Cortina, also called the Queen of the Dolomites, is located on a wide valley in the province of Belluno, surrounded by unique peaks.
The beginning of summer in Cortina is characterised every year by numerous events that can thrill tourists, mountain lovers, sportsmen and women or the simply curious who want to take advantage of these occasions to visit the town and enjoy the breathtaking landscape that distinguishes it.
For the less experienced and well-trained, this area offers nature trails of rare beauty, which allow you to reach absolutely unbeatable panoramic points.
During the summer season, sports such as mountaineering, climbing, golf, horseback riding and mountain biking are available.
But among the most important events are the numerous sports competitions that attract tourists and athletes from all over the world.
The most eagerly anticipated races of June 2022 in Cortina
The Cortina-Dobbiaco Run is a running race that takes place every year in June in the beautiful setting of the Dolomites.
The competition has been a regular summer event since 1989, with over 4,000 athletes taking part every year on the 30-kilometre route from Cortina to Dobbiaco in Alta Pusteria.
The race is very popular with sports and mountain lovers, especially because of the special nature of the route, which is both flat and uphill, through tunnels, suspended bridges and alpine lakes, and is always accompanied by the beautiful backdrop of the Dolomites, until the finish line at Dobbiaco, in the beautiful park of the Grand Hotel, with the three peaks of Lavaredo in the background.
The Cortina-Dobbiaco Run 2022 takes place on 5-6 June.
A piece of trivia related to this competition? It was created by Gianni Poli, an Italian winner of the New York marathon in 1986, who discovered the course during his training and decided to turn it into a real competition.
International Curling Tournament
From 16 to 19 June the 55th International Curling Tournament will take place in Cortina at the Olympic Ice Stadium.
Over a four-day period there will be a fierce challenge between teams from all over the world.
LUT Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2022
From 23 to 26 June, all attention will be focused on the famous “Lut” Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2022, a challenging night race in an alpine environment of 120 kilometres, which winds its way uphill and over a positive altitude difference of 5,800 metres.
Definitely one of the most difficult and impressive competitions in Italy, famous all over the world. The race is gruelling and the athletes have 30 hours to reach the finish line.
The route is identified with the EE label, Experienced Hikers, due to the difficulty of some sections, which are very exposed and have a considerable height difference.
Half of the participants come from abroad and the number of registered participants exceeds 1,500. This is a restricted race, where high physical and sporting standards are required, as well as scores from previous races. A medical certificate and suitable technical clothing are required, as temperatures can drop below freezing at night.
For those who love alpine competitions but prefer to try their hand at something simpler, the Cortina Skyrace, which takes place on 23 June 2022, is the ideal solution.
It covers 20 kilometres with a difference in altitude of 1000 metres. Not as demanding as the Ultra Trail, but still allows you to test yourself on high mountain trails
How to reach Cortina
Cortina is easily accessible from the most important Italian cities, both by private and public transport.
It is 430 kilometres from Milan, and only 160 kilometres from Venice, which is linked to it by the ATVO bus line that takes just three hours.
ATVO buses depart from Venice, Piazzale Roma and Marco Polo Airport. All the vehicles are modern, air-conditioned, and with generous luggage space, and reservations are compulsory.
The best way to get to Cortina and attend the numerous events in June is to arrive at your location while enjoying the scenery and without having to worry about traffic or parking.