bindelweg viel del pan fedaia marmolada
bindelweg viel del pan fedaia marmolada

Hike on the Viel del Pan Path to Lake Fedaia

At the feet of the mighty Marmolada: the walking tour across the Viel del Pan near Canazei in the Val di Fassa offers spectacular views on the Dolomites.

Goal of our walking tour is the Lago di Fedaia on the same-named saddle across the Viel del Pan. This name is Ladin, it means “bread path” and is also marked in the Ladin version. It follows the 2,400 m high ridge between the Sella and Marmolada. We start at Canazei where we take the Belvedere-funicular which brings us up to Pecol. There it is possible to take another funicular up to the Col dei Rossi but this time we decide to walk up these last 400 meters. Here the landscape is characterized by Alpine meadows. The sweet marmots are not that shy, we can approach before they disappear in their holes.

Parallel the Downhill-Bike-Slope the path leads up quite steeply, across flower meadows and with the view on the Sella and Saslonch mountain groups. Arrived at the Col dei Rossi the panoramic view is awesome! Here the real Viel del Pan starts, it proceeds to the Viel del Pan mountain hut and further towards the Passo Fedaia. It is worth walking up to the Sass Capel for a short part, from the ridge you have a gorgeous view on the Sella and the peaks of the Fanes mountain group in Alta Badia.

Opposite we have the mighty glacier of the Marmolada with the blue lake of Fedaia below. There the Viel del Pan ends. The descent to the Passo Fedaia requires step security, the path is narrow and steep. Finally arrived at the bottom we take the local bus to come back to Canazei.

Please note: if you want to take the bus to come back to Canazei, please take information about the current timetables.


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

difficulty: moderate with lifts
  • Starting point:
    Pecol (mountain station of the Belvedere Cable Car)
  • Time required:
    03:45 h
  • Track length:
    9,2 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.920 m to 2.442 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +596 m | -459 m
  • Signposts:
    Viel del Pan, 601
  • Destination:
    Passo Fedaia
  • Resting points:
    Baita Gherdeccia, Baita Fredarola, Rifugio Viel del Pan / Bindelweghütte
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Hike on the Viel del Pan Path to Lake Fedaia

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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