Leave your car at the car park of Cortina’s municipal swimming pool, and take the prepared track running alongside what used to be a skiing piste, and continue for about one and a half hours until you reach the Rifugio Mietres mountain lodge. You will be in the heart of the forest, in a wonderful mountain setting: Pomagagnon rises impressively behind the distinctive mountain lodge, while in front of you there is mount Cristallo, and on your right Faloria, Sorapis, the Tofane mountains and the entire Ampezzo valley. On the mountain lodge’s large terrace, drenched in sunshine right through to sunset, you can enjoy the immersive experience of a wooden hot tub, and a Finnish sauna (both on prior booking).
If you wish to reach the Rifugio Mietres mountain lodge sooner, you can start at the rural hospitality venue “El Brite de Larieto”, following track 211 and reaching the mountain lodge in just over half an hour.
For the return trip, follow the same route back.
The route has no specific difficulties, except for those due to the distance, the total ascent and the variable conditions of the snow cover.
It is always advisable to seek assistance from mountain guides and to check snow and weather conditions before any trip.
How to reach the starting point
By car: From the centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo, take the road towards Dobbiaco. Near Hotel Trieste, turn right towards the hamlet Verocai, and after about 1 km, turn left towards the old Guargnè skilift.
The hiking time is for the entire itinerary.