Fanes, Cascate di

(Cascate di Fanes di Sotto, Cascate di Fanes di Sopra)

Cascate di Fanes is one of the most impressive waterfalls of Italy with a total drop of 120 meter. There is a lower part (Cascate di Fanes di Sotto) and an upper part (Cascate di Fanes di Sopra) where you walk behind. A great experience with an awesome view.

From Cortina d’Ampezzo drive north over over road ss51 and take the turn to “val di fanes” after appr. 10 kilometers. There’s a parking at the end of the road (Pian de Loa).

The trail along the river Fanes is popular and the trail around Cascata di Fanes is a must to do. The path is narrow and sometime challenging but the result is promising. It takes about 60 minutes until you will see Cascate di Fanes for the first time at the viewpoint (Belvedere).

You can start with the walk at Pian de Loa (along road SS51). Here you can choose to take trail 10, but this one runs along the river Fanes and also has a great view on Cascate di Fanes from below.
It is also possible to stay on the northside of the valley. This trail runs to the middle and upper part of Cascate di Fanes. I am not sure if it is possible to descent, without special equipment, to the river Fanes.

In the river Rio di Fanes you will find several other waterfalls. The biggest one is Cascate Sbarco di Fanes. Another great waterfall where you can walk behind.

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About Fanes, Cascate di

LocationDobbiaco - Cortina d'Ampezzo
RiverRio di Fanes
Best visitEarly summer