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Day Walks in the Dolomites

50 short walks and all-day hikes in the Italian Dolomites

Guide to day walks in the Italian Dolomites. The 50 graded walks range from short leisurely strolls to full-day high-mountain expeditions, each designed to fit into a single day. The Dolomites offer fantastic walking from June to September and can easily be reached from Verona, Treviso, Venice and Innsbruck airports.


July-September best for walking with good conditions and all lifts, public transport and huts open. Low altitude routes from May if winter snowfall has been light; paths are quiet in October


Cortina d'Ampezzo, San Vito di Cadore, Sesto, Misurina, La Villa, Ortisei, Alpe di Siusi, Vigo di Fassa, Passo di Costalunga, San Martino di Castrozza, Alleghe, Forno di Zoldo, Madonna di Campiglio


Selection of walking routes from Grade 1 simple strolls, Grade 2 routes over rocky mountain terrain requiring some experience and fitness, to challenging Grade 3, sometimes with a little exposure and extra distance. Some routes contain aided sections.

Must See

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Brenta Dolomites, Civetta; old smuggler's route Viel del Pan, high altitude Piz Boè circuit; Ammonite fossils on Puez-Odle and dinosaur tracks on the Pelmo; sparkling lakes Carezza, Misurina and Sorapiss; alpine wildflowers; marmots, chamois, ibex, birds of prey
14 Apr 2023
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.45cm

Guidebook to 50 day walks in the Dolomites, showcasing the best mountain routes in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in northeastern Italy. The Dolomites offer fantastic walking from June to September and can easily be reached from Verona, Treviso, Venice and Innsbruck.

Including easy, moderate and strenuous hut-supported walks, the routes range from 2–13 miles (3–21km), each designed to fit into a single day. They centre around key bases such as Cortina d'Ampezzo, San Vito di Cadore, Sesto and Misurina.

  • 1:50,000 maps included for each walk
  • Advice on access, refreshments and public transport
  • Highlights include Tri Cime di Lavaredo, Pelmo and Marmolada
  • Listing of rifuges and accommodation providers
  • GPX files available to download

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By Gillian Price

Gillian Price has trekked throughout Asia and the Himalayas, but now lives in Venice. 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.

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