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Dolomites Chestnut Route Walking

Dolomites Chestnut Route Walking

8 days

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Enjoy 8 mesmerizing days walking the Chestnut Route in the Italian Dolomites

The Chestnut Route is a wonderful hiking tour in the Italian Dolomites. You will journey up the Eisack Valley, marveling at the undulations painting the landscape, while the towering Dolomites and the magnificent Alps line the horizon.

Along the way, you will hike past castles, vineyards, and charming villages boast of fascinating, historical tales. This self-guided walking tour, following the Chestnut route in South Tyrol, seamlessly stitches together German and Italian culture, elevating the stories and vibrancy stretching across this eight-day self-guided tour.

Among the landscapes exploding with fairytale-like beauty, you’ll encounter cheerful villages nestled into the countryside, like Chiusa. Rest your body in cozy hotels and B&Bs each night.

Highlights of the Dolomites Chestnut Route Walking

Encounter an array of unmatched scenery and long-standing castles, such as Castel Roncolo, on your walking tour.
Marvel at the Dolomites towering in the background as you walk the long, but pleasant 21km Alp of Siusi loop.
Discover charming villages tucked into the hills as you trek, such as the crafty Chiusa, which boasts of poets and artists.
Walk by a collection of vineyards, and take in the succulent tastes of Italy’s world-famous wines and cheese.

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8 days
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Dolomites Chestnut Route Walking Tour

Day 1 Bressanone

Begin your journey in South Tyrol’s oldest city: the ever-so vibrant Bressanone. If you have time, go out and explore the rich culture dotting the city. Spend the evening relaxing and preparing for the trip ahead.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Bressanone
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 Walk to Velturno

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, hop on a bus and travel to Novacella Abbey, which is known for its memorable white wine. Commence your pilgrimage. Follow countryside paths through vineyards and wind through woods before reaching Velturno. Admire the chestnut trees encircling this town, evoking cozy, breezy vibes. Spend the night at a comfortable hotel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Velturno
Distance: 15 km, 720 m ascent, 471 m ascent, 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Walk to Barbiano

Get ready for another day of hiking through Italy’s magnificent haven of nature. Expect vibrancy to dot your 16 km trek. Encounter the Sabiona monastery standing tall and overlooking a steep cliff drop. Keep trekking until you reach the folksy hub for artists: Chiusa. Continue until you encounter Barbiano, a pleasant village etched along River Isarco.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Barbiano
Distance: 16 km, 778 m ascent, 798 m descent, 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Hike to Collalbo

Munch on breakfast before tying up your laces and hiking through pockets of woods and orchards embroidering the landscapes. Come across the ultimate mecca for outdoor enthusiasts: Renon plateau. Take a short detour to a prehistoric rock. Reach Collalbo, kick off your shoes, and relax.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Collalbo
Distance: 15 km, 713 m ascent, 403m descent, 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Collalbo Loop

After breakfast, enjoy a relatively easy 11 km loop that will have you winding through forest groves, Alpine meadows blanketing the land, and along Kematen Lake. Admire the pyramids, built by moraine silt, before heading back to Collalbo by train. Be sure to admire the stunning views rolling by outside the train window.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Collalbo
Distance: 11 km, 400 m ascent, 366 m descent, 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Hike to Bolzano

Get ready for a long but pleasant day meandering Italy’s countryside, where castles and farms provide entertaining viewpoints as you walk. After trekking for 18 km, reach Castel Roncolo, a medieval wonder standing in front of a steep grassy slope. Take a bus from here to Bolzano, where Austrian and Italian cultures collide to form one lively, cheerful city.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Bolzano
Distance: 18 km, 591 m ascent, 1396 m descent, 8 hours
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Alp of Siusi loop

Munch on breakfast before heading to Compatsch by bus, and then cable car. Embark on a stunning loop, passing by quaint huts and villages dotting the hills, while the Dolomites jet out of the ground and tower in the background. Follow the loop back to Compatsch and ride back to the bus in a cable car. Head back to Bolzano for the evening.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Bolzano
Distance: 21 km, 316 m ascent, 484 m descent, 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Depart Bolzano

The tour ends after breakfast.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: None

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Dolomites Chestnut Route Walking Tour Price and Dates

This guided hiking tour to South Tyrol is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price depends on the departure date and whether you are staying in single, double or triple room.

The best time to travel to Italian Alps for hiking is during the summer months.

Private Self-guided Dolomites Chestnut Route Walking Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! The departure is available at any day of the week. Prices below are per person:
Departure on September 1st –October 25th (2021):

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,325 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,150 USD
  • Price per person staying in a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $950 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $875 USD

Departure on May 1st –June 24th (2022):

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,325 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,150 USD
  • Price per person staying in a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $950 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $875 USD

Departure on June 25th –July 6th (2022):

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,350 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,175 USD
  • Price per person staying in a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $975 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $875 USD

Departure on July 7th –July 29th (2022):

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,375 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,195 USD
  • Price per person staying in a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $995 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $895 USD

Departure on July 30st –August 31st (2022):

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,425 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,225 USD
  • Price per person staying in a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $1,025 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $925 USD

Departure on September 1st – October 9th (2022):

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,350 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,175 USD
  • Price per person staying in a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $975 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $875 USD

Departure on October 10th –31st (2022):

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,325 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,150 USD
  • Price per person staying in a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $950 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $875 USD
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Accommodation on Dolomites Chestnut Route Walking Tour

Expect to stay in a combination of three and four-star hotels on this tour. They each offer modern amenities that work to elevate the total comfort of your stay. The rooms come with a private bathroom.

Please note that the accommodation listed below may be swapped for other similar places.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Solo travellers must pay a supplement that varies based on the season (please inquire to find out more). However, it’s definitely possible to match single travellers up.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Residence Gasser in Bressanone ★★★★

Expect a comfortable stay in this ideally located hotel. The comfortable rooms come with Wi-Fi, a TV, and air conditioning. Try out the restaurant for some local cuisine!

Hotel Feldthurnerhof in Velturno ★★★

Located on a stunning hillside, this hotel will keep you cozy with its sunny demeanor, necessary amenities, and local and international cuisine.

Gasthof Kircher Sepp in Barbiano ★★★

This hotel mirrors the alpine vibes dotting the outdoors. And it has the necessary amenities to induce comfort. Enjoy the delicious breakfast buffet in the morning.

Hotel Dolomiten in Collalbo ★★★

This family-owned hotel envelops with its comfort, Wi-Fi, TV in each room, and a restaurant that promises amazing Mediterranean and local dishes.

Hotel Regina in Bolzano ★★★

Located in the thick of city centre, this hotel offers the modern amenities needed after several days of trekking.

What’s included in the Dolomites Chestnut Route Walking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included. You are responsible for purchasing your own lunches and dinners.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights along the tour are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Your luggage will be transported throughout the tour, but you are responsible for paying for your own transfers.

Also Included

  • Ritten Card for 3 days
  • Detailed tour notes
  • 24/7 phone support

Not included

  • Flights to get to Bressanone or out of Bolzano
  • Transfers throughout the tour
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks, snacks
  • Touristic city taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Guide services

Optional Extras

  • Feel free to add more nights at the hotels throughout your walk
  • Transfer to and from airports at the beginning and at the end of your tour

Frequently Asked Questions about Dolomites Chestnut Route Walking

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This tour is rated as a 3 / 5. This tour is suitable for those who are regular walkers, with experience at similar distances. The last two days of walking are longer days.

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