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Tourist association Badia
Str. Colz, 75
39036 La Villa (Italy)
Tel.: +39 0471 847037
E-Mail: lavilla@altabadia.org
Homepage: http://www.altabadia.org
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Difficulty medium
Route length 13,9 km
Duration 4 h 20 m
Ascent 260 m
Descent 918 m
Altitude difference 260 m
Altitude 2284 m 1524 m
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An altidude hike from Passo Valparola to San Cassiano under the Setsas peak and to the Pralongiá plateau. Admire impressive views over the entire Alta Badia mountains with a close-up of the Lagazuoi top and the majestic peaks of Lavarela and Conturines. If you wish to extend your itinerary, you can even ascend the Setsas mountain.

From Passo Valparola take trail nr. 24, which on the west leads to Pralongiá. The narrow trail descends to a junction. At this point, trail nr. 24 on the right, moves on ups and downs to the north side of the Setsas peak. From the hollow, climb steeply to the next junction, from where you reach the summit of the Setsas (2158 m). Proceeding on trail nr. 24 you arrive at the ridge Les Pizades to then descend to the Störes meadows direction Pralongiá. At the fork, continue on path nr. 23 that brings you to the alpine guesthouse Pralongiá (2 h 30 min.). Proceed northwards, following trail nr. 23 to San Cassiano until reaching the next junction. From here, take path nr. 22 through the meadows to the Ütia Saraghes hut (1 h). Still on trail nr. 22, which slopes slightly downwards, walk through woods and pastures to the village of San Cassiano.

*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
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