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From Passo Valparola to Pralongiá and down to San Cassiano

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From Passo Valparola to Pralongiá and down to San Cassiano

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La Villa–San Cassiano–Badia
  • Valparola - Setsas - Palongiá - San Cassiano
    / Valparola - Setsas - Palongiá - San Cassiano
    Photo: Associazione Turistica Badia, La Villa–San Cassiano–Badia
Map / From Passo Valparola to Pralongiá and down to San Cassiano
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closed
moderate
13.9 km
4:20 h
260 m
918 m

An altidude hike from Passo Valparola to San Cassiano under the Setsas peak and to the Pralongiá plateau. Admire impressive views over the entire Alta Badia mountains with a close-up of the Lagazuoi top and the majestic peaks of Lavarela and Conturines. If you wish to extend your itinerary, you can even ascend the Setsas mountain.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2284 m
Lowest point
1524 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

From Passo Valparola take trail nr. 24, which on the west leads to Pralongiá. The narrow trail descends to a junction. At this point, trail nr. 24 on the right, moves on ups and downs to the north side of the Setsas peak. From the hollow, climb steeply to the next junction, from where you reach the summit of the Setsas (2158 m). Proceeding on trail nr. 24 you arrive at the ridge Les Pizades to then descend to the Störes meadows direction Pralongiá. At the fork, continue on path nr. 23 that brings you to the alpine guesthouse Pralongiá (2 h 30 min.). Proceed northwards, following trail nr. 23 to San Cassiano until reaching the next junction. From here, take path nr. 22 through the meadows to the Ütia Saraghes hut (1 h). Still on trail nr. 22, which slopes slightly downwards, walk through woods and pastures to the village of San Cassiano.

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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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.9 km
Duration
4:20 h
Ascent
260 m
Descent
918 m

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