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Dolomites Family Hut-to-Hut Hiking & Trekking Tour - Older Teens & 20s

Alpine Adventure in Italy's Dramatic Dolomites

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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 family adventure to new heights.

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Italy

Start Venice / End Bolzano

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Highlights

  • Hike with your family 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
  • Behold stretch-forever vistas of dramatic jagged peaks and glacial valleys from high alpine passes
  • Explore the picturesque village of San Cassiano, home of the Ladin people, with their distinct history and language
Italy

Start Venice / End Bolzano

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 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.

Days 3-4 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.

Days 5-6 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.

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.

Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more Guests: from $3,499 pp dbl occ
    • 9 Guests: from $3,999 pp dbl occ
      • 8 Guests: from $4,199 pp dbl occ
      • 2-7 Guests: Give us a call or reach out here!

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Casual Hotels

Berghotel Passo Giau
Berghotel Passo Giau

Passo Giau (2 nights)

Las Vegas Lodge, San Cassiano BZ, Italy
Las Vegas Lodge

San Cassiano (2 nights)

Col Pradat Lodge, Italy
Col Pradat Lodge

Colfosco (1 night)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 3-5

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Dolomites

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Casual 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.

Berghotel Passo Giau

Berghotel Passo Giau

Passo Giau (2 nights)

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.

Las Vegas Lodge, San Cassiano BZ, Italy

Las Vegas Lodge

San Cassiano (2 nights)

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.
 

Col Pradat Lodge, Italy

Col Pradat Lodge

Colfosco (1 night)

Located on a knoll at the foot of Mount Sassongher, this luxurious and atmospheric alpine lodge affords exceptional views from its sunny terrace.
 

This Trip Is Rated Levels 3-5

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 3 1100 5 2000
2 7 1300 10 1700
3 4 700 9* 2500 13 3600
4 2 200 7* 2300 12 2600
5 7 400 5 2000 9 2800
6 4 1100
 

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.

* 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 may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 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 & Trail Support

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.

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.

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.

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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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 & Trail Support

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.
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