Lago di Sorapiss
Lago di Sorapiss
4.5
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Elena L
Leeds, UK26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Having done a lot of hiking I would not recommend this route for serious hikers. It is a beautiful trail and lake but spoilt by the masses of people, constantly stuck in queues to carry on going. You aren’t able to go at your own pace as people who don’t tend to hike (or even walk very much) are slowing you down. If you want a lake hike with nowhere near as many people I would recommend Lake Coldai.
Written August 6, 2020
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Kristi
Texas68 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Path was way too busy. Lake was dried up. Even if you start out early you will still run into hikers who are on the way up when you are on the way down. We started at 8am on a Tuesday in mid September 2021. It took two hours to the lake. On our return down the mountain there was a steady stream of hikers coming up the mountain. The path is narrow with some metal staircases as well as ropes where you have to cling to the mountainside. You will be waiting in line to take your turn (while some rude hikers don't wait for anyone and push ahead of people). The vistas don't change much. Worst of all there was only half a lake when we got there! Most of it had dried up. (see photos) If you can find a way to check the water levels before you do the trail, I recommend you do so. Might have been worth waiting in line on the trail if we were rewarded with a beautiful vista at the lake. All in all, a stressful annoying experience. I wish we had done some lakeside trails in the Dolomites instead of wasting half a day here.
Written September 21, 2021
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SBCTI
Zurich, Switzerland57 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Lake Sorapis is to be found in the heart of the Dolomites, not far from the touristic town of Cortina. I knew that Instagram had transformed fresh cow milk to rotten cheese so I decided to leave early to reach the lake. We left from Passo Tre Croci at 5:30 AM following trail number 215. The path takes you to the valley through woods where there is practically no inclination. The increase in altitude (400m) is in the second half of the hike, with very mild rises in inclinations (also helped by stairs). The ropes actually wouldn't be necessary but after seeing people coming with sandals I now know why they put them there. At 7 AM we were at the lake which was still relatively empty. Because of high quantities of Loess present in the soil, the water shows this very bright turquoise color, quite rare for Central Europe. Unfortunately if you come after 9 AM it's not a lake anymore but rather a supermarket, with a whole bunch of guys posing in front of a camera. I guess Venice (which is relatively close) does not suffice for these people anymore. It is really a shame to see this, I wish things were different. The trail in itself is not dangerous, but clearly it is not meant to be a highway so if there are many people in the exposed areas then it can get dangerous. On our way back we encountered (we know because we were counting) people every 30 seconds to 1 minute. The shocker came when we saw a lady hiking up while smoking. During my entire life hiking through the European Alps I have never seen such a thing. That alone is sufficient to describe the poor state this beautiful place has been reduced to: from being nature it became a museum.
Written July 14, 2022
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Travel Dog Friendly
Seriate, Italy139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
I have dreamt about visiting this lake for a couple of years now. Finally the dream came true and we departed. There are several trails leading to the lake, and 215 from 'Passo Tre Croci' should be the most common and easiest one. I am scared of heights in open spaces so to be fully honest, it wasn't so easy for me. I have seen photos with people wearing sneakers by the lake, so I didn't think this would be an issue... BUT! Don't do it. Wear proper hiking shoes, especially because they do not slip like sneakers do. You might need to cross a glacier, and it can be dangerous. Hiking sticks definitely help too..
Written June 16, 2020
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FoodTraveler_theworld
Bangkok, Thailand3,682 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
This is not the hiking for beginner or tourists ! Please check weather before going or if you wanna get the lake with full water, October onwards may not be good time. Get fit, have professional hiking shoes, water, sandwiches or gloves to be ready for hike.
Parking is normally beside the road.
Written November 15, 2022
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ZIK
Tel Aviv, Israel307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Picture perfect lake, high up in the dolomites. Highly recommended to also continue the short loop trail around the lake.
As far as the lodge goes - food is quite junky. I would avoid.
Written June 26, 2022
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Denise R
Boston, MA99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The scenery is incredible throughout this 4-5 hour hike. It is flat in parts but strenuous in other areas. The refuggio at the top offers good (but not great) food but it's a good place to rest and eat and drink. The lake was a bit underwhelming compared to the pics. A lot of it was dried up. But the hike is worth it. Incredible views throughout and a great workout!
Written September 22, 2022
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MemoriesHoarder
New York City, NY181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Slightly more quiet than Lago di Braes. Water is an amazing milky blue. But the best part is the hike it takes to get there. You cross some interesting waterfalls and get some amazing views of the surrounding mountains.
Written August 6, 2022
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Dora Marecek
Pordenone, Italy32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
217 was a challenging yet awesome and rewarding trail. It’s the second time I go up to sorapis and I was just as shocked as the first time (trail 215 is easier). Can’t wait to go back
Written June 5, 2023
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Andreahun
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Hi. We are planning a trip to the Dolomites and would like to visit Lake Sorapis too. Is the hike recommendable to do it with a 2 year-old? Thanks in advance for answers and suggestions.
Written April 24, 2019
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