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Alpe Lusia - Nature path

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  • Alpe Lusia - Sentiero Natura - Valbona - Colvere - ©Archivio S.i.f. Impianti Funiviari Lusia S.p.a.
    Alpe Lusia - Sentiero Natura - Valbona - Colvere - ©Archivio S.i.f. Impianti Funiviari Lusia S.p.a.
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This easy path, especially suitable for families with children, tells stories and curiosities about the woods around Alpe Lusia, inviting guests to observe nature with different eyes, in the whole respect of the dolomitic enviroment.
Distance 7.2 km
1:35 h
193 m
193 m
1,870 m
1,367 m
It is a little open-air natural museum, all to discover. Entrance is free: the only actors are man and nature. Illustrative panels accompany the visitors along the whole track. The path starts from "Valbona" (reachable from "Ronchi"-Moena by cabin lift, first stop). From the intermediate station of the "Lusia" cabin lift, refreshment at the restaurant Chalet Valbona, go on the flat towards Malga Pozza (dairy). Where the dirt road begins to climb, go down to the left onto the pastures and then into the wood. Then the path flattens out to reach the La Rezila Refuge (1,761 m) on the edge of a wide grassy clearing. You then need to walk uphill behind the building following the fence. You will reach a new construction and a fork. Path no. 623, to the right, leads to Lusia Pass, while path no. 625 crosses the stream which comes down from the pass. You will come to the "Colvere".


Author’s recommendation

Just after the La Rezila Refuge, along the path no. 625 towards "Colvere", begins a nice "forest bathing" staged path, along which it is possible to experience the nature through every sense. First step: "tree hugging", the Celtic practice of hugging the trees to absorb their beneficial properties, a real green cure against the daily stress. In particular, spruces helps to heal the fractures and reduce the swelling. Second step: barefoot on the grass, on the leaves, on musk, barks and stones. This kind of walking has a positive incidence on the humour and on the sleeping, but it also helps to improve the postures, the metabolism and the balance. Third step: Kneipp therapy. Plunge your feet in a stream to benefit of the curative power of fresh and pure high mountain water.

Just before reaching the municipal hut at "Colvere", you will clearly see the posts of the Austrian gunners of the First World War, placed in reinforced concrete structures. A trenched path enters the wood and, proceeding downhill, leads to the observatory: a net of tunnels dug into the rock, equipped with windows and slots to keep at gunpoint the San Pellegrino pass, starting point of the Italian front. The use of an electric torch to visit the galleries as well as suitable clothes and shoes are highly recommended. In summertime it is also possible to take part in guided excursions.

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Update: July 19, 2022
Highest point
1,870 m
Lowest point
1,367 m
Best time of year

Track types

Forested/wild trail 35.33%Path 30.90%Lift/cableway 33.76%
Forested/wild trail
2.5 km
2.2 km
2.4 km
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Safety information

  • Plan your excursion according to your skills and the weather
  • Walk slowly, enjoy the landscape and the silence
  • Inform somebody about your itinerary, return time and possible changes
  • Rely on professionals (Alpine and local guides)
  • Help those in need. Call 112 only in case of real necessity
  • Make sure you have suitable clothes and equipment + some water and snacks
  • Respect the environment around you and its inhabitants. Bring back your rubbish
  • Follow the marked trails avoiding those in the bike park
  • To protect the wonders of nature, leave everything in its place
  • Bring your pet along, but keep it on a leash

Tips and hints

Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa

Strèda Roma, 36

38032 Canazei (TN)

Phone +39 0462 609500

Lift opening times


Valbona (Alpe Lusia - Moena) (1,366 m)
46.368097, 11.687769
46°22'05.1"N 11°41'16.0"E
32T 706732 5138457
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Valbona (Alpe Lusia - Moena)

Turn-by-turn directions

The itinerary leaves from the midway station of the "Lusia" cabin lift (1,820 m). "Valbona" is reached by lifts (from Moena by car or public transport to "Ronchi", about 3,5 km. Convenient and ample parking at the valley station of the lift).

You return by the same route, by taking the cabin lift from "Valbona", or by going down the forest road that leads to the valley station of the cabin lift in "Ronchi". The Chalet Valbona and La Rezila refuges are the only refreshment places in the area. The path is not suited for strollers.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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
  • line no. 471 Dolomites passes (Sella Pass, Gardena Pass, Campolongo Pass, Pordoi Pass, Fedaia Pass). Service available in summer only

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


Free parking at the valley station of the cabin lift.


46.368097, 11.687769
46°22'05.1"N 11°41'16.0"E
32T 706732 5138457
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Hiking map - Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa

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Wear adequate clothing, footwear and equipment 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.

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7.2 km
1:35 h
193 m
193 m
Highest point
1,870 m
Lowest point
1,367 m
Out and back Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent Dog-friendly


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