When the snow season has not started yet, the best thing you can do is hiking around Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomites.
Cortina offers a wide choice of hiking and trekking trails you cannot miss.
We selected some of the best hiking trails around Cortina in the Italian Dolomites.
Hiking along the Dolomieu trail
Reach the top of the Faloria Mount by cable and follow the sign to the Dolomieu trail.
The name comes from Déodat de Dolomieu, the French geologiue who discovered the chemical composition of the rocks in this area.
The Dolomieu trail is an easy one: you will walk though lavish woods of larix and spruce.
Stop for a quick lunch at restaurant Rio Gere (check the opening time with our reception to make sure they are open or we will prepare a pocket lunch for your excursion) and drive back to Cortina by bus
Elevation loss:440 mt
Estimated time from Rifugio Faloria to Rio Gere: approx 1h and 30 min.
Hiking in the caves of the WWI
This is really an incredible hiking trail you cannot miss.
Once at the top of Mount Lagazuoi (2728 mt), you can climb down the mount via the tunnels the Italian soldiers excavated during the WWI.
You will find trenches, barracks and bombing pit excavations along your way down inside the mountain.
Make sure you are wearing warm and comfy clothes and technical boots even in summertime and do not forget a light.
Elevation loss: 620 mt
Estimated time from the start of the tunnel to Passo Falzarego: approx 2h and 30 min.
Hiking in the woods around Cortina
Hiking in Nature is both relaxing and appealing: nothing like the contact with Nature can recharge our batteries both mentally and physically.
Hiking in a wood is particularly awesome in every season: admire the awakening of Nature i spring, find recover in the shadow of a wood in summer, let the foliage colors charm you in autumn and the silence of the snowy woods remove every weight from your soul in winter.
The 206 CAI (Italian Alpine Club) trail is an intermediate trail taking you from the pastures to Mandres and to the cable to go back to Cortina.
Elevation loss: 600 mt
Estimated time: approx 3h
The Chamois trail near Cortina
The trail leads you dowm from the Rifugio Duca D'Aosta (2,098 mt) to the restaurant Piè Tofana crossing pastures and rocky passages.
The name comes from the chamois running and jumping on the rocks and mountain prairies along the steep climbs.
Elevation loss: 425 mt
Estimated time: approx 1h
Feeling exhausted after a full day hiking around Cortina?
The jacuzzi tubs and the black amber scented bathfoaawait for you at Ambra Cortina.
Let your tensions melt away and get ready for a great night out in Cortina.