Braies Lake, Tre Cime di Lavaredo & Co. – the Dolomite Highlights

Natural beauty & urban flair

Clear Dolomite lakes shimmer in the most beautiful shades of blue, striking rock faces rise up and tower above the land. Picturesque alpine pastures, meadows and forests round off this fabulous panorama. A few kilometres away and people leisurely stroll through the streets of the towns and enjoy the sunshine with an afternoon aperitivo. The Montanaris is close to both of these worlds – in a good neighbourhood so to speak.

Pragser Wildsee
The Lago di Braies – The jewel among the Dolomite lakes

THE highlight of the Dolomites is only 10 km away from Montanaris. The impressive Croda del Becco is reflected in the water of the shimmering blue-green mountain lake, while the famous wooden boats glide gently across the Lago di Braies. The place offers wildly romantic scenes, the likes of which you would normally only see in a picture book. That’s probably why Terence Hill chose the lake as the location for his series “The Mountain Police – One step from heaven”.

The Prato Piazza – Impressive expanses

Lush green meadows in summer, sparkling white snow in winter – the alpine pasture, situated at 2,000 m above sea level, is the second highlight of the Braies valley. Colourful flower meadows line the path to the mighty peak of the Vallandro and to the Monte Specie, which is a little lower down. In direct view: the Tre Cime. If you prefer to take it easy, you can enjoy the breathtaking landscape on a walk along the Prato Piazza followed by a stop at a mountain hut.

Die Drei Zinnen
Tre Cime di Lavaredo – The grey giants

Activity paradise and place of power at the same time, that’s the best way to describe the majestic Tre Cime, even if we are lost for words when looking at them. As a symbol of the Dolomites, they are now known far beyond the national borders and mountaineers from near and far have conquered their summits.

Das Fischleintal
The Val Fiscalina valley – A place like no other

The Val Fiscalina valley opens up over a distance of around 4.5 km between wide forests, imposing rock faces and dreamy flower meadows from Moso in Sesto to the Rifugio Fondovalle hut. Situated in the middle of the 3 Peaks Nature Park, the Val Fiscalina is often called “the most beautiful valley in the world“. Rightly so, we think, because hikers are offered a dreamlike panorama of the Dolomites with a view of the Sesto sundial.

The Lago di Sorapis – Turquoise mountain lake

Who needs the sea when you can have a Dolomite lake? At 1,925 m above sea level, in the middle of the Belluno Dolomites, lies Lago di Sorapis. Like a turquoise diamond, hidden between rugged rocks, it enchants its visitors with its unique colour. There is even a small beach on the right bank where hikers can take a break and enjoy the impressive panorama.

Cortina – The place to be

Vibrant urban life, numerous shopping opportunities and inviting cafés: You could also call Cortina the Kitzbühel of the Dolomites. Here, Italian dolce vita meets alpine-urban flair, surrounded by the mountain giants, fabulous ski slopes and activity opportunities of every kind. Following the first time in 1956, Cortina has once again been chosen to host the Olympic Games in 2026.

San Candido – At the foot of the Monte Baranci

San Candido may not be a city, but the enchanting market town in the Val Pusteria certainly offers an urban flair. The lively pedestrian zone invites you to a relaxed after-work aperitivo with a view of the Monte Baranci and, in addition to some cultural sights, there are also weekly festivals on the village square to visit during the summer months.