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Brenta Dolomites Walking & Hiking Tour

Limestone Peaks, Alpine Lakes & Waterfalls in Italy’s Trento

Couples, Friends & Solos

5 days 4 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,999 - $5,349 pp dbl occ

($1,250 for sgl occ)

It's a place where mountain panoramas appear at every turn. Towering waterfalls spill into alpine lakes. Trails meander alongside mountain streams. Take the path less traveled and venture where few tourists roam, amid a patchwork of unspoiled natural landscapes. Hike to family-run trailside huts and savor dolomiti delicacies with a view. At our remarkable resort and spa nestled in the mountains overlooking Val Rendena, experience this secret sliver of northern Italy.

Italy Brenta Dolomites Walking and Hiking Tour
Italy Brenta Dolomites Walking and Hiking Tour

Italy

Start Trento / End Verona

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

Highlights

  • Behold the beauty of the dramatic Brenta-Adamello Natural Park, home to mesmerizing alpine lakes, forested trails and bustling streams
  • Hike pristine routes in the stunning Brenta Dolomites, the westernmost group of these remarkable limestone mountains in northern Italy
  • Unwind and unpack once at the stunning Lefay Dolomiti Resort & SPA—relax in one of the saunas or pools, or book a regenerative treatment
  • Experience a fascinating mix of Italian and Austrian influences through cultural customs, architecture and gastronomy

Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
5 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Description

DAY 1 
Welcome to the Brenta Dolomites, a hidden corner of the popular Italian mountain range and a UNESCO World Heritage Site | Trek to a rifugio for a home-cooked lunch overlooking two spectacular alpine lakes | The jagged peaks frame the scene as you pass wildflower meadows and alpine pastures | Relax at the end of each day at our elegant mountain retreat, perhaps with a visit to the internationally acclaimed spa | Toast to the journey ahead over a wine tasting highlighting the region’s native grapes and traditions.

DAY 2
Be captivated by another scenic hike today in the high alpine landscape, hitting the trail from another one of the area’s famed rifugi | Hike the perimeter of the turquoise Cornisello Lake, and if you’re up for a challenge, ascend to Trentino’s biggest high-country lake, Vedretta | Enjoy a traditional hut lunch featuring local cuisine | Marvel at the spectacular view of the Brenta Group from the trail.

DAY 3
Ascend into the mountains via gondola for a breathtaking hike | The green forests above Val Rendena become interspersed with the geometric rocks of the alpine plateau | Climb to the Twelve Apostles Hut—named after the twelve peaks of the Dolomites—for panoramic views of the surrounding massifs and a classic Dolomite lunar landscape.

DAY 4
Venture to the famed ski resort village of Madonna di Campiglio—a playground for outdoor enthusiasts in the winter and summer months alike | Overlook the forested mountainside and epic peaks by gondola and trek from Rifugio 5 Laghi past a series of high alpine lakes | Raise a glass to a memorable mountain adventure with a final dinner. 

DAY 5
Take one last walk along the Sarca River and to the nearby Nardis waterfalls before departing for Verona.

Accommodations
LeFay Resort & Spa
Lefay Dolomiti Resort & SPA
Pinzolo
| Premiere Hotel

An homage to the spectacular beauty of the Dolomites, this internationally acclaimed wellness resort boasts a state-of-the-art spa and modern guest rooms furnished with local oak wood. (pool, spa)

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Activity Level: 2-4

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

The terrain on this trip includes a mix of rugged mountain trails, well-maintained footpaths and steps, with some rocky sections and steep climbs and descents.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 6 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 6 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 4 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Level 4 | 7 miles | 3000 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 5 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 5 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles | 700 ft. gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 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.

Terrain & Trail Support

Our hikes through this captivating rugged terrain climb rocky and sometimes uneven paths, many of which are remote and do not intersect with roads accessible by Backroads vans. In some cases our shuttles will get us to and from the trailheads, but due to the nature of these trails, we usually won't see our vehicles along the route.

Ample trail support in the form of water, snacks and encouragement is provided by your Backroads leaders and local guides, and we'll make use of the extensive network of mountain huts for provisions, meals and shelter. ​

Also, please note that our daily route options may travel in different directions from each other, depending on the route level. Please keep this in mind when choosing your walking/hiking option each day, especially if connecting up with other guests midday is important to you.

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