Dear fellow travellers
My husband and I are in the final planning of our upcoming self-drive Holiday in Northern Italy and need your assistance in finding the most scenic mountain route from Bolzano to Cortina d'Ampezzo. We have heard about a route name "Grand Italian Alps Road" - or something to that extend - but cannot seem to find any info on same, hence my question here.
We shall be arriving early morning in Bolzano by means of the auto-train and we have the entire day at our disposal to discover the mountains and scenery while driving to our first overnight stay in Pocol by Cortina d'Ampezzo. We just love mountains and lush green meadows and are looking extremely forward to enjoying a full day in the Alps. Only, which route should we drive? We love to zig-zag across moutain passes and we love to linger or take small hikes across green meadows. A small excursion by cable car or a sight or two to stop at enroute will make the day perfect. We are used to driving in the mountains, so we don't mind driving along the tiny "yellow" roads as long as they are considered general safe - in fact, this is what we prefer given the best scenery.
PS: Looking at a map the distance between Bolzano and Cortina d'Ampezzo looks very short (100 km direct) - so if you think we should make a detour into a corner of Austria or some kind of an extra loop or what-ever, please don't hesitate to give us your suggestions.
Do hope any of you are familiar with the "Grand Italian Alp Road" and/or can guideline us in details to a perfect day in the mountains. Thank you so very much.
Kind regards - PURPLEEdited: 6:25 am, July 02, 2013