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Hiking in the Dolomites

Featured hiking trips in the Italy’s scenic Dolomites with a variety of options including the guided and self-guided formats, hut-to-hut multiday hikes and village-based programs, and varying activity level.
Alta Via N.1 of the Dolomites Hiking Tour
The classic Alta Via 1 from Lake Braies to Belluno and its shorter 9 and 10 day variants. You will see the major highlights of the Dolomites including the Lagazuoi massif, Cinque Torri group, Monte Pelmo, and the Civetta and Moiazza massifs. This itinerary follows normal hiking trails without via-ferrata and is suitable for hikers with a good level of training.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 3

9 - 11 days / 8 - 10 nights

7 - 9 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 1030 — € 1210
Guided
€ 1820 — € 2210
Hiking Cortina d'Ampezzo
It is a classic hiking route in the beautiful Dolomite mountains framing Cortina d'Ampezzo. These mountains are acclaimed as one of the most visually stunning and frequently visited regions of the Alps. This fascinating itinerary takes you to the famous Dolimites landmarks Cinque Torri, Tre Cime and Lagazuoi.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 3

6 - 10 days / 5 - 9 nights

4 - 8 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 650 — € 1140
Guided
€ 1190 — € 2420
Hiking Friuli Dolomites Hut to Hut
This route runs through the most untouched and completely uninhabited region of the Dolomite Alps. A compact continuous chain of peaks, Friuli Dolomites feature picture-perfect landscapes that are bound to dazzle even the most jaded of seen-it-all hikers. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains in their pristine wilderness: this is one of those places where you can feel yourself completely out of touch with civilization.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 4

7 - 10 days / 6 - 9 nights

5 - 8 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 670 — € 870
Guided
€ 1140 — € 1710
Hiking in Dolomiti di Brenta Hut to Hut
Come to Dolomiti di Brenta for a new and unique hiking experience. The Brenta is different from any other mountains in the Dolomite Alps thanks to its reddish rock, giant size and extraordinarily rich variety of landscapes. Enjoy hiking through the Brenta’s impressive towers, deep gorges and peaceful isolated alpine meadows. This itinerary does not limit you with walking through the most famous southern Brenta but reach the wild northern ridges too.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 4

8 - 10 days / 7 - 9 nights

6 - 8 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 810 — € 1020
Guided
€ 1490 — € 1960
Hiking Alta Via N.1 Northern Trek
This route runs from Lake Braies to Monte Pelmo. It lets you explore the uncontaminated wilderness of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park, the groups of Nuvolau, Croda dal Lago and Pelmo. What’s on the route: fascinating landscapes, beautiful lakes, the breathtaking panoramas of the Dolomites from Lagazuoi and Croda del Becco, the Cinque Torri group.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 3

5 - 8 days / 4 - 7 nights

3 - 6 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 560 — € 840
Guided
€ 910 — € 1690
Hiking in Pale di San Martino
This itinerary takes you through the lunar landscapes of the inmost regions of Pale di San Martino. You are sure to remember from this trip the scenic path across the plateau, its peaks at sunset the way you saw them from Passo Rolle, and the splendid views of the Pale from the eastern tip of the Lagorai range.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 3

6 - 8 days / 5 - 7 nights

4 - 6 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 560 — € 720
Guided
€ 1310 — € 1520
Hiking Zoldo Dolomites Hut to Hut
If you are looking to hike in the Dolomites along some of the least-traveled trails that few people know about, the Zoldo Loop is one of the best choices. The Zoldo Dolomites have preserved the ambiance of wilderness without the otherwise ubiquitous chair lifts and human voices.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 3

6 - 9 days / 5 - 8 nights

4 - 7 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 570 — € 800
Guided
€ 970 — € 1680
Hiking Alta Via N.1 Southern Trek
Explore the least frequented paths on Alta Via 1 of the Dolomites to see wildlife, rather than people. The Southern Trek starts at Passo Falzarego from where it runs southwards along the classic AV1 route. Cinque Torri, Monte Pelmo, lakes Coldai and Federa, Civetta, Moiazza, Tamer, Schiara – the further south you go along the trail, the wilder the mountains become and the fewer people you will encounter.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 3

6 - 8 days / 5 - 7 nights

4 - 6 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 650 — € 820
Guided
€ 1080 — € 1490
Jeep supported hiking Fassa Dolomites Classic
Hike through some of the most impressive groups of the Dolomites with a light backpack: we are transporting your gear from hut to hut along the route. This itinerary features a very good standard of the accommodation and is famous for a rich diversity of the sceneries. You will explore the lunar landscape of the Sella Group, walk through the green alpine meadows around Sassolungo, cross the forest belt and enjoy the impressive views of the Marmolada glacier.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Portered Hut to Hut

Level 3

9 days / 8 nights

7 hiking days

Hiking in Val di Fassa
Known as the “Trekking of the Legends”, this exciting trek runs across the six ranges at the heart of the Dolomite Alps. You will walk through the mountain chains that have in many ways defined the Dolomites: the Monzoni, Marmolada, Sella, Sassolungo, Antermoia, and Rosengarten.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 3

6 - 10 days / 5 - 9 nights

4 - 8 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 670 — € 1020
Guided
€ 1150 — € 2150
Alta Via N.2 of the Dolomites Hiking Tour
No route in the Dolomites compares to Alta Via 2 in terms of diversity of the landscapes. It links the largest mountain groups of the Dolomite Mountains including Sella and Pale di San Martino famous for their vast lunar landscapes. You will see the towering peaks of the Puez-Odle group and the Marmolada glacier - the only surviving major glacier of the Dolomites.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 4

