From Ra Stua to Campo Croce

This hike, with little elevation gain, will take you to the Boite's springs in the heart of the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites.


3.6 km


1 hours


89 m


3° max

Drive along SS51 towards Dobbiaco, about 8km from Cortina you encounter a sharp hairpin turn. Leave the main road and take the narrow paved road on your left to reach Ra Stua, where the hike starts. During peak season the road is closed to private vehicles and a shuttle service from Fiames is provided.

Walk along the dirt road that from the malga ventures across the adjacent pasture land, home of donkeys, cows and calves. The road continues slightly uphill through Val Salata, which somewhere resembles farwest canyons.

Then the road reaches a wide-open sunny clearing where the Boite springs meander creating sinuous shapes. We are at Campo di Croce, the perfect place for kids to play and run freely.

Our itinerary ends here, return along the same route for a well deserved rest at the Malga restaurant.

From Campo di Croce, the most adventurous ones may reach Rifugio Sennes, continuing straight up, and Rifugio Fodara Vedla, taking the dirt road on the left. Both hikes take about 1 hour on steep terrain.

Rest Stop: Malga Ra Stua: Ph. +39 0436 5753

Recommended period:

From June to October

Recommended clothing:

Comfortable active wear and sport shoes. Rain jacket.

Minimum recommended age:


Route features:

Family friendly, Dog friendly


Keep your dog close to you on the pasturelands area.





Other itineraries:


Pian de Ra Spines

A gentle leisurely hike, suitable for strollers, running across the Fiames plain along both sides of the Boite river.


Lake Pianozes

A pleasant level road through the forest takes you from Lake Pianozes to Socol village

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Livelli di difficoltà

Facile: Itinerario su stradine, mulattiere o larghi sentieri. I percorsi generalmente non sono lunghi, non presentano alcun problema di orientamento e non richiedono un allenamento specifico se non quello tipico della passeggiata.

Medio: Itinerari su sentieri od evidenti tracce in terreno di vario genere (pascoli, detriti, pietraie…). Sono generalmente segnalati con vernice od ometti (pietre impilate a forma piramidale che permettono di individuare il percorso anche da lontano). Richiedono una sufficiente capacità di orientamento, allenamento alla camminata anche per qualche ora.

Difficile: Si tratta di itinerari generalmente segnalati, ma che implicano la capacità di muoversi su terreni particolari. Sentieri e tracce si trovano su terreni impervio e infido a quote relativamente elevate.

Intenso: Itinerari generalmente segnalati ma con qualche difficoltà: il terreno può essere costituito da pendii scivolosi di erba, misti di rocce ed erba, pietraie, lievi pendii innevati o anche singoli passaggi rocciosi di facile arrampicata (uso delle mani in alcuni punti). Richiedono una discreta conoscenza dall’ambiente alpino, passo sicuro ed assenza di vertigini. La preparazione fisica deve essere adeguata ad una giornata di cammino abbastanza continuo.

Estremo: Sentieri non sempre segnalati che richiedono un’ottima preparazione fisica e una profonda conoscenza dell’ambiente. Pendenze elevate e possibilità trovare tratti esposti.

Grading system

Easy: Along dirt roads, mule tracks or wide trails. The itineraries are generally not long, no orientation skills and specific training are required. Suitable for any reasonably fit person.

Medium: along trails or fairly visible paths on mixed terrain (pasturelands, debris, scree slopes). Generally marked with paint or cairns (a mound of rough stones built as a landmark, to find the way even from afar). Average orientation skills are required, adequate fitness level for few hours walk.

Difficult: though generally marked or signposted, the  itineraries require familiarity with any terrain. Trails and tracks runs on steep or treacherous terrain at higher elevations.

Severe: though generally marked, the itineraries feature some difficulties: slippery grassy slopes, combination of rocks and grassy patches, scree slopes, snowy patches, or easy rock climbing stretches (scrambling is required). Good knowledge of the mountain environment, sure-footedness, and a head for the heights. Adequate physical preparation for a long day walking.

Extreme: Often unmarked trails that require an excellent physical preparation and a deep knowledge of the environment. Steep terrain and exposed sections are likely to be found.

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Snow Service does not organize tours nor offers guiding services. We only suggest the safest and easiest itineraries you can enjoy with our products.