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The magic of the dolomite passes

The undisputed masters of the Fassa Valley
Tramonto al lago di Fedaia in Val di Fassa | © Patricia Ramirez - Archivio Immagini ApT Val di Fassa

The magic of the dolomite passes

The undisputed masters of the Fassa Valley

5 passes
through the king's rose garden

Costalunga, Fedaia, Pordoi, Sella and San Pellegrino are the five passes of the Fassa Dolomites. At sunrise and sunset, the majestic rockfaces are tinged with warm, intense hues ranging from pale yellow to fiery red, pink and purple. This phenomenon is called enrosadìra, a reference to the love story of King Laurin and his rose garden. 

Costalunga Pass

Altitude: 1745 m. s.l.m.

Also known as the Carezza Pass thanks to the nearby Lake Carezza whose turquoise waters reflect the Latemar peaks, the Costalunga Pass lies at the foot of the Catinaccio, dominated by the Roda di Vael. It's the starting point for many hiking routes, as the ski lifts give easy access to the ultra-modern ski area.

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Fedaia Pass

Altitude: 2054 m. s.l.m.

The Fedaia Pass, at the foot of the Marmolada (3343 m), is known for Lake Fedaia, in which the "Queen of the Dolomites" is reflected. In summer, the Fedaia is a starting point for numerous excursions, while from February to May it is a mecca for mountaineers and free-riders on the northern side of the Marmolada.

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Pordoi Pass

Altitude: 2239 m. s.l.m.

The Pordoi Pass marks the boundary between Trentino and Veneto. From here you take the cable car up to the 2950 m altitude of Sass Pordoi, the "Terrace of the Dolomites", where the view is truly extraordinary. In summer, the Pordoi is the starting point for spectacular climbs and excursions. In winter, its ski area is connected to the landmarks Belvedere di Canazei and Arabba, in the centre of the Sellaronda tour.

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San Pellegrino Pass

Altitude: 1922 m. s.l.m.

The San Pellegrino Pass connects Trentino to Veneto. In summer, it's a destination for hikers of varying abilities and leads to enchanting locations such as Fuciade, while in winter it transforms into a renowned ski area. Since ancient times, the Pass has been used as a crossing to Venice, and even today you can visit the trenches and battlefields of the First World War.

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Sella Pass

Altitude: 2245 m. s.l.m.

Known for its outstanding views of the Dolomites, the Sella Pass marks the passage between the Fassa Valley in Trentino and the Gardena Valley in South Tyrol (Alto Adige). 
In summer, it is the starting point for many climbs, treks and hikes of various levels of difficulty. In winter, here you find yourself inside the Col Rodella ski area, in the heart of the Sellaronda ski tour.

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Getting to Val di Fassa

The villages of the Val di Fassa are easy to reach thanks to their geographical position and proximity to the main communication routes. In this section you will find all the information you need to plan your holiday in the Trentino Dolomites in the best possible way. We are waiting for you!

How to get there
How to get to Val di Fassa

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