escursione rifugio larcher cevedale lago marmotte
escursione rifugio larcher cevedale lago marmotte

Hike to the Rif. Larcher al Cevedale mountain hut

This circular tour in the surroundings of Pejo proceeds from the Malga Mare through the Val Venezia valley to the Rifugio Larcher at the southern slope of the Monte Cevedale in the Ortles-Cevedale Group. The descent leads past some beautiful mountain lakes.

What is more fascinating: the rugged rock faces at the western slope of the Monte Vioz with its icy glacier walls, or the mountain lakes high above the timber line with the reflecting sky in the crystal clear waters? To discover the beauty of this area we start at the parking space beneath the Malga Mare mountain hut and hike past the Alpini Chapel and the hut to the “Pozza di Venezia” meadows. Continuing our hike on the path no. 102 we enter the Val Venezia, a high valley above the timber line stretching up to the Cevedale Glacier and Mt. Cevedale II.

The wild beauty of this valley formed by the forces of nature becomes rougher, the murmur of the water is getting louder, the vegetation thins out and the rocks and scree increase. At almost 2,600 m asl we reach the Rif. Guido Larcher al Cevedale mountain hut and stop for a break. The view on the surrounding glacier world is simply breathtaking! The path no. 104 proceeds another 100 metres of altitude uphill to the Lago Marmotta lake. The next section continues at this altitude.

The trail no. 123 leads us towards south past the Lago Lungo lake to the small Lago Nero (Black Lake). After a bend we reach the biggest lake, the Lago di Careser reservoir. The trail takes us over the big dam wall. The colour of the water indicates its glacial origin from the peaks of the Cima Venezia. The descent proceeds in serpentines past the small Lago della Lama lake to the Malga Mare mountain hut. At this point our beautiful tour in the amazing landscape of the Stelvio National Park ends.

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Malga Mare parking space (in high season accessible by shuttle service from the Malga Prabon parking space)
Route: Malga Mare mountain hut - Pozza di Venezia meadows - Rif. Larcher mountain hut - Lago Marmotta lake - Lago Nero - Lago di Careser lake - Malga Mare mountain hut
Signposts: no. 102, 104, 123
Distance: approx. 11 km
Walking time: about 4.5 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 900 m
Altitude level: between 1,950 and 2,715 m asl
Experienced in: July 2017

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