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Hiking from Lagazuoi Refuge to the Valparola pass

Easy itinerary to the Valparola Pass

The starting point of the itinerary, Lagazuoi Refuge, can be reached directly from the Falzarego pass by cable car - or hiking for approx. 2 hours on the Frontline Trail.

Hike down the Lagazuoi ridge or follow the trail of the Alta Via No.1 (Dolomite High Route 1) to Forcella Selares, then turn left onto trail 20a to the Valparola Pass.
This route, part of which is on the Armentarola ski-slope, offers extensive views over Cime di Fanis-Scotoni and below of Val Badia.

From Forcella Selares you may turn right and walk down the ski-slope to Rifugio Scotoni and to Armentarola.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Difficulty
easy

Departure point
mountain hut Rifugio Lagazuoi

Arrival point
Valparola pass, Armentarola pass

Total duration
2 h

Path number
20-20A

Total difference in altitude
546 m

Altitude at starting point
2746 m

Altitude at arrival
2200 m

Access
Lagazuoi Refuge, the starting point of the excursion, can be reached from the Falzarego pass (2105 m), where there is a large parking lot, with the Lagazuoi cable car or hiking for approx. 2 hours on the Frontline Trail.

Return
The return walk from Valparola Pass to the parking lot of the Lagazuoi cable car at Falzarego Pass - 3.5 km with 95 m negative difference in height - along the provincial road of Valparola Pass No. 24, takes about 45 minutes.