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Excursion with snowshoes at the feet of the Sas dla Crusc/Santa Croce

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Excursion with snowshoes at the feet of the Sas dla Crusc/Santa Croce

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Corvara–Colfosco
  • Armentara
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    Photo: Karin Frenademetz, Corvara–Colfosco
Map / Excursion with snowshoes at the feet of the Sas dla Crusc/Santa Croce
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closed
easy
10.3 km
3:00 h
180 m
893 m

The perfect family-oriented hike starts in Badia and leads to the feet of the mighty faces of the Sasso di Santa Croce and through the snow-covered Armentara meadows.

It is worth making a diversion to the ice cave above the tree line at the feet of the towering face of the Sasso delle Dieci.

The ice cave is an interesting natural cave created by the stream which rushes down from the Sasso delle Dieci when the snow melts and during storms in summer.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2129 m
Lowest point
1336 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

The hike begins in Badia, where you can go up to La Crusc/Santa Croce (2,043 m) by chairlifts or by foot (2 hours).
Head north above the little Santa Croce Church on trail no. 15, continuing across alpine pastures passing the Stations of the Cross.

At the first fork bear left on to trail no. 15A, and follow the same markings when you reach the forest road. At the next junction turn left and follow the signs to "Badia – Roda de Armentara". A gravel road leads up to Ranch da André and Pre Comun, the final climb.

On the high green uplands of Armentara, different displays of colour can be enjoyed before you go back down, depending on the season: anemones, gentians, larch trees, it is simply breathtaking!

From the Armentara meadows, head to Valacia, from where you go down through Razuns to the Valgiarëi farm. The hike is very enjoyable and not long. When you reach the junction, turn left and follow the signs to Badia – Roda de Armentara. Go past the Cialaruns and Ruac farms, and after about 30 minutes you reach the starting point for your hike.

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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

Coordinates

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46.614431, 11.938505
DMS
46°36'52.0"N 11°56'18.6"E
UTM
32T 724998 5166513
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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.3 km
Duration
3:00h
Ascent
180 m
Descent
893 m

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