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High-level hikes
Distance 6.7 km
3:19 h
472 m
273 m
The Viel dal Pan is a well known high-level path, which starts at the Fre-darola refuge (2,388 m). The refuge can be reached from Canazei either by bus or by cable-car. In the first case take the bus to the Pordoi pass and then find path no. 601 which starts between the Casa Alpina and the Savoia Hotel. The path climbs up next to the Sas Becé mountain and proceeds past the Sass Becé refuge. It then goes down slightly to the Fredarola refuge (40 mins to add to total time). If you prefer to use the cable-car you will arrive at Col dei Rossi. Now walk downhill to the Belvedere refuge and then take the short-cut to the right to the Fredarola refuge (add 20 mins to total time). Here the Viel dal Pan begins. It is marked path no. 601 and is the continuation of the path from the Pordoi pass. You will come to the Viel dal Pan refuge at 2,432 m (40 mins). Keep going and when you notice a saddle up to the left you will probably want to go up to enjoy the view of the Livinallongo valley and the Tofane mountains. When you come to a fork, you will first go down a long diagonal and then the path winds down steeply to the main road and the Marmolada “E. Castiglioni” refuge at 2,044 m (1 hour 20; 2 hrs). The bus back to Canazei (Trentino Trasporti Bus Company) stops right next to the point where the path comes out.

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Update: July 03, 2019
Highest point
2,425 m
Lowest point
2,058 m
Best time of year

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


PASSO PORDOI (Canazei) (2,058 m)
46.464045, 11.862030
46°27'50.6"N 11°51'43.3"E
32T 719749 5149588



Turn-by-turn directions

You are advised to reach Pordoi Pass from Canazei by public transport (SAD bus, line no. 471 Passi Dolomitici - Dolomites Passes) or use the lifts (cableways from Belvedere and Col dei Rossi). Car parks are across from the Belvedere cabin lift station in Canazei. The route from Col dei Rossi to Viel dal Pan Refuge is suited for families with children; it is walkable with toddler-carrier/backpack too (no strollers).

The itinerary ends at Fedaia Pass (2.054 m). Return to Canazei by bus (Trentino Trasporti service - operates only during the summer months).


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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.


Car parks are across from the Belvedere cabin lift station in Canazei.


46.464045, 11.862030
46°27'50.6"N 11°51'43.3"E
32T 719749 5149588
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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6.7 km
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472 m
273 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip


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