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Trentino Alto Adige
Canazei - Pozza di Fassa
Marmolada - Val di Fassa
S.I.C. (Direttiva Habitat) Ghiacciaio della Marmolada
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Open automobile access

A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

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Hiking (mountain trail, in places narrow and exposed)
Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
B22 Passo Pordoi » Rifugio Contrin
  |   7h10   |   17.5 km   |   1867 m   |   2091 m

Part of the trail winds over a lava deposit in the heart of the Dolomites, following the historic trade routes to the Veneto region. The descent into Penìa and the subsequent climb to the Contrin hut illustrates the history and culture of the Ladine people. It is a long stage but not a hard one considering that none of the trail is steep.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Passo Pordoi
2239 m
| D  1.3 km / 0h25
Rifugio Baita Fredarola
2388 m
| D  1.8 km / 0h40
Rifugio Viel del Pan
2432 m
| D  2.3 km / 0h40
X Lago di Fedaia
2400 m
| D  1.3 km / 1h05
Rifugio Castiglioni
2054 m
| C  2.3 km / 1h00
Albergo Villetta Maria
1681 m
| AB  3.3 km / 1h20
1555 m
| B  5.2 km / 2h00
Rifugio Contrin
2016 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Alta Via no. 2, “Sentiero Italia”. Variant Alta Via n. 2: Castiglioni Hut - Pian dei Fiacconi Hut - F.lla Marmolada – Contrin Hut (signposted 606). Climb to the top of Mt. Penia along Via ferrata della Marmolada.
Useful topographic maps
  • 06 ~ Tabacco (1:25.000)
  • 686 ~ Kompass (1:25.000)
  • 8 ~ Lagiralpina (1:25.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • "Trentino Orientale", Achille Gadler (2000) ~ Panorama (ISBN )
  • "Val di Fassa", Fabrizio Torchio e Enzo Gardumi(1996) ~ Kompass-Fleischmann (ISBN )
  • Via Alpina Gelber Weg, Evamaria Wecker ~ Bruckmann (ISBN 978-3-7654-4858-7)
Tourist offers

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  • sahibvoyageur - 2023-07-07
    Étape facile et rapide sur de bons chemins. Le refuge Contrin est très touristique : continuez plutôt encore une heure jusqu'au sympathique refuge du col San Nicolo. Accueil extra et vues à couper le souffle.
  • frankie9594 - 2018-05-18
    Monaco- Trieste

    Difficult to find a cheap place to sleep in Pordoi. Asked a hotel down the hill if it was possible to sleep off the trail on the slope. No problems.
  • Jean-Louis Giraud - 2014-03-19
    Le Rifugio Contrin est trés fréquenté et il est préférable de reserver...Lors d'escapades pontificales dans les Dolomites, Jean-Paul II a fréquenté l'endroit !
    Suivant l'horaire, il est également possible de rejoindre le petit refuge situé sur l'autre versant du Passo San Nicolo, à une heure de marche. Pas de douche mais de superbes paysages...
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Rifugio Contrin is very busy and it is best to book ... When papal vacation in the Dolomites, John Paul II visited the place! According to the schedule, it is also possible to reach the small shelter on the other side of Passo San Nicolo, an hour walk. No shower but beautiful scenery ...
  • Thierry M - 2014-01-26
    Monaco - Trieste
    From Penia there is a trail to go up straight to rifugio Viel del Pan but it really worth going to lago di fedaia and the trail from there to passo pordoi is really great
    Passo Pordoi have a road passing by, one hut (barracca chronometri) is opened (key on the door) and can be used as shelter (below passo pordoi)
Last update : 2009-12-03