A One-of-a-Kind Dolomites Hiking Tour

Dolomites Adventure

  • 9 Days
  • 14 People Max

    5 - 14 guests

  • Activity Level 4
    • Activity Level 4

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      I'll let my trusty guides sweat the small things, so I can focus on my goal. Getting to the top, reaching the end, achieving my dreams! Sure, it'll be tough, but the views will be worth it.

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  • Trip Start: Venice
  • Trip End: Venice
Ultimate Dolomites Adventure Dolomiti

You're invited on our Dolomites Adventure hiking tour that'll bring you to a quieter time as you explore Italy's Dolomite Mountains, filled with charming villages and breathtaking landscapes.

Indulge your senses as you hike amongst the Dolomite Alps, let fresh air fill your lungs, wildflowers tease your nose, and local wine and cheese tempt your tastebuds on our 9-day Dolomites Adventure. Starting and finishing in Venice, you'll enjoy nine incredible days of exploring the hidden secrets of the Dolomites. Wander through charming villages like Cortina and Dobbiaco, circumnavigate the soaring peaks of Tre Cime de Lavaredo, discover why Alta Badia is known as the 'heart and soul' of the Dolomites and challenge yourself with a Via Ferrata atop Cinque Torri. And yet, the Dolomites with Active Adventures is so much more than outstanding landscapes and adventure. You'll experience the incredible hospitality of the local Ladin people, stay in very comfortable mountain hotels and have the chance to taste the amazing variety of local food and wine.

Trip Highlights

Tre Cime di Lavaredo

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Fannes Sennes Braies National Park

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Setsass Dolomiti Range

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Via ferrata Sass di Stria

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Cortina to Dobbiaco

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A UNESCO World Heritage area

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Monte Lagazuoi WW1 Tunnels

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Ladin culture

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Local Dolomite families stay

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Trip Start: Venice Trip End: Venice

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  • Day 1Arrive Venice, hike near Cortina d'Ampezzo

  • Day 2Hiking circumnavigation of Tre Cime de Lavaredo

  • Day 3Bike from Cortina to Dobbiaco or free day in Cortina

  • Day 4Hike Cortina to Rifugio Fodara Vedla

  • Day 5Hike to Refugio Fanes

  • Day 6Hike to Alta Badia

  • Day 7Hike the Setsass Dolomiti Range

  • Day 8Via ferrata Mario Fusetti and hike WWI Tunnels of Lagazuoi

  • Day 9Return to Venice, depart

  • Day 1

    Arrive Venice, hike near Cortina d'Ampezzo

    #581

    Our trip begins in Venice, one of the most iconic cities in the world. We’ll meet you at Venice Marco Polo Airport and make our way towards Cortina d’Ampezzo in the heart of the Dolomites. As we head north, the foothills rapidly steepen and become more colorful around every corner. Amidst rolling green meadows and high rock monoliths, Cortina village is one of the most picture-perfect mountain towns in the world. There’s almost not a blade of grass, roof tile, or street cobblestone out of place. Once we arrive in town we’ll walk to a local restaurant for lunch, where you’ll have the opportunity to try the local beetroot ravioli! After lunch, we‘ll take an introductory hike to the Cascade di Fanes and this afternoon you’ll have a chance to briefly explore the cobbled streets of the iconic mountain town of Cortina before dinner.

    Hotel Franceschi, Cortina (Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), 2-2.25 hours, elevation +/- 150 meters (492 feet)

  • Day 2

    Hiking circumnavigation of Tre Cime de Lavaredo

    #582

    Today we’ll circumnavigate the most iconic landmark in the Dolomites – the soaring peaks of Tre Cime de Lavaredo. First climbed in the 1930s, these three massive rock monoliths, that seemingly rise out of nowhere in isolation from other peaks, loom large high over the valleys below. It’s difficult to look away! If there’s one thing to peel your attention away from the scenery, it’s a family-made lunch in an Italian refugio, followed by the best espresso you’ll ever receive. Later, as we hike further around the peaks, their shape and form evolve with every step – the views keep getting better! Keep an eye out for bunkers and old barracks on the trail today, as this area is dotted with reminders of the First World War. After our hike, we’ll drive a short distance back to Cortina d’ Ampezzo.

