Hike around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo

To hike around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the most famous mountains in the Dolomites, is a must for every hiking enthusiast.

The Sesto Dolomites are a true paradise for every hiking and climbing enthusiast, offering both easy and more challenging tours with great views. To hike around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Three Peaks of Lavaredo), the emblem of the Dolomites, however, is an absolute must both for tourists and locals. We drive through the Landro valley until we reach Lake Misurina, where we park our car. By public bus we reach the Auronzo mountain hut (2,320 m asl), our starting point.

On the south side of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, we follow trail n° 101 towards the Lavaredo mountain hut (2,344 m asl). From here, we take a narrow trail up to the Forcella di Lavaredo, a mountain saddle at 2,454 m asl, where we enjoy a breathtaking view not only of the surrounding panorama but also of the 500 m high north walls of the Three Peaks. We hike slightly downwards along the foot of Mt Paterno until we reach a fork, from where we follow the signposts towards the A. Locatelli mountain hut (2,438 m asl).

Arrived at the A. Locatelli mountain hut after about 1.5 hours of hiking, we decide to climb Mt Torre di Toblin behind it. Unfortunatelly, we can not reach the peak since we have not brought our climbing equipment with us. After a typical pic nic with bacon, bread and tomatoes we continue our hiking tour, following trail n° 105 to the Lange mountain hut (2,232 m asl, n° 105). From here, we hike along the foot of the west side of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo until we reach our starting point, the Auronzo mountain hut. Finally, we take the bus back to our car.

Author: ED

Important: if you want to do this hiking tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Auronzo mountain hut, accessible from Misurina (province of Belluno)
Route: Auronzo mountain hut - Lavaredo mountain hut - Forcella di Lavaredo saddle - A. Locatelli mountain hut - Lange mountain hut - Auronzo mountain hut
Signpost: 101, 105, Alta Via of the Dolomites n° 4
Distance: 9.5 km
Walking time: approx. 2.5 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 400 m
Altitude level: between 2,320 and approx. 2,500 m asl
Suitable for families? Yes, but children should be used to hiking. With small children we recommend a baby rucksack!
Experienced in: August 2011
Further information: Sesto tourist board, phone: +39 0474 710310

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