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Distance 5.8 km
2:58 h
719 m
22 m
2,443 m
1,724 m
Leave the car at Pian de Frataces near the Lupo Bianco hotel. Go down towards the hollow which used to be an artificial lake. Cross the Ruf de Antermont and take path no. 655 which actually runs along the forest road Col de la Pica. Go up through the wooden huts and barns at Pradel and then cross the Ruf de Val.Keep going along the edge of the forest until you reach a cross and a bench at Costa Rossa. Turning right you go uphill through the trees and then you will come to a clearing called Pian de Marizanela. Next there is a short steep section just before you reach the basin of Val, an area renowned for its wide variety of alpine flora. At a fork turn left to reach the vaste meadow of Pian de Jiadoes at 2,000 m (45 mins). Cross it going then up through sparse fir and larch trees. Next you come to the Val Salei. The path proceeds gently as it climbs up the mountainside to the Valentini refuge at 2,218 m (30 mins; 1 hour 15). Go left along the flat road to the Salei refuge and then climb up to the Forcella Rodella. From here, to the left, the uphill section to the Des Alpes refuge begins (45 mins; 2 hrs). Then you can take the path which leads up to the top of Col Rodella (2,484 m). You will reach the summit in 15 mins and the view of the Fassa Dolomites is quite exceptional.

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Update: May 31, 2019
Highest point
2,443 m
Lowest point
1,724 m
Best time of year

Track types

Forested/wild trail 99.90%Path 0.09%
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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


PIAN DE FRATACES (Canazei) (1,724 m)
46.491351, 11.781903
46°29'28.9"N 11°46'54.9"E
32T 713490 5152402


COL RODELLA (Campitello di Fassa)

Turn-by-turn directions

From Canazei, by car, follow the directions for Sella Pass/Pordoi Pass. Parking is in "Pian de Frataces" (Lupo Bianco, 1,715 m).

From Col Rodella (2.484 m), go back along the same path.


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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 is in "Pian de Frataces" (Lupo Bianco, 1,715 m).


46.491351, 11.781903
46°29'28.9"N 11°46'54.9"E
32T 713490 5152402
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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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Gianluca Napoli
August 05, 2022 · Community
When did you do this route? August 05, 2022
Marta Scandorza
October 13, 2019 · Community
Meraviglioso trekking che svela, man mano che si sale, angoli incantevoli di paesaggio alpino e panorami mozzafiato. Dal Col Rodella si ha una panoramica totale delle Dolomiti di Val di Fassa e del Catinaccio, la fatica vale assolutamente la pena!!!!
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5.8 km
2:58 h
719 m
22 m
Highest point
2,443 m
Lowest point
1,724 m
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