duerrensee lago di landro dahinter monte cristallo
duerrensee lago di landro dahinter monte cristallo

Valle di Landro

One of the most beautiful valleys in South Tyrol lies between Lake Dobbiaco and Lake Landro in the vast municipal area of Dobbiaco

The green Valle di Landro (Hohlensteintal) is, in summary, a natural paradise in summer and a cross-country skiing destination in winter. The journey of discovery begins at Lake Dobbiaco, 2 km from the main village of Dobbiaco or "Duplago", how it was called in former times, and then crosses it in a southerly direction. After Lake Landro and the Passo Cimabanche comes Cortina d'Ampezzo, the famous ski resort in the Belluno Dolomites. There is a third lake: Lake Misurina.

The valley is also important as a borderline: The Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park ends here and merges into the Three Peaks Nature Park around the Sesto Dolomites. Linguistically, too, the predominantly German-speaking north divides here from the Ladin-speaking south around Cortina. The lakes dominate the leisure activities and are increasingly popular destinations also in spring and autumn, the two seasons that offer a little more tranquillity. One - Lake Dobbiaco - can be explored on the nature trail or by pedal boat, while the other - Lake Landro - is the starting point for numerous hikes, such as the one to the Monte Piano or the Locatelli-Innerkofler Hut.

In winter, the Valle di Landro is a first-class cross-country skiing paradise. Near Carbonin at the entrance to the valley is one of the cross-country ski tracks: the Val Fonda circular track. Another, the Dobbiaco-Cortina track, is part of the Tour de Ski, a cross-country skiing competition of several days. The 16 km long cross-country ski track from the Nordic Arena to Lake Dobbiaco is highly recommendable from a scenic point of view. It then winds its way past the military cemetery to the magnificent Three Peaks View and Lake Landro. The adventure ends at the Passo Cimabanche, the 1,530 high pass also known as Im Gemärk, and therefore at the South Tyrolean border.

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