The spectacular Dolomite mountain region of soaring peaks and pristine alpine villages is a walker’s paradise, and we’ve chosen our preferred season for this Dolomites walking tour, when trails are uncrowded and endless fields of wildflowers carpet the slopes. We’ll introduce you to our favorite walks culled from 30 years of exploring the Dolomites, with time to bask in the luxury of welcoming hotels and fine cuisine. Joins us for this UNESCO mountain walking & hiking tour, or book a private tour in the Dolomites that can be customized for everyone from fit hikers to families with children, with accommodations and activities to suit your group – private groups can choose luxury hotels or family-run inns.
Our walks are rated for their level of difficulty as follows:
- Stroll – Daily distance of 2-5 km (1-3 miles) through archeological sites and in towns with stone stairways. Footwear: Lightweight walking shoes.
- Easy – Daily distance of 8-10 km (5-7 miles) on dirt paths and gravel roads, with short ascents & descents. Good van access for assistance along the route. Footwear: Sturdy walking shoes.
- Moderate – Daily distance of 12-16 km (8-10 miles) with longer ascents & descents. May include cobblestone paths and steps, or narrow paths along terraced hillsides. Some van access or options for shorter walks. Footwear: Sturdy walking shoes or lightweight boots.
- Fitness – Daily distance of 12-16 km (8-10 miles) with steep ascents & descents. Walks are at altitudes of 1200-2450 meters (3500-8000 feet) on trails and forest service roads, some rocky or exposed sections. Limited van access, options for shorter or longer routes. Footwear: Lightweight boots.
“The Dolomites trip was wonderful, absolutely wonderful. We knew we would enjoy ourselves, but the reality surpassed our expectations.”
– N.S., U.S.A.
- See the 5000 year-old Ice Man found on a glacier and preserved with his hunting tools in Bolzano
- Hike an old caravan path and try your hand at cutting hay with a scythe on the steep slopes. Soothe aching muscles with a sauna or massage
- Learn about the Ladin culture and language and taste delicious sweet furtaies, a typical Ladin wedding dessert. Learn to say “Marry me!” in Ladin
- Walk through meadows knee-high in wildflowers, breathe in the scent of vanilla orchids, and snooze in a field of forget-me-nots
- View the gleaming white Marmolada glacier, the queen of the Dolomites, and watch climbers scaling the jagged peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo
July 10-16, 2019
Best Time to Go
July & September
Daily breakfast / 4 lunches with wine / 5 dinners with wine
Signature + spa
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