The Langkofel Group in the Western Dolomites is situated between the Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, Sella Group and Catinaccio.
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This mountain range is allocated in a circular arc, opened towards north west. Due to this allocation, it forms kind of an “inner yard”. However, this mountain group originated about 230 million years ago.
The Langkofel Group consists of the following mountains - in clockwise direction: Sassolungo (3,181 m asl), Spallone del Sassolungo (south-eastern peak of the Sassolungo), Punta delle Cinque Dita (2,996 m asl), Punta Grohmann (or Sasso di Levante, 3,126 m asl), Torre Innerkofler (3,081 m asl), Dente and Sasso Piatto (2,969 m asl). Particularly the Sassolungo and the Sasso Piatto are perfect for climbing and moutain tours and can also be surrounded on foot. The highest peak (and name giving) is the Sassolungo or Langkofel.
Famous is not only the mountain range itself, but also the “Città dei Sassi” (City of Stones) at the foot of the Langkofel Group, which is characterised by a rich flora and fauna. Worthwhile is the hike across the Langkofel Group, starting from the Passo Sella mountain hut and passing by the Forcella Sassolungo, the Vicenza and Murmeltierhütte mountain huts and the Jender valley, until reaching Santa Cristina in Val Gardena. This hike is quite exhausting despite a low altitude difference.