A charming Alpine resort in the Italian Dolomites, Cortina d’Ampezzo is a gateway to some of the best sights in this fantastic mountain range. In the winter it’s a hugely popular ski resort, then as the temperature rises it transforms into a playground for many outdoor activities, hiking being one of them.
The Alta Via 1 path covers around 150 kilometers and passes through some of the best scenery in the mountain range, including the Marmolada (the largest mountain in the range). This is a trip that needs to be done over a week at least. If you’re looking for something shorter, a day trip to the Cinque Torri is a good option, as is a day trip to the iconic Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
Cortina D'Ampezzo benefits from mild and sunny weather in the summer with average temps of around 15- 20°C during the day. It does receive substantial rainfall in the summer.
Fly to Venice international airport then travel to Cortina by car, train or bus.
The late spring, summer and early autumn months are the best times to visit for hiking however months like July can get very busy.
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