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Walk from Ortisei to Resciesa

Ortisei/Urtijëi/St. Ulrich/Urtijëi, Urtijëi/Ortisei, Dolomites Region Val Gardena
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This 5 km hike leads from Ortisei to Resciesa through the forest. It is a fairly steep trail which requires good physical condition and walking confidence. Do not be discouraged by the elevation gain; you will be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view that will make you forget your fatigue. This hike is recommended for those who enjoy walking in the tranquility that only the forest can offer.

Distance 4.9 Km
Duration 2h:43 min
Ascent 857 m
Descent 5 m
Highest point 2124 m
Lowest point 1268 m
Tour Details

A wonderful ascent in a pleasant gradient to the Resciesa area.


The valley station of the Resciesa funicolar is easily reached by foot from the center of Ortisei, taking the escalators from the S. Antonio square and walking through the tunnel to the Seceda cablecar. From here, follow the signs to Reciesa, going through Via Roma and turning left on Via Sneton. As you arrive at the road crossing, turn right on Via Resciesa to see the valley station of the funicolar.

There are different places where you can park your car in order to reach the start of the walk at the Resciesa funicolar:

  • Central Parking
  • Valley station of the Seiser Alm cablecar
  • Valley station of the Seceda cablecar
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