    Hotel Franceschi, Cortina (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 13 kilometers (8 miles), 5-7 hours, elevation +/- 610 meters (2,000 feet)

  • Day 3

    Bike from Cortina to Dobbiaco or free day in Cortina

    #583

    This morning we’ll ride along the converted Val di Landro railway line – once the only communication link between the towns of Calalzo, Cortina and Dobbiaco on the Austrian border. Non-operational since the 1960s, this route cuts through some of the most iconic and dramatic scenery in the Dolomites. We’ll ride over iron bridges that skirt deep canyons, through tunnels and across gentle passes that afford dramatically beautiful views of some of the Dolomites’ steepest peaks, including Tre Cime de Lavaredo. If you prefer, there’s plenty of free time in Cortina to relax and tonight you’ll have the evening free to choose from one of the many restaurants for dinner.

    Hotel Franceschi, Cortina (Breakfast, Lunch)

    Biking: Optional: 54 kilometers (34 miles), 5-7 hours, elevation +/- 289 meters (950 feet)

  • Day 4

    Hike Cortina to Rifugio Fodara Vedla

    #584

    Today we’ll begin our hike into the heart of the Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park. After a short drive deeper into the mountains, we’ll set off on the trail, following the turquoise Boite River higher up the Valon Scuro with the massive Piccola Croda Rossa looming large above us. We’ll have lunch at Rifugio Senes and afterward, it’s an easy 1-hour hike down to our accommodation for the night at Fodara Vedla, a rifugio surrounded by massive peaks to the south, east and north, and the vast Vallone di Rudo to the west. For those who are keen on more hiking today, we’ll hike above Fodara Vedla to Col de Lasta where we’ll be greeted by 360-degree views of the highest peaks in the Dolomites. Every way you look you’ll be blown away by orange and red spires, including the imposing Croda Rossa (10,320 feet), saturated in the late afternoon light. It’s a sight to behold!

    Refugio Fodara Vedla (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 13.7 kilometers (8.5 miles), 4-6 hours, elevation + 920 meters, elevation - 300 meters (984 feet)
    Hiking: Optional: 5.3 kilometers (3.2 miles), 1-3 hours, elevation + 490 meters (1,608 feet), elevation - 130 meters (426 feet)

  • Day 5

    Hike to Refugio Fanes

    #585

    The morning light here in Fodara Vedla lends itself kindly to the peaks immediately surrounding this small hamlet – it’s worth getting up early for! After breakfast, we’ll hike down through the larch fir forest and into the Pederu valley. As we descend the valley, the towering peaks of the Lavinores Range reveal themselves in dramatic red and yellow – typical coloring of the Dolomite rock. After a mid-morning break at Refugio Pederu, we’ll head deeper into the natural park and ascend the Vallone di Rudo and into a wide open basin, home to Refugio Lavarella, a comfortable family-run mountain hotel. This place is in an incredible setting, surrounded by massive peaks and small alpine lakes. After lunch, it’s an easy stroll to Refugio Fanes, through the moonlike landscapes of the Pian Dies Sarens trail to Passo di San Antonio, where we’ll spend the night. If you’d like, you can join us for an extra hike this afternoon taking advantage of the many trails within the Vallone di Rudo or simply relax at the Refugio. Later we’ll have the chance to sit back on the deck of our refugio and enjoy an espresso or glass of wine while soaking up the incredible vistas.

    Refugio Fanes (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 7 kilometers (4.3 miles), 3-5 hours, elevation + 700 meters (2,300 feet), elevation - 620 meters (2,040 feet)
    Hiking: Optional: 9 kilometers (5.5 miles), 3-5 hours, elevation +/- 426 meters (1,398 feet)

  • Day 6

    Hike to Alta Badia

    #586

    Today we’ll hike out of the Fannes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park, on to the Gran Fanes plateau, and drop down and over the Col de Locia. The landscape here changes around every corner – from sweeping meadows and steep rocky ridges to deep valleys of larch forest. The final stages of today’s hike bring us down to Alta Badia – often described as the “heart and soul” of the Dolomites. With tiny villages dotted along the valley, this region is a step back in time, and picture postcard beautiful. Our home for the next couple of evenings is the village of San Cassiano at the head of the valley.

