Guidebook

7 Unmissable Hikes in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Explore some of the most iconic and spectacular locations in the Dolomites through uplands, hidden valleys, and enchanted forests.

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Description

In this guidebook you'll find a selection of must-do hikes to experience the warm welcome and traditional aromas of Cortina’s mountain lodges and huts, and admire the many panoramic viewpoints looking onto the magnificent Dolomitic peaks and the Ampezzo valley.

Many of these routes are inside the Ampezzo Dolomites Natural Park, an 11,200-hectare area that enables you to enjoy a wide range of alpine landscapes of great naturalistic interest and habitats with a high degree of biodiversity, amongst the richest and least contaminated of the Dolomites. Indeed, the park is home to many animal species, including little owls and chamois.

Walk under the majestic Tofana di Rozes, go through hidden valleys between Mount Cristallo and Pomagagnon, look at your reflection in the water of the beautiful Lake Federa, or take a comfortable cable car all the way up to Mount Faloria. In Cortina, you are spoilt for choice.

Gores de Federa

Gores de Federa

Cortina d'Ampezzo
2 - 3 hrs
6.8 km
480 m
479 m
A nice hike through trees, bridges and little waterfalls ending at the wonderful pasture of Federa.
Moderate
Private
Hike in the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites: Malga ra Stua and Rifugio Biella

Hike in the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites: Malga ra Stua and Rifugio Biella

Cortina d'Ampezzo
4 - 5 hrs
14.5 km
813 m
813 m
A trail in the heart of the Ampezzo Dolomites Natural Park to experience a variety of Alpine landscapes
Moderate
Private
Sotecordes hike

Sotecordes hike

Cortina d'Ampezzo
2 - 3 hrs
7.6 km
489 m
489 m
A circular walk under the majestic Tofana di Rozes, with enchanting views, history and nature
Moderate
Private
A walk to Forcella Zumèles and Val Padeon

A walk to Forcella Zumèles and Val Padeon

Cortina d'Ampezzo
2 - 3 hrs
9.5 km
499 m
706 m
After a section running through a larch forest, the route climbs up to a gully with fine views over the Ampezzo valley, and then continues in a hidden valley between Cristallo and Pomagagnon
Moderate
Private
A walk in the Mandres Larch Forest

A walk in the Mandres Larch Forest

Cortina d'Ampezzo
1 - 2 hrs
4.4 km
266 m
266 m
An easy walk that takes you to less familiar locations in Cortina, going through a verdant larch forest.
Easy
Private
Hike of the Man of Mondeval and Federa Lake

Hike of the Man of Mondeval and Federa Lake

Cortina d'Ampezzo
3 - 4 hrs
12.1 km
350 m
978 m
A panoramic walk between the Giau Pass and Lake Federa
Easy
Private
Val Orita Hike

Val Orita Hike

Cortina d'Ampezzo
2 - 3 hrs
7.5 km
162 m
1,058 m
A panoramic circular hike starting and ending in the centre of Cortina, going up Monte Faloria, and down through the Val Orita valley
Moderate
Private