The turquoise water of Lake Sorapiss is one of the most popular and most photographed in the Dolomites.
Search on Instagram for #lagodisorapis or #sorapislake and you will understand why. Reachable only on foot, with a walk of about 2 hours, it requires a minimum amount of physical preparation and training, but the spectacular views make it well worth the effort! An amphitheatre of mountains, dominated by the "Finger of God", surrounds this small mountain mirror of incredible colours.
There are several alternative routes to reach the lake, but the best known is the one that starts from Tre Croci Pass, and goes up the CAI 215 trail.
Along the way, you will encounter some sections equipped with steel ropes, not difficult, but requiring more attention and to be tackled with the proper clothing. Upon reaching the lake, and after taking the inevitable photos of this little natural gem, you can stop by the Vandelli Mountain Shelter to enjoy the local dishes before returning.
- You can also include Lake Sorapiss within the beautiful loop trail that passes by Forcella Marcoira.
- The Vandelli mountain shelter was the first such facility built in the Dolomites in 1891.