Hike from San Cassiano to the Fanes Plateau

Hike from San Cassiano to the Fanes Plateau

General description

The Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park has been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites on account of its distinctive natural features. The unique, legendary atmosphere of Fanes, the flora and fauna of the Dolomites and the stunning scenery all make this hike an unforgettable experience.
From our area, Fanes is reachable from Sciaré/San Cassiano.

Route description

From San Cassiano/Saré (bus stop) walk to the area of Capanna Alpina (1,729 m), from where you take trail no. 11 eastwards, first on the flat and then climbing steeply up to the Col de Loćia (2,069 m). You continue up the valley through pine forests to a wide open plain, the Gran Plan, from where, after an easy climb, you reach the Tadega Pass. Where the trail forks off for Lavarella and Conturines, continue walking in the same direction as before. After another short flat section, you reach the Alpine pasture land of Fanes with the Malga Gran Fanes (2,110 m) (walking time: approx. 2 hours). There follows a gentle climb up to the Lech de Limo lake (2,159 m), which is also the highest point of the hike. From here, a short, steep section takes you down to the Rifugio Fanes and Rifugio Lavarela huts (walking time: approx. 2 hours 40 minutes). Nestling between the two huts is the idyllic Lech Vërt lake, which mirrors the "Parliament of Marmots" opposite.

The "Parliament of Marmots" refers to formations of dolomite rocks that create a magnificent natural arena. According to the legends of Alpe di Fanes, members of the ancient Fanes people live in caves in the rock.

To return, you can either follow the same route or go down on trail no. 7 to the Ütia Pederü hut (1,544 m) and from there to the bus stop (walking time: approx. 3 hours 10 minutes).

Arrival description

Follow the SS244 Val Badia road towards La Villa and continue on road SS37 to San Cassiano.

  Address & Contact

San Cassiano Tourist Office
Str. Micurá de Rü 26
39036 San Cassiano
+39 0471 849422

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Difficulty: quite difficult
Route length: 13,60 km
Ascent: 563 m
Descent: 739 m
Altitude: 1726 m - 1549 m
Duration: 05:30 h
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