Guidebook to 25 multi day walks in the Dolomites mountains of northeast of Italy. The walks are mostly circular and 2 to 4 days long, and take in the Marmarole, Marmolada, Civet, Sella and Cortina Dolomites among others. Includes notes on accommodation, wildlife, transport, equipment, a glossary and other practical information.
This guidebook describes 25 hut-to-hut treks in the Dolomites of northern Italy, covering 15 regions including Cortina, Sella, Sesto, Marmolada and Latemar. Ranging from 11.3km to 40.8km and from two to four days, the graded routes are suitable for walkers with a reasonable level of fitness and experience of mountain terrain, and some feature exposed sections which demand a good head for heights. This edition includes a number of treks in less frequently visited rugged districts, as well as the more popular trips, all of which take advantage of the region's network of mountain refuges and efficient public transport system, with the majority of routes accessible by public bus. Detailed route description is presented alongside mapping and stunning colour photography and the guide also suggests alternative access and exit routes, and options for linking routes to create a longer trek. There is plenty of advice to help make the most of a trip as well as background information on the region's geology, plants and wildlife and local cuisine. The Dolomites - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - are characterised by striking volcanic and sedimentary rock formations. Walking is an ideal way to discover this breathtaking landscape of angular peaks, towering pinnacles and jagged ridges, and the carefully chosen routes in this guide will exhilarate, challenge and inspire.
Map keyOverview mapPreface to the third editionIntroductionThe DolomitesGeologyPlants and flowersWildlifeGetting thereLocal transportInformationWhen to goAccommodationFood and drinkWhat to takeWaymarking and mapsDos and don'tsEmergenciesUsing this guideDolomiti FriulaneWalk 1 Anello delle Dolomiti FriulaneMarmaroleWalk 2 Along the MarmaroleDolomiti di SestoWalk 3 Vallon PoperaWalk 4 Tre Cime tourWalk 5 Tre Scarperi tourFanes-Senes-BraiesWalk 6 Croda Rossa tourWalk 7 Sasso della Croce-CunturinesCortina DolomitesWalk 8 Tofane-LagazuoiWalk 9 Nuvolau-Cinque TorriWalk 10 Croda da Lago-PelmoCivettaWalk 11 Civetta tourDolomiti BellunesiWalk 12 Cime de Zita traverseWalk 13 Alpi FeltrinePale di San MartinoWalk 14 PalarondatrekWalk 15 Over the Pale di San MartinoMarmoladaWalk 16 Behind the MarmoladaSellaWalk 17 Sella traversePuez-OdleWalk 18 Around the Puez-Odle AltopianoWalk 19 Odle di EoresSassopiatto-SassolungoWalk 20 Sassopiatto-Sassolungo tourSciliar and CatinaccioWalk 21 Sciliar-Antermoia traverseWalk 22 Catinaccio loopLatemarWalk 23 Latemar traverseDolomiti di BrentaWalk 24 Western BrentaWalk 25 Eastern BrentaAppendix A Route summary tableAppendix B Tourist officesAppendix C Italian-English glossaryAppendix D Further reading