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Soraga - Pociace

Soraga - Pociace

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

Hike that, starting from Soraga, climbs the wooded western side of "Valacia" till reaching the beautiful panoramic plateau of "Pociace", with its peculiar forest bivouac.

Behind Hotel La Molinella, leave the cycling route (don’t step on the cross-country ski trail!) and take the forest road on the right, climbing right away steeply in the woods. At the crossroad keep left (turning right you’d get on the sensory/nature path, at the end of which you’ll reconnect with the road above). Get past "Fontana" area, where you’ll cross path no. 639. You’ll gain elevation again, alternating dense forests with wide clearings that offer panoramic windows on the valley. A long climb leads to "Pian dei Pantofoi"; from there, take path no. 616 and follow it up to the crossroad of "Pere Biance de Sora". Once reached the hairpin turn, the route’s southernmost point, ignore the branch on the right (Moena > Bait dal vent > Pesmeda). Now the route reverses direction, pointing northwards; following the dirt road uphill, go past the avalanche chute. With undemanding gradients, you’ll cover the last climbs, before descending towards "Pociace" plateau, where you’ll find the forest bivouac of the same name, which has available an open place in the winter, too. Before returning along the same route, it’s worth sitting on one of the many benches, to enjoy the view on Rosengarten group, with Roda de Vael standing out over the other summits. 

  • signal_cellular_alt Difficulty Medium
  • straighten distance 12.79 Km
  • schedule duration 6:10 h
  • arrow_drop_up elevation 580 m
  • arrow_drop_down descent 573 m
  • skip_next highest point 1748 m
  • skip_next lowest point 1229 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.


Soraga di Fassa (Strada da Molin)


DD 46.400134 , 11.673047 DMS46° 24' 0.4824'' N 11° 40' 22.9692'' E


Pociace (Pozza di Fassa)

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): Soraga di Fassa > Campo sportivo

- Nearest ski bus stop: Soraga di Fassa > Hotel La Molinella/Campo sportivo

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


Free parking in the craft zone of Soraga.

Turn-by-turn directions

Behind Hotel La Molinella, leave the cycling route (don’t step on the cross-country ski trail!) and take the forest road on the right, climbing right away steeply in the woods. 

Return along the same route. There are no refreshment points along the walk.


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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