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From La Crusc/Santa Croce to the "Snow cave" and return to Badia

Hiking trail

From La Crusc/Santa Croce to the "Snow cave" and return to Badia

Hiking trail · Alta Badia · closed
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  • Armentara - Alta Badia
    / Armentara - Alta Badia
    Photo: Alta Badia/Maria Sottara, Tourist Association Alta Badia
  • Snow cave
    / Snow cave
    Photo: Alta Badia/Freddy Planinschek, Tourist Association Alta Badia
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closed
easy
Distance 10.3 km
3:30 h
153 m
875 m
2,130 m
1,315 m
A marvellous walk at the foot of the imposing walls of the Sas dla Crusc mountain passing through the woods to admire the vast flowering meadows of Armentara. Advisable is a brief stop at the "Snow cave" at the foot of the Piza dales Diesc summit. This is a fascinating natural cave, carved out of the snow formed from the water which, during the thaw and the summer storms, runs down from the Piza dales Diesc peak after winters with much snow.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,130 m
Lowest point
1,315 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.614431, 11.938505
DMS
46°36'52.0"N 11°56'18.6"E
UTM
32T 724998 5166513
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Turn-by-turn directions

From Badia ascend with the La Crusc 1 chairlift and with the La Crusc 2 cable car to the La Crusc/Santa Croce sanctuary (2045 m). From here, take the trail nr. 15B direction La Val. Continuing on the same path, after 200 m, turn to the left to the "Snow cave". The path on some ups and downs, passes through a wood of mugo pines with a breathtaking view over the Armentara meadows and leads to a glade where, on the right, you come to the "Snow cave" (40 min.). Proceed on trail nr. 15B until you come to a junction and follow here road nr. 18 on the left. This initially winds its way through the wood before opening out onto the Armentara meadows, famed for their wealth of flowers. At the junction with trail nr. 15A, follow it to the right until you reach the edge of the wood and take here the route with the indication "Roda de Armentara - Badia". After a slight climb you will reach the Ütia Ranch da André hut (1h 50 min.). Carry on in south direction always following the mark "Roda de Armentara - Badia". You will skirt the barns of Razuns and the farms of Cialaruns, Alfarëi, Ruac and Fussé before coming to Badia and at the starting point.

P.S.: Please be aware that near the cave there is a risk of rockfall.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

*By car

  • Coming from Innsbruck: take the A13 and the A22 toll motorway and exit at Bressanone/Brixen, following the signs to Brunico/Bruneck along the Val Pusteria/Pustertal road as far as S. Lorenzo/St. Lorenzen. Follow the signs to Val Badia/Gadertal 
  • Coming from Verona - Bolzano: take the A22, 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.sii.bz.it

*By air

  • Innsbruck - 130 km
  • Munich - 330 km
  • Venice Treviso / Venice Marco Polo - 180 km / 200 km
  • Verona - 213 km
  • Milan Bergamo / Milan Malpensa - 310 km / 400 km
  • Information airport transfer: www.altoadigebus.com - www.cortinaexpress.it

Coordinates

DD
46.614431, 11.938505
DMS
46°36'52.0"N 11°56'18.6"E
UTM
32T 724998 5166513
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • From Badia to the sanctuary of La Crusc/S.Croce and back through the Armentara meadows
  • To the Lech Dlá Lé lake
  • Hike to the Pasciantadú pastures passing near the Lech Dlá Lé lake
  • Excursion to the Armentara meadows
  • From Badia through the Armentara meadows
  • From Badia to the Pescol, Grones and Costa farms
  • Badia - Val de Valacia - Puez
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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
153 m
Descent
875 m
Highest point
2,130 m
Lowest point
1,315 m
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