Trekking from Val Badia to Val di Fassa

Dolomite views and SPA escape

Dates

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Nights

7

Difficulty

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Description

Val Badia and Val di Fassa are the most characteristic Ladin valleys and are surrounded by the imposing peaks of the Sella and Rosengarten groups.

This is the ideal program for those, who wish to explore the landscapes and the Ladin villages in complete tranquillity. In fact, thanks to the lifts it will be possible to tackle long distances while doing relatively little effort. On the last day you will relax at the aquatic and wellness center "Dolaondes" and enjoy the panoramic balcony overlooking the peaks of the Dolomites. 

 

Length 7 nights

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Program

Arrival in Alta Badia: After arriving in Alta Badia and checking into the hotel, it’s time to relax after the journey and enjoy the beautiful mountain atmosphere.

Acclimatization day: Today is dedicated to acclimatization. Relax, take a walk to stretch your legs, and get used to the altitude and the mountains. In the late afternoon/evening, there will be a general briefing about the route with a local expert from Holimites.

1st stage: approx. 9,6 km (6 miles) / +304 m (997 feet) elevation gain; -503 (1650 feet) elevation loss

From the village of Badia, we follow the path along the river, arriving at the Piz La Ila cable car, which takes us up to higher elevation, where we will have a breathtaking view of the landscapes of Alta Badia. We hike towards Piz Boè, at the foot of the Sella massive. Here starts the pleasant descent through the towers of Bec de Roces, to finally reach the Passo Campolongo.

2nd stage: approx. 9,5 km (5,9 miles) / +700 m (2198 feet) e.g.; -630 m (2067 feet) e.l.

From the Campolongo Pass we round the Sella massif eastward to the Pordoi Pass. From here we can take the cable car to Sass Pordoi (2950 m asl) to enjoy a 360° panorama on the Dolomites peaks. Some mountain guides have revealed to us that here, at an altitude of almost 3000m, you can sip the best cappuccino in the Dolomites. We then descend toward Val di Fassa.


3rd stage: approx. 12,2 km (7,5 miles) / +835 m (2740 feet) e.g.; -703 m (2306 feet) e.l.

After a rich breakfast we start our hike on a gentle up and down trail at the foot of the Sasso Piatto. After a short break at the ononymous hut, the tour continues through flower-filled meadows. The last 3 km (1,9 miles) are the most challenging, but the effort will be repaid with a stunning view of Lake Antermoia.


4th stage: approx. 12 km (7,5 miles) / +350 m (1148 feet) e.g.; -950 m (3117 feet) e.l.

We leave Lake Antermoia behind us and begin our climb at the foot of the Catinaccio d'Antermoia. Once we reach the highest point of today's stage, the descent through the Vajolet Valley begins. Wee can see how the rocky terrain gradually gives way to vegetation. We descend to the valley by cable car. The afternoon is dedicated to the thermal baths of Pozza - QC Terme, a spa immersed in the unspoiled nature of the mountains of Trentino.


5th stage: approx. 9 km (5,6 miles) / +438 m (1437 feet) e.g.; -420 m (1378 feet) e.l.

From Pozza di Fassa, we take the cable car that takes us to high altitude. Surrounded by the enchanting Dolomite landscape, we cross Ciampac. The descent to the picturesque village of Alba is by cable car. A walk of approx. 2.5 km (1,5 miles) takes us to Canazei, where we are pampered in a cozy hotel.

Departure.

 

Optional day:
Relax at Dolaondes - an aquatic and wellness center with a panoramic balcony overlooking the peaks of the Dolomites.



More info

You have the possibility to do this tour with one of our local tour experts, or, if you prefer, a self-guided tour.

What are the advantages of an escorted tour – a tour with a local expert?

  • The local expert knows the trails like the back of his hand, and is also well informed about mountains, fauna and flora, and the many traditions of the Dolomites world. Are you already fascinated by the Dolomite legends?
  • The tour is enriched with so much knowledge and information.
 Tales, stories, and high quantity of tips from locals - from people who grew up here and have much more to tell than the best book.
  • Luggage transport from hut to hut is also a big plus.
You can hike with a small backpack, because your luggage is already waiting for you in the next hut.
  • In addition to breakfast, dinner and lunch are also included. Of course, the local expert knows where you get the best dumplings, the most delicious pasta, and the most fluffy cake.
  • The weather, or more specifically, bad weather, is not to be underestimated in the mountains, and our local experts have years of experience with it. In case of thunderstorms, rain or even snowfall (yes, even in August it can snow sometimes), they know exactly what to do.
  • The correct estimation of the hiking pace is a skill learned over time. When hiking alone, it’s difficult to keep the same pace. This can result in a serious miscalculation of walking time. The guide know exactly when it’s time to take a break, or to push the group with a chocolate bar.
  • The community: during our guided tours, people meet who already have something in common from the beginning: the love for nature and being active. The popularity of our guides with the various hut owners can also turn out to be a great benefit (we just say: Grappa!).

ESCORTED TOURS 2025

  • on request

KEEP IT PRIVATE

Do you want to reserve one of our guided tours exclusively for you and your group of friends? Choose any tour that you like, contact us and remember to tell us how many people are in your group. We will send you a personalized quote based on the number of participants.

