High alpine tour on Mount Sasso Putia

Mount Sasso Putia (2,875 metres asl) is one of the most beautiful panoramic mountains in the Dolomites.

We start our mountain tour at Passo delle Erbe (2,006 metres asl), which can be reached from San Martino in Badia, Luson in the Valle Isarco or the Val di Funes. From the parking space (subject to charge) near the Ütia de Börz, at the foot of the impressive north face of Mount Sasso Putia, we follow the broad forest road no. 8A towards Ütia Göma.

After a first section through the forest we soon reach the wonderful meadows full of alpine roses and flowers of every colour … it’s amazing! At the fork, where the trail to the Ütia Göma branches off, we turn right into trail no. 8A leading along the meadows.

The trail gets narrower and we get closer and closer to the rocks. On trail no. 4, which becomes continuously steeper, we hike along a stream through a long valley and across some snow fields. Arrived at the Putia mountain pass (2,357 metres asl) we have a short rest. From here, one can also reach the Val di Funes and Longiarù in the Val Badia.

We continue our tour on Mount Sasso Putia on many serpentines and through a landscape becoming more and more alpine until we reach the saddle between the so-called „small“ and „big“ Sasso Putia.
From here, a steep fixed rope route leads up to the peak of the „big“ Sasso Putia.

Children and hikers with only few hiking experience should use a climbing harness. After the fixed rope route, a short stony trail finally leads to the peak cross of Mount Sasso Putia, where a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountain panorama awaits us: the Dolomites with Mount Marmolata, the Zillertal Alps and many other mountain ranges. Finally, we take the same way back to our starting point.

Please note: Mount Sasso Putia is a very popular hiking destination. During the high summer period, we therefore recommend to do the tour very early in the morning and preferably not on weekends. This tour requests both a very good physical fitness and some mountain experience, especially on the last section leading to the peak. We also recommend to hike on the peak of the „small“ Sasso Putia (reachable in about 15 minutes from the saddle), that offers a great view of the peak of its „bigger“ brother. At the Putia mountain pass, you can also start a tour around Sasso Putia.

Author: BS

When you plan to do this hiking tour, please inform yourselves on the conditions of the trails!

Starting point: Passo delle Erbe (2,006 metres asl)
Trail route: Passo delle Erbe - Putia mountain pass - Sasso Putia - Putia mountain pass - Passo delle Erbe
Trail numbers: 8A, 4 / “Giro del Sasso Putia“
Altitude difference: 900 metres
Walking time: approx. 3 hours (ascent)
Experienced in: July 2010
Suitable for families? Yes, with older children with some hiking experience. However, children should be secured at the fixed rope section.
More information: tourist board Val di Funes, tel.: +39 0472 840180, e-mail: info@villnoess.info

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