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Excursion to the Stevia hut along the forcella Piza until the refuge Firenze

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Selva – DOLOMITES Val Gardena
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10 km
4:00 h
899 m
884 m

Stevia is the mountain which is situated above Selva. It's located on the sunny side of Selva and on the top you will have a spectacular view of the whole valley. Here you pass several small lakes, where you can load a short break and relax in pure nature and will leave the stress behind.

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Turn-by-turn directions

From the Daunëi parking place go uphill until you reach the sign in direction Stevia. Turn left uphill and after about 5 minutes you will see a sign indicating the start of the path. First through woods, the path climbs steeply in several curves along a well-developed path. The higher you get, the more impressive are the views down to Selva Val Gardena, Sassolungo and Passo Sella. Over a stony path, you head towards the timberline until you finally reach the rock faces. A stepped path now leads uphill in further bends below the impressive south faces until finally the Cir peaks and the walls of the Val de Chedul are visible at the highest point of the path. A dead tree marks the beginning of the Steviola plateau, on which sheeps meadows in summer.

On the Steviola plateau: the landmark of the small plateau, which slopes steeply to the west, south and east, is the cross with a figure of Christ and which a bench invites you to rest.

Descent over the Forcella di San Silvestro: we continue around a hill and then a few meters downhill into the Forcella di San Silvestro. Caution: The exposed climb is not secured. Through a cattle gate you reach the branch to Stevia hut (approx. 15 min. walk uphill).

Back on path 17 you descend over the southwest slope of the mountain in a big bend, stairs and steel ropes facilitate the descent in the upper part. A well-marked and recognisable path leads to the stairs in a further arch over gravel fields at the foot of the walls of Montijela (2644) around the upper end of the valley basin to the pastures of the Stevia alp. The path leads over the grassy slopes to the Forcella della Piza. From here it takes about 1 hour to reach the Rifugio Firenze along the path 17B, stairs and rope insurances make the descent easier. From the Rifugio Firenze you go downhill on footpath no. 1 and at the crossroad turn left on path no. 3 in the direction of the Juac hut. From the Juac hut you return to the Daunëi car park.


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Getting there

From Selva in direction Daunëi until the parking spot Sciuz. From Selva you reach the parking spot either by bus 357 or by car.

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Rob Meier
September 04, 2019 · Community
Wirklich wunderschöne Runde. Wenn man von Wolkenstein aus losgeht und ein paar Photostopps einlegt sollte man mit 6,5 Stunden rechnen.
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Mittwoch, 4. September 2019 17:55:02
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Oliver Henrich 
June 19, 2018 · Community
Wunderbare Wanderung, die keine Wünsche übrig lässt! Von der Aussicht die bessere Pizza-Scharten Tour! Außerdem ohne Gondelfahrt!
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Done at June 19, 2018
Hannu Saarinen
July 31, 2017 · Community
Trekking upwards on trail 17a and downwards trail 17. Beautiful sceneries in to the valley both on the way up and down. On 17a there are also a couple of handmade tree benches to rest and enjoy the view.
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The view after reaching the top of Steviola using trail 17A
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