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    Seceda / Puez Odle

    Panoramic views from the Circuit of Seceda hike in Dolomites, Italy

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    Walking in the Puez Odle Natural Park is stunning. This hike takes you above Santa Cristina Val Gardena and Ortisei. You will love the stunning Dolomite vistas, the little mountain huts and cabins sprinkled among the peaks and meadows make this walk a quintessential Dolomite trail.

    Route Description for Seceda / Puez Odle

    From the parking lot, take the Col Raiser Cable Car to the Col Raiser Almhotel. The hike starts from there. Follow the signs to Fermede and Seceda. While you walk, you will be able to see the Sassolungo massif on your left in all of its majesty, as well as the Sella Towers.

    Keep walking until you reach the Fermeda Rifugio. From there the hike will be steeper as you hike up the Seceda mountain. Following the well-signed path up, you’ll walk near nice cottages and pastures.

    After all that elevation gain, it’s not a bad idea to take a break at Baita Sofie, which is a few hundred meters away from your first goal.

    Walk along the path that runs next to Baita Sofie, you’ll pass the Ristorante Seceda, gaining elevation on your way to the summit. From here you can also descend to Ortisei, and many people do this circuit starting at Ortisei instead of Santa Christina.

    Once you get to a cross you’ll notice you’re at the summit. From there, you will see mountains in every direction. To help you understand what mountains you're looking at, there's an iron circle you can step on that has all the mountain peaks carved into it with their names.

    Starting from the South, you will be able to see Sassolungo and Passo Sella and down below the Alpe di Siusi. Then, proceeding clockwise: Catinaccio and Sciliar, the Saretine Alps, the Austrian Alps, The Piccolo and Grande Seceda, and the massive Sass Rigais.

    Continue along the path, which from now on will be descending and soon enter the Parco Naturale Puez-Odle. Continue on the path as it proceeds towards Pieralongia cottage, following the signed path. During your walk, you can admire all the Puez Mountains the Sella Towers and the Sassolungo. Below you, you will see some little alpine lakes and some peculiar wooden houses.

    After you reach the Rifugio Pieralongia, keep going straight for a little while. Then, you’ll follow the signs that takes you back to the Col Raiser cable car, which will take you to your car.

    2024 Seceda hike in the Dolomites

    Those looking to hike the beautiful Seceda loop in 2024 should be prepared to pay for the cable car ticket to get up to the trailhead. The cost of taking the cable car up to Seceda can vary depending on the route and whether you're buying a round-trip ticket or one-way. If you take the Col Raiser cable car, a round-trip ticket in 2024 is expected to cost about €25 per person, while a one-way ticket is approximately €17. If you're planning to walk down rather than take the cable car both ways, the one-way option can be more cost-effective. Additionally, if you're traveling with a dog, a flat rate of €5 is charged for the pet.

    Insider Hints for Seceda / Puez Odle

    • Be sure to walk over the Seceda cable car near the peak and look out through the fence there; from that vantage point, the views are the best.
    • Take a rest at Rifugio Fermeda to lunch or just to drink something. The service is great, and they make excellent food and drinks.

    Getting to the Seceda / Puez Odle Trailhead

    From Santa Cristina di Val Gardena go to the Col Raiser cable car and take the cable car to the top.

    Route Information

    • When to do:

      Mid April to September

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    • Toilets:

      Yes, in the huts

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