Trekking in the Dolomites
Beloved by mountaineers and nature lovers alike, the Dolomites sit perched atop northern Italy like a rocky crown. This exhilarating trip through the mountains features day treks through some of Italy's most unbelievable scenery, with plenty of visits to small villages along the way to soak up the unique local Ladin culture and cuisine. Nights are spent in mountain refuges, where your hosts will ply you with hearty home-cooked meals. Eat up; you won't find tastier mountain-trekking food anywhere else.
Enjoy magnificent hiking amongst towering peaks, pass by the highest peak in the Dolomites, revel in the chance to learn about local Ladin language and customs.
Train, bus, walking, minivan
Mountain huts/refuges (6 nts), hotels (3 nts)
Challenging hikes led by an International Mountain Leader (IML) (7 days). 5 hearty home-cooked dinners of local produce. Main luggage transfer from Calalzo to Bolzano.
Day 1 Calalzo di Cadore
Arrive at any time.
Day 4 Col di Lana/Passo Fedaia (1B, 1D)
Time to stretch those legs again with another superb Dolomites hike, through Alpine meadows up to the mountains.
Day 5 Passo Fedaia/Canazei (1B)
Ascend the legendary Via del Pan and walk towards Canazei, with views out to the Marmolada, the highest peak in the Dolomites.
Day 6 Canazei (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to visit a spa, the local skating rink, hire a bike, or try climbing around the valley.
Day 7 Canazei/Val Gardena (1B, 1D)
Hike round the impressive Sasso Lungo rock massif and enjoy views out across the Fassa Dolomites.
Day 8 Val Gardena (1B, 1D)
Head into Ladin territory climbing up the slopes of Val Gardena, home to the Sella Ronda ski circuit.
Day 9 Val Gardena/Bolzano (1B)
Head down through the valley on a shorter hike to the trailhead before transferring to Bolzano.
Day 10 Bolzano (1B)
Depart at any time.