    Hotel Conturines or similar, San Cassiano (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 11.4 kilometers (7 miles), 5-6 hours, elevation + 250 meters (820 feet), elevation - 650 meters (2,132 feet)

  • Day 7

    Hike the Setsass Dolomiti Range

    #587

    This morning we’ll drive a short distance to the Valparola Pass, where we’ll set off on a hike on the Setsass Dolomiti Range. This magnificent high ridgeline trail affords superb 360-degree views the whole way. No matter which way you turn, you’ll have the highest peaks in the Dolomites up close and personal and on show – Conturines, Sas de Pütia and Marmolada (to name just a few), the “Queen of the Dolomites”. After lunch at the Pralongia High Plateau, we’ll head down a trail through an area of lush green pastures and wildflowers dotted with traditional chalets, to our hotel in San Cassiano.

    Hotel Conturines or similar, San Cassiano (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 15 kilometers (9.3 miles), 5-6 hours, elevation + 730 meters (2,395 feet), 785 meters (2575 feet)

  • Day 8

    Via ferrata Mario Fusetti and hike WWI Tunnels of Lagazuoi

    #588

    This morning we’ll drive to Passo Valparola where a new Via Ferrata has been inaugurated in October on the Sasso de Stria peak. From the ‘Forte Tre Sassi’ WW1 museum we'll hike along the Goiginger gallery and the trail continues across the saddle, home to Austro-Hungarian post, reaching the start of the Via Ferrata in around 25 minutes. This relatively short Via Ferrata is great to test your climbing skills and we'll begin the climb on the equipped trail, reaching the trenches located 110m/360’ above, in approximately 40 minutes. The Via Ferrata ends beneath the summit, which can be reached following the already existing trail. Lieutenant ‘Mario Fusetti’ climbed the Sasso di Stria peak to occupy the summit in 1915 during WW1. To commemorate the sacrifice of these soldiers, in the year of the centenary of the end of the First World War, the Army's Alpine Troop secured the original trail with sturdy bolts and cables, to reach the summit from the South West side, opening up to wonderful 360 degree views over the neighboring mountain ranges. For others who chose not to do the Via Ferrata, you'll walk along a track to check out WWI trenches, finishing at Passo Falzarego. From there you'll ascend in the Lagazoui cable car for a a short walk up at the top where we'll all re-group and enjoy lunch. After lunch, from here, we’ll hike up to the Galleria del Lagazuoi, a fascinating open air and underground WWI museum carved into the mountains. This is where the Italian and Austro–Hungarian armies dug shelters out of the mountains, transforming them into an impenetrable 20th Century fortress of tunnels, trenches and machine gun posts. A number of different subterranean routes take us on a behind the scenes tour of some of the dramatic high altitude battles that were fought in World War 1.

    Hotel Conturines or similar, San Cassiano (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 4 kilometers (2.5 miles), 1-2 hours, elevation + 140 meters (459 feet), elevation - 800 meters (2,624 feet)
    Notes: Optional Via Ferrata Experience: 2 hours. This option must be selected at the time of booking.
    Notes: Please note the trails on the Via Ferrata Experience are narrow and involve considerable vertical gain along sections of protected climbing paths with iron cables and iron steps and ladders. While the trails are perfectly manageable for participants in good shape, the experience is not suitable for anyone with fear of heights.

  • Day 9

    Return to Venice, depart

    Today is the last day of your trip in the Dolomites. You’ll go home knowing you’ve hiked, biked, explored by via ferrata, and immersed yourself in one of the most spectacularly beautiful regions on the planet. We’ll head back to Venice this morning in time for flights leaving in the afternoon.

