This ultimate Dolomites road trip guide should show you why visiting South Tyrol was our favorite trip to date. I’ve bookmarked images from the Dolomites for years now and I have to say, the photos do not do it justice. It’s hard to describe just how otherworldly this outdoor haven is in person.

The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide

决定通过多洛米蒂为期9天的客场之旅后,我们开始着手收集尽可能多的信息,可以访问之前。这是我们觉得这是很有挑战性的就行整体细节得到很好的意见,所以我想分享所有我们收集和第一手学知识的首位。这可能是我最漫长的博客帖子的日期和它覆盖前往Dolomites的几乎每一个方面。

Road tripping in the Dolomites is certainly the best way to see the area as it is the most accessible by car. Having a car affords you the opportunity to explore limitlessly, so I highly recommend it. Take a peek at my ultimate Dolomites road trip guide.

The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide


The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide


How to Get to the Dolomites

We opted to fly into Venice, Italy as we wanted to return our car to the same place (best option for pricing). Essentially we did one big loop around the Dolomites. You can fly into major airports like Milan, Verona, or even into Innsbruck, Austria pending on what part of the Dolomites you want to spend time in. Flying into Venice is the shortest amount of time for driving if you’re starting on the Cortina d’Ampezzo side of the Dolomites (Tre Cime di Lavaredo) like we were.

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Renting a car for the Dolomites

We partnered with赫兹欧洲for this trip to rent our car for the road trip. Picking up our car in Venice when we landed was really easy as the rental car pick up is right in the terminal. We took the “Super Coverage” for our trip and am really thankful we did after driving for the nine days as it gave us a clear mind. I’d recommend booking your car directly with赫兹欧洲to ensure your reservation. One thing to note in Italy, an international drivers permit is needed — AAA is where you can get one in the States. It is crucial if you get pulled over.


Driving in the Dolomites

我们在意大利的前驱动,我们并不陌生往往快速意大利司机。舒适与回旋处,等车路过你在单车道的道路,始终看看迹象。上有路线,你可以现金或卡支付一些通行费。大多数标志是在意大利和德国,所以准备有一些停车指示牌翻译成英文。

One note:Gas stations often will not take American credit cards. We had to use cash a few times, so be sure to always carry Euros.

The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide

The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide


What to Know Before Visiting the Dolomites

Here are a few good things to note:

  • It’s an incrediblyseasonaldestination. Most towns shut down entirely from October-December and March-April, as do the gondolas (open for ski season). We were on the tail end of the season (second week of October), so we found most places to be empty which was to our benefit for hiking but challenging for restaurants and accommodations.
  • 一些较小的道路将关闭的冬季,所以最好不要访问冬天的中间,如果你不就得了。
  • Based on research, I think mid-to-late September would be nice, or early summer before the crowds.
  • You could spend anywhere from 1-2 weeks here, pending on what you want to do and see.
  • Italian and German are the two languages predominantly spoken.
  • It feels more like an alpine region like the alps of Switzerland.
  • Always carry Euros.
  • GPS or good local cell service is necessary for navigating.
  • 包层 - 全天候快捷这里的变化。我们去远足,其中一个时刻是晴天,那么如雷雨,雾这么厚,我们都看不到,然后再清除。

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Where to Stay in the Dolomites

When it comes to the Dolomites, there are a ton of options for where to stay — it completely depends on what you want to see and do. We did not want to change hotels frequently so we split our time into two sides with 3 nights in Cortina d’Ampezzo and 4 nights in Ortisei (and one final night in Verona). We were really happy with how we allocated our time and the only change would be to add a night in Alpe di Siusi so we could access the road for sunset/sunrise photography.

From Cortina d’Ampezzo and Ortisei, most sights/hikes were only 45 minutes away, so these two towns were the perfect base to come back to each night.


Where to Stay in Cortina d’ Ampezzo

我们住在一个非常经济型酒店在Pocol一边of the valley and would not recommend being that far over or this hotel. I’d recommend staying in actual Cortina d’ Ampezzo town or on the Cianderies side as that is the road that leads up to most of everything you’ll see. There are incredible Airbnbs (use this linkfor $40 off your first booking) and the hotel that caught my eye was theCristallo, a Luxury Collection Hotelwhich had just closed down for the season a day prior to arriving. (reopens for winter).

