We firmly believe that the Vie Ferrate (iron paths) that have been opened just to increase the income of a Rifugio (mountain hut) have nothing to with the true spirit of mountaineering or the passion for the mountains. On the other hand, the ones opened by the soldiers, who needed to move safely in a dangerous environment, and that today are still practicable, often after some renovation, must be considered as silent witnesses of the most tragic and memorable events of World War I. This itinerary can make us stop and consider the horrors of all wars, while admiring a breath-taking panorama; the consciousness of what happened in this incredibly beautiful area can give a small contribution to the cause of Peace.
- Climb on via ferrata and hike the tunnels constructed during WWI, taking in breathtaking vistas while imagining the challenges of fighting in this vertical terrain
- Enjoy the welcoming hospitality of mountain rifugios, experiencing true mountaineer style
- Explore WWI ruins, transformed into open air museums paying homage to the challenges and loss of life during the conflict
- Breathe in pure air and experience a variety of spectacular landscapes in a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (B)
Hotel in Arabba (B,D)
Hotel in Canazei (B,D)
Hotel in Canazei (B,D)
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!
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!
Want to learn more about hiking in the Dolomites?
Check out our Tips for Hiking in the Dolomites article!
Want to know what type of weather you should expect on your trip?
Check out our Climate and Weather in the Dolomites article!
Want to learn what it’s like to stay in a rifugio before you visit?
Check out our Rifugios 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!
Still want more? Why not extend your adventure!
Private room supplement in rifugios: €35 per rifugio, per person (based on availability)
High season supplement from July 16th to September 10th: 15% surcharge
- Briefing, logistics and maps of the area
- 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo
- 1 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in Arabba
- 2 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in Canazei
- All breakfasts
- All Dinners except in Cortina
- Local English speaking UIAGM/IFMGA Professional Mountain Guide for 4 days
- Via ferrata equipment
- Lifts and cable cars as per itinerary
- Luggage transfer between hotels
- A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral
- Local tourist tax
- Italian VAT tax