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Thursday 03rd January | Posted by Heather Bamber
From the dreaming meadows of the south Tyrol to the towering spires of Tre Cime, our self-guided walk in the Dolomites of northern Italy is one of our favourites. And now it’s even better, with improvements to the route for 2019.
World War I has been especially in our minds in recent months, and reminders of the conflict are still very much evident in this part of Europe, particularly in the high country. We have extended our standard route to include a circular walk from Cortina, where you can discover reminders of battles between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies in this unforgiving terrain. Climb via a pretty path up from the Falzarego Pass, through the dramatic Col de Bos, and up to the Lagazuoi refuge. The open-air museum at Lagazuoi is well worth the climb, with huts, tunnels and trenches to explore. The views across the valley to 5 Torri are tremendous, too.
One of our goals at On Foot is to create walks that don’t involve transfers mid-route, and we’ve now found the missing link from Misurina to Cortina, through lovely woodland and along winding mountain paths. This means the whole route can be achieved under your own steam. There are still shortening options using buses or a chairlift if you feel like taking it a bit easier.
Follow this link for more details, or give us a call to find out more from our staff who have walked the route.