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 Italy and Austria come together in a multicultural mosaic 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 Youngsters take an exhilarating zip-line ride in Colfosco before their fun-filled pizza feast.
4 Explore vast 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 The younger set makes strudel with a local chef Discover beautiful Fiè allo Sciliar with its onion-shaped church steeple.