    No Accommodation (Breakfast)

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Included

  • Our own highly experienced guides and leader, with you from start to finish
  • Industry-leading Guest-to-Guide ratio (averaging 6:1)
  • Your own ‘Travel Wallet’, an online space with everything required for your adventure
  • Our knowledgeable Customer Service Team to answer your queries - just a phone call, email or chat away
  • Customer Service pre-trip phone calls to ensure you’re 'trip ready'
  • All accommodations for the duration of your trip
  • All meals except where indicated in the itinerary
  • Unlimited snacks to keep you fueled
  • Flights as outlined in the itinerary
  • All activities outlined in the itinerary
  • All necessary equipment (well-maintained and safe) for activities, including bikes (where bike rides are applicable)
  • All gratuities for hotels, restaurants, and activities
  • All park and other entry fees
  • Transportation in our air-conditioned vans - safe, clean, modern, and comfortable!

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What Our Guests Say About the Dolomites Adventure

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Dolomites Adventure - September 2023

Dolomites

"My first trip with Active Adventures! I say I am very pleased! I very much enjoyed not only my trip, but I had fun with my group and my guides. I will miss them dearly! What a great first experience and I will be doing more adventures with Active! Worth the money!

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"My first trip with Active Adventures! I say I am very pleased! I very much enjoyed not only my trip, but I had fun with my group and my guides. I will miss them dearly! What a great first experience and I will be doing more adventures with Active! Worth the money! read less

5 Stars (98 reviews)

J Julie | September 2023

Dolomites Adventure - September 2023

Pierre Pelletier

"Great trip, great mid-September weather. Our guides Andreas and Holly were the best, Andreas always had interesting stories about the areas we were in and Holly was always upbeat and added her own stories as well. The landscape was beautiful and for the most part, breathtaking. The food and accommodations were great. Loved the Refugio’s, they were 5 stars to my wife Vivian and I. The last day, for our via Ferrata we had Giovanni as our climbing guide and he as well added his excellent skills and storytelling to give us another great day to remember.

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"Great trip, great mid-September weather. Our guides Andreas and Holly were the best, Andreas always… read more

"Great trip, great mid-September weather. Our guides Andreas and Holly were the best, Andreas always had interesting stories about the areas we were in and Holly was always upbeat and added her own stories as well. The landscape was beautiful and for the most part, breathtaking. The food and accommodations were great. Loved the Refugio’s, they were 5 stars to my wife Vivian and I. The last day, for our via Ferrata we had Giovanni as our climbing guide and he as well added his excellent skills and storytelling to give us another great day to remember. read less

5 Stars (98 reviews)

V Vivian | September 2023

Dolomites Adventure - September 2023

Best guides ever

"A fantastic itinerary!

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5 Stars (98 reviews)

K Kitty | September 2023

Dolomites Adventure - September 2023

The Dolomites adventure

"The transportation was prompt, guides were knowledgeable and friendly and the location FANTASTIC! I was happy there were e bikes available for the 34 mile bike ride as making the trip shorter was not an option.

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"The transportation was prompt, guides were knowledgeable and friendly and the location FANTASTIC! I was… read more

"The transportation was prompt, guides were knowledgeable and friendly and the location FANTASTIC! I was happy there were e bikes available for the 34 mile bike ride as making the trip shorter was not an option. read less

5 Stars (98 reviews)

M Michael | September 2023

Dolomites Adventure - August 2023

Superb vistas in the Dolomites

"Excellent food & accommodations made our hiking & biking experience in the Dolomites a top rated experience. Our guides Holly & Andreas were exceptional and we really felt immersed in the mountain culture and history of the Dolomites.

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"Excellent food & accommodations made our hiking & biking experience in the Dolomites a top rated experience. Our guides Holly & Andreas were exceptional and we really felt immersed in the mountain culture and history of the Dolomites. read less

5 Stars (98 reviews)

D David | August 2023

Dolomites Adventure - July 2023

Dolomite Adventure

"This trip was excellent. I enjoyed everything about it. The food was excellent; the area is beautiful; the hotels and rifugios were top notch; but most importantly, our guides, Holly and Ivan, were welcoming, friendly and very knowledgeable about the area, especially Ivan. I learned so much about the Dolomite area. It was an enjoyable nine days of hiking, biking and even a little rock climbing. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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"This trip was excellent. I enjoyed everything about it. The food was excellent;… read more

"This trip was excellent. I enjoyed everything about it. The food was excellent; the area is beautiful; the hotels and rifugios were top notch; but most importantly, our guides, Holly and Ivan, were welcoming, friendly and very knowledgeable about the area, especially Ivan. I learned so much about the Dolomite area. It was an enjoyable nine days of hiking, biking and even a little rock climbing. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. read less

5 Stars (98 reviews)

C Christy | July 2023

Dolomites Adventure - July 2023

Dolomites

"Very well organized , hikes were somewhat challenging but very doable, could walk at own pace and not feel like slowing down group, meals and accommodations were excellent, organized and well planned, if you didnt think you could do one of the hikes or bike riding, they had another easier plan or hike.

