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

Alpine Adventure in Italy's Dramatic Dolomites

From $3,398 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$780 for sgl. occ.)

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's adventure to new heights.

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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
  • 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
Italy

Start/End Bolzano

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Itinerary

Day 1 Hike across rolling pastures and wildflower meadows in the heart of the Dolomites | 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 | Savor family dinners and the warm and hearty flavors of South Tyrolean fare.

Day 2 Trek to Lake Fosses at the base of Monte Croda Rossa and gaze down at the valley below | Share the trail with ibex, deer and chamois | Learn about the region's flora, fauna and geology with a local guide | Climb to Senes Pass for spectacular views.

Days 3-4 Explore Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park, a World Heritage site, with rugged peaks and pristine alpine lakes | 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 | Discover the region's dramatic history at Passo Valparola, once the site of heavy combat during World War I.

Days 5-6 Explore the enchanting meadows of the Puez-Odle mountain group | Enjoy a hearty lunch at a friendly alpine hut | Peruse the village of Selva in the Gardena valley for souvenirs of locally made woodcarvings and handicrafts | 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.

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.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 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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Prices

From $3,398 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$780 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Casual Hotels

Fodara Vedla Lodge
Fodara Vedla Lodge

Fanes-Sennes-Braies (2 nights)

Las Vegas Lodge
Las Vegas Lodge

San Cassiano (2 nights)

Hotel Tyrol
Hotel Tyrol

Selva di Val Gardena (1 night)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-5

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Dolomites

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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.

Fodara Vedla Lodge

Fodara Vedla Lodge

Fanes-Sennes-Braies (2 nights)

Featuring traditional styling and warm hospitality, this family-run mountain oasis in Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park was one of the first of its kind in the Dolomites.

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 Tyrol

Hotel Tyrol

Selva di Val Gardena (1 night)

Set in a peaceful valley, this resort blends elegance and rustic charm and offers spectacular mountain views and hospitality. (pool, spa)

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.

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 8 1400 11 2000
3 2* 600 9* 2500 13 3800
4 1* 200 7* 2300 12 2600
5 3* 300 9 2600 12 3900
6 3 1000
 

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

* 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 (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.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 dinners, 4 lunches

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.

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 on some days you'll still have the same two leaders providing excellent trail support without the need for a third leader to move the van.

Why Travel with Backroads in Dolomites

We're Part of the Family in the Dolomites

Hiking in the Dolomites is a unique experience and we've carefully chosen lodgings and restaurants that help you feel fully immersed in this extraordinary mountain landscape. The family-run rifugi (mountain huts) on this trip provide the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality while also providing all of our hearty meals, exclusive access to trails and an intimate setting that brings you closer to the magic of the 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.

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.

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 on some days you'll still have the same two leaders providing excellent trail support without the need for a third leader to move the van.
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