Marmolada View

Ultimate Guide to Marmolada | Photos, Tips & Is It Worth It?

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Marmolada, also called the Queen of the Dolomites, is the tallest mountain in the Dolomites. A series of cable cars zips you to the top, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Dolomites. In this guide, we cover how to visit Marmolada, the best things to do while you are here, and whether or not Marmolada is worth it. …

Alpe di Siusi

Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm) in Summer: Things to Do, Photos & Tips

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Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm in German) is the highest alpine meadow in Europe. This lush, green meadow is located in the Dolomites of Italy. Cabins, rifugios, and hotels dot the landscape. Hiking trails and biking trails run along the hillsides, connecting the small villages. And Sassolungo, with its jagged, rocky peaks, looms over the area. There are lots of …

Where to Stay Dolomites

Where to Stay in the Dolomites 2023: Best Locations & Hotels

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One of the most important (and sometimes the most challenging) things to decide when planning a trip to the Dolomites is where to stay. On a map, the Dolomites may not look all that large. But the narrow winding roads and multiple mountain passes make it slow going when driving through the Dolomites. It can take as much as two …

Northern Italy Itinerary

Northern Italy Itinerary: Venice, Dolomites, Verona & Lake Como

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For those who want to combine a few Italian cities with some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, you’ll love this northern Italy itinerary. After a few days in Venice, you’ll spend four days exploring the Dolomites, a world-class hiking destination filled with some of the best outdoor scenery in all of Europe. Not a big hiker? Not to …

Dolomites

Ultimate Dolomites Itinerary: Best of the Dolomites from 1 to 10 Days

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If you are planning your Dolomites itinerary, there is an overwhelming amount of information to process…both on the internet and in guidebooks. We want to simplify that for you. In this guide, we share with you the top experiences in the Dolomites, how to organize them day-by-day, and then how to put this all together to create your perfect Dolomites …

Seceda Dolomites Italy

Best Way to Visit Seceda (with Little to No Hiking)

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Seceda is one of the most popular viewpoints in the Dolomites. From the summit of Seceda, you can look out across the jagged, slanting pinnacles that makes this viewpoint so famous. One of the best things about visiting Seceda is that very little hiking is required. A cable car whisks you to the summit, eliminating what would be a very …

Dolomites Things To Do

Best Things to Do in the Dolomites (With Little to No Hiking)

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The Dolomites are one of the best places in the world to go hiking. But what if you don’t want to go hiking. Is it still worth visiting the Dolomites if you never plan to set foot on a hiking trail? Yes!! In this guide, we cover the best things to do in the Dolomites that involve little to no …

Forcella Ambrizzola

How to Plan a Trip to the Dolomites: Things to Know Before You Go

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The Dolomites. This is where jagged pinnacles of rock soar into the sky, mountain huts and cabins dot the green, rolling hills, cable cars whisk hikers and skiers to the highest mountain peaks, and hiking trails connect small hamlets and towns. Located in northeast Italy, the Dolomites are one of the most beautiful places to visit in Europe. For many …

Lago di Braies Dolomites

How to Visit Lago di Braies (HELPFUL Tips & Photos)

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Lago di Braies (Pragser Wildsee) is one of the most popular places to visit in the Dolomites. This crystal-clear aquamarine lake, with its dramatic mountainous backdrop, easy walking trail, and rowboats, has long been attracting visitors. Recently, it has become even more famous, since it is the filming site for an Italian TV show, Un Passo dal Cielo. If you …

Best Dolomites Hikes

15 Epic Day Hikes in the Dolomites (RANKED!!)

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The Dolomites are one of our favorite places in the world to go hiking. This area is truly a hiker’s paradise. Hike to the highest peaks, to picturesque alpine lakes, and to jaw-dropping viewpoints. In this guide, we list 15 of the best hikes in the Dolomites…15 wonderful adventures to add to your trip to this beautiful corner of Italy.About …

Geisler Odle Group Photo

How to Hike the Adolf Munkel Weg to Geisler Alm

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The Adolf Munkel Weg is a point-to-point hiking trail that runs along the Odle/Geisler mountain group in Val di Funes. This hike is on the longer side (13 km) and since it is point-to-point, you will have to use public transportation or do some extra hiking to get back to the starting point. We shortened the hike, turning it into …

Lago Federa Photo

Croda da Lago Circuit Hike (+ Lago Federa & Forcella Ambrizzola)

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The Croda da Lago Circuit is one of the most underrated hikes that we did in the Dolomites. With a beautiful walk through the woods, a visit to an alpine lake (Lago Federa), close up views of Croda da Lago, and panoramic views of the Dolomites, the scenery is constantly changing, making this one of the most interesting trails in …

Best Dolomites Hike

How to Hike to the Cadini di Misurina Viewpoint (Map, Photos & Helpful Tips)

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The hike to the Cadini di Misurina viewpoint is one of our favorite short hikes in the Dolomites. This is a gorgeous hike every step of the way, with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, a unique view of the “backside” of Tre Cime di Lavaredo, and of course, an awesome view of the Cadini di Misurina. We did this …

Rifugio Nuvolau Hike

How to Hike to Rifugio Averau and Rifugio Nuvolau

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For jaw-dropping views of the Dolomites, and drinks (or a meal) with a view, it’s hard to beat Rifugio Nuvolau. The only way to get here is by hiking, and along the way, you will pass by Rifugio Averau and the Cinque Torri. Rifugio Nuvalou sits on top Mount Nuvolau. At an elevation of 2,575 meters (8,500 feet), you have …

How to Hike Cinque Torri

How to Hike the Cinque Torri (Map, Photos & Best Viewpoints)

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The Cinque Torri is one of the most recognizable rock formations in the Dolomites. It is a popular hiking and rock climbing destination, but it is also an open-air war museum, with trenches and bunkers that remain from World War I. Hiking around the Cinque Torri is one of the easiest and most beautiful hikes that we did in the …

Lago Sorapis Hiking Guide

Ultimate Guide to Lago di Sorapis: Trail Routes, Helpful Tips, & Photos

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Lago di Sorapis (Lake Sorapis) is one of the most popular hikes in the Dolomites. Located just outside of Cortina d’Ampezzo, this aquamarine lake attracts hundreds of hikers every day during the summer months. The vast majority of people hike out-and-back to Lago di Sorapis on the main trail. What many people don’t know is that you can turn this …

Best Hikes in Europe

Best Hikes in Europe: Our 20 Favorite Day Hikes

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Europe is one of our favorite places to go hiking. There’s no better way to explore the dramatic and varied landscapes here, from the snow-capped Alps to coastal trails to the remote, volcanic interior of Iceland. In this guide we list 20 of the best hikes in Europe, 20 amazing ways to explore this beautiful continent. About the Hikes on …

Beautiful Places to Visit in Europe

30 Beautiful Places to Visit in Europe (+ Map and Photos)

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It is no secret that Europe is filled with beautiful places to visit. With its grand cities, fairytale-like towns, soaring mountain ranges, and gorgeous beaches, there is a seemingly endless list of gorgeous places to explore. Whether you are planning your next trip to Europe, or just trying to figure out where to travel to next, here are 30 beautiful …