Summer in the Dolomites

Baita Resch Ristorante e Bar a Son dei Prade - 32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo (BL) ITALY Tel: +39.04363245

There are many itineraries taking you to Baita Resch or which start from it and the itineraries listed below are just a few not-to-be-missed experiences!

Il gruppo delle Tofane nelle Dolomiti d'Ampezzo

Walks, excursions and ferratas

High altitude walk to Col Druscié

Time: 3-4 hours to the Cianderou junction, altitude gain less than 100 metres 

From Baita Resch walk uphill in the direction of the upper cable car station. Just beyond it is footpath number 406 which winds through woods and meadows at high altitude to Rumerlo. From here follow the road to Pietofana and subsequently the wide gravel road along the Druscié valley.

From here on the footpath is known as Sentiero Montanelli, a pleasant footpath which continues to the Cianderou belvedere.

Variant: the road which climbs to Col Druscié is the start of Sentiero dei Pianeti, an educational itinerary which continues to the intermediate Freccia del Cielo cable car upper station and the Helmut Ullrich astronomical observatory.

Return the same way.

Mortisa – Lago d’Ajal – Baita Resch-Pocol – Mortisa Circuit

Time: 4-5 hours, altitude gain 400 metres approx.

Starting from Mortisa village, take gravel road 428 through attractive forests at Grotte di Volpera, just beyond Ponte Outo, and follow signs for Lago D’Ajal (430) at the junction. After stopping to admire this lake surrounded by spruce and larch trees continue past an artificial basin to a junction where you turn left (424) and continue parallel with Passo Giau state road, 638. Just before Malga Pezié de Parù cross the state road, following footpath 406, which comes out at, but does not cross, Strada delle Dolomiti where you take a trace of footpath to your right to Son Dei Prade car park and from there to Baita Resch.

The descent is more direct and descends the meadows below the Baita on path 403 to Pocol where the footpath turns into a gravel road to the village of Lacedel. At the state road cross over following signs to Col and then Mortisa.

Sentiero Astaldi and other ferratas

Time: 5-6 hours

Ferrata lovers might want to try their hands at these three medium/long equipped paths which can also be accessed from Son dei Prade. Starting from the Baita gives you an attractive access and return route.

From Baita Resch take footpath 403, passing Malghe di Fedarola and at Rifugio Dibona follow signs for Sentiero Astaldi, an exposed footpath which requires the use of a ferrata kit. At the end of the path continue on footpath 420 to Rifugio Duca D’Aosta. This is where the descent begins (405), to the beginning of the climb just above Malghe di Fedarola, from where you return to Son dei Prade.

Alternative. In the same area there are two brief but attractive ferratas, recently installed by the Cortina Alpine Guides for ISTA with two towers above Rifugio Duca D’Aosta. Ra Bujela and Ra Pegna.

Mountaineering and climbing

The history of mountaineering has also been written on the Tofana massif and it is still a destination of choice for climbers from all over the world. Classic routes and modern itineraries, some of which are very challenging, such as those on Mt. Tofana di Rozes. There are plenty of climbing routes here, too, and sport climbers can choose from a range of rock gyms with the Cinque Torri obviously being the best known but there is also Crepi Alti e Bassi de Oucera or the sheer pinnacles around Beco d’Ajal, hundreds of pitches to put your skills and fingertips to the test.

Mountain biking, e-biking and road biking

With its kilometres of gravel roads, the Socrepes Bike Park with its lifts equipped to carry bikes, refuges and restaurants like ours, there is plenty to attract bikers – both electrically assisted and otherwise, on road and mountain trail bikes – here whether it is a thrill or a relaxing cycle through the woods you are looking for.

If, on the other hand, road biking is your thing, you’re in the right place. Baita Resch is right on the Strada delle Dolomiti which links Falzarego and Giau, two of the most attractive passes in the Alps.