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Rifugio Coldai to Rifugio Vazzoler

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    Coldai
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Walk from Rifugio Coldai to Rifugio Vazzoler with fantastic views of Lago di Alleghe. 

moderate
Distance 8.5 km
4:00 h
331 m
750 m
2,204 m
1,722 m

A lovely stroll around Lago Coldai up to a small pass that sets the scene for today's walk; you’ll be following route 560 all the way to Rifugio Vazzoler. Drop into the valley with views of Lago di Alleghe, before ascending towards the day’s first major pass - the Forcella di Col Rean - to reach Rifugio Vazzoler.

Author’s recommendation

There are no rest stops enroute today, make sure you pack enough water and food for today's walk. 

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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Update: September 15, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,204 m
Lowest point
1,722 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.65%Dirt road 29.51%Path 69.83%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Dirt road
2.5 km
Path
6 km
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Rest stops

Rifugio Coldai
Rifugio Vazzoler

Safety information

Some of the path is on rocky steps; be careful as these may be slippery, especially when wet.

There are some exposed edges; be sure to read instructions carefully, stick to the main path, and don’t wander close to the edge. Use handrails where provided.

In early spring/summer there may still be patches of snow. Walk around where it is possible, and otherwise place your feet carefully and use walking poles if you have them.

This route is above 2,500 metres so bear in mind you may feel a shortness of breath and additional muscle fatigue associated with the altitude.

Tips and hints

This route appears in the following itineraries:

WITDOLREL

WITDOLCLA

Start

Rifugio Coldai (2,141 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.399636, 12.068717
DMS
46°23'58.7"N 12°04'07.4"E
UTM
33T 274668 5142627
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Destination

Rifugio Vazzoler

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

DD
46.399636, 12.068717
DMS
46°23'58.7"N 12°04'07.4"E
UTM
33T 274668 5142627
w3w 
///trinket.lipless.indoor
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Equipment

Such is the way of Alpine hiking that you need to be prepared for all seasons and weathers; sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes and a waterproof/wind-break layer are all required, as is plenty of sun cream and a healthy respect for the sun.

Walking poles will be a big advantage on some of these ascents and descents.

Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.

This walk is isolated with few opportunities to buy food or water so be sure to bring enough with you.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
331 m
Descent
750 m
Highest point
2,204 m
Lowest point
1,722 m
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