It lies at the top of the homonymous saddle, and it is the watershed between the Adige and the Piave rivers. Here a little villages with hotels and tourist equipment has been built, along the highroad 48 bis of the Dolomites, 12 km far Cortina. It is the biggest natural lake in Cadore.
From the lake of Misurina to Val Popèna Alta
3 hours, only outward journey
You have to leave from the southern extremity of the lake and go uphill as far aas you meet the path n. 224. After few bends a not signalled crossing leads, on the right, to the foot of the Giuglia De Amicis. At the junction turn right and go uphill as far as the saddle, from where you enter Val Popena. Reach the Sella di Popena along the path n. 222. From here you can descend along the valley as far as the Alemagna highroad, or you can descend southwards, leaving the path n. 222 and turning left into a diversion to Misurina. Along this route you will meet again the path n. 224 and along it you will get to Misurina again.
From Pian degli Spiriti to Fonda Savio Hut and Forcella del Diavolo
3,30 hours return journey
From Misurina go by car to the Three Peaks of Lavaredo and then turn right towards the Fonda Savio Hut. Park here and continue on foot to Pian degli Spiriti. The road ends and you will continue towards the deep valley: go along the southern walls of the Cime Cadin dei Tocci, as far as you reach the Fratelli Fonda Savio Hut. From the Hut go downhill along the path n. 117, and then climb to the Forcella del Diavolo at m.2380. Now you have to descend to the opposite slope: at the end of the channel you will arrive to the Cadin del Nevaio. Keep the right and go downhill along the path n. 118 as far as the ski track: follow it and enter the road that will lead you Plan degli Spiriti. From here you can get to your car soon.
Bonacossa Path (crossing of the Cadini from north to south)
This path, partly equipped links Auronzo Hut to Fonda Savio Hut and Col de Varda. It is necessary to be skilled excursionists. From Auronzo Hut, reachable from Misurina, a southward path leads to the saddle where the warpath begins. It climbs to Monte Campedelle, as far as a tunnel 30 metres long. From here the narrow path go downhill towards a gorge, where there is a metal ladder that you have to descend. Then go back to the Forcella Cadin di Rinbianco. From here the path continues under the Torre Wundt, as far as the Fonda Savio Hut and from here to the Cadin dei Tocci; with a series of bends you can climb to Forcella del Diavolo. As you descend to the Cadìn de la Neve, enter the path to Forcella Misurina. Descend to the Col de Varda Hut; and from here to Misurina by chairlift.