This guidebook describes 25 hut-to-hut treks in the Dolomites of northern Italy, covering 15 regions including Cortina, Sella, Sesto, Marmolada and Latemar. Ranging from 11.3km to 40.8km and from two to four days, the graded routes are suitable for walkers with a reasonable level of fitness and experience of mountain terrain, and some feature exposed sections which demand a good head for heights. This edition includes a number of treks in less frequently visited rugged districts, as well as the more popular trips, all of which take advantage of the region's network of mountain refuges and efficient public transport system, with the majority of routes accessible by public bus.
Detailed route description is presented alongside mapping and stunning colour photography and the guide also suggests alternative access and exit routes, and options for linking routes to create a longer trek. There is plenty of advice to help make the most of a trip as well as background information on the region's geology, plants and wildlife and local cuisine.
The Dolomites - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - are characterised by striking volcanic and sedimentary rock formations. Walking is an ideal way to discover this breathtaking landscape of angular peaks, towering pinnacles and jagged ridges, and the carefully chosen routes in this guide will exhilarate, challenge and inspire.
Gillian Price was born in England but has lived in Venice for many years. Gillian has steadily explored the mountain ranges of Italy, and 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 Preface to the third edition Introduction The Dolomites Geology Plants and flowers Wildlife Getting there Local transport Information When to go Accommodation Food and drink What to take Waymarking and maps Dos and don'ts Emergencies Using this guide Dolomiti Friulane Walk 1 Anello delle Dolomiti Friulane Marmarole Walk 2 Along the Marmarole Dolomiti di Sesto Walk 3 Vallon Popera Walk 4 Tre Cime tour Walk 5 Tre Scarperi tour Fanes-Senes-Braies Walk 6 Croda Rossa tour Walk 7 Sasso della Croce-Cunturines Cortina Dolomites Walk 8 Tofane-Lagazuoi Walk 9 Nuvolau-Cinque Torri Walk 10 Croda da Lago-Pelmo Civetta Walk 11 Civetta tour Dolomiti Bellunesi Walk 12 Cime de Zita traverse Walk 13 Alpi Feltrine Pale di San Martino Walk 14 Palarondatrek Walk 15 Over the Pale di San Martino Marmolada Walk 16 Behind the Marmolada Sella Walk 17 Sella traverse Puez-Odle Walk 18 Around the Puez-Odle Altopiano Walk 19 Odle di Eores Sassopiatto-Sassolungo Walk 20 Sassopiatto-Sassolungo tour Sciliar and Catinaccio Walk 21 Sciliar-Antermoia traverse Walk 22 Catinaccio loop Latemar Walk 23 Latemar traverse Dolomiti di Brenta Walk 24 Western Brenta Walk 25 Eastern Brenta Appendix A Route summary table Appendix B Tourist offices Appendix C Italian-English glossary Appendix D Further reading