malga dal sass valfloriana
malga dal sass valfloriana

Hike to the Malga Sass in the Valfloriana

In the municipality of Valfloriana, between the woods of the Lagorai chain, the history-charged alpine pastures of Coston and Malga dal Sas (Malga Sass) are located.

Now, at the beginning of June, spring is also noticeable at higher altitudes. The meadows around the timberline, now finally free of snow, are covered with a carpet of crocuses, gentians and anemones. By car we reach our starting point in the municipality of Valfloriana: we drive through the single hamlets to the bridge over the Rio delle Seghe river and park our car along the road. The hike starts on the eastern riverbank (before the bridge). After about 100 m, a path branches off to the left, which winds uphill through the forest.

The steep path is not signposted, but the only junctions are two forest roads, so we have no problem to stay on the right path. The ascent takes us up to 1,800 m a.s.l. in a relatively short time and we enjoy a fantastic panoramic view on the Val di Fiemme valley. Now we follow the forest road for a few 100 metres towards south until we reach the turn-off on the left, which we follow upwards to the Malga Coston.

After a short break we continue our hike: the flat path takes us to the Malga dal Sas, a beautiful mountain hut at 1,910 m a.s.l. below the Busa dal Sas peak. At the beginning of June the hut is still closed, so we enjoy our picnic and the stunning view. For our way back we later take the same route.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Valfloriana, bridge at the Bait dal Manz hut
Destination: Malga Sass
Route: Malga Coston, Malga Sass, Malga Sass road, Bait dal Manz hut
Distance: 8.5 km (in total)
Walking time: approx. 3.5 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: 610 m
Altitude level: between 1,300 and 1,910 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: June 2019

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