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On Sassongher mountain

Badia (Abtei)
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Informationen zur Tour On Sassongher mountain

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    5:45 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    800 m
  • Altitude
    800 m
  • Max. height
    2520 m
The rocky landmark of Corvara and Kolfuschg seems impossible to conquer: Sassongher, rising like a watchtower above the Corvara valley, forms the south-eastern corner of the Puez group. It is part of the Puez-Geisler nature reserve. The route offers a special mountain experience for sure-footed hikers.


The walk up the Sassongher starts as you enter the Edelweiss valley at Kolfschug in Alta Badia (car park). Track No. 4 takes you into the Edelweiss valley. Walk past an inn with the same name, then left on to a track marked No. 7 which rises steeply (keep to the right at all times) to the Sassongher slopes. The path leads up to the Sassongher gorge which marks the beginning of the summit area. Approach the summit from the north via some narrow bends, an easy "ferrata" must be done. For the descent, follow the same route.

Starting point

parking area at valley station "Col Pradat".

Target point

parking area at valley station "Col Pradat".


Mountain experience, surefootedness and a head for heights are essential.


Kolfuschg, at the entrance to Edelweiss valley.

Public transportation

By bus from Bolzano to Kolfuschg or by train from Bolzano to Waidbruck then by bus to Kolfuschg.


Through Gader valley or via Grödnerjoch to Kolfuschg (Alta Badia/Hochabtei) then on to Edelweiss valley.

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