Wednesday: Hike to the Sass de Stria
The Sass de Stria, literally the “Bewitched Rock” was entirely dug by the Austrian army throughout the 1915-1918 world conflict. This made the important stronghold a literally impregnable fortification for Italy’s Alpine troops. The hike, relatively easy and not too tiring, reaches the top of this “natural sentry” of the Falzarego pass. The climb normally begins close to the “Forte Tre Sassi” museum, a barracks-fortress complex dating back to the end of the 1800s to better control the pass. Clear tracks guide your path to the first rocky overhang, with a characteristic large boulder put in an unstable position once painted blue (today only a few traces remain). Once having reached the central area, a sort of vast rocky plain, the landscape becomes gradually more awesome with amazing glimpses of the SettSass mountain group, towards the Sella and Marmolada mountains.
The entire area is characterised by traces of trenches, galleries and artefacts dating back to the First World War: a real Great War open-air museum. The hike continues towards the top through metal and wooden ladders, galleries, trenches and large breaks in the rock until the summit cross at 2,477 meters. The scenery from here is truly awe-inspiring.
TIME: 3-4 hours.
CLIMB: ↑↓ 600 m.
DEPARTURE: at 9:00 from the hotel reception with with the hotel van or with your own vehicles (40 minutes).
PRICE: € 20 per person. It’s free if you have booked on our website.
BOOKING is necessary by 4 PM of the previous day.