Monte Pecol - Giro del Lagusel

This snowshoe tour goes along the wonderful Val San Nicolò, one of the most beautiful side valleys of Val di Fassa

Monte Pecol - Giro del Lagusel
Monte Pecol - Giro del Lagusel
Monte Pecol - Giro del Lagusel
Monte Pecol - Giro del Lagusel
Monte Pecol - Giro del Lagusel
Monte Pecol - Giro del Lagusel

Mountain range: Monzoni - Valacia
Starting point: Rifugio Soldanella (1415m) - Pozza di Fassa
Total distance: 14.5km
Exposure: north, north-west, west, north-east

How to arrive
Take the SS48 main road along Valle di Fiemme and Valle di Fassa as far as Pozza di Fassa. When you get to the village, turn right following the signs to Val San Nicolò and go straight on as far as Rifugio-Ristorante Soldanella (1415m), where you can park your car.

Introduction
This snowshoe tour goes along the wonderful Val San Nicolò, one of the most beautiful side valleys of Val di Fassa. Although quite long, this circular trail is easy and scenic, with a low risk of avalanches, at least as far as the summit of Monte Pecol. Only the initial downhill stretch requires careful evaluation of the stability of the snowpack, especially at certain times, such as after recent snowfalls or severe wind phenomena. In the event of danger, it is advisable to return via the route of ascent. This very popular route is almost always well-groomed. It affords great views of the southern segment of the Marmolada range and the peaks of Val San Nicolò, a true classic of Valle di Fassa.

Locations
Pozza di Fassa - Rifugio Soldanella (1415m); Malga Crocefisso (1526m); Pont de Ciamp (1737m); Forcella Dal Pieif (2186m); Sella Palacia (2259m); Val San Nicolò; Baita Ciampie (1826m); Rifugio Soldanella (1415m).

Itinerary
From Rifugio Soldanella (1415m), continue gradually uphill along the toboggan track, avoiding the ski slope. On this route, you pass by Malga Crocefisso (1526m) and its attractive church.
Immediately after Malga Crocefisso, turn right (signposted trails nos. 603 and 641 on the wooden notice board) and briefly go along the well-groomed forest road in Valle dei Monzoni as far as the fork at "Pont de Ciamp" (1737m). Turn left here, following the signs of summer trail no. 641 (to Forcella Pieif, Sella Palacia and Ciampiè). Then, crossing the wooden bridge, go along the right side of Valle del Rio dei Monzoni. Continue along this trail (summer trail no. 641) and climb the slope up to Forcella Dal Pieif (2186m). From this alpine pass, continue in the same direction (eastwards) along the tracks that roughly follow trail no. 641, which cuts across above Lagusel and arrives at Sella Palacia (2259m). Then, turn to the left and continue along a ridge as far as the cross of Monte Pecol (2302m).
From the summit, take the return route that backtracks as far as Sella Palacia. Paying attention to the stability of the snowpack, continue downhill following the route of trail no. 641 to Val San Nicolò. If the initial part of the downhill trail appears to be exposed to avalanche danger, it is advisable to return via the path of ascent, or take a side track and descend into the wood. After descending about 450m, you get to a good trail that becomes a narrow, almost always well-groomed path. Here, continue the descent and pass Baita Ciampiè (1826m) on the right. Then continue easily along the bottom of Val San Nicolò, which leads to the junction at Malga Crocefisso that takes you quickly back to the starting point.

Notes
Check the avalanche bulletin and make an evaluation of the snowpack in the area, especially in the initial part of the descent immediately after Sella Palacia. If in any doubt, it is advisable to return via the ascent route.

Map
Tabacco no. 06 - Val di Fassa and Dolomiti Fassane (1: 25 000)

Facilities - Contacts
Rifugio Soldanella Tel. 0462-763389
Malga Crocefisso (bar-restaurant) Tel. 0462-764260 - 3687098629
Baita Ciampie (bar-restaurant) (1826m) Tel. 337459398



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