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driving the dolomites in May

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driving the dolomites in May

Plan to rent a car and drive around the dolomites for 5 or 6 days from may 18 to may 25

any suggestions

are the passes all open

we will just miss the bicycle tour.

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1. Re: driving the dolomites in May

The passes should be open by then. Remember that driving might be slower than expected as the roads are very wiggly. You cannot go wrong as far as scenery goes. Get a map and plot a circular route. Vale de Fiemme and Val de Fasse are both spectacular as is Maddona de Campligo (not sure of that spelling). The Marmolada is stunning. Trento, Bolzano, Merano (visit the Forst brewery), Belluno are all possible stops along with countless smaller places. Enjoy planning.

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2. Re: driving the dolomites in May

Thanks for the info. I am looking forward to the trip

any suggestions of small inns with excellent service

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3. Re: driving the dolomites in May

Hi Picturtaker,

You asked about the weather and the passes.

In May the weather in the Dolomites is usually pretty good. Sunny, although not necessarily warm.

All the passes should be open. To check for the lates news on passes, check out this website www.provinz.bz.it/vmz/Report/index_i.asp

Unfortunately it's ony available in German or Italian, but it gives you a traffic light (green for open, red for closed, yellow for open under certain conditions) and Chiuso means closed. For example today you can see that the Mendola, Gardena, Sella etc are all closed.

We've had a lot of snow this year, but in May this shouldn't be a problem.


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