Luxury Experiences

Luxury Heli-Hiking Adventure In the Dolomites

Behold the Dolomites from high above, as you fly to your hiking destination each day by helicopter! Hike under towering mountains through vast meadows, feast on incredible Dolomites cuisine, and relax in luxury accommodations, as you explore one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world.

Trip Overview

The Dolomites are widely regarded as one of the most attractive mountain landscapes in the world, and in 2009, the World Heritage Committee officially designated the Dolomite Mountains as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Comprising over 90,000 acres of mountainous terrain, these mountains are a unique corner of the Alps, featuring distinctive geology and a fascinating blend of cultures. On this fantastic trip, you’ll discover why for yourself!

Truly a hiker's paradise, thousands of trails wind their way between the fantastic pinnacles of these jagged mountains, which magically turn from pale gray to gold and pink at dusk. Wild alpine meadows, deciduous and evergreen woods, high altitude lunar-like terrain, soaring peaks, and dramatic walls and towering heights, will all be uniquely visible to you each morning as you enjoy a private helicopter flight to the start point of your hike each day. There truly is no better way to get your first taste of these mountains than from the air!

You will also have plenty of time to experience the unique culture and cuisine of this region. Italian and Austrian cultures, with an intricate history resulting from the World War I conflict, combine with the native Ladin culture and its well-preserved Rhaeto-Romansch language. These are woven together through customs, crafts, language, food, and drink like no other area in the world. Your time here is sure to be filled with warm hospitality, incredible meals, and fascinating cultural experiences! Add to this luxury accommodations to come home to each evening after you explore the incredible mountain terrain, and you have an incredibly exhilarating yet relaxing adventure all in one amazing trip!



  • Hike through one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy unparalleled views of the majestic Dolomites – from above! Enjoy helicopter transfers to your hikes each day, as you take in the beauty of this incredible mountain range from on high
  • Travel through the Dolomites from valley to valley, experiencing three different languages, cultures, and cuisines – Italian, Austrian, and Ladin – that make this region so unique
  • Indulge in luxury accommodations – the finest the Dolomites has to offer
  • Choose from one, two, or three days of hiking (or more!), transported to each new destination by helicopter

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

    Luxury Hotel or Lodge in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Alta Badia, or Val Gardena

  • Day 2

    Luxury Hotel or Lodge in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Alta Badia, or Val Gardena (B)

  • Day 3

    Luxury Hotel or Lodge in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Alta Badia, or Val Gardena (B)

  • Day 4
  • 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 Luxury Hotels?
Luxury accommodations in the Dolomites combine the ultimate in comfort and refinement. From five star hotels, Michelin star-rated restaurants, and pampering spas, just because you are in the mountains does not mean you cannot have a truly luxe Italian experience in the Dolomites! From the chic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, a popular destination for the rich and famous, to the quiet and discreet luxury of San Cassiano in Alta Badia, you will find accommodations with credentials ranging from membership in the exclusive Relais & Châteaux to The Leading Hotels of the World! 

On this fantastic itinerary, choose from any of our outstanding 5-star hotels to use as your "base camp" for each day's helicopter hiking adventure!

Hotel & Spa Rosa Alpina, San Cassiano in Alta Badia (5-Star)
The five-star Hotel & Spa Rosa Alpina, part of the exclusive Relais & Châteaux collection, is a romantic and chic chalet renowned for its discrete and refined hospitality. Combining the history and tradition of the Ladin culture with elegant interiors, the hotel offers quiet glamour, poised service, and epitomizes stylish comfort. From the full service spa, the infinity pool with cocktail service, superb cuisine and wines at four restaurants, including the 2-star Michelin rated Restaurant St. Hubertus, and access to the wealth of activities available in the Dolomites, this is the perfect location for an active luxury adventure. For guests interested in an even more exclusive experience, the Rosa Alpina also features a private chalet at 2,000 meters (6,562') for a very intimate stay in the Dolomites. 

