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Multi-day trekking on the Alta Badia high route

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Corvara–Colfosco
  • Nature park Fanes - Senes - Braies, Alta Badia
    / Nature park Fanes - Senes - Braies, Alta Badia
    Photo: Alta Badia Brand by F. Planinschek, Corvara–Colfosco
  • Nature park Puez Odle, Alta Badia
    / Nature park Puez Odle, Alta Badia
    Photo: Alta Badia Brand by F. Planinschek, Corvara–Colfosco
  • Via ferrata
    / Via ferrata
    Photo: Alta Badia Brand, Corvara–Colfosco
  • Fanes
    / Fanes
    Photo: Alta Badia Brand by Freddy Planinschek, Corvara–Colfosco
  • Santa Croce
    / Santa Croce
    Photo: Alta Badia Brand by Paola Finali, Corvara–Colfosco
  • Pisciadù lake
    / Pisciadù lake
    Photo: Alta Badia Brand, Corvara–Colfosco
Map / Multi-day trekking on the Alta Badia high route
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76.6 km
26:37 h
5556 m
5013 m

The Alta Badia Alpine Ridgeway (Alta Via dell'Alta Badia, roughly 77 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, Badia and La Villa. You can start in any village along the route and hike clockwise as well as anti-clockwise.

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Highest point
3118 m
Lowest point
1329 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

Suggested stages

Corvara – Ütia Pisciadú hut: From the hamlets of Mersa and Costa to Colfosco. Walking time: 1 hour 10 minutes. On trail no. 650 to the Gardena Pass and via the Col de Frea into the Val Setus valley to the Ütia Pisciadú hut (2,585 m). Walking time: approx. 4.5 hours.

Pisciadú hut – Piz Boé – Franz Kostner hut: From the Pisciadú hut to the Pisciadú lake (2,564 m) and through the Val de Tita to the Mëisules high plateau. On the cable-secured mountain trail to the Rifugio Boé hut (2,871 m). Up across scree to the Piz Boé and the Rifugio Capanna Fassa hut (3,152 m). Down to the Pizes dl Valun to the Ütia Franz Kostner hut (2,517 m). Walking time: approx. 5 hours.

Ütia Franz Kostner hut – Valparola mountain hut: From the Ütia Franz Kostner hut down to the Boé lake (2,255 m) and along a sandy track to the Campolongo Pass (1,875 m). Climb gradually up to the Pralongiá plateau (2,571 m) and go round the Setsas peak to the Valparola mountain hut (2,168 m). Walking time: approx. 6.5 hours.

Valparola mountain hut – Piccolo Lagazuoi – Limo Pass – Rifugio Lavarela hut: Shortly before the Valparola Pass take trail no. 18B and 20A (partly cable-secured) up to the Piccolo Lagazuoi (2,778 m) and the summit of Lagazuoi cable car. Continue on to the Lagazuoi lake (2,182 m) and steeply up into the Forcela del Lago passage (2,486 m) and on to the Alpe di Fanes Alpine pasture. Over the Limo Pass (2,172 m) to the Ütia de Fanes (2,060 m) and Rifugio Lavarela huts (2,042 m). Walking time: approx. 7 hours.

Rifugio Lavarela hut – Badia: From the Rifugio Lavarela hut take trail no. 7 to the crossroad and go through the Forcela Santa Croce gap (2,612 m) to the rounded summit of the Sasso Santa Croce (2,907 m). Proceed down to the top station of the Santa Croce chairlift (1,840 m) and follow the easy trail through woods and meadows to Badia. Walking time: approx. 5.5 hours.

Badia - Ütia Puez hut: From Badia via Ciaminades to La Villa (1,477 m) and on trail no. 5 up to the Ütia de Gardenacia hut (2,475 m). Head up through woodland towards the Forcela de Gardenacia gap (2,558 m) and across the limestone plateau to the Ütia Puez mountain hut (2,050 m). Walking time: approx. 5 hours.

Ütia Puez hut – Gardena Pass – Corvara: From the Ütia Puez hut go over the Crespëina high plateau to the Cir ridge (2,469 m) and down to the Gardena Pass (2,121 m). Walk on the Colfosco Alpine Ridgeway (Alta Via di Colfosco, no. 8) via the Stella Alpina valley to Colfosco. Head back to Corvara along the sunny Mersa road (closed to traffic). Walking time: approx. 5 hours.

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
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

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Denis A
March 18, 2019 · Community
@Clarissa Franklin - there are some via ferrata parts along the tour. We went without a set and that was ok too
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Clarissa Franklin
January 17, 2019 · Community
is there any via ferrata along this tour?
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Distance
76.6 km
Duration
26:37 h
Ascent
5556 m
Descent
5013 m

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