Coldai Lake, a glittering glacial lake with cold clear water, should be on everyone’s list of things to see on a holiday in Alleghe.
From Alleghe, the ski lifts take you to Col dei Baldi (1920 m) in just under half an hour, crossroads of some of the most famous hikes in the Dolomites. If you follow the gentle mule track downhill, you will get to Malga Pioda. Here take the wide and partly paved path no. 556 with wide bends which climbs continuously upwards. As the hike continues, you will be able to admire the beautiful scenery: Mount Pelmo, which you got a glimpse of earlier, now stands majestically before you with its unmistakable profile. After about an hour, you will get to the A. Sonino Refuge (2132 m) and Lake Coldai lying at an altitude of 2172 m. As well as reflecting the awe-inspiring face and towers of Civetta, it affords a marvellous wide-reaching view over some of the most beautiful peaks in the Dolomites. Take a walk around the lake up to the ridge where, about 1000 m below, is the stunning panorama of Alleghe, lying alongside its lake.