Dolomites Hikes

The Best Of The Dolomites: Hiking and Gourmet

On this best of the Dolomites itinerary, you’ll visit some of the most incredible areas in the Dolomite Mountains on foot – taking in more sights and delights than you can imagine! Luxury hotels, gourmet cuisine, professional mountain guides, and private transportation in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world – what could possibly be better?

Trip Overview

Always wanted to visit the Dolomites, but never knew where to start? At Dolomite Mountains, we have the perfect trip for you! We’ve assembled an itinerary that includes our favorite hikes, the most famous vistas, and the best restaurants – all in one great trip! You’ll hike your way through Cortina d’Ampezzo, around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo – perhaps the most famous peaks in all the Dolomites. You’ll explore two natural parks and a plethora of vistas as you hike to the Alpe di Sennes. You’ll discover Alta Badia – “the heart of the Dolomites” – with it’s towering peaks and lush valleys, and experience the three cultures that thrive here – Italian, German, and Ladin. You’ll straddle the landscape and history of these two areas, hiking through tunnels created during World War I, where the Italians and Austrians battled for this territory in the early 20th century.


And what’s better than complementing all that hiking with incredible cuisine? You’ll dine on traditional Italian fare in Cortina, heavily influenced by its location in the Veneto and proximity to Venice. In Alta Badia you’ll discover South Tyrolean cuisine, with its Austrian and Ladin influences. Your culinary experience will be well rounded, introducing you to everything from the best and most highly regarded restaurants in the region, to hearty Dolomites cuisine at rifugi (mountain inns), to a meal at a historic, working “malga” or dairy farm. The culinary highlight? Dinner at a 1-Star Michelin restaurant! This trip truly is the best of the Dolomites!

Highlights

  • Experience the best of the Dolomites and everything this UNESCO World Heritage Site has to offer!
  • Hike amid glorious landscapes of pillars, pinnacles, and colossal rock walls of the Dolomite Mountains
  • Enjoy luxury hotels, gourmet cuisine, professional mountain guides, and private transportation throughout

Day By Day

Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of the Dolomite Mountains Team and your mountain guide. Daily mileage and altitude gain may vary depending on the device used.

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Cortina D’Ampezzo

  • Day 2

    Hotel in Cortina D’Ampezzo

  • Day 3

    Hotel in Cortina D’Ampezzo

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Alta Badia

  • Day 5

    Hotel in Alta Badia

  • Day 6

    Hotel in Alta Badia

  • Day 7

Accommodation

Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

Want to learn more about our Luxury Hotels?           
Luxury accommodations in the Dolomites combine the ultimate in comfort and refinement. From five star hotels, Michelin star-rated restaurants, and pampering spas, just because you are in the mountains does not mean you cannot have a truly luxe Italian experience in the Dolomites! From the chic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, a popular destination for the rich and famous, to the quiet and discreet luxury of San Cassiano in Alta Badia, you will find accommodations with credentials ranging from membership in the exclusive Relais & Châteaux to The Leading Hotels of the World!

Want to see the Dolomites in action?
Check out the high definition videos in our SUMMER VIDEO GALLERY!

Don’t miss our Photo Galleries, to discover why this is the perfect place for your next adventure!

Want to learn more about hiking in the Dolomites?
Check out our Tips for Hiking in the Dolomites article!

Still want more? Why not extend your adventure!
Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip in the Dolomites. Explore VeniceVeronaLake GardaFlorence, or Milan, or any of the many other magical places found throughout Italy. There's no more perfect way to recover from jet lag upon arrival, or delay your return to reality at the end of your trip!

Cost

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions.

Guided Trip:
€ 4.180 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 3.120 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Self Guided Trip:
€ 2.470 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 2.200 per person (minimum 4 participants)

High season supplement from July 20th to August 31st: surcharge of 5%
The cost is based on 4-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 5-star, please contact us for a quotation.

Helicopter Sightseeing & Airport Transfers – There's Nothing Else Like It!
Take to the skies for an aerial look at the spectacular Dolomite Mountains, and make memories to last a lifetime! Whether on a panoramic sightseeing ride or an airport transfer, you'll appreciate a bird's eye view of the stunning scenery aboard state-of-the-art single engine helicopters. With over 30 years in operation, our experienced pilots and ground crew employ the utmost safety standards, quality, and service. Contact us for a quotation.
Rides are weather dependent. Heli-transfers from/to airports require advanced reservation. In-resort rides can be reserved with shorter notice.

Cost includes:

  • Trip briefing and orientation
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 3 nights accommodation at 4-star hotel in Cortina d' Ampezzo
  • 3 nights accommodation at 4-star hotel in Alta Badia
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Local English speaking professional hiking guide for 5 days (guided trips)
  • Transfers in the area as per itinerary. Some services may be shared with other Dolomite Mountain guests
  • Luggage transfer from Cortina to Alta Badia
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers available on request.

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Dolomites Map