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Dolomites | The Italian Alps Trek

Our team has worked diligently to craft a trek that allows guests to reach high altitudes while providing a relaxed pace and lift-assisted hikes. This trek is adaptable for various abilities and leans on the more-comfortable side by staying in luxurious hotels each night.

While trekking the Italian Dolomites, we stay in top-rated hotels with access to luxurious amenities. You will be in alpine villages with shops, cafés, and restaurants for exploration and fun!

Our guides will prepare snacks and meals for you as you adventure the Dolomites, but we also have planned meals in mountainside refugio’s and family-run restaurants.

Our team of highly trained professional Guides is here to help you every step of the way. From the first point of contact with the office through the end of your trekking experience with us, World Wide Trekking will work with you to ensure you feel comfortable and prepared to embark on your journey.

We think it’s imperative to offer our guests the ability to hear from one another. This way, guests can get the nitty-gritty details about the trek… like finding out just how challenging that hike really is!

Reviews coming Summer 2023!

Upon booking, you will gain access to a Personal Trip Detail Site. This site contains helpful contact information for your Adventure Specialist and your Guide while also hosting packing lists, flight schedules, and your daily trekking itinerary for easy access. Our World Wide Trekking Representatives are always here to help answer any questions, but we have found these sites to pose very useful to our Guests.

Dolomites | The Italian Alps Trek

Escape to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Italian Dolomites. Combining lift-assisted hikes with varying ability levels, lunches in rifugios, unique accommodations, and charming villages and restaurants– this trek is fit for any bucket list. The high-alpine terrain offers breathtaking views and a moderate degree of physical challenge. Rounding out this incredible trip with an add-on in Venice could be the relaxing touch you need before heading home. Contact an Adventure Specialist today to customize this journey, and sign up for Summer 2024!

Summary

TRIP TYPE: Hotel based hikes

ACTIVITY RATING: Moderate

TRIP LENGTH: 9 days/8 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 8-12

DATES 2024

August 25 – Sept. 2, 2024

September 3 – 11, 2024

DATES 2025

September 2 – 10, 2025

September 11 – 19, 2025

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Dolomite Mountains have been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2009. Experience their stunning landscape and historical features in person. 
 
  • Explore one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, from high peaks and charming Italian villages. All our hikes are lift-assisted, so guests of all abilities can enjoy them!
 
  • Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in mountainside rifugios and family-run restaurants while you traverse the Dolomites.
 
  • Stay in hand-selected hotels, chosen to provide luxury and comfort after days of adventuring.
 
  • Immerse yourself in Italian culture as you walk the cobblestone streets, eat gelato, and maybe even fit in some shopping!
a chuurch in a mountain top in italian alps

Double Occupancy

From

$ 6,900

per person

Single Supplement

Add+

$ 1,200

per person

private accommodations

ITINERARY

  • Arrive at the Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) where your WWT representative will meet you.
  • Enjoy a tailgate style picnic lunch along the scenic drive to Corvara, Italy. 
  • We will gather this evening for orientation and a group welcome dinner. 
  • Overnight: Hotel Posta Zirm or comparable
  • Meals included: Lunch, and Welcome Dinner
  • Today we will hike to Franz Kostner Hütte and will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch along the way. Soaking in the stunning views within the high alpine elevation.
  • After lunch we will take the gondola back to explore the village of Corvara for the afternoon.
  • Tonight, we will enjoy one of Corvara’s local staples, joining together for a delicious meal!
  • Overnight: Hotel Posta Zirm or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • We will start our third day with a transfer to the village of Ortisei.
  • Taking a gondola to the top, we will hike Secede to the Regensburger Rifugio for lunch.
  • Returning to Corvara with time to enjoy hotel amenities or local surroundings before rejoining the group for dinner.
  • Overnight: Hotel Posta Zirm or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • This morning we will ascend the Colfosco gondola and begin our lift-assisted hike into the high alpine terrain of Alta Badia.
  • Surrounded by stunning views, we will find the perfect picnic spot for lunch before descending to the gondola for a ride back into Corvara. 
  • Following our hike we will transfer to Cortina for the remainder of the evening.
  • Overnight: Hotel Bellevue Suites or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Today we hike to Scotoni Hütte and soak in the panoramic views.
  • Enjoy a packed picnic lunch within the higher alpine terrain and then return to the vans for a tailgate party and a visit to the Cortina WWI Museum, Forte Tre Sassi. 
  • After our time adventuring we will drive to Cortina for an evening of relaxation.
  • Overnight: Hotel Bellevue Suites or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • We will begin our journey with a walk to the Faloria Cristallo cable car.
  • Enjoy a special lunch at the Rifugio Averau before hiking down to your lift back to Cortina.
  • This afternoon guests will be able to explore the many shops and cafe’s within the village of Cortina.
  • Overnight: Hotel Bellevue Suites or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • We will begin our travels today with a drive to Tre Cime di Lavaredo for a circumnavigated hike around the towers. Witness the three famed rocky peaks that stand above us on this part of our adventure.
  • During our hike we will have the chance to stop for coffee and a sweet treat at one of the mountainside Rifugios. 
  • Overnight: Hotel Bellevue Suites or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Today we will hike to Rifugio Scoiattoli to view the world famous Cinque Torri.
  • Take time to explore the historic open-air WWI Museum and trenches.
  •  We will return for lunch at Rifugio Scoiattoli, continuing to soak in the magnificent views of Cinque Torri.
  • Afterwards we will descend via chairlift to our vans for a transfer to Treviso, Italy where we will gather for a beautiful private celebration dinner with our new lifelong friends.
  • Overnight: Villa Pace Park Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Celebration Dinner
  • Today we will transfer to the Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) where you will prepare for your flights home.
  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Pre-trip planning, customization, and consultation
  • All mountain lifts, trains, gondolas, cable cars, funiculars, etc.
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Private transportation throughout the trip
  • World Wide Trekking Lead Guide(s) and local Italian guides based on group size
  • Services of local English-speaking local guides and staff throughout
  • All services, tours, hikes, entrance, and excursions fees described in the itinerary
  • 8 nights lodging
  • All meals included during the scheduled itinerary
  • Baggage handling throughout the adventure
  • Gratuities to hotel porters, waiters, and drivers
  • Fitness and Nutrition 6-week plan available
  • International airfare to and from your point of origin to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)

