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Dolomites Walking & Hiking Tour

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Trip Highlights
  • Hidden valleys, fairy-tale villages and awe-inspiring mountains in a multicultural mosaic
  • Ride chairlifts, then hike past grassy meadows, pine forests, alpenrose and mountain huts
  • Michelin-starred cuisine in Cortina d'Ampezzo 
  • Dramatic views of the Cinque Torri, a collection of towering stone pinnacles
  • Shop for authentic Tyrolean specialties, such as jams, cheeses and flavored grappa

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Mountain Majesty in Northern Italy

The Dolomites leave you spellbound. The immense mountains. The way the light creates a magical effect across the landscape. The sweeping flower-filled pastures, never-ending views from gondola rides and Cortina's old-world charm. The simple comfort of a rifugio trailside hut, where hearty spaghetti al ragù and steaming polenta fuel your hike. The decadence of a sommelier-led wine tasting and an exquisite Michelin-starred dinner. Isn't it the perfect time to be spellbound in the Dolomites?

Straight Talk We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

Terrain

Our daily route options may travel in different directions from each other, depending on the route level. Please keep this in mind when choosing your walking/hiking option each day, especially if connecting up with other guests midday is important to you.

Straight Talk
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Terrain

Our daily route options may travel in different directions from each other, depending on the route level. Please keep this in mind when choosing your walking/hiking option each day, especially if connecting up with other guests midday is important to you.

Day 1 Hidden valleys, fairy-tale villages and awe-inspiring mountains in a multicultural mosaic Accompanied by views of the Sciliar massif, picnic at a 13th-century Gothic castle  Stride through the hills above the picturesque village of Fiè allo Sciliar  If you're up for some climbing, hike to heavenly Laghetto di Fiè, where you can savor a cappuccino or gelato by the lake.

Day 2 Ride chairlifts, then hike through an alpine plateau with dramatic massifs and colorful wildflowers carpeting the grassy meadows  In an amphitheater of soaring limestone peaks, we gather at a mountain rifugio for a home-cooked lunch of canederli, speck, polenta and other local favorites Taste regional vintages in our hotel's wine cellar.

Days 3-4 A sommelier-led wine tasting in San Cassiano  Explore dazzling Puez-Odle Natural Park, one of the most pristine areas of the Dolomites, keeping an eye out for chamois, mountain pheasants, eagles and marmots  Our friend Heidi shares insight into the distinct language, culture and customs of the Ladin people. 

Days 5-6 Spectacular views of the Cinque Torri, a collection of towering stone pinnacles  Climb to Rifugio Scoiattoli for staggering vistas en route to an impressive World War I open-air museum  Cortina d'Ampezzo, a sophisticated—and distinctly Italian—ski village set beneath a battlement of stunning mountain peaks, invites a stroll  Hike lush alpine meadows on the flanks of Cortina's steep limestone peaks and perhaps savor a cappuccino at a rifugio  A Michelin-starred dinner at Ristorante Tivoli is the ideal way to say arrivederci to the Dolomites.

Premiere Inns

Romantik Hotel Turm
Romantik Hotel Turm

Fiè allo Sciliar (2 nights) A 13th-century hotel with Tyrolean-style décor and delicious regional cuisine prepared by proprietor and renowned chef Stefan Pramstrahler. (pool, spa)

Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa
Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa

San Cassiano (2 nights) Built as a parish priest house in 1850, this alpine getaway wows guests with its stunning setting and elegant ambience. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Rosapetra Spa Resort
Rosapetra Spa Resort

Cortina d'Ampezzo (1 night) Offering outstanding mountain views from every angle, this welcoming hotel is located just outside of town and features contemporary alpine style. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World Member. (pool, spa)

Guest Reviews About This Trip

This is our first Backroads trip. It far exceeded our expectations, in every way. The food was over the top in quality and quantity. The scenery and hiking are diverse and extraordinary. The inns were intimate and excellent. But it was the guides who made the trip so very special. They appeared to handle all the logistics effortlessly and we so appreciated having everything handled. They both provided leadership, but it never quite appeared so. They were tons of fun, inspiring, well-informed and good teachers, and just so generally interesting as human beings I would have loved to have been almost anywhere with them. I effuse enough. It was a perfect trip.
Laura Gamble - Carmel, CA
I don't know how Backroads does it! This is my second trip with you and it was just like my first one to Patagonia in 2006, absolutely wonderful. My trip leaders were so nice, so well-organized and so much fun to be with. I loved my time with them at meals, at wine tastings and while hiking. The hikes were over and through some of the most remarkable and unusual mountain terrain on the planet and I felt very privileged to get to walk the hikes and see what I saw. The group of people I traveled with were wonderful people. All of them were fun, smart and interesting and put themselves "out there" to have a great time. In summary, all of this is simply to say that nobody does this kind of travel experience better than Backroads and I continue to be a big fan! Thank you again for giving me another memorable Backroads hiking trip!
Richard Tigner - Atlanta, GA
First, let me say thank you!!! This was our honeymoon and we decided that just this once we'd really splurge and let someone else do the planning - figuring that we probably won't allow ourselves this kind of luxury again until we hit another major milestone. But the trip was so incredible that we just might be addicted to Backroads and totally unable to travel on our own ever again! Since this was our first time using an "active travel company," we did a lot of research to find the right trip - so we know that there's a ton of competition out there - but based on our experience in the Dolomites, I can't imagine any company doing a better job.
Shelly Karns - West Chester, PA

Trip Dates & Prices

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2015 CLASSIC DATES
June 2015
July 2015
August 2015
September 2015

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This Trip Is Rated Level 2-5

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
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 4 800 6 900
2 6* 500 9* 1900 12* 2400
3 5* 700 8* 1700 10* 3500
4 6* 800 8* 1600 12* 2100
Malga Valparola Farm Walk (1 Hour)
5 4* 600 5* 1900 6* 2300
6 4* 1300
 
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The terrain on this trip includes alpine trails among limestone peaks.

* Includes a shuttle

Private Trips Options & Pricing

Pricing for Private Trips (prices may vary based on departure date)

2015

2 - 3 guests from $6,898 pp dbl. occ. 8 - 9 guests from $4,998 pp dbl. occ.
4 - 5 guests from $5,898 pp dbl. occ. 10 - 11 guests from $4,298 pp dbl. occ.
6 - 7 guests from $5,298 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $3,998 pp dbl. occ.

For 35 years, Backroads has been perfecting the art of active travel. We are the Dolomites tour experts. See our award-winning Europe Italy walking tours and hiking tours, Europe Italy biking tours and Europe Italy multisport tours.

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Bolzano, Italy/Venice, Italy

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All meals included except 1 dinner

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