A symbol of the UNESCO The Dolomites World Heritage, the Three Peaks are probably the best-known mountains in the world. Around these iconic peaks are trails, paths and iron paths of varying difficulty.
You can reach the Three Peaks either on foot or by car (only during the summer season) by taking the toll road.
The spectacle you can enjoy once you reach the Auronzo Mountain Shelter is spectacular, and feature some of the most beautiful and well-known Dolomite groups.
From here you can venture as far as Forcella Lavaredo to admire the incredible view of the north walls and marvel at the Small Peak (2,857 metres), Big Peak (2,999 metres) and Western Pinnacle (2,973 metres), or continue with the famous Three Peaks Tour.
At the foot of the Three Peaks lies Lake Misurina. Also known as the “Pearl of the Dolomites” for its beauty, it is the ideal destination not only as a starting point to reach the famous mountain, thanks to the trail that starts from the nearby Lake Antorno, but also for a vacation dedicated to sports and leisure. It is a highly recommended destination in both summer and winter in the Auronzo-Misurina ski area.
Curiosities and tips
- The Three Peaks mark the border between Belluno and Bolzano: they fall within the municipalities of Auronzo for the southern part and Dobbiaco for the northern part
- The first ascent of the Big Peak was made on 21st August 1869, by the Viennese Paul Grohmann
- The Dolomites, including the best-known group called the Three Peaks, were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009
- Not to be missed: a hike to Monte Piana: unique panorama of the Dolomites and the open-air Museum of the Great War