Tre Cime di Lavaredo loop

High-altitude hike to admire the majestic steep faces of Tre Cime di Lavaredo, icon of the Dolomites.


10.2 km


2-3 hours hours


455 m


16° max

The hike starts from Rifugio Auronzo, located along a panoramic toll road that departs at Misurina.

During peak season and weekends it is a very popular area; as the road toll is quite pricey, taking advantage of the local bus service is a good option.

We always suggest using an e-bike to reach the starting point, though, in this case, the ride from Cortina is quite long.

From the Rifugio turn right on a wide level dirt road that runs alongside the mountain’s south face. Past a small church, the view opens up on a breathtaking unique mountainscape over Croda dei Toni and Mt. Paterno.

From Rifugio Lavaredo the road climbs up and in 30 minutes you reach the namesake saddle where you can spot the awe-inspiring shape of the north face of Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

Descend along the opposite side towards Rifugio Locatelli and then follow C.A.I. trail No.105 where you will encounter two wonderful lakes and Malga Lunga.

To go back to the starting point, keep left until you are below Cima Ovest and then continue along the trail, sometimes slightly exposed.

Rest Stops: Rifugio Auronzo: Ph. +39 0435 39002 Rifugio Lavaredo: Ph. +39 349 602 8675 Rifugio Locatelli: Ph. +39 0474 972002

Recommended period:

From June to October

Recommended clothing:

Backpack containing food and a change of clothes. Hiking shoes, rain jacket, and water bottle

Minimum recommended age:

10 years

Route features:

Family friendly, Dog friendly


The last part of the trail features some exposure. During peak season and on weekends, the high number of hikers may compromise the quality of the experience.





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Our offers:

If you are in Cortina and are not properly equipped for this adventure, all you need do is dropping by Snow Service where you will find all the necessary gear.

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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