Cross Country Ski the Dolomites
Cross Country Ski the Dolomites

Cross Country Ski the Dolomites

7 days

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Cross-country ski through the spectacular snow-covered mountain trails between Cortina and Lienz

Spend an amazing week exploring the cross-country ski trails in the unbelievable Tyrolean Dolomites. The Cross Country Ski the Dolomites Tour is a self-guided adventure on the scenic mountain trails between Lienz and Cortina d’Ampezzo, discovering some of the finest alpine scenery in the Alps.

Get familiar with the Tyrolean culture in both Italy and Austria as you stay in the different mountain towns of Alta Pusteria, Sillian, and Lenz. You’ll ski across frozen fields and mountain meadows, through peaceful winter forests and under majestic mountains. No matter which of the optional routes you choose, you’ll be wowed by the incredible views of the Dolomites. This trip is full of world-class cross-country ski trails and shows off the splendour of winter in the Italian and Austrian mountains!

Highlights of the Cross Country Ski the Dolomites

Ski in two countries during one amazing trip to the Tyrolean Dolomites, one of the most-visited parts of the Alps.
Explore the trails and spectacular views around the Olympic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Choose between two length and difficulty options for your ski excursion each day.
Cross-country ski through the beautiful Braies Valley, around Sesto, and across the border to Lienz.


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Cross Country Ski the Dolomites Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Alta Pusteria

Today you’ll travel to Dobbiaco and check into your hotel in Alta Pusteria. It’s the perfect time to make sure your skis are waxed and get prepared for the trails!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Alta Pusteria
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Ski from Cortina d’Ampezzo

A shuttle will collect you in the morning and bring you to the beautiful city of Cortina d’Ampezzo. From here you’ll begin skiing along an old railroad line through tunnels and over bridges to the viewpoint where you’ll see the magnificent three peaks of Drei Zinnen, possible the most iconic sight in the Dolomites.

Continue along the route until you’ve reached the Nordic Arena in Dobbiaco. Perhaps an apres?
Overnight Location: Hotel in Alta Pusteria
Distance: 15 to 65km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Explore Alta Pusteria

Today you’ll be skiing the beautiful trails that surround Alta Pusteria. You’ll enjoy the mountain views as you ski across the Braies Valley to Lake Braies. If you’re feeling energetic you can extend the route and ski to the Val Casies.

The day ends in Alta Pusteria, where you can tuck into a warm dinner and a hot drink.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Alta Pusteria
Distance: 20 to 65km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Discover the Trails in Austria

Ski the track to San Candido to begin your day, then you can choose to continue to the borderland trail to Austrian East Tyrol.

Alternatively, you can take the gorgeous detour that follows the Sesto River through the forests to Sesto. Once you’ve crossed into Austria you’ll ski the hillier terrain to Sillian.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Sillian
Distance: 20 to 65km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Explore Obertilliach or Villgraten Valley

This morning you can choose between two ski adventures. First off, you can take the ski bus to Obertilliach and ski the extensive network of trails that surround the cross-country and biathlon center. This option can cover approximately 60 kilometers depending on the route you choose.

If you’re looking for a shorter day you can explore the quiet trails in Villgratental, which is about a 15-kilometer route.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Sillian
Distance: 15 to 60km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Ski to Lienz

Your final ski day will be a gentle downhill trail from Sillian to Lienz. In Lienz, they will often have additional trails groomed through the villages in the valley if the snow conditions are good.

Enjoy your final night with a celebratory dinner of traditional East Tyrolean cuisine.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Lienz
Distance: 30 to 42km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Tour Concludes

This morning your tour finishes after breakfast. You can book additional nights if you wish to have more time to enjoy Lienz.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Cross Country Ski the Dolomites Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided cross-country ski tour in the Dolomites is run as a custom tour for your group and the price per person is fixed. Please note that this tour is not available for solo travellers and you group must be of at least 2.

The best time to travel to the Dolomites for this tour is January and February once the snowpack is well-established.

Private Guided Self-Guided Cross Country Ski the Dolomites Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person.
Important note: You can begin this tour any Sunday between January 23th and February 20st and alternative departure dates are available on request for groups of 5 and more.

  • Price per person staying in a single room (min 2 travellers): $995 USD
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $875 USD
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Accommodation on Tyrol Cross Country Ski Tour

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are 3 and 4-star and offer cozy, comfortable rooms with modern amenities. Most of the hotels on this itinerary have an indoor pool or sauna for you to enjoy.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. If you prefer a single room, the required supplement is included in the listed price.

This tour is not available for solo travellers and your group must be of at least 2.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1-3

Hotel in Alta Pusteria

Spend the night in a comfortable 3-star hotel along your route.

Night 4-5

Hotel in Sillian

Cross into Austria and cozy up at your welcoming hotel after a big ski day.

Night 6

Hotel in Lienz

Wander the streets of this charming medieval town in Tyrol, Austria. Flanked by mountains, you’ll have stunning backdrops in this town during your stay.

What’s Included in the Tyrol Cross Country Ski Tour?


6 breakfasts and 6 dinners are included.


Accommodations for 6 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour in Alta Pusteria/Dobbiaco and after the tour in Lienz are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage are included throughout the tour as outlined in the itinerary. Airport transfers at the beginning or end of the tour are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Also Included

  • Pre-planned route
  • Detailed documents, guides and route maps
  • Emergency telephone support hotline for duration of the tour
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Dolomiti Nordic Ski Pass
  • Luggage transfer between hotels

Not included

  • Flights
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist hotel tax, payable each night at hotel (up to 3 EUR per person daily)
  • Airport transfers
  • Guide services
  • Travel insurance

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before the tour in Dobbiaco
  • Additional nights after the tour in Lienz
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Ski rentals (NNN/Rottefella bindings, poles, and shoes) – on request

Frequently Asked Questions about Cross Country Ski the Dolomites

FunActive Tours operates adventure tours in the heart of the Italian Dolomites. Thanks to the ideal
location of FunActive headquarters right in the Dolomites and branch offices in Venice Mestre and
Trieste, FunActive Tours can offer excellent walking and cycling tours not only in the mountains, but
also towards Austria, Slovenia, and Istria.

FunActive offers efficient, high-quality service to clients from all over the world, making it one of the
best choices for those seeking an experienced local provider. Attention is given down to the smallest
details, and the tours are designed to suit travellers of many abilities according to how adventurous
they wish to be. FunActive can find you an incredible tour regardless of age, skill level, or time of
year. Come discover Italy and beyond!

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. You can choose the length and difficulty each day. This tour has shorter routes for newer skiers and longer, more challenging routes for those with more experience. Either way, you should have some cross-country ski experience before taking this tour.

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