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Dolomites Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids

Alpine Adventures Beneath Majestic Mountains

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!

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights


FROM: $5,299 - $5,399 pp dbl occ
($710 - $1,300 for sgl occ)

Special Kids Prices


Start Venice / End Bolzano

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

  • Experience Italy's and Austria's multicultural mosaic as you pedal 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)
Dolomites Multi-Adventure Tour
The Backroads Experience
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Family Adventures
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Follow a mostly car-free route perfect for kids | Bike mountain trails through larch and fir forests along the curves of an old railway path, to Cortina d'Ampezzo, a posh town surrounded by soaring peaks and filled with shops and cafés.

Cristallo Hotel Spa
Hotel Cristallo
Cortina d'Ampezzo
| Premiere Hotel

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)

Days 2-3

Ride a chairlift to Rifugio Scoiattoli for dramatic views of the Cinque Torri, a group of iconic 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 | Hike through Val Badia's scenic Ladin villages, conifer forests and flower-carpeted fields | Glaciers and lofty rock towers—talk about remarkable scenery! | Adults enjoy an exclusive gourmet meal and wine tasting in our hotel's magnificent wine cellar | Kids explore an exhilarating ropes course in Colfosco before a fun-filled pizza dinner.

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

Explore verdant valleys and majestic mountains, arriving on the pristine Seiser Alm plateau by gondola | Alpine gentians and poppies color your bike route | Try speck, spinach dumplings, Kaiserschmarrn (a sweet pancake-like dessert) and other local specialties | Trek through fields of delphinium and foxglove to a beloved rifugio where ancient folk traditions thrive | Take a refreshing swim in Völser Weiher, a pretty man-made lake surrounded by alpine peaks | Relax poolside at our exquisite mountain retreat | Discover the castle ruins that gave the town of Kastelruth its name.

Hotel Schgaguler
Hotel Schgaguler
| Premiere Hotel

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

Dates & Prices

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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Activity Level: 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. LEARN MORE.

Note: The minimum age required for kids to ride their own bike on this trip is 9+

Day 1
Level 2 | 9 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 18 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 3 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 3 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 7 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Rock Climbing (3 hours) | min. age: 7+
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 10 miles | 800 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Adventure Park Zip-Lining Excursion (2 hours) | zip-lining: height 4.5 feet/140cm
Optional Activities in Alta Badia
Day 4
Level 1 | 5 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 9 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 18 miles | 4500 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 6 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 4 | 8 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Swimming at Völser Weiher (1.5 hours)
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 600 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

Note: 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.

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 your available bike options for this trip.

Suspension Mountain Bike

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.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Kids' Bikes

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.

Trailer Bike

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 dinners, 4 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

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.


The accommodations on this trip are Premiere Hotels. While they offer outstanding service and amenities, please note that they are not equipped with air-conditioning. Despite the region's generally temperate climate and cool nights, guestrooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.

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