On our Epicurean Hiking Adventure, you can do just that. You’ll delight in sensory pleasures throughout the trip, from sight and sound to smell and taste, plus the physical sensation of hiking each day, followed by a visit to the spa! Throughout your trip, your will discover the Prosecco region, full of charm and atmosphere. Historical and artistic attractions abound, from a 12th century abbey to Palladian Villas from the 16th century, to historic and contemporary wineries that produce Prosecco. The 5-star Hotel Villa Abbazia, part of the esteemed Relais & Châteaux collection of hotels, is a prime example of the 17th century palazzo – palatial-like summer residences of the Venetian aristocracy. Set in the Medieval village of Follina, the hotel is surrounded by a countryside of vine carpeted valleys, and is the perfect location for hiking, cycling and Prosecco tasting along the Prosecco wine route.
Your trip continues into the heart of the Dolomites: you’ll hike in different areas of Alta Badia, each day you’ll have multiple gastronomic experiences – from leisurely lunches, garden tastings and al fresco dining. You’ll taste the traditional regional fare, plus gourmet Italian and international cuisine. You’ll also have a new oenological experience each day – with experts presenting wines from the surrounding regions and beyond.
The 4-star Hotel Ciasa Salares will not only be your accommodation and the point of departure for many of your hikes, but will also play host and guide to the culinary and oenological portion of your experience. Family owned and operated since its inception in the 1960s, Stefan Wieser and his son Jan Clemens are the third and fourth generations to continue the family’s love for hospitality. Not only that, both are sommeliers, with Clemens being one of Italy’s youngest! It will come as no surprise that the wine cellar here is one of Italy’s largest, with three rooms whose walls are lined by 24,000 bottles, representing 1,800 different wines. The family’s love of wine can only be matched by their passion for food, with four notable restaurants at the hotel – the Bona Luna Dine Bar, Infinì "eat on beat" Terrace, Sorì Restaurant, and Cocun Cellar Restaurant featuring the impressive wine cellar. This is a truly an experience just waiting to be savored!
So join us in the Dolomites, and choose a vacation that has everything you’ve always dreamed of, all on one incredible trip. Not only will it delight all your senses, you’re sure to be planning your next trip here before this one has even ended!
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- Travel with a group of adventurous women like yourself on this “Women Only” hiking and culinary adventure!
- Combine gourmet cuisine, food and wine pairings, and tasting experiences with luxury accommodations and incredible hiking
- Explore the Prosecco region of northern Italy, discovering the steep hillside vineyards and coveted sparkling wine they produce
- Savor world-class dining in Alta Badia, including dinner at Cocun Cellar Restaurant
- Learn from wine experts and producers at daily tasting and pairing events, held in spectacular locations
- Hike through one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world – the Dolomites – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Hotel Villa Abbazia (D)
Hotel Villa Abbazia (B,D)
Hotel Ciasa Salares (B,D)
Hotel Ciasa Salares (B,D,L)
Hotel Ciasa Salares (B,D,L)
Hotel Ciasa Salares (B,D)
Hotel Ciasa Salares (B,D)
HOTEL VILLA ABBAZIA
Follina, Prosecco region (5-Star)
Villa Abbazia, part of the esteemed Relais & Châteaux collection of hotels, is a prime example of the 17th century palazzo – palatial-like summer residences of the Venetian aristocracy. The hotel and its Venetian villa annex reveal their charms in a discrete manner through intimate, tranquil rooms and suites, each with its own unique design and flavor. Set in the Medieval village of Follina, the hotel is surrounded by a countryside of vine carpeted valleys, and is the perfect location for cycling tours and Prosecco tasting along the Strada del Prosecco (the Prosecco wine route). Luxurious dining including a tea room and two restaurants and are available, including the 1-Star Michelin rated Bistrot La Cantinetta.
HOTEL CIASA SALARES
San Cassiano in Alta Badia (4-Star)
Hotel Ciasa Salares is situated toward the top of the Val Badia, or Alta Badia valley, in a beautiful green basin,nestled amidst towering peaks. You will find pure hospitality here. The 50 rooms are furnished in an alpine style, complete with fir paneling and elegant hand crafted textiles and furniture.Superior rooms and suites feature a balcony or veranda with breathtaking views. The hotel is also a reference for gourmets, featuring four restaurants including the Bona Luna Dine bar, La Terrazza and Cocun Restaurant with an incredible wine cellar. A pampering spa is also featured.
About Dolomite Mountains Culinary Adventures
The Dolomites are an incredible destination for an epicurean adventure… from farm-to-table meals following traditional recipes that have been passed down for generations, to haute cuisine creations by world-renowned chefs. In the Dolomites you’ll find a variety of Italian influences coming from all directions, Mediterranean influences from the Adriatic Sea to the east, South Tyrolean influences from Austria to the north, and international influences pressing in from all sides. What’s more, on a culinary adventure with Dolomite Mountains, you can engage in the same activities available on our regular trips, with all of your meals enjoyed surrounded by the world’s most beautiful mountains. There are countless gourmet experiences to be had here, with more than 10 Michelin-star-rated restaurants in the Dolomites alone. But don’t under-estimate the exceptional cuisine found at local, traditional restaurants, agriturismos, farms, rifugios, and boutique hotels, that will open your eyes to the incredible local flavors the Dolomites have to offer!
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Want to learn more about hiking in the Dolomites?
Check out our Tips for Hiking in the Dolomites article!
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!
€4.890 per person
Cost is per person, in twin/double room. Single supplement available on request.
Because of the uniqueness of the epicurean events featured in this itinerary, this trip requires a minimum of 6 guests to operate. Private Group Departures are also available.
High season supplement from July 20th to August 31st: surcharge of 5%.
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
- 2 nights accommodation at the 5-star hotel Villa Abbazia, in Follina, Prosecco Region (deluxe rooms)
- 5 nights accommodation at the 4-star hotel Ciasa Salares, in San Cassiano, Alta Badia (superior rooms)
- Meals as noted in itinerary, including dinner at 1-star Michelin restaurant La Corte
- Lunch on day 5 with drinks included
- Special events as specified in the itinerary
- Food and wine during special events
- Local English speaking Hiking Guide for 6 days
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Local tourist tax
- Italian VAT tax