Trekking in Italy
“The most beautiful mountains in the world.” That is how Reinhold Messner describes the Dolomites, and here at trekMountains we agree with him.
Picture yourself walking in Italy’s warm summer mountain temperatures, blue skies, sunshine, looking for edelweiss, watching ibex, chamois and marmot and enjoying a well-earned drink of Italian wine on the balcony of a quality mountain rifugio high in the mountains away from every day life while watching the sun turn the Dolomite mountains their famous pink colour. Those are the reasons why we love hiking the mountains of Italy – why would you choose anywhere else for your next walking holiday?
Our trekking holidays in Italy are based in 2 areas: the Dolomites which are most easily accessed via the culturally-unique Venice, and the Appenines which are the mountains that make up the backbone of Italy, and which could be easily combined with a trip to Rome.
Our treks can be done either as guided or self-guided walking holidays.
Hiking in the Dolomites
Italy’s Dolomites were described by UNESCO as “widely regarded as being among the most attractive mountain landscapes in the world”. In 2009, the Dolomites were added to the World Heritage List for their outstanding universal value. In our opinion, the spectacular Dolomite mountain scenery, the incredible diversity of flora and the excellent network of mountain rifugi combine to make the mountain trekking in the Dolomites some of the best hiking anywhere in the world.
If you’re not sure where to start looking for your next walking holiday, we would recommend that you look at the Alta Via 1 – the Dolomite’s flagship high level route. Our flexible itinerary makes it easy for us to fit some of Italy’s best hiking into whatever length of holiday you have.
Watch our video about Trekking in the Italian Dolomites: