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Sön les pedies dla laurs - Excursion to the spectacular Conturines cave

When and where15.09.2022
  • 08:15 AM-04:00 PM
Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park

At 2750 meters above sea level, a 200 meters long bear's cave was found in 1987. The cave contained fossilised skulls and bones. Investigations revealed that the Conturines bears were a new species that had never been recorded before, they were called "Ursus ladinicus", the Ladin bears. In order to reach this unique cave, you have to overcome 1000 meters of high altitude crossing in part a steep scree slope.

Itinerary: Capanna Alpina (1726 m) – Col de Locia – Conturines cave (2750 m) – Capanna Alpina
Difficulty: difficult
Meeting: 8.15 a.m. San Cassiano - Capanna Alpina
Return: approx. 4.00 p.m.
Altitude diff.: ↑↓ approx. 1100 m
Distance: approx. 9 km
Walking: approx. 7 hours
Lunch: packed lunch
Equipment: trekking shoes, mountain wear, mountain sticks and headlamp
Guide: alpine guide and a ranger of the Nature Park

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

Price: 20,00 € (from 10 years old)

Information and reservation at the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park Office on +39 0474 506120 within the day before (limited places).

every Thursday from 07.07 to 15.09.2022

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Useful informations / what to bring

Bring the confirmation of the reservation and the face mask with you. It is important to have trekking shoes, mountain wear and mountain sticks.

To enter the cave, it is important to bring a headlamp. In case you don't have one, the Tourist Association will provide it.

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 to a historical significant place with two experts.


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.