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Dolomites Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Teens & Kids

Alpine Adventures beneath Majestic Mountains

Family — Teens & Kids

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,899 - $5,049 pp dbl occ

($600 for sgl occ)

What does a vacation amid Italy's legendary peaks look like? 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. The Dolomites were made for family adventure.

Walk/Hike
Bike
Italy Dolomites Family Multi-adventure Tour
Italy Dolomites Family Multi-adventure Tour

Italy

Start Venice / End Bolzano

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights

  • Experience Italy's and Austria's multicultural mosaic as you cycle through a stunningly beautiful mountain setting
  • Bike and hike family-friendly routes from historic World War I sites to the peaceful Alta Badia Valley and Val Gardena
  • Ride a chairlift to Rifugio Scoiattoli for superb views of the magnificent stone pinnacles of Cinque Torri
  • Rock-climb like a pro after expert mountaineers teach kids the basics during expedition (Just for kids)
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Dolomites Multi-Adventure Tour
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1
Description

Follow a kid-friendly route dedicated mostly to cyclists | Ride mountain trails and along the curves of a converted railway path through larch and fir forests | Arrive in posh Cortina d’Ampezzo, surrounded by soaring peaks and filled with shops and cafés | Take in the scene from the terrace of our stylish mountain hideaway.

Accommodations
Grand Hotel Savoia
Grand Hotel Savoia
Cortina d’Ampezzo
| Premiere Hotel

This vibrant and recently renovated century-old landmark in the heart of Cortina has attracted dignitaries and glamorous icons, from Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt to Charlton Heston and Sofia Loren. (pool, spa)

Days 2-3
Description

Fly over the trees on a chairlift to Rifugio Scoiattoli | Take in awe-inspiring views of the Cinque Torri, a group of iconic stone pinnacles | History buffs rejoice! Our guided walk near Passo di Falzarego reveals World War I bunkers and trenches, and an open-air museum | Kids learn the basics of rock climbing with an expert mountaineer | Hike through Val Badia’s conifer forests, flower-carpeted fields and scenic Ladin villages | Admire ancient glaciers and lofty rock towers | Kids set out on an exhilarating ropes course in Colfosco before a festive pizza dinner | Adults savor a gourmet meal and an exclusive wine tasting in our hotel’s wine cellar.

Accommodations
Hotel Ciasa Salares, Italy
Hotel Ciasa Salares
San Cassiano
| Premiere Hotel

Set in a sprawling green meadow surrounded by lush forests, this hotel features a panoramic terrace, a world-class wine cellar and a chocolate room with a wide range of offerings. (pool, spa)
 

Days 4-6
Description

Explore lush valleys and dramatic peaks after reaching the pristine Seiser Alm plateau by gondola | Bike past fields of alpine gentians, delphinium and bright poppies | Taste speck, spinach dumplings, Kaiserschmarrn (a sweet pancake-like dessert) and other local treats | Hike to a beloved rifugio where ancient folk traditions thrive | Wade or take a refreshing swim in Völser Weiher, a lovely man-made lake surrounded by mountains | Lounge by the pool at our exquisite retreat | Discover the castle ruins that gave the town of Kastelruth its name.

Accommodations
Hotel Schgaguler
Hotel Schgaguler
Kastelruth
| Premiere Hotel

Minimalist design and an inviting modern aesthetic are juxtaposed against a rugged rocky skyline at this boutique mountain oasis. (pool, spa)
 

Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

On this Family Trip, our routes follow rolling to hilly terrain with a few steep ascents and descents. Please note that we use Backroads Titanium mountain bikes on this trip which are just right for the non-technical paved and dirt road riding we encounter.

For the best riding in the Dolomites, we've chosen a combination of small quiet roads and some unpaved bike paths with stretches of limited van support. Our bikes are equipped with wider and knobbier tires to accommodate the paths and trail surfaces.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 9 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 18 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 3 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 4 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 5 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Rock Climbing (3 hours) | min. age: 7+
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 10 miles | 700 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Adventure Park Zip-Lining Excursion (2 hours) | min. height 4½ feet/140 cm
Other
Optional Activities in Alta Badia
Day 4
Biking
Level 1 | 6 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 10 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 17 miles | 4500 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 6 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 4 | 8 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Other
Swimming at Völser Weiher (1.5 hours)
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 600 ft. gain

What's Included

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 bike options specific to this trip (click the arrow to see more). Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Suspension Mountain Bike
Suspension Mountain Bike
Suspension Mountain Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-built titanium mountain bike is ideal for for all adventures from dirt roads to rough terrain. Equipped with a suspension fork, knobby tires and low mountain bike gearing.

Backroads Titanium Mountain Bike
Backroads Titanium Mountain Bike
Rigid Mountain Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-built titanium mountain bike is ideal for all adventures from dirt roads to rough terrain. Equipped with a rigid front fork and wide, low-pressure tires to absorb most of the bumps that come your way.

Local Bike Generic Image
Local Bike Generic Image
Local Bike

Included in your trip price

On this trip we locally source the best bikes we can for the terrain (we’re not able to import our custom titanium bikes to this locale).

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Child's Bike
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 dinners, 6 lunches
  • 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

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