Lago di Soraga: reflections of summer in Val di Fassa!
An enchanting mirror of water that sparkles under the rays of the sun at 1,200 metres above sea level: Lago di Soraga, just a stone’s throw from our hotel in Soraga adds a touch of blue to the green of Val di Fassa and invites you to head out into the fresh air. What are you waiting for? Our hotel in Val di Fassa is the ideal starting point for exploring the natural beauty of the whole of Trentino-South Tyrol. Around Lago di Soraga, you can look forward to a wide range of summer activities. So, follow the call of nature and set off on a new adventure!
Must-do in summer!
Here are three experiences you simply mustn’t miss:
- Bike tour on the cycle track right outside Hotel Latemar
- Antermoia via ferrata
- Hiking to the Torri del Vajolet
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Lago di Antermoia
If you’re an expert hiker and don’t shy from a challenge, we recommend Lago di Antermoia, a stunning glacial lake at 2,495 metres above sea level at the feet of the imposing Catinaccio d’Antermoia/Kesselkogel. Get ready to face a change in elevation between 800 and 1,200 metres. But the stunning natural spectacle makes it worth the effort.
The cycle track in Val di Fassa and the stages of the Giro d’Italia
It’s true, there really is a new surprise around every corner, especially along the road that leads to our hotel near Lago di Soraga. Right on the doorstep of our Hotel Latemar, you’ll find the Dolomites cycle track that links Val di Fassa and Val di Fiemme, a cycle route of approximately 48km that runs from Alba di Canazei to Molina di Fiemme along the Avisio river. So, hop on your bike and ride along some of the stages of the Giro d’Italia!
At our hotel near Lago di Soraga, you’ll find a bike room with bike storage where you can park your bike after your summer adventures.
PS. Did you know that Hotel Latemar is a partner of WeBike? Rent your favourite bike with a 10% discount!
Do via ferratas get your pulse racing?
If the rockface is your element, you’ve got nerves of steel and a good dose of courage, then via ferratas are perfect for you. The craggy peaks, steep slopes, and bizarre rock formations of the Dolomites offer the ideal setting for trying this high-altitude sport. Our favourite routes are the Antermoia via ferrata which climbs along the lake of the same name, the beautiful Marmolada traverse, and Santner via ferrata amongst rocky spires, glacial channels, and ravines. The spectacular view from the top makes it well worth the effort.
Walking in Val di Fassa through forests and meadows
There are endless walks from Soraga! With its flower-filled meadows, lush forests, and paths immersed in nature, Val di Fassa is a real paradise for everyone who loves walking out in the fresh air.
Here are some of our favourite walks:
San Pellegrino pass – Conca di Fuciade
This easy hike departs from San Pellegrino pass at 1,919 metres above sea level and heads towards Falcade. Take the first narrow road to the left and then continue on a dirt road that leads to Conca di Fuciade, a wonderful limestone amphitheatre nestled amongst the Dolomites. Here, you can replenish your energy at Fuciade hut before returning along the same route.
Forest trail in Val di Fassa
This walk along the forest trail is around 3km long and departs from Vigo di Fassa. From there, take the cable car to Ciampedie hut at 2,000 metres above sea level and continue towards Negritella hut. Then, walk through a stone-pine forest with information boards. The walk ends at Gardeccia hut in a flower-filled pasture.
Val San Nicolò and the “Strada dei Russi”
This easy hike departs from Pozza di Fassa, from where you take a shuttle bus to Sauch. Continue on foot along a road with signs telling the legend of Similuce. After 40 minutes, you reach the Ciampiè hut at 1,826 metres above sea level. From there, the dirt road becomes steeper. At the fork, continue on route 608 through the forest. You’ll arrive at the spectacular waterfall of San Nicolò river and Pè de Forcia at 2,011 metres above sea level where you can take a break in the Baita alle Cascate hut. Return along route 641, also called the “Strada dei Russi”, which follows San Nicolò river. At the first fork, keep right and cross the river using the wooden bridge.
From Campitello di Fassa take the cable car up to Col Rodella, where the historical Friedrich-August trail starts. The trail is dedicated to the prince of Saxony who commissioned it and leads around Sassolungo/Langkofel and Sasso Piatto/Plattkofel, giving idyllic panoramic views of the peaks of the surrounding Dolomites.
Walk by lantern light with hot tea
This walk is part of our weekly programme and takes you along the forest path above the hotel. Three stops await you here, during which we’ll regale you with our Ladin legends. Then, we’ll head deeper into the forest before arriving at a green meadow, the perfect place for laying out a blanket, relaxing, and sipping a lovely cup of hot herbal tea made with organic mountain herbs. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the village of Soraga and admire the starry sky accompanied by soft music.
Hiking at high altitude
You can reach three spectacular peaks starting from our hotel near Lago di Soraga:
Torri del Vajolet
The Torri del Vajolet, one of the symbols of the Dolomites. Depart from Vigo di Fassa, from where you take the cable car up to Ciampedie hut at 1,998 metres above sea level. Continue along route 540 to Gardeccia hut and then keep climbing until you reach Vajolet and Preuss huts on route 546. Once you’ve reached the two huts at 2,248 metres above sea level, you’ll see Catinaccio/Rosengarten in all its glory. If you’re expert mountaineers, you can then take route 542 to Re Alberto hut.
Cima Piz Boè
Cima Piz Boè is one of the 3,000m peaks that’s the easiest to climb. Depart from Pordoi pass, on foot or with the cable car, and continue until the summit on a secured route with metal cables. A breathtaking view of the Dolomites awaits you at the summit.
Marmolada, the queen of the Dolomites, can be reached from Canazei by taking the state road that brings you to Fedaia pass at 2,057 metres above sea level. Here, you can admire the spectacular Marmolada glacier reflected in the waters of the Fedaia artificial lake. Take a break in one of the many mountain huts or visit the Museum of the 1914–1918 War.
Dream villages in Val di Fassa
A short distance from our hotel in Soraga di Fassa, near Lago di Soraga, you can look forward to picturesque villages that you simply mustn’t miss!
Canazei is one of the most famous villages in Val di Fassa. Don’t miss San Floriano church dating back to 1570 and Cèsa La Floriana, a private residence that is home to paintings, decorations, and treasures of Ladin art.
Vigo di Fassa
Enchanting Ladin-style village rich in art, culture, and history, which has been named one of Italy’s most beautiful villages since 2016. From here, you can take a modern cable car to the Ciampedie panoramic viewpoint at 2,000 metres above sea level.
Picturesque Ladin village, the starting point for the Marcialonga, the famous international cross-country ski race.