The Dolomites region is pretty wide: this suggestion is about experiencing several of the valleys. By staying somewhere conveniently central, you could easily get to the best of each area with little daily travel time!
The division between eastern and western Dolomites was first introduced by writer Antonio Berti in his masterpiece “A guide to the Italian mountains”. The division between these two sides is summarily given by the Cordevole river and the valley carrying its name.
Indeed, the Cordevole valley does really feel like the Dolomites central nerve, shadowed by Marmolada’s and Civetta’s great faces. Within about half an hour by car from here, it is possible to reach the main Dolomites massifs, for example the Sella massif, the Dolomites in Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Catinaccio massif, Vallaccia, Marmarole and the Agordo peaks, besides Marmolada, Civetta and Pelmo, whose peaks this valley representes the ideal base for.
Here the alpine settlements of Sottoguda, Laste, Malga Ciapela and Alleghe can be found: by choosing to stay in one of these picturesque villages, each day we could choose a different destination and enjoy our climbing among changing and still breathtaking landscapes.