Lago di Braies, Braies

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Stretch your legs with a brisk hike around Lago di Braies, the so-called "Pearl of the Dolomites." This picturesque lake is known for its emerald color and a series of hiking trails leading around the water and through the surrounding nature reserve. The lake is located in the heart of a World Heritage Site that has long been a tourist mecca, attracting skiers in the winter months, and mountain climbers, hikers, base jumpers, and paragliders during the summer and early autumn. As you hike or take part in any of the more extreme activities popular in this area, take long breaks to enjoy the sweeping views of the surrounding snow-capped Dolomite mountains. Add Lago di Braies to your Braies travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Braies online trip itinerary planner.
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  • After 3 hours driving to reach the famous lake of Braies, we spent almost 1 hour queuing in car to reach the parking to be told then by a policeman that the parkings were full and that we had to... 
    After 3 hours driving to reach the famous lake of Braies, we spent almost 1 hour queuing in car to reach the parking to be told then by a policeman that the parkings were full and that we had to...  more »
  • Worth to visit in October if you are planning to travel around Dolomites. Summer may be better with more water but Oct is also not bad. Good for family with kids or tourists who prefer short walk... 
    Worth to visit in October if you are planning to travel around Dolomites. Summer may be better with more water but Oct is also not bad. Good for family with kids or tourists who prefer short walk...  more »
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  • My boyfriend and I really enjoyed it. It's a beautiful clean lake. You can rent a boat. It is also possible to follow a hiking route around the lake. I advise everyone to Nearby there is a restaurant and tourist shops, paid parking and toilets.
  • I've had this on my bucket list for a long time and I'm glad it lived up to the hype in reality! It is one of the most beautiful lakes I've seen in the Dolomites. Gorgeous scenery and clear waters. Very picturesque. This place is popular for a reason. There is plenty of parking there (8 euros), but still gets full. I would recommend arriving super early or around sunset to avoid the crowds and tourist groups. There are walks/hikes around the lake and there is a cafe for some food, drinks and toilets. It's great on a sunny day! If you go and it is cloudy and bad weather, it is worth trying it another day.

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