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Hiking Tours in The Dolomites

Hikes in the Dolomites

  • Complete the iconic Alta Via 1, the 'High Route' in the Italian Dolomites
  • Indulge in warm Kaiserschmarrn pancakes after a day in the cool mountain air
  • Classic hikes on paths through flower-filled meadows and shady forests
  • An aromatic glass of Traminer wine while watching the sunset over the Italian Alps
  • Hear the call of marmots as you gaze over the distant rocky peaks

The Dolomites are an incredibly distinctive and intensely beautiful mountain range spanning across the border of northeastern Italy and Austria. Massive jagged spires of dolomite rock, textured limestone peaks, and verdant alpine pastures dominate the horizon. 
Nestled beneath the imposing mountaintops, you’ll find fairy-tale villages lined with colorful flower boxes and wood-timbered mountain chalets. Hiking the extensive network of trails in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains is visually stunning and physically exhilarating.
The Alta Via 1, our most popular trek, is a classic route where you venture into the heart of the Dolomites and stay at traditional mountain refugios. To see a different side of the Italian Alps, journey from the limestone peaks of the Brenta Dolomites to the shimmering shores of Lake Garda on our Dolomites to Lake Garda trip. If you prefer the flexibility of choosing which rewarding hike you do each day while staying at one family-run hotel, you’ll love our center-based hiking trip in the Alta Badia region. 

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  • Dolomites: Food & Traditions
    • Casunziei pasta:  A hand-made, stuffed pasta that has the shape of a half-moon. While there are several versions of the recipe, the traditional way of preparing the local dish is with a beetroot filling. 

    • Speck: A traditional dried prosciutto ham from the Dolomites that is lightly smoked and cured to perfection. Often found on a charcuterie board paired with a variety of local cheeses.

    • Kaiserschmarrn: A South Tyrolean specialty, the ultimate treat after a day in the outdoors. Perfect bite-sized pieces sprinkled with powdered sugar and served warm with a sweet jam.

    • Grappa: A distilled spirit that’s uniquely Italian. The flavor is warm, aromatic, and strong, typically enjoyed after a meal. The drink is made from the remains of grapes that are left over after winemaking (the stems, seeds, and skin of grapes).
    Dolomites: Food & Traditions
  • Which Itinerary is for me?
    • The Alta Via 1 | A world-class trek along the iconic Italian ‘High Route’ through the best of the Dolomites – the ultimate adventure. Ideal for experienced hikers looking for a challenging but rewarding trip. Stay in wonderfully remote yet incredibly charming ‘refugios’ (mountain huts) for a great sense of comradery. 

    • Walking in the Heart of the Dolomites | The best itinerary for those who would like to have just one base for their hiking holiday. If you are a keen hiker who loves the mountains and wants to experience the Dolomites without compromising on comfort, then this is the tour for you!

    • The Dolomites to Lake Garda | This trip perfectly blends the classic combination of mountains and lakes with a wonderful variety of authentic regional accommodation. Enjoy rustic charm in traditional mountain huts, hotels, and the historic resort town of Riva del Garda. Challenging hikes in the Dolomites lead to easy lakeside strolls around Garda, the perfect spot to wind down. 
    Which Itinerary is for me?
  • How do I reach the start of the Alta Via 1?

    The Dolomites is the name for the mountain range spanning across northeast Italy along the border with Austria. The easiest way to reach its incredible limestone peaks is by flying into the iconic city of Venice.

    There are two airports in Venice – Venice Treviso (airport code: TSF) and Marco Polo (airport code: VCE), the latter being the more convenient option when traveling from overseas.

    The official start of the Alta Via is Cortina, in the heart of the Dolomites. We are happy to arrange private taxi transfers from Venice airports, or you can travel by public bus from Marco Polo Airport or Venice Mestre Bus Station to Cortina on the 'Cortina Express' (duration: 2h30m).

    How do I reach the start of the Alta Via 1?

  • Dolomites Alta Via 1

    This video takes you on a brief tour of what you can expect when embarking on a walking vacation in the Dolomites.

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  • The Alta Via in 1 Minute

    Discover the marvels of hiking in the Dolomites with this high-speed 1-minute glimpse of the Alta Via 1.

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