Alpine tour through the Sella

The Sella mountain group (3,152 m asl.) is located in the heart of the Dolomites. It is also called the mountain of the Ladin. Along the Setus via ferrata we hike to Lake Pisciadù and walk further to the Rif. Boè mountain hut and to the Sass Pordoi.

Our starting point is the Passo Gardena at 2,121 m asl. Along the path no. 666 we walk southeastwards to the Val Setus, a channel which ascends between the cliffs of the Sella. At the upper part, the path through the Val Setus valley is a secured, not difficult but steep via ferrata, which leads us to the Pisciadù mountain hut (2,587 m asl.). Past Lake Pisciadù the path no. 666 ascends southwards through the Val Tita valley. Via iron brackets we climb up to a flat ridge at about 2,960 m asl., a short up and down section leads us to the rise of the Antersass and finally – after 4 hours in total – we reach the Rif. Boè mountain hut (managed).

Like a circle the rocks of the Sella group entwine the Val Lasties valley. The path no. 627 follows this circle and proceeds until the Pordoi gap and later up to the Sass Pordoi. Up here, at 2,950 m asl., the mountain station of the cable car is located, which takes us down to the Pordoi ridge (2,240 m asl.). By public bus we come back to our starting point. This tour is recommended to sure-footed and experienced hikers. Please make sure, that the weather conditions are stable!

Author: AT

If you want to do this mountain hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Passo Gardena, Jëuf de Frea
Distance: 9.2 km
Markers: no. 666, Dolomiten Höhenweg AV2, no. 627
Altitude difference: 1,220 m
Altitude level: 2,135 bis 2,980 m asl.
Walking time: approx. 5 hours
Experienced in: August 2015
Please note: inform yourself of the public bus timetables before you start (Pordoi ridge – Val Gardena)!

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  1. Hotel Alpenheim

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  2. B&B Hotel Concordia

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  3. Hotel Miravalle

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  4. Hotel Grien

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  5. Cavallino Bianco

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