Hiking in the Dolomites

8 Days | A hiking adventure with creature comforts in the heart of the Dolomites

4.9 out of 5 based on 65 reviews submitted.
Walking & trekking
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Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty and stunning scenery of the Dolomites on an 8-day small group hiking adventure. This trip offers a comfortable yet active way to enjoy this scenic region. Base yourself in the pretty Italian town of Dobbiaco and spend each day exploring the Dolomite’s iconic backdrop of towering cliffs, lush pastures and emerald green lakes. With easy to moderate walks, conveniently located accommodation, and a knowledgeable leader, this hiking adventure is filled with natural wonders.

Trip overview

Map of Hiking In The Dolomites including Italy
Start
Dobbiaco, Italy
Finish
Venice, Italy
Theme
Walking & trekking
Destinations
Italy
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMXI
This trip generates 19 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Revel in the beauty of the sheer rock walls, deep valleys and lush pastures of the Dolomites, a mountainous area in the northern Italian Alps.
  • Base yourself at a charming hotel surrounded by parkland and native woods, within easy walking distance of the pretty town of Dobbiaco.
  • Hike the Three Peaks of Lavaredo loop, a full day walk which is widely regarded as the most scenic hike in the Dolomites.
  • See the Earth Pyramids of Platten, naturally formed earth towers which are the tallest and most perfectly shaped earth pyramids in Europe.
  • Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch featuring some of the region’s famous produce at the green pastures of Ampezzo Dolomites Natural Park.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The Dolomites boasts pleasantly warm weather, with hot summer days and possibly rain and thunderstorms on occasion. It can get cool in the evening throughout the year so bring warm clothes. Good walking clothing including waterproof wet weather gear and appropriate footwear are a must.
  • We will walk up to 14 km per day, with a maximum elevation gain of 800 metres. You may wish to bring walking poles with you.
  • On Day 7 we will take a cable car ride from Versciacio to the start of our walk. The views will be stunning, but if you suffer from vertigo, you may feel slightly uncomfortable for a short period of time.
  • On our final day we aim to reach Venice Airport Marco Polo at approximately 1.30 pm. Flights should be booked from 4 pm onwards.
  • On this trip you must pack as lightly as possible because you will be expected to carry your own bag and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes), we strongly recommend keeping the weight under 15kg / 33lb. Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps to accommodate the cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs and steps you are likely to encounter while carrying your luggage. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

Itinerary

Map of Hiking In The Dolomites including Italy

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Walking, Private vehicle, Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary Group Arrival Transfer from Venice Airport
  • Strudelkopf summit guided hike
  • Local apple strudel tasting
  • Malga Gonner Alm guided hike
  • Earth pyramids of Platten guided hike
  • Cheese tasting at local cooperative
  • Malga Ra Stua guided hike in the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites
  • Cortina d'Ampezzo leader led walk
  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo scenic hike
  • Cable car ride in Versciacio
  • Complimentary Group Departure Transfer to Venice Airport

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a complimentary group arrival transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) at 3.45pm in front of the Relay Shop at the arrival hall. If you decide not to take/cannot make the group transfer, welcome meeting will be held in our hotel in Dobbiaco at 7pm on Day 1. Please see Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
If you are in doubt about transfer time arrival, or you need to notify us that your flight is delayed, please contact us on +49 8024 4679540 (emergency number option 1)
2. Your adventure ends on Day 8 after breakfast. There are no activities included on that day. You are free to stay in Dobbiaco or take an advantage of complimentary group departure transfer to Venice Marco Polo Airport. We will aim to arrive at the airport at around 1.30pm. Please book any flights from 4 pm onwards.
3. A single supplement is available for this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
4. Please note, due to unpredictable weather in shoulder seasons (early to mid-June and early to mid-September) some hikes may need to be adjusted or even replaced. We will always aim to provide equally interesting and picturesque hikes of similar difficulty.
5. As of April 2024, Venice will implement a visitor’s fee for all travellers visiting the city between 25 April and 15 July 2024. If you are planning to explore the old city prior to the start of the trip, you will need to pay the access fee at https://cda.veneziaunica.it/en/access-fee. For further information, please see the “Passports, visas and entry requirements,” section of your Essential Trip Information.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 65 reviews submitted.
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Suzanne · Traveled June 2024
The dolomites sell themselves, stunning scenery at every turn, a magical place which will steal a piece of your heart. Matteo our tour leader is exceptional at his job, going above and beyond to create the most wholesome experience, with him and the group I was with, it made for the best week, forging friendships for life!
Review submitted 26 Jun 2024

Jacqueline · Traveled June 2024
Book a trip to hike amongst the Dolomites! You will come away changed for the better!!
Review submitted 26 Jun 2024

ILEANA · Traveled June 2024
This was a fantastic trip that exceeded my expectations. Our guide, Matteo, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun. He went above and beyond to make the trip memorable for everyone. You will need a good level of fitness and proper hiking gear for this trip. The hikes are challenging but the scenery and views are worth the effort. Highly recommend!
Review submitted 26 Jun 2024

Natalya · Traveled June 2024
This was an incredible trip by Intrepid. If you are lucky enough to get Matteo as your tour leader, you are in amazing hands and are guaranteed to have an incredible trip! The Dolomites are beautiful and all the hikes were stunning. The physical level is somewhat demanding but not outrageously so. It’s all worth it in the end. All of the experiences were great. Do not hesitate to book this and again, if you get Matteo as the leader… your trip is guaranteed to be GREAT!
Review submitted 26 Jun 2024

Dylan · Traveled June 2024
This tour is 100% the best way to explore the Dolomites. Dobbiaco is such a beautiful base for the week and each of the 5 hikes offers something unique and spectacular. Matteo was a pleasure to have as a tour leader and his love for the region made the week all the more special.
Review submitted 26 Jun 2024
Hiking in the Dolomites
From
GBP £2,198