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    • Santa Cristina Valgardena, Italy

      Hike from Col Raiser to Seceda in the Dolomites

      Seceda is one of the most famous (and most photographed) spots in all of the Italian Dolomites. This summer I decided to finally visit it to see if it was really worth the hype, and to see if there was a way to escape the worst of the crowds.Most tourists visit Seceda from Ortisei, taking the cab...
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    • Sëlva, Italy

      Citta dei Sassi - Sport Climbing Crag

      Cita dei Sassi is a great sport climbing and bouldering area on the Sella Pass, not far from Val Gardena in the Dolomites, with a number of boulders and short, bolted sport routes all a short walk from the car park. To access the area, drive over the Sella Pass until you reach the parking areas f...
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    • Corvara in Badia, Italy

      Climb The Brigata Tridentina Via Ferrata

      2.5 mi / 2316.3 ft gain
      If you want to add a via ferrata on to your itinerary for the Dolomites, then the Pisciadù Via Ferrata (also known as Brigata Tridentina Klettersteig) is one of the best. A Dolomites classic! This VF is easily accessible from the village of Colfosco, on the Passo Gardena mountain pass, with a sma...
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    • Corvara in Badia, Italy

      Hike from Rifugio Pisciadu to Rifugio Franz Kostner via Piz Boè

      5.4 mi / 2099.7 ft gain
      If you're planning a trip to the Dolomites, you simply must plan a hut-to-hut hike.Last year I did a number of multi-day hikes from hut to hut, and this one definitely has to be one of the most dramatic.I've already shared the first day of the adventure in this post, so today I'm going to share t...
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    • Funes, Italy

      Photograph St. Johann Church

      5.0
      This small church sits in a cow pasture just outside of Puez-Geisler Nature Park. The church is next to a hotel, making parking and visiting a little easier. To get the best vantage point of the church and mountains, walk down the road and shoot through the fence. The mountains are fairly lumi...
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    • Villnöß, Italy

      Photograph Santa Maddalena Church in the Dolomites

      3.0
      Santa Maddalena, also known as St. Magdalena, is a picturesque medieval church sequestered in the northern mountains of Italy. The Odle Mountain Group of the Dolomites tower above the surrounding valley and provide an incredible backdrop for images. To reach the best vantage point to photograph...
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    • Welschnofen, Italy

      Loop hike around Lago Di Carezza

      1 mi / 20 ft gain
      One of the most scenic lakes in the Dolomites, this spot can be found right along the road as you drive by from Lake Garda toward Lago Di Brais.  One of the richest and deepest blues in a glacial lake in the Dolomites. Definitely worth your time to stretch your legs and hike around this amazing s...
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    • San Pellegrino, Italy

      Hike from Passo San Pelligrino to Rifugio Mulaz

      8.7 mi / 3858.3 ft gain
      The hike from Passo San Pellegrino to Rifugio Mulaz is stage seven of the incredible Alta Via 2 multi-day hut-to-hut trek in the Dolomites, which starts in Brixen/Bressanone and ends in Croce d’Aune north of Venice. This challenging but stunning hike is full of incredible scenery, where lush gree...
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    • Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

      Lago Limides

      1.77 mi / 213 ft gain
      Lago Limides is a small alpine lake on the Falzarego Pass in the Italian Dolomites, not far from Cortina d'Ampezzo. For this hike, we parked at the Falzarego Lagazuoi cable car station, and followed the trail on the opposite side of the road. The trail is a narrow dirt trail, but it's easy to fo...
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    • Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

      Rock Climb the Dolomites

      This summer we discovered the Cinque Torri near Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomites, and I think it may be my new favourite place to climb. In the summertime there are a few ways to reach the Cinque Torri. If you're only coming for the day, one of the easiest ways is to park on the Passo Falzarego...
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    • Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

      Croda Da Lago Circut

      7.8 mi / 1148 ft gain
      Brass Tax Hiking tracks: 437, 434, 435 Distance: 7.8 miles  / 12.5 km  - 759 meter elevation change. Time: 7+ hours Difficulty: Moderate/difficult Stay: Rifugio Palmieri Things to Note: Trails in the Dolomites are defined by numbers. You will also notice in your planning that there are also tra...
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    • Braies, Italy

      Hike or Run the Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites

      5.0
      93.2 mi / 26250 ft gain
      The Alta Via 1 is the definite trail through the Italian Dolomites, showcasing some of the most scenic terrain in all of the Alps. It begins at Lago di Braies and ends in the town Belluno, covering 150 kilometers and over 26,000' of elevation gain.Unlike backpacking or fastpacking in the United S...
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    • Braies, Italy

      Hike around Lago Di Braies

      5.0
      2.2 mi / 80 ft gain
      Only an hour and a half from Bolzano, or an hour from Cortina d'Ampezzo, (my home base while in the Dolomites), Lago Di Braies is a must do half day trip. This popular destination is known for it's beautiful blue water and towering surrounding peaks and it does not disappoint. Most only see the p...
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    • Braies, Italy

      Hike and Canoe at Lago Di Braies

      4.0
      2.2 mi
      Starting at the Hotel Lago Di Braies, you have the option to loop around the lake to hiker's left or right. To the left is the local dock, while to the right is a chapel and barn. Either way, you will end up where you started no longer than an hour and a half later. Once you are done with the loo...
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    • Braies, Italy

      Paddle on Lago di Braies

      5.0
      This beautiful alpine lake is often compared to the famous Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada and is an absolute must if you are in the Dolomites region.  Lago di Braies is the largest natural lake in the Dolomites and depending on the light, its crystal clear waters can be seen in shades of blue, gr...
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    • Braies, Italy

      Explore Pragser Wildsee

      4.0
      2.2 mi / 400 ft gain
      Pragser Wildsee, also known as Lago di Braies, lies in a mostly German-speaking area of northern Italy close to the border with Austria. This glacial blue lake is surrounded by towering mountains and thick evergreen forests, which can be experienced on the 2.2-mile loop trail or Alta Via 1 trail....
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    Guides, Insights and Stories from Santa Cristina Valgardena

    A Trip to the Dolomites with My Dad

    A Trip to the Dolomites with My Dad

    Cameron Catanzano

    Iron Roads: Hiking and Via Ferrata in Italy's Dolomite Mountains

    Iron Roads: Hiking and Via Ferrata in Italy's Dolomite Mountains

    Tommy Nagle

    How to Explore the Dolomites

    How to Explore the Dolomites

    The Outbound Collective

    My Favorite Trek in Europe (so far): The Indomitable Dolomites.

    My Favorite Trek in Europe (so far): The Indomitable Dolomites.

    Rob Feakins

    5 Reasons to Hire a Photographer to Join You and Your Significant Other on Your Next Adventure

    5 Reasons to Hire a Photographer to Join You and Your Significant Other on Your Next Adventure

    Cat Ekkelboom-White

    The Chinese Woman Challenging the World's Elite Ultra-Running Scene

    The Chinese Woman Challenging the World's Elite Ultra-Running Scene

    Kyle Obermann