A popular guidebook to short walks in the Dolomites of north east Italy. The guide describes 50 walks, graded from easy to strenuous, and varying in length from 5 km strolls to 20km full-day expeditions. The Dolomites are suitable for summer walking, and the mountains are easily accessible, just across the border from Austria and easily reached from Verona, Treviso, Venice and Innsbruck airports.
The Dolomites are blessed with vast forests, high-altitude rocky landscapes and seas of beautiful wildflowers and the range is now a designated Unesco World Heritage Site encompassing a national park - Parco Nazionale Dolomiti Bellunesi - and several other protected areas. Highlights include the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the Civetta, the Piz Boe circuit on the Sella massif and the Sentiero delle Odle. This guide offers something for every walking ability and preference, and includes all the background and planning information you need to plan a trip, including an Italian-German-English glossary and a list of accommodation providers and websites and details of all rifugios on or near the routes.
Gillian Price was born in England but has lived in Venice for many years. Gillian has steadily explored the mountain ranges of Italy, and now Corsica, and brought them to life for visitors in a series of outstanding guides for Cicerone. She is an active member of the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and Mountain Wilderness.
Map key Overview map Introduction The Dolomites Geology Plants and flowers Wildlife Protected areas Getting there Local transport Information When to go Accommodation Food and drink What to take Maps Dos and don'ts Emergencies Using this guide WALKS Walk 1 Lago di Braies Walk 2 Rifugio Biella and Croda del Becco Walk 3 Picco di Vallandro and Monte Specie Walk 4 Alpe di Sennes Circuit Walk 5 Landro to Cortina on the Old Railway Line Walk 6 Torre dei Scarperi Circuit Walk 7 Croda Rossa di Sesto Traverse Walk 8 The Val Fiscalina Tour Walk 9 The Tre Cime di Lavaredo Loop Walk 10 Through the Cadini di Misurina Walk 11 Monte Piana Walk 12 Val Popena Alta Walk 13 Rifugio Vandelli Traverse Walk 14 Val d'Oten Walk 15 Rifugio Padova to Rifugio Tita Barba Walk 16 The Pramper Circuit Walk 17 The Civetta's Northwestern Flank Walk 18 The Pelmo Tour Walk 19 Round the Croda da Lago Walk 20 The Cinque Torri Walk 21 Up the Nuvolau Walk 22 Skirting the Tofana di Rozes Walk 23 The Lagazuoi Tunnels Walk 24 The Kaiserjager Route Walk 25 Round the Settsass Walk 26 Col di Lana Walk 27 Santa Croce Sanctuary Walk 28 Sass de Putia Walk 29 Sentiero delle Odle Walk 30 The Rasciesa Ridge Walk 31 Across the Puez-Odle Altopiano Walk 32 The Bullaccia Walk 33 Castel Presule Walk 34 Alpe di Siusi and Rifugio Bolzano Walk 35 Val Ciamin Walk 36 The Inner Catinaccio Walk 37 Sentiero del Masare Walk 38 The Latemar Labyrinth and Lago di Carezza Walk 39 Circumnavigating the Sassolungo-Sassopiatto Walk 40 Piz Boe and the Sella Walk 41 Viel del Pan Walk 42 The Sass d'Adam Crest Walk 43 The Marmolada and Punta Serauta Walk 44 Rifugio Falier in Valle Ombretta Walk 45 Rifugio Mulaz Walk 46 On the Pale di San Martino Altopiano Walk 47 Val Canali and Rifugio Treviso Walk 48 Monte Pavione Walk 49 The Brenta Dolomites Tour Walk 50 Val d'Ambiez APPENDIX A Route summary table APPENDIX B Italian-German-English glossary APPENDIX C Accommodation APPENDIX D Further reading