"Dolomia" is the name of the particular type of rock predominant in this region.


Cortina offers more than 400 kilometers of signposted footpaths and hiking trails through meadows and forests, including itineraries with wonderful views – such as the Col Rosà route which takes you to the Fanes waterfalls, or a trip to the magnificent natural caves of the Tofana di Rozes.


More than 30 routes
For experienced hikers, taking on a via ferrata is often top of their wish list. And nowhere compares with the Dolomites in terms of the number and sheer beauty of these equipped paths: there is a huge variety to choose from, ranging from short, relatively easy climbs to seriously challenging ones requiring a good level of physical fitness.



Lovers of the Mountain Bike (MTB) love Cortina d'Ampezzo too, with fun and thrills guaranteed by at least 16 biking trails suitable for families and MTB enthusiasts alike.  For those hooked on downhill biking, a Bike Pass is available to allow bikes to travel uphill on lift facilities.
Even the most challenging routes and ambitious destinations become accessible to everyone, thanks to the E-Bike. The bike rentals in Cortina d'Ampezzo have numerous latest generation electric MTBs available.

Climbing, via ferrata and of course MTB!
Thrilling descents and ascents, accompanied by mountain guides. After demanding ascents along the via ferrata routes of the Ampezzo valley, experience the thrill of adrenaline-fueled freeride descents by
mountain bike. Feel the satisfaction of conquering the summit, before enjoying the speed of the descent - a different way to enjoy the mountain.
Cortina d’Ampezzo also offers unforgettable experiences for road cyclists. The Dolomite mountain Passes are perfect for the sport of road biking.
The Dolomite Bike Road, along the Former railway, is suitable for all cyclists, and perfect for a family outing with children.
From Cortina d'Ampezzo you can either head for Calalzo, 18 mi (30 km) towards the south, or for Dobbiaco, 18 mi (30 km) north, following the route of the former railway line. The journey unfolds in an untainted landscape animated by the beauty of nature and by delightful architectonic souvenirs as you cross bridges, skirt lakes and pass through tunnels, woods and old railway stations, some of them restored as snack bars.