Classic tourist itinerary which goes
into the heart of the Eastern Dolomites.
Molveno go down to the Brenner motorway and head north for Egna-Ora (first exit
from the motorway. At Ora/Auer take the main road no. 48 for Montagna/Montan,
San Lugano and the Fiemme Valley. At 69 km from Molveno is Cavalese, home of the
Magnifica Comunità della Valle di Fiemme (the manor house of the centuries-old
independent local administration). After another 13 km you come to Predazzo, a
starting point for excursions to the Latemar mountain. 9 km after Predazzo (and
91 from Molveno) is Moena (1,184 m.), the gateway to the Fassa Valley. 23 km
further on, after Vigo di Fassa, Pozza di Fassa and Pera di Fassa, (detour for
the Torri del Vaiolet peaks and the Gardeccia Refuge) you come to Canazei (1,448
m.). After another 12 km (126 km from Molveno) is the Fedaia Pass and the Fedaia
reservoir: magnificent views over the Gran Vernel and Marmolada (the “Queen of
the Dolomites”). For the return journey, if you have not had
enough driving, you can climb up to the Sella Pass and across and down into the
Gardena Valley through the villages of Selva/Wolkenstein, Santa Cristina/St.
Christina and Ortisei/St. Ulrich. Here a detour to the Sciliar/Schlern tableland
(Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm), Fiè/Völs and Castelrotto/Kastelruth is highly
recommended, bringing you out into the valley at Prato Isarco/Blumau, just north
of Bolzano/Bozen on the Brenner main road. Return to San Michele by motorway and
then to Molveno.
scattered pictures of the Val di Fassa and Val Gardena