Trek to Baffaure

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Trek to Baffaure

Hiking trail · Val di Fassa
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Through Val San Nicolò to Buffaure and Baita Cuz Huts
moderate
7.1 km
3:00 h
495 m
495 m
The route climbs from the Val San Nicolò, a beautiful side valley of the Val di Fassa, to the green pastures of Baffaure, a botanical garden created not by man, but by Nature. The scenery is magnificent and the views of the Catinaccio range, Valacia and, especially, Costabella are unique. The outlook over the Val San Nicolò down below is stunning.
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Updated: September 09, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2183 m
Lowest point
1721 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Although the path has not been catalogued by the SAT (Tridentine Alpinists’ Organisation), it is clearly signposted, obvious and well-beaten.

1) Prepare your itinerary

2) Choose a route that is suitable for your skill level

3) Choose suitable equipment and gear

4) Consult the snow/weather bulletins

5) Heading out on your own is more risky

6) Leave information on your itinerary and on the approximate time you expect to return

7) Do not hesitate to seek the support of a professional

8) Pay attention to the information and signs that you find along the trail

9) Do not hesitate to follow your steps backwards

10) In case of an accident, sound the alarm by calling the emergency number 112.

 

Please 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.

Equipment

Hiking boots, a change of clothes, a camera.

Start

Sauch - Val San Nicolò (1720 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.424710, 11.745690
UTM
32T 710968 5144901

Destination

Baffaure di Sopra - Rifugio Baita Cuz

Turn-by-turn directions

From Sauch (1737 m), proceed along the path which branches off from the car park.

An obvious signpost is placed on the wooden hut situated on the left, i.e. on the lower margin of a large meadow. The beginning of the path is next to the ‘No vehicles allowed’ sign. The trail crosses the meadow diagonally and enters a wood. It then follows a narrow mule path which climbs into dense wood.

The mule path soon becomes a well-beaten, obvious track. It climbs further into the wood with a few zigzags, gaining height rather rapidly. At spot height 1835 m, the path divides: ignore the fork to the left (signposted for ‘sot i maerins’) and proceed further uphill on the same track. After a while, the path traverses a slope leftwards. The view from the meadows becomes more and more scenic. After passing a panoramic spot on the left (sign), you are greeted by the vivid green pastures of Baffaure di Sopra. It’s time for a rest at the nearby Baita Cuz (2195 m).

This spot is a balcony with unique views of the Catinaccio range, Valacia, Costabella, Valle di San Nicolò and Valle dei Monzoni.

Return to the starting place by the same route.

Getting there

The start of this walk is at the car park of Sauch (1737 m) in Val San Nicolò, a lovely side valley of the Val di Fassa . In order to get there, follow SS48 (Valli di Fiemme e Fassa national road ) up to Pozza di Fassa and then branch off onto the road for Val San Nicolò. Follow that road further into the valley past the restaurants-cum-refuges Soldanella and Crocefisso right up to the car park (parking fee payable).
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.1 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
495 m
Descent
495 m
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Highest point
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