Another postcard-perfect part of the Dolomites. Even if the weather is moody the drama of the landscape fits it. Easy hikes around here, Only take about half the time the map says.
This is the famous Dolomites attraction, and deservedly so. It is very dramatic. The road up is twisty turny and narrow, but still used by coaches. Not really worse than other areas of the Dolomites though. Plenty of parking is available.
It is a very spectacular walk on the circular route, which is well marked. You will need a good 3-4 hours to get around. Our guidebook described it as category 1 (easy). I’d say it’s a 2.5, as although the path is good underfoot there are some quite steep sections. Debatable whether to go round clockwise or anticlockwise. The path to go anticlockwise is more obvious from the car park and the sights are less boring to begin with (you see some particularly jagged mountains). In this direction you go round the back first then get the main view, so it sort of surprises you which is fun. If you are not going all the way around then this is the better option as it’s shorter and flat most of the way. If walking all the way around I’d probably say clockwise is (marginally) better, as you will face the main attraction as you walk back up towards it, though you will also walk away from the ‘classic’ view for a section. The steepest drag is also downhill if you go clockwise, so it’s better if you don’t like going uphill for long periods.