Enchanting, magical, intriguing – the most photographed group of mountains in
all the majestic Dolomiti Alps is undoubtedly the Three
Peaks of Lavaredo.
The towering crags that stand in territory of the municipality of Dobbiaco and others in the nearby province of Belluno are parts of the Dolomiti di Sesto chain, routinely ranked among the most famous on earth. Thousands of visitors flock to the “Dolomiti di Sesto” Natural Park to experience their extraordinary beauty firsthand.
With its impressive height of 2,999 meters, Cima Grande/Central Peak scaled for the first time by Emilio Comici and two companions is still one of the most daunting and exciting challenges for mountain climbers today. With its 2,973 m height, Cima Ovest/West Peak and Cima Piccola/Small Peak, standing at 2,857 m above sea level are both big attractions themselves, the latter also known for its “Spigolo Giallo/Yellow Edge”, one of the most difficult climbs in the Dolomiti Alps for years.
The realm of the Tre Cime is just as popular with hikers and less skilled mountaineers. There are numerous fixed-aid ascent routes (with steel cables and ladders) and spectacular walking trails of various degrees of difficulty to the delight of expert and beginner mountain lovers alike.
Drink in the fresh scent of the alpine flowers in the pastures or linger for a refreshing pause at a cold, clear mountain lake before reaching your destination: any of the area’s picturesque mountain huts – and then sample some of the local specialties of food and drink on hand. Take a vacation you can be proud of – marvellous relaxation and discovery in the Land of the Three Peaks.