wanderung prags hochalpe furkelpass
wanderung prags hochalpe furkelpass

Mountain tour from Lake Braies to Passo Furcia

Lake Braies, the jewel of the Dolomites, is starting point of our hike through the Valle Foresta valley and to the Passo Furcia.

At Lake Braies we walk past the forestry station and the chapel towards south. On the southwest bank, the path no. 19 into the Valle Foresta valley branches off. It proceeds slightly uphill to the Foresta Mountain Hut (rest point) and still a bit further to the little hunting lodge.

Here the actual ascent starts: On a forest path we hike in serpentines up to the high alp. The high alp chalets are a beautiful ensemble in a hollow between the mountain peaks. The largest hut, the Ucia Fojedöra, is also a rest point. After a break we continue our ascent, across the green alpine meadows to the Lapedur Ridge (2,210 m a.s.l.). Quite suddenly the path proceeds steeply downhill along the cliffs of the Langtal valley. The Olanger Jägerhütte, a small wooden lodge, is the first building which we reach on our descent.

Now we have two possibilities: either to descend to Valdaora (Olang) via Bagni Pervalle or to continue the hike to the Passo Furcia mountain pass. We choose the second possibility and walk through the forest towards west. On the map the path seemed to be quite flat, but in reality it is a very narrow trail which constantly runs up and down. Finally the trail joins a wider path which leads us to the Passo Furcia (Furkelpass, 1,789 m a.s.l.). The public bus takes us down to San Vigilio in the Val Pusteria valley again.

Author: AT

alpine pasture hike difficulty: difficult
  • Starting point:
    Lake Braies / Pragser Wildsee
  • Time required:
    05:00 h
  • Track length:
    13,3 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.492 m to 2.216 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +941 m | -652 m
  • Route:
    Lake Braies - Foresta mountain hut - Colle Alti mountain huts - Passo Lapedur - Baita dei Cacciatori (hunting lodge) - Passo Furcia
  • Signposts:
    19, 32, Furkelpass / Passo Furcia
  • Destination:
    Passo Furcia
  • Resting points:
    Grünwald Hütte, Alter Kaser, Ütia Fojadöra (Malga Colle Alti)
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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