An easy, popular trail leads around the iconic Tre Cime to the rifugio Locatelli, with gorgeous views throughout. Return via a lesser traveled, trail that completes a circuit of the peaks.
Cortina d’Ampezzo is surrounded by beautiful hikes, but perhaps the most famous is the classic hike to the Tre Cime, called Drei Zinnen in German. It’s not going to be a remote walk - the Tre Cime are like the Matterhorn to the Dolomites - well photographed and admired the world over. You’ve probably seen them on posters and calendars around the Dolomites, and they are very handsome. Three sheer towers standing side-by-side that top out at 2999 meters.
This hike starts and finishes with a longish bus or taxi, so there is some travel time to account for and return schedules to keep an eye on. But this is a classic walk, a beautiful, striking mountain, and a nice way to spend a day around Cortina.
You can stop for lunch at rifugio Locatelli at the half-way point. or at Langalm just past that.
Rest stopsRifugio Auronzo
Drei Zinnen Hütte
Hut Grava Longa/Langalm
Tips and hints
If it rains... There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this hike in the rain, at least to Locatelli and back. You are above tree line and exposed to the elements, but the trail to the hut is easy to follow and never difficult. In bad visibility, you might skip the loop trip back, as trail markers can be pretty sparse along that route, and choose to do an out-and-back hike instead.
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