Moderate to demanding mountain walks on well-marked paths. Basic experience in mountain walking is recommended as well as an active, healthy general level of fitness and stamina. The paths are well maintained though sometimes stony or steep. Most walks can be extended or shortened. The altitude changes per day are between 500 and 1300 m.
Start: La Valle-Wengen Finish: La Valle
Today’s excursion starts and ends in La Valle and passes over the Sas De Crosta (Pares) mountain. A stop at the Crusc de Rit is a must, as from this panoramic point you overlook the Val Badia on the south, and the Valpusteria and Austrian peaks in the north. Proceeding across stretches of forest and wide pastures, you will have exceptional views including the majestic rock faces of the Sas Dalesc Desc, the Sas Dales Nu and the Ju de Sant Antone. If desired there is an option to shorten the itinerary.
Today’s route is a bit steep but fascinating and crosses the larch forest as you climb to the alpine lake Lech Parom where the vast and majestic Fanes upland and prairies gradually turn to sheer vertical rock surfaces surrounded by the typical Dolomiti peak. To avoid the steep climb, it’s possible to follow a more gradual trail and it’s possible to descend to Val di Medesc through a narrow stony canal that brings you to La Crusc from where you can admire other massif of Val Badia. In the last stretch to La Valle, you will cross the Armentara with its wide lawns, a peculiarity of this landscape.
The itinerary is quite steep at the beginning until the side of Monte Putia, it’s a magnificent peak, particular in its shape and stands out over the others in Val Badia. As you head towards Rifugio Genova, a pleasant hiding place beneath Passo Poma, you cross wide prairies with exceptional views on the peaks of Puez-Odle Natural Parkand the Fanes massif. The way back is through the Seres valley characterized by a succession of ancient watermills. It’s possible to shorten the trail by about 3km. Longiarù is reachable by local bus directly from La Valle.
The trip ends after breakfast unless you have booked a transfer to the station or airport or other services like accommodation elsewhere in Italy.
All accomodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.
We choose comfortable hotels where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom. The Fanes Mountain Hut is a good 3 star equivalent mountain hut (twin rooms with or without bathroom).
You can find below the standard hotels of this trip. If a hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked.
Extra overnight: You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way.
Hotel Pider is located in La Valle. It offers comfortable and well-furnished rooms with free Wifi, private bathroom, TV, soundproofing and balcony. It has a SPA too where you can relax. Breakfast is good and various. The hotel has a restaurant that proposes traditional Ladin dishes, South Tyrolean delicacies and Mediterranean cuisine. Staff is kind and helpful.
Fanes Hut is located on the Dolomites above the town of San Vigilio di Marebbe. Rooms are made by wood, well-furnished and comfortable. The cuisine offers traditional dishes Ladin, but international too. Owners are helpful and welcoming.
You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between May 28th and October 10th.
Arrival/departure in/from La Valle
From any airport, you can take a train to Brunico and then a local bus to Pederoa (35 minutes), followed by a local bus to La Valle (2km). There are only few busses running from Pederoa to La Valle each day. If desired, a private transfer can be pre-booked from Brunico to La Valle-Wengen, and vice versa.
Busses do NOT run on Sundays and National Holidays from 11 December to 17 June and from 04 September to 09th December. During these days, you will need to use taxis.
Train and bus schedules available on
If you come to La Valle-Wengen with your own car, you can park in the hotel’s unguarded, open-air parking area. There are no parking restrictions in La Valle.
GPS tracks are available on request.
These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour:
"A fabulous trip: the hikes were perfect level and routes easy to follow, all so very scenic. Accommodation and meals at hotel Pider were wonderful"
"We have never hiked before and loved every minute. It sure did meet our expctations!. The routes were were varied and well described. An overall very well planned trip. Amazing walks, partly a bit challenging for us who went on our first hiking trip, but not not too hard. We loved it and will for sure continue hiking. The Dolomites are just stunning!"