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

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

Starting point: Campitello di Fassa
Signposts: Val Duron, 533, Friedrich-August Path
Distance: approx. 12.3 km
Walking time: approx. 5 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 1,105 m (ascent)
Altitude level: between 1,410 and 2,380 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: July 2015

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