Dolomites Hikes

Hut-To-Hut Hiking Getaway Around Cortina

Explore the incredible mountains of the Cortina d’Ampezzo region and the chic Dolomites town they tower over on this 5-day quick getaway! Perfect for getting a taste of the mountains, food, and culture of this incredible region

Trip Overview

On this quick, self guided getaway you’ll visit some of the most incredible areas in the Dolomites on foot – taking in more than you can imagine in just five days! We introduce you to the highlights of the Cortina d’Ampezzo area, with three incredible days of hiking from hut-to-hut in these fairy tale mountains.

Hike on and around massifs and spires, your perspective changing with every step. Travel across lunar landscapes, lush alpine meadows carpeted with wildflowers, and evergreen forests, all set between towering mountains with vertical walls.  Hike and explore restored WWI galleries as you hike to one of the highest rifugios in the Dolomites for lunch – with unparalleled 360-degree views! Stay near Cinque Torri (Five Towers), where legions of climbers have trained. You’ll also have free time to explore the refined town of Cortina d’Ampezzo itself! This chic Venetian village is full of high-end boutiques set along a pedestrian walk-street through the center of town.  Frequented by vacationing Italians, it is definitely a point of reference for the society set. 

And, when you’re done hiking, enjoy two nights taking in the comfort of different rifugios or mountain inns, experiencing true Dolomite Mountains hospitality. You’ll be so amazed by the hearty and delicious cuisine you find here, you may never want to leave!

Highlights

  • Hike amid glorious landscapes of pillars, pinnacles, and colossal rock walls of the Dolomites
  • Stay in cozy mountain rifugios with the civilized comforts of a warm bed and hearty cuisine
  • Short on time? This is a great way to experience both the cultural and mountain lifestyle of the Dolomites in just 5 days!

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

    Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (B)

  • Day 5

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!

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!

Cost

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

Guided Trip:
€ 1.570 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 1.100 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Self Guided Trip:
€ 740 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 670 per person (minimum 4 participants)

The cost is based on 3-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 4/5-star, please contact us for a quotation.

Private room supplement in rifugios: €25 per rifugio, per person (based on availability)
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.

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star B&B in Cortina d’Ampezzo 
  • 2 nights accommodation in shared dormitory (3-8 people) in charming rifugios
  • All breakfasts
  • Dinners at the rifugios
  • Private transfer on day 2 and day 4
  • Local English speaking Hiking Guide (guided trips)
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers available on request. Luggage transfer available on request.

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