Dolomites Hikes

Three Valleys Hiking Traverse

Wild alpine meadows, deciduous and evergreen woods, high altitude lunar-like terrain, soaring peaks, dramatic walls and towering heights alternate with the refined South Tyrolean towns of Val Gardena, Alta Badia and Sesto Dolomites, and hidden delicious mountain inns that you encounter during your daily hikes. This adventure showcases the beauty of the Dolomites in all of their grandeur.

Tinted in weathered shades of rose, yellow and gray, the fairytale spires and dramatic rock walls of the Dolomites rise in elegantly chiseled shapes of fantastic form, looking every inch like a landscape devised by the gods. And if this isn't exactly heaven, well, it's about as close as you can get.

Each day you'll hike up to ridges and passes for spellbinding views of huge peaks and pinnacles, seemingly architecturally inspired, and then descend to lush green valleys where wildflowers bloom in pastoral meadows and storybook villages hug the valley floor. At day's end you'll relax in hotels that are deluxe oases of comfort, where you'll absorb the region's fascinating culture and cuisine – a unique blend of Italy and the South Tyrol.

Long known as a paradise for rock climbers, the Dolomites are a great destination for hikers, too. You'll see the best of this stunning mountain Valhalla, including the majestic Sella Massif and the striking, often-photographed pillars of Tre Cime di Lavaredo, arguably the most well-known landmark in the Dolomites. On the trail, you'll only need to carry a light daypack with the daily essentials (camera, water bottle, and jacket). But the best part? You can do as much (or as little) hiking as you please! We'll provide details of varied, moderate hikes with strenuous options, but you get to customize your own experience as you go!

Highlights

  • Breathe in pure air and experience a variety of hikes among spectacular landscapes in a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
  • Experience the rich Ladin culture with many traditions that make the Italian Alps so unique
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of a mountain rifugio, the real mountaineer flair
  • Walk on alpine pastures, mountain passes, and scenic trails

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 Val Gardena

  • Day 2

    Hotel in Val Gardena

  • Day 3

    Hotel in Alta Badia

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Alta Badia

  • Day 5

    Rifugio

  • Day 6

    Hotel Cortina d'Amepezzo

  • Day 7

    Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo

  • Day 8

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 Hotels and B&Bs?
The Dolomites has a multi-faceted culture and history that is reflected in each village we visit, and we make sure to provide you with the most authentic experience of the region possible through the hotels and B&Bs we offer. Hotels and chalets are available in the larger villages, while agriturismos (working farms with accommodations similar to B&Bs) are more common in rural areas. And we always make sure you have access to inspired regional cuisine, and the best panoramas you can get in the Dolomites!

Prefer luxury accommodations?
You can also book a custom departure of this trip using our Luxury Hotels. For details, please contact us.

Want to learn more about our Mountain Inns & Rifugi?            
Rifugi – or mountain huts in English – are the classic accommodation for hikers, climbers, mountaineers, and ski mountaineers in the Alps. Set in spectacular locations high in the Dolomites, rifugi are accessible only on foot (with a few exceptions that are reachable by car). These marvelous establishments are open primarily in the summer, with a select few in winter, and offer meals and sleeping facilities.

The Dolomite rifugi are considered the best in the Alps. While some are dormitory style with bunk beds, many meet the standard of a simple guest house with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms, and each has its own unique character and charm. Bedding and linens are provided, hot showers are available, and meals are served in common dining areas – like a small mountain inn set high in the mountains with the most incredible vistas in the Dolomites. Whether you’re hiking in summer or skiing in winter, an overnight rifugio stay is not to miss on a Dolomite holiday.

To learn even more about rifugi in the Dolomites, check out our Rifugios in the Dolomites article, and learn about one of the best ways to experience these incredible mountains!

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

Don’t miss our Summer Photo Gallery, for photos of this pristine, mountain landscape!

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

Want to know what type of weather you should expect on your trip?
Check out our Climate and Weather in the Dolomites article!

Still want more adventure? 
We can add several days of via ferrata to your trip! Ask us for details.

Still want even 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! 

Group Departures

Dates colored in GREEN are available; dates colored ORANGE have limited space; dates colored RED are sold out.

Trip dates Trip status Price  

2020-06-19
Limited space € 2330 BOOK NOW

2020-09-04
Available € 2330 BOOK NOW

Cost

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

Guided Trip:
€ 3.360 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 2.530 per person (minimum 4 participants)
Group Departures:
€ 2.330 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Self Guided Trip:

€ 1.410 per person (minimum 2 participants)
 € 1.210 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Private room supplement in rifugio: €15 per person (based on availability)
High season supplement from July 20th to August 31st: surcharge of 5%

The cost is based on 3-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 4/5-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
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Val Gardena
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Alta Badia
  • 1 night accommodation in charming rifugio (shared dormitory)
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • All breakfasts
  • Dinners as per itinerary
  • Local English speaking professional hiking guide (guided trips)
  • Luggage transfer from Val Gardena to Val Badia, and Val Badia to Cortina (not to rifugio)
  • Local tourist tax
  • VAT Italian tax
Airport transfer available on request
Additional luggage transfer available on request

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