This hike features the ascent to one of the most renowned rifugios of the Dolomites, at the base of the east side of Mount Catinaccio. The excursion develops in an always solar environment where it is possible to meet the many climbers and mountaineers that every year come here to climb one of the many vias opened by the real pioneers of mountaineering such as Dulfer, Steger and Piaz.

This is a very good excursion for familes and kids.

  • Catinaccio
  • 4 hours
  • Low difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for families and children

Information about the trekking to Rifugio Vajolet

The hikers will meet by the parking lot of the bottom station of the Catinaccio cable car in Vigo di Fassa. The cable car will take the hikers up to the Ciampedie ski area, at an elevation of 2'000 meters. From there, through the flat trail number 540, the path enters the Swiss stone pine wood and it reaches Rifugio Gardeccia (1'949 meters).

The trekking to Rifugio Vajolet continues on trail number 546, the hikers will pass under the walls of Mount Catinaccio and of Mount Punta Emma until the historical Rifugio Vajolet (2'243 meters), in the heart of the Mount Catinaccio Range.

The path, then, goes back to the Ciampedie ski area through the climb route and from there the hikers will go back down to Vigo di Fassa taking the cable car.

Daily mountain guide price for the trekking to Rifugio Vajolet

€ 250 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 270 - Price up to 4 persons

€ 290 - Price up to 5 persons

€ 310 - Price up to 6 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the trekking to Rifugio Vajolet

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    start of Catinaccio cable car
    Str. de Col de Mè, 10
    38036 Vigo di Fassa - San Giovanni di Fassa - TN
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°25'16.7"N 11°40'16.6"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 14, 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.
  • 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 trekking to Rifugio Vajolet, in the Catinaccio Range, 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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