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Dolomites Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Teens & Kids

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Northern Italy's Dolomites Alpine Playground

From $4,198 - $4,498 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$670 for sgl. occ.)

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!

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Highlights

  • Experience Italy's and Austria's multicultural mosaic as you pedal through a stunningly beautiful mountain setting
  • Learn to make strudel with a seasoned local chef and then savor the results—a highlight for the younger set (Just for kids)
  • Ride a chairlift to Rifugio Scoiattoli for superb views of the stone pinnacles of Cinque Torri
  • Embark on a rock-climbing expedition—kids learn the basics with an expert mountaineer (Just for kids)
Italy

Start Venice / End Bolzano

Dolomites Italy Map

Itinerary

Day 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.

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 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.

Day 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.

Days 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.

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 $4,198 - $4,498 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$670 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Premiere Hotels

Cristallo Hotel and Spa
Hotel Cristallo

Cortina d'Ampezzo (1 night)

Hotel Ciasa Salares
Hotel Ciasa Salares

San Cassiano (2 nights)

Romantik Hotel Turm
Romantik Hotel Turm

Fiè allo Sciliar (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

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.

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)

Hotel Ciasa Salares

Hotel Ciasa Salares

San Cassiano (2 nights)

Set in a sprawling green meadow surrounded by lush forests and home to a Michelin-starred restaurant with a wine list that displays 1,850 labels. (pool, spa)

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)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

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 7 900 9 1000 18 1600
2 Walking/Hiking 3 800 3 1200
Kids Rock Climbing (3 Hours)
3 Biking 7* 600 12* 1300 19 2100
Biking 13 1300
Kids Adventure Park Zip-Lining Excursion (2 Hours)
Other Optional Activities in Alta Badia
4 Biking 9* 200 19 400
Biking 13* 400
Other Optional Afternoon Hikes
5 Walking/Hiking 6 1200 9 1800
Walking/Hiking 7 1200
Kids Strudel-Making Lesson (1 Hour)
6 Walking/Hiking 2 300
 

Note: 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 40% dirt and 60% paved). On this Family Trip, our routes follow rolling to hilly terrain with a few steep ascents and descents. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary and 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 dinners, 4 lunches

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.

Mountain Bike (Included)

Custom 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 all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert.

Custom Kids Bikes

Custom Kids Bikes (Included)

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

Leaders Focused on Families

When everyone's together, there's lots going on; and when kids' and adults' priorities diverge, it can seem like two different trips. That's why our Family Adventures in Dolomites have three Trip Leaders—including a dedicated Kids Activity Expert who regularly takes younger travelers off to do their own thing. Other companies try to get by with two leaders; we step up and do it right. For more on our family focus, check this out.

We Never Let the Seams Show

Having invented the multi-adventure concept, we know it's not just about the activities you choose to highlight the best of a region; you also need to create seamless transitions from one to the next. That's how we've designed our unique family Dolomites experience, using our deep local knowledge to choose the right mix of diversions for varying abilities and tastes – and to ensure everyone gets the most out of each day among the mountains.

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.

Time Together, Time Apart

Backroads is the leader in designing trips that ensure everyone, young and young-at-heart alike, has an amazing time. Your Backroads Family Adventure balances family activities with diversions designed exclusively for the kids—giving the adults a welcome break from making decisions, other than choosing whether to explore a few more miles or just enjoy each other's company. A family vacation where everyone gets to relax, recharge and have fun – what a concept!

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.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for a single family of three or four people, subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

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.

Like You, We're Family Experts

At Backroads we've honed our expertise in active family travel over many years and a lot of trips. We host at least 20 times more family guests than any other active company, so we're constantly gaining new insights that make our trips even better. Detailed planning, behind-the scenes logistics, unrivaled support from three Trip Leaders—all backed by a team that proudly creates the kind of experiences we'd want to share with our own families.

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.

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

Tweens, Teens and the Rest

The activities on Backroads Family Adventures are designed with all of you in mind. We've got easier routes designed for younger kids' abilities – and attention spans—and great longer options scaled to fit the tastes and energy levels of tweens, teens and adults. To narrow down the best choices for your family, take a look at our age guidelines.

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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