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Cortina Dolomiti Ultra Trekking: 7 Epic Days in the Mtns

7 days, 6 nights, 132 km: a unique multi-stage trek to discover the most iconic locations and hidden gems of the Unesco Dolomites

Description

The Cortina Dolomiti Ultra Trekking is a trek of about seven days with six nights in mountain lodges and traditional malga mountain huts, where you can enjoy the many local culinary specialities in the company of mountain lovers. It covers a total distance of about 132 km with a total ascent and descent of over 6,700 m. The trek was designed with the objective of revealing the enchanted locations that are hidden in Cortina and its surroundings, making it possible to experience the Dolomites by hiking from one mountain lodge to the next, walking amongst forests, rivers, malga mountain huts, traditional Ladin villages, lakes and peaks that are part of the Unesco World Heritage: an experience that will remain in your heart for a lifetime.

From the center of Cortina, the trek will lead you to majestic peaks such as Mount Cristallo, Lagazuoi, Cinque Torri and Croda da Lago and you will run alongside numerous alpine lakes: the magnificent Lake Sorapis, Lake Federa, Lake Landro and Lake Bianco. You will also have the opportunity to admire the striking Tre Cime di Lavaredo, walk through the green alpine pastures of Malga Ra Stua and Malga Federa and experience the new Gores de Federa trail, which unwinds between gorges and waterfalls.

You will complete a circular route of about 130 km with approximately 6,700 m height difference, walking amongst Ladin villages, and some of the most beautiful mountains, lakes and rivers in the world.

Cortina Dolomiti Ultra Trekking

Cortina Dolomiti Ultra Trekking

Cortina d'Ampezzo
1 day +
133.1 km
6,576 m
6,578 m
The most iconic locations of the Unesco Dolomites, in a unique multi-stage trek.
Difficult
Private
Stage 1 – From Cortina d’Ampezzo to Rifugio Son Forca

Stage 1 – From Cortina d’Ampezzo to Rifugio Son Forca

Cortina d'Ampezzo
7 - 8 hrs
18.6 km
1,214 m
1,302 m
The first section of the multi-stage “Cortina Dolomiti Ultra Trekking” route, from the centre of Cortina to the mountain lodge Rifugio Son Forca.
Moderate
Private
Stage 2 – From Rifugio Son Forca to Rifugio Città Di Carpi

Stage 2 – From Rifugio Son Forca to Rifugio Città Di Carpi

Cortina d'Ampezzo
5 - 6 hrs
18.4 km
1,210 m
1,299 m
A section that takes you to the mountain lodge Rifugio Città di Carpi, visiting the enchanting Lake Sorapis on the way.
Difficult
Private
Stage 3 – From Rifugio Città di Carpi to Rifugio Lavaredo

Stage 3 – From Rifugio Città di Carpi to Rifugio Lavaredo

Cortina d'Ampezzo
3 - 4 hrs
13.8 km
814 m
595 m
The third stage of the “Cortina Dolomiti Ultra Trekking” route brings you to the famous peaks Tre Cime di Lavaredo and the shores of Lake Misurina.
Moderate
Private
Stage 4 - From Rifugio Lavaredo to Malga Ra Stua

Stage 4 - From Rifugio Lavaredo to Malga Ra Stua

Cortina d'Ampezzo
6 - 7 hrs
25.9 km
794 m
1,454 m
A long but pleasant hike reaching Malga Ra Stua.
Moderate
Private
Stage 5 - From Malga Ra Stua to Rifugio Col Gallina

Stage 5 - From Malga Ra Stua to Rifugio Col Gallina

Cortina d'Ampezzo
6 - 7 hrs
18.7 km
1,245 m
872 m
The fifth day of the “Cortina Dolomiti Ultra Trekking” trek takes you to the mountain lodge Rifugio Col Gallina, and it includes a second variant that simplifies and shortens the route a little, and leads to the mountain lodge Rifugio Dibona.
Moderate
Private
Stage 6 - From Rifugio Col Gallina to Croda da Lago

Stage 6 - From Rifugio Col Gallina to Croda da Lago

Cortina d'Ampezzo
4 - 5 hrs
14.3 km
784 m
795 m
The route continues for the sixth stage to reach the mountain lodge Rifugio Croda da Lago, covering about 14.5 km amidst panoramic views and enchanting blue lakes.
Moderate
Private
Stage 7 - From Rifugio Croda da Lago to the Centre of Cortina

Stage 7 - From Rifugio Croda da Lago to the Centre of Cortina

Cortina d'Ampezzo
3 - 4 hrs
11.9 km
184 m
1,014 m
The last day of the “Cortina Dolomiti Ultra Trekking” trek takes you back to the starting-point in the centre of Cortina d'Ampezzo, after having walked for about 130 km with a total ascent of 6,700 m.
Easy
Private