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Snowshoe hike from the Gardena Pass to Colfosco

Snowshoe hike from the Gardena Pass to Colfosco

Colfosco Tourist Office
Str. Pecëi 2
39033 Colfosco
General description

This easy snowshoe hike goes along the southern edge of the Puez-Odle Nature Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), away from the ski slopes on the famous Sellaronda circuit. On a lovely hike through meadows and woods covered in deep snow, you can discover the natural scenery of the Dolomites from an entirely new perspective.

Before heading out on the hike check the weather forecast and the avalanche report http://www.arpa.veneto.it/neve_valanghe/it/pdf/dolomiti_nevevalanghe.pdf.

description to arrive at destination

*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
Route description

Head up from Colfosco to the Rifugio Jimmy hut on the Plans-Frara gondola lift.
Then take the clearly signposted trail no. 8 through the wintry pine forests down to Colfosco. The route goes gently downhill, first to the Rifugio Forcelles hut (2,094 m) and then on to the Stella Alpina hut, from where you walk southwards back to Colfosco through a wide valley.

Public transport
Getting to the starting point of the tour or point of interest by public transport is easy and convenient.