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Dolomites

If you like to breathe in the mountain air, then the Dolomites are the right place for you. It's no wonder that the Dolomites are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After all, the rugged landscape cannot be compared with conventional mountain landscapes, but has something unique about it. This uniqueness characterizes the beauty of the Dolomites.

 
18/08/2020

dear(travel)diary,

Bene and I planned our vacation this year very spontaneously. We decided to take a short road trip through Austria and northern Italy, as this seemed the easiest option due to coronavirus. I got some inspiration for the stops on Instagram and marked them in Google Maps to create our route. I was particularly pleased when I saw on the map that three great stops were very close to each other. Lake Braies, the Three Peaks and Lake Sorapis are all in the Dolomites. And they are no more than 30 minutes' drive from each other. So the Dolomites were the destination of our road trip!

xx Chiara

 

Good to know:


Where to Sleep

As wild camping is generally prohibited in Italy, we had originally considered staying in mountain huts. Unfortunately, the Dreizinnen hut was already fully booked and we had no luck at Lake Sorapiss either. Instead, we ended up in a cute hotel on the beautiful Lago di Misurina - the Hotel Sorapiss. The hotel is ideally located for excursions to the Three Peaks or Lake Sorapissee. Our room was clean, we had a balcony with a view of the lake and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast, which was included in the price, was also very tasty and the staff were friendly! So we were very satisfied, even though the hotel was significantly cheaper than the surrounding hotels when we booked. A real stroke of luck!

Of course, there are also several campsites in the area. Just have a look at Park4Night!


Where to Eat

We had breakfast at the hotel every morning. Breakfast consisted of a buffet with lots of tasty treats. We then had delicious savory pastries for lunch. We bought these from the bakery in the small supermarket in Misurina before our trip. In the evening, pizza and pasta were of course a must. We came across Pizzeria Edelweiss on Trip Advisor, which is apparently very popular. We also really enjoyed the pizza there! Alternatively, the Hotel Sorapiss offers dinner in its restaurant. However, we didn't try it out.


Costs

We were only in the Dolomites for a short time, which is why our costs were limited, here is an overview:

  • 2 nights at the Hotel Sorapiss incl. breakfast: 282€
  • Tre Crime di Lavaredo road toll: 30€
  • Drinks at Tre Crime di Lavaredo hut: 7€
  • Pizza & drinks for two: 20€
  • Shopping: 21€
  • Toll: 3€

The best moments are unplanned!

On our road trips, we always experience beautiful moments when we don't plan them. This was also the case in the Dolomites. In addition to our planned excursions to Lake Sorapis, the Three Peaks and Lake Braies, we kept coming across spectacular nature. We stopped here and there to enjoy the impressive views and the fresh air. It was too beautiful!

One of these stops was Lago di Landro. The lake is certainly less spectacular than Lake Prague or Lake Sorapis. Nevertheless, the lake has its own beauty. The view of the mountains of the Cristallo group is particularly beautiful! If you want to spend a little more time at Lago di Landro, you can sit on the shore of the lake, take a walk around the lake or let off steam in the adjacent climbing garden!

Lago di Misurina, a beautiful mountain lake in the Dolomites, was also not on our radar before our trip. A small tourist resort has developed around the lake. There are a few hotels, a small supermarket and a few restaurants and bars. Nevertheless, the place doesn't seem too crowded and exudes a certain tranquillity thanks to the lake. You can not only take a short walk by the lake, but also set off on a few hikes from here. One hike, for example, leads to the Forcella del Diavolo past the Plan degli Spirit and the Refugio Fonda Savio.


I have put together a list of all the places on Google Maps.

You can find the list here.


From the community for the community

Tips of the community


"The Dolomites are my absolute favorite place, so I have lots of tips: Geisler Spitzen, Villnösser Tal, Peitlerkofel, Tullen, Seiser Alm, Rosengarten, Schlern, Kronplatz, Rodenecker Alm, Lüsener Alm, Villanderer Alm, Plose, Mühlbach in Pustertal, Seekofel at Pragser Wildsee, St. Martin in Thurn and and and and..."

alpenjourney

"I found Bolzano totally beautiful! There's a cable car there with a great view of the massif!"

vivienlara


Do you have a tip for the Dolomites? Or a suggestion for the blog? Or would you like more information about the region?

Then write me!