Cortina d'Ampezzo in summer
Cortina d'Ampezzo lies in a circular-shaped basin: an amphitheater from which to admire the mountains that surround it. She is the Queen of The Dolomites for its landscape, tourist and image heritage. Olympic city and privileged place of the dolce vita, it has been a showcase of exclusivity and style for over a century. Cortina is the ideal destination for an active, adventurous holiday.
Sport and movement, in a large natural gym: over 400 kilometers of trails, all signposted, for hiking, trekking, nordic walking.
Sport and the mountains of Cortina
Here they are The Tofane the most majestic massif that surrounds the Ampezzo basin, extend on the western side of the valley with three main peaks that exceed 3000m. Cima Tofana can be easily reached by taking the “freccia nel cielo” cableway which starts near the Olympic stadium.
Along the Tofane you can find trails of various lengths and difficulties ideal for hikers, from low-altitude walks to more complex trails such as the Giro del Col Rosà, a ring itinerary with the possibility of visiting the waterfalls or "Gola di Fanes" of Fanes or to the natural cave of Tofana di Rozes up to the via ferratas. These include Punta Anna which leads to the top of Tofana di Mezzo and the Lipella ferrata which allows you to reach the top of Tofana di Rozes, for lovers of Climbing here a labyrinth of fantastic walls opens up.
From the center of Cortina, with a splendid view over the Ampezzo valley, you can take the cable car up to the Mount Faloria, from where even an inexperienced hiker can descend towards the valley among the scents and colors of the mountain. Lovers of bare rock will find the “Crepo Longo” gym with 30 routes and the spectacular Sci Club 18 via ferrata. The excursion to the Sorapis lake, where the rocks fall vertically into the emerald waters.
Il Cristallo, with its 3221 meters, it is one of the most majestic mountains of the Dolomites. It closes the Ampezzo valley to the north and offers routes ranging from simple walks to challenging via ferratas such as Ivan Dibona and Marino Bianchi.
With the ski lifts it is possible to reach the Forcella Staunies at an altitude of 2932m. The Mietres area is characterized by large meadows and woods and is ideal for relaxing walks in the midst of unspoiled nature.
Il Lagazuoi-5 Towers offers mountain bike trails and hiking trails of historical interest, climbing walls, challenging itineraries with large crossings at high altitude between lunar landscapes and peaks that at sunset are tinged with the characteristic color of the enrosadira.
On these mountains there is the Museum of the Great War with paths that retrace the trenches, walkways, posts and tunnels of the First World War.
With 108 marked climbing routes, the 5 Towers are the most important rock climbing wall in the area. The top of the Nuvolao is a panoramic point of great interest, the destination of an easy excursion. The Federa lake reflecting the image of the Becco di Mezzodì, the noon hand of Cortina.
Those who suffer the magical charm of rocky walls, gullies, ridges and towers but do not have the technical skills
enough to tackle a climb, you can test yourself in one of the 29 life ferrate. Just a little hiking experience, no dizziness and specific equipment are enough to satisfy your desire for verticality. In its vertical dimension, it is intoxicating, among pinnacles, spiers and towers that rise from the green mountain pastures. The Ampezzo Dolomites, with 6 peaks that exceed 3000m: a paradise for lovers of vertical sports.
Mountain Bike and Downhill
During the summer season the Queen of the Dolomites gets on the saddle and turns into Bike resorts. Guaranteed fun for families, beginners and amateurs but above all for enthusiasts and agonists. 700 km of marked trails, numbered and signposted routes, maps, altimeters and detailed descriptions, road book and GPS downloadable from the site. In addition, Bike-hotels with specific services, Bike-refuges, bike instructors and accompanying persons, rentals, sports shops with a large assortment for each sporting technique and a single BIKE PASS for all ski lifts.
Il Cortina Bike Park it is the first park Downhill official of the entire province of Belluno. Four tracks for a total of 7.680 meters, all made within the splendid natural scenery of Col Drusciè, along the slopes of the Tofane. Ideal place for downhill diehards, it counts 3 routes of different length and difficulty equipped with trampolines for jumps and technical passages in the woods. They range from black reserved for more experienced riders to red where enthusiasts can have fun developing their skills. The first track is 2.800 m long with an average gradient of 21% and a maximum of 70. The second track has the same length with a slightly higher average gradient (26%) and a maximum of 61%. The third measures 980 m for a 21% average gradient and a 63% maximum gradient.
Golf in Cortina
Cortina Golf is developed in the area near the historic driving range of the Hotel Miramonti Majestic where, since the XNUMXs, players from all over the world have practiced on the tees at the foot of Mount Faloria. The nine-hole course, designed by Peter Harradine and Silvio Bernardi, is totally surrounded by greenery. Along the way you can admire the peaks that frame Cortina. Indeed, here each hole bears the name of the mountain that can be seen looking upwards. Playing in the spaces of the new Ampezzo pitch does not only mean being able to try your hand along a high-level technical course, but also being able to enjoy a unique panorama in the world and a territory that carefully preserves all the characteristics of the Alpine meadows of the Dolomites.
Summer holidays Cortina d'Ampezzo
If you are considering a summer holiday in Cortina d'Ampezzo, below you can find useful links to find hotels and holiday apartments.
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The best offers in the mountains in summer, in hotels, bed and breakfasts or holiday apartments