A self-guided hike through the Dolomites from San Candido/Innichen to Cortina. Walk the Pusteria and Campo di Dentro valleys, to Misurina and the iconic Tre Cime.
Grade: Medium-hard or medium
From remote South Tyrol to sophisticated Cortina
This self-guided mountain holiday combines two of the most attractive areas in the Italian Alps. The South Tyrol (Süd-Tirol) is a German-speaking enclave in Italy, a landscape of bucolic meadows and beer gardens. Start in the pretty town of San Candido (Innichen), and limber up on the first day with a circular walk which takes in the wide sweep of the valley of the incipient River Drava. The real walking begins on day 3, first to a remote refuge, and then, cresting the Passo Rondoi at over 2200m, into the Italian Dolomites at lakeside Misurina. The culture is now Italian, the wine from the Veneto. The final day takes you through breathtaking scenery to the smart resort of Cortina, famed for skiing but best seen in its panoramic bowl in the summer. You'll end your holiday fitter, but supremely satisfied. Walked by On Foot staff: Simon, helped by Mark, and Mary
Have a look at Carolyn Wilkins' 2015 trip photos here!
NB: Night 3 is in a mountain refuge and you'll need to carry your overnight things with you while your luggage will go on to Misurina, your next overnight stop. As the transfer times from the nearest airports are quite long, we suggest you add a night in the town nearest your arrival/departure airport. Contact us for advice.
5 nights (mandatory in early and late season - check dates with us): miss Refuge night (night 3), "Day 3" walk and half "Day 4" walk.
Alternative 5 nights (any season): miss night one and the "Day 2" walk.
Self-Guiding introduction by Isabelle (subject to her availability) - accompanying you on your first one or two walking days, or guiding services for whole walking route. See "Prices".