Fantastic trekking that starts from the Village of Alba di Canazei heading to Passo San Nicolò before going down through the characteristic green meadows of valley Val San Nicolò reaching, eventually, the village of Pozza di Fassa.

The traverse, fom Alba di Canazei to Pozza di Fassa, offers a phenomenal landscape and environment diversity: from the flat clearings of valley Val Contrin to the grey rocks of the south side of Mount Marmolada that, with its 3'343 meters, is the highest peak in the Dolomites.

  • Dolomites
  • 8 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the trekking to Val Contrin and Val San Nicolò

The excursion to Val Contrin and Val San Nicolò starts in the parking lot of the bottom station of the Ciampac cable car in Alba di Canazei. From there they will go up through trail number 602 -rather steep at times- all the way to Locia Contrin (1'736 meters).

The hikers will, now, enter wide valley Val Contrin and, following the Ruf de Contrin, they will reach Rifugio Contrin (2'016 meters). Through trail number 608 the path goes up to Pass San Nicolò (2'340 meters) and to the namesake rifugio. The hikers will, then, go down steeply through the south side -still on trail number 608- and they will reach the flat valley Val San Nicolò. From there they will go down through the whole valley passing under the Maerins ("twins" in Ladin) and they will reach the village of Pozza di Fassa. From Pozza a bus will take them back to Alba di Canazei.

Daily price for an hiking to Val Contrin and Val San Nicolò

€ 330 - Price up to 3 persons
€ 360 - Price up to 4 persons
€ 400 - Price up to 5 persons
€ 440 - Price up to 6 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the trekking to Val Contrin and Val San Nicolò

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Ciampac Cable Car
    Località Alba di Canazei
    38032 Canazei - TN
  • Meeting time 8.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°27'28.0"N 11°47'19.9"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Trekking boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with any level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for the traverse to Val Contrin and Val San Nicolò, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the excursion.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide and all the contact information.

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