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Hiking in the Italian Alps

The Alps in Italy are a true hiker’s paradise with all kinds of mountain landscapes and comfortable huts and inns set in the most scenic locations. Our Italian Alps treks cover the Dolomites, Pennine Alps with Monte Rosa and Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, the Lake Garda region, and more. The tours feature guided and self-guided options, multiday hut-to-hut routes and village-based programs, and easy to challenging difficulty 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 Alta Via N.1 of Aosta Hut to Hut
This High Route takes you through the sunny southern offshoots of the Pennine Alps from Monte Rosa through Matterhorn and Grand Combin to Mont Blanc. It features sweeping panoramas of the inaccessible snow-covered peaks of the main Pennine ridge are sure to impress even the seasoned mountain hikers who have seen it all.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 4

6 - 12 days / 5 - 11 nights

4 - 10 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 630 — € 1150
Guided
€ 1250 — € 2720
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 Ortler Hut to Hut
Our Ortler trip lets you experience the snowy environment of the highest mountains in the Eastern Alps in combination abundant wildlife of isolated alpine valleys. You will hike through the Ortler group starting from the meadows of Ultental, pass on vast moraines and traverse some of the group’s highest passes.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 3

6 - 10 days / 5 - 9 nights

4 - 8 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 540 — € 890
Guided
€ 1030 — € 1840
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
Tour du Mont Blanc Classic Hiking Tour
Explore the full classic TMB and walk at your own pace with a moderate hiking schedule. On this route you can choose between a standard hut-based accommodation and a hotel-based variant with private rooms. The starting location can be either Chamonix or Courmayeur at your choice.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 3

13 days / 12 nights

11 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 1290 — € 1770
Guided
€ 2610 — € 3240
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
Hiking Stelvio National Park
This is the classic high-altitude hiking itinerary in the Ortler-Cevedale group. It takes you through a land of lakes and glaciers which is home to Italy’s largest national park and is one of the wildest areas in the Alps. You will walk off the crowded trails, reach hidden waterfalls, traverse glaciers and cross some of the group's highest ranges.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 3

8 days / 7 nights

6 hiking days

Guided
€ 1440
Hiking in Stelvio
Enjoy the wilderness of the Stelvio National Park, step on a 100-meter-long suspension bridge over the Ragaiolo gorge, see the impressive Saent waterfalls and watch the original cheesemaking process at traditional alpine farms. This trip features solitary trails, a rich variety of landscapes and overnight stops at recently reconstructed farms equipped with the hotel-like facilities as well as at huts. And it is suitable for families with kids!

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 2

6 - 7 days / 5 - 6 nights

4 - 5 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 590 — € 680
Guided
€ 1060 — € 1240
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
2000 Meters Above Lake Garda Hut to Hut Hiking
Garda 2000 is one of the most scenic and contrasting itineraries in the Alps. It runs on very exposed eastern and western mountains ranges encircling the northern Lake Garda. It is an adventure that lets you see the glaring contrasts of Garda’s nature while we walk through various landscapes and climatic zones ranging from rocky alpine highlands to the gentle Mediterranean climate of the lake.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 4

7 days / 6 nights

5 hiking days

Hiking through the unique landscapes of the Italian Alps is an unforgettable experience for passionate hikers. The Alps are the most extended mountain range in Europe. The formation of the Alps was a discontinuous process that started in the Permian period and lasted through the Paleogene - 300 to 50 million years ago. From the western to eastern Italy, the natural scenery changes constantly: from meadows and alpine pasture to rocks, from sparkling waterfalls and crystal clear lakes to vast glacier, from snow-clad peaks to the red rocks of the Dolomites. The most renowned hiking destinations in the Italian Alps are the Dolomites, Graian and Pennine Alps, Rhaetian Alps and Lake Garda.

