Which part of the Dolomites is best?


5 tips for your holiday at our hotel in Corvara, South Tyrol


They are a world-famous mountain range that amazes sports and nature enthusiasts and scientists alike. In 2009, they were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site – an award that is due not only to their unique appearance, but also to their historical and geological significance. They are one of the most photographed motifs in South Tyrol, the cradle of Ladin culture and a symbol of the region. We are, of course, talking about the Dolomites.
There are several well-known and popular excursion destinations in the Dolomites, but many are hopelessly overcrowded. This raises the question of which part of the Dolomites is best for experiencing the unique atmosphere of this landscape, unfiltered and without the crowds. Our hotel in Corvara in South Tyrol is located at the heart of the Dolomites and is surrounded by some secret destinations that you won't find in every holiday guide, for example...

Pisciadù waterfalls

Level: easy
Duration: approx. 1h 10min
Altitude difference: approx. 200m

Are you going hiking in the Dolomites with the whole family? The easy hike to the Pisciadù waterfalls is suitable for every age! Starting directly in Corvara, the trail then leads across sunny meadows, through light-flooded forests, over bridges and along bubbling mountain streams to the foot of the Sella massif, where the Pisciadù waterfall cascades over mighty rocks. The varied nature that surrounds hikers on this tour and provides fabulous views is undoubtedly the highlight of this pleasant walk.

Sassongher

Level: medium
Duration: approx. 4.5h
Altitude difference: approx. 1,300m

If you're wondering what to do in the Dolomites, there's one thing you can't miss: Corvara's local mountain, the Sassongher. This impressive, sharp-edged rock massif rises directly behind our hotel - so you are in the best starting position for this tour when staying with us. Although rather long, the ascent is only of medium difficulty. It initially leads across alpine meadows, later over scree and some sections that are secured with ropes. Once you reach the summit terrace at 2,665 metres, you can enjoy an all-around view of the unique peaks of the Dolomites.

Piz Boè

Level: difficult
Duration: approx. 3.5h
Altitude difference: approx. 900m

Piz Boè is located south-west of Corvara and, at 3,152 metres, is the highest peak in the Sella massif. Nevertheless, it is relatively accessible and therefore a popular destination for hikers in the surrounding area. A certain amount of mountain experience is required, but no climbing equipment - the trail mostly runs through rocky terrain and is partly equipped with fixed ropes. A small hut awaits you at the summit, but otherwise you will be more impressed by the breathtaking panoramic view that awaits you at over 3,000 metres. If you master this tour, you really deserve to be pampered afterwards in Corvara at our hotel!

Fixed rope route on Piz da Lech

Level: medium
Duration: approx. 1h 45min
Altitude difference: approx. 380m

Climbing is the closest you can get to the mountain! When you climb in the Dolomites, you merge with the rock wall, become one with the mountain and experience nature up close. The fixed rope route to the Piz da Lech summit in the Sella massif is particularly interesting for climbing fans. Although it is not particularly long, it requires a good level of fitness and climbing experience due to some challenging sections. The start is at the Kostner hut - you can easily reach it from Corvara with the Boè gondola lift. Once you reach your destination and stretch your hands towards the sky, the struggle is quickly forgotten.

Sellaronda in winter

Level: medium
Duration: approx. 6 hours
Total length: 26km of slopes, 14km of ski lifts

Our hotel in the Alps is located right at the start of the Sellaronda. That’s a ski round trip that takes you over 4 Dolomite passes and past 5 alpine villages. The slopes and lifts are seamlessly connected. The Sellaronda can be completed clockwise or anti-clockwise. It is best to set off before 10 a.m. in order to be back in Corvara before the lifts close. The slopes of the Sellaronda are not too difficult, but you should be in good physical condition due to the duration of the tour. Experienced skiers can also alter the route slightly and tackle more challenging descents.
What to see in the Dolomites? We would respond: the most beautiful places are those where you can still walk and climb in the Dolomites while experiencing the untouched side of our nature, without any stress, without crowds and just the way you like it best - whether on an easy hike with your family, on a challenging summit tour with friends or your better half, or even climbing directly on the pale rock face.
But what you absolutely mustn't miss out on is the relaxation afterwards! At our hotel in the Dolomites, we pamper tired hikers in the wellness area and treat them to the best Ladin and international dishes. Send us a non-binding request to explore the best places in the Dolomites for sports enthusiasts, nature lovers and all those who want to become just that!



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