Meeting at 7am in Milano Lambrate. We travel by car to Forni di Sopra (also reachable by train). Accommodation at the Edelweiss hotel. Then we go on a relaxed excursion behind the village, walking on the characteristic mountain pastures of the area. (2 hours of walking/200 m of vertical climb). Before dinner: welcome drink!
Transfer by van to the Mauria pass (20 minutes ride). From Passo Mauria (1293 m), we go on a ring excursion on the Miaron border (1800 m) with the possibility of climbing the summit, with superb views of the Pesarine Dolomites, the Cadore, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and the Carnic Alps, finally touching the springs of the Tagliamento. We then descend to the pass (Hiking time: 4 hours/ 550 m uphill). Return by bus to the village.
In the evening, possible guided tour of the Forn Rural Museum.
A jeep takes us up to the Varmost hut (1700 m); casera Lavazeit (1817 m). Optional climb to the top of Mount Simon (2123 m), overlooking Antelao and Marmarole. Descent to Forni through the beautiful meadows of the Tartoi alpine pasture, under the Dolomites of the Tiarfin mountain range (Hiking time: 4.30 hours/ 500 m uphill). In the late afternoon, optional visit to the wildlife area where you can spot the lynx among many other animals.
A mini bus takes us along the Passo della Mauria road (1100 m). From there, we enjoy a gentle and beautiful climb to the Giaf refuge (1400 m), in a magnificent location at the foot of the Cridola and the spiers of the Friulian Dolomites. Fro this point we climb towards the Forcella de Cason, with the view of the Marchi Granzotto bivouac, in one of the most beautiful basins of the Dolomites. Descent to the village. (Hiking Time: 5 hours/900 m uphill gradient).
*After dinner, for those who like it we have an evening of images and words. Hunting for dragons: history of the conquest of the Alps, from Leonardo da Vinci to the present day. The conquest of the peaks, the characters, glorious moments and minor episodes, brilliant intuitions and sensational missteps. 500 years of “mountain vacations” between wars, inventions, economic boom and cultural revolutions.
Today we go on a circular excursion in the beautiful Val di Suola forest, a remarkable corner of the Friulian Dolomites Park, along a naturalistic route with the possibility to meet deer and chamois. Ascent to the Flaiban Pacherini refuge (1587 m) and back to the village. (Hiking Time: 4.30 hours /700 m of altitude difference)
In the evening, optional visit to the Forni craft brewery and tasting.
A jeep takes us up to the Tragonia hut (1760 m). From there, we will climb to the Forcella de Tragonia (1973m) in an idyllic setting, and from here to the summit of Mount Clap Savon (2463 m), with an extraordinary view of many of the peaks of Carnia, the Tauern and the Julian Alps. Return to the hut, lunch and descent to Forni (Hiking Time: 5.30 hours/650 m uphill). In the evening: typical dinner and farewell toast
Excursion to the centennial larch of Forni, in one of the most beautiful areas of the valley, with a final lunch in the hut (Hiking time: 3 hours/400 m ascent). Return by car to Milan with arrival at about 20.00.
Edelweiss Hotel (3-Star), Forni di Sopra.
Single, double and triple bedrooms.
There is a wellness area, with Turkish bath, sauna and jacuzzi.
I was born in 1967, I'm an agronomist and guide of medium mountain of the Lombardy College of mountain guides. I have collaborated with ERSAF on some projects related to the mountain environment, and with the main Italian outdoor magazines as editor.
Together with my friend and alpine guide "Frisco" D'Alessio founded "Vie Alte", which offers hiking and mountaineering trips in some of the most unusual and enchanting places in the Alps.
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