Multi Sport Mountain Adventure: Hike, Climb, Bike, and Bond!

Self Guided

Guided

from €970 from €1.440

Our multi sport Dolomites adventure features exhilarating hiking, mountain biking, the chance to hike a via ferrata, plus options for a train ride, swimming pools and an adventure park where you can try your skills on zip-lines, tree-swings, and a variety of exciting rope-courses!

  • Length 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Trip Type Multisport
  • Activity Level
  • Start / Finish Cortina d'Ampezzo / Alta Badia
  • Dates This trip is available as a custom, private departure on dates of your choosing from mid June to mid September

Highlights

  • Breathe in pure air and experience a variety of hikes among spectacular landscapes in a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of mountain rifugios, in true mountaineer style
  • Hike the tunnels constructed during World War I and explore the historical remains of this conflict
  • Learn to climb a via ferrata, the “iron paths” of the Dolomites

OVERVIEW

Soaring high in the sky, Italy's majestic Dolomites mountains play host to our exciting family adventure. From hiking, biking, via ferrata, and rock climbing, to learning about the mountains, unique cultures, and history, there are plenty of options for kids and adults alike. And you’ll find plenty of time for activities that you can share together

Your days will be spent actively exploring these majestic mountains, while evenings you’ll relish the comfort of small hotels nestled among the surrounding peaks. Cozy wood-paneled bedrooms and big fluffy duvets make for a great end to the day!

You'll spend the first few nights enjoying chic Cortina d’Ampezzo. From here you hike to one of the highest rifugios in the Dolomites, where you will overnight and experience the unique mountain inn style, in addition to its superb panoramas and fascinating WWI relics. You return to Alta Badia, enjoying this bastion of the ancient Ladin culture that remains intact here in the heart of the Dolomites.

The Italian Dolomites are a great destination for family adventures. Truly a hiker's paradise, thousands of trails wind their way between the fantastic pinnacles of these jagged mountains, which magically turn from pale gray to gold and pink at dusk. And via ferrata, literally translated as the iron way or iron path, run throughout the Dolomites, incorporating a system of iron ladders to assist hikers on steep mountainous terrain. These trails, originally built and used by WWI soldiers fighting in this region, are an exhilarating way to access spectacular mountain terrain.

But besides the exhilarating hiking, our multi sport trip features mountain biking, the option to travel to the Austrian border, a train ride, swimming pools, waterslides, and a summertime adrenaline adventure park. The Dolomite Mountains truly to have something for everyone, to make this the ultimate summer vacation!

 

CLIENT PRAISE

"Everyone in our family from age 6 to age 70 was thrilled with the adventures, the hiking, the eating, the accommodations and the spectacular scenery."  – June 2013

Day by Day

Our multi sport Dolomites adventure features exhilarating hiking, mountain biking, the chance to hike a via ferrata, plus options for a train ride, swimming pools and an adventure park where you can try your skills on zip-lines, tree-swings, and a variety of exciting rope-courses!


Day 1 ~ Arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo Dolomites
Arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo on your own (private transfer available on request). Check into your hotel.
Cortina d’Ampezzo (1,224m / 4,016') is a chic Venetian town that caters to high society crowd. Host to the 1956 Winter Olympics, it is a popular sport resort that offers many year-round social activities, shopping, and dining. Depending on when you arrive, you may have time for an afternoon hike or to explore the town of Cortina. 
… Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (3-Star)


Day 2 ~ Mountain Bike Cortina d’Ampezzo / Dobbiaco / San Candido / Cortina d’Ampezzo
One of the best ways to see the Dolomites is by mountain bike. You have the benefit of being off-the-beaten path away from paved roads, and covering more ground and helping you see more of these majestic mountains from trails than you would be able to on foot.
Today you’ll ride from Cortina d’Ampezzo to Dobbiaco, where you’ll have incredible vistas of Tre Cime di Lavaredo, a trio of very famous peaks. (28km / 17 miles biking each way.)
For those seeking more of a challenge, you can ride an additional 44 km (26 miles) to Lienz, Austria, a quaint Austrian village with a fascinating castle. Return by train and bus to Cortina.
B… Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (3-Star)


Day 3 ~ Via Ferrata Col dei Bos – WWI Tunnels
After breakfast, you’ll transfer to Col Gallina and begin a short hike to the Via Ferrata Col dei Bos.  From the top of Col dei Bos, the views of the surrounding mountains areunforgettable. From here you’ll descend to one of the highest rifugios of the Dolomites (2,750m / 9,022'), your home for tonight. 
From the rifugio, you will walk to the Galleria del Lagazuoi, a fascinating open-air WWI museum carved into the mountains. Here the Italian and Austro–Hungarian armies dug shelters out of the mountains, transforming them into an impenetrable 20th century fortress of tunnels, trenches, and machine gun posts. Numerous routes take you ona behind-the-scenes tour of a dramatic, high-altitude battles that remain unique in the history of man.
B,D… Rifugio


Day 4 ~ Hike to Alta Badia
After a hearty breakfast at your rifugio this morning, you’ll hike to Capanna Alpina, passing by the Rifugio Scotoni, surrounded by spectacular views of the Cime di Fanis. Hike to the charming mountain village of San Cassiano, from where you’ll take a gondola up to Piz Sorega (2,003m / 6,570'). From here you hike on a wide ridge trail with 360-degree views to your lunch spot at the Rifugio Bioch (2,088m / 6,850'). After lunch you’ll hike an hour down to your family run hotel in the town of Corvara (1,561m / 5,120'), in Alta Badia. (5 hours hiking ~15km / 9.3 miles, 1,500m /4,921’ descent.)
B,D… Hotel in Alta Badia (3-Star)


Day 5 ~ Bike, Hike, Via ferrata or Zip-Line Day in Alta Badia
Today you can choose which activity you wish to do. Below a few options:

Bike to San Vigilio Bicycle along the river and beautiful larch forests through the towns of the Alta Badia region arriving in the picturesque valley of San Vigilio, the heart of the Dolomites. You’ll have lunch on the way, enjoying fantastic views of the Dolomitic mountains. Return to your hotel by bike or by bus. (5-6 hours biking 30-35km / 19-22 miles, 457m / 1,500' ascent; option for additional 25 km / 17 miles.)

