Canazei is a town and holiday-ski resort in the eastern part of Trentino-Alto Adige. Well placed for exploring the dolomites in the region, Canazei is in a great setting surrounded by high mountains. As a result is a popular destination in both summer and winter.
During the summer months Canazei is an excellent base for hiking in the dolomites, with mountain climbing also very popular in the region. Hiking is a particularly popular activity from Canazei, with hikes of different challenges available. Some of the toughest are found in Gruppo di Sella to the north of the town.
Canazei has also been a stage in the Giro d'Italia cycling competition on several occasions, and cycling enthusiasts like to follow some of the popular routes through the mountains.
Skiing is not surprisingly the main occupation of winter time visitors. Part of the 'Val di Fassa' ski region, there are more than 150 km of ski-runs to hand, along with 50 km of off-piste possibilities. the apres-ski opportunities are also quite extensive.
The lifts from the town make it easy to reach the best viewpoints, which are very spectacular, making the town a very good summertime base - the viewpoints at Col dei Rossi, Passo Sella and Pecol are among the best.
If you are visiting Canazei during the summer we suggest you buy a Panoramapass which allows unrestricted use of the lifts and some other local transport - although quite expensive at about 60 euros for a full one week pass, you will see a great deal more of the local scenery if you have one, with easy access to the viewpoints and mountain trails.
Prefer to stay in your car? Take the road east from Canazei to Val Badia, and enjoy more fantastic mountain views.
Note: picture is Canazei, the Pekol lift and fantastic scenery at sunset