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VF4 - Lagazuoi War Tunnels and Lagazuoi Via Ferrata (Kaiserjägersteig) from Rifugio Lagazuoi

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Map / VF4 - Lagazuoi War Tunnels and Lagazuoi Via Ferrata (Kaiserjägersteig) from Rifugio Lagazuoi
m 3000 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 4.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 km Lagazuoi-Hütte Lagazuoi-Hütte Kleiner Lagazuoi Kriegsstollen "Galeria Lagazuoi" Kaiserjägersteig
moderate
Distance 4.2 km
4:15 h
714 m
713 m

Author’s recommendation

This is a great half-day adventure that is certain to send you back in time while exploring the darker side of the Dolomites' war history.
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Author
Brittany Haas 
Update: July 28, 2021
Difficulty
A moderate
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Highest point
2,761 m
Lowest point
2,149 m
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Start

Rifguio Lagazuoi (2,674 m)
Coordinates:
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UTM
w3w 

Destination

Rifguio Lagazuoi

Turn-by-turn directions

Locate the entrace to the Lagazuoi War Tunnels near the gondola station. Follow the path down until reaching the tunnels. Take your time exploring and enjoying the tunnels. 

 

After emerging from the darkness of the tunnels, follow the descent path until it meets will the main trail, and continue descending toward Passo Falzarego. Shortly before arriving at the wooden building and the parking area near the gondola station, locate the trail to the right, labeled for the Kaiserjägersteig. Take this. 

 

The good trail ascends several hundred meters before arriving at the start to the via ferrata. Follow the via ferrata, which has quite a bit of walking between the cabled sections, to Lagazuoi Piccolo at 2,778 m. From here it is a 20 minute walk on an accessible trail to Rifugio Lagazuoi. 

 

Tip:  At the area where the old war tunnel is, follow tracks up until locating the trail again above the tunnel.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

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DMS
UTM
w3w 
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Equipment

A headlamp is required for the Lagazuoi tunnels and a helmet is strongly recommended. The via ferratas in this tour are rated A, and some may be comfortable doing them without specific via ferrata equipment. For anybody who has a fear of heights, is uncomfortable with exposure or struggles with balance, we recommend standard via ferrata equipment for the Kaiserjägersteig.

 

Helmets, headlamps and via ferrata equipment can be rented at the gondola station at Passo Falzarego.


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Difficulty
A moderate
Distance
4.2 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
714 m
Descent
713 m

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