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Dolomites Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Older Teens & 20s

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Family Adventure in the Heart of Italy's Dolomites

From $3,999 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$650 for sgl. occ.)

Italy's Dolomites have star power. Bond was spotted here in 1962's For Your Eyes Only. Stallone climbed these vertical walls decades later in Cliffhanger. But the real headliners of this cinematic landscape are the jagged peaks, lush mountain valleys and mesmerizing rock formations lit up by alpenglow. Bike and hike through a silver screen-worthy setting and discover the region's storied past and vibrant present. Bring your family. Come see what the buzz is all about.

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Start / End Bolzano

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Highlights

  • Hike peaceful trails through fields of wildflowers to traditional mountain villages nestled among dramatic peaks
  • Ride winding routes deep into the apple orchard-filled Venosta Valley and up to a classic Tyrolean biergarten
  • Celebrate the unique local culture, history and cuisine—a fascinating blend of Austrian and Italian influences
  • Roam around the Dolomites' world-class mountain landscape, a fairy-tale tableau of stunning alpine scenery
Italy

Start / End Bolzano

Dolomites Italy Tour Map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Begin the week in Merano, whose beautiful tree-lined streets, therapeutic spas and surrounding mountains have made the town a holiday destination for wellness-seekers since the Habsburg era | Hike to the tiny village of Dorf Tirol, where the region's history comes to life at its castle-turned-museum | Relax poolside or in the gardens of our mountain oasis | Bike well-maintained trails through orchards and charming farms in the picturesque Val Venosta | Visit the Forst brewery and discover the history—and the flavors!—of this locally made beer.

Day 3 Hike in the foothills of the Schlern mountain massif | Explore beautiful Fiè allo Sciliar with its onion-shaped church steeple | Savor a tasty lunch at a postcard-perfect rifugio (mountain refuge) | Splash around in a pristine lake surrounded by stunning Dolomite peaks | Experience the region's festive folk traditions during a performance by local musicians.

Days 4-6 Ride exhilarating mountain bike routes through the alpine meadows of Seiser Alm | Discover the area's unique Ladin language and culture in the magnificent Val Gardena | Panoramic views of the Dolomites' jagged mountain ridges await from the top of Dantercepies | Hike forested trails to Gardenaccia on the western slope of the Val Badia | Take in the sights—Gruppo Fanes, Sasso Croce, Lavarella and many more breathtaking peaks | Alpenglow lights up the scene from the terrace at our cozy mountain lodge | End your journey in Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, with a lively city center and a fascinating Austro-Hungarian history.

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 a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $3,999 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,599 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,099 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,799 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $8,499 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $3,999 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$650 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels*

Castel Rundegg, Dolomites, Italy
Castel Rundegg

Merano (1 night)

Gartenhotel Volser Hof, Italy
Gartenhotel Völser Hof

Völs am Schlern (2 nights)

* Casual Plus
Hotel Col Alto, Italy
Hotel Col Alto

Corvara (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Dolomites

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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.

Castel Rundegg, Dolomites, Italy

Castel Rundegg

Merano (1 night)

Housed in a 12th-century castle, this historic hotel features an expansive garden and is the perfect setting to admire the surrounding peaks. (pool, spa)

Gartenhotel Volser Hof, Italy

Gartenhotel Völser Hof

Völs am Schlern (2 nights)
* Casual Plus

A charming hotel with a peaceful garden courtyard located in the heart of Schlern-Rosengarten nature park. (pool, spa)

Hotel Col Alto, Italy

Hotel Col Alto

Corvara (2 nights)

Surrounded by majestic Dolomite peaks, this cozy hotel features chic alpine styling and breathtaking views. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

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 Walking/Hiking 3 100 5 700
2 Biking 25* 400 37* 600 42 1800
3 Walking/Hiking 5* 1300 8 2000
4 Biking 11 1300
Walking/Hiking 6 100
5 Walking/Hiking 5 2000 8 2400 10 2700
6 Biking 6 1300
 

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 may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

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.

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)

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.

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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