• On a hike with a view of Mount Pomagnon in the Dolomites near Cortina d'Ampezzo
    On a hike with a view of Mount Pomagnon in the Dolomites near Cortina d'Ampezzo Photo: Karin Jähne, Adobe Stock

Hikes in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Veneto, Italy

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Cortina d'Ampezzo, also called the Pearl of the Dolomites, is one of the most beautiful hiking areas in Italy. Nestled in a valley at 1,224 metres above sea level, you can experience hiking tours in a magnificent natural setting with six of the most impressive three-thousand-metre peaks of the Ampezzo Dolomites.

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The 10 most beautiful hikes in Cortina d'Ampezzo

In der Forcella Lagazuoi
Hiking trail · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Around the Great Lagazuoi
Premium content Difficulty difficult
6.8 km
3:00 h
332 m
888 m
Hike along historic paths through the wild rocky landscape of the Fanes Group
Blick auf die Cinque Torri
Hiking trail · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
5 Torri, tour in an open-air museum
Premium content Difficulty easy
1 km
0:40 h
54 m
54 m
Short tour through the open-air museum at 5 Torri with many historical replicas of the 1st World War.
Die Felstürme der Cinque Torri mit der Croda da Lago-Gruppe im Hintergrund
Hiking trail · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Rifugio Nuvolau and Cinque Torri
Premium content Difficulty moderate
9.9 km
4:15 h
599 m
599 m
A mountain hut on the summit of the Nuvolau with breathtaking views and the bizarre rock formation of the Cinque Torri are the highlights of this beautiful mountain tour.
Die beeindruckende, 800 m hohe Südwand der Tofana di Rozes
Hiking trail · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Circumnavigation of the Tofana di Rozes
Premium content Difficulty moderate
10.4 km
5:30 h
1,169 m
1,169 m
Spectacular landscape impressions make the circuit around the Dolomite giant of the Tofana di Rozes, with its 800 m vertical south face rising into the sky, rightly a hiking classic in the Ampezzo Dolomites.
Das Rifugio Croda da Lago liegt malerisch am Lago Federa.
Hiking trail · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Around the Croda da Lago
Premium content Difficulty moderate
12.1 km
5:00 h
848 m
848 m
The circular trail around the wildly jagged Croda da Lago delights with magnificent rocky scenery and the enchanting mountain lake Lago di Federa.
Sorapis See
Hiking trail · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
recommended route Difficulty moderate
12.7 km
3:45 h
639 m
631 m
Erlebnisreiche Wanderung zu einem der schönsten Bergseen in den Dolomiten: dem Sorapis-See. Die Karibik der Dolomiten, weil der See eine derart türkisblaue Farbe hat, dass es schon kitschig wirkt.
Lago di Braies
Hiking trail · Hochpustertal
Lago di Braies (Pragser Wildsee) to Rifugio Sennes
recommended route Difficulty moderate
9.7 km
5:00 h
942 m
299 m
Walk from Lago di Braies (Pragser Wildsee) to Rifugio Sennes via Rifugio Biella on the Alta Via 1. 
Monte Lagazuoi
Hiking trail · Kronplatz
Rifugio Fanes to Rifugio Lagazuoi
recommended route Difficulty difficult
11.8 km
5:10 h
1,100 m
413 m
Walk from Rifugio Fanes to Refugio Lagazuoi via Passo Tadega and Forcella del Lago - an undulating day with spectacular views ending at the ‘Museo all’aparto della Grande Guerra’.
forcella del diavolo
Hiking trail · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Dolomitenhöhenweg Nr. 9 Teil 5
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 6
16.6 km
7:08 h
1,517 m
1,341 m
Vom Rifugio Son Forca zum Passo Rolle auf die Forc. Popena zum Lago Misurina, Aufstieg auf den Col Varda, über den Bonacossasteig auf die Forcella del Diavolo zum Rifugio Fonda Savio
Wildromantische Almhütten auf Fodara Vedla
Hiking trail · Dolomites
Almenwanderung hoch über Pederü
recommended route Difficulty moderate
14 km
5:00 h
900 m
900 m
Rundwanderung über die Senneshütte und Fodara Vedla
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Cortina d'Ampezzo is this beautiful

This charming, internationally renowned winter sports resort seems to have taken the term La Dolce Vita literally to heart, because here, in the midst of the magical world of the Dolomites, you will find everything that belongs to the true Italian way of life: exclusivity, fashion, narrow streets with cosy cafés and a large portion of pleasure. In short: Cortina d'Ampezzo is the epitome of the Italian way of life. This is rounded off by the quite appropriate contrast with nature and the indescribably beautiful hiking trails. If you enjoy this exciting contrast, then you have come to exactly the right place.

Tourist Information · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Cortina Turismo
Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi

The Queen of the Dolomites.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo - Pleasure hiking between peaks and mountain lakes

No other hiking region has as much to offer in terms of scenery as Cortina d'Ampezzo. Here you will be immersed in a colourful landscape of mighty, partly snow-covered peaks against a steel-blue sky, turquoise mountain lakes, dense forests, mighty canyons and roaring waterfalls. You can hardly get enough of the magnificent natural spectacles that are offered to you here on the varied hikes.

And the hiking trails and paths that wind through the beautiful region in the north-east of the province of Veneto are just as varied. You will also find peace and tranquillity here on the panoramic hikes through unspoilt nature. You will encounter fragrant, colourful mountain meadows, babbling brooks and enchanted springs on the picturesque hiking tours in the Cortina d'Ampezzo region.

Torri Open Air Museum Round - the ideal beginner's tour

This easy tour to the Cinque Torri is perfect for a family hike. You should definitely combine this easy, approximately one-kilometre-long hike with a visit to the nearby open-air museum. For a cosy stop on the way, the rustic mountain hut Rifugio Scoiattoli is worth a visit, where you can enjoy delicious pasta, homemade minestrone or other typical Italian culinary delicacies after your hike.

Hike to Lake Sorapis - natural wonder in the Dolomites

A very special highlight on hiking tours around Cortina d'Ampezzo is the hike from Passo Tre Croci to the magical Sorapis Lake. Its breathtakingly turquoise colour also gave it the nickname "Caribbean of the Dolomites". In the past, Lago di Sorapis was considered an insider's tip, but today it is a much sought-after tourist attraction, so we recommend that you start hiking very early in order to fully enjoy the special magic of what is probably the most beautiful mountain lake in the region.

Tip: If you don't want to hike all the way up, you can take the Faloria cable car for the first part of the way.

Leisure fun and outdoor fun

What can you do in Cortina d'Ampezzo?


In addition to wonderful hiking trails, Cortina d'Ampezzo can also boast many other outdoor activities. How about a very special experience, such as a husky-dog trekking? In fact, the sled dogs of the ski village also need to be exercised in summer. A trekking tour of the local International Mushing Sleddog School is a wonderful adventure for the whole family. We also recommend a visit to the high ropes course of the Adventure Park Adrenalin Center Cortina. The open-air museum at the foot of the Cinque Torri provides an impressive overview of the battles in the Dolomites during the First World War, and in Cortina d'Ampezzo you can relax with a cup of coffee in the town centre.


Lago di Sorapis (Cortina d' Ampezzo) by dimit
September 14, 2022 · Community
Great hike. But it’s ridiculous to categorise it as a light hike. Medium at least. Not because of the length or altitude difference, but because of the complexity of the track.
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15km Pragser Wildsee - Pederü | Die schönste Tagestour '22 by Lettnerhof
August 21, 2022 · Community
When did you do this route? July 19, 2022
Walk to Malga Ra Stua by Stefano
August 03, 2022 · Community
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