rifugio vajolet huette
rifugio vajolet huette

Hike to the Vajolet hut at Mt Catinaccio

The pleasant walk via Gardeccia to the Vajolet and Preuss mountain hut continues on the panoramic trail that provides a great view on the pinnacles of the Catinaccio Group.

In Pera di Fassa, there is the little valley station of the two-tier Vajolet chairlift, taking us to the meadows of Pian Pecei (1,800 m). This is the starting point of our walk. The gently rising Via delle leggende (legend’s trail) takes us to the hamlet of Gardeccia at almost 2,000 m asl. The route takes us deeper into the Valle di Vajolet, across the rocks of the Dolomites, up to the Rifugio Vajolet and the nearby Preuss mountain hut (2,210 m).

Now we are directly at the famous Vajolet pinnacles, the rock towers that make up the striking shilouette of the Catinaccio mountain range. From here you can walk to the Rifugio Re Alberto or the Rifugio Passo Principe mountain huts. Due to the changing weather situation we decide to do a shorter tour, the panoramic trail, stretching at the foot of the Larsec pinnacles on the east side of the valley, ending at Gardeccia.

There are some slippery and steep point along this trail, but in general it is rather easy for those who are experienced mountianeers. The view ranges to the southern Catinaccio mountain range, from the Vajolet pinncales to the Croda di Vaél. After the way down to Gardeccia via the Via delle Leggende, we take the chairlift that takes us back to the Val di Fassa.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Pera di Fassa (valley station of the Vajolet chairlift)
Signposts: Sentiero delle Leggende, Rifugio Vajolet
Distance: approx. 9 km
Walking time: approx. 4 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 565 m
Altitude level: between 1,800 and 2,320 m asl
Experienced in: July 2013

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