Latemar, the giant of the Dolomites
The lonely mountain in the Val d’Ega
The Latemar is one of the least developed massifs in the South Tyrolean Dolomites: there are only a few refuges offering rest to hikers here – an especially good reason for not keeping out of the Latemar’s way, but walking on its many ways, for they promise true mountain adventure! No place is closer to nature than a lonely mountain.
The Latemar traverse commences at the Passo di Pampeago, crosses the Latemar peak and leads to the hamlet of Carezza. One variant includes the ascent of the Cimon del Latemar or Punta Diamantidi, the highest peak at 2,842 metres. The famed Latemar labyrinth above the Lago di Carezza leads through a chaotic maze of rocks.
The picture book mountain
Passionate cyclists will love the popular Latemar Circuit, taking them all the way around the massif in five hours and covering almost 40 kilometres. In winter, its ski pistes turn the Latemar into a winter sports Olympus! As the magnificent backdrop to the Lago di Carezza, it is one of the most photographed scenes in the Dolomites – and those who venture into the Dolomites realm of the Latemar massif will come back with an entire album of images in their minds!