Beautiful and unprecedented excursion on a border territory on the trail of the Great War 15-18 which allows you to enjoy the panorama of one of the most beautiful terraces in the Dolomites.

The itinerary starts from the Passo Valparola refuge at 2178 meters near the picturesque Lake Valparola and first follows the southern perimeter of Setsas, skirting Le Pale de Gerda and Pico Setsas with enchanting views of Col di Lana, Sief, the Agordine Dolomites, Cadorine and Ampezzane. After about 3 hours of walking you reach the top at 2571 meters where you stop for a well-deserved lunch break enjoying the breathtaking 360° panorama of the main Dolomite mountain groups.

On the way back, you descend along the ridge, rejoining the path that closes the ring around Setsas, following its perimeter north up to the Valparola lake. The day ends with a visit to the Great War Museum located at the Tre Sassi Fort adjacent to the Valparola Refuge.


  • Where: Ampezzo Dolomites – Province of Belluno
  • Difficulty and physical effort: medium level excursion without technical difficulties (E). Positive height difference of 800 meters and negative height difference of 800 meters; length of approximately 14 km.
  • Travel time: 5.30/6 hours plus stops (8 hours total)
  • Period: from June to October
  • Meeting and arrival point: Passo Valparola refuge
  • Equipment: sturdy trekking shoes or mountain boots with non-slip soles (such as Vibram); telescopic trekking poles; backpack with: rainproof and windproof jacket, heavy down jacket, water bottle with water/drink and snacks (energy food such as bars or chocolate), spare T-shirt, sunglasses and sun cream, sun hat and headband (type Buff”), backpack cover (rainproof)

Cost of the excursion: 210 euros

Number of participants: minimum 2 – maximum 8 people

- The cost includes the accompanying AMM guide
- The cost does not include: transfer to/from the starting point and entrance fee to the Forte Tre Sassi Museum

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