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  Dolomites - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dolomites (in Italian, Alpi Dolomitiche) are a section of the Alps.
They are located in equal parts in the provinces of South Tyrol, Belluno and Trentino (all in northern Italy) and extend from the Adige river in the west to the Pieve valley (Pieve di Cadore) in the east.
The name "Dolomites" is derived from the famous French mineralogist Deodat de Dolomieu (1750 -1801) who was the first to describe the rock, Dolomite, a form of limestone which is responsible for the characteristic shapes of these great mountains.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dolomites   (474 words)

 Dolomites --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dolomite is produced by dolomitization, a diagenetic process in which the calcium carbonate minerals aragonite and calcite are recrystallized and converted into the mineral dolomite.
Dolomites are mainly produced by the secondary alteration or replacement of limestones; i.e., the mineral dolomite [CaMg(CO3)2] replaces the calcite...
Gradually the limy sediment hardened to stone—either limestone or dolomite, a limestone with magnesium.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9030845?&query=dolomite   (646 words)

 SummitPost - DOLOMITES Mountains -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Dolomites are situated in the north-east Italy, among the italian regions of Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto.
Cadore Dolomites: Cadore is the eastern Dolomites region.
The Brenta Group, compared with the Dolomites of the Ladin and Ampezzano Valleys which are generally in a state of advanced collapse, is still rich in powerful rock movements, due to the lack of interpositions of softer layers in them which lead to a morphological situation that accelerates disintegration due to senescence.
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 Dolomites - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Dolomites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The dolomitic limestone of which the mountains are formed has been carved by erosion into saw-edged ridges, deep gorges, and rocky pinnacles.
A village nestled among the Dolomite mountains of northern Italy.
Mountain range in the Alps of northern Italy, chiefly composed of dolomitic limestone.
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 Search Results for "Dolomites"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The rock may be metamorphosed into dolomitic marble.
Most dolomites probably originated from the partial replacement of the calcium...
It occurs in crystalline limestones, dolomites, and serpentines in Canada, New York, New Jersey, and Finland.
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 SummitPost - Lienz Dolomites -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Lienz Dolomites are a small mountain range in the south of Austria separated in equal parts into the states of Carinthia and East Tyrol.
From a geographical standpoint the Lienz Dolomites belong to the Gailtal Alps, a mountain range wedged between the valleys of the Drau and Gail Rivers.
The southern bouandary is the Gail River Valley, the western one is Milnazen Saddle between Milnazenkofel and Riebenkofel, the northern boundary is the Drau River Valley.
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 Dolomites hiking - Dolomites skiing - Dolomites hiking skiing
Dolomites hiking skiing - Within the Italian Alps and situated within a protected national park system is the heart of the Dolomites, a region rich in ancient culture and tradition.
Within these 14 distinct massifs in the Dolomite range we lead you along the trials that best allow you to explore and enjoy its many bizarre vertical peaks--steeples, pinnacles and towers of white rock soaring from the base of the highest brilliant green pastureland in Europe.
The Sella Group is surrounded in the south by the Marmolada and the Porta Vescovo/Belvedere, in the east by the Lankofel with the Seiser Alm, in the north by the Puez Group and a little bit away, in the west, by the Kreuzkoffelgruppe.
www.trentino.to /home/en/dolomites-skiing.html   (416 words)

 Alta Badia - Alta Badia in the Dolomites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Alta Badia - Alta Badia in the Dolomites
Protected by the imposing Sella mountain and the Sassongher mountain, Colfosco, situated in the extreme south of the Puez – Odle National Park, is the highest inhabited place in the Alta Badia at 1645 m.
Immersed in the beautiful scenery of the Dolomites, S. Cassiano is a much loved tourist centre in both the winter and the summer.
www.dolomites.cc /alta_badia.htm   (740 words)

 Dolomites, Dolomiti.org: the Tourist Board Official Website for the eastern Dolomites Italy
The Dolomites in the Veneto Region (north of Venice - province of Belluno)
And the combination of the beautiful Dolomites in full bloom and long summer days is ideal for all outdoor activities, providing yet further incentive to get out and about.
A multitude of museums within the Dolomites recount the history of this land and its people.
www.dolomiti.org /dengl/welcome.html   (398 words)

 Italy's Dolomites - Europe - MSNBC.com
Alessndro Trovati / AP The Dolomites in the Italian Alps.
Much of the Dolomites belonged to Austria until the end of World War I, when the German-speaking country was forced to give it up under the Treaty of St. Germain.
To the northeast of Alto-Adige are the Veneto Dolomites, home to Cortina d'Ampezzo, a posh ski resort that hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics and is playground for Europe's nobility, captains of industry and celebrities.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/8564619   (610 words)

