klein fanes huette winter dahinter eisengabel furcia dal fers
klein fanes huette winter dahinter eisengabel furcia dal fers

Winter hike to the Realms of the Fanes

The legendary high valley in the heart of the South Tyrolean Dolomites is a perfect hiking tip, also on a beautiful winter day.

The easy and comfortable access to the high alpine pasture in the Fanes Valley is done via Marebbe (Enneberg). At the head of the Val Tamores valley (Tamerstal) the Pederü Mountain Hut is located. There the asphalt road ends at the parking space which is our starting point today. We follow the path no. 7 towards the Fanes, more precisely the parallel running winter path, which is a forest road in summer and a sledging path in winter. Bend after bend the road climbs uphill, soon the valley becomes wider and the sun lights the snowy landscape.

Mt. Picco Eisengabel, Mt. Piz de Sant Antone, Mt. Sas dles Diesc, Mt. Sasso di Santa Croce and Mt. Col Becchei, on the horizon the more than 3,000 m high Lavarella mountain - a gorgeous panorama surrounds the high valley. Past the Little Fanes Mountain Hut (Klein-Fanes-Hütte) we reach the junction where the last section to the Fanes Mountain Hut starts.

This hut is opened also in winter, so we can look forward to a delicious lunch. Afterwards we do a side trip to the also opened Lavarella Mountain Hut before we start our way back down into the valley along the same route. Both in winter and summer the untouched valleys in the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park fascinate the visitors. These spots are venues of the Ladin legends which have their origin in human prehistory.

Author: AT

If you want to do this winter hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!

Starting point: Pederü Mountain Hut (Val Tamores valley, Marebbe)
Signposts: no. 7, "Dolomiten Höhenweg" 1, 13
Distance: approx. 6 km (each way)
Walking time: about 2 hours (ascent), 1.5 hours (descent)
Altitude difference: approx. 590 m
Altitude level: between 1,540 and 2,070 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: February 2016

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