Hiking the Italian Dolomite. Cima Piz Boe


Hiking Tour in the Italian Dolomite's across the Sella Mountain Group to its highest Peak, Piz Boé at 3,152 metres.

This is one of the must do walks in the Dolomite's if you are looking for a great day of hiking.  The views are breathtaking and unforgottable, if I had to recommend one walk this would be top on my list.

Mountain Group: Sella Mountain Group Dolomites
Region: Trentino Alto Adige Region
Province: Bolzano Province

Starting point: Sas Pordoi cable car (Passo Pordoi, Canazei)
Trail numbers: SAT 627, 638, AV 2
Time of Year: 15 June - 15 Sept (depending on Snow)
Length: 4 km (one way)
Walking time: 1.5 - 2 hours (one way)
Elevation Gain: 370 m (one way)
Max Elevation: 3,152 metres asl
Local information: A.P.T. Val di Fassa, tel. 0462 609 500

Hike Italian Dolomite's. Piz Boe


The best place to baseyourself for this adventure is Canazei, from there you have several hiking options.  To get to Canazei.

By Train
Closest railway stations is Trento, Bolzano and Ora.
Using Train in Italy: Ferrovie dello Stato (Italian State Railways)

By Bus
There are weekly connections with coach lines from Italy's main cities (Milan, Rome, Bologna, Florence, Genoa, Venice, etc.) Using buses in Italy

Daily bus connections from the railway stations of Trento (ATESINA), Bolzano (SAD) and from Ora (SAD), change at Predazzo.


Hiking Italian Dolomites, Passo Pordio

The start point for the hiike is Passo Pordoi (2,240 metres),which sits above town of Canazei, in the Val di Fassa of the Trento Province.  Here you either take the cable car up to the 2,947 metres high Mount Sass Pordoi, or hike the trail (1.5 hr) up to the Pordio Pass. This  hike is on the southwest boarder of the Sella mountain range so there is generaly good sun on the entire walk. From the Cable car you will pick up Alpine trail number 627, this will lead over to the Pordoi pass and refugio Boe.  (a section of this trail is part of the Alta Vie Route no 2, one the great multiday routes in the Dolomites.

Hiking Italian Dolomites, Passo Pordio
There is a refugio in the pass if you need a bit to eat or water, there is no other water soource until you reach Refugio Capanna Fassa.  You will cross the typical moon-like landscape of the upper Dolomite's on your way to Rifugio Boé, which lies at the upper end of the Val di Mezdí.

Hiking Italian Dolomites, Sella Group
Before reaching the Rifugio Boé, trail no. 638 branches off to the right, towards the peak of Mount Piz Boé. From here, the trail starts to rise steeply upwards with the most difficult sections are secured by ropes. Ferrate gear is recommended for the route.

Hiking Italian Dolmites, Piz Boe

After two hours of hiking, we finally arrive at the peak of Mount Piz Boé with its peak cross, the tiny wooden rifugio Capanna Fassa and its wonderful 360°- view of the surrounding Dolomites peaks: Fanes, Marmolata, Sassolungo, and Odle.

If you would like to hike on the shorter but steeper trail, just follow the signpost “Capanna Fassa / Piz Boe” at the Pordoi mountain pass.

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