Other areas to consider staying in nearby:Misurina,在拉戈迪Braies区一晚。

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Where to Stay in Ortisei

We booked an Airbnb for our four nights just on the side of the mountain and were really happy with having a kitchen and a big space to come back to — there are quite a few options on Airbnb, but they must be reserved in advance. For a night in Alpe di Siusi, the Adler Lodge Hotel is a dream and in Ortisei town, I’d recommend the otherAdler Spa Resort.

Other areas to consider staying in nearby: Val Gardena area, Badia, Castelrotto, Chiusa, or a night in St. Maddalena.

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Here’s a map to better see the distance between the two areas:

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Where We Went in the Dolomites

我要这个分为两个部分,在这里我们从科尔蒂纳丹佩佐去了,我们距离Ortisei去了。在每个兴趣点,我还要提一下,我们吃了饭任何其他感兴趣的音符。


From Cortina d’Ampezzo

The town of Cortina d’Ampezzo
科尔蒂纳丹佩佐的滑雪村是一个伟大的基地有一吨的餐厅,这是相当迷人。我们有一个特殊的经验是我们的两顿午餐at SanBrite. It was a dining experience similar to what you would see on Chef’s Table and their passion for bringing local ingredients to the plate is beautiful. I’d recommend eating here at least once and also at their second restaurant called Agriturismo El Brite de Larieto. For casual food, we dined at La Tavernetta in town twice as we loved the pizza!

The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide

The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide

Tre Cime di Lavaredo
This is really what we came for. We went into the park two times during our stay. It’s one road in and out (a fee of 17€ to enter) and takes you to the top where the Rifugio Auronzo is (we ate a few meals here between hikes). We did two main hikes in Tre Cime di Lavaredo. The best part is that with little effort, you can get to incredible views here.

  • Hike 1 to Cadini Group Peaks (pictured here): I had seen the photos of this shot on Instagram and was amazed by how high the peaks are, so we set out to find it. The first time we were unsuccessful as the fog covered the peaks so we walked the wrong direction. The peaks are just in front of where you park. Don’t follow signs for the rifugios, just go right out and follow the one-way trail there. If you can’t find it, just show the photo to someone there and they’ll point you in the direction. It takes about 40 minutes to hike there and sunrise is beautiful here.
  • 徒步2三个峰:This is the main hike that everyone does and it’s in the direction of Rifugio Lavaredo. The first part is really flat (you’ll see everyone going there, all the tour bus groups) and you can stop at the church or keep ascending for incredible views. You could circle around Tre Cime and make your way all the way around. There are two other rifugios along the loop that you can visit for a rest or snack. We stopped at the viewpoint and made our way back as we had done the other half the day before.

The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide

The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide

Lago di Braies
It’s a beautiful place to赶上日出and I highly recommend coming here for a few hours. It can get crowded so be sure to arrive early and pay to park in the lot near the lake. You can rent boats from June until late September from 10 AM until 5 PM for 15.00€ for 30 minutes and 25.00€ for 1 hour.

Nearby, we stumbled by Latteria Tre Cime on the main road to Cortina d’Ampezzo where we stopped in for lunch and a drink. It’s a local creamery and they have cheese plates and a ton of local products — it was the perfect pitstop.

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The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide

Lago di Sorapis
This was our most challenging and rewarding hike. We showed up incredibly unprepared and with not the right amount of time, resulting in an hour-long hike back in the dark forest (not recommended). So first off, allow yourself the proper amount of time — from the parking location atSon Zuogo,它是一个很好的4小时往返,没有停止。The trail can be challenging to follow, so be sure to follow the markers. There are always a ton of hikers, so ask if you need help. The ascent goes along a very steep path on the side of the cliff with no railing, though there are cables to hang onto. It’s an effort, but this lake is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen.

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The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide


距离Ortisei

Gardena Pass
On the way to Ortisei, we stopped off here to snap a photo of one of the windiest roads in the Dolomites. It’s so beautiful and loved the views from here.

