We will be in the area for 4-6 days and unfortunately, it will have to be at the end of August. We are fairly fit and love to hike, but definitely not athletes (ages 55 and 60) and would be happy with some day hikes and maybe a 2-3 day hike. We will be traveling to the area from Milan (assuming with public transportation, since it sounds like it is good to even smaller villages).
Any suggestions of places that would be a good base point, not overrun with tourists? Also, how hot will it be at that time of year? I have Gillian Price's Walking in the Dolomites, but it is hard to tell the answers to these questions from the wonderful trail descriptions.
We have some other preferences, but more flexible about:
- some vegetation, either conifers or the open valley meadows (not on every hike, but not only the more desolate rocky landscapes)
- More Italian, less German
- Easier to travel to from Milan, so we spend less time on transport (although that's always interesting too).
Thanks for your advice!!