Experential Journeys

Trek of the Legends: Hiking in Val di Fassa

Hike on the Trek of the Legends in Val di Fassa – an incredible valley surrounded by a masterpiece of mountains with incredible views and legendary tales to accompany your journey. 

Trip Overview

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 learn about its masterpiece of mountains.
The Trek of the Legends is an extraordinary hiking adventure that allows you to discover where the Ladin legends of the Dolomites were born. This circular trekking route includes 200 kilometers of walking (124 miles, or about 60 hours), divided into 20 stages, linking the Val di Fassa with the Val di Fiemme and Primiero. The six stages included in our engaging itinerary are all in the Val di Fassa.
This wide range of mountain hikes lead 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 where, at sunset, the dolostone of the Dolomite Mountains take on a beautiful red hue.

This itinerary is one of our Experiential Journeys

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


  • Hike a hut-to-hut part of the Trek of the Legends, an extraordinary itinerary that will lead you to uncover the beauty, myths, and legends of the Dolomites.
  • Experience the fairy-tale mountain landscape of the Dolomites, with astounding panoramas around every corner
  • Hike by the Marmolada Mountain “Queen of the Dolomites”
  • Marvel at the fantastic views of the Civetta and Pelmo Groups
  • Hike a loop of the Sassolungo massif through Citta’ Dei Sassi (“city of rocks”)
  • Enjoy spectacular vistas of the Alpe di Siusi and the Odle peaks
  • Stay 2 nights in excellent hand-picked hotels in Val di Fassa
  • Stay 5 nights in cozy, authentic mountain rifugios

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

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 5

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 6

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 7

    Hotel in Val di Fassa (B,D)

  • Day 8


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!


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

Guided Trip:
€ 3.840 per person (2 participants)
€ 2.610 per person (4 participants)
€ 2.210 per person (6 participants)

Self Guided Trip:
€ 1.510 per person (2 participants)
€ 1.360 per person (4 participants)
€ 1.310 per person (6 participants)

The cost is based on the specified hotel category. (Please see the cost inclusions list). If you would like an upgrade, please get in touch with us for a quotation.

We will do our best to accommodate you in the specified class of accommodations. However, if there is no availability in this category, we will offer you the next available classification at a supplementary price. 

Important to note:

  • There is a high-season 15% surcharge from July 14th to Sept 8th. 
  • There is a private-room supplement in Rifugi: €40 per Rifugio, per person per night (based on availability).
  • Prices may increase between the time of quotation and booking. Your Dolomite Mountains consultant will inform you of any changes.

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 2 nights accommodations in 3-star hotel in Val di Fassa
  • 5 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

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