Tale about trekking excursions Val di Fassa, which is one of the main Dolomite valleys included in Trentino Alto Adige, with descriptions and walking times of the paths.
Hiking Catinaccio Vajolet
In the third decade of July July 2008 we went to Val di Fassa to spend a few days hiking in the mountains in the Dolomites.
We had a total of 3 days to carry them out and list them in chronological order. With the convenient cableway that starts from the center of the village of Vigo di Fassa we climbed 2000 meters in Ciampedie.
From here we continued on foot along paths 540 to the Gardeccia refuge and 546 to the Vaiolét refuge (2243m) from where we could admire the splendid Vaiolét towers. Journey time 2 hours one way and 1.50 hours return.
The wide path, due to the largely gravelly bottom, did not allow us to considerably reduce the time taken for the return.
Viel del Pan refuge
Another beautiful panoramic excursion was the one to the Viel del Pan refuge from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Marmolada (m. 3230), the Sas de Pordoi (m. 2950) and the Piz Boé (m. 3152).
From Vigo di Fassa we reached the Fedaia pass at the homonymous artificial lake, driving about 20 kilometers by car along a convenient state road, taking a few minutes of time given the scarce traffic.
From here starts the path 601 which climbs very quickly up to m. 2300 and then settle around that altitude in a gentle ups and downs between slight differences in height up to the refuge.
Journey time of 2 hours on the outward journey and 2 hours on the return journey.
Path Col Rodella refuge Pertini
Taking advantage of the Col Rodela cableway that starts from Campitello (in Ladino (Ciampedel) we went to an altitude of 2327 meters near the Col Rodela Refuge.
From there we continued on foot towards the August Refuge (2298m), Sandro Pertini Refuge (2300m) and Sasso Piatto Refuge (2301m) from which we could also see the Alpe di Siusi.Recommended readings
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The weather had been cloudy since the morning with slight openings in the sky and timid rays of sunshine in the late morning.
In the early afternoon we are surprised by a strong storm with hail on the return path that forces us to a forced stop at the Sandro Pertini refuge in the hope that the storm will calm down.
Completely drenched, we decide to resume the journey after 15 minutes, given the persistence of the storm and the significant drop in temperature.
On the way we find a torrent in full which we manage to cross forming a human chain together with other hikers.
Now close to the Col Rodella cable car, the driver of a forest pick-up truck offers us a ride, taking us to the ski lifts.
Climbed finally on the cableway we start for the descent but the engine stops leaving us suspended in the void with the driver who says they are "only" electrical discharges, in fact the storm was still going on.
Walking time 2 hours outward and 2 hours return.
Excursion to Lake Carezza
On the day of departure for the return we stopped at Lake Carezza, a typical natural mountain lake enclosed in a basin that has the characteristic of having transparent waters with a thousand reflections where various species of algae and fish have their natural habitat.