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Hike from the Col Raiser to the top of Mt Seceda

This beautiful mountain pasture walk in the Puez-Odle Nature Park follows the path above Ortisei and Santa Cristina

The Col Raiser is considered one of the most beautiful alpine pastures of the Gardena valley. Thanks to the modern cable car, it is accessible for everyone. The panoramic view on the Odle Group, but also the rest of the Val Gardena Dolomites from the Sella Massif to Mt Sassolungo and Mt Sasso Piatto, makes our hearts leap for joy.

From the mountain station of the Col Raiser Cable Car (2,100 m a.s.l.), we take the trail n° 4, leading us the way across meadows and forests towards the Firenze mountain hut. From this place, the hiking trail n° 1 stretches towards Mt Seceda. After a short, steep passage, the trail snakes down to Lake Iman, a little mountain pond in the heart of Alpine pastures, which is located directly under the western Odle peak: Mt Fermeda. The trail continues via the Troier mountain hut farther towards west, slightly rising, up to the mountain station of the Seceda chairlift at 2,500 m a.s.l.

From this point, few minutes are left to the Seceda summit with the summit cross (2,519 m), which provides a breathtaking view of the Val Gardena with Ortisei, the Rasciesa Alp, on the other side Alpe di Siusi, Mt Sassolungo and Mt Sasso Piatto, the mighty Sella Massif, the Odle and Puez Groups and also the Funes valley with the summits of the Odle di Eores and Mt Sass de Putia. If you would like to know more mountain names, just take into account the panoramic circle with 360 degrees view. The way back to the Alpine pasture of the Col Raiser, where the mountain station of the cable car is located, comprises the trails 1A, 2 and 4A. A great walk in the fascinating mountain landscape of the Dolomites, a World Heritage site!

Author: AT

alpine pasture hike circular route difficulty: moderate with lifts
  • Starting point:
    Raiser mountain hut (mountain station of the Col Raiser Cable Car)
  • Time required:
    03:20 h
  • Track length:
    9,7 km
  • Altitude:
    from 2.035 m to 2.495 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +484 m | -484 m
  • Route:
    Raiser mountain hut - Firenze mountain hut - Lake Iman - Troier mountain hut - Seceda chairlift - summit cross of Mt Seceda - Sofie mountain hut - Daniel mountain hut - Fermeda mountain hut - Odles mountain hut - Col Raiser Alp
  • Signposts:
    4, 1, 1A, 2, 4A
  • Resting points:
    Regensburger Hütte, Troier, Sofie, Mastré, Daniel, Odles
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Hike from the Col Raiser to the top of Mt Seceda

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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