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Geotrail Dos Capèl, a book written over millions of years

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  • Geotrail Dos Capèl
    / Geotrail Dos Capèl
    Photo: A. Russolo, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Geotrail Dos Capèl
    Photo: F. Modica, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Geo Trail
    Photo: F. Modica, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / The panorama from the Geo Trail
    Photo: F. Modica, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Baita Passo Feudo
    Photo: Eggental Tourismus
  • / Geotrail Dos Capèl - Search of minerals
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Geo trail Dos Capèl - Book with games
    Photo: pg, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Geo Trail sign
    Photo: F. Modica, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Walking on the geological trail
    Photo: Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Geotrail Dos Capèl
    Photo: F. Modica, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Geotrail Dos Capèl
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Start of the geological trail
    Photo: Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Geological trail - rocks
    Photo: APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Geological trail - rocks
    Photo: APT Val di Fiemme
m 2250 2200 2150 2100 4.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 km Rifugio Passo Feudo Rifugio Passo Feudo Geotrail Dos Capèl Geotrail Dos Capèl
A hiking trail with information boards that helps you to discover the beauty of Latemar, the geology and the Triassic world!
Distance 4.2 km
1:30 h
260 m
260 m
Discover the rocks that tell the story of 200 million years thanks to the information boards made by MontagnAnimata, the Muse - Science Museum of Trento and the Geological Museum of the Dolomites of Predazzo. The trail, suitable for the whole family, starts from the panoramic Passo Feudo and for the entire duration is distinguished by exciting scenarios and wonderful views. If you hike with children, we recommend to buy the nice playbook "Geotrail Dos Capèl, Triassic World" which, through the search for clues and samples of rocks, accompanies the little geologists by playing.

Author’s recommendation

After going through the Geotrail Dos Capel, pay a visit to the modern and interactive Geological Museum of the Dolomites of Predazzo, specialized in the Geology of the Dolomites.
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Update: September 27, 2021
Highest point
Dos Capèl, 2,238 m
Lowest point
2,106 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Rifugio Passo Feudo

Safety information


  1. Prepare your itinerary beforehand
  2. Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  3. Choose suitable clothes and equipment
  4. Check the weather forecast
  5. Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
  6. Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  7. If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
  8. Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  9. Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
  10. In case of emergency call 112

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - - 

Latemar MontagnAnimata - Tel. +39 0462 884400 - -  


Passo Feudo (2,168 m)
46.346989, 11.558804
46°20'49.2"N 11°33'31.7"E
32T 696889 5135783


Passo Feudo

Turn-by-turn directions

Take the "Latemar MontagnAnimata" lifts (open mid-June to mid-September) to the Passo Feudo.

From the top of the chair-lift, descend the slope to the shrine. 
This is the point of departure for a trail leading around Dos Capèl with strategically placed panels providing walkers with information on the origin of the mountains. 
The trail leads through fascinating landscape (with views of some of the most beautiful mountains in the whole Alps, from Latemar to Marmolada to the Pala group and the Lagorai chain, and finally to the snow-capped peaks of the Tyrol to the north).

The panels placed along the way give a gradual introduction to the events and changes that created the fantastic universe of the Dolomites.
From the pass the path winds around the Dos Capèl with small changes in altitude and plenty of resting places.

The highest point is reached at 2.266 metres.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bus line Cavalese - Penia has a stop at lift station Latemar MontagnAnimata.

Getting there

From Cavalese drive direction Val di Fassa. After Predazzo you will find the lifts Latemar MontagnAnimata on your right side.


Big parking area at the lift departure


46.346989, 11.558804
46°20'49.2"N 11°33'31.7"E
32T 696889 5135783
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14

Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618

Hiking map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.


Hiking shoes, rain-jacket, hiking poles, water, sun cream

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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