The Dolomites located in north-eastern Italy, are one of the most dramatic mountain landscapes in all of Europe. You’ll trek along the most beautiful trails including the famous Tre Cime (Drei Zinnen in German), the three towering peaks. Your route has been carefully chosen so that you experience three natural parks, exceptional limestone formations, pinnacles and deep valleys. The ever-changing scenery that will have you saying WOW a hundred times a day.
This UNESCO site was designated so in part because The Dolomites are widely regarded as being among the most attractive mountain landscapes in the world. Source: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1237. You’ll find 18 peaks over 3000 m, pinnacles, rock walls that are among the highest in the world, and incredible limestone formations.
In addition, the Dolomites are full of history. They were the front line in WWI between the Italian and the Austro-Hungarian forces. You’ll see evidence throughout your trek and even have your chance of trying a Via Ferrata which the troops used to scramble over mountains walls during the war.
Your efforts will be rewarded each day with a beer or espresso followed by delectable local cuisine that’s a mix of Austrian and Italian cuisine. You’ll find both schnitzel and polenta on most menus.
This self-guided tour gives you the freedom to hike on your own without the time-consuming hassles of booking accommodation, and spending hours planning your route then questioning if you’re really planning the most scenic route and choosing refuges (mountain huts) that offer the most comfortable accommodation and tasty meals. We do the heavy lifting so that you can focus on having the best trek of your life.
MAP OF THE DOLOMITES TREK
HIGHLIGHTS OF DOLOMITES SELF-GUIDED TREK
|– Hike in one of the most dramatic ranges in all of Europe|
|– Immerse yourself in this UNESCO World Heritage Site where Austrian and Italian culture mix|
|– Hike some of the best trails in the Dolomites like the iconic Tre Cime|
|– Experience 3 natural parks with everchanging landscapes, dramatic limestone towers, lush-green valleys where cows spend the summer, forests and boulder fields|
|– Eat delicious regional food and drink a revitalizing expresso while revelling in the beauty of the surrounding peaks.|
|DURATION||7 or 10 days|
|DISTANCE||72 km (7-day), ~110 km (10-day)|
|AVAILABILITY||June 22th – Sept 10th (2019)|
|START/FINISH||Brixen (7-day tour & start of the 10-day tour) & finish Bolzano (10-day tour)|
|GRADE||Moderate to Strenuous|
|ACCOMMODATION||Mix of private & shared (max 8 beds)|
|PRICES (from)||€989 pp|
Why Book With Us
Laurel, the founder of Monkeys and Mountains hiked our Dolomites tour in northern Italy in September 2017. She’d been to the Dolomites before but never to this region. She instantly loved how dramatic the mountains were and the ever-changing scenery. Our route includes some of the best scenery in the entire mountain range!
There can be a lot of anxiety when booking a trek; Am I fit enough to do it? How do I figure out all the logistics? How do I get there? What’s it really like to sleep in a mountain hut?
Our goal is to make your Self-Guided Tour Dolomites Trek the easiest you’ve ever planned.
By booking with us you’ll receive:
- Unlimited email support. Ask all the questions you need to
- Practical tips to help make your Dolomites Trek an incredible experience
- Packing list of what you need
- 24/7 emergency phone support during your Dolomites Trek
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