A hike in the Dolomites starting and ending in Selva in Val Gardena.
Image gallery: Hiking from Selva to Rifugio Puez
By car you drive to Selva in Valgardena valley at 1,638 m, where you take the Dantercepies gondola cableway to Passo Gardena. The hike starts on trail no. 12A at the foot of the Cir mountains to Rifugio Jimmis. Soon we reach the main trail of our hike, which is the Dolomite High Path no. 2.
Steep hairpin bends take us to Passo Cir at 2,465 m, from where we slightly descend to Passo Crespeina. We walk on, still on path no. 2, past Lake Crespeina, to the Ciampac (wind gap). We have now reached the highest point of our hike (2,,359 m a.s.l.).
Our hike continues at the west of the Gherdenacia. After about one hour we reach Rifugio Puez (2,481 m a.s.l.). After a short rest we continue walking on the Dolomite high path no. 2. At a crossroads we leave this trail and follow the sign no. 16 and then no. 14 across Vallelunga. After approximately 3 hours we reach the valley station of the Dantercepies gondola cableway in Selva, from where we started.
If you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!
Starting point: Selva Gardena, Dantercepies mountain station
Signposts: 12A, 2, 16, 14, 12A
Trail length: approx. 15 km
Altitude difference: 595 m (ascent), 1,241 m (ascent)
Altitude level: between 1,638 and 2,531 m a.s.l.
Walking time: 5.5 hours
Experienced in: August 2007