Dolomites Family Multisport
- Italy and Austria come together in a multicultural mosaic
- Explore hidden valleys and majestic mountains
- Ride a chairlift to Rifugio Scoiattoli for dramatic views of the Cinque Torri
- Strudel-making with a local chef
- Learn rock climbing basics with an expert mountaineer
Northern Italy's Awesome Alpine Playground
Ready, set, go! It's amazing, the activities you'll pack in during these six sensational days. You'll be biking old railway paths. Taking chairlifts and gondola rides among Italy's most dramatic peaks and spires. Getting a mountain goat's view of limestone massifs, deep valleys and alpine lakes. Exploring World War I trenches carved into the hillsides. Enjoying a hearty lunch at a traditional hiker's hut. Rock climbing lessons for kids and wine tastings for grown-ups. It's pure family fun in an incredible alpine playground called the Dolomites.
Day 1 Michelin-starred cuisine at Tivoli - a delectable way to kick off the trip! Mountain bike along the twists and turns of an old railway path to Cortina d'Ampezzo, a posh town surrounded by stunning peaks and filled with shops and cafés.
Day 2 Ride a chairlift to Rifugio Scoiattoli for dramatic views of the Cinque Torri, a group of famous stone pinnacles Want to dig into the past? Our guided walk reveals World War I bunkers and trenches, and an open-air museum near Passo di Falzarego Kids get the hang of rock climbing with an expert mountaineer.
Day 3 Italy and Austria come together in a multicultural mosaic Pedal through Val Badia's scenic Ladin villages, conifer forests and flower-carpeted fields Glaciers and lofty rock towers - talk about remarkable scenery! Youngsters take an exhilarating zip-line ride in Colfosco before their fun-filled pizza feast.
Day 4 Explore hidden valleys and majestic mountains, arriving on the pristine Alpe di Siusi plateau by gondola Alpine gentians and poppies color your bike route Try grilled Taleggio cheese, sausage with mushrooms and polenta and other local specialties.
Days 5-6 Strudel-making with a local chef for the younger set Hike to a rifugio where ancient folk traditions thrive Gaze at beautiful Fiè allo Sciliar with its onion-shaped church steeple.
Guests Reviews About This Trip
We treated our children & grandchildren to this trip. My husband & I have taken other Backroads trips & our expectations were already high. This trip exceeded our expectations. Our age range was from age 7 to age 69. Everyone had an awesome experience!- Green Valley, AZ
We had an absolutely marvelous time. Our leaders were fabulous, fun and accommodating. We look forward to another Backroads trip in the future. Thanks for the great memories!!- Winnetka, IL
Our family really enjoyed the trip--it was really terrific for our kids! They loved the exercise, activities and the many options available. The leaders were outstanding--very thoughtful and courteous. It was a memorable vacation.- Kentfield, CA
Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf
Cortina d'Ampezzo (1 night) This distinctly Italian hotel, located amid mountain peaks above well-heeled Cortina, has hosted countless dignitaries and famous people, including Leo Tolstoy, since it opened in 1901. (pool, spa, golf)
Hotel Ciasa Salares
San Cassiano (2 nights) Set in a sprawling green meadow surrounded by lush forests. The Michelin-starred restaurant's wine list displays 1,850 labels. (pool, spa)
Romantik Hotel Turm
Fiè allo Sciliar (2 nights) A 13th-century hotel with Tyrolean-style décor, delicious regional cuisine prepared by proprietor and renowned chef Stefan Pramstrahler. (pool, spa)
Ancient Civilizations & Mediterranean Sensations
Pedaling & Pizza North of Siena
Czech Republic & Austria Biking
Bohemian Knights & Danube Castles
History, Culture & Adventure at the Edge of the Arctic Circle
Alpine Exploration in the Land of Chocolate, Cheese & Cowbells
This Trip Is Rated Level 1-3
Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.
|Daily Route Options|
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
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|Kids||Rock climbing (3 hours)|
|Kids||Zip-lining excursion at adventure park (2 hours)|
|Other||Optional hiking, paragliding or golf|
|Kids||Strudel-making lesson (1 hour)|
On this trip, we'll be using titanium mountain bikes that are just right for the non-technical dirt road riding as well as the paved riding. (approximately 0% dirt and 100% paved).
On this Family Trip, liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary to facilitate our activities and mileage is kept moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.
* Includes a shuttle