Mandres - Fraina

Cristallo
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Difficulty
Easy
Time
2 h
Start
Da Cortina (partenza della funivia del Faloria nei pressi della Stazione degli autobus).
Arrival
Con servizio di taxi. Oppure, dopo essere scesi fino alla statale, con autobus di linea si può far ritorno a Cortina e al parcheggio della funivia del Faloria.

From the middle station at Mandres take the obvious path which, after an initial flat section, then descends for a few hundred meters. Follow signs for path no. 220 and Fraina, walking through a beautiful and sparse forest of larch trees which, like all conifers, prefer direct sun light and terrain subject to landslides such as the one encountered on this itinerary. It’s highly likely that you’ll encounter squirrels along the way – they build their dreys high up to escape the marmots and birds of prey, and their diet consists mainly of seeds from conifers and broad-leaves, fruit, bark, eggs and small insects. The path leads easily uphill to the rocks called "Ra Crepedeles" (little crags) with the "Porta del Dio Silvano”, loosely translated as the “Door of God Silvano”. This is an immense rectangular niche located at the base of the wall and scene of many a legend and fable. From here a steep descent then leads to a wide opening above the Meneguto farm, where the itinerary finishes.

REST STOPS

Restaurant Meneguto

Notes

ACCESS: Take the Faloria cable car (located next to the bus station in Cortina) to the middle station at Mandres 1480m.

Rest points

Agriturismo Meneguto

Equipment

Normal equipment for winter walking, snowshoes and poles. Binoculars recommended.

Info

Dolomite group
Cristallo
Top
1. 473 mt
Slope
Sud
Positive elevation gain
50 mt
Negative elevation gain
100 mt
Frequentation
Medium