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25 LAKES OF OLBE along the ski slope and path n. 135 - Sappada

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  • I laghi e l'altopiano di Olbe
    / I laghi e l'altopiano di Olbe
    Photo: © Davide Borella, © Davide Borella
  • / I laghi d'Olbe
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, © Piller Hoffer Manuel
  • / I laghi d'Olbe
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, © Piller Hoffer Manuel
  • / Poco sotto i Laghi d'Olbe
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, © Piller Hoffer Manuel
  • / Le creste del M.Ferro
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, © Piller Hoffer Manuel
  • / Colori autunnali
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, © Piller Hoffer Manuel
  • / In località Gosse si prende il sentiero di sinistra
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, © Piller Hoffer Manuel
  • / Risalendo la pista da sci
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, © Piller Hoffer Manuel
  • / Il Calvario
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, © Piller Hoffer Manuel
4 3 2 1 km

The lakes are located on the broad Olbe plateau consisting of small hillocks, large hollows and grassy terraces, under the serrated ridge of monte Righile stretching out towards monte Ferro. Their waters cover the bottom of ancient basins dating back to the last Ice Age. Of the three, the most westerly is a kind of pond, the central one is small and not very visible. The most interesting is certainly the most easterly, fairly broad and very deep, with the white pinnacles of Righile reflected in its very green waters.
moderate
4.6 km
3:00 h
937 m
57 m
Amongst all of them, the least impressive path to get to the lakes, as it is laid out along the monotonous Sappada 2000 ski slopes, often stony and at times exhausting, although to the south there is no shortage of interesting views. Then, just beyond the Gosse refuge (closed in summer), everything changes, the landscape is varied and wide-ranging, proceeding at high altitude along a good path between green hummocks, small hollows and streams.

However, the recommended route is better as a descent route than a climb, since the itinerary ns. 26 and 27 are decidedly more rewarding.

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Giovanni Borella
Updated: June 16, 2020

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Turn-by-turn directions

With itinerary ns. 13 or 17 (in the Walking section) to the Sappada 2000 ski slope that climbs (signed) to a series of steep turns, after which the slope tends to lessen near the Gosse refuge, the uphill station of the 2nd section of the Sappada 2000 chairlift. Two hundred metres before it on the left is a sign reading “laghi d'Olbe”. Here the walker leaves the trail to take a path that goes north until reaching a trail that climbs through sparse woods, meadows and rocky outcrops, crossing numerous humps on the broad slope below the Olbe basin as far as the chapel, which is reflected in the green waters of the main lake.

Return

The return is by the same route using itinerary n. 26 in reverse. If you are lacking energy, there’s always the chairlift!

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46.567342, 12.689478
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33T 322930 5159679
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Matjaz H
June 26, 2018 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
3:00h
Ascent
937 m
Descent
57 m

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