Snow shoes excursion - Coi-Ai Lach
- Difficulty: Intermediate - please verify before your excursion the weather and snow conditions (Arpa meteo)
- Length: 6,6 km
- Precision time: 5 h A/R
Coi is a small village which still preserves its pure Alpine flavour. This great excursion leaves from here for the base of Monte Pelmo. It starts off slightly uphill on an open path, to then head into a fantastic wood of larch and fir trees and finally, at 2020 m, comes out on to an open slope in surroundings of rare beauty. The descent towards Le Mandre is quiet and peaceful, with the Marmolada watching over from afar. It is recommended as an afternoon trip to allow you to see how the Dolomites change colour from one moment to the next at sunset. It really is an amazing view.
From the charming alpine church of San Pellegrino, located at the foot of the splendid hamlet of Coi, follow the asphalt street keeping an eye on the characteristics “tabiai” (wooden barns), now partly renewed to become second home properties. These historical buildings lay on the meadows in the shade of the rocky wall of Mount Pelmo.
At the first crossroads, turn right along via Postroi; here from the fountain nearby an ancient wooden crucifix, you will have the most iconic view of the so-called “Caregon del Signor”, namely Mount Pelmo.
Climbing up on the asphalt road, at the end of the houses the road continues in the wood, but once reached Casere di Coi, it will offer a panoramic outlook on the mountains of the valley. At the following fountain, go right (following the sign on the house heading to Rifugio Venezia 473).
The road becomes steeper under the branches of larches and firs, continue straight following the direction “Le Mandre 473”. Little by little the narrow and steep track becomes gentler, while the vegetation gets more and more sparse. After a passage among mountain pines and stones partly covered by snow, you will reach Le Mandre (1908 m). Now turn right, following a track progressing along the base of Mount Pelmo, you will reach the clearing I Lach (1982 m). Keeping the right, you will now go down entering the wood and reaching again the inhabited hamlet of Coi.
Before embarking in a winter excursion, check out weather forecasts and snow conditions.
We remind you that from January 1st, 2022 a new legislation on winter excursions is on force: self-rescue disposals are mandatory for all winter excursionists in avalanche prone environments.
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