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Dolomiti Trek King - Short Experience

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4-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 57.4 km
21:30 h
3,050 m
4,180 m
Fascinating organised trek in 4 stages along the paths of Val di Fassa, from refuge to refuge. Ascend to dizzy heights each day following itineraries of unique beauty. The Dolomiti Trek King is so named on account of the legendary king of the many fairytales set among these enchanted mountains, thus defined due to their spectacular colours and amazing views. Places almost bewitched where a slow walk rewards you with emotions, perceptions and sounds from forgotten times which belong to a dimension so far from reality that they are almost impossible to describe... come and live it! 

The holiday package (3 nights stay) includes:

  • 4 self guided hiking tours;
  • 3 overnight stays in refuge during the hiking tours with half board treatment;
  • 1 daily lift pass "Terrace of the Dolomites";
  • 1 cotton sheet sleeping bag.

Author’s recommendation

Stage 1: Canazei > Pian dei Fiacconi (Marmolada)

Stage 2: Pian dei Fiacconi (Marmolada) > Contrin Refuge

Stage 3: Contrin Refuge > Buffaure

Stage 4: Buffaure > Pozza di Fassa

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Update: January 30, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,626 m
Lowest point
1,309 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)

Phone +39 0462 609500

info@fassa.com

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

Start

Canazei (1,448 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.474296, 11.774769
DMS
46°28'27.5"N 11°46'29.2"E
UTM
32T 713009 5150488
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Destination

Pozza di Fassa

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour counts 4 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.

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 - Passo San Pellegrino - 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

DD
46.474296, 11.774769
DMS
46°28'27.5"N 11°46'29.2"E
UTM
32T 713009 5150488
w3w 
///malting.reels.proof
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hiking Map - Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa

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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
57.4 km
Duration
21:30 h
Ascent
3,050 m
Descent
4,180 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Botanical highlights Flora and fauna Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip Summit route Dog-friendly Exposed sections Secured passages Linear route Ridge traverse

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  • 4 Stages
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 15.2 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 928 m
Descent 676 m

Stage 1 from Canazei to Pian dei Fiacconi. 4-day self guided hiking tour at high altitude, from refuge to refuge. Discover the Dolomites in Val di ...

from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 14.7 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 562 m
Descent 1,201 m

Stage 2 from Pian dei Fiacconi to Contrin Refuge. 4-day self guided hiking tour at high altitude, from refuge to refuge. Discover the Dolomites in ...

from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
Distance 13.4 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 993 m
Descent 852 m

Stage 3 from Contrin Refuge to Baita Cuz Refuge. 4-day self guided hiking tour at high altitude, from refuge to refuge. Discover the Dolomites in ...

from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 4
Distance 14.1 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 530 m
Descent 1,413 m

Stage 4 from Baita Cuz Refuge to Pozza. 4-day self guided hiking tour at high altitude, from refuge to refuge. Discover the Dolomites in Val di ...

from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
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