Dolomites Hikes

Cortina Dolomiti Ultra Trekking

The most iconic locations of the UNESCO Dolomites, in a unique multi-stage trek. Hike in some of the most spectacular landscapes in the Dolomites, take in the beauty, rich culture and delicious food that the Dolomites are known for!

Trip Overview

Our Cortina Dolomiti Ultra Trekking trip is a nine-day trek, with five nights in mountain lodges and traditional "malga" –pasture huts, where you can enjoy the many local culinary specialties in the company of like-minded mountain lovers. This exciting itinerary is filled with long hiking days, and covers a total distance of about 132 kilometers (79.2 miles), with a total altitude gain and loss of over 6,700 meters (21,976'), with hikes as long as 7 hours. 
This trek was designed with the objective of revealing the enchanted locations that are hidden in Cortina and its surroundings, allowing hikers to experience the Dolomites by hiking from one mountain hut to the next, walking amongst forests, rivers, malga huts, traditional Ladin villages, lakes, and peaks that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List: an experience that will remain in your heart for a lifetime!
Due to the length of the hiking days, this itinerary is best suited for strong hikers. 

Highlights

  • Escape to Cortina d’Ampezzo and explore the surrounding beauty on foot on this 9-day adventure!
  • Experience the fairy tale mountain landscape of the Dolomites, with astounding panoramas around every corner
  • Hike hut-to-hut, enjoying the atmosphere of a different mountain rifugio each night, and enjoy the delicious hearty cuisine the Dolomites are known for
  • Hike at the foot of Tofane, Faloria, and Cristallo mountain ranges, a spectacular amphitheater around Cortina
  • Take in the beauty of Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the most recognized mountain in the Dolomites

Day By Day

Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of the Dolomite Mountains Team and your mountain guide. Daily mileage and altitude gain may vary depending on the device used.

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo

  • Day 2

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 5

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 6

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 7

    Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo (B)

  • Day 8

Accommodation

Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

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!

Prefer luxury accommodations?
You can also book a custom departure of this trip using our Luxury Hotels. For details, please contact us.

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!

Still want more adventure?
We can add several days of via ferrata to your trip! Ask us for details.

Still want even more? Why not extend your adventure!
Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip to the Dolomites. Explore Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Florence, 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!

Cost

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions.

Guided Trip:
€ 3.120 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 2.140 per person (minimum 4 participants)
€ 1.790 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Self-guided version not available.
Private room supplement in rifugios: €35 per person, per rifugio (based on availabilty)
High season supplement from July 15th to August 27th 2023: 5% surcharge
The cost is based on 3-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 4/5-star, please contact us for a quotation.
Please note that prices may increase between the time of quotation and booking. Your Dolomite Mountains consultant will inform you of any such changes.


Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star B&B in Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • 5 nights accommodation in charming rifugios (shared dormitories)
  • All breakfasts
  • Dinners in rifugio
  • Transfers in the area on days 2, 5 and 7
  • Luggage transfer on day 5
  • Local English-speaking Hiking Guide for 6 days
  • A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral 
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

Area Map