The Rif. Santa Croce in Badia mountain hut is the starting point of the hike on the 3,026 m high Mt. Sasso delle Dieci, a peak of the Sasso della Croce Group.
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Mount Sasso delle Dieci (Sas dles Diesc, in Ladin, and Zehnerspitze, in German) is a peak of the Sasso della Croce Group, a mountain group on the western border of the Fanes Group dominating the Val Badia valley. We drive past Pedraces/San Leonardo in the Val Badia valley. The Santa Croce intermediate station at 1,841 m a.s.l., the starting point of this tour, is accessible by chairlift or by foot.
After a 30-minute walk uphill (path no. 7) we reach the Rif. Santa Croce in Badia mountain hut, located at 2,045 m a.s.l. in the heart of the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park. The hut dates back to 1718 and is nowadays a listed building.
We continue our hike towards south past the rugged rock faces of the Fanes Group and through beautiful Swiss stone pine forests and mountain pine fields. The secured trail proceeds afterwards to the rock faces on the right. Arrived at a lowland, we follow the ridge and leave the path no. 7 towards north in order to reach the pyramidal summit of Mount Sasso delle Dieci. Right before the summit there's a junction on the right, the last section requires sure-footedness, mountain experience and a head for heights! We recommend a via ferrata set.
The panoramic view from the 3,026 m high summit is breathtaking and includes the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites: the Croda Rossa d'Ampezzo, the Monte Cristallo, the Sorapiss Group, the Tofane peaks, famous Mt. Marmolada (with 3,343 m a.s.l. the highest peak of the Dolomites), the Sella Group with Mt. Piz Boé, Mt. Sassolungo, the Odle Group, the Puez Group and Mt. Sass de Putia tower into the sky.
Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!
Starting point: Rif. Santa Croce in Badia mountain hut, San Leonardo in the Val Badia valley
Route: intermediate station of the Santa Croce Chairlift - Rif. Santa Croce in Badia mountain hut - Mt. Sasso di Santa Croce - Mt. Sasso delle Dieci
Signposts: no. 15, 7, 7B
Distance: 12 km
Walking time: about 4 hours (ascent), 3 hours (descent)
Altitude difference: approx. 1,300 m
Altitude level: between 2,045 and 3,026 m a.s.l.