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"Very well organized , hikes were somewhat challenging but very doable, could walk… read more

"Very well organized , hikes were somewhat challenging but very doable, could walk at own pace and not feel like slowing down group, meals and accommodations were excellent, organized and well planned, if you didnt think you could do one of the hikes or bike riding, they had another easier plan or hike. read less

5 Stars (98 reviews)

D David | July 2023

Dolomites Adventure - July 2023

Dolomites Amazing Experience

"This trip was a life changing experience for my husband and I. The people in our group were amazing people. Our guide Holly was incredibly patient, her calm demeanor, and knowledge really made the trip special. Johan our other guide was a ball of energy, knowledge, skill, and sunshine wrapped into one we were lucky to meet him. They worked seamlessly together to balance each other out and make each activity we completed great. We are already thinking of our next trip.

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"This trip was a life changing experience for my husband and I. The people… read more

"This trip was a life changing experience for my husband and I. The people in our group were amazing people. Our guide Holly was incredibly patient, her calm demeanor, and knowledge really made the trip special. Johan our other guide was a ball of energy, knowledge, skill, and sunshine wrapped into one we were lucky to meet him. They worked seamlessly together to balance each other out and make each activity we completed great. We are already thinking of our next trip.
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5 Stars (98 reviews)

H Heather | July 2023

Dolomites Adventure - July 2023

Lovely trip!

"The Dolomites were beautiful, the hikes were challenging but there was room to opt in and out of some of the harder/longer sections, and the guides were exceptional. The Rifugios in Italy are MUCH nicer than those in New Zealand and Patagonia (for those who've been), and the food was truly delicious! I particularly appreciated the amount of coffee and strudel we were able to enjoy (icing on the cake)
Be prepared for unstable weather (in the Dolomites and in general these days), but also for an incredible experience!

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"The Dolomites were beautiful, the hikes were challenging but there was room to opt in… read more

"The Dolomites were beautiful, the hikes were challenging but there was room to opt in and out of some of the harder/longer sections, and the guides were exceptional. The Rifugios in Italy are MUCH nicer than those in New Zealand and Patagonia (for those who've been), and the food was truly delicious! I particularly appreciated the amount of coffee and strudel we were able to enjoy (icing on the cake)
Be prepared for unstable weather (in the Dolomites and in general these days), but also for an incredible experience! read less

4 Stars (98 reviews)

K Karene | July 2023

Dolomites Adventure - June 2023

Italian Dolomites

"If you are up for a great adventure with epic scenery and physically challenging activities, this is a great choice. Italy is a wonderful country with very friendly people. Hiking, rock climbing and bicycling are very popular here. Active Adventures must have spent alot of time and careful consideration planning the itinerary as it went very smoothly!

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"If you are up for a great adventure with epic scenery and physically challenging activities,… read more

"If you are up for a great adventure with epic scenery and physically challenging activities, this is a great choice. Italy is a wonderful country with very friendly people. Hiking, rock climbing and bicycling are very popular here. Active Adventures must have spent alot of time and careful consideration planning the itinerary as it went very smoothly! read less

5 Stars (98 reviews)

K Karen | June 2023

Dolomites Adventure - June 2023

More than I expected!

"The entire trip from pickup to drop off went smoothly and without a hitch! The guides were so great, kind, funny and helpful.

