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Val San Nicolò

Val San Nicolò

Photo from: C.C. Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa

A hike through the beautiful Val San Nicolò, once a land of pastures, as the barns and huts of the Pozza families show.

Start from the hamlet of "Meida" and walk along Strada de Meida that then turns into Strada Ruf de Ruacia, you will arrive near a bridge ("Pont de Garneté") that crosses the creek "Ruf de Sèn Nicolò", nearby the Restaurant Soldanella. Just before the bridge, turn right onto a small dirt road, slightly steep at the beginning but then getting steeper and winding. Afterwards the path becomes flat until it joins the Val San Nicolò road. At the Crucifix Chapel, keep on the left side of the road and walk on a beaten track, along flat stretches and long hills, until you go out the wood in and reach a place called "Saùch". Proceed in the direction of Baita Ciampié (the only refreshment point in the area open in winter). 

  • signal_cellular_alt Difficulty Hard
  • straighten distance 11.46 Km
  • schedule duration 4:15 h
  • arrow_drop_up elevation 433 m
  • arrow_drop_down descent 433 m
  • skip_next highest point 1807 m
  • skip_next lowest point 1379 m

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Safety information:

1. Plan your day according to your abilities, the weather, the characteristics and conditions of the itinerary as well the avalanche risk.

2. Always prefer being accompanied by somebody. If possible, rely on a professional mountain guide.

3. Make sure you have suitable clothes and equipment (boots, shoe spikes and poles).

4. Inform somebody of your itinerary, return time and possible changes.

5. Take it easy, enjoy the landscape and the silence.

6. If uncertain about the direction, turn back.

7. Stay out of cross-country and alpine skiing slopes.

8. Respect the environment around you. Bring back your rubbish.

9. Bring your pet along but keep it on a leash.

10. Help those in need. Call 112 only in case of real necessity.


Meida (Pozza di Fassa)


DD 46.424289 , 11.699646 DMS46° 25' 27.4404'' N 11° 41' 58.7256'' E


Val San Nicolò

Public Transis

Public transport lines Trentino Trasporti - Val di Fassa:

  • line no. 101 Canazei - Cavalese - Trento
  • line no. 104 Cavalese - Ora - Trento
  • line no. 123 Moena - San Pellegrino Pass - Falcade

Public transport lines SAD - Val di Fassa:

  • line no. 180 Pozza di Fassa - Vigo di Fassa - Carezza Pass - Bolzano

- Nearest bus stop (Trentino Trasporti/SAD): Pozza di Fassa > Pera (Vac)

- Nearest ski bus stop: Pozza di Fassa > Impianti Buffaure

Getting there

Main access points to the valley coming from A22 Modena-Brennero motorway:

  • exit Ora/Egna, S.S. 48 delle Dolomiti - San Lugano Pass - Val di Fiemme - Val di Fassa (distance 45 km). At the roundabout in Moena (industrial area), proceed towards Canazei
  • exit Bolzano Nord, S.S. 241 Grande Strada delle Dolomiti - Carezza Pass - Vigo di Fassa (distance 40 km). From Vigo, head north for Canazei, head south for Soraga di Fassa and Moena

Other access points to Val di Fassa:

  • from A27 motorway (Venezia), exit Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo and S.P. 346 to San Pellegrino Pass - Moena (Val di Fassa). At the roundabout in Moena, proceed towards Canazei
  • from A27 motorway (Venezia), exit Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo/Alleghe/Rocca Pietore. S.P. 641 to Fedaia Pass - Canazei
  • coming from Arabba, S.S. 48 to Pordoi Pass - Canazei
  • from Val Gardena, S.S. 242 to Sella Pass - Canazei


Parking in front of Hotel Valacia in "Meida".

Turn-by-turn directions

Start from the hamlet of "Meida" and walk along Strada de Meida.

Go back along the same itinerary. Return on sledge is also possible. Refreshment places are to be found along the way.

Pay attention to skiers (mountaineering skiing), snowmobiles and toboggans.


Wear adequate clothing, footwear and equipment (boots, shoe spikes and poles) suitable for the length and grade of difficulty of trail to be taken. Always try to be self-sufficient and carry with you the necessary to face possible emergency situations and a first aid kit.

Most of the trails are beaten by walkers. No mechanical beating, daily or periodical, is forseen and no specific signs have been placed on the itineraries to show the way. Eeven where scheduled, the beating of some trails by means of snowmobiles, will not be daily but only occasional or following a snowfall. Anyway this does not prevent the presence of some icy and slippery spots on the tracks, especially in the parts placed in shadow. Observe carefully the terrain you are walking on and be always equipped in a proper way.


[There is no appointed guide for this route.]

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