Seceda mountain is truly one of the most picturesque places in the Dolomites. You hike on the very top of the mountain with an attitude of 2500 meters featuring dramatic views with alpine meadows, snow peaks and cozy chalets the entire way.
Hiking Seceda mountain
I have to say there are many different paths you can take but let’s discuss the most iconic one that leads to the very top of the mountain. So you have 3 options.
1.An easy one is to simply take a cable car towards the peak, make good photos, have a lunch with a view and hike a small loop path.
2. Second option is to take a Col Raiser cable car and then hike upward to the Seceda peak. Besides the peaks view this hike brings many more insane surroundings. Reaching the Seceda peak you can either return to Col Raiser or take a Seceda cable car down. One-way trip will take you around 2 hours, considering photo stops.
3. Third option is to make the same hike but vice versa. Use a Seceda cable car to get to the top of the mountain and then take a path to Col Raiser cable car. This way you will see the same views but the hike is going to be easier, as you go downward.
The trails are well-paved but you have to check the weather before hiking, as there can be clouds.
How to get to Seceda?
As we discussed there are 2 ways to get to Seceda: using Seceda Cable Car or Col Raiser Cable car.
Seceda cable car. The ticket office is located at Via Val d Anna 2 in Ortisei. There is a parking 6 euro per day. To get to the top of the mountain you need to take full ticket. There are 2 cable cars. The first one brings you to Furnes (the middle of the mountain), and second – to the top. A roundtrip ticket costs 33 euros per person. One-way trip is 25 euros per person.
Follow this link to get to the Seceda cable car website.
Col Raiser cable car. The ticket office is located At Str. Raiser 65 in Selva Val Gardena. One-way trip costs 15 euros per person. Round trip – 21 euros per person.
Follow this link to get to the Col Raiser cable car website.
If you decide too go up on one cable car and go down on another than you will need to take a bus to collect your car. Buses N350 and N352 connect Ortisei and Valgardena cities.
Where to eat during Seceda hiking?
Believe me this won’t be a problem. On your way you will see many cozy chalets with beautiful views. For example we stopped at tiny hutter Malga Pieralongia.
Attention! Before starting your hike check the cable-cars opening hours. Usually the last cable-car goes at 17:00 but it depends on weather conditions.
Though we were not very lucky with the weather we still enjoy the hiking. But I need to show you how Seceda peak looks like without clouds. This is the photo of another blogger.
Another beautiful hiking in Dolomites we did in Tre Cime Di Lavaredo. Read more about this experience in the next article: Tre Cime di Lavaredo – the most beautiful hike in Dolomites.