East to West through the Dolomites: Part 2 The Lago di Misurina to the Tre Cime and back

Published on:  | Last updated: 29 March 2017

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo (near Misurina, Veneto)

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo (near Misurina, Veneto)

From the Lago there’s a further 7 kilometre and 600 metre climb to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. The last 4 kilometres or so are fairly steep - with an altitude gain of 485 metres over 4.4 kms.

The road is marked on some maps as a private road. In fact the local authority charge for car parking and there’s a barrier at the bottom of the climb (bikes go free).

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The tarmac road finishes at the Rifugio Auronzo. From there you are on a mountain bike you could continue a little further to the Rifugio Lavaredo otherwise, lock your bike somewhere and walk it’s well worth it.

The rifugio has been a finish point for stages on a number of Giros d’Italia including the penul­timate stage of the 2013 Giro.

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Picture by 'Agordal' Wikimedia Commons

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