Winter Hiking in the Dolomites
Winter Hiking in the Dolomites

Winter Hiking in the Dolomites

8 days

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Explore the snow-capped Dolomites of Italy on this winter hiking adventure

The Winter Hiking in the Dolomites tour is an 8-day hiking adventure that will show off the spectacular frozen majesty of these Italian mountains during the winter. You’ll explore trails that are navigable without snowshoes, plunging you right into a winter wonderland.

During your self-guided tour, you’ll explore the valleys and passes near Sesto and then move on to the Prato Piazza Plateau. Here you’ll enjoy even more mountain views during your hikes, including the famous Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks). Cozy up in comfortable hotels in charming mountain towns after days full of expansive snowy peak views. This is the perfect hiking tour to enjoy the silent natural beauty of the Dolomites during the winter.

Highlights of the Winter Hiking in the Dolomites

Discover the beauty of the Dolomite mountains during the magical winter months.
Experience incredible panoramic views of Drei Zinnen during your snowy hike to Auronzo hut.
Indulge in local delicacies like warm Apfelküchlein during visits to the mountain huts along your route.
Immerse yourself in the culture of the mountain towns while staying in Sesto and Prato Piazza.

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From $975USD
8 days
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Self-Guided
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Winter Hiking in the Dolomites

Winter Hiking in the Dolomites Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Alta Pusteria

Today is your travel day and you can arrive any time to check into your hotel in Alta Pusteria. Get settled and find a nice local spot for dinner.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Alta Pusteria
Distance: None
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Hike to Drei Schuster Mountain Hut

Today your hiking journey into the mountains begins! A transfer will bring you to Campo di Dentro where you’ll begin your winter hike through the meadows towards Drei Schuster hut.

This is the perfect place to take a break and enjoy a warm drink and the house specialty Apfelküchlein while you take in the view of the incredible Dolomite peaks before you. Take the public bus to return to Sesto for the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Sesto
Distance: 15 km, 650m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 Explore the Mountains Around Sesto

Today you’ll walk a circuit from Sesto and experience scenic views of Zwölferkofel and Dreschusterspitze as you hike between them. You’ll hike past several mountain huts on your to Passo Monte Croce before returning to Sesto.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Sesto
Distance: 11 km, 375m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 Hike to the Prato Piazza Plateau

After breakfast, a shuttle will bring you to a restaurant where you’ll join your hiking path. Your trail follows the Stolla stream through a frozen valley to the Gasthof Brückele hut. You’ll continue hiking in the shadow of the impressive Croda Rossa peak towards Prato Piazza.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Prato Piazza
Distance: 6 km, 500m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 Monte Specie Hike

Your hike today will take you up Monte Specie. Begin from Prato Piazza and enjoy the spectacular views of the Pragser Dolomites as you climb. From Strudelkopf you’ll have a panoramic view of the Drei Zinnen (the most iconic view in the Dolomites) before you begin the return journey.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Prato Piazza
Distance: 10 km, 325m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 Walk Through the San Silvestro Valley to Dobbiaco

A transfer will bring you to your path at the village of Santa Maria, where you’ll see its historic pilgrimage church. Then you’ll follow your trail to Monte Rota and through the snowy woods to Valle San Silvestro.

Finish your day in Dobbiaco where you’ll spend the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Dobbiaco
Distance: 12 km, 625m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7 Hike to the Drei Zinnen

A transfer will drive you to Misurina where you’ll begin your winter walk through the mountains. You’ll pass Lake Antorno on your way to the Auronzo hut. The hut is on the southwest side of the Drei Zinnen and the terrace offers spectacular sweeping views of the snowy peaks.

A transfer will bring you back to your hotel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Dobbiaco
Distance: 14 km, 675m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 Tour Concludes

Today your tour finishes after breakfast. You can choose to extend your stay by booking additional nights in Dobbiaco.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Winter Hiking in the Dolomites 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 whether you prefer a single or shared room.

The best time to travel to the Dolomites for winter hiking is between January and February when the mountains are in their full winter glory. Dress warm and expect snow!

Private Self-Guided Winter Hiking in the Dolomites

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person.
Important note: the departures are available on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. In some cases, the alternative departure dates are available for groups of 5 and more.

Low season (from January 6th to 31st):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,150 USD per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $1,025 USD per person

High season (from February 1st to 28th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,250 USD per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $1,125 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Winter Hiking in the Dolomites Tour

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are 3 and 4-star and offer a warm welcome and modern conveniences. Most of the hotels on this itinerary also offer an indoor pool or sauna for you to enjoy after your adventures in the mountains.

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Hotel in Alta Pusteria

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

Night 2-3

Hotel in Sesto

Stay in a comfortable 3 or 4-star hotel along your route.

Night 4-5

Hotel in Prato Piazza

Stay in a comfortable 3 or 4-star hotel along your route.

Night 6-7

Hotel in Villabassa/Dobbiaco

Both of these mountain villages will take your breath away. Amid the Puster Valley, you’ll be surrounded by peaks and fields as far as you can see.

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

Meals

7 breakfasts and 7 dinners are included.

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. Airport transfers at the beginning and end of your tour are not included.

Also Included

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

Not included

  • Flights
  • Guide services
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist hotel tax, payable each night at hotel
  • Visas if required
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities for drivers, servers, or other staff if desired
  • Bike rental

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour in Dobbiaco
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Snowshoes and trekking poles, prices available on request

Frequently Asked Questions about Winter Hiking in the Dolomites

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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. This tour includes hikes between 5km and 15km per day in cold conditions. The hikes are moderately challenging due to their length and the possibility of difficult winter footing, but require no technical expertise and should be suitable for many active hikers.

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