Cinque Torri Loop Tour in the Nuvolau Group

The Cinque Torri loop tour, in the Nuvolau Range, is an easy and historically important hike developing among beautiful towers and pinnacles, destination of hundreds of hikers every year. Evocative passages in the World War One Foxholes alternate with labyrinthine passages among the rocky needles.

  • Cinque Torri, Nuvolau
  • 5 hours
  • Low difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for families and children

Information about the Cinque Torri loop tour

The hike to Cinque Torri (Five Towers of Cortina) starts in the wide free parking lot of the Cinque Torri chair lift at Bai de Dones. With the chair lift the hikers will go up to Rifugio Scoiattoli (2255 meters). From there the Cinque Torri loop tour starts going up on trail number 425 and it passes through the World War One foxholes.

The hikers will, then, pass through the natural arch between Torre Quarta Alta and Torre Quarta Bassa ("High Fourth Tower" and "Low Fourth Tower"). They will now find themselves in the climbers' Paradise; every year a huge number of climbers go there to climb one of the many Dolomia pinnacles in a fantastic environment.

After reaching Rifugio Cinque Torri (2137 meters) under the south side of the Torre Grande (Big Tower), the hikers will go up on trail number 439 until Rifugio Scoiattoli, completing, then, the 360° loop tour of the Cinque Torri towers.

The hikers will go back to the parking lot taking the cable car or walking down.

N.B. it is possible to extend the Cinque Torri loop tour up to Mount Nuvolau. That would make the hike about two hours longer.

Price for the hike to Cinque Torri

€ 330 - up to 2 persons
€ 360 - 3 persons
€ 400 - 4 persons
€ 440 - 5 persons
€ 480 - 6 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the Cinque Torri loop tour

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Baita Bai de Dones
    Start of the Cinque Torri Chairlift
    Località Bai de Dones
    32043 Cortina d’Ampezzo, BL
  • Meeting time 9.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°31'06.7"N 12°02'19.1"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Trekking boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 14, with any level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for the Cinque Torri loop tour, in the Dolomites of Cortina d'Ampezzo, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the hike to Cinque Torri.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide and all the contact information.