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"The entire trip from pickup to drop off went smoothly and without a hitch! … read more

"The entire trip from pickup to drop off went smoothly and without a hitch! The guides were so great, kind, funny and helpful. read less

5 Stars (98 reviews)

P Patricia | June 2023

Dolomites Adventure - June 2023

The Dolomites

"Exquisite mountain range full of majesty. When the clouds rose and we saw this spectacular mountain range, I lost my breath. To describe this trip I would need to use every positive adjective in my vocabulary. The Dolomites speak for themselves. My trip with Active Adventures through the Dolomites, was exceptional. Our guides, Gregory and Ivan were amazing. Their endless knowledge of Italy, its topography, geology, and history seemed endless. Each night Gregory would review what the next day would look like, allowing us to prepare accordingly. This gave us all comfort in our choices. And while we hiked, both guides moved within the group with such caring. Great guides. Great trip.

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"Exquisite mountain range full of majesty. When the clouds rose and we saw this spectacular… read more

"Exquisite mountain range full of majesty. When the clouds rose and we saw this spectacular mountain range, I lost my breath. To describe this trip I would need to use every positive adjective in my vocabulary. The Dolomites speak for themselves. My trip with Active Adventures through the Dolomites, was exceptional. Our guides, Gregory and Ivan were amazing. Their endless knowledge of Italy, its topography, geology, and history seemed endless. Each night Gregory would review what the next day would look like, allowing us to prepare accordingly. This gave us all comfort in our choices. And while we hiked, both guides moved within the group with such caring. Great guides. Great trip.
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5 Stars (98 reviews)

K Kelly | June 2023

Dolomites Adventure - June 2023

Awesome adventure!

"This was a "Bucket List" trip that truly exceeded my expectations and I believe some of that was due to our great guides, Kiwi Gregory and Alta Badia local Ivan. Both were very informative of area sights, landmarks, history and culture and always helpful whenever needed. It was a great group of adventurers, and this was a very memorable experience. I will definitely look into joining another Active Adventure trip in the future.

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"This was a "Bucket List" trip that truly exceeded my expectations and I believe some… read more

"This was a "Bucket List" trip that truly exceeded my expectations and I believe some of that was due to our great guides, Kiwi Gregory and Alta Badia local Ivan. Both were very informative of area sights, landmarks, history and culture and always helpful whenever needed. It was a great group of adventurers, and this was a very memorable experience. I will definitely look into joining another Active Adventure trip in the future. read less

5 Stars (98 reviews)

D Deborah | June 2023

Dolomites Adventure - June 2023

Tobe and Josh

"The Dolomites are a unique, spectacular landscape to hike and explore. Active and our guides, Greg and Ivan, crafted a challenging and memorable journey through the gorgeous mountains and meadows of the region.

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"The Dolomites are a unique, spectacular landscape to hike and explore. Active and our… read more

"The Dolomites are a unique, spectacular landscape to hike and explore. Active and our guides, Greg and Ivan, crafted a challenging and memorable journey through the gorgeous mountains and meadows of the region. read less

5 Stars (98 reviews)

T Tobe | June 2023

Dolomites Adventure - June 2023

The Ultimate Family Vacation

"Our family of four wanted to commemorate a handful of significant life events (graduation, retirement, etc) and thought this itinerary aligned well with our values and interests. It was the trip of a lifetime! We had never gone on a group vacation with strangers before and were nervous about how the dynamic would be, but from the beginning our cohort seemed to gel and get along. Our guides, Gregory and Ivan, facilitated this environment. They kept the group safe, and were knowledgable about the local culture, history, and environment.
The hiking was unbelievable: the Dolomites are a must-see, not only for their natural beauty but also the cultural heritage they contain. Whoever planned this itinerary did a phenomenal job of selecting our routes and accommodations. It was definitely the most plush adventure we'd ever been on, complete with mid-morning espresso, four course dinners at refugios, and daily sauna sessions. I would do this trip again in a heartbeat!

