Where the hiking is epic, the food is sublime, and the scenery will blow your mind.
My favourite time to visit the Dolomites is in the autumn, when the larch trees turn from dark green to burning orange, and the skies are cloudless dusty blue.
Multi-day trails are strung along mountain peaks, dotted with family-run rifugios where the laughter is free-flowing and the food sublime. Day hikes are punctuated with views that steal your breath, and sparkling alpine lakes luring you towards their shores.
There’s nothing more perfect for aching feet at the end of the day.
In winter, those same trails become perfect ski slopes, as enticing for the beginner as they are for the lucky locals who seem to have been born knowing how to master the piste.
Here’s everything you need to plan your own incredible adventures in the Dolomites.
- Hiking to Cadini di Misurina: Step-by-Step Guide, Map and Tips
- Tre Cime di Lavaredo Hike in the Italian Dolomites: A Complete Guide
- How to Get to Tre Cime di Lavaredo: A Complete Guide for First-Timers
- A Perfect Dolomites Itinerary for Any Length of Stay
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- Visiting the Dolomites for the First Time | Ultimate Guide & Top Tips
- A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Lago di Braies (Pragser Wildsee)
- A Guide to the Lago di Sorapis Hike | The Dolomites Turquoise Lake
- Croda da Lago Hike | The Ultimate Autumn Hike in the Dolomites
- A Guide to Alpe di Siusi | Italy’s Alpine Paradise
- 10 of the Best Day Hikes in the Dolomites
- A Complete Guide to Hiking Seceda in the Italian Dolomites