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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

The first day on 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: June 06, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
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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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Coordinates

DD
46.701714, 12.086523
DMS
46°42'06.2"N 12°05'11.5"E
UTM
33T 277276 5176140
w3w 
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4.0
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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
Day 1
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9.7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
942 m
Descent
299 m
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