Holiday in the Dolomites in Summer
The majestic Dolomites play host to an unforgettable alpine experience: The diverse landscape with its jagged peaks, emerald-green meadows, peaceful valleys and idyllic villages is a veritable playground for outdoor enthusiasts.
While in winter, Dolomiti Superski offers vast skiable terrain (ranked among the world’s top ski destinations) for every level, Summer brings exciting outdoor adventure with hiking, mountain biking, road biking, climbing, multiple via ferrata routes, sky running, running and golf.
Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park
The mountains of Fanes circle a vast amphitheatre of undulating pastures. Here you will find multiple easy but satisfying hiking trails, and a number of peaks can be summited for breathtaking views. Famous sites include the Armentara Meadows, a small but highly diverse area with an impressive variety of floral species. The Fanes High Alpine Pasture with its lithic amphitheatre known as the ‘Marmots’ Parliament’ is another stunning spot and the setting of the Ladin fairytale, ‘The Empire of the Fanes’. Then of course, there is the Conturines Cave in which the bones of multiple prehistoric bears were discovered in 1987. Guided excursions can be easily arranged.
Puez-Odle Nature park
Showcasing a very different but equally magnificent landscape to Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park, Puez-Odle includes the mountains of the Odle group, the Putia group and the high-plateau-like Puez group. The famous Dolomite high route no. 2 – known as ‘the high route of legends’ – winds through this area with its raw beauty. All the rock strata typical for the Dolomites can be found here, as well as Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks, while flora is characterised by dwarf rhododendrons, artemisia and buttercups. The region’s fauna is well represented, with chamois, marmot, mountain pheasants and golden eagles often spotted. Guided excursions can be easily arranged.