Challenge your body and elevate your soul while you explore a rich mixture of cultures and celebrate a sense of accomplishment on this quest through Dolomites mountain meadows and forests with walks of great variety.

High mountain passes connected by well kept hiking trails link the predominantly German-speaking South Tyrol to stylish Cortina d’Ampezzo (in the upper Veneto region).

Experience dramatic mountain beauty and fairytale towns during your hikes surrounded by unique - and world famous - rocky formations. Finish your days with even more stunning sceneries as you make your way through some of the most beautiful towns and villages of this breathtaking area.

Although the focus is very much on the hiking, we’ll make sure you get your daily cappuccino fix and also have some free time to explore places such as Cortina. Conquer exhilarating passes, climb by soaring spires and arrive to charming hamlets where your tour leader would have organized the perfect lunch stop.

We’ll stay at some of the nicest hotels in the Dolomites and at a mountain hut. And because we won’t be changing hotels every day* you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the amenities: spas, saunas, pools, and massages.

Check out this Dolomites blog article for some inspiration. 

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[fa icon="plus"] Highlights
  • Discover South Tyrol (Italian Alto Adige)
  • Stay 3 nights in Cortina the “Pearl of the Dolomites”
  • Daily backdrop of soaring spires, waterfalls, cool forests
  • World War I battlefields and history
  • Hike the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, whose towering limestone pinnacles symbolize the Dolomites
  • Stunning views of mountains and valleys recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Gain a true sense of achievement
  • One overnight in a comfy high mountain hut with amazing lookout points
  • The surprising food and wine of South Tyrol
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  • Learn and enjoy the best of local productions, including cheese and wine
  • The “rules of Ampezzo”
  • Hike WWI trails and visit the Lagazuoi museum
  • Savor dishes typical of the Dolomites that are heavily influenced by Austria 
  • Learn about South Tyrol history and Ladin culture
  • Meet with local producers 
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Where: Cortina d'Ampezzo
Terrain: Rolling
Hike: 
2 Hrs
Meals: L,D

We’ll pick you up at the Venezia airport and transfer you to the

first hotel. After a light lunch we’ll go on a leisurely hike in the outskirts of Cortina to enjoy the beautiful view of the Tofane mountain group dominating the valley. Our hotel is just a short walk from the lively and fashionable village center. Dinner is at the hotel.

Hotel SuggestionTBD

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Where: Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Terrain: Mountains
Hike: 
4.5 Hrs (shorter option available)
Meals: B, L

A short drive takes us to the most famous walk in the Dolomites, the spectacular, highly panoramic circuit of the famous Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Lunch will be on the lakeshore of the pristine Misurina Lake. Dinner in Cortina is on your own.

Hotel SuggestionTBD

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Where: Passo Giau
Terrain: Rolling
Hike: 
2 - 5 Hrs
Meals: B, L, D

We start our hike - after a shuttle - from Passo Giau but not before having tried the local strudel with a cappuccino. We are above the tree line at 7,300 ft and the hike affords wonderful views of the Tofane, Cristallo, and Croda Rossa. The “rules of Ampezzo” institute guided visit will lead to dinner at one of the best restaurants in town.

Hotel SuggestionTBD

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Where: Lagazuoi 
Terrain: Mountains
Hike: 
2 - 5 Hrs
Meals: B, L, D

Today we have a challenging (shorter option available via cable car) but interesting hike to visit the WWI outdoor museum next to the Falzarego pass, an area where major battles were fought. In the afternoon, we appreciate the landscape’s current peace and tranquility with an overnight stay at Rifugio Lagazuoi where you can experience a memorable sunset. Polenta base dinner is a must.

Hotel SuggestionRifugio Lagazuoi

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Where: Corvara (Val Badia) - Sella Ronda
Terrain: Mountains
Hike: 
2 - 5 Hrs
Meals: B, L, D

In the Val Badia the main language is Ladin, which does not resemble German at all. Instead, it’s a language derived from Roman conquerors and from an indigenous mountain tribe. We hike the imposing Sella Massif along its high trails. Back in Corvara we will enjoy the ladin hospitality with a typical dinner.

Hotel SuggestionTBD

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Where: Corvara - Sass Pordoi
Terrain: Hilly
Hike: 
3 Hrs
Meals: B, L, D

We close the Sella Ronda circuit with a grand finale over Pordoi Pass to reach Sass Pordoi, which is a natural terrace over the incredible beauty of the Dolomites. Taking the cable car can shorten the hike. We will share memories of our Dolomites week over a final dinner. 

Hotel SuggestionTBD

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Where: Bolzano or Venice
Terrain: Departure
Hike: 
None
Meals: B

Transfer to the Venice airport after breakfast. You can also opt to extend your stay in the area and to visit Bolzano to view the mummy of the iceman Otzi or to simply enjoy the lively capital of Alto Adige (South Tyrol). Shuttle: 1 hr and 30 min to Bolzano and 3 hrs to Venice

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Airport - Venice (VCE)

Other transportation -  Private transfer by Tourissimo from the airport to the first Hotel. Upon request, guests can be picked-up elsewhere (additional cost).

 

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Airport - Venice (VCE)

Other transportation -  Private group transfer by Tourissimo from last hotel to the airport or to Bolzano train station.

 

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Recreational/Active/Athletic - Active: hikes range from 2 to 5 hrs and it's possible to use chairlifts at times.

 

Apple_Touch_IconClimate Data and Best Time to Go

 

June: temperature average 8C (46F) low / 16C (62F) max - precipitation probability 41%

July: temperature average 10C (50F) low / 18C (65F) max - precipitation probability 40%

August: temperature average 9C (49F) low / 18C (64F) max - precipitation probability 42%

 

UNESCO Site 


The site of the Dolomites comprises a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, numbering 18 peaks which rise to above 3,000 meters and cover 141,903 ha. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. A serial property of nine areas that present a diversity of spectacular landscapes of international significance for geomorphology marked by steeples, pinnacles and rock walls, the site also contains glacial landforms and karst systems. It is characterized by dynamic processes with frequent landslides, floods and avalanches. The property also features one of the best examples of the preservation of Mesozoic carbonate platform systems, with fossil records.