8 - 12 days / 7 - 11 nights

6 - 10 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 970 — € 1320
Guided
€ 1610 — € 2610
Jeep supported hiking Landmarks of the Dolomites
Explore the most famous landmarks of the Dolomites and hike with only a light day pack while your gear is transported by jeeps between the huts. You will see Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Cinque Torri and Lagazuoi, enjoy hiking on the scenic Alta Via N.1 and N.4 trails, and stay overnight in good huts and mountain hotels with an excellent cuisine.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Portered Hut to Hut

Level 3

8 days / 7 nights

6 hiking days

Val Gardena and Alpe di Siusi Hiking Tour
Explore the South Tyrol’s most characteristic mountain groups and enjoy its famous hospitality. Besides Alpe di Siusi, this route features Sciliar, Puez-Odle and Sassolungo. Being a light hiking route, it is made of unfatiguing 4-hour daytime treks. The primary hut-to-hut itinerary of 4 walking days can be complemented with one or two extra day hikes from the basecamp in Val Gardena.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 2

5 - 7 days / 4 - 6 nights

3 - 5 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 530 — € 730
Guided
€ 840 — € 1390

The Dolomites are a mountain range in the eastern Italian Alps and a hikers’ paradise. There are nine natural parks and a large national park what helps in protecting and preserving these unique mountains. Nine mountain groups of the Dolomites are a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. These are (1) Pelmo and Croda da Lago, (2) Marmolada, (3) Pale di San Martino, San Lucano, Dolomiti Bellunesi, Vette Feltrine, (4) Dolomiti Friulane and d’Oltre Piave, (5) Dolomiti Settentrionali, (6) Puez-Odle, (7) Sciliar, Rosengarten, Latemar, (8) the Bletterbach gorge, and (9) Brenta Dolomites. At MONT Trekking, we organize multi-day hikes in these and other Dolomite mountains.

The Dolomites are well-connected with the main airports of the Northern Italy, first of all the Venice and Verona airports. There are seasonal buses connecting the airports of Venice Marco Polo, Treviso Canova and Verona Catullo with the Dolomites. Other airports our customers frequently use are the Milan airports, Bologna, Austrian Innsbruck and German Munich.

Hiking in the Dolomites is an exciting experience, but there are many itineraries to choose from. At MONT Trekking, we will help our customers in choosing the right hiking trip based on the timing, previous hiking experience and availability. Hiking routes in the Dolomites are accessible from mid June until mid October. The conditions in June vary significantly from year to year. This is a period when winter snow may remain on the trails at higher altitude. From this perspective, July, August and September are statistically more reliable for hiking in the Dolomites. July and August are the busiest period. September and October normally offer many sunny days, excellent visibility and beautiful colors, but huts on many routes close around September 15-20.

In general, hiking itineraries in the Dolomites can be divided into two categories: classics and off-the-beaten-path. Classic routes are the best known and most requested. These are the itineraries that run across Sexten Dolomites and Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Cinque Torri, Sassopiatto and Puez-Odle, Marmolada, Sassolungo, Sella and Pale di San Martino. If it is your first hiking experience in the Dolomites, we recommend one of the classic itineraries. You are guaranteed to see scenic views with one or more well-known Dolomites’ landmarks and to walk along well-maintained trails. Off-the-beaten-path hiking routes are less walked and mostly unknown outside Italy. Many of them are challenging due to high altitude and lightly maintained trails. These hiking itineraries pass through the groups of Croda da Lago, Pelmo, Brenta, Civetta, Moiazza, Antelao, Friuli Dolomites. They are a right choice if you rather prioritize wilderness and solitude in your trek.

The Dolomites were a major battle arena between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies during the First World War. Numerous trenches, forts, barracks and tunnels built during the years of war preserved and have been restored in the recent years. We are often asked questions on what WWI sites one can visit while hiking in the Dolomites - our step-by-step hiking schedules provided to self-guided hikers describe possible sidewalks to WWI sites.

Self-guided hut-to-hut hiking tour is the most requested trip style in the Dolomites, both the classics and off-the-beaten-track. Hiking self guided is easy in the Dolomites. There is an extensive network of trails, and they are maintained well in the Dolomites. Lost trail issues are extremely rare among our customers. There are signs on stones and woods along the trail and direction signs at crossings. Trails are regularly inspected by the volunteers of the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) which was founded in 1863 with a purpose of maintaining good conditions for hiking and mountaineering and preserving the environment.

While hiking in the Dolomites hut to hut, one normally does not need to carry a large backpack - there are manned huts to stay at. Also, there is a of luggage transport on some of the routes, however they are not many. In this case you will need to carry just a day pack.

The Dolomites are famous for their mountain huts. Hiking in the Dolomites even for two weeks, you can always stay at traditional alpine huts. They are typically stone buildings for 40 - 80 guests. Huts in the Dolomites are manned, and they offer offer accommodation and meals. basic accommodation facilities are shared dormitories which almost all huts have. More comfortable huts, which are many in the Dolomites, offer private rooms for two, three or four guests. Bathrooms with hot showers are shared at most huts. Breakfast at huts includes coffee, tea, milk, jam, butter, bread and homemade pastries. This is traditional Italian breakfast offer at most huts outside the itineraries frequently walked by foreigners. MONT Trekking agrees with huts managers on options for a more substantial breakfast for our customers. Dinner at huts is always very rich, what is important for hikers, and includes first course, main course and dessert. For huts, it is common to offer the guests both the classic dishes of the Italian cuisine and traditional specialities of the region. You will definitely have numerous opportunities to taste the local cuisine while hiking in the Dolomites.