Stage 5 Dolomiti Trek King - The Soul of the Monti Pallidi
Stage 5 from Antermoia to Gardeccia. 6-day self guided hiking tour at high altitude, from refuge to refuge. Discover the Dolomites in Val di Fassa by walking on its most beautiful peaks!
From the Antermoia Refuge, path no. 584 crosses the Antermoia Pass to then flank the western slope of the Catinaccio d’Antermoia and reach the Passo Principe Refuge, which as the name suggests is on the pass. From here, the itinerary continues south along path no. 584 which, after an initial steep stretch, flattens into the Vajolet Valley, to reach the Vajolet and Preuss refuges, with a view of the legendary Torri del Vajolet and the eastern wall of the Catinaccio. This is the heart of one of the best-known Alpine climbing areas of all times, where the exploits of mountaineering pioneers such as Paul Preuss and Tita Piaz have become the staff of legends.
Optional: from the refuges of the Vajolet Valley, the Re Alberto I Refuge can be reached in about an hour along path no. 542, to admire the southern slopes of the Vajolet Towers. Adding further 20 minutes from Re Alberto I Refuge, you can reach the Passo Santner Refuge, where the view presents one of the most beautiful sights nearby and far off: from the Latemar Group to the Weiss- and Schwarzhorn peaks, further to the Brenta Group, the Ortler and finally the Swiss- and Austrian Alps. Come then back to the Vajolet and Preuss refuges on the same path and proceed descending on path no. 546, in order to reach the Gardeccia area.