Badia - Antersasc - Puez
From Badia to the Ütia de Puez Hut, passing through Antersasc
Overview: This mountain excursion leads through Val de Antersasc, at the eastern end of the Puez-Odle Nature Park. Surrounded by unspoilt nature, and mountain flora and fauna, this walk creates an unforgettable experience. You feel transported far from the hubbub and stress of everyday life. Rarely can silence and solitude such as found here in the mountains be enjoyed.
Starting point: Juel Pass (1725 m) (reachable by car from Badia/ Pedraces, ca. 4km)
Itinerary: From the Juel Pass follow the sign with the nr. 6, heading west, towards Antersasc, initially going slightly downhill, until you reach a junction. Moving uphill in the same direction through the woods, leaving behind a former gravel pit, through a savagely beautiful landscape before seeing a green dell with the mountain hut of Antersassc.
Still heading the same way, follow sign nr. 6 for Puez. The trail zigzags upwards along the blossoms of the mountain flowers, right up to the Risa de Antersasc and, from here, to the Forcela Puez (2517 m). Downhill gently now, reaching the Puez Hut (2475 m) in a short space of time. You can return the same way, or by taking firstly trail nr. 2, then 4 for Colfosco (1h 50min.), or for the Gherdenacia at the Ütia Gardenacia Hut (1h 50min.) and walk down to Badia
(3h 20min.)(follow the road signs).
End point: Ütia de Puez (2475 m)
Stop-off points: Ütia de Puez, Ütia Gardenacia
Level of difficulty: medium/difficult walk
Type of trail: simple and then difficult path