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Ciampedìe - Gardeccia

Snowshoes · Val di Fassa
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Hiking from Ciampedìe to the hollow of Gardeccia. You walk in the realm of King Laurin with an exceptional view of the Larséch cliffs, Cima Catinaccio and the austere Dolomite spires of the Vajolet Towers. 
moderate
Distance 7.6 km
3:15 h
351 m
351 m
1,994 m
1,801 m
From Vigo di Fassa go up to Ciampedìe (1,998 m) with the cable car. You will enjoy a superb view over the Dolomites of Fassa from this sunny plateau. From the cable car’s exit go towards the playground area. Walk along the path passing on the left side of the Kinderpark ("The Path of Animals"). Once you get to a crossroad, follow the downhill trail on the left that leads down to "Pian Pecei" (an altitude drop of about 200 m; as an alternative, you can catch the chair lift - the run is included in the return ticket of the cable car). Near the departure of Ciampedìe chair lift, cross a short stretch of ski slope walking rightwards. Bypass the chair lift station of Vajolet II (tunnel). From here take the "Path of Legends" and begin to ascend. In the first stretch the forest road passes alongside the ski slope and then it goes up across the wood. Once you get to a farmhouse, keep walking on the left hand side. You will reach the hollow of Gardeccia in about 10 minutes.

Author’s recommendation

From Gardeccia Refuge you can take the summer path no. 546 towards the refuges Vajolet and Preuss (closed during the winter), or proceed along track no. 584 up to Refuge Principe (open in the weekends of March/April; please contact the refuge manager before ascending). Should you need any information about snow and path conditions do contact the mountain guides.

Hiking with or without snowshoes. Uphill and downhill possible by chairlift too.

Transport with ski lifts. Suitable for families with children. Walkable with a child's backpack.

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Update: November 17, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,994 m
Lowest point
1,801 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 0.81%Dirt road 70.65%Path 28.52%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Dirt road
5.4 km
Path
2.2 km
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Safety information

1. Plan your day according to your abilities, the weather, the characteristics and conditions of the itinerary as well the avalanche risk.

2. Always prefer being accompanied by somebody. If possible, rely on a professional mountain guide.

3. Make sure you have suitable clothes and equipment (boots, shoe spikes and poles).

4. Inform somebody of your itinerary, return time and possible changes.

5. Take it easy, enjoy the landscape and the silence.

6. If uncertain about the direction, turn back.

7. Stay out of cross-country and alpine skiing slopes.

8. Respect the environment around you. Bring back your rubbish.

9. Bring your pet along but keep it on a leash.

10. Help those in need. Call 112 only in case of real necessity.

Tips and hints

Tourist Board Val di Fassa

Strèda Roma, 36

38032 Canazei (TN)

Phone +39 0462 609500

info@fassa.com

www.fassa.com

Start

Vigo di Fassa - Ciampedìe (1,988 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.433461, 11.665231
DMS
46°26'00.5"N 11°39'54.8"E
UTM
32T 704754 5145661
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Destination

Gardeccia - Vajolet Valley

Turn-by-turn directions

This beautiful scenic walk, ideal for the whole family, begins at Ciampedìe (1,997 m), a natural terrace overlooking the town of Vigo di Fassa. Ciampedìe is easily reached by lift.

The trail ends in Gardeccia (1,948 m). Return walking along the same route backward. Bars and mountain refuges are available in the area. Uphill and downhill possible by chair lift too.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Public transport lines Trentino Trasporti - Val di Fassa:
  • line no. 101 Canazei - Cavalese - Trento
  • line no. 104 Cavalese - Ora - Trento
  • line no. 123 Moena - San Pellegrino Pass - Falcade

Public transport lines SAD - Val di Fassa:

  • line no. 180 Pozza di Fassa - Vigo di Fassa - Carezza Pass - Bolzano

- Nearest bus stop (Trentino Trasporti): Vigo di Fassa > Strada Rezia/Hotel Carpe Diem

- Nearest ski bus stop: Vigo di Fassa > Impianti Catinaccio

Getting there

Main access points to the valley coming from A22 Modena-Brennero motorway:
  • exit Ora/Egna, S.S. 48 delle Dolomiti - San Lugano Pass - Val di Fiemme - Val di Fassa (distance 45 km). At the roundabout in Moena (industrial area), proceed towards Canazei
  • exit Bolzano Nord, S.S. 241 Grande Strada delle Dolomiti - Carezza Pass - Vigo di Fassa (distance 40 km). From Vigo, head north for Canazei, head south for Soraga di Fassa and Moena

Other access points to Val di Fassa:

  • from A27 motorway (Venezia), exit Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo and S.P. 346 to San Pellegrino Pass - Moena (Val di Fassa). At the roundabout in Moena, proceed towards Canazei
  • from A27 motorway (Venezia), exit Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo/Alleghe/Rocca Pietore. S.P. 641 to Fedaia Pass - Canazei
  • coming from Arabba, S.S. 48 to Pordoi Pass - Canazei
  • from Val Gardena, S.S. 242 to Sella Pass - Canazei

Parking

Parking is in the immediate vicinity of the valley station of the Catinaccio cable car.

Coordinates

DD
46.433461, 11.665231
DMS
46°26'00.5"N 11°39'54.8"E
UTM
32T 704754 5145661
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Winter walks - Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa 

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Equipment

Wear adequate clothing, footwear and equipment (boots, shoe spikes and poles) suitable for the length and grade of difficulty of trail to be taken. Always try to be self-sufficient and carry with you the necessary to face possible emergency situations and a first aid kit.

Most of the trails are beaten by walkers. No mechanical beating, daily or periodical, is forseen and no specific signs have been placed on the itineraries to show the way. Eeven where scheduled, the beating of some trails by means of snowmobiles, will not be daily but only occasional or following a snowfall. Anyway this does not prevent the presence of some icy and slippery spots on the tracks, especially in the parts placed in shadow. Observe carefully the terrain you are walking on and be always equipped in a proper way.


Questions and answers

Question from Enrico Palombo · January 03, 2023 · Community
C’è un sentiero sterrato che da Ciampedie porta all’inizio del sentiero delle leggende giusto ? Non si potrebbe invece da Ciampedie prendere il sentiero 540 fino a Gardeccia ?
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
351 m
Descent
351 m
Highest point
1,994 m
Lowest point
1,801 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Scenic Family-friendly Cableway ascent/descent Dog-friendly Forest roads Forest

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