Spectacular Sassolungo in the Dolomites of South Tyrol
The Sassolungo: one of South Tyrol’s icons
It is called Sassolungo (Langkofel in German, Saslonch in Ladin), and it is one of South Tyrol’s most distinctive mountains, with its staggering 3,100 m of height. It stretches between the Sella Group and the Catinaccio/Rosengarten chain. Along with the Sassolungo mountain, the Sassolungo group in South Tyrol consists of other fascinating mountains such as Sasso Piatto/Plattkofel, Punta Grohmann/Grohmannspitze, Torre Innerkofler/Innerkoflerturm, Dente/Zahnkofel, and the most bizzarre Cinque Dita/Fünffingerspitze (meaning “Five fingers”).
An icon of South Tyrol: the Sassolungo/Langkofel
The Sassolungo/Langkofel and Sassopiatto/Plattkofel mountains are two of the hiking and climbing destinations in South Tyrol enjoying great popularity among our guests at Hotel La Pineta in Selva di Val Gardena/Wolkenstein in Gröden.
Sassolungo can be regarded as one of South Tyrol’s icons.
The Passo Sella cable leads to the saddle of the Sassolungo mountain, an excellent starting point to spectacular hiking and climbing routes. Sassolungo offers an enchanting view over South Tyrol’s best: the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm, the Sella group and Marmolada/Marmolata. Ever since the beginning of the last century, the Sassolungo in South Tyrol has been seducing countless mountaineers. The north wall of Sassolungo was climbed as early as 1936, while world-wide famous explorer Reinhold Messner managed the first solo climb in 1966.
Meeting Sassolungo: mountain adventure in South Tyrol
An absolute highlight for your hiking tours in Val Gardena/Gröden: Sassolungo/Langkofel and Sassopiatto/Plattkofel in South Tyrol will reward your 6-hour hiking efforts with mind-blowing landscapes of the Dolomites. Starting directly from Hotel La Pineta in Selva/Wolkenstein, take the Ciampinoi cableway. From the mountain station take path 526A, which leads to the Vicenza hut on Sassolungo/Langkofel. The route is challenging, caution is therefore called for. We recommend frequent stops to enjoy the scenery and regain your strength. Past the Vicenza hut, follow the itinerary no. 527, which is less demanding than the previous one. Walk past Piz da Uridl towards the Sassopiatto hut. Here a gourmet break is in order, in order to indulge the mouth-watering local specials and relax before the heart-stealing views of the Dolomites. Moving forward, follow the Friedrich August path, a tribute to the Saxon king who loved to spend his time here in the Dolomites. This path leads to the Pertini hut first, then to the Friedrich August path and finally to the Sella pass. Take your time to smell the (alpine) roses and take in the 360 ° view of this mountain paradise. From here, even the Marmolada/Marmolata glacier and the bizarre peaks of the Odle can be seen.
Once wonder has reached its utmost, time to be on your way back through the charming City of Stones towards the Ciampinoi cableway. Doubtlessly a demanding hike which, however, will be worth your while.
Be seduced by the unique flair of Sassolungo/Langkofel in South Tyrol!