Three peaks in the dolomites with grass and wildflowers flowers below

Dolomites Tours

Dolomites Tours are an unforgettable experience that allow travellers to take in the breathtaking beauty of Northern Italy and witness the unique mixture of cultures that can be found there. Austrian and Italian alpine influences will be on full display as you travel from town to town and village to village, all the while being surrounded by the gorgeous scenery that surrounds you.

Whether you are an avid hiker looking for your next trail or a skier in search of some fresh powder, Dolomites Tours offer a great range of activities, no matter the season. Experience all that Northern Italy has to offer on an incredible Italian Dolomites tour today!

Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site was designated in 2009 and recognizes the area as a complex region due to its geography and administration. The Dolomites are home to 9 major parks, including Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park and the Parco Naturale Regionale Delle Dolomiti d’Ampezzo. A large number of alpine passes can be found in the region, as well as iconic peaks such as the “Queen of the Dolomites” Marmolada and the Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Three Peaks of Lavaredo).

Due to the dramatic nature of the terrain in the region, the Dolomites are a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, no matter the season. The UNESCO designation and major parks within the Dolomites help to balance the impact of tourism in the region, ensuring that countless future generations will be able to enjoy the beauty of the Dolomites. If you are looking to explore this stunning mountain region, booking a Dolomites Tour is one way that you can ensure your impact will be minimal.

When is the Best Time to Visit the Dolomites?

There is no best time to visit the Dolomites, as the region is accessible year-round and provides plenty of outdoor adventure opportunities specific to each season.

If you are planning to hike or trek, the best time to visit the Dolomites is during the summer window of July to mid-September when trail conditions are at their best. The Dolomites often see snow on high elevation trails well into June, so it is best to plan for a July date if you want to access these routes. The only downside to exploring the Dolomites at this time is the higher volume of tourists and other adventurers, so keep that in mind when planning your trip.

If you are more of a winter sport enthusiast, the best time to visit the Dolomites is during the December to April window. During this time you should have plenty of snow for activities like skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. A bonus of visiting during the winter months is that you can experience the charming mountain villages at their most picturesque, and might even be able to attend a Christmas market!

Dolomites Map

The Dolomites are a remote region made up of rugged mountain terrain, so it can be hard to visualize the different towns and points of interest within its boundaries. We’ve put together this Dolomites map to give you a simple overview of the region; hopefully it helps with your planning!

Best Tours in the Dolomites

The Italian Dolomites are an incredible region filled with picturesque scenery, friendly people, and a unique mixture of Italian and Austrian culture, so it only makes sense that there are a bunch of popular tours in the Dolomites that allow you to experience all that the region has to offer! Here are just a few of the best tours in the Dolomites:

Bike Tours in the Dolomites

Bike tours in the Dolomites are an incredible way to explore the rugged mountain terrain that makes this region so unique. If you want to experience the natural beauty of the Dolomites without the need to travel on foot, then a Dolomites bike tour is a great option!

Family Tours in the Dolomites

Just because the Italian Dolomites consist of mountain terrain does not mean they aren’t family-friendly! Check out these amazing family tours in the Dolomites and book your adventure today!

Hiking Tours in the Dolomites

By far the most popular way to experience this tucked away corner of northern Italy is through hiking tours in the Dolomites. Explore all of the different options on offer to find the perfect Dolomites hiking tour for your party.

Ski Touring Tours in the Dolomites

The cold of winter doesn’t mean that you need to stay inside! Get out on a snow-filled adventure by taking part in these incredible ski touring tours in the Dolomites.

Road Bike Tours in the Dolomites

With many roads leading through scenic mountain passes and serene alpine valleys, it is no wonder that road biking is a popular activity in the Italian Dolomites. Check out these amazing road bike tours in the Dolomites to uncover your perfect getaway!

Book a Custom Tour in the Dolomites

Arranging travel plans in today’s world can be a bit of a challenge at times, especially when it comes to exploring a mountain region like the Italian Dolomites. Why not leave all the details and planning to the professionals? If you are looking to plan the custom tour of your dreams and would rather focus on the journey instead of sweating the details, feel free to contact our team to plan your ultimate Dolomites tour!

Frequently Asked Questions About the Dolomites

Where to stay in the Dolomites?

When trying to figure out where to stay in the Dolomites there are a number of towns to consider, including Bolzano, Brixen, and Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Where are the Dolomites?

The Dolomites can be found in Northern Italy, near the border with Austria.

Where to fly into for the Dolomites?

The closest international airports to fly into when visiting the Dolomites are the airports in Venice, Italy and Munich, Germany.

How to get to the Dolomites?

After arriving in Venice, take the express bus to Cortina d’Ampezzo for the easiest route to get to the Dolomites.

What to do in the Dolomites?

There are plenty of activities to do in the Dolomites, such as hiking, skiing, climbing, and sightseeing!

How many days to you need in the Dolomites?

While a visit to the Dolomites can be much shorter or longer, we recommend spending 4-5 days if you are looking to experience all the highlights the Dolomites have to offer.

Dolomites Tour Highlights

Dolomites tours will bring you into contact with a number of highlights throughout your journey. Here are a few points of interest you can expect to come across on a Dolomites Tour:

Marmolada

At a height of 3,343m (10,968 ft), Marmolada is the tallest peak in the Dolomites. Due to its height and status as an ultra-prominent peak, it is known as the “Queen of the Dolomites”. Marmolada is situated 100 kilometers northwest of Venice and can be seen from the city when weather conditions are clear. The first ascent of Marmolada was made by Paul Grohmann in 1864 along the mountain’s north face, followed by a south face summit 1901 by Beatrice Tomasson.

Bolzano

Known as “the gateway to the Dolomites”, Bolzano is the capital city of South Tyrol and is also the largest town in the region. It can be found where the Sarntal, Adige, and Eisacktal valleys meet, which makes it a great hub from which travellers can explore the surrounding alpine terrain. Bolzano was historically a part of Austria before falling under Italian control after the First World War, which is the reason for its unique mixture of cultures.

Cortina d’Ampezzo

Located in northern Italy, Cortina d’Ampezzo is a popular tourist destination during the winter ski season. During this time, the population of the town swells from 6,000 to 40,000 as people come to take advantage of the alpine terrain. Cortina d’Ampezzo can be found nestled in an alpine valley along the banks of the Boite River.

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The Alto Adige Dolorama Trek is a gorgeous hiking adventure in the magical atmosphere of the Dolomites, a region of wild open spaces, green meadows, and jagged peaks standing out against the deep blue sky. From the beginning to the end of this adventure you’ll be surrounded by glaciers, ridges, and massifs, enjoying spellbinding views that make every walk unforgettable.

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Get the best of the Italian and Austrian Alps on this laid-back cycling tour! Starting in Italy, you’ll ride along the well-known Drau/Drava cycle path from the Dolomites to the lake-filled province of Carinthia, Austria. Discover small hamlets and large cities, each as charming as the last. Admire no shortage of natural scenery- rivers, colourful peaks, lakes, and countryside abound. At booking, you can either rent a standard bike or an e-bike to make the ride as easy as you like.

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Get the best of the Italian and Austrian Alps on this laid-back cycling tour! Starting in Italy, you’ll ride along the well-known Drau/Drava cycle path from the Dolomites to the lake-filled province of Carinthia, Austria. Discover small hamlets and large cities, each as charming as the last. Admire no shortage of natural scenery- rivers, colourful peaks, lakes, and countryside abound. At booking, you can either rent a standard bike or an e-bike to make the ride as easy as you like.

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Discover the beautiful and diverse Dolomite landscapes on this Italian road biking adventure. The Road Biking the Dolomites tour has you travelling a circuit from Dobbiaco on paved bike paths and quiet roads.

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The Alpe Adria Road Biking tour is an 8-day self-guided ride along a section of the Alpe Adria Trail. You’ll be cycling the section of trail that runs from the Austrian border town of Villach all the way to coastal Trieste- crossing from Austria to Italy!

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Hiking in the Dolomites is spectacular, and this 8-day, self-guided hiking tour allows you to be based in the town of La Valle, enjoying the comforts of a hotel, while hiking in the Italian Dolomites by day. Even better, escape for one night to a remote mountain Rifugio deep in the Dolomites. Enjoy sunset and sunrise from this remote mountain hut in the mountains.

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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.

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Explore two provinces on this beautiful ride through South Tyrol and Trento. You’ll ride 270km from Bressanone, the oldest town in South Tyrol, to Lake Garda, the crown jewel of Trento. During the week-and-a-day tour, you’ll pedal among the vivid Dolomites through forested valleys and countryside areas. Stop in several hamlets, villages, and larger cities for a full experience of the culture present in this area.

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Hiking Kitzbüler to Tre Cime

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The Hiking Kitzbühel to Tre Cime tour is a self-guided hiking adventure that begins in the Kitzbüheler Alps and takes you all the way to the iconic Three Peaks in the Dolomites. Each day your luggage will be sent ahead to the next charming town or mountain village on your route so you can focus on enjoying every step of this beautiful hiking adventure.

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South Tyrol is home to the Dolomites, stunning medieval towns, and a smattering of castles perched on hilltops. Over 8 days on the South Tyrol Bike Tour, you’ll ride among these fantastic sites while enjoying comfortable accommodation chosen for you each night. Starting and ending in Bressanone, the oldest town in the area, you’ll have 5 full days of cycling routes to explore different sites including vineyards, a spa town, lakes, orchards, and the capital of South Tyrol. You can have a rest day on the last day, or you can explore on your own.

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