Dolomites Hikes

Trek of the Legends: Hiking in Val di Fassa

Experience 8 days of hiking around Val di Fassa, an incredible valley surrounded by a masterpiece of mountains! Hike the 6 of the 20 stages of the Trek of the Legends, across a variety of trails with incredible views, and legendary tales to accompany your journey!

Trip Overview

The Trek of the Legends is an extraordinary walking experience that will help you discover where the Ladin myths of the Dolomites were born. It is a circular trekking route of 200 kilometers (124 miles, or about 60 hours of walking), divided into 20 stages, that links the Val di Fassa with the Val di Fiemme and Primiero. Six of the stages, those included in this fascinating itinerary, are in the Val di Fassa. A wide range of mountain walks lead to King Laurin’s rose garden in the Catinaccio, wind amidst the rocks of the Marmolada glacier where one might hear Conturina sing, or take you to the foot of the Sassolungo to listen to the twitter of a nightingale belonging to a legendary princess. This fairy tale experience completes and enriches your holiday. It is also a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the Enrosadira phenomenon, when, at sunset, the mountain rocks take on a beautiful red hue.

The majestic Dolomite Mountains offer so many incredible areas to hike and explore, it’s hard to choose just one! But the advantage of selecting a single area for your trip is that you can get to know the area more intimately. That’s why we created our Trek of the Legends itinerary, to focus on the incredible Val di Fassa region, and get to know its masterpiece of mountains.

Highlights

  • Experience the fairy tale mountain landscape of the Dolomites, with astounding panoramas around every corner
  • Hike part of the Trek of the Legends, an extraordinary itinerary that will lead you to uncover the beauty and legends of the Dolomite Mountains
  • Walk along pastoral alpine pastures, across mountain passes, and on scenic trails
  • Hike hut-to-hut as you explore Val di Fassa and its surrounding beauty

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 di Fassa (D)

  • Day 2

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Val di Fassa (B,D)

  • Day 5

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 6

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 7

    Hotel in Val di Fassa (B,D)

  • 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 acommodations?
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!

Cost

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

Guided Trip:
€ 2.920 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 1.960 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Self Guided Trip:

€ 1.140 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 1.020 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Private room supplement in rifugios: €25 per rifugio, per person (based on availability)
High season supplement from July 20th to August 31st: 5% surcharge
The cost is based on 3-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 4/5-star, please contact us for a quotation.

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
  • 3 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Val di Fassa
  • 4 nights accommodation in rifugios
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners
  • Local English speaking Hiking Guide (guided trips)
  • Transfers in the area as per itinerary
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT Tax
Airport transfers available on request.

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