Snowshoes Pezié de Parù - Lakes Ajal and Pianozes

Nuvolau
Landscape:  ★  ★  ★ 
Difficulty
Easy
Time
2,30- 3 h
Start
Da Cortina con la SS 48 del Passo Falzarego fino a Pocol da dove si prosegue in direzione di Passo Giau.
Arrival
Con autobus di linea in località Campo.
Take path no. 434, cross the river Rio de Costeana and turn off left onto path no. 431. Walk alongside the river for a short while and then continue straight ahead at the first fork along the path 431. This leads into the forest and on to a clearing with the hut "Cason del Macaròn". This is an excellent observation point for the Becco d'Aiàl, one of the most famous crags used by climbers in Cortina. Deer, in their brown and grey winter coats, can often be seen here. From the hut walk down along the narrow road to reach a metal bar. Immediately after this turn off right, briefly uphill to reach Lago d'Aial and the refuge (Aial means “clearing for charcoal”). From the refuge walk down path no. 430; a couple of easy short-cuts speed things up and give you a chance to get used to walking on steeper terrain. At the end of the long descent and after a short flat section the itinerary turns first left then right to reach Lago di Pianozes and Chalet Pianozes (1180m). The lake and plants surrounding the lake are extremely beautiful and it is well-worth walking around it, especially since there are troughs for deer which may be feeding.
 

Notes

ACCESS: Park about 1 km after Pocol next to the path markers at the hut at Piezziè de Parù.

Rest points

Ristorante Lago Pianozes

Equipment

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

Info

Dolomite group
Nuvolau
Top
1.518 mt
Slope
Sud
Positive elevation gain
0 m
Negative elevation gain
325 m
Best time
Inverno
Frequentation
Low