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I would not only recommend sunglasses, but also suncream and clothes that protect you from the sunlight. UV radiation is generally lower during the winter months, but snow reflection can double your overall exposure, especially at high altitude.


Every Saturday there are two scheduled buses running from the Mestre station, via the Marco Polo and Treviso airports to Arabba. Tickets can be booked on


Depending on where exactly you're going to hike, a normal sunglas can be not even enough. If you're hiking on snow or especially glaciers, it is absolutely necessary to have snow goggles. The snow and ice reflects the light very strongly and you could damage your eyes severly if you go there without protection. To quote from Wikipedia: Mountain climbing ...


I was in the Dolomites late April / early May 2003. In the lower valleys, it's essentially summer. Places like Bozen/Bolzano can be well over 20°C and reaching 30°C. If you're fine hiking in the valleys, you'll have no problem at all. Higher land will be covered in snow. You won't be able to hike there. Where the snow starts varies on the slope and the ...


Note that October is probably not the best season to to this trip due to vicissitudes of weather. In the alpine regions some roads are closed at that time. Indeed there are roads only accessible during spring and summer. They are closed in October or November and are opened again in April or May. If you want to find you which roads are closed, you can have ...


Zero. Parking's free year 'round!


There is the transfer service mentioned by Marcel. Mind however that you need to book it in advance, at the latest on Wednesday before the weekend you are planning to travel. There is no way to buy ticket on the day, even though usually there are free places. Also, you need to have a valid reservation with one of their accepted accommodation providers, they ...


I cannot say for sure, because I have not been in this particular place, but... There is a restaurant at Passo Giau, so chances are, that the parking place may be free. If not, I think the fee should be around 3 € - that was the price at Passo Sella.

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