Dobbiaco: cross-country skiing, lake, cycle path and events
Would you like to cross-country ski? Come to Dobbiaco, in the holiday region Three Peaks/3 Zinnen in the Dolomites, and you will find the best way to satisfy your desire! Here you will find many perfectly prepared trails, suitable for all levels, and you will also have the opportunity of trying the trail of the famous competition Granfondo Dobbiaco-Cortina. In summer too you will undoubtedly find the right sport for you.
Dobbiaco is located at the outlet of two valleys: Valle di San Silvestro and Valle di Landro, connecting it to the Ampezzano area, and is considered as the access door to the Dolomites. It has always been strategically important: the Romans used it as a communication point between the North and South part of the empire, through the Alemagna Road. It is surrounded by a blooming nature and lies at the borderline between the two Parks of Alta Pusteria, allowing to experience a deep contact with natural environment and to do many sports and tours, especially in winter, when it turns into a big cross-country trail.
Would you like to go for a beautiful walk to the Dobbiaco or Landro lakes? Or do you prefer trying one of the high routes on the surrounding peaks? And what about a beautiful bike tour on the trekking or cycle paths? These are all safe and relaxing activities you can do. Furthermore you can do Nordic walking, climb on Monte Paterno or Torre di Toblin, fish, swim or ride. Relax lovers can sunbathe along the natural lake or taste a typical Tyrolean snack. And if this is not enough, you can test your survival skills in the Adventure Park, among rope bridges and wood ladders.
Dobbiaco will surprise you even trough its diverse cultural offer: the parish church in Valle San Silvestro, an excellent example of baroque art, and the Shrine of Santa Maria, are really worth a visit. Furthermore you can admire the oldest stations of the cross in Tyrol, and the Herbst castle.
There are also many events, such as the Dolomiti Ballonweek and the cross-country competition Granfondo Dobbiaco Cortina. As well as living traditions and customs such as the Krampus parade with St. Nicholas.