Guidebook

6 Alpine Lake and Waterfall Hikes in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Discover the most enchanting corners of Cortina d'Ampezzo and marvel at the thousands nuances of its lakes, rivers and waterfalls.

Description

Enjoy a selection of itineraries to immerse yourself in nature and discover some of the most enchanting corners of Cortina d'Ampezzo, including alpine lakes, rivers, springs, canyons, and waterfalls. You will discover some surprising views along paths that wind through gentle climbs and descents, run along waterfalls, gorges, and rivulets, and admire the variety of landscapes and habitats offered by Cortina. The numerous alpine lakes – nestled in the Ampezzo valley like pearls of intense colours, in shades of blue, turquoise, and green water – make these places even more magical and offer unforgettable sights, different every day.

In the spring season, these paths become even more magical, thanks to the abundant melted waters, the bracing air, and the stunning contrast between the green blooming meadows and the white-powdered peaks. In autumn, Mother Earth gradually paints the Ampezzo valley in warmer tones, choosing charming shades of red, orange, and golden yellow that will take your breath away.

Lake Limedes

Lake Limedes

Cortina d'Ampezzo
0 - 1 hrs
2.2 km
131 m
134 m
A short and easy walk to Lago di Lìmedes, a small lake set amongst some of the most famous peaks in the Dolomites.
Easy
Private
Lake Sorapis

Lake Sorapis

Cortina d'Ampezzo
2 - 3 hrs
10.5 km
434 m
437 m
One of the most magical lakes in the Dolomites, with its distinctive and unusual intense turquoise colour.
Moderate
Private
Lake Lagazuoi

Lake Lagazuoi

Cortina d'Ampezzo
2 - 3 hrs
8.9 km
769 m
741 m
A high-altitude circular walk to explore Lake Lagazuoi.
Moderate
Private
The‌ ‌Three‌ ‌Lakes‌ ‌Walk‌

The‌ ‌Three‌ ‌Lakes‌ ‌Walk‌

Cortina d'Ampezzo
3 - 4 hrs
12.8 km
947 m
899 m
A circular walk providing superb views of three of the most beautiful lakes in the Dolomites, and some spectacular ravines and waterfalls.
Difficult
Private
Lake Ghedina

Lake Ghedina

Cortina d'Ampezzo
1 - 2 hrs
7.0 km
74 m
634 m
An easy walk through forests and Alpine grassland, reaching the banks of the lovely Lake Ghedina.
Easy
Private
Headwaters of River Boite and Lake Fosses

Headwaters of River Boite and Lake Fosses

Cortina d'Ampezzo
5 - 6 hrs
20.9 km
1,122 m
1,125 m
An itinerary in the heart of the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites, with lakes and streams of crystal-clear water
Difficult
Private