The tour of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo is one of the most beautiful and fascinating excursions in the world, the most recommended season is summer, until September / October when the colors begin to be golden and everything smells of pristine nature ...
The route of the Tour of the Three Peaks of Lavaredo is well signposted and can be done clockwise or even counterclockwise. Usually the turn is done in a counter-clockwise direction, which does not mean that it is just as satisfying in the clockwise sense.
The itinerary of the Tour of the Three Peaks of Lavaredo
The itinerary starts at Rifugio Auronzo, easily reachable from Misurina in about ten minutes by car and can be parked at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo car park. The entire route around the immense Tre cime di Lavaredo will dazzle your eyes and heart with its beauty, and you will be able to admire them from numerous observation points.
From Rifugio Auronzo, where you can admire the Valle dell'Ansiei and Auronzo di Cadore, the Catini di Misurina (2839 m), Lake Misurina and Lake Antorno, Sorapiss and Monte Cristallino di Misurina, follow the road dirt road with a comfortable and flat course, which will take you to Rifugio Lavaredo and once reached, to continue you can choose the path on the left that passes at the foot of the Torre Piccola di Lavaredo, or you can continue along the road that follows with a path longer, but easier to quiet. If you choose this path, you will climb towards the Forcella Lavaredo, and shortly after you will be able to see the beauty of the pink walls of the Dolomia Principale. Opposite, you will admire the walls of the Cima Piccola. Continuing, you will arrive at the Forcella Lavaredo, which is the highest point in all of the Giro delle Tre cime di Lavaredo.
From here you can admire the majestic Tre Cime di Lavaredo and a large number of mountains that open up in circles including Monte Rudo, Croda dei Rondoi, Torre dei Scarperi, Monte Mattina, Torre Toblino and Sasso di Sesto.
Continuing you will find another dirt path with more or less flat stretches, and after a wide path, continue along the path to the left, you will be close to the "antisorgenti" of the Rienza River. Here the water is clear and fresh throughout the year, in some places it disappears even underground, only to reappear more towards the valley.
Attention that, continuing, it will be easy to make close encounters with the best friends of the Tre cime di Lavaredo: we are talking about marmots, red or common foxes, chamois ...
Continuing in your excursion, Tour of the Three Peaks of Lavaredo, you will see the majestic peaks ever closer ...
After about three hours of walking, you will again be able to see the starting point, the Auronzo Refuge now near and the large parking lots, usually full of cars. The excursion ends here, at the Auronzo Refuge, where you can take the car back to the valley.