This mountain ranges is arc in the Western Dolomites.
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This mountain range of the Dolomites is situated between Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, Sella group and Catinaccio and it is allocated in a circular arc, opened towards north west. Due to this allocation, the Sassolungo group forms kind of “inner yard”. However, this mountain group originated about 230 million years ago.
The Sassolungo Group consists of - in clockwise direction - Sassolungo (3,181 m), Cinquedita (2,996 m), Punta Grohmann (or Sasso di Levante, 3,126 m), Innerkoflerturm, Dente, and the characteristic Sasso Piatto (2,969 m). Particularly the Sassolungo and Sasso Piatto are perfect for climbing and moutain tours and can also be surrounded on foot. The highest peak of this mountain group is the Sassolungo.
Famous is not only the mountain range itself, but also the “Città dei Sassi” (city of stones) at the foot of the Sassolungo Group, which is characterised by a rich flora and fauna.
> Our tip: A hike across the Sassolungo, starting from Rifugio Passo Sella and passing by Forcella Sassolungo, Rifugio Comici, until reaching S. Cristina. This hike is really worthwhile, but quite exhausting despite a low altitude difference.