The Rasciesa Ridge
Distance 16.8 km
Beginning with an enjoyable 800m ride on a state-of-the-art funicular railway, which replaced the historic chair lift in 2011, the walk is a panoramic traverse that touches on several good eateries that can be reduced by 650m and 1hr 30min thanks to the lower Seceda cable-car. This part is of great interest to geology enthusiasts, as the multi-layered beds underlying the Dolomites’ original coral deposits are exposed on the westernmost edge of the Odle. The most ancient is a type of blood-red sandstone rich in fossils, which, in 1969, yielded vertebrae and bone fragments belonging to a porpoise-like Ichthyosaurus (probably Jurassic) at the foot of the Seceda. It is overlaid with a multitude of grey-white chalks and grey-yellow layers dating back 240–250 million years. A wine-red porphyry from a later volcanic phase can also be seen further downhill. Special finds are on display at the Ortisei museum.
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Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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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