Walking in the Dolomites – Italy
Walking in the Dolomites and Cortina d’Ampezzo.
We will be staying in the small picturesque town of Cortina d’Ampezzo –“Queen of the Dolomites”. This is on the official list of Best of The Alps – Classic Mountain Resorts. You would also be forgiven for thinking you were in Austria. This town has a very Austrian Alpine feel to it and Austrian is also a recognized language here.
The Dolomites are a Mountain Range located in North eastern Italy, they are part of the Southern Limestone Alps. They are an incredible range of high peaks of a red, golden, white colour rock in the sun. Below them is a contrast of bright lush green meadows and pine woods.
There are a great variety of walks to choose from the lowland forest and meadow walks to high reaching peaks, glacial valleys and lakes.
The Dolomites, also known as the “Pale Mountains”, take their name from the carbonate rock dolomite, itself named for 18th-century French mineralogist Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu (1750–1801), who was the first to describe the mineral.
We have chosen the walks that would suit a mixed group of fitness levels but at the same time also high-light many of the great scenic locations and vistas in this region of Italy.