Dolomites to Lake Garda Walking & Hiking Tour

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6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Dolomites to Lake Garda Walking & Hiking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: May-Jun, Sep-Oct 2025: May-Jun, Sep-Oct

From $5,599 - $6,549 /person

Majestic Mountains & Italy’s Largest Lake

Ah, bella Italia. A land of history, culture... but also of contrasts. Here, cut-glass alpine peaks tower just around the bend from lemon groves and turquoise waters. Gingerbread villages huddle at one end of a valley, while tile rooftops bask in the sun at the other. This is the road from the Dolomites to the Italian Lakes. Where you can have your strudel, and eat it too.

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Highlights

  • Discover North Lake Garda, where the dramatic cliffside plunges to meet the western shoreline and bucolic pastures and sun-drenched hamlets dot the Tremosine plateau
  • Hike through dreamy alpine meadows and along sheer limestone cliff faces in the World Heritage site of Schlern-Rosengarten National Park
  • Journey across cultural borderlines, from the German-speaking villages of South Tyrol to the Mediterranean breadbasket of Lago di Garda
  • Unwind at luxurious Italian retreats which welcome us with indulgent cuisine, spa offerings and the best of la dolce vita
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Italy

Start Bolzano

End Verona

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Days 1-2

Description

Start your weeklong adventure high in the Italian Dolomites, where trails beckon you to hike in the shadows of the Rosengarten and Schlern massifs • Enjoy a scenic gondola ride up to the Catinaccio mountain range • Fuel up along the hike at rustic mountain huts and maybe even take a dip in a refreshing alpine tarn • Admire stunning panoramic vistas of Bolzano in the valley below • Our welcome dinner pairs with a flight of local wines to showcase the Dolomites' surprising and delightful fusion cuisine • Discover our home base of Völs am Schlern, a fairy-tale village whose Tyrolean roots are distinctively still part of the region's character • Works of art by the likes of Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Dix and Paul Klee line the walls of our beautiful hotel • Savor and share a memorable meal with one of our local friends.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Romantik Hotel Turm
Völs am Schlern
Premiere Hotel

A 13th-century hotel with Tyrolean-style décor and delicious regional cuisine prepared by proprietor and renowned chef Stefan Pramstrahler. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-6

Description

Descend from the mountains to our magical lakeside hotel, arriving by boat across Lake Garda • The lake's dazzling waters welcome you to sample la dolce vita • Get to know the elegant resort town of Riva del Garda • Spend the afternoons at our luxurious retreat and take a dip in Lake Garda at the private swimming beach or indulge with a treatment at the spa • Stroll the limonaia (lemon groves) that give Limone sul Garda its name • Explore the turbulent history beneath all this beauty as we hike to WWI-era fortifications en route to Pregasina • Shop and wander through Riva del Garda, admiring the mix of Austrian and Italian influences in its architecture and cuisine • Pedestrians are welcome on the famed Lake Garda bike path, suspended along a cliffside • Raise a glass to new amici in Italy at a final dinner with panoramic lake views.

Accommodations

Nights 3-5

EALA My Lakeside Dream
Limone sul Garda
Premiere Hotel

The Risatti family of hoteliers opened this new property in 2021, packed with stylish modern amenities and situated on a prized plot of family land with breathtaking views. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Air-Conditioning

Romantik Hotel Turm is a Premiere Hotel housed in a beautiful historic building. While it offers outstanding service and amenities, please note that the hotel is not equipped with air-conditioning. Despite the region's generally temperate climate and cool nights, guestrooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures. 

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Romantik Hotel Turm
Völs am Schlern

Premiere Hotel

A 13th-century hotel with Tyrolean-style décor and delicious regional cuisine prepared by proprietor and renowned chef Stefan Pramstrahler. (pool, spa)

Nights 3-5

EALA My Lakeside Dream
Limone sul Garda

Premiere Hotel

The Risatti family of hoteliers opened this new property in 2021, packed with stylish modern amenities and situated on a prized plot of family land with breathtaking views. (pool, spa)

From $5,599 - $6,549 /person

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