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San Cassiano

San Cassiano

Snowshoe hike in the Störes meadows to the Piz Sorega

Snowshoe hike in the Störes meadows to the Piz Sorega

San Cassiano Tourist Office
Str. Micurá de Rü 26
39036 San Cassiano
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
Public transport

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

Route description

The snowshoes excursion starts in San Cassiano/Armentarola (bus stop). Head south-east on trail no. 18 through the forest and then gently upwards following signs to Pralongiá.

Trail no. 24A takes you across a meadow with a slight incline up to the edge of the forest. Here you continue along the Val de Störes valley to the same named meadows (walking time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes) and up to the Störes ridge.

From the ridge, you continue along the same trail going gradually downhill to the Pralongiá high plateau and mountain hut. The trail goes gently up and down to the Ütia de Bioch mountain hut, where you continue along the ski slope to the Rifugio Piz Sorega hut.

Take the Piz Sorega gondola lift back down to San Cassiano.

The walk is even possible in the reverse sense.

General description

This easy snowshoes excursion in San Cassiano takes you through a winter wonderland of magical beauty.

The view from the Pralongiá plateau is unique, with a 360° panorama of some of the most beautiful peaks in the Dolomites: from the Marmolada glacier to the Sella massif, from the Fanes group to the peaks on the southern edge of the Puez-Odle Nature Park, such as the Sassongher and Sass de Pütia.