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Discovering the legend "The Salvan of the Gardena pass"

Theme trail · Alta Badia
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  • View Gardena Pass
    / View Gardena Pass
    Photo: Alta Badia/Alex Moling, Tourist Association Alta Badia
  • Walking trail Passo Gardena
    / Walking trail Passo Gardena
    Photo: Alta Badia/Alex Moling, Tourist Association Alta Badia
  • / Gardena Pass view
    Photo: Alta Badia/Alex Moling, Tourist Association Alta Badia
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moderate
10 km
4:00 h
659 m
658 m

Embark on a four-hour hike from Colfosco to Passo Gardena, and you will find yourself in the footsteps of the Salvan, the mythical little man of the forest who lived on the border with the Val Gardena.

Discover the whole legend in the book: "Walking through an enchanted land" available in the tourist offices.



Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,132 m
Lowest point
1,593 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.554312, 11.855546
DMS
46°33'15.5"N 11°51'20.0"E
UTM
32T 718888 5159600
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the church in Colfosco you descend the Sotdlijia street, along the Cassa Raiffeisen bank, until you reach the junction with path no. 28 to the Pisciadú waterfalls, at the feet of the Val Mezdí. Continue on path no. 650 along the meadows to the Gardena pass. Cross the road and follow path no. 8. The trail leads to the "Salvan" spring then continues halfway up the hill through the Rü meadows, descends on path no. 8b to the neighbourhoods of Rönn and Pecëi and finishes in the Colfosco village centre.

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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

DD
46.554312, 11.855546
DMS
46°33'15.5"N 11°51'20.0"E
UTM
32T 718888 5159600
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
659 m
Descent
658 m

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