Trekking on Sassolungo: the Sassolungo ring

Starting point is the car park of Sella Pass, from here you take the path n. 525 to go up to the Forcella del Sassolungo, where the Toni Demetz Hut is located. Alternatively, hop on the gondola lift from Sella Pass to the mountain station of Forcella del Sassolungo, 1.15 hours less. When you reach the first hut, you can see on one side the Cin Deic - Cinque Dita (2,998 m) croda, the Sas da Duman - Sasso Levante (3,114 m) and the Sasplat - Sassopiatto (2,954 m) and on the other the Spallone de Sassolungo (3,081 m). We continue descending in the area called Dantersasc 'towards the Vicenza Hut passing between imposing vertical walls.

After 45 minutes you arrive at the second hut, Vicenza (2,253 m), from here you go further and after 15 minutes you reach a crossroads. Here you take the path n. 526 called Via Stradal which goes around the Sassolungo up to the Emilio Comici Hut (2,153 m), a panoramic point on Val Gardena and the Odle and Puez groups, not far from the Piz Sella cable car lookout. Continue eastwards, in moderate climb on the meadows, with a direct view of the Sella massif and the towers of the same name, leaving on the left two ski lifts and then licking the landslide of the "Citta dei Sassi" at the foot of the imposing Sassolungo. We continue on the meadows and, just in front of the Sella Towers, we return comfortably to the starting point (40 min.).

Technical data

Starting point: car park's Sella Pass (2,183 m)
Point of arrival: car park's Sella Pass (2,183 m)
Difference in height: 550 m (150 m if you go up in a gondola lift)
Ttime: 4.40 hours (3.25 if you go up by cableway)
Difficulty: E
Recommended period: from the end of June to October
Signpost: 525, 526
Itinerary: Passo Sella Hut, Toni Demetz Hut, Vicenza Hut, Col de Mesdì, ComiciHut and Return to car park's Sella Pass

Difficulty: Degree E = hikers
Length: 14.5 km
Max Altitude: 2681
Duration: 05:00 hours
Difference in altitude: 550 m

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