Self-guided Dolomites
Self-guided Dolomites

Dolomites Walking in Val di Fassa & Val Gardena

8 days

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Discover the Italian Dolomites on this magical 8-day self-guided walking tour

Explore the Italian Dolomites on this wonderful self-guided walking tour. The Italian Dolomites are stunning, with sweeping valleys, charming mountain villages, and peaceful meadows, all nestled into the Dolomites, collide to form a quiet hush, brimming with tranquility.

This eight-day self-guided hiking tour weaves through notable passes, such as Sasso Piatto, Zigolade Pass, Sella Pass, and Campolongo Pass. The pathways winding amid these passes will undoubtedly have you feeling like you’re under some type of magical spell, one that's potent enough to remove you from reality and take you to a realm exploding with natural enchantment.

Highlights of the Dolomites Walking in Val di Fassa & Val Gardena

Marvel at the beauty of the Italian Dolomites and hike from bases in Val Gardena and Val di Fassa
Discover the myriad of gorgeous mountain passes spanning the Dolomites: Sella Pass, Zigolade Pass, and Campolongo Pass.
Spend your evenings cozied up in warm, welcoming huts and hotels, hugged and backed by mountainous slopes.
Trek the view-laden path once walked by many bread and flour merchants—the “bread path” (Viel del Pan).

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From $750USD
8 days
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Dolomites Walking in Val di Fassa & Val Gardena Tour

Day 1 Canazei

Arrive in the pretty town of Canazei and check into your hotel. Let the sweeping view of the Dolomites ease your mind from any travel-related stress into a more relaxed, outdoorsy mindset.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Canazei
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Col Rodella Sasso Piatto Hike

After a delicious breakfast, you will travel to Col Rodella for the start of your first walk through Italy’s mountainous backdrop. Begin on a gravel path before embarking on the trail that leads to Rifugio Sasso Piatto. Expect panoramic views as you trek. At one point, you will stand between the towering Sasso Piatto and Sasso Lungo. Opt to take the lift down at the end of your trek.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Canazei
Distance: 6 hours, 16.3 km, 810 m ascent, 850 m descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Catinaccio Walk

Enjoy breakfast before preparing for another day of exploring the ever-so magnificent Dolomites. Today’s hike will have you walking to the fantasy-world-like Zigolade Pass. Pass by a collection of local huts. Stop for a rewarding snack at one of them on your way down. Eventually, you'll circle back to where you started.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Canazei
Distance: 6 hours, 14 km, 777 m ascent, 781 descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Col Rodella to Passo Gardena

After a fulfilling breakfast, tie up your laces and get ready for another day amid fresh mountain air! Start your 13 km hike from Col Rodella over a gravel road. Marvel at the dramatic Sasso Piatto and Sasso Lungo standing tall to your left. Encounter the Sella Pass, where a cluster of towering mountains—Gruppo del Sella—jet out of the ground in the near distance, guiding you. Spend the night at your cozy hut in Passo Gardena.
Overnight Location: Hut in Passo Gardena
Distance: 4-5 hours, 13 km, 440 m ascent, 745 m descent
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 5 Dayhike to Puez Geisler National Park

Eat breakfast before enjoying a cable car ride traversing through a scenic wonderland until you reach the start of your hike. Hike through a village, nestled high into the Dolomite mountain ranges: Selva. Eventually, your hike, immersed in jaw-dropping scenery, will take you to Puez Geisler National Park. Meander through forested paths spanning the park until the trail caves into a vast rocky space. Spend the day immersed in breathtaking views! Enjoy another pleasant evening in Passo Gardena.
Overnight Location: Hut in Passo Gardena
Distance: 3.5 hours, 7.5 km, 845 m ascent, 360 m descent
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 6 Walk to Canazei

Begin your day of hiking from Passo Gardena. Catch another look of the Gruppo del Sella as you hike through the Dolomites. Eventually, you’ll encounter a steep path that carries you to Ristorante Boè, an alpine lodge. Twist through the jetting peaks until you reach Campolongo Pass.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Canazei
Distance: 5-6 hours, 12.5 km, 755 m ascent, 1020 m descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Day trip to Viel del Pan

After breakfast, enjoy your final day of trekking through Italy’s dramatic Dolomites. Today you will walk the “bread path” (Viel del Pan), which encompasses historic footsteps imprinted by bread and flour merchants travelling from valley to valley. This trek encompasses a myriad of views, including the Marmolada Glacier and the Sella mountains.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Canazei
Distance: 5.5 hours, 15.8 km, 348 m ascent, 1227 m descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Depart Canazei

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

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Dolomites Walking in Val di Fassa & Val Gardena Tour Price and Dates

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

Prices below are per person:
Departure on June 20th - 27th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,250 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $925 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $825 USD

Departure on June 28th – July 10th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,275 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $925 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $850 USD

Departure on July 11th – 17th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,295 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $950 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $850 USD

Departure on July 18th – 24th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,350 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $995 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $925 USD

Departure on July 25th – 30th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,395 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $1,050 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $950 USD

Departure on July 31st – August 20th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,550 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $1,150 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $1,050 USD

Departure on August 21st – August 27th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,350 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $995 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $925 USD

Departure on August 28st – September 15th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,195 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $850 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $750 USD
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Accommodation on Dolomites Walking in Val di Fassa & Val Gardena Tour

Expect to stay in a combination of hotels and huts on this tour. They each offer modern amenities that work to elevate the total comfort of your stay.

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

Hotel Engel in Canazei ★★★

Hotel Engel offers clean and cozy rooms with Wi-Fi to its guests. To top it off, the breakfast garners rave reviews.

Rifugio Frara in Passo Gardena

Situated at the bottom of the Sella Group with dramatic views of the Dolomites, this hotel is tailor-made for outdoor enthusiasts who want both coziness and nature.

Hotel Engel in Canazei ★★★

Hotel Engel offers clean and cozy rooms with Wi-Fi to its guests. To top it off, the breakfast garners rave reviews.

What’s included in the Dolomites Walking in Val di Fassa & Val Gardena Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included. You are responsible for providing your own dinners and lunches on the days not specifically mentioned.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights along the tour are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Canazei are not included.

Transportation during the Tour

Your luggage will be transported for you on days 4 and 6 of the tour, and you will receive a private pick-up on day 6, which will take you from Passo Campolongo to Canazei.

Also Included

  • Private transfer from Passo Campolongo to Canazei on day 6
  • Detailed tour notes
  • 24/7 phone support

Not included

  • Transfers throughout the tour, except for the private transfer on day 6
  • Drinks, snacks
  • Touristic city taxes (around €1.4 EUR per person daily)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Anything not stated as ‘included’

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights at the hotels throughout your walk
  • Transfer to and from airports at the beginning and at the end of your tour
  • Supplement for solo trekkers

Frequently Asked Questions about Dolomites Walking in Val di Fassa & Val Gardena

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We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. This tour is suitable for those who are regular walkers, with experience at similar distances.

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