The Dolomites are a hikers paradise and a place to embrace a raw and timeless face of nature that fiercely withstands the elements. There are so many lakes, trails, towns and sports one can practice, we feel that for a visitor looking to get a great introduction, these three places are indispensable and showcase the range of beauty these mountains hold.
Lago di Sorapiss
It is not uncommon to see rivers and lakes with magical shades of blue in Southern Europe. The Dolomites don’t disappoint either. One of the more remote and challenging hikes, without technical equipment is Lago di Sorapiss. It is a spellbinding basic with electric blue to turquoise water that is a beautiful reward after a long uphill trek.
Tre Cime di Lavaredo
This is the most enjoyable hike in terms of difficulty. It can be done in around an hour each way and it doesn’t require any technical climbing skills.
The three peaks which you can see at the end of the trail are one of the most iconic views in all of the Dolomites. If you want more of a challenge there are many other trails that intersect at these mountaintops to go higher and further, just be aware of time and tools needed.
This Plateau has everything you could dream of in the way of 360 degree views. It is surrounded by quaint little towns and ski runs go downhill in every direction. It was the highlight of our hiking in the Dolomites with snowcapped mountains in the middle of summer, alpine meadows and soft summer breezes.