 The Dolomites - Italy
The Dolomites are without doubt one of the great biking areas of the Alps.
The Dolomite Mountains have a characteristic flat topped, vertical monolith appearance, which is unique within the Alps.
The surface is OK. Probably the worst we rode in the Dolomites in 2001.
www.alpineroads.com /dolomites.php   (2869 words)

 Dolomites, Italy
The Dolomites are a range of mountains in the eastern part of the Alps, situated in northern Italy, actually in the Alto Adige - east of Bolzano and Trento.
The magnificent range of mountains called the Dolomites after the French geologist Dieudonneà (or Deàodat) Dolomieu (1750-1801) is one of the most beautiful and most visited parts of the Alps.
The real Alpine glow, when the rock faces and snowfields are clad in brilliant hues of yellow, purple and red, occurs only very rarely, and then only for five to ten minutes after sunset, when there is a light haze in the west and dusk has already fallen in the valleys.
www.planetware.com /italy/dolomites-i-vn-d.htm   (391 words)

 In Italy Online - Dolomites Superski Pass
he Dolomites, the rocky Alps of Alto Adige, are among the most dramatic mountain ranges in Europe.
Three Dolomite groups come together here - Sassolungo, Sella and Marmolada - which means there's a huge selection of slopes for all types of skiers.
he next stop is Marmolada, "queen of the Dolomites." At 10,965 feet, it offers an unequalled panorama of the entire region and is not far from the internationally renowned resort of Cortina D'Ampezzo (which is actually in the region of Veneto).
www.initaly.com /regions/taa/skipass.htm   (739 words)

 Dolomites articles on Encyclopedia.com
Dolomites DOLOMITES [Dolomites] or Dolomite Alps, Alpine group, N Italy, between the Isarco and Piave rivers, named for the dolomitic limestone of which it is composed.
Famous for their strikingly bold outline (a stairstep effect created by erosion of alternate layers of soft and hard rock) and for their
Nearby are salt and dolomite deposits that are utilized in the Donets iron and steel and chemical industries.
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 Sesto - The traks & maps in Sesto in the Dolomites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During the last part of this hike you can enjoy the unforgettable view of the Dolomites of Sexten.
While walking, the Knieberg which has the form of a pyramid, is always in your sight and from it you can enjoy a beautiful view of mountains including the Popera Group and the Dolomites of Sexten.
In order to avoid a large part of the ascending trail, you take the funicular railway up to the Restaurant Helm and follow the hike on the ridge in the opposite direction.
www.dolomites.cc /sexten-tracks.htm   (687 words)

 Dolomites Bicycle Tour - General Info - Erickson Cycle Tours European Travel Packages Bicycling Tours
Coral beds on the ocean floor seem an unlikely precursor to some of the most spectacular alpine cycling venues in Europe; but the dramatic limestone cliffs of the Dolomites were just that eons ago.
Beginning in Castelfranco, in the highly-praised-for-cycling region of Veneto, we’ll explore the myriad of tiny switchbacks in the Alto Settecommuni, then looping around the mountainous Gruppo di Brenta, and finally reaching the famous passes of the Dolomites: Sella, Pordoi, Gardena, and Falzárego.
Experiencing the Dolomites in their full beauty will be a never-ending visual and emotional treat.
ecycletours.com /content2005/03-dolomites.htm   (259 words)

 Regional General Information and Maps- Italian Dolomites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Located to the south of the main chain of the Alps, the Dolomites are geographically and culturally at a crossroads between Italy to the south and Tyrol to the north.
Within the Dolomites exist a number of regions, including the pastoral and lovely Val Gardena with its Tyrolean flavor, the unique Val Badia, where over 90% of the population speaks Romansch as a first language, and the Ampezzo region, with its strong Italian character.
This, the northern and eastern tier of the Dolomites is the heart of the range with access for hikers to the Sciliar, Rosengarten, Sassolungo, Puez, Sella and Tofane ranges.
www.ryderwalker.com /regional_dolomites.html   (691 words)

 Day tour of the Dolomite mountains, the Italian alps and Cortina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Dolomites offer soaring peaks covered in snow, deep verdant valleys of pine and larch, emerald green lakes and enchanting mountain villages.
Bring plenty of film, because the Dolomites are a diverse range of mountains.
Passing several major peaks along the way, you'll have plenty of time to savour the different colors of the Dolomite mountains as they are illuminated by the late afternoon sun.
www.tours-italy.com /veneto/dolomites_day_tour.htm   (592 words)

