Ascend one of Italy’s best kept secrets
6 Days / 5 Nights
Bolzano to Venice
The Dolomites’ stunning peaks have drawn foreign mountaineers for centuries, yet somehow they remain one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Join us as we explore two gorgeous corners of this incredible region, taking in the silence of the trails, the dramatic, serrated mountain peaks dotting the scenery, and the warm, understated local hospitality. Experience the area’s diverse and amazing hikes, fabulous hotels and a line-up of activities that will justify some time in the hotel’s resplendent spa.
Trip designed by Travel Expert Courtney Mundy
Day by Day
Board a modern gondola in Ortisei up to Alpe di Siusi. Enjoy a warm up hike through the alpine meadows for a catered lunch at a private mountain cabin. Afterwards, hike to your home for the next two nights where you can enjoy a dip in the pool before we gather for a mountain aperitivo and dinner.
Today the kids engage in many exciting activities such as mountain biking and horseback riding! Hikers begin the day with a chairlift ride up to a remarkable alpine. Hike past a sheep farm where you can sample fresh cheeses, pies and pastries! Enjoy a traditional lunch with the kids before hiking home and watching the sun set from the terrace.
Choose between an e-bike ride or tranquil hike to Selva and bid farewell to the kids as they head to an adventure park. Adults board a gondola and enjoy a glorious hike at the top of the Gardena pass, taking in the spectacular views of the Sella Massif mountain.
Hike from Corvara to San Cassiano, via the plateau of Pralungià. Enjoy grilled fare on the terrace with a gorgeous 360-degree mountain view before visiting a wintertime World Cup ski run. Tonight, the kids feast on pizza while Chef Norbert indulges the grown-ups over cocktails in his Michelin-starred kitchen.
Hike the Cinque Torri, set at the heart of WWI battle lines. Our route is gorgeous and the views stellar en route to the peak of l’Averau. Kids have the option to try out rock climbing on the limestone pitches below. Tonight we gather for a fondue feast and final evening together.
After a farewell breakfast at the hotel, we take a private coach to Venice airport in time for late morning connections. At the airport, you can also catch a taxi to the train station or a motoscafo (water taxi) that will deliver you to Venice in time for lunch.
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- All special events, private tours, kids' events, guest experts and entrance fees
- All equipment as required
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
- Downloadable GPS routes, provided via RideWithGPS (app available for Apple or Android)