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Dolomites Multi-Adventure Tour

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Adventure in the Heart of Italy's Dolomites

From $4,498 - $4,798 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$870 for sgl. occ.)

Ascend to alpine bliss on a grand adventure in Italy's majestic Dolomites. Ride a chairlift above a dramatic limestone setting. Hike and bike through a fairy-tale tableau of stunning mountain scenery. Alpine meadows carpeted with wildflowers. Quaint villages and charming hotels. A blend of Austrian and Italian cultures. Invigorating mountain air. Life in the Dolomites is always on the up and up.

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Start Bolzano / End Venice

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Highlights

  • Admire jaw-dropping views of dramatic peaks and a world-class mountain landscape awash in alpenglow
  • Hike and bike on some of the most scenic trails in the Dolomites, a fairy-tale tableau of stunning alpine scenery
  • Soar above it all on gondolas to Puez Odle Natural Park and Val Gardena, home of World Cup skiing and a summertime sports mecca
  • Experience a mix of Austrian and Italian culture, then continue your journey in inimitable Venice, one of our gateway cities
Italy

Start Bolzano / End Venice

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Itinerary

Day 1 It's love at first sight when you catch a glimpse of the towering Sciliar peaks and the mountain landscape of the Dolomites | Savor hearty Tyrolean dishes like canederli (bread dumplings) and apple strudel during lunch in a cozy rifugio | Ride a gondola down to the Val Gardena | Soak up alpenglow while sipping an aperitivo on the terrace of our luxurious hotel.

Day 2 Ride a chairlift to Passo Gardena, gateway to the Puez Odle Natural Park | Admire views of neighboring Sella and Sasso Lungo massifs from high above the Badia Valley | Hike manicured alpine trails among a lunar-like landscape en route to Lago Crespeina | Linger over a cold post-hike birra at the stylish Col Pradat rifugio | Dine on Michelin-starred regional cuisine.

Days 3-4 Take an afternoon hike on the Pralongià plateau | Bike up the San Vigilio Valley toward the Fanes mountain group, taking your wheels off-roading if you choose | Get ready for an exhilarating zip-line ride—Europe's biggest!—in San Vigilio di Marebbe.

Days 5-6 Explore an open-air WWI museum with a local guide | Traverse bucolic alpine cirques, spotting marmots and edelweiss | See and be seen like the Italians do on the stylish Corso Italia in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $4,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,698 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,098 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,598 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,698 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $4,498 - $4,798 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$870 for sgl. occ.)

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Premiere Hotels

Alpenroyal Grand Hotel
Alpenroyal Grand Hotel

Selva (2 nights)

Hotel La Perla
Hotel La Perla

Corvara in Badia (2 nights)

Cristallo Hotel and Spa
Hotel Cristallo

Cortina d'Ampezzo (1 night)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Dolomites

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Premiere Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Alpenroyal Grand Hotel

Alpenroyal Grand Hotel

Selva (2 nights)

Just a short walk from the center of the village, this hotel has blossomed from a simple 1950s pension to a luxurious wellness resort featuring a gourmet restaurant and 360-degree views of the surrounding peaks. (pool, spa)

Hotel La Perla

Hotel La Perla

Corvara in Badia (2 nights)

This alpine getaway, a Leading Hotels of the World member, charms with pine woodwork, Tyrolean décor and Michelin-starred cuisine. (pool, spa)

Cristallo Hotel and Spa

Hotel Cristallo

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)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-4

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 (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity 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 Biking 9* 900 12 1100 18 1600
2 Walking/Hiking 2* 600 7* 1500 10* 1400 12* 2200
3 Walking/Hiking 4* 600 6* 700 8* 1700 11 2200
4 Biking 8* 1100 15* 1200
Other Adventure Park Zip-Lining Excursion (2 Hours)
5 Walking/Hiking 4* 600 5 1900 6 2300
6 Biking 11 700
 

Note: To make for the most comfortable ride to this particular trip, we've outfitted our titanium road bike with slightly wider tires. You'll appreciate this on those stretches of the route with hard-packed dirt (approximately 40% dirt and 60% paved). Our routes follow rolling to hilly terrain with a few steep ascents and descents that sometimes include hard packed gravel bike paths. Mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip or view our full bike fleet in further detail.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

For trips departing before 4/15/18, please see available bike options here.

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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.

Why Travel with Backroads in Dolomites

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Dolomites—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

Only the Best Hotels

On this trip featuring Premiere Hotels, you can count on the best lodgings Dolomites has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multi-adventure trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Dolomites with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Dolomites trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road and trail—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Dolomites trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

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