Cortina has something for everyone in summer from simply chilling out to fast and furious adrenaline sports.
Cortina is a mecca for mountaineers with 850 climbing routes, 15,560 metres of vie ferrate (fixed rope routes) and spread around 4 mountain passes including 6 peaks over 3000m.
Explore the vertical kilometres of the Ampezzo Dolomites with its great choice of climbing, sports climbing walls and vie ferrate. In addition to highly technical and panoramic climbing routes there is a wealth of spectacular vie ferrate which were created in Cortina as military routes during the First World War. Local alpine guides organise special three to seven day tours in the Dolomites offering a chance to stay in one of the 56 local alpine refuges with luggage transport service provided.
In the summer Cortina turns itself into a Bike Resort. Experiencing Cortina on two wheels is a must. The resort offers a great variety of itineraries, facilities and services, catering to both amateur and professional bicycle enthusiasts.
- 1500 kilometres of signposted bike routes
- 18 bike hotels
- 4 rental shops
- 56 refuges
- 9 ski lifts and cable cars
- a single Bike & Trekking pass
The Ampezzo valley is a mountain bike paradise from family cycle tracks to long descents for experienced cyclists – all linked by a Bike & Bus service. The new Bike & Trekking pass, valid either for a single day or from 3 to 5 days, gives cyclists the opportunity to use the ski lifts and cable cars (see www.cortinabike.dolomiti.org for more information).
For water enthusiasts Hydro Speed, or “swimming with the currents”, is a an exciting river sport. Anyone who wants a wilder river experience can sign up to Cortina Adrenalin Center’s individual or group kayak courses.
Cortina has a nine- hole golf course (soon to double in size) and is a well designed, technical course set at the base of the mountains. www.cortinagolf.it
Other summer activities include...
- Horse riding