EASY SNOWSHOE ADVENTURE TO THE NORTH REFUGE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY | UGOVIZZA, TARVISIO

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One hour snowshoe hike to the Rifugio Nordio a mountain hut in the upper Uqua valley above Ugovizza in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

^^^ It starts right here, from the parking lot you find after the Locanda al Camoscio above Ugovizza in Val Uque ^^^

^^^ Snowshoes worn, let’s go!  ^^^

^^^This walk is short and very easy, also suitable for children ^^^

^^^The Uqua stream surrounded by snow ^^^

^^^We begin to climb to the alpine hut. ^^^

^^^ We went up at 4 p.m. because we were at work in the morning. The sun is still high and hot and we are truly happy.  ^^^

^^^ Happy to have come here even if only for a short short snowshoe hike  ^^^

^^^ Look at the view! ^^^

^^^ Here in front of us from the left is Cima di Terrarossa, the Jôf di Montasio (the highest), Mount Piper, Mount Due Pizzi. ^^^

^^^ Happy Giorgino 😀 ^^^

^^^After not even an hour of snowshoeing we are at the Nordio hut  ^^^

^^^ Finally I was able to test my jacket from @vargclothes ^^^

^^^ The Nordio hut is located at 1406 meters in the Alta Val Uqua ^^^

^^^ Aperitif in an alternative location for this beautiful Sunday ^^^

^^^Giorgino also appreciates the break ^^^

^^^ Now let’s go down along the same road  ^^^

WINTER TREKKING AT RIFUGIO NORDIO |  PUANINA TOUR, UGOVIZZA, FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

^^^Going down to the valley during sunset is the most beautiful thing in the world 😀 ^^^

^^^ Tonight there is a huge moon that makes a lot of light. ^^^

^^^ Bye everyone! Follow us on Instagram@theitaliansmoothie ^^^

 

Sunday.

Today I worked until 1pm but I don’t want to miss the fresh snow so Simone and I organized an easy afternoon snowshoe hike.

I came home as fast as I could and we left for the mountains.

 

SNOWSHOE AFTERNOON AT THE NORDIO DEFFAR MOUNTAIN HUT

 

We reached Ugovizza with my little dog peeping in the back seat and then we went to Val Uqua, passing the “Locanda al Camoscio” and reaching the last parking lot (then the road ends, you can’t go wrong).

 

It is already 4 p.m. so we quickly put on our snowshoes and following the sign “Rifugio Nordio” and we begin the climb.

 

While we go up to the Nordio mountain hut what is an easy forest road in summer, we meet many families who have gone up on foot and now go down with sleds.

They are all having a lot of fun, I also want a toboggan !!

 

SOME INFO

 

There is, in my opinion, not much to say about this snowshoe hike.

It is easy and short.

 

You go up along  a forest road covered with snow.

You can also go up only with hiking boots and mountain poles.

 

The Nordio refuge is one of the few refuges open also in winter.

You can have lunch or just have a drink.

If you want to go to the refuge for lunch on the weekend it is better to book a table.

 

FANTASTIC APERITIF

 

We drank two beers in relax.

The rifugio Nordio owner was really nice, even the dog was able to come in and took some cuddles!

 

Strange but true we didn’t eat anything, that’s why we already said that we absolutely have to go back.

 

LET’S GO DOWN

 

Going back as the sun went down was exciting.

 

On our right we could see the Jof di Montasio surrounded by the orange light of the sun.

In the blink of an eye, the sunset left room for a huge and beautiful full moon.

 

We walked the last hairpin turns accompanied by the light of the moon, while in the woods all around we heard only the sound of our steps.

What a charm!

 

END

 

This is a very very easy snowshoe hike that I recommend to beginners, to those who are not mountain or snowshoeing addict and to those who want to drink an aperitif in the mountain hut.

 


INFO:

 

Start: from Ugovizza, reach the “Locanda al Camoscio” and continue to the parking lot (then the road ends).

Arrives: rifugio Nordio – Deffar

Time: 1 hour

Path: CAI 507

Difficulty: easy.

Suitable for: everyone

website: https://discoveralpigiulie.eu/it/natura/sentieri-rifugi/puanina-tour-ugovizza/ 

 


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Light backpack: https://amzn.to/2X3ERvn

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Baby carrier backpack: https://amzn.to/2RyBo1z

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