Encompassing an outlying section of the Dolomite Range, the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park is an excellent natural area for those sick of waiting under cafe umbrellas for life to go by. With a number of exceptional mountain formations that top out over 2,000 meters (6,562 feet), this is the most legitimate context for outdoor adventures that you'll find within two hours of Venice.
Access points include Cesiomaggiore and Sedico, both located at the southern end of the park and home to park information centers. A definite highlight of the park is Mis Valley, which features peaks like Monte Pizzocco and Monti del Sole, and burbling waterfalls like the Cadini del Brenton (fifteen separate drops) and Soffia, both of which are at the head of Mis Lake. Also, climbing Pizzocco is strenuous, but provides superlative views of the surrounding landscape.
Another highlight of the park is the valley and accompanying massifs that provide a backdrop to the towns of Feltre and Pedavena; a steep climb or the lengthier drive to the Rifugio Dal Piàz will take you through much of what this area has to offer.
There are a high number of well-marked trails in Dolomiti Bellenusi, so we suggest grabbing a map at one of the park offices or taking a look through our included links for even more to see and do in this amazing protected area in northeast Italy.