Colfosco - Sassongher - La Villa
From Colfosco to the Sassongher and Gherdenacia, ending at La Villa
Overview: Sassongher, Corvara’s emblem, towers above the town, sheer and unapproachable. From its summit, enjoy an exciting view in the round; south lies the Grup dl Sela with the Val de Misdé, now look east and there stand the Tofane, Conturines and Lavarela mountains, while to the north the glaciers of the central Alps which share a border with Austria rise up, not forgetting the breathtaking views over the towns of Corvara and Colfosco.
Starting point: Colfosco – bus stop (1624 m)
Itinerary: From the church in Colfosco, set off west through the Val Edelweiß on trail nr. 4, going by the refuge and the tiny votive chapel until you reach a junction. Here, take trail nr. 7 to Sassongher, going up over debris and rocky spurs to the Forcela Sassongher. From the pass, climb to the right once again, crossing a steep scree slope and some rocks with metal ropes, to arrive at the summit. (2665 m) (3h 10min.). Come back down to the pass the same way. Leaving Forcela Sassongher, descend northwards, to begin with on trail nr. 7, but then trail nr. 5. This particular trail
goes along an overhang below the sides of Para da Giai, ultimately arriving at the Ütia Gardenacia Hut. Down to La Villa from the refuge, following trail nr. 5, now going north-east. Cross several rocky overhangs then head downwards, over vast scree slopes until you are overlooking the Ütia Sponata Hut at the chairlift station, which will take you to La Villa.
End point: La Villa – bus stop (1428 m)
Refreshments: Ütia Edelweiß, Ütia de Gherdenacia, Ütia Sponata
Level of difficulty: difficult walk
Type of trail: simple path and then alpine trail, equipped in parts