A summer holiday in the Dolomites is a must, to be done at least once in a lifetime. The area is very vast with many places to see located between Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige. But which are the most beautiful destinations for the 2021 summer holidays?
Here are the top ten!
Alpe di Siusi
Europe's largest high plateau with its five villages (Siusi allo Sciliar, Tires al Catinaccio, Fiè allo Sciliar, Alpe di Siusi and Castelrotto) is a popular destination for lovers of outdoor activities and relaxation. There are 450 km of hiking trails, 50 mountain huts, 4 fixed rope routes and 600 km of bike trails to discover the Dolomites, plus an 18-hole golf course, the S. Vigilio Siusi Golf Club. The area is also a paradise for families, with the Curadina witch, themed trails such as the Oswald von Wolkenstein trail or the mushroom trail, and the Dolomiti Ranger programme for children to discover and learn about nature. A wellness holiday in the hotels in the area is a must: try one or more exclusive treatments, such as the therapeutic hay bath in Fié.
San Vigilio di Marebbe
The gateway to the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park, San Vigilio together with San Martino di Badia form the Ladin part of the Plan de Corones holiday region and offer a rich leisure programme for hikers, mountaineers and culture enthusiasts. In every corner of the village, as well as in the wellness and gourmet hotels, you can feel the true Ladin tradition. From themed hikes, through local cuisine to wellness treatments. The Ladin cultural institute and the Ladin museum offer a true journey into the history and traditions of the Ladins.
Spending a holiday in Ortisei creates the feeling of being immersed in a hand-painted painting because of the surrounding panorama, its lively centre with renowned boutiques and picturesque churches. The 18th-century parish church of St. Ulrich is worth a visit for its Renaissance and Baroque elements and artistic sculptures, and the Church of St. James for its Baroque high altar. From Ortisei there are walks and hikes through the woods to the old railway line or to Val d'Anna, to the Rifugio Firenze or to the Monte dei Ladini.
Holidays at the foot of Sassongher with golf on the 9-hole course just a few minutes from the centre of Corvara, hiking, mountain bike tours along the famous Dolomite passes and wellness in the cosy hotels in the area with state-of-the-art wellness centres.
In the heart of Val di Fiemme, Predazzo invites you to enjoy a regenerating holiday with your family or with your partner, surrounded by nature, sport and relaxation. Excursions, bike rides and fun for everyone at the Alpine Coaster, the monorail toboggan ride. The highest concentration of geological varieties in the world can be found here, which is why it is also called the "Geological Garden of the Alps". In the central square you can visit the Geological Museum of the Dolomites to admire an extraordinary collection of mineral rocks and fossils, as well as scientific publications testifying to studies on the formation of the Dolomites. Don't miss the Doss Capèl geological path.
San Giovanni di Fassa
Listed among the most beautiful villages in Italy, the new municipality includes the hamlets of Vigo di Fassa, Pera and Pozza di Fassa and is the ideal destination for lovers of outdoor activities. The resort also offers a lot to families with playgrounds and equipped facilities and to wellness lovers with renowned hotels with state-of-the-art spas and wellness centres.
Fiera di Primiero
Relaxation and green holidays in the small village of Fiera di Primiero, with characteristic shops, boasts refined wellness hotels able to satisfy all tastes. The village is crossed by the Family Green Way Primiero cycle path: a 20 km route to be covered in about 2 and a half hours that crosses the entire Primiero Valley to discover villages and traditions.
The destination par excellence for lovers of hiking, climbing, mountain biking and motorbike tours between Marmolada, Porta Vescovo and Sellaronda. A place for events and motorbike rallies and a gateway to numerous international cycling competitions, such as the Sellaronda Bike, the Sellaronda HERO and the Maratona dles Dolomites.
Here, holidays are in fashion. Among fine boutiques, chic restaurants and the most beautiful mountains in the world, where you can enjoy an excursion to the 5 Torri, Lagazuoi, Sorapiss or Faloria. Auronzo is the location of major events, such as the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti, a race reserved for historic cars, the Cortina-Dobbiaco International Gran Fondo mountain bike race, the National Show Jumping Competition and the Cortina Summer Festival dedicated to jazz music.
Holidays at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Auronzo lake or Misurina? The choice becomes really difficult! Fortunately, the Tre Cime, Misurina lake and Auronzo are close to each other and can be visited by both. Sport is the main attraction: here you can choose between challenging hikes, relaxing walks by the lake, e-bike tours along the Auronzo-Misurina cycle path, climbing routes or adventures with your children in the Auronzo Adventure Park.