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Alternative Walk Fai della Pagnella to Molveno

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A section of the walk between Fai della Pagnella to Molveno is closed, therefore we are suggesting this alternative route. 
Distance 5.5 km
2:03 h
326 m
352 m
1,771 m
1,420 m

 Walk to Santel, before taking a cable car to Meriz, follow the trail via Dosson to Molveno 


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Minna Harshbarger
Update: July 12, 2019
Highest point
1,771 m
Lowest point
1,420 m

Tips and hints

Chairlift Santel-Meriz

From 9 am to 5 pm. Opens April 25th and 26th, May 1st; on weekends from April 27th to May 26th, all days from May 30th to September 22nd and on weekends from September 28th to October 6th 2019

You can find all the timetables of Paganella’s cable cars/gondolas here 


46.153212, 11.016621
46°09'11.6"N 11°00'59.8"E
32T 655718 5113047

Turn-by-turn directions

This path is still closed: you can reach Malga Zambana, but the path down to Dosson is closed (a new path and a new cable car are under construction).

Alternative hiking Fai della Paganella to Molveno:

Hiking (or cable car trip) from Fai della Paganella (loc. Santel) to Rifugio Meritz, follow the track from Meriz on the Dosson path.From Dosson you can follow the original trial 



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46.153212, 11.016621
46°09'11.6"N 11°00'59.8"E
32T 655718 5113047
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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Sarah Flynn
July 24, 2019 · Community
This alternative route was lovely. Taking the chairlift up saved us climbing up the hill and the weather is quite hot and a little humid. The original path is closed due to development works (constructing a new chairlift). Dosson was busy with day hikers and mountain bike riders. The cafe was open, great facilities to eat lunch on the deck and go to the bathrooms.
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Lunch stop.
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5.5 km
2:03 h
326 m
352 m
Highest point
1,771 m
Lowest point
1,420 m


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