Actually, we won't have 3 full days. My bf and I, we would like to make our first visit to the Dolomites later this month. We have sort of picked the Val Gardena valley, as we like the mountains with lush grassland.
The current plan is to drive from Munich, visit some small town(s) and stay somewhere in the valley on the first day, hike up the mountain and stay in a hutte on the second day, and do some light hiking or get down to the valley the third day then drive back to Munich in the evening.
The questions are,
1. Where to stay for the first night, considering we will start the hiking early the next day?
2. We won't need the car the second day and second night, where should we leave it?
3. Would anybody recommend a hiking route for the second day? We hike in the Bavaria Alps sometimes, and we are used to 6-7 hours hike, with elevation of 1000 m. No ropes please.
4. Somebody recommended Langkofel Hutte. It looks quite nice. This is something to consider when choosing the hiking route.
Any suggestions are welcome. We are still quite open. We like hiking, beautiful scenery, charming little towns, hotel/guesthouse with local characters, not so much into luxury hotels with sauna. Nice local food would be a plus.
Thanks in advance!