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Rifugio Sennes to Rifugio Fanes/Rifugio Lavarella

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Hike from Rifugio Sennes to Rifugio Fanes via Refugio Pederu admiring excellent views of the Sennes and Fanes massifs.

difficult
Distance 9.9 km
5:30 h
568 m
639 m
2,134 m
1,543 m

Today’s trek starts out by following the airstrip beside Rif. Sennes, then continues on route 7 along an old WWI mountain road (keep right at the first fork in the path) as you follow still-steep switchbacks on a 500m descent to Rifugio Pederü (1548m), which is ideally placed for a bite to eat. You’ll want to take extra care on this stony track/road if it has been raining, and your poles will come in handy! Admire views of the Sennes and Fanes massifs.

Continue on Route 7 up alongside a scree ‘bowl’ then the path levels out across the Valle di Rudo before climbing up the Valun de Fanes to reach a charming small hut serving refreshments; Ucia de Pices Fanes.

Continue on to Rifugio Fanes (2060m), located above the town of San Vigilio di Marebbe, in a karstic limestone bowl in the Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park. 

Normally you will be staying at Rif. Fanes (check your accommodation details sheet, and note that this is NOT Rif. Malga Fanes Grande, which is further on the path).

***This trail leads you to Rifugio Fanes, if you have been booked in Rifugio Lavarella, turn off the trail 500m before reaching Rifugio Fanes

 

Author’s recommendation

Take extra care on the stony track/road if it has been raining, and make use of your poles! 

If you have time at the end of your day we can highly recommend a wander up to Lake Lé Vert, it is only a 10-minute walk from the Rifugio and located near the Lavarella hütte,

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Minna Harshbarger
Update: September 15, 2022
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Highest point
2,134 m
Lowest point
1,543 m
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Dirt road 71.93%Path 28.06%
Dirt road
7.1 km
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2.8 km
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Rest stops

Ücia Pices Fanes

Safety information

Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves.

Watch the short term local weather forecasts. Avoid high altitude hiking when the weather is bad. There are plenty of trails in the valleys, that allow you to reach a village quickly if bad weather sets in. 

Tips and hints

Refreshments

Stop at the charming small hut Ucia de Pices Fanes.

Start

Rifugio Sennes (2,133 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.653621, 12.059599
DMS
46°39'13.0"N 12°03'34.6"E
UTM
33T 275019 5170873
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Destination

Rifugio Fanes

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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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
46.653621, 12.059599
DMS
46°39'13.0"N 12°03'34.6"E
UTM
33T 275019 5170873
w3w 
///surpass.hugger.sensual
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Equipment

Such is the way of Alpine hiking that you need to be prepared for all seasons and weathers; sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes and a waterproof/wind-break layer are all required, as is plenty of sun cream and a healthy respect for the sun.

Walking poles will be a big advantage on some of these ascents and descents.

Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.

This walk is isolated with few opportunities to buy food or water so be sure to bring enough with you.


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9.9 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
568 m
Descent
639 m
Highest point
2,134 m
Lowest point
1,543 m
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