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Hike from Corvara to the Col Alt – Pralongiá plateau

Hiking trail recommended route

Hike from Corvara to the Col Alt – Pralongiá plateau

Hiking trail · Alta Badia · closed
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    / Corvara_Col Alt_Pralongià
    Photo: Alta Badia/Alex Moling, Tourist Association Alta Badia
  • Corvara_Col Alt_Pralongià
    / Corvara_Col Alt_Pralongià
    Photo: Alta Badia/Alex Moling, Tourist Association Alta Badia
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closed
easy
Distance 9.6 km
2:25 h
341 m
756 m
2,139 m
1,565 m
This easy hike with little variation in altitude goes along gravel roads and wide trails across a high plateau typical of the Dolomites, with Alpine pasture land and inviting mountain huts. The panoramic views are amazing, ranging from the local Dolomites to the Marmolada glacier and the Austrian Alps.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,139 m
Lowest point
1,565 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.552689, 11.886405
DMS
46°33'09.7"N 11°53'11.1"E
UTM
32T 721260 5159505
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the top station of the Col Alto gondola lift, take trail no. 23b south-eastwards down to a saddle and then head left on trail no. 23 through sparse trees and across fields eastwards and upwards to the Piz Arlara hut (2,003 m). Continue eastwards over alpine pasture land to a fork in the trail. Take a right on trail no. 23, which climbs gently to the Ütia de Bioch hut (2,079 m). Continue south on mountain trail no. 23 across flower-filled alpine meadows to the Pralongiá hut (2,157 m).
The descent to Corvara goes initially south-west on trail no. 24 down to the La Marmotta hut, then continues north on trail no. 24 through sparse woodland and across meadows, past the Capanna Nera hut and down to the Arlara and Panorama hotels. Finally a quiet asphalt road takes you back to Corvara.
The top station of the Col Alto gondola lift can also be reached on foot from the centre of Corvara in about 1,5 hours, on trails no. 24 and no. 30.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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

DD
46.552689, 11.886405
DMS
46°33'09.7"N 11°53'11.1"E
UTM
32T 721260 5159505
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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

  • Hike Corvara - Colfosco
  • Hike Corvara - La Villa
  • Borest trail to the Pisciadú waterfalls
  • Hike to the Puez - Odle UNESCO Nature Park
  • Hike Planac - Cherz
  • Panoramic hike on the Pralongiá - Bioch – Arlara plateau
  • From Colfosco to the Sassongher and Gherdenacia, ending in La Villa
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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.6 km
Duration
2:25 h
Ascent
341 m
Descent
756 m
Highest point
2,139 m
Lowest point
1,565 m
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