Dolomites Hikes

Hiking from Alta Badia to Cortina d'Ampezzo Getaway

Enjoy hiking in one of the most stunning mountain landscapes in the world on this quick 5-day Alta Badia to Cortina d’Ampezzo getaway! Savor delicious cuisine and intimate accommodations in the Badia and Ampezzo Ladin Valleys as you uncover the incredible diversity of this mountain region.

Trip Overview

Hiking through the Dolomites is a magical experience. 
On this quick getaway, you’ll explore two very different regions of the Dolomites: Alta Badia and Cortina d’Ampezzo. Starting from Alta Badia, you’ll hike in the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park to a cozy mountain hut where you have the option to stop for lunch and continue to pass by a stunning mountain lake before reaching your destination for the night. The next day, you’ll trek along a stony former wartime mule track with amazing views of the Croda Rossa Massif (2,818m / 9,245') and then delight in delicious Ladin cuisine, served in the snug and warm wooden stuben of your Rifugio. It doesn’t get any better than this!
Alta Badia was part of Austria prior to the First World War. Here, you’ll find a mix of three cultures – German/Austrian, Italian, and Ladin. Ladin is an ancient native culture with customs and traditions that have been beautifully preserved in this region. The mixed culture is very well marked not only in the language but also in the architecture and cuisine. You’re sure to enjoy hearty meals that are representative of the incredible diversity of this region! Cortina, on the other hand, is very Italian. Part of the Veneto region of Italy, of which Venice is also part, the Venetian influence is felt in both the fashionable culture and cuisine.
If you need more inspiration, contact us today, and one of our travel designers will walk you through what you can expect on this great getaway.

Prefer a longer trip?
Check out our 7-day Hiking from Alta Badia to Cortina d'Ampezzo!


  • Short on time? This is the perfect quick way to experience the Dolomites on foot!
  • Walk on scenic trails through alpine pastures and across mountain passes surrounded by breathtaking vistas as you hike from Alta Badia to Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • Hike in the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park, taking in rugged peaks that tower above green alpine meadows and beautiful mountain lakes
  • Hike from Fanes to the Sennes Plateau and enjoy the superb view east on the Croda Rossa Massif (2,818m / 9,245'), so-called for its blood-red rock due to the presence of iron oxide.
  • Spend 2 nights in charming, high-mountain rifugios – the best in the Alps
  • Spend 2 nights in excellent hand-selected hotels in Alta Badia & Cortina d’Ampezzo

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 Alta Badia (D)

  • Day 2

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (B)

  • Day 5


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!

Check out the high definition videos in our SUMMER VIDEO GALLERY!

READ Travel & Leisure: “Hot Spots of Italy’s Dolomite Mountains

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!

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!



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

Guided Trip:

€ 2.100 per person (2 participants)
€ 1.480 per person (4 participants)
€ 1.260 per person (6 participants)

Self Guided Trip:  
€ 1.090 per person (2 participants)
€ 960 per person (4 participants)
€ 910 per person (6 participants)

The cost is based on the specified hotel category. (Please see the cost inclusions list). If you would like an upgrade, please get in touch with us for a quotation.

We will do our best to accommodate you in the specified class of accommodations. However, if there is no availability in this category, we will offer you the next available classification at a supplementary price. 

Important to note:

  • There is a high-season 15% surcharge from July 14th to Sept 8th. 
  • There is a private-room supplement in Rifugi: €40 per Rifugio, per person per night (based on availability).
  • Prices may increase between the time of quotation and booking. Your Dolomite Mountains consultant will inform you of any changes.

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 1 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in Alta Badia
  • 2 nights accommodation in rifugio (shared dormitories)
  • 1 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners (except in Cortina d'Ampezzo)
  • Local English speaking Hiking Guide (guided trips)
  • Luggage transfer from Alta Badia to Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral 
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax


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