  • Expenses incurred due to circumstances outside of WWTrek’s control

  • Items of a personal nature: laundry, bottled beverages, incidentals, etc.

  • Excess baggage charges

  • Meals or bottled beverages other than those specified in the itinerary

  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour

  • Personal trekking gear

  • Travel and medical insurance

  • Passport and visa fees if applicable

  • Gratuities for guides; group tipping pool

  • Tourism Taxes When Applicable
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TRAVEL NOTES

We recommend trekking the Dolomites in late spring or early summer. This time of year is a little slower in the region, and the weather is spectacular for outdoor adventures.

This trip begins and ends in Venice, Italy. You will fly into and out of Venice Marco Polo Airport, Venice Italy.

* Many guests prefer to leave after, the scheduled itinerary. We can help you make arrangements. Additional charges for early arrival, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities will apply.

International airfares are not included in program pricing. When booking international travel, we recommend working with an experienced travel agent. One that World Wide Trekking is proud to coordinate with is Brian Mei from Eastern Travel. You can reach Brian directly by calling 801.792.1721 or by email at brian@easterntravel.com. Additional support is always available by calling the Eastern Travel Office at 801.466.8811 or by emailing Michelle at michelle@easterntravel.com.

The benefit of using a travel agent is in the event of itinerary changes, the travel agent will find the best flight connections, and land arrangements, for you. Though third-party travel websites are convenient, we do not recommend using them, due to instability in the itineraries. We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket.

We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket. Contact AIG Travel Guard to get more information.

We recommend you safeguard your trip by purchasing travel insurance. World Wide Trekking has partnered with AIG Insurance as our preferred travel insurance provider. For a price quote, or to purchase travel insurance, visit:

AIG Travel Guard

Please Note: You must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.

U.S. Citizens are not required to obtain a visa for travel in Italy.

*Note: Please be sure to have at least six months validity on your passport. Most countries won’t allow travelers in their country unless their passport is expected to expire six months after the last day of travel. Make two copies of your passport. Leave one at home and bring the other with you to Peru, in case of an emergency. Ensure you provide a copy of your passport too WWTrek 90-days prior to your departure date.

Throughout our journey, we will be staying in select premium hotel accommodations in the heart of some of the Dolomites premiere alpine villages.

The lift system gives us access from the village bottom up into the high alpine terrain where we will enjoy hiking throughout the Dolomites. At the end of our hiking day, we will return via gondola, chair lifts, or cable cars back down to the alpine villages far below.

The Dolomite Mountains have numerous mountain refugees where we will enjoy delicious alpine lunches with stunning views.

Our stringent commitment to safety means you have access to our medically certified guides before and throughout your trip. Our staff also carries emergency medical equipment such as satellite communicators and medical kits.

Prior to the trip, you will need to get a few prescriptions from your physician: Diamox for altitude sickness, Cipro for stomach ailments, and Z-Pack for respiratory ailments. In addition, we recommend visiting your local International Travel Clinic one month before your trip. Needed vaccinations include a current tetanus shot, annual influenza shot, Varicella, Typhoid, Hep A, and MMR.

Helpful over the counter medications include Imodium Ad, throat lozenges, ibuprofen, eye drops, and any other personal medications you may need.

For more information, feel free to contact us directly with any questions, at 801-943-0264. We can reschedule a phone call with our medical advisor, Dr. Levy, to answer any specific questions regarding your personal needs.

In many parts of the world, gratuities are given in appreciation for a job well done. Our guides will take care of tipping service personnel along the way so that you don’t have to think about it.

For any additional services outside of our itinerary, plan to tip 10% (transport, restaurants, baggage, lodges, etc). We will provide you with detailed tipping recommendations on your ‘Trip Detail’ site once you sign up.

At the trails end you will have the opportunity to contribute to a group tipping pool that will be presented to your WWTrekking guides and trekking staff as we say our goodbyes.

You will have the opportunity to exchange money after your WWTrek guide escorts you from the airport. You can easily exchange money at gift shops in both Venice and the other villages we visit. Exchange money as you go using your credit card or cash for your personal expenses at the lodge. Typically, our guests spend about $1,000 for various personal expenses, souvenirs, and incidentals.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Italy

59.11 million

Italy is in Central European Standard Time Zone (CEST), 1:00 + UTC. Putting it 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST) and 9 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Rome, Italy

Italians are known for their friendly, adventurous nature and vibrant culture. Along this journey, you will have time to explore Italy’s most beautiful cities and see some of the most exquisite histories up close.

Italian

Although Italy is technically a secular state, the primary religion practiced by Italians is Christianity, specifically Roman Catholicism. 

Italy uses the euro as its form of currency. You can exchange money throughout our trip or use a credit card for purchases.

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