In the height of summer, the scorching heat advances and the days are tinged with heat, making the hottest hours unbearable, but there are solutions other than the sea that can give greater freshness: the mountains.
If then, in a mountainous place there is also a lake, a waterfall and a natural park, then this can become the perfect vacation.
Here because the Lake of Sorapis it has all the features necessary for a holiday at pleasant and relaxing temperatures.
Sorapiss lake: where is it? Its features
Il Sorapiss lake belongs to the mountain group of The Dolomites homonymous, is located in northern Italy just 12km from Cortina d'Ampezzo in the province of Belluno (Veneto). More than a simple lake, it is a diamond set in aaltitude of 1923 meters above the sea level, a natural scenery suggestive for its geology, ideal for tourists looking for a bit of mountains in the summer, without giving up all the related activities.
The best time to visit this paradise, considered as one of the most evocative places in the Dolomites, and from June to September, in fact, in these months the white of the winter snow gives way to turquoise color of clear waters framed by the green of uncontaminated nature. Unfortunately the lake is not suitable for swimming, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for this reason we want to preserve the entire area from any damage, despite this, there are many things to do and see: a tourist destination suitable for families, couples, groups of friends and lovers of nature, excursions and the mountains.
How to reach and what to see on Lake Sorapiss?
Lake Sorapiss is dominated by its peak, called the Finger of God, which from its 2603 meters admires its turquoise waters, but it is not the only point, in fact, together with other peaks it creates a real natural amphitheater.
The highest peak, Punta Sorapiss is 3205 meters high above the sea level, near the Sorapiss Lake, is the Alfonso Vandelli Refuge. The access point of the standard route that leads to the lake is the CAI (Italian Alpine Club) hiking trail number 215. The route starts at Passo Tre Croci towards Vandelli Refuge and lasts about 2 hours, it is easily accessible even for the less experienced, compared to mountaineering routes, from the refuge in a few minutes you can reach the lake.
Near the refuge it is possible to admire a majestic panorama of the Sorapiss Mountains, Tre Sorelle and La Cesta, to the north Three peaks of Lavaredo. Towards the north east it is possible to admire the peaks of the Sesto Dolomites, the southern part of this mountain range.
What to do on holiday at Lake Sorapiss?
Even during one short break or a weekend, it is possible to reach Cortina d'Ampezzo in a few minutes, visit the historic center and savor the traditional, refined and tasty cuisine, appreciated all over the world.
Among the excursions that can be practiced, the Via Ferrata Ivano Dibona it is a long path but of medium difficulty, here it is possible to discover testimonies of the First World War and take a walk of about 6 hours. The starting point is from the road that connects Cortina d'Ampezzo to Passo Tre Croci, in the parking lot of the Monte Cristallo ski lifts.
Another small jewel nestled in the Dolomites is the Fanes waterfall, natural wonder about 90 meters high. The excursion starts at the entrance to the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites, it is the highest waterfall in the Dolomites and there are several routes of varying difficulty that allow you to reach it. Do not miss the other lakes located near Cortina: Federa lake, Misurina lake, Pianozes lake.
For a day of relaxation surrounded by greenery, the Regional Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites is a mandatory destination, ideal both for those who love hiking and for those who want to relax in a breathtaking setting. It is located north of Cortina d'Ampezzo and easily accessible, its 37000 hectares also allow you to admire several groups of the most famous Dolomite mountains.
Lake Sorapiss in summer allows you to stay overnight in a unique setting, but also to visit numerous natural beauties in the surroundings, which is why it is an increasingly popular destination for tourists of all kinds, from all over the world.
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