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11 Compelling Reasons to Visit Dolomites, Italy

Conquering the harsh, unforgiving terrain of the lofty Dolomites mountains can be a spectacularly rewarding experience.
Ishaan Govardhan Jun 18, 2019
The Dolomites of the Alps make for a grand panorama of gorges, forests, and 18 major peaks – each more imposing than the other. There are many ways to make the most of your time here.

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Beginner’s Rock Climbing

Pit yourself against the sheer Dolomites mountainside by climbing the Vie ferrate (established climbing routes). There’s a Via ferrata to match every climber’s skill level.

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Scenic Alpine Hikes

Long hikes along the 8 Alte Vie (nature trails) of the Dolomites will take you across the stunningly diverse vistas of the entire mountain range. No chance to put the camera away!

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Get Your Blood Pumping: Mountain Biking

Feel some high-altitude wind in your hair, as you barrel down the bendy Dolomites mountain paths on a bicycle.

The Majestic Tre Cime

Mt. Marmolada is the tallest peak of the Dolomites, but the jagged trio of peaks: Tre Cime di Lavaredo is truly a sight to behold.

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The Surreal 'Alpenglow'

Stick around till sunset, and you’ll be rewarded with front row seats to this optic phenomenon. Watch as the Dolomites change colour before your very eyes (from orange to pink, and a quick flash of purple).

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Rustic Mountain Towns

Rest and recuperate at the best place to stay – one of the charming Alpine villages nestled in valleys. Nothing like some well-earned spa therapy at the hotel, after a hard day of adventuring.

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Take to the Air

Besides riding a hot air balloon, you can even go paragliding for a thrilling bird's eye view of the mighty Dolomites.

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Fun in the Snow

Every winter, the Dolomites slopes are transformed into a perfect place to ski on. Whether you feel like tobogganing or ice skating, the Dolomites can accommodate you.

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An Unforgettable Road-trip

Running from Bolzano to Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Great Dolomites Road is a serpentine highway that cuts right through the Dolomites. It’s an Alpine pilgrimage for the ages.

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Camping Under the Stars

The Dolomites is a good place to test your survival skills. There are some campsites scattered across the valleys for those who feel at home in the midst of nature.

Have a Dip in Pristine Dolomite Lakes

Pure, untouched mountain water is the lifeblood of the Dolomites and it gathers in beautiful lakes like Lake Garda, Lake Carezza, or Lago di Braies to name a few.