Giro del Sassolungo (Dolomites) – this hiking was part of a 2-week trip in Europe (July 2015).
Giro del Sassolungo is a beautiful hike that offers stunning scenery over the vertical rocky peaks that create a contrast with the Alpine green meadows from the base of the Dolomites. Sassolungo (Langkofel, 3181m/10436ft) is the highest mountain of the 8 major peaks that form Langkofel Group in the northern Italian Alps.
- distance ~14km / 8.6mi;
- duration ~5h;
- difficulty moderate;
- height difference 550m / 1800ft;
- cable car ride from Selva di Val Gardena (Ciampinoi cable car) to Ristorante Ciampinoi; then the hike passes by Rifugio Emilio Comici 2153m/7063ft → Gruppo Sella → Passo Sella 2244m/7362ft → Sassolungo 3181m/10436ft → Rifugio Toni Demetz Hütte 2685m/8809ft → Ciampinoi;
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