Bike or Hike to the Santa Croce Sanctuary
Cycle or hike through forest and green pasture to a typical Ladino shepherd’s house for lunch. Taste local specialties such as turtres (Ladino vegetable pastries), grilled vegetables, and homemade cakes. After lunch, enjoy an exhilarating descent to the tiny village of San Leonardo, and then ride/hike gravel roads back to your hotel.  (4 hours biking 12km / 7.4 miles, 558m /1,831' ascent and descent.) 

E-bike or Hike at the Pralongia High Plateau
It is possible to ascend/descend the Pralongia Plateau on foot, or with the help of a cable car, depending on your energy level. This area is surrounded by mountains including the Marmolada (3,343m / 10,964'), the Queen of the Dolomites, the highest peak in the Dolomites and home to its largest remaining glacier. Once on the Plateau, there are plenty of rifugios (mountain inns) where you can enjoy the panorama and have lunch and a good glass of wine. (1-6 hours hiking/biking, depending on how long you wish to hike/bike.)

Hike through the Puez/Odle Natural Park -
Start your hike from the town of La Villa (1,433 m / 4,701'), where you will ride the Gardenaccia chair lift and begin with a steep ascent on Mount Gardenaccia. Hike towards the Rifugio Gardenaccia (2,050m / 6,726'), where you can stop for a short break when you arrive. Continue through rocky terrain to the Puez-Odle Natural Park, and on to Rifugio Puez (2,475m / 8,120'), where you will stop for lunch. A final three-hour hike on a steep but easy downhill path and panoramic trail brings you back to Corvara, via Colfosco. Chamois—an antelope like mountain goat indigenous to Europe—are occasionally seen along the way.
(~7-8 hours hiking 14km / 8,7 miles, 960m / 3,149' ascent, 1,020m / 3,346' descent.)

Ascent a via ferrata in the area of Alta Badia (extra cost)

Zip Line park
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Take an exhilarating zip-line ride where you’ll whip past the canopy of trees from platform to platform or try your hand at a ropes course.

Other afternoon options include hiking, paragliding (not included), golfing (not included), shopping, or – dare we say it? – relaxing at your hotel! There truly is something for everyone on this trip!

B,D…Hotel in Alta Badia (3-Star)


Day 6 ~ Depart
Breakfast and departure on your own (private transfer available on request).
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EXTEND YOUR ADVENTURE!
You've come all this way, why not stay a little longer? 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!


Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of your guide

Cost

Guided Trip:
From € 2.040 per person (minimum 2 participants)
From € 1.440 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Self Guided Trip:

From € 1.220 per person (minimum 2 participants)
From € 970 per person (minimum 4 participants)
Via ferrata day is guided

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


Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Map of the area
  • Accommodations as per itinerary
  • Meals as noted in itinerary
  • Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide (if guided)
  • Climbing and via ferrata equipment for 1 day
  • Bike and equipment rental for 1 day
  • Lifts and cable cars in the area
  • Local transportation
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local ourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

Airport transfers available on request.

Costs for the via ferrata option on day 5:
1-3 people: 390€ + 15€ per person for the equipment + transfers to/from the start/end point
4 people: 420€ + 15€ per person for the equipment + transfers to/from the start/end point

Accommodation

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! 

You can also book a custom departure of this trip using our Hotels and B&Bs. For details, please contact us!

More info

Check out our high definition videos in: SUMMER VIDEO GALLERY!

PREFER A SELF-GUIDED FAMILY ADVENTURE? 
Check out our Family Traverse in the Dolomites!

 

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!

 

VENICE WITH THE KIDS EXTENSION
We also offer a "Venice Extension with the Kids" on request!  Play with the pigeons at St. Mark’s Square, climb a campanile, float along the canals, watch a glass blower at work, and so much more!  2 days / 3 nights

Group Trip Dates

Trip name   Trip dates   Min persons   Trip status   Price    
25-30 Jul
2017
4
Available
€ 890
27 Jul - 3 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 1260
8-14 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 1520
15-21 Aug
2017
4
Limited space
€ 2660
16-21 Aug
2017
4
Limited space
€ 890
16-20 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 890
18-24 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 1260
23-30 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 1730
26 Sep - 1 Oct
2017
4
Limited space
€ 1520
26 Sep - 1 Oct
2017
4
Limited space
€ 2660
3-7 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 890
3-10 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1730
3-10 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1730
10-15 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 890
12-18 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1260
14-19 Feb
2018
4
Limited space
€ 2200
21-27 Feb
2018
4
Available
€ 1900
28 Feb - 2 Mar
2018
4
Available
€ 2200
25 Mar - 2 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1540
25 Mar - 2 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 2200
4-9 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1220
4-9 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1270
11-17 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1900
18-23 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1690