Sass Pordoi is easily reached on the modern cableway which, in just 4 minutes, whisks you up to the top, at 2,950 m, and to the most incredible terrace of the Dolomites. It is one of those places that expresses all the majesty of nature, the vastness of the sky, the insignificance of man. Even as you approach the valley terminal of the cable car you'll be faced with one of the loveliest rock formations in the Dolomites: Sass Pordoi, perched on a rounded grassy pedestal almost suspended above an enormous pile of rocky debris, which has crumbled over the years from the bedrock that majestically and impassively towers above the surrounding countryside. As you ascend, you'll be pleased to find yourself "face-to-face" with this mountain of infinite beauty. It's almost as though you could reach out and touch it. The ascent proceeds vertically and allows you to observe every outcrop, every meander of the mountain. When you step off the cableway, you'll find yourself on an incredible natural terrace suspended between the mountains. On sunny days, you can lie down as though you were at the seaside. In actual fact, there was a sea here once. A primordial sea that pulled back thousands of years ago, stopping time on the faces of mountains that now dominate undisputedly a landscape that has become unforgettable, while then they were merely submerged rocks.
From whichever side of Sass Pordoi you glance, you'll be treated to a truly all-round view of all the major Dolomite peaks: from the basin of Ampezzo, to the Marmolada, Pale di San Martino and Saslonch, through to the southern spurs of the Ortles and Cevedale groups, and to the Swiss and Austrian Alps.
Cableway tel: 0462 601130