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Diga del Narèt
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Mighty expanses, majestic mountains and crystal-clear lakes. A red-and-white waymarked tour through an alpine lake landscape.
Distance 8.6 km
Highest point2,625 m
Lowest point2,180 m
Opened in 1970, the Narèt reservoir is used for hydropower; its impressive volume (31.6 million m3) is at 2300-plus metres above sea level. The surrounding peaks and diminutive mountain lakes make one curious to learn more about this area.
Leave the car park and follow the Lago del Narèt reservoir up to the pass and then through the somewhat barren Coro valley up to the Bocchetta del Lago Nero. The Lago Nero is below right, and with a little luck you might see wildlife such as chamois.
The descent from the Bocchetta is very steep. Once you have descended around 300 metres in altitude, the path passes the Laiòzz lakes with their little islands. The route continues downwards: on the left you can see the Sasso Nero with a little refuge. A final climb returns you to the Lago del Narèt.