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For a true alpine adventure in the Dolomites of Cortina, Misurina, and Auronzo you can choose among a stunning variety of well signposted walking trails from gentle strolls to the most demanding trekking itineraries.

Via Ferrata routes in the Dolomites are worldwide renowned for their breathtaking, spectacular features. Our area offers amazing routes from the easier equipped trails to the more challenging routes.

Many routes are lift-accessible and therefore lifts are the most convenient means both to reach the starting point of your adventurous trekking and to descend back to the valley after a strenuous hike.

Cortina Vertical Pass is the ideal ticket for your trekking. It's a 1, 3-, 5- or 7-day flexi ticket that can be used at choice until expiration. 



Lagazuoi 5 Torri - Giau area: hiking and climbing in the Dolomites history

The Lagazuoi-5 Torri area (Cortina Delicious) lies in the heart of the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites among the Giau, Falzarego, and Valparola passes. Its natural and historical attractions have a great appeal.
A 3-minute ride on the Falzarego cable car leads to the summit of Mt Lagazuoi where hikers can visit the WW1 Italian and Austrian frontlines, walk along the Mine Gallery running in the bowels of Mt Piccolo Lagazuoi with its well restored emplacements and shelters, or descend to Passo Falzarego along the Kaiserjäger Trail and enjoy the stunning views.

In a few minutes, the 5 Torri hooded quad-lift takes visitors to the WW1 Open-air Museum where information panels and museum exhibits lead visitors across well restored Italian emplacements. 
The area offers wonderful views and amazing naturalistic highlights along plenty of itineraries ranging from short, leisurely walks to more demanding hikes.
Among the Via Ferrata routes are Tommaselli on Cima Fanis, one of the most beautiful and demanding in the Dolomites, and the new Sottotenente Fusetti on Sasso di Stria, a highly scenic route with historical highlights.




Hiking and Trekking on the Tofane Group


The three-section Freccia nel Cielo lift leads hikers to the starting point of a number of trails of various lengths and grading so as to suit everyone’s needs and abilities. During summer 2020, two cable way (Col Druscié-Ra Valles and Ra Valles-Cima Tofana) and all the hiking panths in Ra Valles will be closed due to modernisation works.

The trail of the Planets and the Trail of the Universe are two leisurely walks through the woods around Col Druscié; nearby is the Astronomical Observatory. All along the trails, there are information panels on the history of the Universe.

From Ra Valles lift station hikers may descend to Pié Tofana along the Ra Zeste Trail to enjoy wonderful views of the valley and the surrounding Dolomites.

The highly scenic Chamois Trail is also worth mentioning. Plenty of naturalistic attractions make it the perfect hike for families with young children who can take the chairlift from Pié Tofana to gain elevation and then walk downhill from Rifugio Duca d’Aosta.

Here the 2020 flyer of the Freccia nel Cielo gondola ropeway and the walkable trails.



Mt Cristallo and Mt Faloria


The Faloria cable-car top station deck is a great spot for its spectacular views over Cortina’s valley as well as for  the beautiful walking trails hikers can venture on. The Dolomieu Trail, descending to Rio Gere, runs along a scenic ridge at first and then penetrates into a dense forest of larches, Swiss-stone pines, and fir trees.
In addition, crossing the summit of Mt Faloria, hikers can reach Rifugio Vandelli and the beautiful Lake Sorapiss of glacial origin with its wonderful turquoise color.

From Mandres intermediate station you can reach the start of Via Ferrata Sci Club 18. This new, highly demanding route climbs up Crepe di Faloria, the rock face just below the cableway.
The Rio Gere-Son Forca chairlift leads to approach the "Marino Bianchi" and "Ivano Dibona"via ferrata routes on Mt Cristallo. A long itinerary across the WW1 sites. 



Trekking on the Dolomiti Bellunesi of Auronzo


In the Auronzo di Cadore area, hikers can choose between two chair lifts to reach Rifugio Monte Agudo, at 1585 m a.s.l.The mountain inn is an excellent spot to enjoy amazing views of the town and the lake below as well as the surrounding Auronzo Dolomites stretching as far as Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

Rifugio Monte Agudo is also the start of a few walking trails including an alternative route of Alta Via No. 5 which descends to the  Auronzo lake, running past herdsman’s huts and mountain inns.

Strong trekkers may venture on the more demanding “Monte Agudo - Pian dei Buoi - Ciareido” itinerary which develops along Pian dei Buoi ridge across gentle slopes and meadows with amazing views over the Oltrepiave  and Centro Cadore Dolomites, as far as Rifugio Pian dei Buoi. From the inn, continue along a military road to reach Rifugio Ciareido.



Misurina: Hiking around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Not far from Lake Misurina, take the Col de Varda chairlift up to the namesake mountain inn. Spectacular viewpoint over the lake and starting point for the Cadini di Misurina round tour.

You can choose among plenty of easy trails, like the leisurely walk to Malga Maraia, or more demanding ones, like the Bonacossa and Durissini equipped trails.

From Rifugio Col de Varda an easy, though highly scenic trail leads to Rifugio Città di Carpi. Alternatively, you may decide to hike as far as  Rifugio Fonda Savio in the Cadini di Misurina mountain group.




Hiking Along the Winter Olympics Slopes

This scenic route runs across some of Cortina’s most iconic sites, venues of the world-famous ski races that take place every year and that will be the theatre of  Milano-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics. Take the Pié Tofana chairlift to Rifugio Duca d’Aosta, take a moment to marvel at the sight of the Schuss, the legendary stretch of Olympia delle Tofane, one of the most popular ski runs in Cortina. Take the second chairlift to Rifugio Pomedes. This mountain guesthouse was built in 1955 in view of the 1956 Winter Olympics. Its deck, at 2303 m, offers stunning views over the Ampezzo valley and the Dolomite peaks all around and in winter it offers a privileged perspective on both the start and the first stretch of the World Cup races that are held every year on the Olympia delle Tofane ski run.

From Rifugio Pomedes, take trail 421 leading to Rifugio Dibona, then continue along the dirt road as far as the second intersection, turn left into trail 405 to return to your starting point, Baita Pié Tofana. The original Baita (hut) was built to host the time-keepers during the 1956 Winter Olympics. Today, the venue has become an elegant restaurant offering fine cuisine with an eye to wholesome ingredients.

Giacomo Pompanin