Distance 12.1 km
From waterfalls to the fairytale forest
The trail leads past the two impressive Cascate del Lares
past. They can only be reached on foot, are not as famous as the almost
Cascata di Nardis almost opposite and therefore much quieter.
A branch path leads to the lower waterfall, while the upper one is reached directly.
reached. Further up, the dark spruces thin out. Above
above the Malga Lares, the path leads through a magical forest of larches and
and alpine roses that have grown on large boulders. The open
meadows near the ruined Malga Pian invite you to dream and look.
dream and look. The view is dominated by the Presanellastock. Up to
the path is easy and entertaining.
The path that continues to Lago di Lares should only be attempted by persistent
and sure-footed walkers. It is a lonely, small path in an untouched
untouched landscape. A few mighty weather larches dominate the upper slopes of the
the upper valley slopes. Especially on the descent, the small path is difficult to
to see. Therefore, the tour is only recommended in good weather.
Lago di Lares, which was formed by the recession of the glacier, is located in a high
landscape, which has only been free of ice since the middle of the last century.
ice-free since the middle of the last century. The barren basin with the impressive Vedretta di
Monte Carè Alto (3463 m) and the Crozzon di Lares (3354 m).
At the information centre, cross the bridge to the other side of the Sarca di Genova. Follow the cart track upwards for a short distance until it branches off to the right to Malga Genova. Here, go straight on uphill on trail 214 to a fork. A short detour to the right (there and back in about ¼ hours) leads to the lower Cascata del Lares. Continue to climb along the ascent path through the dense spruce forest to the clearing of the second (upper) Cascata del Lares, just under 1 hour from the bridge. Climb up the steep valley shoulder. Finally on a bridge across the Lares stream. Soon you reach Malga Lares (not managed), about 1 hour from the upper waterfall. Through forest with a pronounced boulder soil to the open meadows of Malga Pian. The Rückweg leads along the same path in 1 ¾ hour to the starting point.
Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language for the translation
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