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Dosson - Croz del Rasar - Meriz

Winter hiking · Altopiano della Paganella
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  • Andalo
    / Andalo
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  • / Andalo
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  • / Andalo
    Photo: Lorenzo Ventura, ph. Frizzera
  • / Rifugio Dosson
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  • / Baby Park Dosson
    Photo: Lorenzo Ventura, ph. Frizzera
  • / Baby Park Dosson
    Photo: Lorenzo Ventura, APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • / Rifugio Dosson
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  • / Rifugio Dosson
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  • / Andalo dal Croz del Rasar
    Photo: Lorenzo Ventura, APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • / Rifugio Meriz
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Through the Paganella forest.
Distance 8.6 km
2:40 h
150 m
150 m
Easy path on a dirt road through the darkness of the Paganella forest.

Author’s recommendation

Croz del Rasar viewpoint 
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Lorenzo Ventura
Update: November 24, 2020
Highest point
1,515 m
Lowest point
1,420 m
Best time of year

Safety information

1) prepare your itinerary 

2) choose an excursion appropiate for your real ability and training level 

3) choose the fitting equimpent  

4) check the weather forecast

5) hiking alone is risky 

6) give details about your itinerary and about the approximate hour of your return 

7) do not hesitate to entrust you to an expert  

8) pay attention to the indication and signals you will find along your journey 

9) do not hesitate to retrace your steps  

10) in case of accident: ask for help and call the number 112

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints

Tourist Board Dolomiti Paganella


Dosson (1,459 m)
46.153204, 11.016643
46°09'11.5"N 11°00'59.9"E
32T 655720 5113046



Turn-by-turn directions

Easy path on a dirt road.

From locality Dosson (intermediate cablecar stop Andalo-Doss Pelà) along the forest road at foot of the famous "track of champions" Olimpionica-2 of Paganella. This is a path in the woods and it is long about 4,300 meters in both directions from locations Dosson or Meriz. About halfway there is a point view “Croz del Rasar” from which you can observe Andalo from the high and enjoy a unique view of the Brenta Dolomites.

Return along the same route or you can take the chairlift from Meriz down to Fai della Paganella.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Trentino Trasporti - line 611 - Local train from Trento to Mezzolombardo (line Trento - Malé). From Mezzolombardo to Andalo take the bus. 

Getting there

If you come from the North side: At the roundabout near motorway exit you turn right on Mezzolombardo. After travel across the village, following the driving direction for Fai della Paganella - Andalo - Molveno 


If you come from the South side: From the motorway exit of Trento Nord you proceed on Val di Non e Altopiano della Paganella, at the exit of Mezzolombardo tunnel you turn on the right on SP 64. You proceed on Fai della paganella - Andalo direction.


In the centre of Andalo or near the swimming pool (payment parking), near the sportscentre (free parking).


46.153204, 11.016643
46°09'11.5"N 11°00'59.9"E
32T 655720 5113046
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Warm clothes, snowshoes, walking poles.

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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.

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8.6 km
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