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CIRCULAR WALK: SASSO PIATTO AND SASSOLUNGO

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Distance 17.6 km
7:22 h
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This is a long walk and is usually divided into two distinct walks (the Sasso Piatto circular walk and the Sassolungo circular walk - to easen the path you can take the Sassolungo cabin lift up to the Sassolungo saddle to walk downhill to Vicenza refuge where you go on on the left or on the right depending on the tour). By using the lift, as there are no great climbs involved, they can, in fact, be combined to make a really exciting day’s hiking.You must, however, be certain of good weather before setting off. The starting point is the Sela Rodela (Rodella Pass), which can be reached via the Col Rodella cable car in Campitello and then a 15-minute walk (add to total time) down the north face of the Col Rodella mountain. Otherwise you can take the car to the Passo Sella Dolomiti Mountain Resort refuge (2,180 m), and then walk along the dirt road marked path no. 557 southwards to the Sela Rodela (Rodela Pass) (40 mins to add to total time). Set off on path no. 557 and 557/4 which is mainly flat.You will come to the Friedrich August refuge at 2,298 m, the Sandro Pertini refuge at 2,300 m, and then the Sasso Piatto refuge at 2,300 m (2 hrs). Next you go downhill to the fork where path no. 527 begins.Take the right-hand path to stay at the same altitude as far as the Piz da Uridl and then go down into the western catchment basin of the Sassolungo.There is now a climb towards to Vicenza refuge (2,253 m) (1 hour 30; 3 hrs 30), but half way up you cross to the other side of the gully and take path no. 526. You will come to an area of crumbly red rock and then you reach the grassy saddle of Piz Ciaulonch. Go on through the labyrinth of rocks and then you will reach a small pond.Go up the slope and you will suddenly sight the Comici refuge at 2,154 m (1 hour 30; 5 hrs). The next path is no. 526, a wide easy track which will take you through the meadows and past the woods and finally through the Città dei Sassi (City of Stones).You will come out at the Passo Sella Dolomiti Mountain resort refuge at 2,180 m (1 hour; 6 hrs). If you took the cable car to reach Col Rodella you can complete the circle by taking the path which leaves the main road 200 m uphill from the Passo Sella Dolomiti Mountain Resort refuge and in about 1 hour you will get to the cable car station.

Author’s recommendation

Transport with lifts
The route from Sella Pass to Comici Refuge and from Col Rodella to Sasso Piatto Refuge is suited for families with children; it is walkable with toddler-carrier/backpack too (no strollers).

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Update: May 31, 2019
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Highest point
2,394 m
Lowest point
1,951 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

Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa

Strèda Roma, 36

38032 Canazei (TN)

Tel. +39 0462 609500

info@fassa.com

www.fassa.com

Start

COL RODELLA (Campitello di Fassa) (2,385 m)
Coordinates:
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46.495662, 11.751540
DMS
46°29'44.4"N 11°45'05.5"E
UTM
32T 711143 5152800
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Destination

COL RODELLA (Campitello di Fassa)

Turn-by-turn directions

The excursion can be done either clockwise or anticlockwise. There are two departure points: Col Rodella and Passo Sella Mountain Resort:

  • from Campitello you go up to Col Rodella by cableway (parking is near the valley cableway station). From there you can descend towards the Salei Refuge/Passo Sella Mountain Resort or towards the Friedrich August Refuge, where the famous panoramic Friedrich August Weg path starts;
  • from the Passo Sella Mountain Resort (pay parking during the summer months) you can continue towards "Città dei Sassi"/Comici Refuge or go up in the direction of the Salei Refuge and Col Rodella.


The route from Sella Pass to Comici Refuge and from Col Rodella to Sasso Piatto Refuge is suited for families with children; it is walkable with toddler-carrier/backpack too (no strollers).

You return to Campitello (by cableway from Col Rodella) or to the Passo Sella Mountain Resort.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

bus line n. 101 Canazei - Cavalese - Trento

bus line n. 104 Cavalese - Ora - Trento

bus line n. 123 Moena - San Pellegrino Pass - Falcade

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

bus line n. 180 Pozza di Fassa - Vigo di Fassa - Passo Carezza - Bolzano

bus line n. 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, Modena-Brennero motorway:

- Ora / Egna exit, S.S. 48 delle Dolomiti - San Lugano Pass - 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 - Carezza Pass -Vigo di Fassa (distance 40 km). From Vigo follow direction Canazei upwards or the direction Soraga di Fassa and Moena downwards;

Other accesses to the Val di Fassa:

- from the A27 motorway (Venice), Belluno / Ponte nelle Alpi exit, then take S.S. 203 to Agordo and S.P. 346 to San Pellegrino Pass - Moena (Val di Fassa). At the roundabout in Moena, follow the direction of Canazei upwards;

- from the A27 motorway (Venice), exit Belluno / Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo / Alleghe / Rocca Pietore first and S.P.641 to Fedaia Pass - Canazei;

- coming from Arabba, S.S.48 Pordoi Pass - Canazei;

- from Val Gardena, S.S.242 Passo Sella - Canazei.

Parking

From Campitello: parking is near the valley cableway station.

From the Passo Sella Mountain Resort: pay parking during the summer months

 

Coordinates

DD
46.495662, 11.751540
DMS
46°29'44.4"N 11°45'05.5"E
UTM
32T 711143 5152800
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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.

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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid 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 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.

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August 14, 2019 · Community
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Distance
17.6 km
Duration
7:22 h
Ascent
785 m
Descent
784 m
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