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Walking in the Dolomites in Fanes Sennes Braies Natural Park

The Fanes Sennes Braies Natural Park and the mountains are the perfect background for a walk in the Dolomites of South Tyrol, Italy.

Rifugio Fanes - Forcella Medesc (m 2591) - S.Cassiano (Alta Badia)

Splendid and long panoramic hike from one valley to the other, which requires good physical condition. From the Forcella you can overlook almost the entire Badia Valley with the various surrounding Dolomite peaks.

Characteristics: Excursion, which leads from Alpe di Fanes Piccola (Marebbe Valley) via the Forcellone Medesc to the Badia Valley. Special care is recommended in case of fog, as you can easily lose your orientation. Initial downhill track from the fork on steep rubble.

Difference in altitude and duration: Itinerary on a mountain path with considerable development for the majority of the ascent on the characteristic Fanes limestone pavement; difference in altitude for ascent 550 m, for descent 1,050 m; 5-6 hours.

Description: Starting point is the Fanes Hut. Continue to the nearby La Varella Hut (2,042 m) and then on path no. 12, which leads to the left and through a sparse forest. After the first demanding ascent you reach the large grassy basin of Lech Parom (Parom Lake) to the left of the path. Continue along a vast semicircle by walking around the rocky massif of La Varella and you finally reach the Forcella Medesc (2,591 m), which is also called La Varella Pass. From here descend on rubble with dwarf mountain pines until reaching the forest at the bottom of the rocky mountain walls.

Continue through the forest until reaching the junction with path no. 15, which comes from the S. Croce Hospice. Here continue to the left. An easy and pleasant descent until directly reaching S. Cassiano (1,537 m). If you continue on path no. 12 you will get down to La Villa.

Detail: The Forcella Medesc is also reachable on path no. 7, which you follow until reaching the junction with path no. 12.

Moonlight hike

Easy hike by night of approx. ¾ hours with starting point and end point Pederü. Old Ladin legends will be brought back to life.

Contact: San Vigilio di Marebbe Tourism Association - phone: +39 0474 501 037

Limestone and karst formations, Capanna Alpina - Fanes - Pederü

Hike of approx. 6 hours. We leave from the Capanna Alpina (1,726 m) steep ascent to Col de Locia (2,069 m). Walking across the Fane Grande pasture we reach Limo Pass (2,172 m) and continue to Fanes Piccola pastures (2,060 m). Lunch break. We descend to Pederü (1,545 m) and return to S. Vigilio by bus.

Contact: San Vigilio di Marebbe Tourism Association - phone: +39 0474 501 037