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RA ZESTES PATH
Enjoyable hike at high altitude, which allows you to go back to Cortina, starting from Ra Valles, walking on paths created by soldiers during the first World War. The path, descending quiet for the whole time, travels along a ridge that offers to the excursionists an unforgettable view on the valley below, and on the magnificent Dolomites peaks.
Starting from Capanna Ra Valles, you will descend along the ski slopetowards Forcella Ra Valles, until you have reached path n.407. Once you have arrived at the pass (starting point of ForcellaRossa ski slope), you have to walk upward along the North rocks, following path n.446. At the end of the descent, you have to take path n.409, to the right – South –Pié Tofana/Ghedina Lake. Keep on walking on path n.410 until the beginning of the gravel road, which brings to Col Druscié. Here, you will find the starting point of the Universe paths, below Col Druscié. The arrival is at Col Druscié restaurant, nearby the homonym station of the gondola.
Hiking time: 4 hours (5 hours uphill)
Set off from Col Druscié descending along trail 413 to the start of the gondola for Cortina.
Hiking time: 2 hours
Beginning in Capanna Ra Valles, this path for experts allows you to descend, walking along the renowned Forcella Rossa ski slope, one of the most beloved by skiers in the whole Alps. You will then arrive at Pié Tofana, where you can climb upward towards Col Druscié or continuing the descent towards Ghedina Lake, and then Cortina. Hiking time: 3 hours (4 hours uphill)
From Col Druscié restaurant, you will immerse yourself into the woods, for an enjoyable walk towards the spectacular Ghedina Lake. From there, you can then continue the path, arriving in Cortina.
Leaving Col Druscié restaurant, you have to descend along one of the Universe paths, until the beginning of path n.410. From this point, you have to follow the signs towards the lake, and then continue walking on the gravel road, which runs along the municipal road, until you have reached the ski slope Druscié B, to go back to the starting point of the gondola, and hence to Cortina city centre.
Hiking time: 3 hours