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Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour

Alpine Adventure in Italy's Dramatic Dolomites

  • Hike amid kaleidoscopic fields of wildflowers, deep pine forests and charming mountain huts
  • Taste hearty and delicious Tyrolean-Italian fusion cuisine with spectacular, camera-ready mountain views
  • Enjoy stretch-forever vistas of dramatic jagged peaks and glacial valleys from Settsass Peak
  • Explore the postcard-perfect village of San Cassiano, home of the Ladin people, with their distinct history and language

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 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, with rugged peaks and pristine alpine lakes | Share the trail with ibex, deer and chamois | Learn about the region's flora, fauna and geology with a local guide | Climb to Antonius Pass for spectacular views.

Days 3-4 Trek into the Fanes highlands and admire the wildflowers and brilliant limestone massifs | Explore the mountain hamlet of San Cassiano and discover the distinct language, culture and customs of the Ladin people | Hike on trails with 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 | 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.

Every day was a new but doable challenge, wrapped in majestic scenery, and led by superb guides. Lots of mileage and climb, but also lots of coffee and strudel. A great combination of vigorous activity, small-group interaction, and cultural education. 5 Stars are not enough.
Tom - Asheville, NC

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

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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 - $3,598
pp dbl. occ.
(+$780 for sgl. occ.)

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Bolzano, Italy/Bolzano, Italy

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All breakfasts, 5 dinners, 4 lunches included


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Casual Hotels

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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)

Guest Reviews

There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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5.0

Hiking well beyond expectation!

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from Asheville, NC

Comments about Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour:

Every day was a new but doable challenge, wrapped in majestic scenery, and led by superb guides. Lots of mileage and climb, but also lots of coffee and strudel. A great combination of vigorous activity, small-group interaction, and cultural education. 5 Stars are not enough.

 
5.0

Fabulous trip!!!

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from North Carolina

Comments about Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour:

Gorgeous views, interesting culture and history, and DELICIOUS apple strudel!!!

 
5.0

Mountin goats have nothing on us!

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from West Suffield, CT.

Comments about Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour:

We just touched down from our hut to hut hike in the dolomites. Each morning we awoke with the mountains looming over us. We toddled down to breakfast and strapped our boots on and off we went. Up over stunning climbs and descents into lush valleys and everywhere we looked there was another fabulous view. We saw quaint huts and folks in lederhosen, cows grazing and marmots whistling all as we navigated the route through this USNESCO sight. We stopped for our share of strudel and lunches with the peaks as our backdrop. And, at the end of the day when our legs had had it, we would magically arrive at our next destination. There we were fed the best meals and had a chance to share laughs with the guides and our new friends from the trail. Then it was time to look towards the heavens and see those stars and to think that all was right in the world. We will not soon forget our days in the mountains with our Backroads friends and we hope to keep the feelings we had on the slopes with us each day as we resume our regular lives back in the States .

 
5.0

Best Backroads trip in the catalog!

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from Boulder, Colorado

Comments about Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour:

This trip was fantastic. The hiking and scenario were great, the guides were outstanding

 
5.0

Fantastic hiking journey!

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from Berkeley, CA

Comments about Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour:

Wonderful itinerary of hikes, fantastic leaders, loved the hut to hut - and we had perfect hiking weather. It felt powerful to journey by foot from hut to hut, feel the changing terrain, and learn the history of that magical range of mountains.

 
5.0

Loved every minute of our Dolomites Experience!!!

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from Charlotte

Comments about Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour:

The trip went well beyond my expectations. As a well seasoned traveler, I was not prepared to be as wowed by my Backroads adventure as I was. It was so well planned; the leaders were amazing and I had the time of my life. Thank you to all that provided the behind the scenes support to make this trip as smooth and seamless as it seemed to us. I know a lot of hard work went into making our experience so special.

 
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Why Backroads is our favorite for guided trips --

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from Issaquah, WA

Comments about Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour:

Best places to stay, best food, best guides--organized, dedicated to their work and ready to answer your questions and do what they can to make the trip a great experience.

 
5.0

FABULOUS!

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from Reston, VA

Comments about Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour:

This trip was AMAZING! My husband and I have done a lot of hiking in wonderful pristine territories and this trip ranks way up on top! Each day we thought it couldn't get better, but it did! The hikes were challenging, but so breathtaking you just had to push on, the cuisine and wine were wonderful, but most of all the people in our group made the trip totally awesome. Petra, Michael and Renee were the best leaders - such much enthusiasm and fun! Definitely a trip to experience!

 
5.0

Best trip of my life

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from Alexandria, VA

Comments about Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour:

This was a fabulous trip. Challenging hikes, great cappuccinos, excellent food and lodging. But, most of all, great guides. This is backroads. They are known for having excellent staff. However, I think that this trip set the bar even higher. Take this from a jaded traveler who has been pretty much everywhere--you will love this trip. I came back rested, refreshed, and not a pound heavier!

 
5.0

Best Backroads Trip!

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from San Francisco

Comments about Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour:

An absolutely amazing trip -- jaw dropping views, fabulous hotels, amazing food, wonderful people. 10/10.

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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 activity levels 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 Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels 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.  

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Dolomites that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

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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

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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