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In the bear cave - Conturines, an incredible cave

When and where11.07.2024 - 29.08.2024
  • 07:30 AM-03:00 PM
Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park

The Conturines cave, discovered in 1987, is 200 metres long and located at 2750 metres above sea level. The bones of a previously unknown species of bear - Ursus ladinicus – were found in the cave. It is the highest find in the world. To reach this fascinating place, you have to climb one thousand metres of altitude difference, some of it on steep scree, but the sight is well worth it.

Itinerary: Capanna Alpina (1726 m) – Col de Locia – Conturines cave (2750 m) – Capanna Alpina
Difficulty: difficult
Meeting: 7.30 a.m. San Cassiano - Capanna Alpina (parking for a fee)
Return: approx. 3.00 p.m.
Altitude diff.: ↑↓ approx. 1100 m
Distance: approx. 9 km
Walking: approx. 7 hours
Lunch: packed lunch

P.S.: Good physical condition and experience in the mountains is required! Cave temperature: 0°C

Domestic animals and strollers are not allowed.

The guide speaks Italian and German.

Information and reservation at the tourist offices or online within the day before (limited places).

During the event photos or video footage may be taken for the purpose of documentation and promotion of the event and the region. The footage may be used and published on websites, on social networks and on media in compliance with the data protection regulations.

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Useful informations / what to bring

Bring the confirmation of the reservation (also in digital format). For a safe mountain hike, it is necessary that you wear appropriate hiking shoes as well as sportswear suitable for the weather conditions and take mountain sticks with you. Remember to pack a backpack with your essentials: a water bottle, sunscreen, a cap, a wind and rain jacket, energy snacks and a packed lunch to recharge your batteries along the way.

Refund information

The refund will be made with a medical certificate or if the event is cancelled by the Alta Badia Tourism Cooperative.

Service description

Guided excursion.


Follow the SS244 Val Badia road towards La Villa and continue on road SS37 to San Cassiano for approximately 7 km, then turn left until you reach the parking area in front of the restaurant Capanna Alpina.

In order to encourage sustainable mobility, choose environmentally friendly means of transportation, such as public transport.
Reach the meeting point by bus: bus stop S. Cassiano (Badia), Sciaré – line 465, at 1.5 km.

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