Dolomites: Hiking Cinque Torri

The Cinque Torri (or “5 Towers”) is between Corvara and Cortina. It can be visited in a day trip or spend the night at one of the 4 rifugios in the area.

The views are amazing, and the Cinque Torri is very striking at different times of day in different light. It is very popular for rock climbing and doing a via ferrata.

There is also a WWI outdoor museum which is fascinating to explore.

Rifugios are 50-70 Euros per person per night including breakfast and dinner. They have 2-person, 4-person, and dorm rooms.

  • Rifugio Cinque Torri — This is
  • Rifugio Nuvalau
  • Rifugio by the chairlift
  • Rifugio in the saddle

The Rifugio Nuvolau is one of the oldest rifugios. It is up at the top of the mountain. People who spend the night can enjoy an amazing sunrise and sunset. They grill up hamburgers outside on the deck, and it gets very busy at lunchtime. There is also a popular via ferrata circuit.

There are multiple ways to get to Cinque Torri, including a chairlift or hiking from short to long routes (2-4 hours one-way).

One possible hiking circuit is to park at Rifugio Col Galina, then hike up the short trail, spend the night and hike back down a longer trail.

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