Hotel Sassongher, Corvara in Alta Badia (5-Star)
The Hotel Sassongher is situated at the foot of the Sassongher Massif, the mountain that watches over Corvara in Alta Badia. Built around 1938, and renovated in 2000, it has a sophisticated ambience, pervaded by an atmosphere of Ladin and South Tyrolean tradition. Rooms are bright and spacious, with refined furniture. There is a relaxing lounge with comfortable armchairs, a Havana room for cigar lovers and liqueur experts, and a bar with nightly music after dinner. And for your dining pleasure, there is a choice of three Stuben, each offering a very unique atmosphere, and all featuring local specialties. The ski slopes and lifts are all just a 15-minute walk or a quick shuttle ride from the hotel, and there is a wonderful spa to relax in after a exhilarating day outdoors.

Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf, Cortina d’Ampezzo (5-Star)
The Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf is the perfect combination of privacy and luxury, with its welcoming atmosphere and impeccable elegance. It is an extremely captivating setting, with high-class dining, a refined spa, advanced technology, and all the warmth of an authentic mountain home with a century of history. The light and the mountains, seen from the windows of all of the rooms and suites, as well as pool and veranda, and cocktail bar and restaurant, provide one of the most beautiful views of Cortina, surrounded by the incandescent mountains. Long a destination of the international elite, who have always considered Cortina d’Ampezzo a reference point, today the Cristallo continues to offer refined hospitality.  

Hotel Gardena, Ortesi (5-Star)
The five-star Hotel Gardena, part of the exclusive Relais & Châteaux collection, is located in the center of Ortisei in Val Gardena, surrounded by a spacious garden. While the Gardena’s history began in 1923, the hotel was completely rebuilt in 2001. Bedrooms and suites, furnished with all possible comforts, have everything that a demanding guest may need, including a balcony with remarkable views. The Gardena offers two exceptional restaurants, an extensive wine cellar, and a Bar and Habana lounge. The AquaSol Wellness Center and the Beauty Farm Anais allow you to relax and rejuvenate, taking full advantage of the extraordinary force of water and finding the best in body and beauty care. Located a step away from incredible hiking and skiing, the Hotel Gardena is the ideal place for relaxing and revitalizing vacations. 

Alpina Dolomites, Alpe di Siusi (5-Star)
The five-star Alpina Dolomites Lodge is located on the far western end of the Alpe di Siusi, Europe’s most beautiful and largest high-altitude plateau. Inspired by nature, the modern buildings are made from wood, stone, and glass, mixed with cozy interiors, and built with a focus on ecological sustainability. The design is perfectly integrated with the surrounding environment – as open spaces seem to extend out onto the mountain plains. Rooms and suites have an elegant design that is also incredibly comfortable, and all rooms include a balcony or terrace with a beautiful view. The bar, restaurants, and cigar lounge all offer comfortable luxury in a refined environment. The Alpina Spa is completely dedicated to improving your health, with incredible facilities and a wide range of healthy and pleasurable treatments.

San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge, San Lorenzo di Sebato (Private Luxury Lodge) 
The San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge provides the perfect combination of elegance and charm as it welcomes its guests into the quiet and relaxed atmosphere of a lived-in home.  Surrounded by unspoiled nature, enchanting footpaths, lush meadows, and towering mountain peaks, it is the perfect place to go to get away from it all.  Guestrooms are furnished in bright, welcoming colors and designs, and feature the ideal combination of modern luxuries and cozy accommodations.  This private luxury lodge features a kitchen offering expertly crafted regional specialties, a well-stocked wine cellar, indoor and outdoor recreation centers, including a spectacular panoramic whirlpool.  Guests of the San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge are certain to be inspired as they experience this sensuous oasis and escape from the world.


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

Prices for this trip are on request. Please contact us for a quotation.

Cost Includes:

  • Private transfers from Venice Airport (VCE) or Innsbruck Airport (INN)
  • Local English speaking UIAGM/IFMGA Professional Mountain Guide for 3 days
  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • Accommodation in a luxurious 5-star hotels  in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Alta Badia, or Val Gardena
  • All breakfasts
  • Morning helicopter transfers (total of 90 minutes of helicopter rides for three days)
  • Lifts in the area, as noted in itinerary
  • Private transfers in the area, as noted in itinerary
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax
Single room accommodations available on request.

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