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Backroads Dolomites Walking & Hiking Tour
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Dolomites Walking & Hiking Tour

Fairy-Tale Villages amid Italy's Great Peaks

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 2-5

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,699 - $6,149 pp dbl occ

($1,700 - $1,750 for sgl occ)

The Dolomites cast a spell. The immense mountains. The sweeping flower-filled pastures and endless views from gondola rides. The simple goodness of polenta or homemade dumplings at rifugi, family-run trailside huts. The decadence of gourmet cuisine. Enjoy the good life—the Italians call it la bella vita—and be spellbound on our Dolomites Walking & Hiking Tour.

Italy Dolomites Walking & Hiking Tour map
Italy Dolomites Walking & Hiking Tour map


Start Bolzano / End Venice

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


  • Hike through magnificent landscapes and picturesque villages with diverse cultural roots and traditions
  • Ride chairlifts, then hike past grassy meadows, pine forests, alpenrose, edelweiss and storybook mountain huts
  • Savor fine dining and local flavors in the enchanting authentic mountain towns of San Cassiano and Völs am Schlern
  • Behold views of the Cinque Torri stone pinnacles, before descending to World War I relics at an open-air museum


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Get ready to discover hidden valleys, fairy-tale villages and awe-inspiring mountains in a multicultural mosaic | Accompanied by views of majestic peaks, walk through the hills and meadows above the charming hamlet of Völs am Schlern | Hike through an alpine plateau with dramatic massifs and colorful wildflowers | Stop at a mountain rifugio for a home-cooked lunch of local specialties | Hike to heavenly Völser Weiher and savor a gelato by the lake | Taste regional vintages at Prösels Castle, a Tyrolean fortress dating back to the 1200s | Our local friend Martha welcomes us into her home for a one-of-a-kind dinner | At our beautiful hotel, the owner's impressive art collection is yours to peruse.

Patio View of Romantik Hotel Turm
Romantik Hotel Turm
Völs am Schlern
| Premiere Hotel

A 13th-century hotel with Tyrolean-style décor and delicious regional cuisine prepared by proprietor and renowned chef Stefan Pramstrahler. (pool, spa)

Day 3

Explore the meadows and forests blanketing the Seiser Alm | Hike toward the twin peaks of Sassopiatto and Sassolungo | Learn about the distinct culture and customs of the Ladin people | Idle on the terrace with a book and a glass of vino at our elegant mountain retreat | A fine evening awaits in picture-perfect Selva Gardena.

Exterior Alpenroyal Grand Hotel
Alpenroyal Grand Hotel
| Premiere Hotel

Just a short walk from the center of the village, this Leading Hotels of the World property has blossomed from a simple 1950s pension to a luxurious wellness resort featuring a gourmet restaurant and 360-degree views of the surrounding peaks. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Enjoy spectacular views of the Cinque Torri, a collection of towering stone pinnacles | Ride a gondola to dazzling Puez-Odle Nature Park | Visit an impressive open-air museum that reveals trenches, bunkers and tunnels from World War I | Pamper yourself in one of the region’s most decadent hotel spas | Raise a glass to an incredible mountain adventure | A memorable journey by gondola carries you into the Pralongià meadows for a farewell hike with views of the Dolomites’ most recognized peaks.

Wellness Hotel Fanes Exterior
Wellness Hotel Fanes
San Cassiano
| Premiere Hotel

A luxurious retreat located in charming San Cassiano village with elegant styling and panoramic views of the Dolomites' limestone peaks. (pool, spa)

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: 2-5

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 1 | 2 miles | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 5 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 7 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 5 | 7 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 5 | 10 miles* | 2700 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 6 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 9 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 5 | 11 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 3 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 4 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 7 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 3 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 4 miles | 1500 ft. gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 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.


Romantik Hotel Turm and Alpenroyal Grand Hotel are Premiere Hotels housed in beautiful historic buildings. 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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