Trekking - Mondeval - Federa lake alla Croda da Lago (Selva di Cadore)

Difficultymedium Time7 hours and 30 min a/r


Amazing tour through out the pastures of Mondeval, where it is pleasant to listen to the whistles of the marmots. Leave your car in the park at Pescul and take the little road which starts from the last house on the left of the little village, here a wooden sign indicates “to Rifugio Aquileia”. Walk for about a kilometre to the pic nic area. On the left take the dirty road going upwards. Cross the bridge on the Cordon brook, where there is a station of ARPAV .Here there are some boards with info about the area and the Mondeval archeological findings. Follow the path n. 466, crossing the whole valley . On the top carry on the same CAI path which leads to “Forcella Ambrizzola”. The surrounding panorama on the Dolomites here is beautiful: the Group Croda da Lago on the left and the amazing pyramid of “Becco di Mezzodì” on the right. Just below the beautiful valley of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Sorapis tops and the Antelao Mount, the Pelmo and the emerald-green Fedare Lake, with the Rifugio Palmieri. Go back following the path n. 434 of the Alta Via n. 1 and in 1 hour you are at destination.

Alternative routes:
1. you can leave from the park of Rifugio Aquileia, following the signed path just behind, and go to the Fiorentina dairy farm.  In half an hour you are at Rifugio Città di Fiume, following the dirty road n. 467. carry on the CAI path n. 467 along a beautiful walk through out the green pastures. Cross the Roan and Col di Roan Passes and get to  the green plane of Prendera dairy farm. Carry on for another hour up to Forcella Ambrizzola where you find the path n. 434.
2. You can go back leaving from Forcella Ambrizzola taking on your right the CAI sign n. 436 of the Alta Via n. 1, which leads to the forcella Giau, from where you have a beautiful view on the Tofane. Here at 3.55 pm a bus coming from Cortina stops and takes you down to Selva di Cadore and Pescul the starting point of your tour.

  • Rest stops: rifugios
  • Alternatives: starting form parking place of Rifugio Aquileia; way back through Passo Giau
Warnings: a map of the area is recommended
Notes: a map of the area is recommended
  • Cernera, Croda da Lago, Lastoi di Formin Dolomite Group
  • North Face
  • 2046 m Altitude
  • 861 m Vertical gain
  • trail Ground
  • Pescul Start
  • Federa Lake - Croda da Lago Finish
  • late spring summer autumn Time of the year
  • high Popularity