Walking & Hiking Route Search

Walking & Hiking Route Search

Walking Across Europe is superb so get on your walking boots to see the region at its very best and really get away from it all.


Dolomites Walk

Dolomites Walk3A scenic Italy’s part of the Alps, Dolomites, is easy to fall in love with, especially if you are an outdoor enthusiast. The Dolomites is named a UNESCO’s World Heritage site. What is fascinating about The Dolomites is that it offers a wide variety of options for hikers of all skill levels, including the paths that are wheelchair-accessible and routes aided by iron cables. No dangerous wildlife here. The views feature everything from alpine meadows to breathtaking streams through rocks. You can even combine your hike with transportation like gondola! Guided tours are also available.

Dolomites can be reached from Venice, Verona or Milan. If you choose to go to Dolomites, consider doing that from June to early October.

 

Dolomites Walk1One of everyone’s favourite places to hike in Dolomites is the Bocca di Brenta. It features both easy paths and more challenging areas that require helmets, crampons and equipment (8 hours of walking). Make sure you’re prepared for the elevation of some 8,330 feet.

Dolomites Walk can start in Sud Tirol and lead south along the high route, Alta Via 1, through the Pragser, Tofana, and Civetta mountain groups. You will be fascinated by the scenery and the variety of terrain on this route. It is perfectly paired with the warmth and hospitality offered by people living in the mountain huts. You can expect the unusual contrasts in landscapes and various colors and textures of the mountains.

 

Day hike in Dolomites

You can use a hotel or B&B as a “base camp” – you have the benefit of exploring the trails by day followed by a good meal in town and a good night’s rest!

Staying overnight in Dolomites

Dolomites Walk2If you want to stay for an overnight hike, please remember that you can’t pitch a tent. You have to book a B&B accommodation point called rifugio (refuge, or “mountain huts”). It’s recommended to do that advance.

The rifugios can vary, but they usually are simple, yet comfortable. Some accommodate 20-40 hikers. They have bunk rooms with 2 – 8 bunks per room with blankets and pillows. The facilities are shared and there is a hot shower and meals available. All you need to carry is a small day pack with snacks, clothing, and personal items for an overnight!

You can look up for some rifugios featuring good reviews. For example, rifugios hiking from chic Cortina d’Ampezzo, filled with Italian style, to the valley of Alta Badia, where you’ll find the mix of Austrian and Ladin cultures.

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