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Snowshoeing · Val di Fiemme
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  • Typical mountain hut
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    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
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White pastures, wooden huts, spruce forests and an Austro-Hungarian fort are the ingredients of this excursion with snowshoes.
easy
Distance 8.1 km
3:15 h
330 m
330 m
In summer Forte Dossaccio is a destination for hiking or mountain bike tours. In winter it represents the arrival point of an easy excursion with snowshoes. The climb is constant and undemanding. In the first part of the route you walk in the midst of sunny pastures that offer sweeping views of the Lagorai chain. Then you immerse ourselves in the lush forest of the Paneveggio Natural Park which bears the signs of the Vaia storm (October 2018). Once you reach the fort of the First World War, your gaze will be captured by the Cimon della Pala that stands majestically behind the building.

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More information about Forte Dossaccio

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Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme ND 
Update: April 19, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Forte Dossaccio, 1,830 m
Lowest point
Castelir, 1,501 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The tour is doable even after heavy snowfalls, since there is no avalanche danger.

 

THE 10 RULES FOR HIKERS  

  1. Prepare your itinerary beforehand
  2. Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  3. Choose suitable clothes and equipment
  4. Check the weather forecast
  5. Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
  6. Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  7. If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
  8. Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  9. Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
  10. In case of emergency call 112

Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions from the local Mountain Guides. GPS tracks are merely indicative of the more standard routes but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions. 

Tips and hints

www.guide-alpine.it or www.guidealpinevaldifiemme.it  

Start

Castelir - Bellamonte (1,501 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.310695, 11.689196
DMS
46°18'38.5"N 11°41'21.1"E
UTM
32T 707058 5132083
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Destination

Castelir - Bellamonte

Turn-by-turn directions

Put on your snowshoes and set off on the obvious road that climbs up in the middle of the expanses of snow. The imposing but sparse larches and pine trees do not block the view of the white peaks of the Lagorai chain. The wooden huts crown this characteristic alpine landscape. After this first part the forest becomes denser, blocking the view of the mountains. Once you reach the highest point where the imposing Fort Dossaccio stands, the view opens up again on the Lagorai chain and on the majestic Pale di San Martino.

The return takes place on the same route, with a small, non-mandatory variant.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Ski bus service from Predazzo to Castelir ski lifts (Bellamonte).

Getting there

From Predazzo take the road to Passo Rolle. After passing the village of Bellamonte, turn left onto the road with signs for the "Bellamonte - Alpe Lusia" ski area in Castelir.

Parking

After the first bend there is a parking on the left side.

Coordinates

DD
46.310695, 11.689196
DMS
46°18'38.5"N 11°41'21.1"E
UTM
32T 707058 5132083
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14

Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618

Hiking map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

Warm and waterproof winter clothes. Spare shirt, gloves, wool cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, snacks, hiking shoes and hiking poles.

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister 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 Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • 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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.1 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
330 m
Descent
330 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Cultural/historical interest Insider tip Forest roads
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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