Hiking Tour: Dolomites “Tre Cime di Lavaredo”

Extremely promising but crowded hiking tour around the infamous “Tre Cime di Lavaredo” (landmark of the Dolomites). This is the classic tour when visiting the dolomites and provides an awesome view on the most iconic landmark: the “tre cime di lavaredo”.

Extremely promising tour around the “Tre Cime di Lavaredo”

The tour starts at the parking Rifugio Auronzo (GPS: 46.612453, 12.294022), first passes by the Rifugio Auronzo hut and then follows the gravel road north-eastwards towards the Lavaredo hut. There, turn left and follow the hiking path towards the Forcella Lavaredo crossing which allows you the first time a view towards the Tre Cime (left hand side). You might consider walking a few meters towards them and feel them by touch. From the Forcella Lavaredo crossing, follow the gravel road north-ways towards the Dreizinnen Hut. After a refreshing break there, walk back a couple of meters and then turn right into the hiking trail towards the Langalm, which traverses in front of the Tre Cime. Follow the hiking trail south-westwards back, passing some awesome lakes, till approaching the Forcella del Col de Medo crossing. There keep left and follow the trail back towards the parking.

Tip: The tour can be done both directions but the mainstream is following the direction as described here. Although I personally recommend going the reverse direction, this will mean a lot of contraflow

Tour Description

00:00 Start at the parking Rifugio Auronzo (GPS: 46.612453, 12.294022) and walk towards the Rifugio Auronzo hut.
00:05 Pass by the Rifugio Auronzo hut and follow the gravel road north-eastwards.
00:10 At the crossing, stay on the gravel road (keep slightly left).
00:25 Just before the Lavredo Hut, turn left and follow the small trail upwards.
00:30 At the Forcella Lavaredo crossing, the Tre Cime becomes first time visible (left hand side). Consider a detour by following the small trail towards the first of them (Careful: loose scree).
00:35 Touch and feel the almighty Tre Cime, a perfect place to enjoy a self-brought refreshment (). Turn around back to the crossing.
00:50 Follow the gravel road north-ways towards the Dreizinnen hut (visible).
01:30 Well-deserved break ( ) at the Dreizinnen hut. Enjoy the view towards the almighty Tre Cime.
02:30 Follow the same route backwards for a couple of meters.
02:50 Turn right into the small (barely visible!) trail traversing in front of the Tre Cime with a descent view distance.
03:10 Enjoy a majestic view towards the Tre Cime (left hand-side).
03:30 At the crossing, turn left towards the Langalm hut.
03:35 Enjoy a cold refreshment at the Langalm hut ().
03:45 Pass by the awesome lakes in front of the Tre Cime and follow the trail westwards.
04:10 At the Forcella del Col de Medo crossing, turn left and follow the trail southwards back to the parking.
04:20 Pass by the stone sculptures.
04:30 Back at the parking, end of the tour.

At a glance

Level easy
Shape / Fitness
Best time in the year  

General Tour Data

Area: Dolomiti, South-Tirol, Italy
Distance: 9.6km
Ascent: 315m (1h 30min)
Descent: 314m (1h 00min)
Highest Pt: 2459m
Lowest Pt: 2230m
Duration: 3h 30min (without breaks)
4h 30min (with breaks)
Stop/Rest: Rifugio Auronzo (2333m)
Lavaredo Hut (2344m)
Dreizinnen Hut (2450m)
Longolbe / Langalm (2283m)
Equipment: Backpack with standard hiking equipment
Proper hiking shoes
Snacks, water
Sun & Weather protection
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Tour Diary

Last tour: 2020-07-19 14:15
  Weather: Cloudy
  Participants: Stefan, Debora
  Activity: Suunto


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