Mountains are full of natural obstacles, a seemingly insurmountable challenge for people who have limited motor skills.
Mount Lagazuoi, however, is accessible to all.
Even if it lies in the heart of the rugged Dolomites, its summit can also be reached by people with reduced mobility. Now everybody can admire the universal beauty of the Dolomites.
Valentina Tomirotti contradicts every cliché about disabled people: the blogger and journalist conquered the summit of Mt. Lagazuoi in a wheelchair with the disabled-accessible cable car.
With no architectonic barriers from the parking at the Falzarego pass up to the panoramic terrace next to the mountain station, the Lagazuoi cable car is complete accessible to disabled people.
Ramps and a lift ensure complete accessibility to every area of the adjacent structural part, the exhibition site Lagazuoi EXPO Dolomiti, an innovative exhibition site where everyone can visit interesting temporary exhibitions both in summer and in winter.
From the terrace of the Lagazuoi cable car a wheelchair accessible path leads to the beautiful terrace of the refuge.
Lagazuoi Refuge, the highest and largest mountain hut of Cortina d'Ampezzo, is worldwide known as the most panoramic terrace of the Dolomites. It is equipped with all services for disabled people, including a stairlift.
Starting from Lagazuoi refuge everyone can reach the summit cross of the Piccolo Lagazuoi at an altitude of 2778 m. on the old path of the First World War.
Now that this dirt path has been restored, it is suitable for people with reduced mobility and even for wheelchair users.
For the cable car ride up the mountain it is recommended to evaluate the high altitude of the top station of the cable car as well as the speed and the difference in height (from 2,100 m to 2,752 m in 3 minutes).Furthermore, please note that it is an unprotected mountain path, use it with common sense at your own risk.
We thank the volunteers of the A.N.A. section of Treviso who restored this path.