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Dosson - Croz del Rasar - Meriz

Winter hiking · Altopiano della Paganella
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Through the Paganella forest.

easy
Distance 4.5 km
1:25 h
114 m
135 m
1,515 m
1,418 m

Easy path on a dirt road through the darkness of the Paganella forest.

Author’s recommendation

Croz del Rasar viewpoint 

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Author
Lorenzo Ventura
Update: October 31, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,515 m
Lowest point
1,418 m
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Track types

Dirt road 76.43%Forested/wild trail 13.55%Path 10.01%
Dirt road
3.5 km
Forested/wild trail
0.6 km
Path
0.5 km
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Safety information

#TakeCareInTheMountains

 

Before leaving, prepare your itinerary well

Take note of the correct trails to take near crossroads and any refreshment points along the way, where you can stop for a break. If you can, download the track to consult it even offline.

Respect the environment and choose a trail suitable for your physical preparation

When hiking in the mountains, remember to leave the sites you visit clean. In addition, take into account length, height variance and any technical difficulties of the trail you have chosen.

Choose suitable equipment and gear

If you go trekking, you must have technical boots, water bottle, rain jacket, food, a headlight battery, any spare parts and a first-aid kit. If you hike over via ferratas or practice climbing, don’t forget the appropriate technical equipment.

Consult the weather reports, …

… especially local ones, that give more specific information. This advice is especially important if you are tackling a via ferrata: before setting off, make sure the weather is stable.

It is always better to complete your adventure in company

This way, you can always count on mutual help in case of difficulty. In the mountains, even a simple sprain can become a problem if you are alone.

Share information about your itinerary with somebody

Tell friends, family or mountain hut managers which itinerary you intend to take and the estimated time of your return. This information can be essential in case of emergency.

Rely on a mountain professional

Alpine guides, mountain hut managers or mid-mountain guides are excellent sources for obtaining useful information on the environmental conditions of mountain routes.

Pay attention to the signage along the way

Follow the signage bearing information on trails (number and destination), and the indications you find along the path, namely the white and red trail signs. Always remember to bring a map of the route (paper or digital) with you.

Don’t hesitate to go back on your steps

If tiredness arises, if you have doubts about the route or if the weather turns bad, it is better to go back along the trail you already completed rather than risk continuing.

In the event of an accident, call 112

When you call, remember to provide information on the exact location of the accident, the activity you were conducting, the number of people involved and their conditions, the weather conditions and the telephone number from which you are calling.

Tips and hints

Tourist Board Dolomiti Paganella

Start

Dosson (1,458 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.153250, 11.016519
DMS
46°09'11.7"N 11°00'59.5"E
UTM
32T 655710 5113051
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Destination

Meriz

Turn-by-turn directions

Easy path on a dirt road.

From locality Dosson (intermediate cablecar stop Andalo-Doss Pelà) along the forest road at foot of the famous "track of champions" Olimpionica-2 of Paganella. This is a path in the woods and it is long about 4,300 meters in both directions from locations Dosson or Meriz. About halfway there is a point view “Croz del Rasar” from which you can observe Andalo from the high and enjoy a unique view of the Brenta Dolomites.

Return along the same route or you can take the chairlift from Meriz down to Fai della Paganella.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Trentino Trasporti - line 611 - Local train from Trento to Mezzolombardo (line Trento - Malé). From Mezzolombardo to Andalo take the bus. 

Getting there

If you come from the North side: At the roundabout near motorway exit you turn right on Mezzolombardo. After travel across the village, following the driving direction for Fai della Paganella - Andalo - Molveno 

 

If you come from the South side: From the motorway exit of Trento Nord you proceed on Val di Non e Altopiano della Paganella, at the exit of Mezzolombardo tunnel you turn on the right on SP 64. You proceed on Fai della paganella - Andalo direction.

Parking

In the centre of Andalo or near the swimming pool (payment parking), near the sportscentre (free parking).

Coordinates

DD
46.153250, 11.016519
DMS
46°09'11.7"N 11°00'59.5"E
UTM
32T 655710 5113051
w3w 
///flamingo.smoggy.lawns
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Warm clothes, snowshoes, walking poles.


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.5 km
Duration
1:25 h
Ascent
114 m
Descent
135 m
Highest point
1,515 m
Lowest point
1,418 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cableway ascent/descent
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1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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