The accessible viewpoint of Col dei Rossi lies at an altitude of 2377 metres and offers an unparalleled view of the mighty Marmolada and the glacier on its north face. The Viel dal Pan crosses the summit of Col dei Rossi, an ancient “bread path” which connects the Pordoi Pass with the Fedaia Pass and was used in Medieval times onwards to trade flour between the Fassa Valley and the Agordino area. It is one of the most famous and scenic hikes in the Dolomites and runs halfway up the ridge, through the lush meadows which carpet the volcanic and sedimentary coverings.

Col dei Rossi is accessed directly from Alba near Canazei by the ski lift (fully accessible and with a single section). The valley station has a large car park with reserved spaces. When you get to the summit, the vast plateau around the uphill station allows you to fully appreciate the views in the open air. Just a short distance from the station (approx. 430 m with an incline of 9%) along a downhill path, you get to the Belvedere mountain hut, the nearest place which serves food. From here you can follow the Viel dal Pan which leads to the Fredarola mountain hut along a lovely, almost flat path (average incline of 7%). Col dei Rossi is one of the most panoramic places in the valley, with visible evidence of the coverings of volcanic and sedimentary rock associated with the Dolomite formations that have made these mountains so famous throughout the world.