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 trailside hut. The decadence of gourmet cuisine. Enjoy the good life with your family—the Italians call it benessere—and be spellbound in the Dolomites.
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.
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.
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.
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.