Reflections, trekking paths and Meteorites: walking around Barcis Lake
The lake: its patience is stronger than its desire to reach the sea (Fabrizio Caramagna)
There is a fairytale location, surrounded by the Friulian Dolomites, located 40 minutes far from Pordenone, that bewitches all those walking along its shores: it’s Barcis lake, an environmental jewel with emerald reflections. This artificial lake, created in 1954, offers evocative glimpses in every season. From clear spring days to warm summer afternoons, where to look for some relief from the heat, to autumn, where trees ‘colors play a major role, to winter snowfalls that make the landscape even more magical.
Start with a pleasant walk along the lakefront, suitable for everyone and perfect for families looking for easy excursions. Park in Barcis village, where you will find several parking lots and a caravan area, and do not miss Centi Palace, presenting refined Venetian arches. Follow the pedestrian path along the lakefront and reach a spectacular boardwalk, admiring the river Cellina, the lake’s affluent: here a selfie is a must! Reaching the opposite lakeside, take the Alpini trail, around 1 km long, running along the blue waters, that will bring you in a fairytale forest made of conifers and beeches. At the end of the trail, jump back on the paved route reaching Ponte Antoi dam: admire its huge dimension an observe the lake and the river from this perspective.