10 spots and experiences
not to be missed on the Dolomites
Lake Braies, located in the Italian Dolomites, is a true natural jewel. Famous for its crystal clear waters and the majestic mountains that surround it. The lake offers a breathtaking panoramic view and a feeling of serenity.
Lake Braies is a popular destination for nature lovers, who can enjoy walks along its perimeter, go hiking in the surrounding mountains or rent a boat to sail in its calm waters.
The beauty of the lake has also attracted the attention of the world of cinema, in fact it was chosen as a location for several film productions.
Lake Dobbiaco, located in the Italian Dolomites, is a natural wonder set in a spectacular landscape. It extends in a large basin surrounded by majestic mountains, creating an atmosphere of peace and serenity.
The waters of the lake reflect the surrounding colors, creating a scenery of extraordinary beauty. You can take a walk along its banks, or rent a boat to explore the calm waters. During the summer, the lake offers the possibility of swimming and water sports, while in winter it turns into an ice skating rink.
Lake Dobbiaco is surrounded by unspoilt nature and also offers numerous hiking trails leading to breathtaking panoramic views.
Passo Pordoi is one of the most spectacular and iconic mountain passes in the Dolomites.
This pass is famous among nature lovers, outdoor sports and cycling enthusiasts. It has been included several times in the route of the Giro d’Italia.
The road through the pass offers an unforgettable experience, with hairpin bends winding through the mountains and spectacular views
During the summer, the Pordoi Pass is a paradise for hikers, who can explore a myriad of trails leading to crystal clear alpine lakes and breathtaking views.
During winter, the Pordoi Pass becomes an ideal destination for ski lovers.
The Stelvio Pass is an ideal destination especially for cycling and motorcycling enthusiasts, thanks to its panoramic road with numerous hairpin bends and spectacular views of the surrounding Alpine chain. But beyond that, there are numerous outdoor activities to do in this area, such as hiking, climbing, skiing, mountaineering and mountain biking. Nearby the pass there are also some picturesque alpine villages, such as Bormio, Livigno and Santa Caterina Valfurva, where you can enjoy local gastronomic specialties and enjoy the alpine culture.
The Stelvio Pass road is only open during the summer months, usually from May to November, due to adverse weather conditions during winter.
Passo Giau, which connects Cortina d’Ampezzo to Selva di Cadore in the province of Belluno, is known as one of the most beautiful passes in the Dolomites.
The road winds through spectacular alpine landscapes, including green meadows, rocky peaks and dense forests.
Cyclists and motorcyclists have fun and struggle to climb its endless hairpin bends to reach the top, where you can admire the view towards the valley of Cortina D’Ampezzo and from where many hiking trails start, with numerous climbing routes and well-marked hiking trails leading to panoramic mountain huts and surrounding peaks.
In winter, the pass becomes a destination for skiing and snowboarding, with numerous slopes and itineraries available nearby.
In the province of Trento there is a suggestive path through the woods.
Those who venture into this wood, find themselves catapulted into a fantastic dimension, a fairy tale of which you become protagonists.
Along the way, about 5 km, where you will meet wooden statues, cross the hill called “Dos da Mul”, where you can admire a splendid view of the Rumo Valley, the Mezzalone, Cis and the Bresimo Valley.
Halfway along the route there is a rest area, ideal for families who want to enjoy a picnic surrounded by nature and the magical atmosphere of fairy tales.
The Sellaronda is one of the most fascinating and famous itineraries of the Dolomites. It is an extraordinary experience for ski and snowboard lovers. During winter, you can take this route that connects four valleys: Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Arabba and Val di Fassa. The well-groomed slopes and modern lifts allow you to easily move between the different valleys and enjoy breathtaking views along the way.
During the summer, this route turns into a paradise for hikers and cyclists. The paths that cross the passes offer the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Dolomites, admire the majestic views and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the mountain.
Igne's Tibetan Bridge
In Igne, a hamlet of Longarone, there is a spectacular wooden walkway suspended on steel ropes. For those who do not suffer from vertigo crossing the Igne walkway is a fun, suspended at 125 meters above the river Maè, with a particular view of the valley.
Crossing the bridge you can continue for a walk in the woods and reach the nearby hamlet of Soffranco.
The Rifugio Boè, located at an altitude of 2,871 meters, located near the summit of Monte Boè, is a reference point for lovers of mountains and outdoor sports. Its privileged location makes it an ideal starting point for hiking, climbing and ski touring.
Visitors can enjoy typical specialties while admiring the spectacular view from the large windows of the restaurant.
One of the most iconic attractions of Rifugio Boè is the Boè cable car, which transports guests from Passo Pordoi to the refuge in a few minutes. This modern property offers a unique panoramic experience, allowing visitors to admire the Dolomite landscape during the trip.
The Lagazuoi Refuge is a wonderful alpine structure located in the Dolomites. Set at an altitude of 2,752 metres, the refuge offers a breathtaking view of the majestic surrounding landscapes.
The refuge is located just below the top of Mount Lagazuoi, famous for its beauty and its historical importance during the First World War, in fact visitors can explore the remains of the trenches and galleries.
The refuge is a cozy and comfortable place, ideal for resting after a hike or a day spent skiing on the surrounding slopes.
But the real attraction of Rifugio Lagazuoi is its panoramic terrace, from which you can admire one of the most extraordinary mountain landscapes in the world.
The refuge is also an ideal starting point for excursions and outdoor experiences. Lovers of trekking can explore numerous paths that cross the surrounding mountains, admiring the landscape and approaching the unspoilt nature.
Lake Misurina, located in the Italian Dolomites, is a legendary beauty. They call it the “Pearl of Cadore” and it is not difficult to understand why: the most famous peaks of the Dolomites, such as the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the Cadini, the Sorapiss and the Cristallo, frame it.
Misurina is a place that enchants tourists in every season: in summer and spring, with lush forests; in autumn and winter, with the colors of foliage, icy landscapes, rarefied atmospheres.
For the beauty of the mountains and woods that surround it, it is a popular destination for hikers who try their hand at scenic walks. But also those seeking rest and relaxation reach the shores of the beautiful lake, also known as an oasis of good breath.
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