Cross-country is the oldest type of skiing, emerging from the need to travel over snow-covered terrain. Although the first races were held in Norway in 1767, it did not develop into a sport until the end of the 19th century. Classic cross-country skiing, also known as striding, came first; it wasn’t until the early 1980s that the newer skating or freestyle technique took hold, as a more challenging but faster alternative to striding. As a sport, cross-country skiing is one of the most difficult in terms of endurance. It requires use of every major muscle group, and it, along with running, rowing, and swimming, is one of the sports that burn the most calories per hour in execution. No other winter sport provides such a great opportunity for fitness and conditioning – at any age! But at the same time, it is one of the most beautiful to experience. Gliding across the snow at your own pace, whether for fitness or for relaxation, you’re sure to revel in the incredible mountains that surround you.
Whether you choose to stride or skate, on this week-long itinerary you’ll ski at the Nordic resorts of Alta Badia, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Antholzertal, and Alta Pusteria – the stronghold of Italian cross-country skiing. This vast network of trails offers hundreds of miles of perfectly groomed terrain – plenty of trails to explore! Still want more? You can even ski across the border into Austria’s East Tyrolean network of tracks if you so desire!
- Explore the Dolomites’ 231 cross-country ski tracks, comprising over 1,280 kilometers (795 miles) of trails, perfectly groomed for both classic (stride) and skate (free) skiing
- Enjoy luxury spa accommodations throughout, where you can to soothe weary muscles at the end of each day skiing
- Experience the delightful blend of Italian, Austrian, and Ladin cultures and cuisine that co-exist in this region
- Self guided trips are a great way to experience the culture and beauty of the Dolomites at your own pace, but with the peace of mind that comes from having everything perfectly arranged for you!
Hotel in San Cassiano, Alta Badia (D)
Hotel in San Cassiano, Alta Badia (B,D)
Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo (B)
Hotel in Dobbiaco (B,D)
Hotel in Dobbiaco (B,D)
Hotel in Dobbiaco (B,D)
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!
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 more about Dolomites cuisine?
Visit our Food in the Dolomites article to tempt your taste buds!
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 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!
Self Guided Trip:
€ 2.690 per person (minimum 2 members)
€ 2.540 per person (minimum 4 members)
Single room supplement: on request
The cost is based on 4-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 5-star, please contact us for a quotation.
Holiday Blackout Dates: (7-night minimum hotel stay required)
Christmas / New Years — 26th December 2020 – 6th January 2021
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
- Accommodations as noted in itinerary
- All breakfasts
- Dinners as per itinerary
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Luggage transfers as per itinerary
- DolomitiNordicski ticket
- Tourist tax
- Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers available on request.