Hiking in the Dolomites with Giulia
The Dolomites are the region where I grew up, and where I fell in love with the mountains, the nature, and all the outdoor activities you can do year around.
In the summer, the sharp peaks and steep valleys of the Alta Badia, Cortina d’Ampezzo and Fodom, offers a spectacular view from every little corner. The best panorama, though is up high, where with some hours of walking you reach cols, passes and peaks that raise the view angle to offer a really far sight around you.
What I adore about the Dolomites region is its variety. There are green valleys, dotted by small villages, and “maso”, surrounded by conifers and evergreens forest, that stop at 2000m to leave the place to smaller vegetation, sheer rocks, and cliffs. The range of terrain reachable within few hours of hiking is huge, and adapt to any kind of abilities.
Easy dirt roads, military roads, zigzagging up the hills, small single tracks and expose trails, are some of the different terrain you can walk on. With simple hiking shoes you can reach the most unimaginable pointy peaks.
Local huts, mountain restaurant and small bivouacs, are around every other corner, to offer the hikers a comfortable restoring place where to enjoy the local food and wines, in order to gain more energies for the rest of the hikes.