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Everything you need to know about hiking the Cadini Di Misurina in the Dolomites, Italy

While you may not have heard of the Cadini Di Misurina hike, If you like to spend some time on Instagram, it's likely you have seen this insta-famous photo location in the Dolomites! The viewpoint is of people standing at the edge of a viewpoint with sharp jagged peaks in the backdrop, and well, it's pretty spectacular.

When we began researching how to find this place, we struggled to find clear instructions on how to actually reach it. In this blogpost, we will describe how exactly how to find this view point so you can get that beautiful mountain range snap too!

Lets start with a few key points about the hike so you know what to expect!

Starting location: Rifugio Auronzo (the same as the Tre Cime Di Lavaredo hike)

Time to viewpoint: 35-45 minutes

How far: Around 2km

Easy or Difficult: Pretty easy, there will only be an issue if you are not good with heights or cliff edges

If you prefer to watch a video about how to find and do this hike, we have also made an entire Youtube Vlog about this experience which you can watch here. It details how we got there, where we parked, and what kind of path and conditions to expect on the hike!

How to get to Rifugio Auronzo

You can start the Cadini Di Misurina hike from Rifugio Auronzo, this is the same starting point as the more popular hike - Tre Cime Di Lavaredo. We recommend doing both hikes on the same day, due to the entry fee into the National Park. We decided to do Cadini di Misurina first in the morning, and then tackle the Tre Cime Di Lavaredo hike in the afternoon.

The reason we decided to do it this way round is because Cadini di Misurina is a lesser known place to hike, and we found that everybody would attempt the Tre Cime Di Lavaredo first thing in the morning, which meant this trail was a lot busier. We decided to let it get a bit quieter and start Tre Cime around 3pm in the afternoon when most people were on their way back, we pretty much had the place to ourselves!

There are three different ways to reach Rifugio Auronzo