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R29 Seekofelhütte / Rifugio Biella » St. Martin in Gsies / S. Martino in Casies
  |   4h10   |   26.5 km   |   54 m   |   1146 m

Climb downhill eastward over the Törlscharte ridge near the Seekofel Hut (2,327m) to the "Nabiges Loch“ valley floor. Then continue to the Pragser Wildsee lake at approx. 1,500m; this brings you to a section of the dolomites high altitude trail no. 1. Now, follow a 12km route over the level terrain of the Pragser valley to Welsberg. From here, you can take the regular bus into the Gsieser Tal Valley.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Seekofelhütte / Rifugio Biella
2327 m
| D  3.5 km / 1h30
Pragser Wildsee / Lago di Braies
1494 m
| ABCD  6 km / 1h20
Schmieden / Ferrara
1222 m
| ABC  6 km / 1h20
Welsberg / Monguelfo
1087 m
|   11 km / 0h00
St. Martin in Gsies / S. Martino in Casies
1276 m
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The dolomites high altitude trail no. 1 leads from the Pragser Wildsee lake in 8 daily stages to Belluno (marked with a blue triangle bearing the number 1), also taking in the Seekofel mountains. We take the trail section in the opposite direction, i.e. from the Seekofel Hut over the pass down to the Nabiges Loch and on until reaching the northern end of the Pragser Wildsee.
Useful topographic maps
  • Nr. 57 Bruneck - Toblach ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 031 und Nr. 032 ~ Tabacco (1:25.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Lexikon 57 Bruneck - Toblach ~ Kompass (ISBN 3-85491-064-9)
  • Wanderführer Dolomiten 5 ~ Rother (ISBN 3-7633-4199-4)
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  • Potos marcheurs - 2018-08-05
    Cette étape me parait irréaliste. Il faut descendre de Biella avant d'entamer les 27 km de plat avec pas mal de macadam jusqu'à saint Martin. Prendre le bus à lago deBraies ou couper l'étape en dormant à Smiedden.
  • POPEYE GG - 2018-06-13
    4 juiillet 2017
    Du Rifugio Biella, je suis parti sur Cocodain, que j'avais raté hier, et je ne regrette pas, c'est minéral à souhait!
    Je suis donc repassé par une même partie de chemin que la veille, puis descente sur Lago di Braies, aménagée. On retrouve au lac beaucoup de monde!
    Descente jusqu'à Monfuelgo, puis bus pendant les 11 derniers km, pour échapper à la route.
    Difficulté de trouver un hébergement à San Martino in Casies, où pourtant il y a plusieurs hôtels.
    Finalement, trouvé au superbe hôtel Waldruhe (qui porte bien son nom, c'est calme!), à recommander, et eux au moins acceptent la carte Visa!
  • Eva - 2017-09-15
    followed the Talblickweg between Welsberg and Kargruben (near S.Martino), the GPS track is just a straight line between Welsberg and S. Martino and this hiking/biking path avoids walking on a busy road.
  • Hannes - 2016-11-22
    Habe halt im Gsiesertal gemacht. Habe in der Mountain Residence Montana gewohnt. Wurde in St. Martin am Ende der Wanderung abgeholt und am nächsten morgen wieder zum Ausgangspunkt der nächsten Wanderung gebracht. Die Residence kann man Empfehlen.

    Mountain Residence Montana
    www.app-montana.it
  • Daniel - 2013-09-15
    Church clocks here are confusing: Small hands show the minutes, big hands show the hours!
  • Daniel - 2013-09-15
    In St Martin, behind the church there are two Gasthofen. I stayed at the Kircherwirt (E43 HP pp) which I can recommend. While you eat your 4-dishes dinner on the terrace you can have a last look at the Dolomites, which now seem so far away... Opposite to the bus-stop there is a tourist office. I was told that around August everything in and around St Martin is full.
  • Daniel - 2013-09-15
    From the Pragser Wildsee to Schmieden the track leads through forests. Along the way are interesting information panels about the Dolimites. From Schmieden the track follows an asphalted cycle-road that I found very boring. I recommend tot take the hourly bus from Schmieden to Wellsberg. Then take another hourly bus from Wellsberg tot St Martin (20 mins ride). The busride is interesting because in circles through all the villages in the valley.
  • Elisabeth - 2012-12-09
    Ici on parle du lac de Braiès plutôt que Prags. Après le le lac, le sentier n° 1 est dévié (travaux routiers) au niveau de St-Veit où il faut suivre la route. Il y a un arrêt de bus à St-Veit. Le bus dessert Niederdorf où il vaut mieux prendre le train pour Welsberg. A la gare de Welsberg, le bus du matin pour S. Martino in Casies part à 9h.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Here we speak of the lake rather than breeches Prags. After the lake, trail no one is deflected (roadworks) at St. Veit which must follow the road. There is a bus stop in St-Veit. The bus service Niederdorf where better to take the train to Welsberg. A station Welsberg the morning bus to S. Martino in Casies hand at 9am.
  • Jean-Louis GIRAUD - 2012-03-29
    Arrivé à SAN MARTINO VAL CASIES, au terme de l'étape R29, j'ai trouvé un hotel à proximité de la vallée de Karbachtal dont la montée, demain, fera l'essentiel de l'étape ...
    Accueil trés agréable dans un bel établissement avec des prestations de grande qualité et un prix trés abordable...Aprés négociations ! En ce début juillet 2011 l'hotel était trés peu rempli. Se lever tot et prendre le temps d'apprecier le buffet...
    HOTEL WALDRUHE
    Fam. SCHALLER
    I-39030 SAN MARTINO VAL CASIES
    Tel 00 39 (0)474 978 403
    Fax 00 39 (0)474 978 451
    Email : hotel@waldruhe.com
    www.waldruhe.com
    Automatic translation [Google]
    VAL SAN MARTINO arrived Casies, after step R29, I found a hotel near the valley Karbachtal whose rise tomorrow will be the essential step ... Very pleasant home in a beautiful facility with high quality services and very affordable price ... After negotiations! In early July 2011 the hotel was very very full. Get up early and take the time to appreciate the buffet ... Hotel Waldruhe Fam. SCHALLER I-39030 VAL SAN MARTINO Casies Tel 00 39 (0) 474 978 403 Fax 00 39 (0) 474 978 451 Email: hotel@waldruhe.com www.waldruhe.com
Last update : 2009-12-03