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Malga Maraia Paths

Cartina Percorsi Malga Maraia
During the winter opening periods, the route (1) is closed to cars.
In the same periods the malga can be reached on foot, with snowshoes and skis, along the paths (1), (2), (3), (4), (5).
On snowy days and in the following three or four days, avoid taking the route (4), which could be subject to avalanches.
AUTOMOBILE AND CYCLE PATH
At Km 138+500 of the S.R. 48 on the right, going up from Auronzo, at the sign with photo of the Malga (going down from Misurina 700 metres after the Albergo Cristallo on the left) take a flat dirt road for about 500 metres and then follow an uphill asphalt road for about 4 kilometres and then 400 metres slightly downhill again on a dirt road to the car park located 200 metres from the Malga.
PEDESTRIAN PATH WITH DEPARTURE FROM THE CRYSTAL HOTEL
Difference in height uphill 300 meters – average time of travel 1.30 hours

Next to the crystal hotel, take the small road that goes uphill through all the meadows above the hotel. The road then turns into a comfortable flat path through a forest of spruce trees until it crosses the road. After passing it, you enter a comfortable forest road that, with flat and slightly uphill stretches, among firs, maples and larches, leads to pastures and to the Malga.

PEDESTRIAN PATH WITH DEPARTURE FROM THE SMALL CHURCH OF MISURINA
Height difference uphill 250 meters Height difference downhill 250 meters – average time of travel 2 hours

From the small church of Misurina; immediately above the Col De Varda chairlift station, follow the Misurina-Auronzo cycle path for 700 metres, slightly downhill, until you reach the signs for the Maraia malga and Rifugio Carpi huts, from where the path starts, immersed in a fir wood, which slightly rises to the Pian Maccetto clearing. After passing it, the path continues at the foot of the Cadini di Misurina among larches, dwarves and in June July, rhododendrons in bloom, until it crosses the forest road that, from Bus de Pogofa, descends to Malga Maraia. Follow it for a kilometre until you reach a hairpin bend and then take a path through fir trees that leads to the high pastures of Maraia. Cross over there and descend slightly to reach the Malga.
To return to Misurina you can go down to the Albergo Cristallo following the itinerary (2) and then take advantage of the bus service provided by Dolomibus during the summer (information to be taken from the Malga for timetables).

PEDESTRIAN PATH FROM THE REFUGE WITH THE DE VARDA
Altitude difference downhill 400 meters – time of travel 1 – 1.30 hours

From the Refuge, follow the small downhill road until you cross the forest road with the signs for Rifugio Carpi and Malga Maraia. Follow this flat and slightly downhill path, located at the foot of the southern slopes of the Cadini with an unparalleled view over the chain of Marmarole-Sorapis-Cristallo, to the locality of Bus de Pogofa, where the forest road that descends to Malga Maraia begins. Follow it for 1500 metres until you reach a hairpin bend and then take a path through fir trees that leads to the high pastures of Maraia. You cross them and slightly descend to reach the Malga.
To return to Misurina you can go down to the Albergo Cristallo following the itinerary (2) and then take advantage of the bus service provided by Dolomibus in the summer (information to be taken to the Malga for timetables).

FOOTPATH FROM THE CITY OF CARPI REFUGE
Downhill difference in height meters 400 – average time of travel 1 hours

From the Refuge Follow the small road that leads to the locality of Bus de Pogofa (towards Misurina) and then follow the route (4)

CYCLE PATH (AND ALSO PEDESTRIAN) FROM CRYSTAL HOTEL
Height difference uphill 620 meters uphill 620 meters

Take the small road in front of Albergo Cristallo and, after crossing the bridge over the Ansiei stream, take the Auronzo Misurina cycle path and follow it to the little church above the Col De Varda chairlift station. Continue along the dirt road that leads to the Col De Varda Refuge and then take the itinerary (3).
To return to Albergo Cristallo follow the itinerary (2)

PEDESTRIAN PATH FROM LOCALITY PALUS SAN MARCO (15 Km from Auronzo)
Difference in height uphill meters 600 – average time of travel hours 1.30 – 2.00

The route starts from a dirt road on the left coming from Auronzo (immediately after the Corte’s Ranch farm, following the CAI 120 sign). After a short uphill stretch you come to a wooden hut with a remarkable view over the Valley of San Vito, Torre dei Sabbioni and Corno del Doge. The path then continues through the fir wood until it joins the path (2) and then to the pastures and the Malga Maraia.