Dolomites

Breathtaking pinnacles and panoramas

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. 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.

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PASSO STAULANZA

Challenging trekking from the valley via Monte Pelmo – a feature peak of the Dolomites. Look up and take in the grand view.

PASSO GIAU

A must-see high mountain pass! Nature at its best. Majestic landscape and views.

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO

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.

RIFUGIO FODARA VEDLA

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.

SAN CASSIANO

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.

ARABBA

A Village nestled within the Fodom valley at the base of the imposing Sella massif. Offers some of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites.

CANAZEI

A charming town surrounded by the breathtaking Marmolada and Sella mountains.

UPPER VAL GARDENA

Dramatic mountains, lush pastures and the magical sound of cow bells clanging.

SCILIAR MASSIF

Impressive limestone rock tower with distinctive pinnacles. Once upon a time, witches used to meet and dance on this mountain.

BOLZANO

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.

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The experience

The Dolomites are very steep and rocky mountains so consequently the terrain is often uneven, rough, stony and hard underfoot and some of the paths are narrow and exposed. There are also vast scree slopes. To get the most from the hikes on this trip you will need to be fit, experienced and free from vertigo. Watch this short video for an overview of what our Italian Dolomites walks offer.

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8 Days

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Dolomites Circular Trek

Guided Strenuous
  • Italian hospitality at its finest
  • Local specialities, perfect coffee and great company
  • Visit the trenches from the mountain frontline of WWI
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Dolomites Traverse

Guided Strenuous
  • Italian hospitality at its finest
  • Local specialities, perfect coffee, great company
  • Some of the best sections of the Alta Via1 and Alta Via 2
  • Embrace the challenge of this strenuous trekking
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RUSTIC ACCOMMODATION & EXCEPTIONAL FOOD

We use comfortable private rooms (no dormitories) 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.

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INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN LEADERS

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.

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UNIQUE TREKKING ITINERARIES

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.

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STUNNING ALPINE WALKING

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.

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Get to know the Dolomites

WHEN TO TREK THE ITALIAN DOLOMITES?

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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In autumn the temperature drops, but weather conditions remain stable and pleasant, making the Dolomites a perfect place to plan a late summer adventure!

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