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dolomites are a unique geological architecture in the Italian Alps and the oldest mountains on the European continent. Formed with carbonate rocks they are famous for vertical walls and towers, beautiful colors and idyllic landscapes. At sunset and sunrise, the dolostone slowly turns from pink to purple thus creating unforgettable scenery. Hiking in the Italian Dolomite Alps is a very diverse experience as there are a dozen of mountain ranges quire different one from another - Pale di San Martino, Sella and Marmolada, Cinque Torri and Tre Cime di Lavaredo and many others. The Dolomites are the major destination in the Italian Alps for hikers and climbers who find well-maintained and marked trails in these mountains as well as huts every 3-4 hours of walk. The Dolomites are perfect for multiple day hiking tours which let hikers fully enjoy the beauty of the Dolomites.

The Graian and Pennine Alps on the border of Italy, France and Switzerland are home to most alpine four-thousanders. Mountaineering started here around 200 year ago. The conquest of Mont Blanc in 1786 is considered a symbolic mark of the birth of alpinism. Monte Bianco (4808m) or Mont Blanc is the highest peak of the Alps. Towering the central Graian Alps, Mont Blanc is the “king” of the Alps and a dream destination for avid mountaineers. Its nearest neighbor, Gran Paradiso (4061m) is the highest mountain entirely within the Italian borders while most alpine four-thousanders are shared between Italy and Switzerland or Italy and France. In the Graian Alps, the best known hiking itinerary is the Tour of Mont Blanc. It is a hiking adventure in three countries on a loop route around the highest summit of the Alps. It is an opportunity to explore different cultures, customs and cuisines. Retracing the history of the alpinism pioneers, Mont Blanc is visible from all angles throughout the hike. It is an unforgettable experience for both beginners and experienced hikers.

The Pennines are an extended mountain range in the western Alps and a majestic glacier complex. One half of the Alps’ 22 four-thousanders are in the Pennines. Most summits are visible from the trail of Alta Via No. 1 of Aosta, which runs from Monte Rosa (4634m) through Matterhorn to Mont Blanc. Good physical shape is required for hiking in the Pennine Alps, but the surrounding sublime landscapes are worth the effort. Hiking in this part of the Italian Alps takes you off the beaten track on little walked trails where wildlife is the main protagonist. Solitude here means enjoying the immense landscapes surrounded by snow-capped four-thousanders.

Hiking in the Rhaetian Alps means a journey across the regions of Ortler, Stelvio and Adamello. Land of lakes and glaciers, this area is home to the Italy’s largest natural reserve - Stelvio National Park. The Ortler group is quiet and peaceful. It is one of the best destinations for self-guided hiker in the Italian Alps. The silence of nature is broken only by the footsteps of hikers walking on the remote trails. Snow capped peaks reaching almost 4000 meters overlook the untouched nature and safeguard the wildlife of the park. At distance, you can hear the whistles of some marmots signaling the presence of a rare hiker. Chamois, marmots, roes, rhododendrons, lakes and glaciers characterize this unspoilt solitary area.

Last but not least, Lake Garda is a must-do destination for hiking in the Italian Alps. Trekking in the mountains of the northern Garda is a contrasting and thrilling experience. On top of Monte Baldo (2218m), the view spans 360 degrees catching the Dolomites, glaciers of Adamello and the 160 km distant Apennines. The northern Garda mountains feature all types of vegetation typical to the Alps and mediterranean. Northern Garda is totally surrounded by the mountains offering overwhelming views and exciting hiking opportunities across severa climate zones. Hiking in the Garda mountains can be quite challenging and tyring, thus a couple of rest days on the lake are a great reward we always recommend.

The Italian Alps offer many emotional experiences. This is where a single mountain range can accommodate several totally different landscape types. From the glaciers of Stelvio to the four-thousanders of the western Alps, from the dolostone towers of the Dolomites to the mediterranean vegetation on Lake Garda. At MONT Trekking, we think hiking in the Italian Alps is a life lasting memory.