It's amazing the fun you'll have this week in the Dolomites. Biking on old railway paths. Getting a mountain goat's perspective on chairlifts and gondola rides. Exploring World War I sites. Eating at a traditional hiker's hut. Rock-climbing lessons and pizza for kids, wine tastings for grown-ups. Ready, set, go!
1 Follow a mostly car-free route perfect for kids | Mountain bike through larch and fir forests, along the curves of an old railway path, to Cortina d'Ampezzo, a posh town surrounded by stunning peaks and filled with shops and cafés.
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.
3 Pedal through Val Badia's scenic Ladin villages, conifer forests and flower-carpeted fields | Glaciers and lofty rock towers—talk about remarkable scenery! | Adults enjoy a Michelin-starred dinner at La Siriola | Kids take an exhilarating zip-line ride in Colfosco before their fun-filled pizza feast.
4 Explore verdant 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.
5-6 Hike through fields of delphinium and foxglove to a rifugio where ancient folk traditions thrive | Kids make strudel with a local chef | Discover beautiful Fiè allo Sciliar with its onion-shaped church steeple.