MOENA - I RONCHI - LE CUNE - LUSIA LAKES
Starting from Moena reach the Alpe Lusia cable car departure at “I Ronchi” (I Ronc). Take the lift (first and second stretch) to reach the top station called Le Cune (2.200 m). Here enjoy the magnificent view over Catinaccio, Latemar, Monzoni, Pale di San Martino and Lagorai. Skirting the ski slope, walk path no. 614 down to Passo Lusia and reach the namesake refuge (20 mins). Here take path no. 633 leading to the Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino Natural Park, then walk along an easy track running along the ski slope Lasté to reach the top station of the chair lift (closed in summer). Turn right and get to “Baite di Lasté” (Lasté huts, 2.339 m). The huts are always open and do provide shelter in case of bad weather. Follow the military mule track, still cobbled in some stretches, ascend the southern porphyritic face of Cima Lasté and reach “La Trincea” (the foxhole) at 2.428 m (1 h 20 min). Here the ruins of the First World War defensive walls are still visible. The military placement overlooks the lonely hollow of the Lusia Lakes, right below the porphyritic Grònton ridge. The paths goes down to the first of the two lakes of Lusia (15 min), natural biotopes. The “Sandro Redolf” bivouac is located near the lake, at an altitude of 2.333 m. Take path no. 633 ascending to Cimon de Boce (2.745 m). Reach the awesome second lake walking for 20 minutes across the high altitude pastures along Rif de Lujia (Lusia brook). Keep on walking for 20 minutes and reach “Sforcela de Boce” (Bocche Saddle - 2,541 m). Look towards San Pellegrino and enjoy the breath taking view of Valacia, Costabella and Cima Uomo peaks. You can come back along the same path, and once you get to Lusia Pass/Pas de Lujia you can proceed along path no. 632 to Valbona cable car (intermediate station).You can also chose an alternative track and reach Valbona cable car station ascending from the bivouac S. Redolf to Sforcela Lujia (2.363 m, 10 min - starting point of Gronton via ferrata). Follow path no. 634 until the intersection with a forest road (1 hour). Turn left and follow the indication of path no. 625 to Malga Colvere, refuge La Rezila and Valbona cabin lift (1,05 hours). Once you get to La Rezila, you can keep walking on the forest road leading to the starting point at I Ronc.
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The itinerary leaves from the upstream station of the Lusia cabin lift (2,200 m). "Le Cune" is reached by lifts (from Moena by car or public transport to "Ronchi", about 1,5 km. Convenient and ample parking at the valley station of the lifts.
You can come back along the same path, and once you get to Lusia Pass you can proceed along path no. 632 to Valbona cabin lift (intermediate station).You can also chose an alternative track and reach "Valbona" cableway station ascending from the bivouac Sandro Redolf to "Sforcela Lujia" (2,363 m, 10 mins - starting point of "Grònton" via ferrata). Follow path no. 634 until the intersection with a forest road (1 hour). Turn left and follow the indication of path no. 625 to Malga Colvere, Refuge La Rezila and "Valbona" cabin lift (1,5 hours). Once you get to "La Rezila", you can keep walking on the forest road leading to the starting point at "I Ronc" ("Ronchi").The refuges La Rezila and Lusia Pass are the only refreshment points along the route.
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Valbona - Le CuneDetachable gondola ropeway
Season21/06 - 13/09/2015