Dolomites Quick Getaways

Hiking Around Alpe di Siusi

Explore Alpe di Siusi on this 5-day adventure! Hike through vast meadows on the largest, most beautiful high-altitude plateau in all of Europe, complete with stunning wildflowers, and breathtaking vistas of the surrounding peaks of the South Tyrolean Dolomites.

Trip Overview

Alpe di Siusi is Europe's largest and most beautiful high-altitude plateau, where its breath-taking views and natural charm are waiting for you. Every year, between May and July, nature blossoms yet again in this magnificent high alpine meadow, in a spectacle that is a jubilation of shapes, scents, and colors that seems to have been created by an artist or conjured up by a sorcerer. The extraordinary plant life on these upland pastures can be fully admired in mid-summer, and the spectacular wild flowers – including crocus, lilies, and columbines – never fail to impress. The incomparable beauty and incredible variety of Alpe di Siusi's flora and fauna are truly unique in the world!

Several hundred meters above the meadows rises the superb Sciliar Dolomite plateau. The Sciliar originated from ancient coral reefs, and provides striking contrast to the lush green meadows beneath. The irresistible charm of this special environment will surely entice you to go hike and explore, or just relax and admire the splendor of the surrounding natural wonderland.

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 Hiking Around Alpe di Siusi – it’s the perfect way to explore this stunning area of the Dolomites, in 5 days!

Highlights

  • Short on time? This is the perfect quick way to experience the Dolomites on foot!
  • Escape to Alpe di Siusi on this 5-day hike, and explore the largest alpine plateau in all of Europe!
  • Marvel at breathtaking Dolomitic peaks, contrasting with green pastures beneath
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of the mountain rifugios, the best in the Alps!
  • Self guided trips are a great way to experience the culture and beauty of the Dolomites at your own pace, but with the peace of mind that comes from having everything perfectly arranged for you!

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

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Val Gardena (B,D)

  • Day 5

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 accommodations?
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!

Check out the high definition videos in our SUMMER VIDEO GALLERY!

READ Travel & Leisure: “Hot Spots of Italy’s Dolomite Mountains” 

Still want 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!

VIA FERRATA OPTION

Add a day (or more!) of climbing via ferrata with one of our UIAGM/IFMGA professional mountain guides! The vie ferrate, or iron paths of the Dolomites, allow non-climbers to discover the mountains in safety and adding a new dimension to hiking the pristine alpine wilderness of the Dolomites. Contact us for details!

 

Cost

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

Guided Trip:
€ 1.490 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 1.050 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Self Guided Trip:

€ 690 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 630 per person (minimum 4 participants)

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

Private room supplement in rifugios: €25 per rifugio, per person (based on availability)
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 3-star hotel in Val Gardena
  • 2 nights accommodation in rifugios (shared dormitories)
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Local English speaking Hiking Guide (guided trips)
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers available on request.

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