|starting location||Val di Genova,the bridge just before Malga Genova|
eight hours, round-trip
|difficulty||challenging for the vertical drop (13 Km return)|
The Lares Valley is a lateral valley south of Val di Genova. The river Lares gives origins to beautiful waterfalls that can be reached by a short walk from the Val Genova. Lake Lares is located at over 2600 meters above sea level and is surrounded in the north by mount Crozzon del Diavol, in the west by mount Crozzon, the hanging glacier of Lares, the Corno of Cavento and Mount Folletto. Further south there is the Carè Alto.
It's possible to reach Lake Lares from the Val di Genova, at Malga Genoa: after the bridge over the river Sarca take trail 214 up through a steep forest of larches (lares in dialect) to Malga Lares, (2 hr walk) m.1891. Here southwards through the upper Val Lares to the homonymous mountain hut, follow the River Lares south and then turn west up to the former Lares Refuge (m.2085). A 90 min walk over meadows and then detritic ground leads to the shores of the lake.
Pictures of Lake Lares and Val di Genova