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Cinque Torri, Day hike in the Dolomites near Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

Cinque Torri, Day hike in the Dolomites near Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Cinque Torri, Day hike in the Dolomites near Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Cinque Torri, Day hike in the Dolomites near Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Cinque Torri, Day hike in the Dolomites near Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Join UIMLA-certified Mountain Leader Lucia and enjoy a day hike to the Cinque Torri, a famous group of mountains in the Dolomites, near Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Dolomite Mountains

1 Day

Jul, Aug




* Discover one of the most famous attractions in the Dolomites

* Enjoy an easy and relaxing tour and enjoy the view of these mythical towers

* The tour itinerary can be adapated to the group physical level


The Cinque Torri is a group of five mythical towers at the heart of the Dolomites. They are one of the most classic images of the Cortina d’Ampezzo, in the south-west area of the valley. This unique geological formation will be the centre of this hiking day tour.

I will take you to enjoy the unique views to both the Giau Pass and the Falzarego Pass. Our hike can also be adapted to follow different itineraries, based on the group level and wishes.

After we reach a parking lot at the base of the ski lifts, we will go hiking to Lake Baign de Dones. From there, we will hike up along a trail, stretching down to Rifugio Cinque Torri and explore the area surrounding these unique towers. We can also visit the First World War Open Air Museum. In addition, we’ll go up to Rifugio Averau and to the top of Mt. Nuvolau on the hike!

We will enjoy an easy and relaxing hiking tour, with a lot of interesting history to discover and one of the most famous views in the Dolomites. This is a very popular climbing area. You will be able to watch climbers in action on these mythical granite walls during this day.

We can have lunch together at one of the huts on the trail, after the hike or we can arrange a pack-lunch to enjoy it in the middle of nature. The hike starts at 9.30am and finishes at about 3 or 4pm.  This hiking tour runs every Sunday during July and August.

Don’t hesitate to send me a request if you want to join me on this day hike. Book your trip and I will take you to discover an amazing place in the Dolomites.

If you are looking for another hike in the Dolomites, check out this [Tre Cime di Lavaredo 1-day tour.](http://re Cime di Lavaredo 1-day tour.)

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price per person for a group of 9 is 28 EUR; for a group of 10 is 25EUR.


More info

This hiking tour runs every Sunday during July and August.

It is possible to reach the hike starting point by bus. I can also drive the clients (10 min driving from Cortina).

Meeting point

To be confirmed

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

My love for the mountains grew up with me in the flats of Romagna, thanks to my family that let me spent all my vacations in the Dolomites when I was a child. The Dolomites and the mountains between Romagna and Tuscany are the most vivid memories I have of my childhood.
Then I forgot the outdoors for a few years, and spent some time following the other great passion I have: travelling. When I wasn't at school I spent all my time wandering from one hostel to the other all around Europe with my best friend, always searching for new landscapes and new emotions.
I graduated from high school as Business and Programming Consultant, then I completely changed my core subject as I attended the Undergraduate Courses in Anthropological Sciences at Bologna's University. My thesis project brought me back to the mountains, with a research in Landscape and Disaster Anthropology that took me to Erto for the fieldwork, the town where I spent the last six years!
After that I attended the Graduate Courses in Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology and Ethnolinguistics at Ca'Foscari University in Venice, and this time I wrote a thesis on Alpinism. The subject was again Landscape and Risk Anthropology, but this time fieldwork took me to all the best climbing sites in Europe and beyond: Mont Blanc, Arco, Siurana, Montserrat, Elbsandsteingebirge, Céüse, Osp, the Todra Gorge in Morocco and other more...
Once finished with University I decided to turn my passion into a profession, so I took part in the selection for the courses organized by the UIAGM Mountain Guide's Association, and after a year of hiking and studying I became a Mountain Leader.
Now I take other people with me to discover the wonderful vertical world of our mountains, and enjoy the great times together in the outdoors.


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What people are saying about this trip



It was lovely day. It is one of the best day we had in Italy. Lucia was very friendly and professional. We really liked the hike and she adjusted the hike according to our ability. We saw the open air museum for war . It was interesting. At the end , we had our lunch in the hut . The food was very delicious . I highly recommended this experience. Don’t miss it if you are in Dolomites.



I approached Gauthier about doing a hike with Lucia at the 11th hour and he was quick to respond. They tailored the hike to suit my 10 year old. While the terrain is something we could have navigated on our own - it was fabulous having Lucia as our guide. She knew all the WW1 history of the area, and the geology around how the Dolomites were formed. It was fascinating

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