The Great Dolomite Road Bolzano - Cortina with Cortina Vie Ferrate
Enrico Massetti - Enrico Maioni
Author Enrico Massetti
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 to begin in Bozen (Bolzano in Italian). The road is paved and very well developed; however, it is 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 and 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 by describing the attractions in Bolzano, the Ötzi – the Iceman Museum, Bolzano's castles, and nearby locations.
It then leads you on 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.
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.
A final section by Enrico Maioni describes the vie Ferrate you can have in Cortina.
Author Enrico Maioni
Enrico Maioni is an expert, a local mountain guide born in the Dolomites. He is an expert, a certified local Mountain Guide born and grew up in the Dolomites! You can also call him, but often he is in the mountains and not always able to answer the phone.
Enrico Maioni wrote a last section that gives you all the information about the via Ferrata, how to climb it, the required equipment, the dangers, and much more.
Published by Massetti Publishing Washington DC, USA
Table of content
Links to the establishments' websites
Bolzano: Gateway to the Dolomites
Mediterranean climate with Alpine splendor
Bolzano: The countryside in the city
Bolzano: A bit of history
Ötzi - the Iceman
Where to eat in Bozen/Bolzano
Where to stay in Bolzano
Castles in Bolzano
Bolzano Sigmundskron Castle
Bolzano Runkelstein Castle
The Great Dolomite Road
Bolzano - Kardaun
The legend of the ghost riders of Karneid
From Kardaun to Nova Levante
Vacations in the Rosengarten area
Where to eat in Welschnofen
Where to stay in Welschnofen
Nova Levante - Vigo di Fassa
Lake Carezza - Karersee
Where to eat at Lake Carezza:
Where to stay in Carezza
Passo di Costalunga
Vigo di Fassa
Vacations in the Fassa Valley
Where to eat in Vigo di Fassa:
Where to stay in Vigo di Fassa
Vigo di Fassa - Canazei
Paragliding in Canazei
Surroundings of Canazei
Pozza di Fassa
Where to eat at Pozza di Fassa:
Where to stay in Pozza di Fassa
Campitello di Fassa
Where to eat at Campitello di Fassa:
Where to stay in Campitello di Fassa
Where to eat in Canazei
Where to stay in Canazei
The road from Alba to Fedaia Pass
Where to eat in Alba
Where to stay in Alba
From Fedaia Pass to Salesei (Pieve di Livinallongo)
Livinallongo - Arabba
Where to eat in Arabba
Where to stay in Arabba
Col di Lana
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?
The mountain trails you can do alone
All the previous itineraries courtesy of
Let a mountain guide be your guide!
How to reach the Dolomites Road
How to get to Bolzano
South Tyrol connection ticket:
For those coming from the south
For those coming from the north
For those coming from the west
BZ Centro/Mitte P8
How to get to Cortina
Trails in Cortina
History and origins of Ferrata
The first via Ferrata in the Dolomites
Via Ferrata equipment
Via Ferrata set
Headlamp, ice axe, and crampons
Other tourism guides
Travel books of the same author:
Things to Know
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