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The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide

Ortisei Town
这是我们依据,所以我们突然出现在城里几顿饭和买菜。我们在瀑布比萨店吃了两次,当我们在城里。这里没有一吨在淡季怎么回事,但我想它在高峰几个月变得相当繁忙。

Val di Funes
We spent a full afternoon exploring Val di Funes by car and it was one of our favorites areas, especially for photography. It’s incredibly picturesque, and we stopped at iconic St Johann in Ranui church. Afterward, we caught the sunset over the valley and Santa Maddalena from thefamous lookout here. We capped off the night with a yummy dinner at Waldschenke in the valley where we had some local dishes.

The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide

The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide

Seceda
在整个白云岩我们最喜欢的地方,我们看到的是Seceda。我们花了整整一天在山上的意见浸泡和远足左右。为了到达顶端,你从奥蒂塞伊镇缆车(这是30€每人往返运行,并从8:3-5:6月2日 - 10月14 30,日期可能会发生变化)。我们在白塔Troier吃了午饭在山上,徒步到Malga Pieralongia阿尔姆小屋看到自由漫游驴,然后返回到缆车。

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The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide

阿尔卑斯休斯山
If there is one place not to miss, it’s Alpe di Siusi. It’s the largest alpine meadow in Europe and breathtaking. It can be confusing on how to visit as the roads are closed for the public unless staying at a hotel or arriving before 9 am or after 5 pm to the parking lots inCompatsch. This blog post (coming soon) will share all of the exact details on how to visit this area and the other components of parking or taking the gondola up. The easiest access is the gondola ride from Ortisei.

+A FULL GUIDE TO VISITING ALPE DI SIUSI HERE.

我们大部分时间都在山谷和出Malga萨农的日子远足的一个令人难以置信的早餐,最好的意见。之后,我们徒步回停车场和沿途的场面浸泡。在我们回来的路上奥蒂塞伊,我们停了下来,一个美丽的农场/酒店叫共进午餐Lafogl.

The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide

The Ultimate Dolomites Road Trip Guide

Sella Pass
Another great viewpoint in the area is the drive through the Sella Pass. There are hikes here, though we just stopped to soak in the views of the Sassolungo Peaks.

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Lago di Carezza
We had one more free afternoon, so we took the scenic route to see the incredible colors of Lago di Carezza. Along the way, we dined at Ristorante Hennenstall for a filling lunch in a beautiful space. Afterwards, we went to the lake and walked around to enjoy the views. It’s important to note that you can’t actually walk down to the water’s edge as you may see a ton of IG posts from there — there’s a fence which some have jumped over.

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    Amanda Ulmer Reply

    I have been searching for dolomites tips and this is the best blog I’ve found yet! I am planning a trip through Italy for my honeymoon and am so excited to explore the dolomites. Thank you for sharing this!! – Amanda

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      杰西卡·怀特 Reply

      Ah thank you! That makes me so happy to hear!!

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    Adriana Reply

    I only have 3 days to go to the Dolomites and we like to walk but we are not really the hiker type of people, where do you recommend we go or stay for those 3 days?

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      杰西卡·怀特 Reply

      我会建议阿尔卑斯德虽似或拉戈迪Braies的区域。

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    达尼洛 Reply

    Hi Jessica,
    I wish I had found your blog a little bit earlier to plan my accomodations. But anyway we are going to explore Dolomites in a Campervan for 10 days next week and I’m having a hard time to find informations about caravan parks or where we can park to sleep. Would you know anything about that?
    Thank you so much for your precious informations in this amazing blog!

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      杰西卡·怀特 Reply

      Hello! Unfortunately, I don’t know anything about the caravan parks so I can’t help much on that one.

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    塔里克 Reply

    Were these day hikes or did you camp? love your detailed blog post of the dolomites! pictures look gorgeous!

