3 top destinations in the Dolomites to visit in 2021

21 January 2021

2021 will be the turning point: after a year of worries, the desire to travel is growing stronger. In 2020 you were dreaming of a holiday, this year going on a new trip will become a reality. The Dolomites are a popular destination for sportsmen and women, and are known all over the world. The Dolomite resorts are located between Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige and offer a world of opportunities for your next mountain holiday.

We suggest 3 top destinations to visit in 2021, with nature, relaxation and outdoor activities.

Cortina d'Ampezzo

First and foremost, Cortina d'Ampezzo, the Queen of the Dolomites, which this year, albeit behind closed doors, is hosting the World Cup and is already preparing for the 2026 Olympics. Surrounded by the most beautiful Dolomite peaks, such as the Tofane, Cristallo, Faloria, Cinque Torri, Becco del Mezzodì, Sorapis and Croda da Lago, it offers experiences for all tastes. From classic high-altitude excursions, to climbing, bike or e-bike tours and motorbike tours on the Giau Pass.

There is no shortage of fun to be had, including swimming, tree-climbing at the Adrenalin Park adventure park, rafting, canyoning, hydrospeed and kayaking along the local streams, where it is also possible to fish.

Where to sleep in Cortina? At Hotel Serena, located about 20 minutes' walk from the beautiful Corso Italia, the famous shopping street. The hotel boasts a gourmet restaurant, where you can sample delicious Ampezzo specialities with special attention to intolerance and vegan cuisine.

Corvara in Badia

At the foot of the Sassongher mountain lies Corvara in Badia, the chic resort and pearl of Alta Badia. Here Ladin tradition is at home. Situated in a privileged position on the Sellaronda circuit, the tour around the Sella massif, in winter on skis and in summer on road bikes or mountain bikes, it is the ideal destination for your sports holiday.

During the summer, two modern lifts departing from the centre of Corvara allow you to reach altitudes of over 2,000 metres, where you can set off on your hike and enjoy extraordinary views over the Alta Badia Dolomites to the Marmolada glacier and the peaks of the Austrian Alps.

In addition to hiking, the resort also has an indoor ice stadium, the Tranrüs golf course at 1700 metres above sea level and indoor tennis courts.

Where to stay in Corvara? At Hotel Col Alto you can enjoy sweet moments of relaxation in the spa with its sauna world, indoor pool with whirlpool with sea salts and relaxation area with heated beds and water mattresses. Guided hikes, free mountain bike rental, kids' club and a special agreement with the Alta Badia Golf Club.

Obereggen

At the foot of the Latemar and 20 km from the beautiful Carezza lake is the village of Obereggen, an excellent starting point for excursions in the area. A breathtaking panorama surrounds it: from the Latemar to the twin mountains Corno Bianco and Corno Nero to the Pala di Santa. But it is not only the landscape that makes it unique to its visitors, also the nature, the paths, the blossoming of rhododendrons and arnica in summer contribute to its beauty.

Where to sleep in Obereggen? At the Hotel Sonnalp, renowned for its cuisine, which has been awarded 3 hats by the Gault Millau Guide. Here, relaxation is the order of the day with the organic sauna, indoor and outdoor pools and various wellness treatments of the highest standard.

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