val san nicolo escursione
val san nicolo escursione

Hike to Lake Lagusel in the St Nicholas valley

The Val San Nicolò stretches from Pozza di Fassa to the Marmolada Group and offers relaxation amidst dense woods and gentle Alpine meadows.

Starting point of our hike is the parking space “Sauc” in the Val San Nicolò (St. Nicholas valley), east of Pozza di Fassa. We follow the marker no. 640 towards "Lagusel", first along the creek before it turns to the right and proceeds steeply uphill. Almost the whole ascent of our hike is already done at the beginning and we reach the Alpine meadows of Lagusel with the little mountain lake.

We proceed further up to the Sella Palacia mountain pass (marker no. 641) which is located below the peaks of the Costabella and offers a gorgeous panoramic view. Here our descent to the Val San Nicolò starts. The “Baita alle Cascate” mountain hut is an ideal place to take a rest, it is located amidst blooming Alpine meadows, the burbling waterfalls of Jonta behind.

To get back to the parking space we follow the valley path which proceeds through the beautiful landscape of meadows with lovely wooden huts past the Ciampie Mountain Hut.


Notice: Due to a collapse of an ice tower on the Marmolada Glacier on July 3, 2022, the entire area is currently closed. The hiking trails in the area may be subject to restrictions - we therefore recommend to inform yourself again about the current conditions on site before the hike!


Author: AT

circular route difficulty: moderate route with lake
  • Starting point:
    Sauch parking space, Val San Nicolò (Pozza di Fassa)
  • Time required:
    03:40 h
  • Track length:
    9,9 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.714 m to 2.256 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +642 m | -642 m
  • Route:
    parking space - Lagusel - Sela Palacia - Baita alle Cascate hut - Ciampie mountain hut - Sauch parking space
  • Signposts:
    640, 641
  • Destination:
    Baita alle Cascate
  • Resting points:
    Baita alle Cascate, Baita Ciampiè
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Hike to Lake Lagusel in the St Nicholas valley

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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