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Alba di Canazei - Contrin hut

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  • Zum traumhaft gelegenen Rifugio Contrin am Fuße der Marmolada.
    Zum traumhaft gelegenen Rifugio Contrin am Fuße der Marmolada.
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Il percorso, uguale in andata e ritorno, è impegnativo nei tratti iniziali e finali, sia per la pendenza sia per il fondo. Il tour porta al Rifugio Contrin, ottimo punto panoramico e di ristoro, ai piedi del versante sud della Marmolada, la Regina delle Dolomiti.
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moderate
Distance 10.2 km
1:10 h
599 m
599 m
2,021 m
1,501 m
Description tour 910: this track is both out and back on the first and final leg difficult because of the slope and rough terrain. It leads to the Contrin Refuge, a good place to rest and a wonderful viewpoint at the foot of the south wall of the Marmolada, the queen of the Dolomites. Go to the cable car station at Alba di Canazei (1,517 m), and set off on the path no. 602. The first part of the climb is fairly steep, as far as the Baita Locia Contrin Refuge (1,736 m). After this it becomes flat as you ride through a sparse wood and then the meadows of the upper valley. There are magnificent peaks all around: the "Colac" to the right, the "Vernel" and the "Marmolada" to the left, the "Cime di Ombretta" ("Ombretta" peaks) to the east. Cross the "Ruf de Contrin" stream and then climb up towards the Mèlga Cianci (refreshment point) and then go through the larch trees to the Contrin Refuge (2,016 m).

Author’s recommendation

Refreshment places along the path.
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Update: February 03, 2023
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,021 m
Lowest point
1,501 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Dirt road 41.95%Forested/wild trail 52.10%Path 5.93%
Dirt road
4.3 km
Forested/wild trail
5.3 km
Path
0.6 km
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Safety information

  • Plan a tour based on your skills and on the weather.
  • Proceed slowly and enjoy the view and the silence.
  • Adapt your riding style to the characteristics and the conditions of the ground.
  • Rely on the bike guides.
  • Wear adequate clothing and equipment.
  • Respect the environment surrounding you and bring your waste back.
  • Follow the path and avoid the ones prohibited to bikes.
  • Be careful on the cycling path and on routes with pedestrians.
  • Help those who need it.
  • If you come across pedestrians and hikers, warn them of your approach and slow down.

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

 

Start

Ciampac cable car station - Alba di Canazei (1,501 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.457343, 11.787744
DMS
46°27'26.4"N 11°47'15.9"E
UTM
32T 714072 5148640
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Destination

Ciampac cable car station - Alba di Canazei (1.504 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

This track is both out and back on the first and final leg difficult because of the slope and rough terrain. Go to the cable car station at Alba di Canazei (1,517 m), and set off on the path no. 602. The first part of the climb is fairly steep, as far as the Baita Locia Contrin (1,736 m). Cross the "Ruf de Contrin" stream and then climb up towards the Mèlga Cianci (refreshment point) and then go through the larch trees to the Contrin Refuge (2,016 m).

Single Trail Scale STS: S1. On a trail marked S1 you will already have to deal with smaller obstacles such as flat roots and small stones. Very often you’ll find that the odd gulley or erosion damage is the reason for the raised difficulty rating. The surface may not always be firm. The gradient would have a maximum of 40%. Hairpin turns are not to be expected. On an S1 trail basic MTB technique and constant attention will be required. The trickier passages call for dosed breaking and body displacement. They should generally be ridden in a standing position. Obstacles can be rolled over.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport lines Trentino Trasporti - Val di Fassa:
  • line no. 101 Canazei - Cavalese - Trento
  • line no. 104 Cavalese - Ora - Trento
  • line no. 123 Moena - San Pellegrino Pass - Falcade

Public transport lines SAD - Val di Fassa:

  • line no. 180 Pozza di Fassa - Vigo di Fassa - Carezza Pass - Bolzano
  • line no. 471 Dolomites passes (Sella Pass, Gardena Pass, Campolongo Pass, Pordoi Pass, Fedaia Pass). Service available in summer only

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

Parking lot at the valley station of the lifts in Alba di Canazei.

Coordinates

DD
46.457343, 11.787744
DMS
46°27'26.4"N 11°47'15.9"E
UTM
32T 714072 5148640
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Itinerari Mountain Bike - Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - Edizione 2022

Equipment

Helmet and protective gear (gloves, kneepads and elbow pads). Clothing adequate to follow high-mountain bike trails. Puncture repair kit and first aid kit.

 


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Status
closed
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
10.2 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
599 m
Descent
599 m
Highest point
2,021 m
Lowest point
1,501 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Singletrail/Free ride

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