Dolomites Hikes

Three Dolomite Valleys Hiking Traverse

Hike across three picturesque valleys of Val Gardena, Alta Badia, and the Sesto Dolomites. Witness the majestic Sella Massif towering over you, explore the untamed wilderness of Puez Odle Nature Park, and marvel at the breathtaking beauty of Fanes/Sennes/Braies Nature Park. This adventure showcases the beauty of the Dolomites in all of their grandeur.

Trip Overview

On our Three Dolomite Valleys Hiking Traverse, you'll see the best of Val Gardena, Alta Badia, and the Sesto Dolomites. This stunning mountain Valhalla, including the majestic Sella Massif, the Puez Odle Nature Park, and the Fanes/Sennes/Braies Nature Park, are some of the most well-known landmarks in the Dolomites. On the trail, you'll only need to carry a light daypack with the daily essentials (camera, water bottle, and jacket). But the best part? You can do as much (or as little) hiking as you please! We'll provide details of varied, moderate hikes with strenuous options, but you get to customize your own experience as you go!
Each day, you'll hike up to ridges and passes for spellbinding views of huge peaks and pinnacles, seemingly architecturally inspired, and then descend to lush green valleys where wildflowers bloom in pastoral meadows, and storybook villages hug the valley floor. At day's end, you'll relax for six nights in hotels that are deluxe oases of comfort and one night in an authentic, cozy mountain hut where you'll absorb the region's fascinating culture and cuisine – a unique blend of Italy and South Tyrol.
Tinted in weathered shades of rose, yellow, and gray, the fairytale spires and dramatic rock walls of the Dolomites rise in elegantly chiseled shapes of fantastic form, looking every inch like a landscape devised by the gods. And if this isn't exactly heaven, well, it's about as close as you can get. Need more convincing? Get started here. Our team will help you every step of the way!


  • Breathe in pure air and experience a variety of hikes among spectacular landscapes in a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
  • Admire the jagged north faces of the dramatic Odle Group
  • Hike to the Santa Croce Sanctuary
  • Hike in the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park
  • Enjoy superb views of the Croda Rossa Massif (2,818m / 9,245')
  • Experience the rich Dolomites culture with many traditions that make the Italian Alps so unique
  • Stay 6 nights in excellent hand-selected hotels in Val Gardena, Alta Badia & Cortina
  • Stay 1 night in a cozy traditional rifugio

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 Val Gardena (D)

  • Day 2

    Hotel in Val Gardena (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 5

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 6

    Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo (B)

  • Day 7

    Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo (B)

  • Day 8


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 for 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!

Don’t miss our Summer Photo Gallery, for photos of this pristine, mountain landscape!

Want to learn more about hiking in the Dolomites?
Check out our Tips for Hiking in the Dolomites article!

Want to know what type of weather you should expect on your trip?
Check out our Climate and Weather 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 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:
€ 4.890 per person (2 participants)
€ 3.370 per person (4 participants)
€ 2.820 per person (6 participants)

Self Guided Trip:

€ 2.040 per person (2 participants)
€ 1.820 per person (4 participants)
€ 1.710 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
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Val Gardena
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Alta Badia
  • 1 night accommodation in rifugio (shared dormitory)
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners (except in Cortina d'Ampezzo)
  • Local English speaking professional hiking guide (guided trips)
  • Lift tickets (guided trips)
  • Luggage transfer from Val Gardena to Val Badia, and Val Badia to Cortina (not to rifugio)
  • A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral 
  • Local tourist tax
  • VAT Italian tax

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