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Multi-day trekking on the Alta Badia high route

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Multi-day trekking on the Alta Badia high route

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  • Nature park Fanes - Senes - Braies, Alta Badia
    Nature park Fanes - Senes - Braies, Alta Badia
    Photo: Alta Badia/Lois Kostner, Alta Badia Tourism Cooperative
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Distance 80.5 km
40:00 h
5,636 m
5,636 m
3,150 m
1,390 m

The Alta Badia Alpine Ridgeway (Alta Via dell'Alta Badia, roughly 80 km in length) enables hikers to experience the Alta Badia Alpine valley from above.

The route offers a breathtaking unspoiled scenery of the UNESCO-protected Puez-Odle and Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Parks, as well as the Sella massif.

This multi-day circular hike for expert hikers takes about seven days and passes through the villages of Corvara, Colfosco and La Villa. You can start in any village along the route and hike clockwise as well as anti-clockwise.

Highest point
3,150 m
Lowest point
1,390 m
Best time of year

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46.547818, 11.872065
46°32'52.1"N 11°52'19.4"E
32T 720180 5158924

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Suggested stages

Corvara - Pisciadú hut: From From Corvara follow trail no. 28 towards the Pisciadú waterfalls and then trail no. 650 towards Passo Gardena. At the car park at the foot of the Pisciadú, take path no. 666A, then no. 666. Climb up a steep scree slope, then continue to the left (rope secured ascent) to the Pisciadú hut. Walking time: approx. 4.5 hours.
Option with via ferrata: From the Pisciadú car park, take the Via Ferrata Tridentina, which leads to the Pisciadú hut (for experts only).

Pisciadú hut - Piz Boé - Franz Kostner hut: From the Pisciadú hut take path no. 666 passing by the lovely Pisciadú Lake and climb on a secured path to the junction. Further on you will reach the Pisciadú summit in about 20 minutes. Turn right towards the Mesules plateau and on a flat path to the south you reach the Boé hut in about 2 hours. Past the hut, follow path no. 638, uphill to the Capanna Fassa hut. The last part is downhill. Follow path no. 638 until you reach the Franz Kostner hut. Walking time: approx. 5 hours.
Option with via ferrata: From the Franz Kostner hut a demanding via ferrata leads to the summit of Piz da Lech.

Franz Kostner Hut - Campolongo Pass - Pralongiá – Valparola: From the Franz Kostner hut walk down to the Boé lake and then to the Campolongo Pass (path nr. 638). From here take path no. 3 to the La Marmotta hut and then path no. 24 to the Pralongiá hut. Continue on path no. 24, circling the Setsas group on the north side, to the Valparola hut. Walking time: approx. 6-7 hours.
Option with Via ferrata: Setsas – it’s only a small deviation from the route (round trip about 1 hour) through the Pizades back.

Valparola hut -Forcela dl Lech- Limo Pass- Lavarela hut: From the Valparola hut following path no. 20A northwards, walk up to Forcela Salares. From here continue southwards on path no. 20 and after about 1 hour you will come to a fork. Follow path no. 20 on the left to the scenic Lech de Lagació lake. Path no. 20B brings you up to the Forcela dl Lech – fantastic view point. Continue slightly downhill towards Fanes and at the junction keep the right. Follow path no. 11 to the Malga Gran Fanes and then Lech de Limo lake, from where you then descend towards the Fanes and Lavarela huts. Walking time: 6-7 hours.

Lavarela hut - La Crusc / Santa Croce - La Villa: From the Lavarella hut on path no. 7 go up until you cross path no. 12 and always on path no. 7 you reach the Ju dla Crusc fork. From here you descend along a demanding path, sometimes equipped with ropes, until you reach the La Crusc/S.Croce hut. Continue on path no. 13 to the village of La Villa. Walking time: approx. 7 hours.

La Villa - Gherdenacia plateau – Puez hut: From La Villa village, head west on path no. 11 to the Gardenacia hut. Follow path no. 11 to the intersection. Turn left and take path no. 15 to the Forcela de Gherdenacia notch. Cross the karst plateau of the Puez Natural Park alongside the Col dala Soné to the de Puez hut. Walking time: approx. 5 hours.

Puez hut – Gardena Pass – Corvara: From the Puez hut take path no. 2 to Forcela de Crespëina. From here you reach the Forcela Cier. After a short descent you reach the Jimmy hut and then descend to the Gardena Pass. Continue on path no. 8 and then downhill on forest road to Colfosco. From here you return to Corvara passing by the Costa and Merscia farms (path no. 10). Walking time: approx. 6.5 hours. 


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Public transport

Getting to the starting point of the tour or point of interest by public transport is easy and convenient.

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:

*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: -


46.547818, 11.872065
46°32'52.1"N 11°52'19.4"E
32T 720180 5158924
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Similar routes nearby

  • Climb to the Sassongher mountain
  • Hike from the F. Kostner hut to Corvara via Crëp de Sela
  • Summit Tour to the Piz Boé in the Sella Massif
  • Passo Gardena - Pisciadú - Colfosco
  • Crossing of the Sella Group from Sass Pordoi to Corvara
  • Ascent of Mt. Conturines
  • Climb to the "Ciaval" peak on the Sas dla Crusc/Santa Croce
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80.5 km
40:00 h
5,636 m
5,636 m
Highest point
3,150 m
Lowest point
1,390 m


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