Gores de Federa (Gorges of Federa) is the hike prepared by the Regole d’Ampezzo starting from the Federa bridge (1,600m) and reaching Malga Federa (1,800m).
You can leave your car in the parking space 50m after Lake Pianozes. You can take the Jeep Service from there to the bridge of Federa and start the hike at the signpost “Gores di Federa”.
From the signpost, enter the pristine forest and follow the trail among little waterfalls, gorges and streams and cross the five little bridges on the Ru Federa torrent. After a walk of less than one hour, you will reach Malga Federa, a refuge in a large pasture from which the panorama is just outstanding and offers a view on Becco di Mezzodì, Pomagagnon, Cristallo and Faloria.
You can either return through the same trail or do a ring-route: in the latter case, take the tarmac road until you are back at the bridge on Ru Federa. Another option from Malga Federa is to continue the ascent and reach Croda da Lago.
The route is easy and suitable for all. You will just need a pair of good hiking shoes.
During low season the tarmac road is open to traffic and it is possible to reach the starting point at the bridge with one’s car.