On this exceptional trip, you’ll hike from north to south, from Alta Badia to Val di Fassa. Hike in Puez-Odle Natural Park, across the Sella Massif, and around Marmolada, the highest mountain in the Dolomites, and home to its largest glacier. You’ll travel through several of the villages in Alta Badia, including La Villa, Corvara, and Colfosco, as well as Val Gardena and Val di Fassa. Plus experience a variety of different landscapes and geological features, as you cross over multiple regions and through several natural parks. You’ll hike on plenty of lunar landscapes, across numerous vast pastures, through wooded valleys, along high plains (altiplano), surrounded by tall beautiful peaks throughout. The scenery alternates between mountains made of Dolomite rock (Sella Massif), to limestone mountains (Marmolada), to regions (Puez) made of a completely different type of rock altogether, with a completely different appearance that offers a strong, picturesque contrast to the surrounding Dolomite Mountains.
You have options on how best to enjoy this trip as well. Choose from a guided departure, where you’ll be guided by one of our outstanding Dolomites guides, or select a private departure, where you’ll explore on your own (with detailed maps and guidance of course!). And, you can hike different lengths of trail, for 8 or 9 days, or even do a more challenging trail running itinerary. The choice is yours!
- Trek on the Alta Via N.2 – one of the six famous High Routes of the Dolomites!
- Experience a variety of different landscapes and geological features, as you cross over multiple regions and through several natural parks
- Hike hut-to-hut, enjoying the atmosphere of a different mountain rifugio each night
- Walk along pastoral alpine pastures, across mountain passes, and on scenic trails
- Travel through Dolomite villages and towns including Alta Badia, Val Gardena, and Val di Fassa, and experience the unique Ladin culture and cuisine found in each
Hotel in Alta Badia
Hotel in Alta Badia
Hotel in Falcade or Moena
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!
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!
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!
Want to learn what it’s like to stay in a rifugio before you visit?
Check out our Rifugios in the Dolomites article!
Still want more adventure?
We can add several days of via ferrata to your trip! Ask us for details.
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 Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Florence, 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!
8 Days Guided Trip:
€ 3.120 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 2.060 per person (minimum 4 participants)
8 Days Self Guided Trip:
€ 1.270 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 1.090 per person (minimum 4 participants)
9 Day Guided Trip:
€ 3.540 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 2.310 per person (minimum 4 participants)
9 Days Self Guided Trip:
€ 1.380 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 1.190 per person (minimum 4 participants)
The cost is based on 3-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 4/5-star, please contact us for a quotation.
High season supplement from July 20th to August 31st: surcharge of 5%
Private room supplement in rifugios: €15 per rifugio, per person (based on availability)
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.
- Trip briefing
- Logistics and map of the area
- 3 nights accommodation in 3-star hotels
- 4-5 nights accommodation in charming rifugios (shared dormitories)
- Meals as noted in itinerary
- Local English speaking hiking guide guided trips)
- Luggage transfer on day 5 (day 6) and on day 7 (day 8)
- Local tourist tax
- Italian VAT tax