Best of the Dolomites Hiking Tour
Best of the Dolomites Hiking Tour

Best of the Dolomites Hiking Tour

7 days

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Explore the magnificent nature parks of the Italian Dolomites on foot

The Best of the Dolomites Hiking Tour self-guided tour is an 8-day hiking adventure that explores this incredible UNESCO World Heritage site. Each day you’ll take beautiful trails that lead you past alpine lakes and meadows, through forests, and to majestic viewpoints.

This tour is customizable as most days offer you a choice of a longer or shorter hike. You’ll also have the chance to take a spectacular cable car ride and hike to some of the region’s most famous peaks, including Tre Cime. It’s the perfect tour for hikers who want to appreciate first-class mountain scenery without too much difficulty.

Highlights of the Best of the Dolomites Hiking Tour

Explore the stunning Nature Parks in the UNESCO-designated Dolomite Mountains.
Hike through impressive mountain scenery, including the walk near the famous Tre Cime Peaks.
Choose the length of the trail you hike on most days to customize your walking holiday.
Experience the fascinating different cultures of the mountain villages that you’ll stay in along your route.

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From $850USD
7 days
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Best of the Dolomites Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Dobbiaco

Arrive any time in the Dobbiaco region. there are a series of villages spread out here and you'll likely be based in Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Dobbiaco
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Explore the Mountainside on the Way to Plätzwiese

Today your hiking holiday begins after a quick shuttle transfer to beautiful Lake Pragser Wildsee. You’ll spend your day hiking through the alpine forests and meadows across Rossalm and Brükele. From here you’ll take the public bus to the Plätzwiese Plateau, which offers stunning mountain views that stretch to the Tre Cime.

You may hike a shorter route by taking the bus and beginning your hike from the Tuscherhof guesthouse.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Plätzwiese
Distance: 5-6 hours, 800m of ascent, 800m of descent
Alternative route: 4 hours, 800m of ascent, 0m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Strudelkopf and Dürenstein Mountain Hike

Begin your walk through some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the country. You’ll experience crystal lakes and stunning views of the Hohe Gaisl and Kreuzkofelgruppe Mountains.

You have the choice to take a shorter route to Strudelkopf or continue hiking the longer route to Dürrenstein.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Plätzwiese
Distance: Strudelkopf: 3-4 hours, 350m of ascent, 350m of descent
Dürrenstein: 4-5 hours, 800m of ascent, 800m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Choose Your Hike to Cortina D’Ampezzo

Once again, your hike begins from the Plätzwiese Plateau. You’ll descent to Cimabanche where you’ll decide between taking the public bus to Cortina d’Ampezzo or hiking the longer route. If you continue your walk, you’ll head to the Ra Stua hut and finish in Cortina.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
Distance: 2 hours, 0m of ascent, 475m of descent
Alternative route: 8 hours, 650m of ascent, 1425m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Explore the Mountains from Cortina

This morning as you begin your walk from Cortina d’Ampezzo, you’ll be awed by the incredible rocky Dolomite peaks soaring above you.

Once again, you have two trail options. The shorter follows the Dolomieu Panoramic trail, and the longer path goes to Forcella Faloria. Both walks end at the Passo Tre Croci where you begin your descent into Cortina.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
Distance: 5 hours, 300m of ascent, 1175m of descent
Alternative route: 3-4 hours, 75m of ascent, 975m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Tre Cime/Three Peaks Viewpoint Hike

A transfer takes you right at the beginning to the Auronzo Hut, situated directly below the world-famous rock massif of the „Three Peaks“. The imposing peaks, which were fiercely fought over as part of the front between Italy and Austria-Hungary during the mountain war in the First World War, are probably the best-known rock formation in the Dolomites. From here you hike leisurely down the Rienz Valley to the Dreizinnenblick and return by bus to the starting hotel of your hiking tour in Dobbiaco/Villabassa. For the more leisurely, there is the option of walking around the famous Three Peaks and returning by bus from the Rifugio Auronzo to Dobbiaco/Villabassa. (Ticket not included in the price).
Overnight Location: Hotel in Dobbiaco
Distance: 4-5 hours, 1000m of ascent, 100m of descent
Alternative route: 3-4 hours, 350m of ascent, 350m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Departure

This morning, your tour ends after breakfast. If you would like to extend your stay, you can pre-book additional nights in Dobbiaco.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Hiking in the Dolomites Nature Parks Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided hiking tour in the Dolomites is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel and the number of people in a room.

The best time to travel to Italy for this tour is the warmest months of June through September. Note that there are no departures available between August 4th and 20th, 2021.

Private Self-Guided Hiking in the Dolomites Nature Parks Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person.
Please note, that the departures for this tour are only available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In some cases, it’s available to arrange the departures on Tuesday or Thursday for groups of 5 and more (please enquire).

Low season (from June 12th to July 12th and from September 11th to 18th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $950 USD per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $850 USD per person

High season (from June 13th to September 10th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,095 USD per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $925 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Best of the Dolomites Hiking Tour

This tour is based in hotels. The hotels on this trip are 3 and 4-star and offer clean, comfortable rooms where you can relax after an active day. You’ll enjoy the local hospitality as you stay in different towns along your hiking route.

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. The required single occupancy supplement is included in the listed price.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Hotel in Dobbiaco

Spend the night in a cozy local 3 or 4-star hotel along your route.

Night 2-3

Hotel in Plätzwiese

Spend the night in an inviting 3 or 4-star hotel close to your hiking route.

Night 4-5

Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Known as the Pearl of the Dolomites, enjoy a night in this town in the centre of it all. Nearby attractions include the Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks) and other great massifs.

Night 6

Hotel in Dobbiaco

Spend the night in a cozy local 3 or 4-star hotel along your route.

What’s Included in the Best of the Dolomites Hiking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included. You can add a half-board upgrade for 4 days for 89 EUR per person.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Dobbiaco 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. Your airport transfers to and from Dobbiaco are not included.

Also Included

  • Pre-planned hiking route
  • Detailed documents, guides and trail maps
  • Emergency telephone support hotline for the duration of the tour
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Tickets for the cable cars in Faloria and Helm
  • Tickets for bus and trains as outlined in the program

Not included

  • Guide services
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist hotel tax, payable each night at hotel
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities for drivers, servers, or other staff if desired
  • Airport transfers
  • Buss from Cortina d’Ampezzo to Rifugio Auronzo
  • Bus from Rifugio Auronzo to Dobbiaco

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour in Dobbiaco
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • 4-day half-board upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequently Asked Questions about Best of the Dolomites Hiking Tour

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
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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. The trails are well-marked and easy to follow. However, you should be able to hike up to 6 hours each day. The tour provides shorter route options on most days so you can customize your level of difficulty.

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