). From Vigo, follow the direction of Canazei upwards or the direction of Soraga and Moena downwards.
Other access routes to Val di Fassa:
- from the A27 (Venezia motorway), Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi exit, then take the S.S. 203 to Agordo and the S.P. 346 to Passo San Pellegrino - Moena (Val di Fassa). At the roundabout in Moena, follow the direction of Canazei upwards;
- from the A27 (Venezia motorway), Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi exit, then take the S.S. 203 to Agordo/Alleghe/Rocca Pietore first and the S.P. 641 to Passo Fedaia - Canazei;
- coming from Arabba, take the S.S. 48 Passo Pordoi - Canazei;
- coming from Val Gardena, take the S.S. 242 Passo Sella - Canazei.
Book recommendation by the author
Book recommendations for this region:
EquipmentWear 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.
Number of mountain lifts to take: 1 (cable car Vigo-Ciampedìe).
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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
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.