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

from mid June to the end of September

If you opt for the self-guided tour, you can choose your preferred travel time. Send us your estimated dates of arrival/departure and we will send you a detailed offer.

ARRIVAL

Holimites is keen to help you plan and organize your arrival and departure.

Together we will find the best travel solution, and we will help you to book bus or train tickets, arrange the car rental, or book a private transfer service.

Here you will find more information about travel to the Dolomites.


 INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Bookings of all accommodations
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Detailed maps and roadbook
  • Briefing with a Holimites trail expert
  • Lift/cable car tickets
  • All taxes
  • Special Holimites Souvenir

INCLUDED DURING THE ESCORTED TOURS

  • All the services mentioned under “Included in the price”
  • Local tour escort at your disposal during the tour
  • Baggage transfer from hotel/hut to hotel/hut (where possible)
  • Hiking maps and roadbooks are not included during the escorted tours
  • Full board only during the stages (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Dinner not included during the last stage

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Beverages and anything not mentioned under "Included in the price"
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Ticket for the aquatic and wellness center "Dolaondes"

SUPPLEMENTS

  • Additional days: starting from € 150,00 per person/night
  • Single room: € 420,00 (available only in hotels, not in huts)
  • High season (from the end of June to mid-September): an additional € 150,00 € per person

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Is some training necessary before participating in this trekking tour?

Yes, even though the use of cable cars will facilitate some descents/climbs, it is still recommended to be trained. Sore legs, blisters, or other ailments related to walking after the first stage can possibly ruin the entire week for someone. The hiking programs are suited for people that are already strong walkers that can manage treks with fully packed backpacks.
Participating in a trekking group requires having to keep up a certain pace in order to finish the scheduled stages. If your legs are shutting down or your physical preparedness is constraining the rest of the group to slow down and making group compatibility problematic, your tour escort may decide you need to tone down, leaving the pack. Your alternatives in this case are:
a) to shuttle throughout the day on the service van, each day, to the next hut or
b) to take a shuttle 'bump up' to the last hotel, where you can finish your vacation doing some great day hikes.

 

Are there minimum skills requested?
It is absolutely necessary to have some trekking experience on mountain trails and exposed sections. A good ability to read maps is a must for self-guided tours.

What happens in the case of bad weather?
Sir Alan Flemming once stated: “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing”. But, it’s surely possible that bad weather conditions may prohibit our planned tour in some cases. If this happens to
be the case, a phone call to our office from the hut you are staying at is all that’s needed. We will gladly reorganize all of the upcoming stages of your trekking tour so that you can arrive as planned at the end of the
Alta Via; even if you have to take a 1 day break to allow weather conditions to clear up.

 

What specific clothing do you recommend?
We suggest you always carry a light hydration pack with a few layers such as a light insulation jacket, gloves and a hat. Also, keep in mind that the weather in the mountains can quickly change. If your offer includes baggage transfer, we suggest you to pack some warmer and comfortable clothing, which can be left in your bag that we will transfer for you from hut to hut.

I have some Issues with elevation, is that a problem?
The runs each day are between 1.500 and 2.300 meters altitude (between 4,900 and 7,500 feet). In addition, the huts for the overnight stays are above 2000 meters (6,600 feet) If you have trouble with high elevations,
please consult a doctor or medical professional for their expert opinion before booking this trip.

 

I want do to a self-guided trekking. Are the trails well marked?
Yes, the trails are well marked, but it‘s important to pay attention and be sure to stay on the correct path. During the briefing a local trail expert will explain you every stage exactly.

The programs on the catalog don‘t match my expectations. Are there alternative offers?
On request, Holimites can customize a program for you. Is the tour too long or the stages to challenging? Do you prefer a different itinerary? Would you like to book some extra days to relax in the hotel or on a mountain hut? Just send us a request and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Should I expect to climb a Via Ferrata?
Our standard programs don't include a Via Ferrata. But gladly we can organize one for you with a certified IFMGA-UIAGM Alpine Guide. There is the opportunity to do the Via Ferrata during a stage or you can add an extra day at the beginning or at the end of your tour.

Overnight stay on the mountain huts...
You will be surprised of how lovely our mountain huts are. However, they have to be considered a rifugio in the mountains and not a hotel. So you won’t find all the luxury features you find in the towns.
In the huts there are blankets and pillows. We suggest to bring sleeping bags inlay with you.
All hotels and huts are well informed about dietary restrictions, like gluten or lactose intolerance. Everywhere you will find a vegetarian or vegan alternative.
Not all huts accept credit cards. So we suggest to bring some cash with you, to pay drinks, snacks or extras which are not included in the offer.

Where can we have lunch during the trekking?
For lunch, you can stop in one of the mountain huts and try some local specialities. Alternatively, you can request a packed lunch from the hut where you stayed the previous night.

What about dinner? 

All the mountain huts where you'll be staying offer dinner service, which you can decide to join on the same day. When you'll stay in a hotel you have the option to dine at the hotel's restaurant or, if you prefer, explore the town to find a restaurant that suits your taste.