Things To Do in the Dolomites

In mid-June, after a week in Tuscany, I'll be dragging the family (wife, 2 adult children, me) to the Alta Badia region (probably Corvara or La Villa) for 3 days. I plan on climbing (via ferrata), but the rest of the family is less inclined to pursue this. They're interested in hiking or taking a wild flower tour, but only for a day. So, I'm searching for things to do to keep them busy for a couple of days. Any ideas? Thanks!

Posted by Lola
Seattle, WA
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will they have a car? they could head up to Sella Pass (above Corvara) and ride the wee little 2-person gondola cars up to Rifugio Toni Demetz: http://www.tonidemetz.it/index_eng.html It is pretty spectacular up there. Have lunch, walk around a bit (hold on!) and ride back down. Or take the cablecar up Piz boe (I think this one is in rick's dolomites video): http://www.flickr.com/photos/nordique/6238085425/ If they like to bicycle, you can rent bikes in La Villa (maybe corvara too but we got our in la Villa) and take them on the cablecar that goes up from Corvara to the pralongia plateau. I think it is the Col Alt lift. The cycling up there is easynot a lot of elevaton changeand the views are glorious. Just don't go if bad weather threatens-I have been chased off that plateau by lightning storms.

Posted by Mike
Houston, TC, USA
2 posts

Thanks, Sam. Yeah, the AltaBadia.org site mentions a bunch of different activities . . . rope course, playground, paragliding, horseback riding, etc., but they all seem a bit weak on details, geared to little kids, or tied up in package deals. I was hoping someone had some experience on how to while away a couple of days in the area.