The panoramic point that can be reached by leaving the streets of the village behind, is a small oasis of tranquility from which to admire Varena and the Lagorai Chain from above, protected by the massive wooden crucifix behind the inviting bench. Continuing we reach the place "Palù"; the name (in Italian) suggests the presence of marshy soil, we are in fact in a particularly humid and valuable area from a floristic and vegetative point of view. This place in 2019 was the amphitheater of one of the Sounds of the Dolomites concerts.
After passing the road that climbs to Passo Lavazè, you return to the woods to the Varena sports field. Here the route ends, but the area offers other paths. Do you really want to leave these woods?
THE 10 RULES FOR HIKERS
- Prepare your itinerary beforehand
- Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
- Choose suitable clothes and equipment
- Check the weather forecast
- Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
- Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
- If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
- Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
- Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
- In case of emergency call 112
Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.
Tips and hints
Getting thereFrom Cavalese take the road that leads to Varena and to Passo Lavazè.
ParkingIn the main square of Varena
Author’s map recommendations
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EquipmentHiking shoes, rain-jacket, water, sun cream.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.