Alpine tour from Mt Sas Pordoi to Mt Piz Boé

The alpine hiking tour across the Sella Group takes us to its highest summit, Mt Piz Boé at 3,152 m asl.

We start our hiking tour at Passo Pordoi (2,240 metres asl) above Canazei in the Val di Fassa, where we take the cable car up to the 2,947 metres high Mount Sass Pordoi at the southwest boarder of the Sella mountain range. From here, a trail leads up to the Pordoi mountain pass, where the alpine trail no. 627 towards the Rifugio Boé begins (which partly corresponds to the Alta Via delle Dolomiti AV no. 2).

We cross a bizarre moon-like landscape while we get closer to the Rifugio Boé, which lies at the upper end of the Val di Mezdí. Before the Rifugio Boé, trail no. 638 branches off to the right, towards the peak of Mount Piz Boé. From here, we have to hike steeply upwards. The most difficult sections are secured by ropes.

After two hours of hiking, we finally arrive at the peak of Mount Piz Boé with its peak cross, the tiny wooden rifugio Capanna Fassa and its wonderful 360°- view of the surrounding Dolomites peaks: Fanes, Marmolata, Sassolungo, Odle. We reached the peak of Mount Piz Boé on the easiest trail. However, if you would like to hike on the shorter but steeper trail, just follow the signpost “Capanna Fassa / Piz Boe” at the Pordoi mountain pass.

Author: AT

If you want to do this mountain tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: mountain station of the Sas Pordoi Cable Car (Passo Pordoi, Canazei)
Signposts: SAT 627, 638, AV 2
Distance: approx. 4 km (each direction)
Walking time: 1.5 - 2 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 370 m (each direction)
Altitudes: between 2,850 and 3,152 m asl
Experienced in: August 2011

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Catinaccio
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    Hotel Catinaccio

  2. Hotel Sonne-Sole
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    Hotel Sonne-Sole

  3. Hotel Lupo Bianco
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    Hotel Lupo Bianco

  4. Active Hotel Olympic
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    Active Hotel Olympic

  5. Hotel Renato
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    Hotel Renato

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