Hi, I'm planning a 3 week hiking trip to the Alps, and I'm debating whether I should take 4-5 days out of our time in Switzerland to explore the Dolomites. My worry is that I'll leave the Alps and say "it's nice but the alps were more spectacular".
Is there an area of the Dolomites that is generally considered the best, most spectaular, most beautiful, etc? The Chamonix/Mont Blanc or Bernese Oberland of the Dolomites?
Can you list 1, 2 or 3 of your favorite "must do" hikes or via ferrata routes?
And finally, is the last half of September generally a good time to visit? When does it typically start snowing?