Panoramic views from the Sasso Piatto and Sassolungo hike in Dolomites, Italy
Panoramic views from the Sasso Piatto and Sassolungo hike in Dolomites, Italy

Sassopiatto and Sassolungo hike

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Sassopiatto and Sassolungo hike

Distance: 10.2mi
Elevation: 2,297ft
Time: 5-6.25h

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The circumnavigation around Sassopiato and Sassolungo is a great hike in the Dolomites. If you can handle a longer walk in order to experience stunning natural beauty, this hike is suited for you! This giant massif stands alone, giving you unimpeded, 360° views. It’s remarkable.

Sassopiatto and Sassolungo hike Map

Getting there

From Ortisei, the SS242 to Passo Sella. Park next to the Passo Sella Dolomiti Hotel.

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About

When to do

Mid April to Early October

Backcountry Campsites

No

Toilets

Yes, in the huts

Family friendly

No

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

High

Route Type

Circuit


Sassopiatto and Sassolungo
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Route Description for Sassopiatto and Sassolungo

From the parking lot at Passo Sella, go towards the hotel. You will see different paths starting from the area around the hotel, you want to take the Friedrich August path, number 557, and keep following it.

Near the start you will find two Rifugios, Rifugio Carlo Valentini and Rifugio Salei. Pass them and then the elevation gain really kicks in. You’ll soon pass another Rifugio, Rifugio Friedrich August Hutte.

While you walk, on your right you’ll have the Sassolungo massif, and on your left Marmolada. Behind you you will see Passo Sella, and Passo Pordoi will be in front of you. After all of your elevation gain, you will see a peak called Col Rodella.

Stay on the well signed path. You may hear several marmot whistles and, if you’re lucky enough, you might catch a glimpse of one! Along the way, you’ll pass Rifugio Sandro Pertini.

Once you have arrived at Rifugio Sasso Piatto, you have to go through the fence, which is always open, and follow the 527 path. DON’T follow the Sassopiatto path. That path will hike you up a mountain!

The 527 path will descend for a while, and you will be able to see the Catinaccio massif and the Sciliar massif in front of you. You will continue through a pine forest that has been through some landslides. It’s a unique looking landscape.

Continue hiking around to the other side of the mountain. Once around the Sassopiatto mountain, you’ll start to see the Odle mountains. Keep along the path for a while. Eventually, you’ll arrive at a crossroad. Continue in front of you. You’ll be following the 526 path.

Curve around the mountain, eastward. Eventually you will see some ski-lifts, as your turn to the south. From here you will be able to see again the Sella Towers mountains. Go south until you arrive at the Hotel Passo Sella Dolomiti.

Insider Hints

  • Being a circuit, the path can be done both ways. We strongly advise you to go clockwise, as it’s easier and the views you get are better than counter clockwise.

  • The hike itself is not so difficult, just long and it can be hot in summer. Many families are able to do it. Nevertheless, kids may get tired before you.

  • Though it is a beautiful path to do in summer, it can get quite busy.

Comments

TutiDulce 8 months ago

Magnificent view and demanding ascent

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Antoanette Lavroutte 8 months ago

This Beautiful hike will take you a long time to finish, make sure to stop and rest for snack and water.

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Raymond G. 9 months ago

Magnificent views. A bit steep at the top, but worth it.

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Johnny C. 10 months ago

It was an easy hike with plesant scenery along the way. There are beautiful landscapes and forest to enjoy.

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Morgane qk 10 months ago

Fantastic hike but be aware it requires hard work, one thing for sure is that it is well worth it in the end.

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Filip l. 2 years ago

Nice hike. Trails are pretty neat and accessible. Enjoyed it a lot.

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Georgina Saxby 2 years ago

Beautiful hike and incredible views. Long day but easy enough to walk without being a very fit person

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Georgina Saxby 2 years ago

Amazing and relatively flat hike. Long day but stunning 360 views of this incredible area. Family friendly

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Jacob M. 2 years ago

The landscapes are so unique. I was grateful to be able to visit such an amazing place.

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Antonin Sand 2 years ago

I love the little challenge. I was happy conquering this hike, just had to bring extra snack and water next time though.

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