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 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 (D)
Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)
Hotel in Moena (B,D)
Hotel in Moena (B,D)
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:
€ 4.190 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 2.820 per person (minimum 4 participants)
€ 2.330 per person (minimum 6 participants)
8 Days Self Guided Trip:
€ 1.780 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 1.560 per person (minimum 4 participants)
€ 1.460 per person (minimum 6 participants)
9 Days Guided Trip:
€ 4.790 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 3.190 per person (minimum 4 participants)
€ 2.630 per person (minimum 6 participants)
9 Days Self Guided Trip:
€ 1.960 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 1.720 per person (minimum 4 participants)
€ 1.620 per person (minimum 6 participants)
The cost is based on 3-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 4/5-star, please contact us for a quotation.
We will do our best to accommodate you in 3-star accommodations. However, in the event there is no availability in this category, we will offer you the next available classification at a supplementary price.
High season supplement from July 16th to September 10th: 15% surcharge
Private room supplement in rifugio: €35 per person per night (based on availability)
Please note that prices may increase between the time of quotation and booking. Your Dolomite Mountains consultant will inform you of any such changes.
- Trip briefing
- Logistics and map of the area
- 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Alta Badia
- 1 night accommodation in 4-star hotel in Moena
- 4 (or 5) nights accommodation in rifugio (shared dormitories)
- All breakfasts & dinners
- Local English speaking UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guide (guided trips)
- Duffel bag transfer on day 5 - please bring your own duffel bag
- Luggage transfer from first to last hotel
- A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral
- Local tourist tax
- Italian VAT tax