campitello di fassa e gruppo del sassolungo
campitello di fassa e gruppo del sassolungo

Through the Duron valley to the Fassa ridge

A beautiful day walk leads through the Duron valley and along the Friedrich-August Path through the rock faces of the Sassolungo Group.

Starting at the parking space of the Col Rodella Cable Car we cross Campitello di Fassa and follow the signpost towards the Passo Duron. The path leads us along the creek into the Val Duron valley, the asphalt road turns into a gravel path which proceeds to the Baita Fraines mountain hut. There the hiking path which leads us to the Rif. Micheluzzi mountain hut (1,860 m a.s.l.) branches off to the left.

The hut, also known as Rifugio Duron, is located amidst a hollow in the Alpe Duron, surrounded by green meadows and with view on the rocks of the Molignon. Now the partly steep ascent to the Rifugio Sassopiatto mountain hut starts (signpost 533), first through the forest and then across the rough pasture.

The Sassopiatto mountain hut (Utia de Sas Plat) is located at the Fassa Mountain Ridge, at almost 2,300 m a.s.l. and offers a gorgeous view on the Alpe di Siusi in South Tyrol. After a really deserved break we start the beautiful hike along the Friedrich-August-Weg path towards the Passo Sella mountain pass. The path proceeds at the foot of the Sassopiatto, past the Sandro-Pertini- and Friedrich-August-Mountain Huts.

After the latter, we follow the short but steep driveway up to the Col Rodella until the Rif. Des Alpes mountain hut. A fascinating panoramic view completes our hike, by the Col Rodella cable car we come back to the valley station in Campitello again, without any efforts.

Author: AT

circular route difficulty: moderate with lifts
  • Starting point:
    Campitello di Fassa, valley station Col Rodella cable car
  • Time required:
    04:40 h
  • Track length:
    12,8 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.322 m to 2.381 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +1201 m | -217 m
  • Route:
    Val Duron, Rifugio Micheluzzi, Malga Sassopiatto, Rifugio Sassopiatto (Giogo di Fassa), Sentiero Federico Augusto, Rifugio Sandro Pertini, Rifugio Federico Augusto, Rifugio Des Alpes, Col Rodella
  • Signposts:
    Val Duron, 533, Sentiero Federico Augusto trail
  • Destination:
    Col Rodella
  • Resting points:
    Rifugio Micheluzzi, Malga Sassopiatto, Rifugio Sassopiatto, Rifugio Sandro Pertini, Rifugio Federico Augusto, Rifugio Des Alpes
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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