Italy – Italian Dolomites

Trekking in the Italian Dolomites
– “the most beautiful mountains in the world”

“The most beautiful mountains in the world” is how Reinhold Messner described the Dolomites when he supported their successful UNESCO World Heritage bid. Here at trekMountains we agree with him because of:

  • the variety – every turn you take in the Dolomites offers a new view
  • the adaptability – the Dolomite mountains offer walking for everyone – whether you are looking for a gentle stroll, a family walk, a mountain experience or a challenging via ferrata
  • the hospitality in the excellent network of mountain rifugi and hotels in the area is exceptional – you can always be assured of a warm welcome in the Dolomites
  • the incredible diversity of flora and fauna. 
  • the Dolomites are simply stunning in every season

We think that all these factors combine to make the mountain trekking in the Dolomites the very best hiking anywhere in the world, and that is why we have become Dolomites specialists since trekMountains first began in 2010. 

We’ll use our extensive experiences of the Dolomites to ensure that we pick the best accommodation and the best route to suit you. Let us know what you’d like and then simply leave the hassle of booking accommodation to us.

As the paths are well-marked and we give you great walk instructions, maps with the route highlighted and GPX files if you want them, most clients choose to do these trips on a self-guided basis.

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We tailor the route and accommodation to suit your needs for all our Italian walking holidays. Our Italian Dolomites treks are shown below:

Alta Via 1 – Dolomites

Sunset from Rifugio Lagazuoi Alta Via 1 Dolomites (c) Charles Masters
  • walk the Alta Via 1 – the Dolomites flagship hut trek
  • one of the world’s finest hikes
  • constantly changing views
  • clearly marked paths
  • quality mountain accommodation
  • hotels and mountain huts we hand-pick for you
  • WW1 tunnels and trenches
  • June – Sept on your dates
  • flexible route…from 3 to 10 walking days
  • suitable for regular walkers
  • adaptable for families.
  • details…

UNESCO Geotrail – Dolomites

  • a fascinating journey through time
  • walk through ancient coral reefs, volcanic rock landscapes, alpine meadows and beautiful Italian villages
  • flexible route…from 3 to 12 walking days
  • June – Sept on your dates
  • suitable for regular walkers
  • details…

Dolomites Val Gardena Day Walks

  • self-guided day walks for all levels
  • incredible Dolomite scenery
  • superb base to stay in stunning valley
  • accommodation to suit you
  • flexible length of holiday
  • June – Sept on your dates
  • adaptable routes for all walkers & families
  • why not bring several generations together?
  • e-bike option
  • details

Alta Via 2 – Dolomites

  • our most technically challenging Dolomites trek
  • includes some cabled via ferrata
  • explore the wild terrain of the ibex
  • our AV2 summits Piz Boe 3152m
  • July – Sept on your dates
  • self-guided hut-to-hut trek
  • suitable for experienced trekkers
  • details…
Alta Via 2 Dolomites Italy trekMountains

Tre Cime Circuit – Dolomites

  • the iconic 3 peaks of the Dolomites
  • explore WW1 tunnels and trenches
  • flexible route…6 or 8 days
  • July – Sept on your dates
  • self-guided Dolomites walking holiday
  • suitable for regular walkers
  • adaptable for families
  • details…

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.

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?

The Dolomites are most easily accessed via the culturally-unique city of Venice, and a stay there makes a great addition to the start or end of your trek.