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"Our family of four wanted to commemorate a handful of significant life events (graduation, retirement,… read more

"Our family of four wanted to commemorate a handful of significant life events (graduation, retirement, etc) and thought this itinerary aligned well with our values and interests. It was the trip of a lifetime! We had never gone on a group vacation with strangers before and were nervous about how the dynamic would be, but from the beginning our cohort seemed to gel and get along. Our guides, Gregory and Ivan, facilitated this environment. They kept the group safe, and were knowledgable about the local culture, history, and environment.
The hiking was unbelievable: the Dolomites are a must-see, not only for their natural beauty but also the cultural heritage they contain. Whoever planned this itinerary did a phenomenal job of selecting our routes and accommodations. It was definitely the most plush adventure we'd ever been on, complete with mid-morning espresso, four course dinners at refugios, and daily sauna sessions. I would do this trip again in a heartbeat! read less

5 Stars (98 reviews)

C Camille | June 2023

Dolomites Adventure - June 2023

Just back and dreaming of a return

"The Dolomites just make your senses soar: think irish-green meadows stippled by endless wildflowers, snowcapped peaks and skies that shift from morning bluebird to metal grey bluster by late afternoon. Guides Greg and Ivan were a dream team: they managed logistics, ably handled mishaps from an unsoled boot to an unhinged puppy/bike encounter, and shared their enthusiasm and knowledge of the gorgeous Ladin land, people and history. Top it all with crazy good food and espresso wherever we landed. My only regret is that the trip ended.

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"The Dolomites just make your senses soar: think irish-green meadows stippled by endless wildflowers, snowcapped… read more

"The Dolomites just make your senses soar: think irish-green meadows stippled by endless wildflowers, snowcapped peaks and skies that shift from morning bluebird to metal grey bluster by late afternoon. Guides Greg and Ivan were a dream team: they managed logistics, ably handled mishaps from an unsoled boot to an unhinged puppy/bike encounter, and shared their enthusiasm and knowledge of the gorgeous Ladin land, people and history. Top it all with crazy good food and espresso wherever we landed. My only regret is that the trip ended. read less

5 Stars (98 reviews)

N Nancy | June 2023

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Useful Info

Where does the trip start?

On the first morning of the trip we will pick you up from the Venice Marco Polo (VCE) airport at the Ground Floor 'Relay' newsstand and shop at 11am.

Where does the trip end?

Your trip ends with a drop-off at the Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) in time for afternoon flights. If you’re staying on in Venice you can take a transfer from Venice Airport to Central Venice via regular bus services.

What flights would you recommend?

Arrival: We recommend arriving in Venice by 9am. Many guests like to arrive a day or two early to accommodate potential flight delays and/or explore the city prior to your trip start.

Departure: Flying out on the last day of the trip, we recommend departing from Venice after 2pm for both domestic and international. Earlier flight times will require a separate transfer booked at your own expense.

What is not included?

Flights to and from trip start/end points
Pre/Post accommodation
Optional extra activities
Travel insurance
Gratuities for your guides
Rental gear

How fit do I need to be?

As an Activity Level 3-4 trip, you’ll need a solid level of fitness for this trip. We’ll get you into the back country to experience the Dolomites scenery up close, typically, hikes range between two and seven hours to complete, with shorter options available on most days. So get out there with a daypack on and train so you’ll be ready to join us! While you don’t have to be extremely fit, you should be in the habit of doing regular aerobic exercise, ideally involving some up hills and down hills and perhaps even carrying a pack! With a little preparation before your trip begins, you’ll enjoy the active and outdoor nature of your trip all the more.

Please head to our Fitness Guide for great tips on how to prepare along with a workout plan!

What accommodations do we stay at on this trip?

We’ve selected the accommodation on the is trip for the unique character and adventuresome feel – this trip is not designed as a tour of the fanciest hotels in Italy. We prefer to stay in quaint, comfortable B&B’s and mountain lodges during the trek in Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park, known locally as rifugio’s.

If you've selected a single supplement for your trip, the multi-day hike in Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park is not included as no single rooms are available in the rifugio's, and the single supplement price takes this into account.

While there maybe opportunities to do laundry on the trip, if need be, they won’t be as convenient. Laundry can be quite expensive (usually around €2.50 per item and takes 24 hours) so if you need to do this the best time will be after your Natural Park trek once we arrive into Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

Is tipping expected in Europe?

Tipping is not expected in Europe however you might want to tip a little extra if you feel someone gave really fantastic service, but it's not really necessary. Many of our people also choose to tip their Active Adventures Europe trip leaders and local guides and we recommend USD$20 per day, per guest, per Trip Leader/guide.