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    Elizabeth Williams Reply

    What a great post! I am in the early planning stages of a trip here (hopefully for next summer as I love lake swimming) and this is so far the best resource I have found

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    注:Kunal皇座 Reply

    你好,

    Your pictures are mind blowing. Loved it.
    We are planning for short Dolomites trip this october end for 4 days. (I know not a good time)
    Though we are no where close to Hiking.
    So for us main thing is Scenic views and strolling around.

    你能帮帮我们吗?

    Current Itinerary –

    Day 1 – Land in Verona Early morning
    Rent the Car Drive to Riva del Garda (2 hrs)
    从那里沿着朝博尔扎诺向前追赶大多洛米蒂公路(检查湖carrazza,蝶鞍通行证,...)
    to reach Cortina dʼAmpezzo

    Day 2- Check Cortina dʼAmpezzo and Tre Cime di Lavaredo

    天3-清晨 - 湖Braies,然后头Ortesie

    4日 - 瓦尔花园和阿尔卑斯德siuise和头部回到维罗纳

    Does this sound good?

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      杰西卡·怀特 Reply

      Hey Kunal, this sounds great and should hit the major spots!

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    Eduardo Reply

    高杰西卡。Thank you for your wonderful blog and pics .We are flying from New York to Milano on September 23 and will be in the area for 5-6 days.Will follow all your recommendations .We are arriving very early on the 24th and will pick a car at the airport and we’re thinking of driving to Bolzano(2 1/2 hours drive) to rest from the long flight and then drive to Ortisei the following morning to start your route (In the opposite direction)
    We are thinking of staying two nights in Ortisei and three in Cortina de Ampezzo.Do you think that we should drive directly to Ortisei from Milano?(It is a 37 minutes drive from Bolzano) and rest there instead? That will give us and extra day in the region.
    I am 72 years old and my friend 56.We love to walk and can do 3-4 miles a day in the city without problems.Do you think we would we able to endure the walk on the trails that you describe? And
    如果我们忽略其中的一个或两个因时间较短的网站,你会推荐哪些?
    我们喜欢摄影,喜欢拿草甸,湖泊,山脉和小村庄的景观。
    Would appreciate very much your opinion.Thank you and have a good day.

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    Gillian Reply

    Hi Jessica,

    感谢您彻底博客。我很兴奋我即将开始的旅行。我有一个快速的问题:你有任何问题,通过与汽车的行驶路线?你需要在任何情况下,4W驱动器?我已经租了一辆车,但它是福特福克斯,所以我想避免任何危险区域,如果我不能用它让它通过。

    Thank you!

    Gillian

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    Teresa Ivory Reply

    您好杰西卡,
    This is a super guide – thank you so much for sharing! I am planning a trip next year to the Dolomites and we are bringing our car from Ireland and will travel through France/Switzerland first. We are not ‘hikers’ though do enjoy easy walking in the countryside. Your photograpjy is stunning, and we are really going to experience something like that. My question is this: Do you think it is worth doing the ‘loop’ as you have mentioned? We will probably travel to Ortisei from Innsbruck, and I am thinking that to base ourselves in Ortisie and Cortina each for a few nights will give us access to the most beautiful scenery?…or would you recommend we complete the loop? Are there any of your locations that you would advise ‘non-hikers’ to undertake?!! Any advice greatly appreciated! Teresa.

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      杰西卡·怀特 Reply

      Hey Teresa, most of these places are reachable by car or by a light walk so I think it is easy to do without a huge hike. I’d recommend basing out of Cortina and Ortisei to see all of this.

      The loop at mentioned for Tre Cime may be a bit more challenging as there is an upgrade in the hike. Hope this helps!

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    Kim Galan Reply

    Hi Jessica,

    Thanks for this blog post, it’s very informative!

    我们计划明年九月一趟,想知道你是否发现过危险,由于高峰多洛米蒂驾驶?我们可以看到,租车是最好的选择,但要检查,因为这将是首次驾驶国外。

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      杰西卡·怀特 Reply

      Hey Kim. The roads are very well marked and though some are in the mountains, there are hardly any dirt roads you will go on. The majority of all drives are tourist routes which mean they’re easy to use. Of course, driving abroad means a lot of signage in other languages but its quite easy to figure out after a day. I’d recommend having cell service or google maps on at least one phone.

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