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Stage 6 Dolomiti Trek King - Towards the Roda de Vael

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  • / Panorama dal Rifugio Roda di Vael
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Stage 6 from Gardeccia to Costalunga Pass. 6-day self guided hiking tour at high altitude, from refuge to refuge. Discover the Dolomites in Val di Fassa by walking on its most beautiful peaks!
moderate
Distance 10.6 km
4:30 h
408 m
618 m
From the Gardeccia hollow, take trail no. 540 to "Ciampedìe", which offers a magnificent view over the entire Vajolet Valley. Continue along the path no. 545, also called "Alta Via dei Fassani", which leads to the Baita Marino Pederiva and Roda di Vael refuges (2,280 m). Alternatively, from Ciampedìe, go up to "Pra Martin" and follow the "Vial da le feide" (namely the sheep path) at the foot of the "Cigolade" (the path is very panoramic and presents some slightly exposed stretches). From the "Ciampaz" Saddle, in the nearest of Baita Marino Pederiva Refuge (2,273 m), trail no. 548 descends to the Costalunga Pass. Alternatively, continue along path no. 549 to the monument to Theodor Christomannos, who devised the "Dolomite Road: Bolzano, Cortina, Dobbiaco", and then follow path no. 539 to the Paolina Refuge. From here, make your way down to the Costalunga Pass walking on path no. 552 or taking the chair lift. You can then return to Val di Fassa by the bus service SAD.

Author’s recommendation

6-day self guided hiking tour at high altitude, from refuge to refuge. Stage 6: Towards the Roda de Vael. From Gardeccia to Costalunga Pass. 
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Update: February 03, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,290 m
Lowest point
1,750 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

The holiday package (7 nights stay) includes:
  • 6 self guided hiking tours;
  • 2 overnight stays in Dolomiti Walking Hotel (first and last night) with half board treatment;
  • 5 overnight stays in refuge during the hiking tours with half board treatment;
  • 1 cotton sheet sleeping bag;
  • PanoramaPass (3 days in 6), valid for the mountain lifts.

 

Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa

Strèda Roma, 36

38032 Canazei (TN)

Phone +39 0462 609500

info@fassa.com

www.fassa.com/en/Dolomiti-Panorama-Trek

Start

Gardeccia (1,960 m)
Coordinates:
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46.447733, 11.639393
DMS
46°26'51.8"N 11°38'21.8"E
UTM
32T 702716 5147180
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Destination

Karerpass

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour counts 6 stages on well-indicated CAI-SAT paths. From any point, it is possible to descend to the valley and, thanks to the shuttle service, the mountain lifts or the public means, easily get back to the departure.

From Gardeccia take path no. 540 to Ciampedìe (1,998 m), which offers a magnificent view of the entire Vajolet Valley.

From the Paolina Refuge, make your way down to the Costalunga Pass walking on path no. 552 or taking the chair lift. You can then return to Val di Fassa by the bus service SAD.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Regular bus service operated by the bus company Trentino Trasporti in Val di Fassa:
  • bus line no. 101 Canazei - Cavalese - Trento
  • bus line no. 104 Cavalese - Ora - Trento
  • bus line no. 123 Moena - San Pellegrino Pass - Falcade

Regular bus service operated by the bus company SAD in Val di Fassa:

  • bus line no. 180 Pozza di Fassa - Vigo di Fassa - Passo Carezza - Bolzano
  • bus line no. 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 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.

Parking

Parking: www.fassa.com/EN/How-to-get-here

Coordinates

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46.447733, 11.639393
DMS
46°26'51.8"N 11°38'21.8"E
UTM
32T 702716 5147180
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hiking Map - Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa

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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.

Number of mountain lifts to take: 1 (chair lift Paolina).


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.6 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
408 m
Descent
618 m
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