How much luggage can I bring on this trip?

You are allowed one piece of luggage on your trip, plus a daypack. Your main piece of luggage should not exceed 50 pounds (23 kilograms) and can be anything from a duffle bag to a sports bag with wheels or a suitcase. You’ll also want a good quality backpack sized 25-30 liters (2000 cubic inches) to use throughout the days. 

You'll also need an overnight trekking pack for the multi-day hike in the Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park, though your daypack could double as your overnight trekking pack if you bring along a 30-40 litres size (2000- 3000 cubic inches). 

Tell me about the optional activities on this trip?

Today we have the choice of either going out on a via ferrata, or hiking the ridgeline. Both options have stunning views, it simply depends on what you prefer. These options are no additional cost though must be prearranged at least one month in advance. You have the choice of the following two options:

Via Ferrata Fusetti
One of the standout activities of this trip! We’ll don helmets, harnesses and safety gear, and with our expert guides embark on a fixed cable (via ferrata) Ferrata Fusetti on Sass de Stria. Once at the summit you’ll see the entire Dolomite mountain range. It’s a challenging hike, so we’ve got an alternative option if you’d prefer.

Hike with cable car access
If you prefer to hike instead of trying the via ferrata, an alternative option is to walk along a track to check out WWI trenches, finishing at Passo Falzarego. From there you'll ascend in the Lagazoui cable car for a short walk up at the top where we'll all re-group.

Trip direction

Some departures for this trip run in the reverse direction, which means the stated itinerary will simply operate in reverse. Contact us, or check your Travel Wallet once booked, to get the specific itinerary for your trip.

Tell me about trekking through the Fanes-Senes- Braies Natural Park

The three day trek through Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park will definitely be one of the most memorable aspects of your trip! This amazing trek will take you past sheer granite peaks, snowclad mountains and glacial lakes. While it might be a bit of a challenge, the rewards are well and truly worth it!

The trek is close to sea level so you won’t be dealing with any altitude factors. The trail is 43 kilometres (26 miles) in total length and we average around 6 hours or 14 kilometres (9 miles) per day. The greatest elevation reached is 2,200 metres (7,220 feet) in the Natural Park. The trails are very well maintained so finding your way is never a problem. If you’ve not done a multi-day trek before and would like some expert advice on how to prepare for one, get in touch!

During the trek in Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park you’ll be spending two nights in mountain lodges, known locally as rifugio’s. All rooms have individual beds (no double beds), and share bathrooms. The rooms are mixed gender and can range from 2 beds to 10 beds, so you will be sharing a room with others, no single rooms are available. Meals are served in the restaurant and there’s a bar that accepts euros and credit cards if you fancy a drink.

You’ll only be carrying the gear on the list your guides will provide you with the night before - your excess gear and luggage will be stored securely for you in Cortina d’Ampezzo for when you arrive.

How do rooming arrangements work?

Trip prices are based on shared arrangements (typically two guests per room), unless otherwise stated. For solo travelers, we’ll pair you with another person of the same gender to share rooms and if there’s no one suitable to share with, there’s no forced single supplement. However, if you specifically request your own rooms, you can opt to pay the single supplement. Solo travelers who book within 90 days of departure, where there are no other solo travelers willing to share, will be required to pay the single supplement. 

For Family Vacation bookings, families consisting of four guests traveling with children aged 17 and under will be automatically assigned one shared room. However, the following alternative rooming allocations are available:

  • Families consisting of four guests with all children aged 13 and above are welcome to opt for additional rooms as per advertised double occupancy adult rates.
  • Families consisting of four guests with at least one child aged 12 and under are automatically assigned a shared room. However, families can opt to pay the adult rates for all guests in their family to have an additional room.
  • The same principles apply for families consisting of more than four guests.

Rooming preferences are subject to availability and must be communicated in writing at time of booking. Automatic assignments as per this policy will be applied in the absence of any specification provided by guests. Any request for additional rooms during trips will be at guests’ own expense and subject to rates made available by the accommodation provider at the time. All minors (guests aged 17 and under) must be accompanied by at least one adult.

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Dolomites Adventure

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