 Walking Europe - Dolomites Inn
The Hotel Dolomites Inn a sunny peaceful haven in the typical Alpine village of Penia.
The Dolomites Inn is easily reached by road using the A22 Modena Brennero Motorway.
In the Fassa valley endless possibilities for mountain biking, paragliding, hangliding, swimming, ice skating, tennis or squash in the "Inn".
www.walkingeurope.info /dolomitesinn/index.shtml   (285 words)

 Hiking Alta Via 2, Dolomites, Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Alta Via 2 is European mountain trail that crosses the Dolomites.
The trail is almost entirely in the alpine, between 1800 m and 3000 m most of the time, with 9000 m of ascent (and descent) in total.
The guidebook we used was Henry Steadman's "Trekking in the Dolomites".
www.cs.ubc.ca /~shelmer/Europe/Dolomites05/Dolomites05.html   (294 words)

 Winter 2004-2005, Kosher Skiing at Madonna Di Campiglio, Dolomites, Italy
The most elegant four-star hotel in the well known resort of Madonna di Campiglio, in the heart of the Dolomites.
Madonna di Campiglio is one of the most prestigious resorts in the Dolomites, at an altitude of 1550 meters above the sea level.
It is the ideal place for walking excursions in the mountains or for car excursions in the surroundings.
www.jewishtravelagency.com /JewishTravel/KHGrifonWinter.htm   (530 words)

 Dolomites survey
The Dolomites is a very mountaineous and varied region in north-east Italy, near Austria, at the south side of the Alps.
The surrealistic mountain walls are often very steep, in particular near the crest, due to coming into being 'dolomite'-stone: old coral islands of 200 milion years ago, with vertical slices fallen since.
There are a lot of isolated massives such as the Pragser, Sextener and Belluno Dolomites in the east, the Sella, Marmolata and Palla in the central-western part, and the Dolomites of the Brenta and Lago Gardena in the very west.
www.jvdv.demon.nl /english/dolomieten/survey.htm   (278 words)

 Scenic Dolomites
The Dolomites of Italy are without doubt one of the most spectacular mountains in the world.
One of the biggest advantages of the Dolomites arethat all these single mountain ranges are easily accessible from the green, flowery valleys.
So we are able to combine short, easy day-hikes, which will lead us right into a stunning landscape of sheer rock faces and dramatic peaks, with the comfort of staying in comfortable hotels and enjoying the fine Italian cuisine.
www.axn-travel.com /adventure/trips/adventure.shtml   (426 words)

 AllRefer.com - Dolomites, Italy (Italian Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
AllRefer.com - Dolomites, Italy (Italian Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Dolomites or Dolomite Alps, Alpine group, N Italy, between the Isarco and Piave rivers, named for the dolomitic limestone of which it is composed.
Famous for their strikingly bold outline (a stairstep effect created by erosion of alternate layers of soft and hard rock) and for their vivid colors at sunrise and sunset, the Dolomites are ideal for mountain climbing and skiing.
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 Italy; Dolomites hiking
Tinted in weathered shades of rose, yellow, and gray, the splintered spires and dramatic rock walls of the Dolomites rise in elegantly chiseled shapes of fantastic form, looking every inch like a landscape devised by the gods.
At day's end you'll relax at hotels that are deluxe oases of comfort, where you'll absorb the region's fascinating culture and cuisine - a unique blend of Italy and the South Tyrol.
Views include Marmolada (11,024'), the highest peak in the Dolomites, and the world-famous rock wall of the Civetta.
www.mtsobek.com /mts/ido   (499 words)

 Dolomites World · The Dolomites Travel and Tourist information · Ski resort & vacation, skiing, ...
Dolomites World · The Dolomites Travel and Tourist information · Ski resort and vacation, skiing, snowboarding, mountain climbing, hiking, mountain biking, motorcycling, travelling in the Italian Dolomites (Holiday accommodation in South Tyrol - Trentino - Belluno) - Dolomites - Dolomiti - Dolomiten - Italy
The first rays of the morning sun shinning on the mountain tops, in summer forcing the wonderful alpine flowers into bloom on the surrounding pastures and in winter shinning on the snow covered mountains.
The final sun rays in the evening, a symphony of colour resulting in a rosy alpenglow, typical of a Dolomite sunset.
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