Useful information & FAQ

Your questions,
our answers


How far is it to walk from the campsite to the centre of Dobbiaco?

It is a pleasant 45-minute walk from the campsite to the centre of Dobbiaco.

Can I go for a swim in the lake without freezing to death?

You can swim in the lake, but you will find it is very cold! The water of the lake never exceeds 16 °C.

Tip: The temperature is much more pleasant in the natural swimming pond of Dobbiaco.

Can I fish in the lake?

Yes, you can - but you must have a valid fishing licence and purchase a day ticket. We can provide you with more information about this.

Can I take my private boat out on the lake?

Private boats are not allowed on Lago di Dobbiaco. You can instead hire a pedalo from the boat rental place just 50 m away.

I urgently need to do some shopping - where is the nearest shop?

There is a shop on our campsite where you can find basic ingredients, carefully selected traditional South Tyrolean specialities and some cosmetic products. There is also a wine shop with over 500 different wines. If you need to do more shopping, there are supermarkets in the centre of Dobbiaco (2 km).

I forgot my adapter/extension cord - can I borrow one?

No worries, just ask at reception! Though please note there is only a limited number available! P.S. You can also use our mobile and tablet charging stations (for a fee).

How far is Dobbiaco from San Candido?

It is about 10 minutes' drive; however you can also get to San Candido by public transport (bus and train), with fast services running every half hour.

How do you get to Lago di Braies?

To reach Lago di Braies, take bus no. 445 (stop in front of the campsite) to Dobbiaco bus station. From there, take line 442 which goes directly to the lake.

Important note: 

  • In the summer months, from 10 July to 10 September (updated to: 2019), the Valle di Braies and therefore also the famous Lake of the Dolomites can be reached only by public transport - between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. - or on foot or by bicycle. Motor vehicles can go only as far as the barrier at the point where the road divides for Lago di Braies and Braies Vecchia.
  • Outside these hours, you can reach the lake by turning left at the Dobbiaco intersection and following the road for Brunico. After passing the next village (Villabassa) you will come to a roundabout, where you must take the second exit and turn left towards the Valle di Braies. The park area at Lake Braies is a paid parking.

How do you get to the Tre Cime (Three Peaks)?

  • Bus
    The easiest way to reach the Tre Cime (Three Peaks) is by public transport. The 444 bus (Lago di Dobbiaco stop, 200 m from the campsite) will take you to Rifugio Auronzo where you can start your adventure. Price per person / fare: € 7.50
  • Private car
    The last stretch up to Rifugio Auronzo is a toll road. The price goes between € 25.00 and € 30.00. For vehicles and camper vans with a height greater than 2.10 m the price is € 40.00. Make sure to check the opening times of the toll road since these depend on the season.
  • On foot
    Take bus no. 444 or no. 445 up to the View of the Three Peaks. Follow the hiking trail no. 102 up to Rifugio Locatelli (3.5 h - 1,000 m difference in altitude). From there you can follow half the circular walk as far as Rifugio Auronzo and then take the bus back. Alternatively you can also walk down from Rifugio Locatelli in the direction of Rifugio Tre Scarperi, passing through Val Campo di Dentro (path no. 105). From there you can return to Dobbiaco by bus (no. 446).

What hikes can I go on around the Tre Cime (Three Peaks)?

  • Classic circular hike
    Take the bus (line 444) or drive to Rifugio Auronzo. From there you can go on a circular hike around the Tre Cime (Three Peaks) (path no. 101/105 | Duration: 3 h, suitable for the whole family). Bring enough water, supplies and sun block because the path is fairly exposed to the sun.
  • Tour of the mountain huts
    Are you looking for something more challenging than the "classic" hike? Then this is the hike for you: Starting from Rifugio Auronzo, continue to Rifugio Lavaredo in the direction of Rifugio Locatelli. From there, head for Rifugio Pian di Cengia and Rifugio Zsigmondy-Comici (path no. 101), go down past Rifugio Fondovalle to Piano Fiscalino (path no. 103) and finally return to Dobbiaco by bus (line 446).

What cycle paths are there in the area?

  • Drava Dobbiaco/San Candido-Lienz cycle path
    The path, 48 km long, goes downhill with a 500 m difference in altitude and leads from Dobbiaco/San Candido to Lienz. This path is easy to follow even for families. To get back to base, just take a train. The cycle path passes in front of the campsite, so if you have a bicycle you can leave directly from the campsite. And if you don't have a bicycle, you can always rent one in Dobbiaco.
  • Dobbiaco – Cortina cycle path
    … it is also known as the "Long Way of the Dolomites" and, at 30 km in length, it offers a more challenging bike ride for the family. The path passes directly in front of the campsite and leads from Dobbiaco to Cortina following the old narrow-gauge line, built during the First World War, which connects the provinces of South Tyrol and Belluno. Itinerary: The path leads 15 km uphill (330 m in altitude) to Cimabanche (the highest point) then continues downhill towards the valley. The narrow gorges and the old tunnels dug into the rock are particularly impressive. An absolute must-see: Cortina, with its small shops, is a pleasure to wander around. You can return by bicycle or bus (PLEASE NOTE: A bus ticket for the return journey must be purchased in advance at the Dobbiaco Tourist Office or online.)

Where can I rent a bike here?

There are three bike rental shops in Dobbiaco, listed below:

Bike rentals:

How do you get to Prato Piazza?

  • By car
    You can drive easily and without restrictions through the Valle di Braies, from Braies Vecchia to Ponticello. The road between Ponticello and Prato Piazza is closed to private vehicles between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (times: depending on the season). Ascent is by payment and there is a maximum limit of 100 cars until 10 a.m. (€ 8) and from 3 p.m. (€ 5). Descent is possible at any time. Please note: private coaches and caravans (camper vans) are not allowed through any time of year. * Prices/Schedules: Updated to 2019
  • With the shuttle bus
    The shuttle bus leaves from Ponticello. Further information is available here.
  • On foot
    From Ponticello, follow path no. 37 that goes uphill. Duration: approx. 1 ¾ h and 550 m difference in altitude. Alternatively, you can take the bus (no. 445) directly from the campsite to Carbonin, and from there go up path no. 37 (duration: 2.5 h - 3 h).

Where can I go climbing?

Many via ferratas and rock faces are just waiting to be climbed. There's certainly something for everyone, from an adventure park for the whole family, to steep cliffs for the more experienced.

For any information and for the rental of climbing equipment:

Ufficio Guide Alpine (Alpine Guides Office)
Address: Dolomitenstraße 5 - 39034 Toblach
Tel.: +39 335 5394900

What are the most important phone numbers?

Doctors in Dobbiaco
Wilhelm Lahner, family doctor
Via Gustav Mahler 3 - 39034 Dobbiaco
Phone: +39 0474 972380
Phone: +39 348 704 8791

San Candido hospital > Emergency
Via Freising 2 - 39038 San Candido (BZ)
Phone: +39 0474 917 111
Fax: +39 0474 917 000

Emergency number: 112

Fire Brigade Emergency number: 112

Where's the nearest pharmacy?

The nearest pharmacy is in the centre of Dobbiaco.

Farmacia Dobbiaco
Dr. Sandro Barbierato
Via San Giovanni 6 - 39034 Dobbiaco
Phone: +39 0474 972 165