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Snow shoes hike through the Armentarola/Saré meadows

Snowshoes • Dolomites Alta Badia
Source: La Villa–San Cassiano–Badia
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    Photo: Freddy Planinschek, La Villa–San Cassiano–Badia
Map / Snow shoes hike through the Armentarola/Saré meadows
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closed
easy
6.2 km
2:35 h
544 m
1 m

This relatively easy snowshoe hike, with little variation in altitude, goes through the Armentarola meadows in San Cassiano as far as the Valparola Pass and is ideal for anyone looking for something a bit different for half a day.

Snow-covered meadows and fantastic views await the hiker. You can gaze all around from the Setsas to the Col di Lana, from the Sass de Putia to the Sassongher, from the Lavarella to the Conturines and Lagazuoi. And when, in late afternoon, the sun tinges the peaks of the Dolomites with pink or red, the natural spectacle is simply perfect.

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easy
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2168 m
1624 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts at the Armentarola hotel (bus stop).

Follow the signposted trail no. 18 and walk south-east slightly uphill through the forest. Then you cross an asphalt road and continue walking to the Gran Ancëi hotel and southwards through the gently rolling meadows of Prè de Costa to the edge of the forest. At the fork in the trail, continue on trail no. 18, climbing gradually uphill through the trees.

You will then arrive at the idyllic Valparola Alpine pasture land with its traditional huts.

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
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Status
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.2 km
Duration
2:35 h
Ascent
544 m
Descent
1 m

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