Dolomites Circular Trek
The Dolomites in north-eastern Italy are arguably the most beautiful mountains in the world.
The Dolomites are widely regarded as being among the most attractive mountain landscapes in the world. Their intrinsic beauty derives from a variety of spectacular vertical forms such as pinnacles, spires and towers, with contrasting horizontal surfaces including ledges, crags and plateaux, all of which rise abruptly above extensive talus deposits and more gentle foothills
Our unique RAW Travel 8-day Dolomites hiking tour retains its own culture, architecture and landscape. Each day we hike up to the ridges and descend into the valleys below, with time to enjoy views of classic Dolomite peaks.
As well as magnificent hikes and the odd marmot, you’ll visit the trenches from the mountain frontline of WWI and enjoy fabulous local food and wine.
We use comfortable private rooms (not dormitory rooms) on our Alps trips. We use the very best rustic hotels and refuges, chosen for their stunning location, spectacular mountain views, and wonderful atmosphere. The culinary delights on this trip are a real highlight, as you'd expect. Enjoy hearty Italian food and great coffee.
Our own team of experienced and qualified International Mountain leaders will inspire, inform and support you. Diane, our lead guide for the Dolomites originated from England and now lives in Europe and speaks fluent Italian. She lives in Chamonix in the French Alps and is a fully qualified International Mountain Leader and trekking guide.
Our unique itineraries offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience and unrivalled insights. We design and operate our own trips in the Dolomites, so we are with you through your entire journey. See some of the best sections along the world-famous Alte Vie routes and follow the most scenic paths. Enjoy the challenges and sense of accomplishment these treks offer.
Impossibly jagged peaks, soaring limestone pinnacles, tranquil mountain lakes, alpine meadows and shady larch forests. The network of trails we use shows off the beauty and unique geology of the Dolomite landscapes, all enriched by the historical interest of this area. Enjoy the ever-changing scenery - each day has a different flavour.
This small mountain town is surrounded by the soaring limestone pinnacles of the magnificent Dolomites and the starting point of your exhilarating trek in Italy.
This bustling town in the heart of the Dolomites is a major hub for locals and visitors and the perfect place to enjoy delicious Italian coffee and scrumptious strudel before another big trekking day.
In the rocky eerie post-apocalyptic landscape of this park you’ll be surrounded by stark Dolomite limestone peaks and shady larch forests. This area is home to fascinating Ladin legends and contemporary art installations and is a real highlight of our Dolomites hiking tour.
Nestled in green alpine pastures, this high mountain hut (1980m) is a family-run gem in a beautiful setting, with stunning views of the Dolomites impossibly jagged peaks and panoramas.
This friendly, secluded cosmopolitan mountain village is known for its Michelin-starred restaurants, stunning chalets and glorious sunshine. It offers a picture-perfect Italian Alps experience with fairytale vistas of the toothed peaks of the Dolomites.
Many of the trails in the harsh rocky terrain of the Dolomites pass through military relics and artefacts. Ponder the stirring stories of bravery and tragedy in the restored trenches of the beautiful Cinque Torri area.
This small mountain chain in the central Dolomites has an elevation of 2,715 metres. Take a dip and enjoy an authentic lunch with spectacular views.
Stroll through woodlands of pine and larch. Borca sits at the foot of Monte Antelao and it is one of the best vantage points in the entire Cadore area.
Austria meets Italy in this town hidden away in the mountainous region of South Tyrol. Don’t miss the 5300-year-old corpse named Ötzi.
Impressive limestone rock tower with distinctive pinnacles. Once upon a time, witches used to meet and dance on this mountain.
Dramatic mountains, lush pastures and the magical sound of cow bells clanging.
Charming town surrounded by the breathtaking Marmolada and Sella mountains.
Village nestled within the Fodom valley at the base of the imposing Sella massif. Offers some of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites.
A must-see high mountain pass! Nature at its best. Majestic landscape and views.
Challenging trekking from the valley via Monte Pelmo – a feature peak of the Dolomites. Look up and take in the grand view.
The European summer months (June through September) have warm temperatures and plenty of sun – perfect for hiking.
While the average maximum temperature may reach some 25°C on the valley floors, the gentle wind of the Dolomites guarantees refreshing moments in the shade of rich green woods.
In autumn the temperature drops, but weather conditions remain stable and pleasant, making the Dolomites a perfect place to plan a late summer adventure!
Read more on when to trek the Italian Dolomites.
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