Travel Guides: Italy Travel Guide: Overview
In Southern Europe—right in the heart of the Mediterranean—lies a boot-shaped country stuffed to the brim with culture, history and fine cuisine.
Take your family adventure to new heights in the Dolomites. Amid jagged peaks that pierce through the clouds. Where stark grey limestone lends an almost lunar quality to the landscape, contrasted by vibrant bursts of wildflowers and green grass. To a region with out-of-this-world views and fresh invigorating air. Hike to your heart's content—this place tops the charts.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels
Special Kids Prices
Start Venice / End Bolzano
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Incomparable Venice is the gateway to your mountain adventure | Hike across rolling pastures and wildflower meadows in the heart of the Dolomites | Learn about the region's flora, fauna and geology with a local guide | Follow a wooded trail to vista-rich plateaus | Settle into the relaxed pace of mountain life in family-run rifugi (mountain huts) that seem to appear out of nowhere | Explore the stunning Cinque Torri (Five Towers) | Savor the warm and hearty flavors of Italian fare.
This family-run high mountain hut is ideally situated close to Passo Giau's best trailheads and offers acess to some of Veneto's most beautiful and rugged routes.
Trek into the heart of Alta Badia Nature Park among the wildflowers and verdant pine and larch forests | Climb gentle mountain passes for spectacular vistas | Share the trail with ibex, deer and chamois | Discover the region's dramatic history at Passo Valparola, once the site of heavy combat during World War I | Experience the distinct language, culture and customs of the Ladin people | Hike on trails with panoramic views of glacier-carved valleys and limestone peaks | Gaze at the Marmolada, Sella and Fanes ranges from our charming high mountain lodge.
A spacious and modern mountain retreat adjacent to San Cassiano village, this lodge features balconies perfect for taking in mountain sunsets and views of the Dolomites' limestone peaks.
Traverse the enchanting meadows and lunar landscape of the Puez-Odle mountain group, a World Heritage park | Stroll through the hillside towns of Corvara and Colfosco | Enjoy a hearty lunch at a rustic alpine refuge | Sip an Aperol spritz on the terrace of our welcoming retreat | Finish off your trek with gourmet Tyrolean cuisine and regional wines | Ascend through the Edelweiss Valley on a final hike in the heart of the Dolomites.
Located on a knoll at the foot of Mount Sassongher, this luxurious and atmospheric alpine lodge affords exceptional views from its sunny terrace.
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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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. LEARN MORE.
Note: The high altitude terrain on this trip includes alpine trails among limestone peaks with steep sections that occasionally involve climbing or descending man-made steps.
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.
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.