Dolomites Hikes

Trek of the Legends: Hiking in Val di Fassa

Choose Consciously - Experience 8 days of hiking around Val di Fassa, an incredible valley surrounded by a masterpiece of mountains! Hike 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! When you choose - Hiking in Val di Fassa - Your decision helps support a fantastic project, and you'll experience some of the most invigorating sceneries nature has gifted us all.

Trip Overview

As we know, everything is interrelated. The tourism industry is no exception and, along with climate change, profoundly impacts our planet. With this in mind, we can see the tremendous responsibility we have to develop a more sustainable system. And, just like the slow food movement, together, we can create a mindful shift towards slow, intimate travel. 
When you choose a Sustainable Journey from Dolomite Mountains and travel consciously, your decision has a domino effect. It helps us create a system that doesn't generate the problem in the first place, that gives back to the communities that serve, preserving their culture and conserving the magnificence mother nature has to offer. 
Our partners at WOWnature plan to increase the Val di Fassa forest's biodiversity. Preparing it for the next extreme weather event and helping to counteract the climate crisis, they initiated a project of replanting the lost trees of the Vaia storm disaster. One of the most severe climatic events of the last decades. 
So when you choose - Hiking in Val di Fassa - Your decision helps support this fantastic project, and you'll experience some of the most invigorating sceneries nature has gifted us all.

The majestic Dolomite Mountains offer many incredible places to hike and explore, and it's hard to pick just one! But the advantage of selecting a single location 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.

The Trek of the Legends is an extraordinary walking adventure 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, linking the Val di Fassa with the Val di Fiemme and Primiero. Six stages included in this engaging itinerary are in the Val di Fassa. A wide range of mountain walks leads to King Laurin's rose garden in the Catinaccio. They wind amidst the rocks of the Marmolada glacier, where you 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's also an excellent opportunity to enjoy the Enrosadira phenomenon when, at sunset, the mountain rocks take on a beautiful red hue.

Short on time? 
Consider our 5-day Trek of the Legends Getaway!

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
  • This itinerary is part of our commitment to responsible travel and our partnerships with The Long Run and WOWnature

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:
€ 3.220 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 2.180 per person (minimum 4 participants)
€ 1.830 per person (minimum 6 participants)

Self Guided Trip:
€ 1.290 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 1.160 per person (minimum 4 participants)
€ 1.120 per person (minimum 6 participants)


High season supplement from July 15th to August 27th 2023: 5% surcharge

Private room supplement in rifugio: €35 per person (based on availability)

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

Please note that prices may increase between the time of quotation and booking. Your Dolomite Mountains consultant will inform you of any such changes.

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 3 nights accommodations in 3-star hotel in Val di Fassa
  • 4 nights accommodations in rifugi (mountain inns) 
  • All breakfasts & dinners
  • Local English speaking Hiking Guide (guided trips)
  • Transfers in the area as per itinerary
  • A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral 
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT Tax
Airport transfers available on request.

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