Forcella Medalghes, or Medalgesjoch, is a mountain pass in the Dolomites of northeastern Italy, specifically in the Puez-Odle Nature Park. It is 2,582 meters and offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.
Hiking trails from nearby mountain huts, including the Rifugio Puez and the Rifugio Genova, can reach Forcella Medalghes. The hike to the pass is a moderately challenging trek that takes about 3-4 hours to complete, depending on the starting point and route.
From Forcella Medalghes, hikers can continue to explore other parts of the Puez-Odle Nature Park, including the Odle Group of mountains and the nearby Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park. The pass is also a popular spot for mountain climbers and paragliders, who take advantage of the spectacular views and challenging terrain.
While there are no facilities or restaurants located directly at Forcella Medalghes, there are several mountain huts and restaurants in the surrounding area where hikers can rest and enjoy a meal or refreshments before or after their hike. Some popular options include the Rifugio Puez, Rifugio Genova, and Rifugio Firenze.