Summer À La Carte Experiences

Add À La Carte Culinary, Active, Cultural, or Adrenaline-Filled Experiences to Your Summer Vacation!

You probably know the Dolomites offer endless possibilities. Maybe you’ve found the perfect itinerary and are ready to book, but want to add an additional cultural or adrenaline-filled experience. Or maybe you’ve reserved a private chalet or apartment, and want to include some active days or culinary experiences to your visit. We can help!

We offer a variety of à la carte experiences, so you can leverage the expertise of our knowledgeable local experts, and appreciate all the Dolomites has to offer. From active experiences hiking, biking, and/or climbing with a Professional Mountain Guide; to culinary deilights with exclusive dining experiences, tastings, and cooking classes; to cultural  explorations including city tours and museum visits; to adrenaline-filled adventures high in the sky or surrounded by water... you can add any of these fun, decadent, customizable activities to your itinerary!

Check Out Our Summer À La Carte Experiences Below!

Summer À La Carte Experiences

Stargazing at an Observatory & Dinner Above Cortina

Have you ever seen the stars through a giant telescope? Embrace science on a fascinating evening at an astronomical observatory high above Cortina d’Ampezzo, where you can view the heavens through two large telescopes. Led by a local English-speaking astronomer, you’ll ride a cable-car up to the observatory and learn to recognize stars, planets, and galaxies, and to appreciate the magnificent starry sky. Then enjoy a special candlelight dinner on the mountain, where you can try specialties from the Ampezzo Valley.

Beer & Cheese Tasting near Brunico/Bruneck

You’ve heard of wine and cheese pairings, but what about beer and cheese? Venture into a natural stone bunker, a World War II relic, and enjoy a delicious tasting of Alpine cheeses produced Italy, locally in the South Tyrol, and in neighboring countries. The owner, a fromelier (cheese master) and cicerone (beer sommelier), will guide you through historic tunnels, share how cheeses are aged here, and share a cheese tasting in this unique ambiance, accompanied by incredible craft beers.

Personalized Wine Tasting Experience

Discover the magical world of wine as you enjoy a sommelier-guided wine tasting experience! Choose from South Tyrolean, Italian, or International wines, and your sommelier will help you discover the some of the tantalizing wines from that area, and share some of the secrets that make oenology so fascinating. Complete the experience by sampling a variety of local.

Canteen Visit, Lunch, and Wine Tasting in Caldaro

Visit one of the oldest wineries in Caldaro/Kaltern in the Alto Adige / South Tyrol wine region, today a landmark for wines produced in the world-famous Kalterersee appellation. Tour through the vineyards and cellar and learn about wine production. Then enjoy a wine tasting and a special lunch set in a beautiful vineyard overlooking the charming lake. En route, travel the beautiful landscape of the Wine Road – Strada del Vino / Weinstrasse – surrounded by apple orchards, vineyards, and gentle hills.

Apple Juice Tasting Above Bolzano

Apple juice in a long-stemmed wine glass? Absolutely! Gourmet apple juices are known across Europe, using hand selected apples from distinct varietals– Rogue, Gravensteiner, Elstar, Rubinette, Pinova, and Jonagold. It’s no wonder it tastes so good! Visit a renowned apple orchard and processing center, and learn about apple growing, harvest, and production. Then enjoy a tasting of genuinely delicious, fresh mountain apple juice – just like at a wine tasting!

Cooking Class – A Hands-On Culinary Experience

The Dolomites region has a vast and varied culinary heritage, and our local hosts are proud to share its hidden secrets. Enjoy an authentic hands-on cooking class, preparing a typical pasta dish and a dessert. And of course, after all your hard work, you will get to enjoy the meal that you have prepared!

Outdoor Experiences with Professional Mountain Guides

Did you know, that even if you booked a private chalet, self guided trip, or only accommodations, you can still enjoy the expertise of our local English-speaking UIAGM/IFGMA Professional Mountain Guides? On a guided day tour, you can enjoy on- & off-piste skiing, ski touring, XC skiing, and/or snowshoeing, all with the expertise and security of a Professional Guide. Plus – gain the insight of your guide soak in the history and heritage of the area!

