— Welcome to Creative Dolomites Project.

A personal project of the local outdoor writer, his family and friends dedicated to creativity of the people, nature and the “genious loci”* of the Pale Mountains.

Ivan Kuznetsov
Local in the Dolomites, outdoor journalist, editor and writer, author of 10+ travel books, experienced public speaker, mentor for beginner authors, and back again student

Creative hiking and cycling in the Dolomites

Travel to the north of Italy for creative hiking and cycling in the Dolomites, and other outdoor activities and sports. I’ve been helping to make it with cooperation of the local tourism office and association since 2013. These are the beautiful mountains of Vette Feltrine (National Park of Belluno Dolomites), Pale di San Martino — Paneveggio (Primiero), Lagorai — Cima d’Asta and Alps di Fiemme. It is also a great place for eco tourism in just 100—150 km from Venice / Verona.

Creative Hiking in the Dolomites
Hiking in the Dolomites in May 2019 with three outdoor funs from Moscow © Ivan Kuznetsov

Guide: Routes, Services, Events

Get useful information in a guide to the Dolomites, including ready-to-go hiking and cycling routes, different kind of services you may need while traveling in the Italian Alps, calendars of sportive and other events, and more.

In the Dolomites you can stay for the night in bivouacs — free mountain shelters © Ivan Kuznetsov


Read weekly articles, how-tos, guides, insights, opinions, interviews, and much more about outdoors and eco-tourism in a Creative Dolomites Journal — a weekly online journal in English language dedicated to creativity of the people, nature and genious loci of the Italian Alps. Start from:

Close your stress in the car and walk. Interview with rifugio Boz owners
Two Faces of Alta Via 2 — the World Famous Alpine Long Hiking Trail

Books, Postcards, Maps

Order beautiful and useful handmade paper products in a Creative Dolomites Bookstore: guidebooks and other travel books, postcards, maps, and more. There is an international delivery to the doors of your home.

The Trail I Paved book Dolomites
For example, this is “The Trail” book, it has 15 chapters, 245 pages, black and white photographs © Ivan Kuznetsov


Cooperate with an outdoor journalist and writer with 6 years of experience. Now I help to create and distribute content to Windy.app. I’m also an author of 95 publications in English (200k views), 150+ travel interviews (2,1m views), 100+ outdoor publications (700k views). Check my portfolio.

Talking about journalism in largest outdoor store in Moscow Sport Marathon © Ivan Kuznetsov
Talking about journalism in largest outdoor store in Moscow Sport Marathon © Ivan Kuznetsov


Give feedback on creative hiking and cycling in the Dolomites, books or journal articles you read, working with me as an editor, or everything you see on this website: iamkunavi@gmail.com.

* Genius loci — “the spirit of the place“.

Cover photo: creative hiking in Lagorai and Pale di San Martino mountains in Sep. 2019 © Ivan Kuznetsov.

Please quote with active link to kunavitherwiter.com, reprinting and use of photos — ask the author.

Created by Ivan Kuznetsov in the Dolomites, Italy.

Thanks MCKL and Paratype for the Red Hat and PT Serif fonts. Thanks Anders Norén for the Miyazaki WP theme.

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