Tre Cime di Lavaredo Loop

Many months have gone by since I came back from my amazing hiking trip in Northern Italy. But the wonderful memories (and pictures to prove it) remain!

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The Dolomites are a wonderful holiday destination and I highly recommend this area of Northern Italy to anyone who loves hiking and spending time in the mountains.

 

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One of the most iconic hikes in the Dolomites is the Tre Cime loop. Tre Cime is a group of three mountains often featured on Dolomites postcards.  They can be viewed from all sides if you walk the well-treaded trail around them.

 

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There are several trails that run more or less parallel to each other that can make this hike shorter or longer, depending on your fitness level and willingness to walk a long distance on a mostly exposed track (lack of bushes along the way makes for a problematic journey for someone who is trying to stay hydrated).

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It’s a fairly easy hike (with only a couple of short, but steep climbs) and it attracts a huge number of visitors during the season.

fullsizeoutput_3326There are a few rifugios (shelters/hotels/restaurants) along the way and at least the one I stopped at – Rifugio Locatelli – serves excellent food.

fullsizeoutput_332aThis was a very crowded hike, but look at this view! Isn’t this worth it?

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This hike: 12.06 km (7.5 miles); 544 m (1785 ft) elevation gain; 3 hrs 22 min moving time.

YTD Hiking KM: 48.41

 

 

 

 

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