Best cable car in Ortisei

Feb 8th, 2017, 04:38 PM
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Best cable car in Ortisei

Hello! I will be in Ortisei for two full days in mid June. On day one, I will do the hike to Rifugio Puez from the Dantercepies cable car.
I need help on what to do on the second day.
Which cable car in Ortisei gives the best views of the Dolomites? I'm willing to do short hikes from the cabke cars.
Any recommendation will be appreciated.
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Feb 8th, 2017, 05:24 PM
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We took a couple of lifts out of Ortisei. My favorite for views was Ortesei-Seceda--which is a combination of gondola to Furnes and cable car to Seceda. From the top, it is a short and easy walk over to the Odle peaks. You can look down into the Val di Funes and across the Val Gardena.

We also did the hike from Dantercepies to Rifugio Puez and then back down into Selva. Not necessarily an easy hike, but stunning scenery. I hope you have great weather like we did!
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Feb 8th, 2017, 06:43 PM
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Thank you ms_go! Your photos are beautiful! Are the trails easy to follow? Did you buy maps before you did the hike?
I've been trying to search online for trails but it's really hard because you have a lot of options and the names confuses me.
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Feb 8th, 2017, 08:24 PM
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We took gondolas up on one side and a funicular up the other side from the valley. Both gave excellent hiking and incredible views.
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Feb 9th, 2017, 01:33 AM
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We loved the telephone booth gondolas - definitely our favourite.

You can find more details in the second half of this trip report

And see our pictures here:[email protected]

Enjoy your trip - we loved the area!
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Feb 9th, 2017, 02:16 AM
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If you do the Seceda cablecar as in ms_go's post, from ridge take the path via Pieralonga to Col Raiser, really stunning.

my photos here

Nice walk from Campinoi to Comici hut, could keep going to Sassolungo then take those telephone booth lifts just for the view, although quite a lot of people walked down (or up).

Resciesa to Malga Brogles was recommended to us, we didn't have enough time, looks a gorgeous hike.

We loved Ortisei and Val Gardena.
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Feb 9th, 2017, 04:14 AM
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Thanks! We did buy a detailed map, but we lost it part way through our trip. Generally speaking, the trails are well marked and easy to follow. We were there in early August (some years back now), and there were plenty of people on the trails.

If you haven't found it yet, the site has a wealth of information, including hiking and lift maps. This one covers the whole area (you'll need to enlarge it).

Lift #9 in the image is the Furnes-Seceda lift that I mentioned above.

We also took the Forcella lift (the flying phone booths) and hiked down the scree slope. That one is Lift #1 on the map. It is not in Ortesei--you'd have to take the bus to Passo Sella.

Ciampinoi lift (#2) out of Selva leads to nice hikes, as Adelaidean mentions.

Check the operating dates of the lifts here, as some may not start up until July:
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Feb 10th, 2017, 11:02 PM
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Thank you all for your inputs and for sharing your pictures for inspiration.
I have decided that on day two, I will do the Seceda to Col Raiser hike.
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