Seiser Alm / Alpe di Siusi, Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy
Everything you can see and experience in the Dolomites, Italy, the accommodation, the general atmosphere and the culture in the mountain towns and villages reflects a special and unique combination of the Italian, German and Ladin take on life.
The Italy Dolomites are a range of Alpine mountains located in the northeast of Italy. The range of the Dolomites is almost equally shared between the provinces of Trentino, South Tyrol in the region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Belluno in the Veneto region.
The temperate climate of the Dolomites makes them a wonderful tourist destination all year around. There is a wide variety of activities to enjoy and spectacular views to admire, whatever season you choose for your visit.
In summer, the hiking trails are lined with wildflowers such as crocuses, snowdrops and Daphne blooms and you can enjoy the fresh and delicious local fruits and local specialties such as wines and dishes prepared using game hunted locally
Instead, in winter the entire area becomes transformed into a wonderland covered in sparkling white snow.
If you like the idea of spending your next vacation in the Dolomites, Italy, here are a few tips to make your stay exciting and enjoyable:
By Cable Car in the Dolomites
Try the cable car Siusi/Alpe di Siusi that links Compatsch/Compaccio and Siusi allo Sciliar.
The longest cableway in the world features a varied range of modern, comfortable cable cars and is also very well-connected and easily accessible from the surrounding towns and villages.
The Seiser Alm/Alpe di Siusi cable car takes you to the top hiking area in the Dolomites, the unique Alpe di Siusi high plateau, a region of astounding natural beauty.
Skiing in Madonna di Campiglio
If you visit in winter and you are a skier, you’ll love skiing all day long in Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo with great runs and slopes.
The ski area around Madonna di Campiglio offers 150 km / 93 mi of ski runs on 98 ski slopes of different difficulty grades and 40 km / 25 mi for Nordic skiing. It has also links to the pistes of Pinzolo, Marilleva and Folgarida.
This skiing paradise also has spas that will allow you to relax your tired muscles after a busy day spent on the tracks.
Go Hiking and Biking
Summers are also amazing in the Dolomites, the slopes covered in snow during the winter become spectacular hiking and biking trails in the hot season, with via ferrata routes like nowhere else.
Several long-distance footpaths called alte vie in Italian cross the Dolomites. These high paths take about one week to walk and they are served by many mountain huts or rifugi.
The classic high route in the Dolomites, Italy, and also the easiest is the Alta Via 1 that runs south from Pragser Wildsee/Lake Braies to the town of Belluno, which is included in the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, a World Heritage Site.
The Brenta Group mountain range, the only dolomitic group west of river Adige is also a World Heritage Site. Most hikers that explore the Western Dolomites, as they are also called, hike along the Via della Bocchette and linked vie ferrate, such as Sentiero Castiglioni.
Enjoy Extreme Sports
The Dolomites are also renowned for sites where you can enjoy your favorite extreme sports. Whether you are a fan of base jumps, you like hang gliding, free climbing or paragliding, the area has lots of centers where you can have fun.
Rocca Pietore, next to the Marmolada Glacier and Cortina D’Ampezzo are probably the most well-known.
Nature and culture, calm, serene beauty and wonderful opportunities to spend your holiday exploring an amazing area – these are the qualities that make the Italy Dolomite mountains such an appreciated destination. Just make up your mind about how you want to spend your well-deserved vacation – the Dolomites will provide the setting for it.
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