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Rifugio Lagazuoi to Cortina

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    Cortina
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From Rifugio Lagazuoi walk out across rocky slopes dotted with the remains of WWI gun ramparts, trenches and officers’ quarters - a poignant place for its history and beauty.
difficult
Distance 13.3 km
5:00 h
412 m
1,845 m
2,675 m
1,197 m

There are many route options today - please see your guidebook and info pack and guidebook for details.  The route outlined here is just one of the suggested routes.   

This route takes you beneath the Tofana des Rozes and on the narrow pass traversing the slopes of the Tofana des Rozes to arrive at Rifugio Dibona (an ideal lunch stop, 2037 m). From Rifugio Dibona you can continue to Rifugio Pomedes where you take a chairlift to Rifugio Duca d’Aosta, then a further chairlift to Rist. Pietofana. From Rist. Pietofana follows the path down to Rif. Col Druse, which has a funicular down to Cortina.

***This mapped route assumes you take the chairlifts - listed above.***

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Minna Harshbarger
Update: July 18, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,675 m
Lowest point
1,197 m
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Track types

Asphalt 8.54%Dirt road 14.03%Forested/wild trail 5.31%Path 42.03%Via ferrata 0.81%
Asphalt
1.1 km
Dirt road
1.9 km
Forested/wild trail
0.7 km
Path
5.6 km
Via ferrata
0.1 km
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Rest stops

Falzarego Pass Bus Stop

Safety information

Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves.

Watch the short term local weather forecasts. Avoid high altitude hiking when the weather is bad. There are plenty of trails in the valleys, that allow you to reach a village quickly if bad weather sets in. 

Tips and hints

Transport 

Take the path down to Rif. Col Druse, which has a funicular down to Cortina. Funicular website: http://www.freccianelcielo.com/index2.html   Tel: +39 (0) 0436 5052.

Start

Rifugio Lagazuoi (2,671 m)
Coordinates:
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46.527677, 12.008117
DMS
46°31'39.6"N 12°00'29.2"E
UTM
33T 270548 5157028
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Destination

Cortina

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
46.527677, 12.008117
DMS
46°31'39.6"N 12°00'29.2"E
UTM
33T 270548 5157028
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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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Ken Ewing
September 11, 2021 · Community
Beautiful walk. Route 20B is closed due to rock fall risk.
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.3 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
412 m
Descent
1,845 m
Highest point
2,675 m
Lowest point
1,197 m
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