Two days of true mountain experience




Two-day trek, the Sorapiss loop circuit

Completing the entire Sorapiss loop in a single day is undoubtedly a feat reserved for hikers in excellent shape, adept at ferrata speed and skilled in navigating exposed ledges and rocky slopes. Opting instead for two stages, while still constituting a challenging two-day trek, may be an adventure within your reach. However, be aware that along the route, you’ll need to conquer two via Ferrata and an equipped trail, with an average daily moving time of 8-9 hours.

With this introduction, brace yourself for two days of authentic mountain experience. The Sorapiss loop trek is an alpine route encircling one of the most imposing massifs in the Dolomites.

The Sorapiss Group, originally known as Soràpiš in Ladin, consists of a central massif housing Punta Sorapiss (3205 m), Croda Marcora (3154 m), and Tre Sorelle (3005 m). The view of the mountain from Lake Misurina is famous, where Sorapiss appears as a rock amphitheater reflecting in the clear waters of the lake. The group is intersected by the High Routes No. 3 and No. 4.

As mentioned, it’s a two-day trek, with an additional couple of hours of walking to reach the Vandelli Hut late in the afternoon of the day before our modest yet significant undertaking. We’ll spend the first night at Vandelli. The destination the following day is the San Marco Hut, the second overnight point. Subsequently, the completion of the Sorapiss loop with a return to the Vandelli Hut and Passo Tre Corci.

For a detailed description, click below and read the dedicated article on the Sorapiss Loop.

  • Where: Sorapis Mountain Range (Cortina d’Ampezzo – San Vito di Cadore).
  • Difficulty: a long and strenuous alpine route, requiring good physical fitness and some experience in ferrata.
  • Duration: two days of trekking – Two nights in a refuge.
  • Note: book in advance to guarantee the availability of rooms at the refuge. The price includes the assistance of a Mountain Guide, along with the guide’s accommodation expenses at the refuge, and technical equipment for the Ferrata.
  • Price: 400 Euros per person with two participants.