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From San Cassiano/Sciaré to the Malga Valparola alp and to the Passo Valparola

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From San Cassiano/Sciaré to the Malga Valparola alp and to the Passo Valparola

Hiking trail · Dolomites Alta Badia
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La Villa–San Cassiano–Badia
  • Malga Valparola
    / Malga Valparola
    Photo: Malga Valparola, La Villa–San Cassiano–Badia
Map / From San Cassiano/Sciaré to the Malga Valparola alp and to the Passo Valparola
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easy
5.6 km
2:00 h
516 m
5 m

This hike will take you from San Cassiano to the Malga Valparola alp, a historic site, where the mineral extracted in Livinallongo was transported, smelted and transformed into iron. The ruins of the smelting furnaces are now abandoned and in pieces. Today, only the German hut’s name “Eisenöfenalm“ (Hut of the Iron Furnaces), serves as a reminder of the economic prosperity, now long gone but once enjoyed by this extraordinarily picturesque place.

Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
2166 m
Lowest point
1650 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking area Sciaré, follow trail nr. 24B south-westward direction Malga Valparola alp. Getting to a fork, proceed on the left on trail nr. 18 slightly uphill, reaching the Malga Valparola alp, right in the middle of lovely woods and meadows (35 min.). Moving on from the alp, climb up keeping to the left, still through the wood and coming to the provincial road from San Cassiano to Passo Valparola. Skirt the road and cross it after 600 m, always following the sign nr. 18 for Passo Valparola, passing a small war cemetery. A little further, coming out once more on the provincial road, you arrive in a few minutes to Passo Valparola and to the bus stop.

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
easy
Distance
5.6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
516 m
Descent
5 m
Family friendly

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