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New! Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour

Alpine Bliss in Northern Italy

  • Hidden valleys, fairy-tale villages and awe-inspiring mountains in a multicultural mosaic
  • Ride chairlifts, then hike past grassy meadows, pine forests, alpenrose and mountain huts
  • Pair hearty Tyrolean-Italian fusion cuisine with spectacular mountain views
  • Breathtaking views of dramatic peaks and glacier-carved valleys from Settsass Peak
  • Explore the postcard-perfect, quintessential Dolomite village of San Cassiano

The Dolomites' jagged peaks pierce through the clouds. Stark grey limestone lends an almost lunar quality to your surroundings, contrasted by bursts of wildflowers and green grass. And the views… out of this world. Up here, the air is clean and invigorating. As you hike, breathe deeply. Take your adventure to new heights.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Hike through the foothills of the Dolomites across rolling pastures and wildflower meadows  Settle into the relaxed pace of mountain life in family-run rifugi (mountain huts) that seem to appear out of nowhere  Savor the warm and hearty flavors of South Tyrolean fare.

Day 2 Explore Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park, a World Heritage site where rugged peaks reflect dramatically in pristine alpine lakes  Share the trail with ibex, deer and chamois while watching for golden eagles above  Learn about the region's flora, fauna and geology with a local guide  Climb to the Antonius Pass for spectacular views  Relax at Rifugio Pederü, a valley retreat and gateway to the Dolomites.

Days 3-4 Trek into the Fanes highlands and admire the lush green grasses, pretty wildflowers and brilliant limestone massifs  Be fueled by delicious specially prepared treats at Rifugio Fanes  Find balance between stunning mountain passes and bucolic valleys  Explore the charming mountain hamlet of San Cassiano and discover the distinct language, culture and customs of the Ladin people  Trails along Pralongià Plateau offer unbelievable panoramic views of glacier-carved valleys and limestone peaks  A local historian shares the region's dramatic history at Lake Valparola, once the site of heavy combat during World War I.

Days 5-6 Explore the alpine meadows of the Pralongià Plateau en route to Passo Campolongo  Enjoy a hearty lunch at Rifugio Cherz while taking in views of the Marmolada Glacier, known as the "Queen of the Dolomites"  A sauna, indoor pool, hot tub and spa are some of the options available at our hotel  Finish off your trek with gourmet Tyrolean cuisine and regional wines.

Imagine hiking amid magnificent limestone peaks and through hidden alpine valleys, storybook villages and meadows filled with wildflowers. Enjoying never-ending views during gondola and chairlift rides. Shopping for authentic local specialties, including jams, cheeses and flavored grappa. And savoring hearty alpine meals, delicious local wines and cozy hotels. I hope you'll join us in the Dolomites on this wonderful new adventure—a Casual Inns trip on the rooftop of Italy.
Jeff Cantarutti- Regional Manager - Italy

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. Read the Straight Talk

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.

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.
$3,398 - $3,698
pp dbl. occ.
(+$750 to $780 for sgl. occ.)

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Casual Inns

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 Dates & Prices tab.

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Refuge Pederu

Rifugio Pederü

St. Vigil in Enneberg (2 nights)

Charmingly rustic and comfortable, this quiet South Tyrolean-style lodge is in the heart of stunning Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park.

Las Vegas Lodge

Las Vegas Lodge

San Cassiano (2 nights)

A true nature retreat with access to San Cassiano village, this lodge features balconies perfect for taking in mountain sunsets and views of the Dolomites' limestone peaks.

Hotel Kolfuschgerhof

Hotel Kolfuschgerhof

Colfosco di Corvara (1 night)

Fine pine wood furnishings, charming details and spectacular scenery characterize this relaxing mountain resort. (pool, spa)

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Imagine hiking amid magnificent limestone peaks and through hidden alpine valleys, storybook villages and meadows filled with wildflowers. Enjoying never-ending views during gondola and chairlift rides. Shopping for authentic local specialties, including jams, cheeses and flavored grappa. And savoring hearty alpine meals, delicious local wines and cozy hotels. I hope you'll join us in the Dolomites on this wonderful new adventure—a Casual Inns trip on the rooftop of Italy.

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Dates & Prices

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.

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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.

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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 3* 700 6 800
2 5 1000 6* 2500 7 2600
3 5* 600 9* 2300 13 3700
4 6* 800 9* 1600 14 2100
5 5* 1000 8* 1300 10 2000
6 1* 300 3 1700
 

Note: The terrain on this trip includes alpine trails among limestone peaks.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our route ratings 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.

Why Travel with Backroads in Dolomites

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.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Dolomites, Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politic—and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

The Value of Casual Inn Trips

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this Casual Inns trip includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

We Speak the Language

If we told you many companies' leaders can't actually speak the language where they lead trips, you'd say incroyable... ridicolo... không the tha thú. At Backroads, fluency in the local language is a given. Find out more on the best leader recruitment, training and development in the business. (And by the way, that was "unforgivable" in Vietnamese.)

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

We Know Where We're Going

Tom Hale has been keeping Backroads on track, with one eye on the horizon, since 1979. His passion for active travel, and for ensuring the highest-quality travel experience, is evident in every detail we add to make a guest's trip unforgettable—and the fact he's right there in the office, making it happen. To hear Tom describe his vision, watch our video.  

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

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 the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,298 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,698 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,098 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,898 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,798 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,398 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,898 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,898 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,798 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,998 pp dbl occ

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