Pian de Ra Spines

A gentle leisurely hike, suitable for strollers, running across the Fiames plain along both sides of the Boite river.


6.8 km


1-2 hours


122 m


4° max

The trailhead is next to Hotel Fiames, along the road to Dobbiaco, about 4.5 km from Cortina centre.

The narrow dirt road departs just behind the hotel and runs parallel to the state road through the dense “Bosco dell’Impero”. Coming out from the wooded area, the road runs along the shore of the Boite river.

The clear waters of the river and the crown of the surrounding peaks call for a stop to appreciate the scenic beauty of the area.

A further 10-minute walk takes you to the “Spiaggia Verde” rest stop, featuring a playground for children.

Continue slightly uphill, walk past the Info Point of the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites and just a few metres further on a stop is worth to enjoy the awe-inspiring sight of the Rio Felizon gorge.

Turn left downhill and walk past a scenic little bridge over the Boite river.

Walk along the hydrographic left-hand side of the river, through a fairy-tale forest. After a short uphill stretch, continue as far as the Olimpia camping site before leaving the forest.

Cross a second bridge and turn left into the woods, the trail ends up near the former airport landing strip.

Continue on the right and walk the final stretch along a soft trail running between the state road and the airport, to return to Hotel Fiames.

Rest stops: Spiaggia Verde: Ph. +39 349 599 4229 Hotel Fiames: Ph. +39 0436 2366

Recommended period:

From May to October

Recommended clothing:

Comfortable active wear and sport shoes. Rain jacket.

Minimum recommended age:


Route features:

Family friendly, Dog friendly







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Lake Pianozes

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From Ra Stua to Campo Croce

This hike, with little elevation gain, will take you to the Boite’s springs in the heart of the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites.

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Livelli di difficoltà

Facile: Itinerario su stradine, mulattiere o larghi sentieri. I percorsi generalmente non sono lunghi, non presentano alcun problema di orientamento e non richiedono un allenamento specifico se non quello tipico della passeggiata.

Medio: Itinerari su sentieri od evidenti tracce in terreno di vario genere (pascoli, detriti, pietraie…). Sono generalmente segnalati con vernice od ometti (pietre impilate a forma piramidale che permettono di individuare il percorso anche da lontano). Richiedono una sufficiente capacità di orientamento, allenamento alla camminata anche per qualche ora.

Difficile: Si tratta di itinerari generalmente segnalati, ma che implicano la capacità di muoversi su terreni particolari. Sentieri e tracce si trovano su terreni impervio e infido a quote relativamente elevate.

Intenso: Itinerari generalmente segnalati ma con qualche difficoltà: il terreno può essere costituito da pendii scivolosi di erba, misti di rocce ed erba, pietraie, lievi pendii innevati o anche singoli passaggi rocciosi di facile arrampicata (uso delle mani in alcuni punti). Richiedono una discreta conoscenza dall’ambiente alpino, passo sicuro ed assenza di vertigini. La preparazione fisica deve essere adeguata ad una giornata di cammino abbastanza continuo.

Estremo: Sentieri non sempre segnalati che richiedono un’ottima preparazione fisica e una profonda conoscenza dell’ambiente. Pendenze elevate e possibilità trovare tratti esposti.

Grading system

Easy: Along dirt roads, mule tracks or wide trails. The itineraries are generally not long, no orientation skills and specific training are required. Suitable for any reasonably fit person.

Medium: along trails or fairly visible paths on mixed terrain (pasturelands, debris, scree slopes). Generally marked with paint or cairns (a mound of rough stones built as a landmark, to find the way even from afar). Average orientation skills are required, adequate fitness level for few hours walk.

Difficult: though generally marked or signposted, the  itineraries require familiarity with any terrain. Trails and tracks runs on steep or treacherous terrain at higher elevations.

Severe: though generally marked, the itineraries feature some difficulties: slippery grassy slopes, combination of rocks and grassy patches, scree slopes, snowy patches, or easy rock climbing stretches (scrambling is required). Good knowledge of the mountain environment, sure-footedness, and a head for the heights. Adequate physical preparation for a long day walking.

Extreme: Often unmarked trails that require an excellent physical preparation and a deep knowledge of the environment. Steep terrain and exposed sections are likely to be found.

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