From the mountain station of the Ciampinoi cable car (2256 m) we take the path number 21 and go down to the grassy Sella de Tieja (2096 m), then we proceed uphill around the Piz Sella.
At the intersection with the path that comes from the Comici Refugee we take a right down towards a small pond, at which we turn left to the path n. 526. The trail goes first through a band of debris under the breathtaking wall of the north face of Sassolungo, 1000 m high, then across a landslide area and finally arrives to the pass of the Col de Mesdì (2114 m), disseminated with trees and rocks, where we meet the path coming from Mont Seura. From here the trail (n. 526) becomes narrow and goes down a steep bend and then it surrounds the western base of the Sassolungo. Going then uphill the trail bends among gravel and debris scattered with sparse vegetation to reach the mouth of the Sassolungo valley from which we can see the destination of the hike, the Vicenza Refugee (2253 m) perched beneath the towers of Sassopiatto. (ALTERNATIVE: You can go up the Forcella Sassolungo (!important: good hiking shoes) and reach the Toni Demetz Refuge on the top. There you find also a spectacular cablecar which brings you directly to the Sella pass. From there you reach easily Selva taking the public bus) On the way back we go down from the Vicenza Refugee through the deep Sassolungo valley along the trail or the service road up to the meadows of Plans de Cunfin until we reach the bridle road and we turn right in direction of Mount Pana (1637 m). From there a path leads into the forest to Ciaslat first, and then to the hamlet of La Selva, and finally along the path parallel to the road we reach the center of Selva.
The rocks of the Dolomites within reach
Hiking tour in the heart of the Sassolungo mountain
GRANVARA'S INCLUDED SERVICES: This panoramic hike is also offered in the "Granvara Summer Active" program together with our hiking guide Moritz. The "Granvara Summer Active Program" includes 3x weekly guided hikes already included in the price.