Viel del Pan
- Val di Fassa
- Fedaia Pass 2.054 m
This itinerary starts from Canazei: take the cable car to reach "Col dei Rossi". Descend to Refuge Belvedere and ramble to the right in the middle of the green meadow, then on the dirt road which links to Refuge Fredarola, situated at 2,388 m (0,20 h). Follow path no. 601, sometimes steep but mainly flat, till Refuge Viel dal Pan at 2,432 m (0,40 h). Go on for quite a long stretch, with light altitude gaps, enjoying the amazing landscape over the group of "Tofane". You will get to a crossroads: descend rightwards and diagonally to the dam. Pay attention covering the last stretch cautiously because of its incline. You will come out on the road to Fedaia Pass opposite Refuge Marmolada "E. Castiglioni" (1,20 h; 2 hrs). You can come back to Canazei by bus: the bus stop is exactly at the end of the path.
What to see:
- Environment - The path crosses, in part, a lavic massif in the heart of the Dolomites, following the historical routes of trade with the Veneto region. While crossing the acid environment typical of volcanic areas, notice the rich grass vegetation that characterizes this area. Quite interesting, from a geological viewpoint, is the contrast between igneous and dolomitic rocks and their different geomorphological features.
- WWI Museum - This Museum exhibits war relics and findings from the first world war, part of a private collection, found thanks to the ongoing withdrawal of the Marmolada glacier. Located next to the Pian dei Fiacconi cableway station.
- The "Sia" (ancient Venetian sawmill) in Penia di Canazei - It is the last hydraulic sawmill of Venetian type still existing in Val di Fassa, documented since the 16th century.