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Hike to Rifugio Paolina

Mountain Hike · Val di Fassa
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Climb to Rifugio Paolina, at the feet of the Roda di Vael.
moderate
3.9 km
2:00 h
373 m
373 m
At the “Paolina” there is an atmosphere where you can have an authentic mountain experience.

Author’s recommendation

If you have the opportunity to stay overnight at the mountain hut, don’t miss the chance to try one of the fantastic ring routes that develop around the Roda di Vael.
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Updated: September 23, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2128 m
Lowest point
1755 m
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Exposition / cardinal direction
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Rest Stop

PAOLINA

Safety information

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.

Start

Passo Costalunga – Valate Parking Area (1752m) (1754 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.404327, 11.613236
DMS
46°24'15.6"N 11°36'47.6"E
UTM
32T 700866 5142291
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Destination

Rifugio Paolina (2125m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the parking area in Valate, where you leave your car, you walk along the mule track that climbs directly following the trail markings for the Rifugio Roda di Vael - Rifugio Paolina direction. You quickly gain elevation until a fork in the road at 1840 m asl.

Here, you continue on trail 552 in the direction of Rifugio Paolina, being careful to leave trail 548 - which leads to the Roda di Vael - on the right.

The path climbs diagonally up the western faces of Punta Masarè. At 1980 m asl, you reach another fork, where you go right, continuing to follow trail number 552. With a steep, but short, winding path you reach Rifugio Paolina, which is clearly visible.

You return along the same route.

N.B.: The mountain hut can also be reached comfortably from Carezza, just below Passo Costalunga, with the ski lift facility (1 direct section).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

SS48 delle Dolomiti coming from Val di Fiemme, and then SS241, or directly on SS241 coming from Bolzano - Val D’Ega. You leave your car in the parking area in Valate, located a few hundred metres before the pass, on the Vigo di Fassa side.

Parking

“Valate” Parking area (1752 m), located a few hundred metres before the pass, on the Vigo di Fassa side.

Coordinates

DD
46.404327, 11.613236
DMS
46°24'15.6"N 11°36'47.6"E
UTM
32T 700866 5142291
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Hiking boots/shoes, windbreaker, a change of clothes, telescopic hiking sticks are useful.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.9 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
373 m
Descent
373 m
Refreshment stops available

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