Le Tre Cime di Lavaredo: World Heritage Site
Those who come to visit Val Pusteria always leave with eyes full of beauty. Among the highlights of this wonder, there is certainly the area of the three peaks. This rocky complex is called the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, and was declared by theUNESCO World Heritage Site.
This part of the Alta Val Pusteria is perfect for every season: hiking and biking in summer, and wonderful slopes in winter, including 200 km for cross-country skiing.
Three peaks, as we said. The small summit, 2857 m. The Cima Ovest at 2973 m. And the Cima Grande, in the center, measures 2999 m. They are calcareous rocks, which they take different colors and shades based on the time of day. They play with the sun, acquiring a pale gray at the height of the day up to the fiery orange of the sunset.
To see the Tre Cime di Lavaredo from below and enjoy the show, just go near Dobbiaco, in Val di Landro, where there is a Belvedere that frames and makes them perfect.
During the summer it is possible to reach the Tre Cime di Lavaredo with a path that goes from the area of the lake of Misurina until the Auronzo refuge at 2320 m, which with its three webcams brings us up there at all times. The trekking routes in this area are very different and dedicated to everyone, from experienced mountaineers to those less experienced. A dirt road marked with the number 101 leads us to the opposite side of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. In 15 minutes you can reach the Lavaredo refuge from which you can take two roads: the simplest option is to continue along the dirt road, or you can choose the path that cuts diagonally up to the Torre Piccola di Lavaredo. After passing the Tre Cime and continuing on the north side, we will also be able to admire the small alpine lakes on the opposite side.
Arrived high, the show is sublime. We will be surrounded by some of the best natural monuments of the Val Pusteria, ready to give emotions.