Dolomites Hikes

Hike the Ring of the Friulian Dolomites

Discover one of the wildest and most striking areas of all the Dolomites – the Dolomiti Fruiliani, and hike the classic “ring” around this uniquely remote region, the easternmost part of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Trip Overview


  • Discover a wilder side of the Dolomite Mountains – the Friulian Dolomites
  • Hike through stunning alpine landscapes – from rock spires to plunging valleys, scree slopes to meadows full of wildflowers
  • Explore a rugged, less-well known side of the Dolomites, with remarkable daily altitude gains, as exhilarating as it is challenging!
  • This itinerary is part of our commitment to responsible travel and our partnership with The Long Run, one of the world’s largest sustainable development initiatives led by nature-based businesses
Note: Because of the rugged, wild, and remote nature of the Friulian Dolomites, unless you are a very experienced hiker, we highly recommend taking this trip as a guided adventure. While trails are well marked, you will not encounter many other hikers in the area, and English is less widely spoken than in other areas of the Dolomites. An added benefit? With a guide, you can take advantage of the beautiful off-trail detours available.

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 Pieve di Cadore (D)

  • Day 2

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 5

    Hotel in Pieve di Cadore (B,D)

  • Day 6


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!

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.

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!

Add a day (or more!) of climbing via ferrata with one of our UIAGM/IFMGA professional mountain guides! The vie ferrate, or iron paths of the Dolomites, allow non-climbers to discover the mountains in safety and adding a new dimension to hiking the pristine alpine wilderness of the Dolomites. Contact us for details!

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 VeniceVeronaLake GardaFlorence, 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!



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

Guided Trip:
From € 1.980 per person (minimum 2 participants)
From € 1.330 per person (minimum 4 participants)

High Season Dates:  17th July - 29th August 2021 —- 5% increase on costs

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Pieve di Cadore
  • 3 nights accommodation in charming rifugios (shared dormitories)
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide
  • Transfers in the area as per itinerary
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

Airport transfer available on request.
Transfers to/from Cortina d’Ampezzo can be organized, if you wish to combine two hiking trips together.
Transfers in/out of Venice to Rifugio Padova can be organized, if you prefer to begin your trip on Day 2.

Area Map