Cortina d’Ampezzo, also known as the Queen of the Dolomites, is one of the most beautiful summer destinations in our mountains.
In recent years, more and more people are choosing it to take a break from the scorching temperatures of the plain and enjoy stunning views, in an area that is unique in the world. Let’s see together what activities it offers us for a holiday dedicated to relaxation, but also to sport and fun!
Holidays in the mountains? Cortina awaits!
The ski lifts at Cortina
Seeing the panorama from the top of a mountain is priceless. If you are not a great walker, using the numerous ski lifts of Cortina Skiworld could be the fastest way to experience the excitement of high altitude with minimal effort.
The Lagazuoi cable car, for example, in addition to being the gateway to numerous excursions, hiking and ferrata, leads to the largest open-air museum of the Great War. This line also allows you to easily reach the Lagazuoi EXPO Dolomiti and the exhibition of the winners of the fourth edition of the Lagazuoi Winning Ideas Mountain Awards 2023.
The 5 Torri chairlift, on the other hand, will take you to the area of the same name, an area of great historical, sports and cultural interest. From here you can leave to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Nuvolau Refuge, the oldest in Cortina.
Finally, the new Cortina Skyline cable car, open for the first time also in summer, which connects the two slopes overlooking Cortina and connects the Tofane with the Cinque Torri – Passo Falzarego area in just 15 minutes.
Sport and nature at Cortina
Hiking lovers will find in the Dolomites of Cortina, Auronzo and Misurina a vast network of trails, marked, maintained, and suitable for various levels, from simple walks to more challenging excursions.
If, on the other hand, you are looking for more adrenaline-filled activities, there is plenty to choose from: ferrata, cliffs and rock gyms, on the spectacular walls of the Dolomites. There are over 1,000 classic and modern routes of the Queen of the Dolomites, suitable for all levels of climbing, and many cliffs equipped for sport climbing.
Finally, in addition to the numerous routes for mountain bikes and e-bikes of various difficulties, there is also the possibility of practicing downhill mountain biking at the Cortina Bike Park Dolomiti. Renovated last summer with 14 km of additional routes, here you can also rent the bicycles and the necessary equipment.
The centre of Cortina: shopping ang fun
For those who dream of a summer as a VIP, it is a must to take at least one tour in Corso Italia, the beating heart of the town and a meeting point for guests and residents.
Since the 1950s, Cortina d’Ampezzo has always been at the forefront of the fashion field, dictating the law on the “must” of the moment. Just a stroll through the streets of the centre, the beating heart of Cortina’s shopping, which combines artisan shops and unique boutiques, to discover the next season’s trends.
There are also bars, pastry shops and wine shops where you can enjoy a snack or an aperitif with company for a quiet or wild evening after dinner.
Do you want to spend a nice holiday in the mountains? Find the nearest ATVO stop, take a bus to Cortina and enjoy the ride!