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Ascent of Mt. Conturines

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Ascent of Mt. Conturines

Mountain tour · Dolomites Alta Badia
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La Villa–San Cassiano–Badia
  • Conturines
    / Conturines
    Photo: Paola Finali, La Villa–San Cassiano–Badia
  • Lavarela - Conturines
    / Lavarela - Conturines
    Photo: Consorzio Turistica Alta Badia, La Villa–San Cassiano–Badia
  • Conturines
    / Conturines
    Photo: Paola Finali, La Villa–San Cassiano–Badia
Map / Ascent of Mt. Conturines
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difficult
16.2 km
6:15 h
1460 m
1460 m

Challenging hike in the Fanes group with start in San Cassiano. The Cima Conturines is the highest peak of the Fanes group's and offers a breathtaking view over the whole Val Badia valley.

The hike, perfect for keen mountaineers, requires safety, climbing skills and a good orientation skills.

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Highest point
3064 m
Lowest point
1726 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts at the Capanna Alpina and follows trail nr. 11, on the flat to begin with, then climbing up to Col de Locia.

Next, it crosses vast areas of alpine pines before reaching the Gran Plan, or Plan de Ciaulunch, a large green plateau. A short climb from the plateau's edge leads to the Tadega pass. Now keep left as you enter the valley, which is at the altitude, using and easily recognisable trail, then climb upwards, and after crossing a steep crag, you can walk by the side of Lêch de Conturines. Passing between rocky steps, you finally reach the edge. Take a close look at the entrancing town of San Cassiano.

After the pass, zig zag across a steep gravel-covered slope and then go right over a manageable ledge. To climb to the top of the Conturines, follow a well marked track which, from the pass of the ridge above Büsc da Stlü, leads off to the left. Once you have passed a scree-covered incline, you can climb up to the rocky slopes.

Steel cables will help you reach the manageable edge of the summit.

Getting there

*By car

  • Coming from Innsbruck: take the A 13 and the A 22 toll motorway and exit at Bressanone/Brixen, following the signs to Brunico/Bruneck along the Val Pusteria/Pustertal road as far as San Lorenzo/St.Lorenzen. Follow the signs to Val Badia/Gadertal 
  • Coming from Verona-Bolzano: take the A 22, exit at Bressanone/Brixen and continue as above

*By train

The nearest train stations are:

  • Brunico - 37 Km
  • Bolzano (via Passo Gardena) - 72 Km (via Brunico) – 100 Km
  • Connection train station – Alta Badia by the local bus SAD: www.sad.it

*By air

  • Innsbruck - 130 km
  • Munich – 330 km
  • Venice Treviso / Venice Marco Polo – 180 / 200 km
  • Verona – 213 km
  • Milan Bergamo / Milan Malpensa - 310 /400 km
  • Information airport transfer: www.suedtirolbus.it - www.cortinaexpress.it
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.2 km
Duration
6:15 h
Ascent
1460 m
Descent
1460 m

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