The Three Peaks of Lavaredo have always been a favorite destination for motorbikers, climbers, and they became a strategic battlefield during the First World War. You can start from Cortina D’Ampezzo, Dobbiaco or Auronzo of Cadore for a fascinating and historical itinerary.
The road along the mountain, the SR48, connects Auronzo of Cadore to Cortina D’Ampezzo, passing through the Misurina Lake. Passing for Dobbiaco, you run along the Landro Lake. The most famous panoramic spots: Val di Landro, on SS51, few kilometers away from Carbonin where you can see a lateral outline of the Three Peaks; another option is to admire them from the Auronzo Hut or the Locatelli Hut. For a tasteful stop we suggest the Restaurant Lago di Landro. At a short distance from Auronzo di Cadore a beautiful motorcycle route starts, from Lozzo di Cadore to Ampezzo.
The Three Peaks of Lavaredo look like three fingers pointing up at the sky, harmoniously aligned and shaped. The northern section is in the territory of Dobbiaco. The massif was once in the municipality of Auronzo, in Province of Belluno in Veneto, but since 1752 the border is along the north side of the peaks. Between 1915 and 1917 the Three Peaks of Lavaredo formed part of the border between Italy and Austria. You can still see the trenches from the war period and a tombstone made with the helicopter blades.
The Misurina Lake is the largest natural lake of the Cadore and is 1754 m above sea level Misurina, fraction of Auronzo di Cadore (Belluno). The perimeter is 2.6 km and the depth is 5 meters. The particular climatic characteristics of the area around the lake make the air particularly suitable for those who suffer from respiratory diseases. In fact, near the lake is the only center in Italy for the treatment of childhood asthma. To the east of the lake are the ski lifts, and the chain of Cadini Misurina (Sesto Dolomites), crossed by the trail equipped Aldo Bonacossa. To the north of the lake, taking the road that leads to the Three Peaks, is the Lake Antorno. To the south lies the Group instead Sorapiss (Ampezzo Dolomites). Ph kordi_vahle pixabay – CC0 Creative Commons
The Landro Lake is located in the Valley of Landro, in Alto Adige, in Dobbiaco, few kilometers away from the fork, in Carbonin, towards the Misurina Lake or Cimabanche, 20 kilometers from Cortina d’Ampezzo. Close to the lake, you can admire the rocky sides of the Dolomites, in the Natural Park of Sesto. The norther sector was controlled by the Austrians during the War and supplied from the lake by a mechanised cableway, hence the wheel memorial here.