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What town to stay in the Dolomites in Sept. 2013

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What town to stay in the Dolomites in Sept. 2013

My husband and I want to do relatively easy (no more than 5 hours and not steep) day hikes. Any hike suggestions and any location suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I don't know what town is a good central location. We are staying for 4 nights and then heading to the French Alps. Thanks!

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1. Re: What town to stay in the Dolomites in Sept. 2013

First of all, you can chose between Belluno county (Veneto region) or Trentino Alto Adige region. I would suggest you the Belluno county, less crowded, cheaper and more Dolomitic.

Belluno and Feltre are the biggest cities, and from there you can walk in the "Parco Nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi". The highest Dolomites are northern, the biggest towns are Cortina (expansive), Pieve di Cadore, and Auronzo.

But then all depends if you prefer towns or villages, you have hundreds of choice, from where and how (car, train, bike) you arrive, which kind of location you look for (hotel, B&B, flats...). And about the hikes, there are paths for all levels and times, it depends on your taste (if you want to walk at 2000 meters or if you prefer under the trees)..

So, do you wish to be more specific?

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2. Re: What town to stay in the Dolomites in Sept. 2013

Thanks so much. We booked a place in Selva. We spent time in Wengen and Garmisch last year hiking and loved it. We took the lifts up and hiked from up there. So, we want to do something like that this year in the Dolomites. We will have a car. I know it's all beautiful, but a sampling of the beautiful scenery as we hike is what we prefer. Everyone has their favorite hikes. We have been to 26 National Parks in the US.We have fallen in love with the Alps and wish to spend our vacations there.

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3. Re: What town to stay in the Dolomites in Sept. 2013

hi,

go to the following link http://walkthedolomites.com and contact them. They organize guided walks tailor fit to small groups, which include hiking in the most beautiful places, sleeping in "rifugi" but also incredible nice and confortable small family owned small hotels with sauna, spas to relax after longer walks, and well chosen fine local eating and wine tasting.

Walkthedolomites is made up of a group of people from Italy, Colombia and Canada, bonded by the love for the Dolomites.

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4. Re: What town to stay in the Dolomites in Sept. 2013

We are also planning a trip to Dolomites in September 2014. If one stays in Belluno is there easy access to trails if you DON'T have a car?

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5. Re: What town to stay in the Dolomites in Sept. 2013

We are interested in a small town where one can arrive by train and access the mountain trails for relatively easy (4 hours, 1200 ft elevation gain) hikes. Suggestions?

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