The Great Dolomite Road Bolzano - Cortina
In this little book, I cover the Great Dolomites Road. It crosses three regions: Südtirol, Trentino, and Veneto. It is a classic itinerary to visit some of the most scenic parts of the Dolomites. I advised anyone driving along it is to begin in Bozen (Bolzano in Italian). The road is paved and very well developed; however, it is very curvy with a maximum gradient of 12% and requires actual driving.
I only partly recommended the teams' route because the streets are very narrow and confusing, especially from the Fassa Valley.
This guide will help you go on the entire road, with clear color maps that indicate the distance and time between places, in addition to photos of the localities. Furthermore, it gives you the route to follow between the different stages.
Numerous viewpoints and parking areas on the Great Dolomite Road allow a panoramic view of the surrounding Dolomites.
The guide starts with a description of the attractions in Bolzano, the Ötzi – the Iceman Museum, Bolzano's castles, and nearby locations.
It then leads you in a drive from Bolzano to Cortina d'Ampezzo, going through the Carezza Lake, Val di Fassa, and the Tofana.
It contains many reviews for the best-recommended restaurants at the location described.
It includes maps, color photos, and descriptions of the attractions of all the localities touched.
An extensive section is full of helpful information on how to get to Bolzano and Cortina, go back, and what kind of services are available to rent a bike, the favorite means of transportation to ride the Great Road available.
The Great Dolomite Road: Itinerary
The itinerary goes through Karneid, Nova Levante, Carezza Lake, Passo di Costalunga, Vigo di Fassa, Pozza di Fassa, Campitello di Fassa, Canazei, Pecol, the Fedaia Pass, Pieve di Livinallongo, Col di Lana, Falzarego Pass, Valparola Ridge, Cinque Torri, and the Tofana.
Author Enrico Massetti
Published by Massetti Publishing Washington DC, USA
Table of content
Bolzano: Gateway to the Dolomites
Bolzano: The countryside in the city
The legend of the ghost riders of Karneid
Vacations in the Rosengarten area
Where to eat in Vigo di Fassa:
Where to stay in Vigo di Fassa
Where to eat at Pozza di Fassa:
Where to stay in Pozza di Fassa
Where to eat at Campitello di Fassa:
Where to stay in Campitello di Fassa
The road from Alba to Fedaia Pass
From Fedaia Pass to Salesei (Pieve di Livinallongo)
Salesei (Pieve di Livinallongo) - Passo Falzarego
Passo Falzarego to Cortina d'Ampezzo
Where to eat in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Where to stay in Cortina d'Ampezzo
How to return to Bolzano from Cortina
How to continue from Cortina to Venice
Where to rent a motorcycle in Bolzano
A Great Road, why not a stop, a short one?
How to reach the Dolomites Road