The Val Mezdì, a valley in the Puez Group, is not only a perfect place for freeriding in winter, but can also be explored on foot in summer.
This exhausting hike, a difficult tour where mountain experience is needed, starts in Colfosco. From the village we hike towards the Hotel Luianta, taking the path no. 651 that leads us into the Val Mezdì valley (Mittagstal, that’s to say Midday Valley, in German).
At the height of Mt. Dënt de Mezdì (2,881 m asl) the path meets the trail no. 676, leading to the Rif. Pisciadù mountain hut. The last part of the path is rather difficult and often covered by snow and ice. However, fixed ropes line it. From the high plateau at the foot of Mt. Col Toronn it is easy to reach the Rif. Boè mountain hut at 2,871 m asl, via the path no. 647.
And don’t forget… this is where daredevil freeriders ski down in winter! When you look down the valley, you know why whe mention it. Finalley we take the same route for our way back.
Please note: however, all those who only would like to hike down the Val Mezdì valley have the possibility to take the bus from Colfosco to the Passo Pordoi mountain pass (2,239 m asl). This is where the funicular starts to the Rif. Pordoi mountain hut, where the path no. 647 guides you to the Rif. Boè mountain hut.
Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!
Starting point: Colfosco
Signposts: no. 651, 676, 647
Walking time: about 7.5 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 1,220 m
Altitude level: between 1,645 and 2,871 m asl