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Lago di Pontesei - Rifugio Bosconero Loop Hike

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Distance
4.96 mi
Elevation gain
2,500 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
2,500 ft
Max elevation
4,772 ft
TrailRank 
61
Min elevation
2,692 ft
Trail type
Loop
Moving time
2 hours 50 minutes
Time
4 hours 22 minutes
Coordinates
1436
Uploaded
December 29, 2023
Recorded
December 2023
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near Pieve, Veneto (Italia)

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Itinerary description

The excursion to the Bosconero refuge is a trek of medium difficulty. The altitude difference to be faced is 650 meters for a total length of approximately 8 km. This refuge in the Val di Zoldo can be reached in two hours via a relatively steep path immersed in a grove mainly of beech trees. If you want to do the ring, path 485, advisable uphill, has some slightly exposed sections. In particular, after the bridge over the Bosconero torrent gorge there is a slightly slippery and steep wooden ladder, where there is a metal chain that helps progression. In particular, if you travel with a dog, the dog cannot climb the ladder and you have to lift it up. At most, given that this stretch is located near the junction with path 490, you can go back and follow the same route there and back. The path, developing mainly inside the woods, is not particularly panoramic but, every now and then, there are some glimpses of the Zoldo valley, Mount Civetta, Moiazza and San Sebastiano. The location of the Duran pass is also clear. Furthermore, you are always surrounded by the cathedrals formed by the Sfornioi, the Sasso di Bosconero and the Sasso di Toanella. Once you reach the refuge the place is enchanting. A beautiful green area in the Dolomites with a wonderful view. The characteristic refuge surrounded by these wild spiers makes the setting very satisfying. Finally, for the second part of the excursion you also pass by a beautiful waterfall, also quite high, and an almost fluorescent green lake, the Witches' Lake. The algae deposits on the bottom make this pond truly special. A highly recommended excursion, worth considering even in the low season given the relatively low altitudes. Varied itinerary at the Bosconero Refuge, among lush woods, unforgettable views and wild Dolomites which also allows for pleasant digressions that always make it different.

On the sp 251 (Pontesei locality, 825 m) just upstream of the artificial basin, take path 490 (signs). At an altitude of 925 m, ignore the branch on the right of path 485 (to Casera dei Zot, Colaz, Croda Bianca), higher up a path joins from the left that goes up from Pontesei, just beyond (1060 m, Pian del Mugon), on the left is path 491 of the Anello Zoldano and on the right another path starts at the Zot casera. Continue along path 490, cross the bed of Val Bosconero, then a stream and then a second and after the confluence with path 485 (from the right), you arrive at the refuge (1457 m; 1.45 hours).

The view from the Bosconero refuge is stunning, where it is possible to admire the Civetta chain.

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PictographCar park Altitude 2,694 ft
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PictographPhoto Altitude 2,805 ft
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PictographTree Altitude 2,900 ft
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PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,009 ft
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PictographIntersection Altitude 3,212 ft
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PictographIntersection Altitude 3,278 ft
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PictographIntersection Altitude 3,448 ft
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PictographIntersection Altitude 3,540 ft
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PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,642 ft
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PictographTree Altitude 3,806 ft
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PictographBridge Altitude 3,783 ft
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PictographRiver Altitude 3,963 ft
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PictographIntersection Altitude 3,963 ft
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PictographWaterfall Altitude 3,976 ft
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Waterfall

PictographMountain pass Altitude 3,967 ft
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Mountain pass

PictographIntersection Altitude 3,963 ft
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PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,973 ft
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PictographBridge Altitude 4,610 ft
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PictographPhoto Altitude 4,623 ft
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PictographRiver Altitude 4,623 ft
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PictographInformation point Altitude 4,754 ft
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PictographMountain hut Altitude 4,764 ft
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Mountain hut

PictographSummit Altitude 4,738 ft
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Summit

PictographMuseum Altitude 4,744 ft
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Museum

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,777 ft
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PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,268 ft
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PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,950 ft
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PictographIntersection Altitude 3,757 ft
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PictographWaterfall Altitude 3,694 ft
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Waterfall

PictographWaterfall Altitude 3,701 ft
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Waterfall

PictographRiver Altitude 3,661 ft
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River

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,586 ft
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PictographFountain Altitude 3,563 ft
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Fountain

PictographLake Altitude 3,478 ft
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Lake

PictographInformation point Altitude 2,694 ft
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Information point

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