MOENA - SAS DA CIAMP
Excursions in the side valleys
From the village of Moena go to the hamlet of Sorte (Sort), follow the road round by the church. Keep going up the steep asphalt road to the Malga Panna restaurant. Leave the car in the car park and start walking along the easy dirt road to Penìa (30 mins). If you are interested in geology you will admire the sedimentary Werfen rock along the way. This sediment was laid down when rivers flowing from the west ran into the ancient sea which used to fill the whole Val di Fassa. At Penìa the Malga Peniola, a traditional Ladin house, now café and restaurant, offers the chance to get refreshments. Nearby is a tiny chapel dedicated to Saint Giovanni Nepomuceno. Now you need to make the steep climb up to Sas da Ciamp (path no. 521), although shade and frequent turns in the path make the going a little easier. As the trees gradually become sparser you will notice that they are mainly ancient larches. The climb eases off round the southern spur of the Sas da Ciamp, and the plain of Predazzo is visible with the Lagorai mountains in the background. Go past tumbled-down old barns and reach a saddle. Turn right and climb up the grassy slope to the peak itself (2,265 m) (2 hrs; 2 hrs 30) to enjoy views of Moena and the San Pellegrino valley.