Winter À La Carte Experiences

Why Not Add an À La Carte Culinary, Adventure, or Cultural Experience to Your Trip?

You probably know the Dolomites offer endless possibilities. Maybe you’ve found the perfect itinerary, and are ready to book (or have already booked!) your trip.  But then there’s that one free day or evening where you wish to explore, and you’re not sure where to start. We can help!

We offer a variety of à la carte experiences, ripe for the picking! From culinary explorations, including tasting and cooking classes; to guided day trips and snowmobile and dogsledding adventures; to city explorations with incredibly knowledgeable local guides. You can add any of these fun, decadent, customizable activities to your itinerary!

Check out our Winter À La Carte Experiences!

Winter À La Carte Experiences

Dog Sledding

Experience the thrill of riding on a sled pulled by Siberian Huskies! Feeling the force and energy of these wonderful dogs running in front of you is not just extraordinary, but downright exhilarating. Accompanied by our experienced instructors, you’ll mush along pulled by a team of powerful creatures, surrounded by unforgettably breathtaking beauty of the Dolomites.

Rifugio Dinner with Snowcat Transfer

No plans for dinner? Why not consider a special meal at one of the charming rifugios (mountains huts) in the Dolomites! Ride in a modern, heated snowcat as it slowly makes its way up the slopes, offering fabulous night views of the mountains awash in moonlight. Then enjoy a delicious dinner full of local specialties, followed by a snowcat descent.

Astronomical Observatory Stargazing & Rifugio Dinner Above Cortina

Have you ever viewed 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.

Snowmobile Tour & Sledging at Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Tre Cime di Lavaredo is perhaps the most recognizable landmark in the Dolomites. And what could be better than exploring it in winter? You’ll snowmobile from Lago d’Antorno to Rifugio Auronzo, set at the foot of the three peaks. You’ll have plenty of time to admire the spectacular view and take pictures before enjoying an exhilarating descent on sledges! The 5-kilometer (3-mile) route offers thrilling hairpins and guaranteed fun. Guide and round-trip private transfers to/from Cortina included (~30 minutes).

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 experience of your choice of South Tyrolean, Italian, or International wines! Your sommelier will help you discover the some of the tantalizing wines in the region that you choose, and tell you some of the secrets that make oenology so fascinating. Complete the experience by sampling a variety of local appetizers.

Canteen Visit 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, learn about wine production, and enjoy a wine tasting accompanied by appetizers. 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. 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 from distinct varietals – Rogue, Gravensteiner, Elstar, Rubinette, Pinova, Jonagold – just like at a wine tasting!

Cooking Class – A Hands-On Culinary Experienceo

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!

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!