Val Gardena, Dolomites, Italy                     map of Val Gardena              Start of Val Gardena holiday

18th June 2014, day 13                                                                            All photos by Hetty

We took a bus to the head of the Val Gardena valley and around to Rifugio Passo Sella at the mountain pass, 2180m. There we took the cable car to the arrow at Forcella Sassolungo, 2685m =8809 feet. The cable cars are like white telephone boxes – two men throw you in, you stand two per car – never been in ones like these before!1 copy

Looking down

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Marmolada and Punta Penia, 3344m6d copy

Mr H at the hut at the cable car station, 8809ft

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Looking east, we couldn’t go much further7c copy

Looking down on Alpe di Suisi, where we walked yesterday7d copy

View from the cable car of ‘The City of Stones’, where we are going to walk next8 copy

Map of walk            Distance 3.4 miles, about 3 hours    

Rifugio Passo Sella, 2222m, via Comici hut 2153m, then up to Ciampinol 2254m

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There are lots of cyclists, high up hereS1051108 copyWe have to walk up the zig-zag – better take our coats off firstS1051112 copy

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Yesterday we walked across the Alpe di Suisi from A to B, and backS1051117 copy

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We made it to the Ciampinol cable car station

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Looking back to C = The City of Stones

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Selva di Gardena down below. L marks the Vallunga valley where we will walk another day

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We liked these stools in Ciampinol hutS1051138 copy

Then we took the cable car down to Selva and a bus back to St Ulrich


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