Rifugio Roda di Vael - from Ciampedie
Hiking trail • Val di Fassa
The characteristic Rifugio Roda di Vael hut can be reached from Ciampedie with an easy and picturesque walk. Its starting point is conveniently connected with the Fassa valley floor by the fast Ciampedie cableway, allowing to quickly reach high altitudes (1997 m). That is the reason why this excursion is also suitable for families with children, provided they are trained to walk (3.00-4.00 hours). The environment you go through to reach the mountain hut is wonderful. The trail’s initial part in the wood gives way to a lovely final part, between lush green meadows lying at the foot of stunning Dolomite peaks, with the impressive "Mugoni" bulk standing out among them.
Safety informationPlease note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.
Getting thereThe d eparture is set at Rifugio Ciampedie (1997 m), an extraordinary observation point on the whole of the Fassa Dolomites. Ciampedie can be reached from Vigo di Fassa with a cableway that goes up to the short plateau in just three minutes (from Vigo town centre take the escalators leading directly to board the cable car) or, alternatively, from Pera di Fassa with three successive cableway sections.
To reach the cableway departure station you must take SS48 Valli di Fiemme e Fassa national road and follow it to Pera or Vigo di Fassa, depending on which cableway you chose to go up to Ciampedie.
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.