Hiking the Friulian Dolomites Tour
Hiking the Friulian Dolomites Tour

Hiking the Friulian Dolomites Tour

8 days

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Discover the majesty of the Dolomites on a thrilling guided trek

Discover the stunning Friulian Dolomites on this guided hiking holiday from Sappada to Pesariis. Your expert guide will lead you between lush valleys, to high peaks, and around crystalline lakes. The Hiking Aventure in the Friulian Dolomites is a perfect introduction to some of the most special mountain scenery in Europe.

You may be hiking through the wilderness, but you’ll still enjoy Italian hospitality and local cuisine in rustic mountain huts and charming village hotels. Savour Italy’s best on a local cheese tasting. Learn about local history on a visit to a WW1 site. Then, take a nice stroll into Austria! The Hiking the Friulian Dolomites Tour is one you won’t soon forget.

Highlights of the Hiking the Friulian Dolomites Tour

Hike through stunning green meadows, past sparkling mountain streams, crystal lakes, and picturesque villages.
Enjoy fresh local food on your picnics on mountaintops and at lakesides.
Treat yourself to a cheese tasting from local producers.
Watch for wildlife as you journey along in the “Bordaglia oasis.”

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From $1,295USD
8 days
Difficulty
Guided
Mountain huts, hotels, B&Bs
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Hiking the Friulian Dolomites Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Italy and Transfer to Sappada

Upon your arrival at the Venice airport, you’ll be picked up for your transfer to your hotel in Sappada. Your first night in this charming village, you will meet your local hiking guide and indulge in an authentic pizza dinner at a local pizzeria.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Sapada (1217m)
Distance: None
Meals: Lunch, dinner

Day 2 Begin your Hike up Monte Peralba

Your trek begins! Set out with your local guide and begin to hike the “Pista della marmotta” or “the groundhog trail” up Monte Peralba. Your trail will lead you to the Calvi Refuge, which has spectacular views out over the valley.

You can choose to either settle in for the night or take a short walk to see some WW1 memorials nearby.
Overnight Location: Mountain hut (2167m)
Distance: 3.5 hours, 915m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Hike to Wolayerseehütte Refuge

Enjoy your breakfast at Calvi Refuge before heading out on your longest hike of the tour. Your guide will lead you along the trail that weaves through gorgeous forests and past cold mountain streams. You’ll have a fantastic view of Lake Bordaglia, which is home to a wildlife refuge for deer, chamois, eagles, martens and more.

After a long day of hiking, you’ll arrive at the lakeside Wolayerseehütte refuge, where you’ll settle in for the night.
Overnight Location: Mountain hut (2150m)
Distance: 7-8 hours, 880m of ascent, 1030m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Mont Coglians and Honey and Cheese Tasting

This morning you can choose to take a 3-hour hike around Mount Rauchkofel on the Austrian side. You’ll have a picnic lunch at Lake Volaia before climbing the scenic ridge on Mont Coglians.

In the afternoon you’ll stop for a honey and cheese tasting from a local producer.
Overnight Location: Mountain hut (2120m)
Distance: 3.5 hours plus an optional 3 hours, 770m of ascent, 610m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Hike to Vuezzis

Enjoy the gorgeous scenery as you hike between the little mountain villages on your route. You’ll enjoy another picnic lunch today before you arrive in Vuezzis village.

This quaint village is nestled in the Degano Valley and is home to a 14th-century church and charming slate roof house. Get to know the locals over dinner before you turn in for the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Vuezzis
Distance: 5-6 hours, 250m of ascent, 1370m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Hike Mount Talm

Today you’ll be guided through a beautiful beech forest and the village of Rigolato. You’ll be trekking up to the top of Mount Talm for your picnic lunch before you continue to the Chiampizzulon refuge. Enjoy the incredible views!
Overnight Location: Mountain hut (1630m)
Distance: 5 hours, 970m of ascent, 230m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 See Entralais Pass and Trek to Pesariis

Your trail this morning will lead you across the Pesarina Valley to the Entralais Pass. You’ll enjoy incredible panoramic views of the Carnic Alps from the pass before you continue to Pesariis.

You’ll be taken on a short tour of amazing clocks throughout this village, which specializes in clock making. Tonight you’ll celebrate your last night with a traditional dinner made from local produce.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Pesariis
Distance: 6 hours, 560m of ascent, 1440 of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Return to Venice

Say goodbye to the Dolomites as you are driven in your private transfer back to Venice.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Hiking the Friulian Dolomites Tour Price and Dates

This guided hiking tour in Italy is run as a custom tour for your group, and the price depends on the number of people in your group.

The prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room:

  • Guided Groups of 4-5: $1,625 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6+: $1,295 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Hiking the Friulian Dolomites Tour

This tour splits your accommodations between mountain huts with hostel-style layouts and 2 to 3-star hotels or B&Bs. The mountain huts are known as refuges. They are rustic but charming with shared accommodations. The hotels on this trip are clean and inviting with private rooms based on double occupancy.

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

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $250 USD to have a private room on nights 1, 5 and 7 while travelling with your group. Please note that single rooms are not available in the huts.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Villa Erika B&B in Sappada ★★★

Feel at home while you're away in this family-run bed and breakfast. Enjoy the lively atmosphere before leaving the village for the mountains.

Night 2

Calvi Refuge in Sappada

This is a charming stone refuge with stunning panoramic views. It has 50 rooms, shared washrooms, shower facilities, and a restaurant.

Night 3

Wolayerseehütte Refuge in Sappada

This mountain refuge is surrounded by dramatic peaks on the banks of a sparkling lake. It has shared accommodations with showers and hot water sinks.

Night 4

Marinelli Refuge in Sappada

This charming hut is a secluded mountain refuge nestled in the untouched landscape. It has shared accommodations with showers and hot water sinks.

Night 5

Casa Screm in Rigolato ★★★

Located in a quaint village setting, this is a clean and cozy hotel.

Night 6

Chiampizzulon Refuge in Rigolato

This is a classic mountain hut with an inviting fireplace in the dining room. It has shared accommodations, washrooms, and a dining area.

Agriturismo Sot La Napa in Pesariis ★★

Built in the 1600s, this family farmhouse has been lovingly restored to welcome guests and showcase local produce.

What’s Included in the Hiking the Friulian Dolomites Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners are included in this tour. 6 of the lunches will be picnics featuring local produce. Dinners include three courses, water, and a glass of local wine.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Mountain huts are shared occupancy and hotel nights are in double occupancy private rooms.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage from the Venice airport to your hotel and from your hotel back to the Venice airport is included. Luggage transfers are included too.

Also Included

  • Visit to a local cheese and honey producer with tasting
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
  • 24-hour emergency line

Not included

  • Flights to and from Venice
  • Meals, snacks, or drinks not previously mentioned
  • Tour guide gratuity
  • Gratuities for hotel staff, waiters, servers and local drivers
  • Any increase in Italian State VAT in addition to the current 22%

Frequently Asked Questions about Hiking the Friulian Dolomites Tour

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. This tour includes day hikes that are moderately difficult, with the longest being 7 hours long. There are no technical climbing skills required and the trail doesn’t have any sections with particularly difficult footing.

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