Lake Volaia: heart of crystal clear water between Italy and Austria
35 € per person
Volaia Lake is a beautiful heart-shaped glacial lake whose crystal-clear waters fill a sinkhole deeply reshaped by the Volaia Glacier during the last great glaciation. Situated between Mt. Capolago and Mt. Coglians 2780m, the highest peak in the Carnic Alps and Friuli Venezia Giulia, it marks the border between Italy and Austria. On its banks at opposite ends look the Lambertenghi-Romanin hut, on Italian territory, and the WolayerSee Hutte, on Austrian territory.
Our route will start from the Tolazzi refuge in the hamlet of Collina, just above Forni Avoltri, and will initially run on a dirt road and then continue on a trail to the Lambertenghi Romanin refuge. From here we will shortly reach the Volaia Pass at an elevation of 1977m disputed for years between the Italian and Austrian armies during the Great War and today a veritable open-air museum that preserves clearly visible numerous trenches, emplacements, loopholes and tunnels.
The area, enrolled in the Carnic Alps Geopark, also represents an internationally valuable geological site where rock layers bear evidence of contact between open sea and cliff environments.
A novel hike suitable for all that will take us away from the tourist hustle and bustle to discover unspoiled mountain territories of extraordinary beauty.
Equipment to bring
- Sturdy hiking shoes or mountain boots
- Backpack with seasonally appropriate clothing. Rain jacket
- Packed lunch and drinks
How can I pay for the tour?
Is reservation mandatory?
What happens in case of bad weather?
I will notify you in a timely manner to the references you will give me to contact you.
Can I cancel the reservation? By when?
For cancellations due to causes other than weather uncertainty, in the last 24 hours of departure, a penalty of 50% of the total cost is foreseen.
- Guide Service
- Individual insurance policy
- Meals and drinks
Who's your guide??
In dolomiti Beat we are all AMM Certified by the College of Alpine Guides of Veneto, to guarantee you maximum safety and professionalism and think only of your enjoyment!
Hi, it's Jade!
I grew up between Vittorio Veneto, the town where I was born, and Chies, a small town in the mountains of Alpago, my mother's homeland where my grandparents still live.
A lifelong lover of sports and nature, I am a fitness instructor at the gym and have been mountaineering, trail running, and cycling both road and mountain biking for several years.
The mountains and I have always sought each other out even though unfortunately life has kept us apart for some time, first during my years of study in Venice where I majored in linguistic and cultural mediation with a Chinese-English major and later when work led me to move for long periods to Asia, first to Shanghai and then to Hong Kong.
It was upon my return to Italy that I began to really cultivate my passion for the outdoors, getting closer and closer to the mountains until I fell madly in love with them.
And it was on the wave of this overwhelming love that after working for a few years in local companies as a foreign salesperson, I decided to change my life and enroll in the Veneto Mountain Guides College's Medium Mountain Accompanies course, which allowed me to turn this great passion of mine into a profession.
For me, mountains are joy, serenity, curiosity, energy, effort, relief, wonder, sharing, reflection, discovery, adventure, freedom.
To put it in one word, it's LIFE....and I look forward to taking you with me to safely experience this extraordinary environment that will be able to give you unique emotions that you will carry in your heart forever!