Luxury Experiences

Mountain Romance – Hike & Via Ferrata Luxury Escape

Enjoy a week of romance and luxury as you hike, climb via ferrata, and enjoy rifugio stays in the Dolomites! Each day is an opportunity for active adventures with your partner.

Trip Overview

Celebrating an anniversary? Second honeymoon? Or just looking for romance? Then we have just the trip for you!
Crowning Italy's northern border, the Dolomites are a pristine alpine playground, where vivid green meadows nestle against enormous limestone peaks. Hiking trails wind between massive peaks offering new vistas at every turn. Ascending a via ferrata provides a vertical adrenaline rush, combined with panoramas usually reserved for mountaineers. Charming rifugios (mountain huts) welcome hikers with satisfying strudel and local specialties. Evenings are filled with a delightful mixture of Italian, Austrian, and Ladin cultures, where you can dine on distinctive culinary specialties, and savor fine Italian wines.
On this incredible itinerary, you will see the best that the Dolomites has to offer, including the marvelous rock walls of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo – magnificent sheer faces that turn from pastel pinks and all but flame red towards sundown – and the majestic Sella Massif. You’ll experience trails that crisscross these mountains and valleys, offering endless paths for exploration. You’ll stay in mountain rifugios that not only afford noon-time meals, but provide opportunities for a comfortable hut-to-hut traverse of these majestic mountains. And you’ll learn to climb the world famous via ferratas (“iron paths”) of the Dolomites, which offer non-climbers an easier approach to the mountains on well protected itineraries with wire cables for safety, and iron rods and steps fixed to the rock for surefootedness. And in four- and five-star accommodations, why not treat yourself to a relaxing massage at the hotel at the end of the day or a tantalizing meal and bottle of wine in the evening?

Highlights

  • Experience guided and self-guided hikes amid glorious landscapes of pillars, pinnacles, and colossal rock walls of the Dolomites
  • Indulge in luxury accommodations in Cortina d'Ampezzo and Alta Badia
  • Enjoy two nights in charming mountain rifugios – the best in the Alps! – a combination of mountaineer flair and romance in the solitude of these high mountains.
  • Option to climb one or two WWI constructed via ferrata with your partner and a guide

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

    Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (B)

  • Day 3

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 5

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 6

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 7

    Hotel in Alta Badia (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 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! 

Prefer simpler accommodations?            

You can also book a custom departure of this trip using our charming hotels and B&Bs. 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!

Find out more about the Dolomites, “Italy’s Mountain Hideaway” –
Check out “Hot Spots of Italy’s Dolomite Mountains” in TRAVEL+LEISURE magazine! 

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

Want to learn more about via ferrata in the Dolomites?
Check out our Via Ferrata: Climbing the Iron Paths of the Dolomites article for the who, what, when, where, & why of climbing via ferrata!

Don't want the honeymoon to end?
Check out our 3- and 4-day Exploring Venice trips, and discover this romantic city together!

Cost

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

Guided Trip: 
€ 3.820 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 2.910 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Self Guided Trip:
€ 2.570 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 2.240 per person (minimum 4 participants)

The cost is based on 4-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 5-star, please contact us for a quotation.
Via ferrata days are guided
High Season Dates:  17th July - 29th August 2021 —- 5% increase on costs

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 a luxury 4-star hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • 2 nights accommodation in charming rifugios
  • 3 nights accommodation in a luxury 4-star hotel in Alta Badia
  • Meals as noted in itinerary
  • Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide for 2 days
  • Via ferrata equipment rental
  • Luggage transfer from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Alta Badia
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers available on request. Luggage transfer to rifugio available on request

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Area Map