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Snowshoe Hike from the Gardena Pass to Colfosco

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Snowshoe Hike from the Gardena Pass to Colfosco

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Corvara–Colfosco
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    Photo: Associazione Turistica Alta Badia by Freddy Planinschek, Corvara–Colfosco
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    Photo: Freddy Planinschek - Associazione Turistica Alta Badia, Corvara–Colfosco
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closed
easy
5.2 km
1:18 h
106 m
681 m

This easy snowshoe hike goes along the southern edge of the Puez-Odle Nature Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), away from the ski slopes on the famous Sellaronda circuit. On a lovely hike through meadows and woods covered in deep snow, you can discover the natural scenery of the Dolomites from an entirely new perspective.

Before heading out on the hike check the weather forecast and the avalanche report http://www.arpa.veneto.it/neve_valanghe/it/pdf/dolomiti_nevevalanghe.pdf.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2219 m
Lowest point
1642 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

Head up from Colfosco to the Rifugio Jimmy hut on the Plans-Frara gondola lift.
Then take the clearly signposted trail no. 8 through the wintry pine forests down to Colfosco. The route goes gently downhill, first to the Rifugio Forcelles hut (2,094 m) and then on to the Stella Alpina hut, from where you walk southwards back to Colfosco through a wide valley.

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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

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46.556361, 11.810465
DMS
46°33'22.9"N 11°48'37.7"E
UTM
32T 715424 5159703
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.2 km
Duration
1:18h
Ascent
106 m
Descent
681 m

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