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!


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.




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.



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).


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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