For everyone who loves the mountains, the Delicious Festival Dolomiti in Cortina d’Ampezzo is an unmissable event: a unique combination of nature, culture, sport and gastronomy.
Let’s find out all about this year’s activities and how to get to this high-altitude resort.
The Delicious Festival Dolomiti is an event organised by the Cortina Delicious Team, a consortium that includes most of the mountain huts, restaurants, hotels and cable cars in the area, together with the Cortina Mountain Guide Group Association.
This team of professionals has been working together since 2004 to organise sporting and cultural events with a focus on preserving a beautiful area, rich in history and tradition.
During the Delicious Festival Dolomites, sporting activities for young and old, combine with relaxing moments accompanied by quality food and wine.
The 2022 edition: all the details
The 2022 edition of the Delicious Festival Dolomiti will take place on Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th of September.
An opening event will be held on the first day: the Pala Delicious, a unique place to taste Chef Team Cortina’s dishes, will be open to all participants from 10 am until the end of the event.
The second day will bring exciting sporting events, such as the sixth edition of the Delicious Trail Dolomiti and the fifth edition of the Mini Delicious Trail.
At the conclusion of the Festival, there will be a big party with music, entertainment and DJ sets.
Delicious Trail Dolomiti
The Delicious Trail Dolomiti, organised by the Amateur Sports Association L5T Sport, will take place on 24 September in one of the most beautiful places in Cortina d’Ampezzo.
A trail race with a high-altitude route of 43 km through the largest open-air museum of the Great War in the Dolomites. It was here, that the battles between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies took place, evidence of which can be seen at the Lagazuoi Museum and Gallery and at the 5 Torri Museum.
Newcomers to the trail will be able to take part in the Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti, which provides a shorter route, while for children and young people (aged 4 to 12) there is the Mini Delicious Trail.
What makes these competitions very special is always the focus on the local area, which is reflected in the dishes prepared by the chefs.
Delicious Climbing Dolomites
Another event will also take place on 24 September, the non-competitive Delicious Climbing Dolomiti competition, a climbing festival attracting many enthusiasts.
This is an open-air event in couples (roped pairs) that involves a points system and takes place on selected routes in the 5 Torri: children from 12 years of age can also take part if accompanied by an adult.
The event is now in its fourth year, made possible by the ongoing efforts of the L5T Amateur Sports Association in cooperation with the Cortina Mountain Guide Group.
How to get to Cortina d’Ampezzo
The Festival area is located in the heart of the Dolomites, between the Giau and Falzarego Passes, and can be reached by car or public transport in both the summer and winter months.
Coming by car from the South, from Venice it is possible to take the A27 motorway to Pian di Vedoia, and then proceed on the Alemagna Motorway 51 towards Cortina d’Ampezzo.
From there you will continue along Motorway 48 of the Dolomites and at Pocol you will reach the Cortina Delicious area.
A useful alternative is offered by the ATVO transport company, which provides a Venice-Cortina connection in comfortable, fully equipped buses. This enables you to reach Cortina D’Ampezzo and the main resorts in the Dolomites from Venice, Mestre or Treviso without the worry of taking a car.
Don’t miss the opportunity to sample unique flavours at high altitude, surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery, rich in culture and history. Be part of the Delicious Festival Dolomiti 2022 in Cortina on the 23rd and 24th of September.