Trekking in the Dolomites: the 5 most spectacular routes
The Dolomites are one of the most beautiful places in the world for trekking. Indeed, with its towering peaks, deep valleys and breathtaking landscapes, they offer hiking enthusiasts a wide range of options for exploring and appreciating nature.
Here are the five most beautiful routes for trekking in the Dolomites:
Alta Via 1
Alta Via 1 is one of the most famous trekking routes in the Dolomites. The route runs 120 km through the most spectacular mountain landscapes of the Dolomites, offering a unique combination of breathtaking scenery and hiking challenges.
The trek takes at least 7 days to complete and offers sleeping in mountain huts or tents along the way. Alta Via 1 is suitable for experienced and trained hikers, as the stages are challenging and require good physical fitness.
However, the beauty of the landscapes along the route and the unique experience of walking among the mountains make this trek an unforgettable adventure for all hiking enthusiasts.
Alta Via 2
Alta Via 2 in the Dolomites runs along a route of about 180 km, consisting of 13 stages, connecting Brixen (BZ) to Feltre (BL).
It is known as The Route of Legends because it travels through places made famous by ancient fairy tales: from the fantastic cliffs of the Odle, mythical realm of the characters in Ladin sagas, to the remote and high glacial basins of the Vette Feltrine, which popular imagination over the centuries has filled with devils, witches and ogres.
The entire route of about 140 km winds through three provinces, Bolzano, Trento and Belluno, 8 Dolomite groups and 30 passes and forks. The route averages between an altitude of 2,000 and 3,000 meters, bordering a number of large peaks over 3,000 meters and some small but spectacular lakes.
Three Lakes Circuit
Thanks to the creation of the new Gores de Federa (Federa Gorge) trail by the Regole d’Ampezzo, the Three Lakes hike was born: a loop tour of about five hours that allows you to admire Pianozes Lake, Ajal Lake and Federa Lake.
The trek offers a unique combination of spectacular natural landscapes, including mountains, forests and alpine lakes. The Three Lakes Circuit is an unforgettable adventure for hiking and nature lovers.
Tre cime di Lavaredo
The three famous mountains that have become known as the “Tre cime di Lavaredo” are the Cima Grande, Cima Ovest and Cima Piccola; the latter includes the two smaller peaks of Punta di Frida and Cima Piccolissima.
The best way to admire them is to take the Three Peaks Tour on foot, a route that runs at the foot of the three famous mountains passing through meadows and scree with no challenging elevation gain. Along the Three Peaks Walking Tour you will encounter other magnificent mountains that have made the history of the Dolomites: the Cristallo, Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo (also known as Cima Dieci), Croda dei Toni, Marmarole, Antelao, Sorapis and the Cadini di Misurina Group.
A trekking route absolutely not to be missed!
Fanes Refuge Circuit
This is an itinerary that runs between the Fanes Sennes Braies Nature Park and the Ampezzo Dolomites Nature Park, straddling South Tyrol and Veneto. About 50 km among spectacular peaks, alpine valleys, and coniferous forests that offer a unique experience among the mountains of the Dolomites.
The route is suitable for hikers of all levels and takes 4 to 6 days to complete. The trek offers the opportunity to sleep in huts along the way, known as the 5 Fanes Refuges, which offer a unique mountain camping experience.
To ensure safety while trekking in the Dolomites, you need to be properly equipped with appropriate clothing and gear, such as durable hiking shoes, warm clothing and a day bag with sufficient water and food.
In conclusion, the Dolomites are a spectacular place for trekking and offer walkers a wide range of options for exploring and appreciating nature.
With their natural beauty, rich history, and exceptional variety of trails, the Dolomites are a must-see place for trekkers and mountain lovers.