Canyoning Near Lake Garda

Experience the adrenaline rush of canyoning, as you explore narrow passageways and caves, sliding through rocks carved by centuries of hydraulics! There are several river valleys nestled in the mountains surrounding Lake Garda: deep gorges dug into rock by flowing water, which has created incredible canyons to explore. Descend a river gorge on foot, enjoying long breathtaking slides, jumps into crystal clear pools, and abseiling (rappelling) down beautiful waterfalls – great fun for beginners, experienced canyoneers, and the entire family!

White Water Rafting in the Val Pusteria / Pusteral

Enjoy a spectacular half-day whitewater rafting in the South Tyrol! We use certified rafts white-water rafting in the Val Pusteria / Pusteral (Puster Valley). The experience of white-water rafting in South Tyrol offers a unique way to experience nature – you will be able to catch a glimpse of rare landscapes from the perspective of a river, that few get a chance to see.

City Tours

Short on time but want to experience the best that a city has to offer? Our private city tours are crafted to help you do just that. Professional local city guides will accompany you to the most interesting areas of each city and provide incredible cultural and historical insights. Visit Venice or Bolzano, Verona or Bressanone, or another city of your choosing – the possibilities are endless!

Picnic Lunch at a Private ‘Baita’ in the Mountains

A private mountain chalet awaits you, at 2,000 meters (6,562'), set in the meadows high above San Cassiano on the Pralongià Plateau, with sweeping vistas in every direction. Owned and operated by one of the best hotels in San Cassiano, this is a delightful escape for a private picnic lunch on the mountain. If you are out hiking in morning you can reach the location on foot, or you can take a cable car directly from the village below. A delicious lunch will be set up especially for you, surrounded by the beauty of the Dolomites. A truly idyllic experience!

Neustift Abbey Tour and Wine Tasting in Bressanone

Visit the Abbazia di Novacella (Novacella Abbey). Founded more than 875 years ago, a visit to the Augustinian monastery is a must for art and wine lovers. It features a beautiful church, valuable library collection, art gallery, and fresco-lined cloister. Surrounded by vineyards, the monastery is famous for its white wines. Enjoy a guided tour of the Abbey, Museum, Library, and Church, followed by a delicious wine tasting.

Swing on the “Skyscraper” High Above Brunico

The giant swing set at the top of Plan de Corones / Kronplatz (2,275m /7,464') is an absolute must for adrenaline junkies! Find out what it's like to be hoisted up to a height of 15 meters (49') by a cable winch and hurtled through the air attached only to a couple of steel ropes. (Don’t worry – tight harness straps and thick steel cables guarantee safety!) Once you're up there, all you have to do is unclick the fastener and off you go: dashing out into the open sky! Not for the faint-hearted!

Zip Lining in San Vigilio Di Marebbe

Take a wild ride on the longest zipline in mainland Europe! Ten sections of cable descend from 1,600 to 400 meters (5,249' - 1,312') in about 1.5 hours, reaching a maximum speed of 80 kph (50 mph). At the highest point, you will be dangling your feet 100 meters (328') above the ground! All the while, enjoy being immersed in the South Tyrolean Dolomites with 360-degree panoramic views. This zipline is an experience that you will remember forever!

Paraglide Above the Dolomites

Always wanted to soar above the mountains, like a bird on the wing? Then join us for a tandem paragliding flight! The Dolomites area spectacular place to paraglide – high elevation peaks and vertical walls, makes for abundant thermals that keep you aloft as you take in the scenery of the magnificent valleys below.

Helicopter Sightseeing

Take to the skies for an aerial look at the spectacular Dolomite Mountains! Enjoy a 20-minute panoramic sightseeing flight, where you'll appreciate a bird's eye view of the stunning scenery of the aboard a state-of-the-art single engine helicopter. Helicopters boast a VIP configuration, individual BOSE® headsets, panoramic windows, and a completely soundproof cabin. With over 30 years in operation, our experienced pilots and ground crew employ the utmost safety standards, quality, and service. There's nothing else like it!