Guidebook

A Week's Worth of Beautiful Easy Hikes Near Cortina

Explore the maze of wonderful easy trails around the capital of the Dolomites.

Charlie Boscoe

Description

Arriving in Cortina d'Ampezzo can be a little overwhelming - the unique Dolomitic limestone peaks are huge and imposing, the valleys deep and green, and the town itself buzzing with life. It's hard to believe that in amongst all the eye-popping scenery there's a myriad of easy trails suitable for the whole family.

These routes - which were created by the local tourist board - find a way through the epic Dolomites peaks without requiring anything more than a little effort. There's no scrambling required, and none of the trails go through any serious terrain, so these are great routes for enthusing kids and allowing them to understand the joys of hiking for themselves.

Some of the routes start from carparks, others use the extensive network of cable cars and chairlifts to access high terrain. Needless to say, all of the hikes offer world-class scenery, typically good Italian eateries and the unique ambience for which the Dolomites are so famous.

If that list sounds good but you'd like to combine it with a tough challenge - the Cortina Tourist Board have covered for that too!

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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
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
Lake Ghedina

Lake Ghedina

Cortina d'Ampezzo
1 - 2 hrs
7.0 km
74 m
634 m
An easy walk through forests and Alpine grassland, reaching the banks of the lovely Lake Ghedina.
Easy
Private
Walk from the town centre to Campo

Walk from the town centre to Campo

Cortina d'Ampezzo
0 - 1 hrs
4.0 km
100 m
100 m
This easy walk with a minimal vertical distance is ideal for all, and provides unexpected views over Cortina’s grasslands and peaks.
Easy
Private
A walk amongst the Olympic pistes

A walk amongst the Olympic pistes

Cortina d'Ampezzo
1 - 2 hrs
6.0 km
20 m
662 m
A walk in the unique, incredibly beautiful setting of the Tofane mountains, introducing you to the pistes used for the annual Alpine Ski World Cup, the 2021 Alpine World Ski Championships and the 1956 Winter Olympics.
Moderate
Private
A walk to the Forcella Zumeles gully

A walk to the Forcella Zumeles gully

Cortina d'Ampezzo
2 - 3 hrs
8.3 km
131 m
657 m
A panoramic route at the foot of mount Cristallo with views over the whole Ampezzo valley
Moderate
Private
Walk to Rifugio Nuvolau

Walk to Rifugio Nuvolau

Cortina d'Ampezzo
3 - 4 hrs
10.5 km
624 m
624 m
A circular walk to the Ampezzo valley’s first mountain lodge
Moderate
Private