Sustainable hiking wellness

Difficultymedium Beauty***

Sustainable hiking wellness – 2 days of refuge to refuge. The bearable lightness of being... on holiday.  An eco-sustainable holiday experience which combines sport, nature and wellness. The 2 day excursion on foot is dedicated to pampering and to exploring the unique experiences on offer in some of the areas mountain refuges, such as the Finnish sauna at Croda da Lago and the outdoor hot tub at 5 Torri. Both structures are wood fuelled with zero environmental impact.  The itinerary starts from the center of Cortina with an uphill hike along path 432 to the Croda da Lago refuge at 2,045 meters. Once you arrive, pamper yourself in the Finnish sauna located by the enchanting Lake Federa surrounded by spectacular unspoilt Dolomite nature. After a cooling dip in the lake, the relaxation continues with gastronomic treats of local food and wine specialties in the refuge, before a good night’s sleep. In the morning, after a delicious breakfast, you depart for the second stage of the hike, toward the 5 Torri and the Scoiattoli refuge.  From Lake Federa, follow trail 434-436 toward Forcella Giau until you get to the Hotel Passo Giau. From here, continue along the 452-439 path in the direction of 5 Torri.  The route, which passes historical sites such as the prehistoric burial site in Mondeval, takes you the open air Museum of the Great War.  At 5 Torri, enjoy a relaxing soak in the outdoor hot tub, while sipping a well-deserved glass of champagne. From the Scoiattoli refuge you can return to Cortina on foot, along trail 437, and then trail 434. A perfect combination of physical activity and wellness, with zero environmental impact.

 Croda da Lago RefugeScoiattoli Refuge,  Passo Giau Hotel

  • Nuvolau Dolomite Group