The periplus of Sasso Lungo
filled by Giulia
The route starts at the Passo Sella, universally considered the most beautiful pass in the Dolomites
The Sella looks like a massive block, bounded on all sides by valleys and passes detach formed the surrounding groups. In front of the sides of the Passo Sella impossible not to get excited.
The pass connects the Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, separating the massive Sassolungo, isolated in the west, from Sella. The route that we propose concerns the journey of Sassolungo.
Take the marked trail from the trail 617 with proceeds horizontally to the not far Refuge of Friedrich August. Continue on the same path, passing the foot of the Punta Grohman, and the Torre Innerkofer and Tooth, in a non-binding and almost always at an altitude of 2000 meters, touching Refuge Pertini, and arriving at Refuge Sasso Piatto, 2297 m. In light head down to the Refuge Giogo, 2036 meters, overlooking the lawns of the Maga Carlotta and on Val Gardena, but it is not reached. Keeping on the right hand trail 527, which connects the Refuge Sasso Piatto to refuge Vicenza, bypassing entirely Sasso Piatto, 2955metri. Following the track of the 527, take the Sassolungo valley and climb up to the Refuge Vicenza, 2252 meters, even if you can avoid the last part and cut the mouth of the valley directly below path 526.Who also climbed up the Vicenza has an alternative, compared to this route, to a different conclusion: You can go from Vicenza Demetz, Sassolungo and return by cable car at Passo Sella But we will definitely recommend to complete the circumnavigation of the group, and coming back down from Vicenza and taking the track which skirts the Sassolungo, now marked by the marker 526 and 528, awaits the passage of the north pillar, perhaps the most beautiful part of the whole journey. Follow the signs to the Refuge Comici, 2155 meters, located at the top of the imposing side of the northwest side, and always an easy path on a slight slope, it regains the Passo Sella, completing a fantastic tour of Sassolungo.