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Lago di Braies (Pragser Wildsee) to Rifugio Sennes

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Walk from Lago di Braies (Pragser Wildsee) to Rifugio Sennes via Rifugio Biella on the Alta Via 1. 
difficult
Distance 9.7 km
4:00 h
942 m
299 m
2,388 m
1,489 m

Take the bus to the start of your walk,  the Alta Via 1 starts with a pleasant walk around Lake Braies, before tackling a steep ascent into the mountains and to Rifugio Biella (2327 m) from where you can take an optional hike to the summit of Croda del Becco (2812 m).  Alternatively, continue on the mountain track (route 6) down to Rifugio Sennes, located at 2126 m with panoramic views over Croda Rossa (3246 m), Cristallo (3221 m), Sorapis (3205 m), and Tofana (3243 m).

This is a tough day if you are re-adjusting to long distance trails, but it is ultimately very rewarding.

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Minna Harshbarger
Update: November 26, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,388 m
Lowest point
1,489 m
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Rest Stop

Senneshütte
Munt de Sennes Hütte

Tips and hints

This route appears on the following itineraries:

WITDOLREL

WITDOLCOM

WITDOLHIG

WITDOLCLA

WITDOLNOR

Start

Lago di Braies (Pragser Wildsee) (1,490 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.701714, 12.086523
DMS
46°42'06.2"N 12°05'11.5"E
UTM
33T 277276 5176140
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Destination

Rifugio Sennes

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Public transport

Your day starts with a bus ride (Cortina Express) from Cortina (via Dobbiaco/Toblach) to Lago di Braies. You can check the latest timetables at the bus station in Cortina (they are on display, or you can check at the ticket office). 

You can buy your ticket to Dobbiaco/Toblach at the ticket office in Cortina (go to counter 4, or you can buy your ticket on the bus itself).  The journey is approx. 45 mins (timetable: Cortina – Alta Pusteria www.cortinaexpress.it/index.php/linee-autobus-cortina/?lang=en )

Get off at Dobbiaco/Toblach bus station; the bus connects with the onward bus to Lago di Braies (departs Dobbiaco Autostazione – line 442 – for timetables see www.sii.bz.it/ . You’ll need to take bus number 442 ‘Pragser Wildsee & Lago di Braies’ to Lago di Braies, duration approx. 25 mins.

Coordinates

DD
46.701714, 12.086523
DMS
46°42'06.2"N 12°05'11.5"E
UTM
33T 277276 5176140
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Questions and answers

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Question from Shirley O'Keeffe · April 17, 2022 · Community
Pls could you confirm if you need an online reservation for the bus from Cortina to Lago di Braies for the start of the walk. A review here states you need one but I have been in touch with Cortina Express who say no reservation is needed! So important to get to the start of the walk in time to complete the first day without rushing an dnot feel stressesd on Day 1! thank you
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Answered by Sydney Hammerquist · April 17, 2022 · Community
Hi Shirley. We went in 2019 — preCOVID. Requirements may have changed. If you can make the reservation online, it seems like a good idea. I’m pretty sure we just bought them at the bus station. The hotel staff was helpful, too. There was a bus change in that trip, too. It seemed like it might be complicated, but when we pulled up in the bus, the next one was right there. The locals are helpful! Enjoy!
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Rating

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Ken Ewing
September 11, 2021 · Community
Good start. Surprised a bit by the numbers of people on the trail. Very varied terrain and views. Bus 442 to Lago de Braies requires online reservation or purchase; no purchase on the bus itself.
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Linda Reeder
August 24, 2019 · Community
Day 2 Aug 28 2019
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Linda Reeder
June 14, 2019 · Community
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difficult
Distance
9.7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
942 m
Descent
299 m
Highest point
2,388 m
Lowest point
1,489 m
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