Have you ever heard about the Dolomites? What a question, right? We have all heard about the astonishing mountains of the Dolomites’. In this article, you are going to read about the best of these mountains!
There are so many wonderful attractions and we want to help to choose the places you may like the most, the activities you can do while being there and other tips that will make the Dolomites a trip to remember!.
Usually, people ask: When is the best time to visit the Dolomites? Where to go to the Dolomites? What to do in the Dolomites? There are many questions like these and we are going to answer in this post. This way, if you are a tourist in Italy, you leave home with only good experience memories.
The Dolomites are located between the northern Italian provinces of Trentino and Alto Adige. This place a wholly unique and, relative to the rest of Italy, it is where you find things you can’t see often – powdery ski runs, frozen waterfalls, and pristine forests combine to form a winter wonderland.
The best Time To Visit The Dolomites
If you are planning to visit the Dolomites, you have to consider thinking about what activities do you prefer. We are presenting you with the ideal seasons to visit the Dolomites. This is when we suggest as an appropriate time to visit the Dolomites:
- Fall – Autumn is the ideal time for a road trip in the Dolomites. Shorter days and mild weather make it easier to capture sunrises and sunsets on the amazing peaks.
- Winter –Winter is the perfect season to visit the Dolomites in Italy if you are a fan of epic snow sports. Snowboarding, skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing – they have it all.
- Summer – Summer at the dolomites is the perfect place if you are looking for the right season for outdoor activities like horseback golfing, riding, hiking and biking. This is also a great time to see wildflowers in the valleys. The snow melts to reveal glistening lakes, wildflowers and hiking trails and wild protected parks.
Where to go?
The Dolomites is a destination full of attractions but don’t be surprised if it will take you a lot of time to go from one attraction to another. The best attractions are quite far from each other and if you are doing the trip on your own, you will front twists and turns, closed passes, difficult conditions of the road and other unexpected delays.
Consider exploring the Dolomites with someone that already knows the paths and conditions. Things can get tough, especially in winter if you are not accompanied by locals or professional guides. If you want to consider a tour, that is for sure the best option to explore the Dolomites, you can book your favourite tour from our HERE. Walking around accompanied by a professional guide from My Tour makes your travel easier and happier!
When driving from one place to the other, take your time to enjoy the amazing views and take photos on the way. There are plenty of sights to get you amazed! Consider the below spots to visit while being there, if you cant do them all, the first four mentioned will get you home with good memories.
- Lago di Braies
- Tre Cime de Lavaredo
- Sass Pordoi (the highest mountain pass in the Dolomites)
- The road from San Cassiano to Falzarego Pass
- Monte Cristallo
- Lago di Senaiga
- Lago di Carezza
- Alpe di Siusi
- Cinque Torri
- Val di Funes
- Lago di Limides
What to do?
Since we mentioned the top spots to visit in the Dolomites, let’s talk about how to spend your time in these mountains in the best way possible. Below we have mentioned some of the activities that you can enjoy while being there.
- Sailing on a luxury barge, Il Burchiello, with cruises that will stop at various Italian villas
- Relaxing in the thermal baths of Terme Merano
- Taking the aerial cableway from Siusi to Compaccio
- Take the slopes at Funivie Madonna di Campiglio; in summer, the mountains offer a number of walking and mountain-biking trails
- Biking through the scenic Brenta Riviera
- Visiting the Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Rovereto or the Museo Archelogico dell’Alto Adige for a touch of culture
Well, our blog is presentative of tips, itineraries, and exposures of the best guides to enjoying your holiday in the best way possible. We have prepared a joyful itinerary to the Dolomites so you have clear thoughts to where you can go and what you can do during your days to the Dolomites. Take a look!
- Departure from Bolzano, the Gateway to the Dolomites.
- Drive north through the Isarco Valley and
- Then drive east along the famous Gardena Valley until we reach the famous Gardena Pass (2,136 m above sea level)
- Stop to admire the fantastic view of both Badia Valley and Sassolungo.
- Descend into the Badia Valley
- Climb again until we reach the Valparola and Falzarego Passes through which we enter the eastern Dolomites.
- Then reach Cortina d’Ampezzo, the “Pearl of the Dolomites” Italy’s premier mountain resort and home of the Winter Olympic Games of 1956.
- From Cortina we reach then the Misurina Lake with the incredible panoramic view of the Three
- Peaks of Lavaredo. The lake has a Three Peaks view to the north and the Sorapis to the south, is the most famous image of the Dolomites in the world.
- From Misurina in about 40 minutes we reach extreme North-East Italy a few kilometers from the border with Austria for the great final of the day with a visit to the famous Braies Lake.
- In an hour and 40 minutes, we return from to Bolzano via the Pusteria Valley and then the Isarco Valley
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