Deu Ita Eng Rus
Granvara Relais & SPA Hotel

To the Rifugio Puez

6 hours - medium-difficult

From Selva we take the Dantercepies cable car and from the top station (2305 m) we go halfway along a path which brings to Clark Hut (2222 m). From here we start to climb along the Alta Via n. 2 entering the Park Puez-Odle. The trail climbs between gravel, Mughi pines and boulders up to a pass. It then descends among pinnacles and climbs to a steep ramp up to the Cir Pass (2469 m, 0:45 h). We pass through the gate and descend obliquely in the upper Val de Chedùl, then with a steep climb we reach the Crespeina Pass, indicated by a Cross and dominated by Sass Ciampac. The path descends with broad bends on a grassy meadow from which the Crespeina Lake is visible on the left. We then again go uphill onto rocky slabs, we cross a ridge, descend to the plateau Crespeina and halfway up after a short distance we come to the Ciampac Pass (2366 m) which offers a spectacular view over the canyon that leads to Alta Badia, dominated by Sass Ciampei and Sassongher. The trail then proceeds between the rocks, crosses a plateau bordered by impressive slopes offering a magnificent sight on the Vallunga canyon, Selva and the Scilliar. After one last stretch halfway up we get to the Puez Refuge (2475 m) for a break. We then continue on the trail to the left, still on the Alta Via n. 2. The trail runs halfway up overhanging the rocky wall above the Vallunga canyon, to reach the grassy hollow of Alpe di Puez (Munt de Puez). Here at the junction we leave the Alta Via leading to the Firenze Refugee and begin to descend the left into a deep valley. Further down the trail enters a sparse wood, and continues to descend halfway down until the junction at the beginning of the green pastures of Prà Ri (1790 m). Then the path proceeds through the initial stretch of Vallunga among woods and meadows until reaches the car park (2:15 h total).
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