On this trip you explore two remarkable Italian cities and two gorgeous areas within the incredible Dolomites mountain region. We strive to uncover this amazing northeastern corner of Italy offering an insightful blend of urban historic centers with a truly natural environment. The Dolomites are off the beaten path, where people still speak their ancient Germanic-Romantic language and adhere strongly to Ladino culture. You experience diverse and amazing hikes, fabulous hotels and all the spa-time one deserves after a day of invigorating walking in the mountains. Then how better to conclude your travels with an exploration by foot and by water in magical Venice – buon viaggio!
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Drive into the heart of the Verona’s historic center, a background of Shakespeare’s tragic love story between Romeo and Juliet, and considered the “door to Italy.” For a look past the balcony we have arranged a 3 hour private walking tour allowing you to be seduced by Verona’s charms.
Enjoy a scenic drive from Verona to Ortisei in the Val Gardena to meet your mountain guide, enjoy a light lunch and hop into a tram up to the Alpe di Siusi. A warm-up hike through the alpine meadows leads to your home for the next two nights. Treat yourself to a dip in the pool while taking in the spectacular alpine views.
Set off for a scenic hike leading to a traditional mountain hut, the 100+ year-old Rifugio Bolzano where lunch awaits set atop the Sciliar plateau. Return to Compatsch for some downtime before setting off for dinner, reached by very traditional transportation!
Hike towards Monte Pana and down to the village of Selva in the Gardena valley. Take the Dantercepies cable car to reach the top of the Gardena pass and continue on to the famous Edelweisstal (Stella Alpina valley), passing through pasture lands before reaching the village of Corvara.
Take a steel cable assisted hike up the Gran Cir, the highest peak in the Puez mountain group, (or an optional hike combining this route with Piz da Cir V). Make your way to the Rosa Alpina’s private mountain hut, a chalet sitting at 2,000 meters where you'll have the freedom to enjoy the peace of the mountains in solitude.
Descend to San Cassiano by cable car before heading off to Passo Falzarego for another hike or rock climbing experience in the Cinque Torri alpine area. Reward your alpine achievements with an evening aperitivo in the kitchen of Hotel Rosa Alpina with the chef followed by dinner in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.
Post breakfast you’ll be driven the 3.5 hour picturesque road to Venice’s Piazzale Roma or Marco Polo airport based on your onward travels. Arrivederci!Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
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.