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Dolomites Family Walking & Hiking Tour – Older Teens & 20s

Italian Sojourn in the Majestic Dolomites

From $4,598 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$730 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 spaghetti al ragù at a rifugio, family-run trailside huts. The decadence of gourmet cuisine. Enjoy the good life with your family—the Italians call it la bella vita—and be spellbound in the Dolomites.

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Highlights

  • Trek 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 town of San Cassiano
  • Relish views of the Cinque Torri stone pinnacles, before descending to World War I relics at an open-air museum
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Start Bolzano / End Venice

Dolomites Italy walking and hiking map

Itinerary

Day 1 Get ready to discover hidden valleys, fairy-tale villages and awe-inspiring mountains in a multicultural mosaic | Accompanied by views of majestic mountains, walk through the hills above the picturesque village of Fiè allo Sciliar.

Day 2 Hike through an alpine plateau with dramatic massifs and colorful wildflowers | Stop at a mountain rifugio for a home-cooked lunch of local delicacies | Hike to heavenly Laghetto di Fiè 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.

Days 3-4 Ride a gondola to dazzling Puez-Odle Natural Park | Take part in a wine tasting with a sommelier | Learn about the distinct culture and customs of the Ladin people | A fine dinner awaits in picture-perfect Selva Gardena.

Days 5-6 Enjoy spectacular views of the Cinque Torri, a collection of towering stone pinnacles | Challenge yourself on the route to scenic Passo Giau | Visit an impressive open-air museum that reveals trenches, bunkers and tunnels from World War I | A memorable journey by gondola carries you into the Pralongià meadows for a hike with views of the Dolomites' most recognized peaks.

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.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $4,398 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,898 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,898 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $7,798 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $9,298 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $4,598 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$730 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Premiere Hotels

Romantik Hotel Turm
Romantik Hotel Turm

Fiè allo Sciliar (2 nights)

Alpenroyal Grand Hotel
Alpenroyal Grand Hotel

Selva (1 night)

Hotel Rosa Alpina
Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa

San Cassiano (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-5

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Dolomites

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Premiere Hotels

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.

Romantik Hotel Turm

Romantik Hotel Turm

Fiè allo Sciliar (2 nights)

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

Alpenroyal Grand Hotel

Alpenroyal Grand Hotel

Selva (1 night)

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)

Hotel Rosa Alpina

Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa

San Cassiano (2 nights)

Built as a parish priest house in 1850, this alpine getaway wows guests with its stunning setting and elegant two-Michelin-starred restaurant. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-5

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 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 2 800 4 2200
2 5 1200 7 1600
3 7 800 11 2300
4 6* 500 9* 1300 11 1700
5 3* 900 4* 1200 7 1600
6 4 1500
 

Note:

* 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 (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners

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.

Terrain

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.

Two Leaders

We ordinarily staff our trips with three leaders: two leaders out on the trail offering support—allowing everyone to have the experience they want, whether it's an easygoing interpretative walk or a rigorous hike—while the third leader moves the van from trailhead to trail end. This trip is a little different in that our routes are a combination of loop hikes and out-and-back trails that begin and end in the same location. This means that you'll still have the same two leaders providing excellent trail support without the need for a third leader to move the van.

Why Travel with Backroads in Dolomites

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.

Kids Who Aren't Kids Anymore

Only Backroads offers active trips in Dolomites designed for families with older teens and 20s. These trips are aimed at you and the amazingly grownup members of your clan—whether they're almost high school grads, already in college or further along. Find out more in this blog post.

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.

The Best Leaders in Dolomites

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Dolomites, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

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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

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.

Two Leaders

We ordinarily staff our trips with three leaders: two leaders out on the trail offering support—allowing everyone to have the experience they want, whether it's an easygoing interpretative walk or a rigorous hike—while the third leader moves the van from trailhead to trail end. This trip is a little different in that our routes are a combination of loop hikes and out-and-back trails that begin and end in the same location. This means that you'll still have the same two leaders providing excellent trail support without the need for a third leader to move the van.
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