Italiaoutdoors Guide to the Dolomites

Puez-Olde Mountain Group

Italiaoutdoors guide to the Puez-Olde Dolomites

The Puez-Odle Mountain Group is a compact mountain sitting in the Bolzano Province of the Trentino-Alto Adige Region. It is bordered to the south by the Gardena valley (Grödnertal in German; Gherdeina in Ladin), to the east by the Val Badia/Gadertal, and to the north by Val di Funes (Villnössertal). The area is characterized by two types of landscape, representing the typical image of the Dolomites: the northern area is dominated by two masses standing alongside each other, Odle d’Eores/Aferer Geisler with the Sass de Putia/Peitler Kofel and Odle di Funes/Villnösser Geisler with the Sas Rigàis.

The Puez-Odle Dolomites are also the original home of Reinhold Messner, one of the world’s greatest climbers, who was born and started his career in these mountains.


  • Corvara
  • La Villa
  • San Cristana

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Main Peaks of the Puez-Olde Group

  • Sas Rigàis (3,025 m)
  • Sas de Putia/Peitler Kofel (2,875 m)
  • Col de Puez/Puezspitze (2,725 m)
  • Sassongher (2,665 m; see below)
  • Col de la Soné (2,634 m)

Mountain Huts in the Puez-Olde Group

  • Rifugio Firenze (m. 2039)
  • Rifugio Genova (m. 2301)
  • Rifugio Puez (m. 2475)
  • Rifugio Gardenaccia (m. 2050)
  • Rifugio Stevìa (m. 2312)
  • Rifugio Malga Brogles (m. 2045)

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