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6. To Prato Piazza with single trail via the “Malga Stolla hut”

Start in Sesto/Moso at the Bike Hotel Alpenblick ****s along the cycle path towards San Candido, then continue up to Dobbiaco (1,210). From there, turn left into the Val di Landro Valley towards Cortina, past Lago di Dobbiaco (1,260) and Lago di Landro (1,410) with views of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo as far as Carbonin (1,450). After the “Ploner” holiday complex, continue along a forest road for about 7 km and around 1 hour to the high plateau of the Braies Dolomites, on the Prato Piazza (2,040) alpine pasture. The Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and the Picco di Vallandro “follow” you; once at the top, after a short rest at the rustic Malga Prato Piazza hut (definitely visit) continue on to Hotel Hohe Gaisl, turn left here onto hiking trail no. 18 to the Malga Stolla hut; from here, a flowing S1/S2 trail leads you back to Ponticello. Immediately after the car park, take a left onto hiking trail no. 37. This occasionally lively trail brings you to Braies di Fuori after about 10 km, from here continue for around 1 km along the road and then turn right onto the cycle path towards Villabassa, Dobbiaco back to the starting point of Sesto/Moso to the Bike Hotel Alpenblick ****s.

Tip: from Prato Piazza make a detour to Monte Specie (2,400 km) approx. 300 m difference in altitude with fabulous views of the surrounding Dolomites

Refreshment huts: Gasthof Klaus, Lago di Landro hut, Rif. Vallandro hut, Malga Prato Piazza hut, Malga Stolla hut