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Dolomites d'Ampezzo

Italian Alps  - Drei Zinnen

This area is very popular for a very good reason, the scenery is magnificent. The round trip around the three peaks provides views on the very recognisable famous group of peaks as well as on the valley and ranges of the area. The view from the beautifully sited Refuge Locatelli is worth staying to admire the sunset and sunrise on the mountains.

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The expensive (15 euros) toll road save a good 2 hours walk to Refuge d'Auronzo. A quick trip around the famous Drei Zinnen can be taken in a day.

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  Another option extends via Bullelejoch Pass and dramatic scenery for an overnight trip. As in any mountain of the world, the weather can turn cold and wet very quickly.
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The famous three peaks as seen from Refuge Locatelli
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Looking down at Misurina valley
Start from Misurina


fitalia.gif (984 octets)   Possibilities in the area are endless, all levels of fitness, from via ferrata, climbing to simple stroll.

Books: "Walking in the Dolomites" (Cicerone Press, Milnthorpe, Cumbria), is useful in conjunction with the 1:25000 maps.
Places have both a German and an Italian name, generally without any relation between them.

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Refugi: Bivouac is not allowed in the parks. No cooking areas in refuges for the self-sufficient trekker, rifugi are more like hotels than shelters for mountain ramblers. Bunk, dinner and breakfast cost about 30 euro. Visitors are only an income there, do not expect any extensive welcome but good service.
Good camping in valleys close to all areas.

Language: a Tyrolean flavour of Austrian in the west, a little more of Italian in the east, a bit of English everywhere.



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