Pala di Santa: a tour between Lavazè and Pampeago
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Excursion that leads from the open spaces of the Lavazè plateau to the panoramic peak of the Pala di Santa. The return takes place towards Passo Pampeago, then passing on the north side of the mountain and ends in a ring once you reach Passo Lavazè.
The beauty of this itinerary are the very different scenarios: the airy plateau of Lavazè, the fir and pine forest and then the wide ridge after the edge of the wood. You reach the cross on the top of the mountain passing through volcanic rocks and steep pastures where you will occasionally find a flock of sheep. After the descent on the ski slopes to Passo Pampeago, we return to the forest road and path marked by the Vaia storm (October 2018).
Fill your eyes with the immensity of the panorama that can be enjoyed from the top: the Lagorai chain, the Latemar and part of the Catinaccio, the Ortles Cevedale group and the Brenta Dolomites. By focusing on the closest details, you will discover the villages near the shrine of Pietralba.
THE 10 RULES FOR HIKERS
- Prepare your itinerary beforehand
- Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
- Choose suitable clothes and equipment
- Check the weather forecast
- Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
- Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
- If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
- Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
- Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
- 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
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From Passo Lavazè, near the skiing school, take the unsurfaced road and then trail No. 574. At the beginning the path is an easy route and then it climbs steeply to the summit of Pala di Santa.
From here the trail descends at first gently over the vast plateau along a stretch of a cart-track and then more steeply to Passo Pampeago.
From Passo Pampeago take on the left trail No. 9 that leads back to Passo Lavazè.
By roadFrom Cavalese drive up to Passo Lavazè
ParkingAt Passo Lavazè
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
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