Rating in Italy
$ 4295

Dolomites Self-Guided Walking

Self-guided trekking+walking
Self-guided trekking+walking
min $ 4295
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Bolzano
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 4295
Duration: 5 days
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Have the Italian Alps all to yourself

Regarded as the most attractive mountain landscape in the world, the Dolomite Mountains are a sight to behold. Staying true to their reputation, the Dolomites tower over wild alpine meadows, deciduous and evergreen forests, lunar landscapes and calming blue lakes. Each of the mountain range’s 18 peaks feature breathtaking views and numerous trails that wind through the incredible landscape. We will set out on foot to visit some of the most incredible areas these mountain trails have to offer. Whether you choose to fill your days with leisurely walks or a challenging multi-day trek, we’ll show you the beauty of these incredible valleys and mountains. In addition to the stunning surroundings, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the local culture and cuisine for an in-depth understanding of the area. We combine the region’s incredible scenery, warm hospitality and delectable cuisine with hiking, for a truly unforgettable experience.

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Day by Day

Upon your arrival to Bolzano, you will be driven to your beautiful alpine hotel on Alpe di Siusi, a plateau surrounded by the South Tyrolean Dolomites, overlooking the famous villages of Siusi allo Sciliar and Castelrotto.

Hike from your hotel to a 100+ year-old rifugio (mountain hut) for lunch. Set atop the Sciliar plateau, stunning views of the neighbouring Catinaccio Massif await you at this popular hikers hideaway.

Visit Selva di Val Gardena, one of the beautiful towns situated in the Gardena valley. From Selva, you’ll hop on a cable car lifting you to the Gardena Pass. Follow a rocky trail for almost two hours with the steep pinnacles of Pizzes da Cir on either side of you. Hike up to the Passo Cir and follow a wider trail on undulating terrain leading to the Forcella de Ciampac and up to the Rifugio Puez where you can stop for lunch.

The day begins with a drive to Valparola Pass and a gradual climb across grassy flowered flanks to the ruins of World War I military fortifications. From here there are breathtaking views of the Conturines, Sas de Pütia, and Puez-Odle massifs. Continue to a fork where you can choose to hike to the top of the Setsass Massif with beautiful vistas as your reward!

Today, a gentle hike up to the Santa Croce Sanctuary allows you to move at a slower pace and linger over breakfast in the fresh mountain air. If you opt for a more rigorous hike, a short drive will take you to the start of your journey at the Capanna Alpina, a hut built just at the edge of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park.

Enjoy a final breakfast at the Rosa Alpina before your onward travels. A drive to Innsbruck airport or Venice are available on request–Buon viaggio!

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What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.

In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.

  • Arrival transfer: Bolzano to Alpe di Siusi
  • Briefing upon arrival, including a map of the area
  • 2 nights accommodation in 5-star Alpina Dolomites
  • 3 nights accommodation in 5-star Rosa Alpina (including a night in their private mountain cabin)
  • All breakfasts and 4 dinners as indicated (not including beverages)
  • Local English-speaking hiking guide for Day 3
  • Water bottle & hiking shirt
  • Chairlifts as indicated
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Butterfield & Robinson
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