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

difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    Pederü Mountain Hut (Val Tamores valley, Marebbe)
  • Time required:
    03:30 h
  • Track length:
    13,4 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.539 m to 2.054 m a.m.s.l.
  • Altitude difference:
    +559 m | -559 m
  • Signposts:
    no. 7, Altavia Dolomiti 1, 13
  • Destination:
    Rifugio Fanes, Rifugio Lavarella
  • Resting points:
    Rifugio Fanes, Rifugio Lavarella
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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