Another hike in the Dolomites (more specifically in the Val Gardena area) that can be done without public transport is to Seceda.
Take the Furnes Seceda cable car up to the top (cost €32 return) and there are numerous trails you can take to see the area.
The best way is to get a one way ticket up and then hike all the way down back to Ortisei/St Ulrich. However as I had time constraints, I took the return trip option. I nevertheless always enjoy going up and down cable cars as the views are stunning
I walked around the Seceda area which has the distinct mountain peaks but also took the 2B trail to Pieralongia. It was only around 5km return but you were awarded with amazing meadow views and the famous twin peaks (as well as cute donkies!)
I opted to wear my runners instead of my hiking boots as my feet were full of blisters from the two previous hikes I did (Lago di Sorapis and Tre Cime di Lavaredo) but luckily hiking shoes weren’t necessary for the short walk I did to Pieralongia.
Take path 2B to Pieralongia. Most of the way is down hill and you have meadow views with cows along the way.
It took me around 25 minutes to get to Pieralongia where it’s famous for it’s twin peaks. There were 6 different donkeys (including babies) which were very cute!
From Pieralongia, I headed back to the Seceda cable car area and then enjoyed the views around the peaks.
The Val Gardena area has so many different cable cars and lifts you can take to explore the mountain areas so I will definitely be back to do more!