lagazuoi see lech de lagacio
lagazuoi see lech de lagacio

Mountain hike Lagazuoi

Impressive mountain hike in the Dolomites of Alta Badia and Cortina d’Ampezzo.

At the parking-space of Saré, south of San Cassiano, we start our tour to hut Lagazuoi. In the shadow of the mountain-tops we follow the reflection-path “Nikolaus von der Flühe”, which leads us first to the chapel of Sass Dlacià and further to hut Capanna Alpina. Here we follow the marker to hut Scotoni, the path is wide and leads us quite steep uphill. The valley is surrounded by mighty mountain peaks of the Dolomites - Conturines, Lagazuoi, Fanes… only to call the most important. After 45 minutes we reach hut Scotoni which is placed on a small platform. Here the path starts, which leads us through a canyon up to Lake-Lagazuoi. This lake is a small, clear mountain lake in which the bizarre peaks of the Fanes-Dolomites are reflected. We will have a lot of amazing impressions today, but this view is probably the most beautiful one!

After a short rest we walk further up the path no. 20, which is crossing the Dolomites-ridgeway. It runs parallel to the steep rugged rocks of Fanes and the big Lagazuoi. Still quite a while we have to walk step by step uphill, the vegetation becomes more and more sparsely. At 2,500 mt a.s.l. the scant moonscape, which is typical for the Dolomites, starts.

The last 200 mt-rise starts at the Lagazuoi saddle until the station of the cable-car. The path runs uphill in serpentines. Remains of forts which were built in the First World War can be seen. We reach the mountain-top and enjoy a gorgeous panoramic view. After a while we board the cable-car down to Passo di Falzarego and take the bus back to our starting point.

Please note: If you go back by bus please take information about the current time-table!

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Saré (parking space south of San Cassiano, bus stop)
Signposts: Tru de meditaziun, 11, 20, Dolomites-Ridgeway no. 1
Altitude level: between 1,660 and 2,750 m a.s.l.
Altitude difference: 1,160 m
Distance: 8.4 km
Walking time: approx. 3.5 hours
Experienced in: August 2012

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