Italian Dolomites

Walking holiday with both guided and self-guided options in Italy

From £ 760.- / 7 days
Price per person based on 2 people sharing an en suite bedroom

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  • Guided / Self-Guided
People walking on a path in the Italian Dolomites, cabin lift on the side Walkers posing for a photo on a green patch during their walking holiday in the Italian Dolomites, beautiful rock mountains in the background Hikers walking down some rocks to a crystal clear lake

With this walking holiday you will explore the world’s most beautiful mountains from the South Tyrol’s prettiest valley.

On a Collett’s Walking Holiday in the Italian Dolomites, you can arrive in the magnificent Alta Badia on the day you choose and stay for as long as you wish.

Every day – except Wednesdays – you can join one of two breathtaking walks, both free and optional. One is a higher level harder hike, the other a moderate easier walk, rich in flora, fauna and beautiful scenery. There are also organised wildflower walks (June & July), World War Walks (August) – and every Monday & Friday we offer a painting stroll and a road cycle tour. Or you can do self-guided walks of any grade. Simply choose day to day the option that takes your fancy. We can also help you do Via Ferrata, glacier treks and various alpine activities. You can plan your days each early evening at Office Hour; over a pre-dinner drink, browse maps and chat with our walkers, perhaps signing up to one of our walks or using their extensive knowledge to plan self guiding.

Accommodation in the Dolomites

Chalet, Hotel or Self Catering Accommodation in the Dolomites.

Beautiful chalet in the Italian Dolomites with many flowers on the terrace
Bedroom
Breakfast set up

As with everything at Collett’s, we offer you choice and flexibility where accommodation is concerned. Whether you are driven by budget or by a desire to self indulge, all our accommodation is delightful and we should have something just right. Whatever you choose, you are always a guest of Collett’s. You are therefore welcome at Office Hour, where you can sign up to any of the organised walks that take your fancy, plan self guided walking, book locally supplied activities or acquire information on places of interest. You are also welcome to drop in anytime to one of our chalet hotels for help or local information.

People having a snack in a terrace with a magnificent view of a mountain
Lady reading a book on a terrace with a gorgeous view of rocky hill and green meadows

Our chalet hotels are immensely popular. They combine the relaxed feeling of being ‘at home’ with the bonus of being well looked after and superbly fed. Add to this the really pleasant social dynamic that prevails when guests have had an inspirational day out and then sit down for a delicious three course dinner (with wine included) in the good company of other guests, who have largely similar interests. Many guests return year after year for this genuinely charming atmosphere, not to mention the beautiful locations, attractive en suite bedrooms, access to local information and our warm ever-present hospitality.

Walking in the Italian Dolomites

Small group of hikers walking on a path in a valley
Walkers on a trail

For walkers, we offer memorable days out in an area with UNESCO World Heritage status. Our two resorts provide superb access to beautiful walks of all grades.

We are flanked by two natural parks: the Fanes to the east, stretching dramatically towards Cortina, and by the Puez-Odle to the west, extending equally dramatically to the Val Gardena. To the south, we have a vast natural plinth, Monte Sella (3152m) and our highest peak, the Marmolada (3343m), Queen of the Dolomites. Our walks are tried and tested gems, off the beaten track – breathtaking. Easier options are punctuated by exquisite wildflower meadows, sleepy hamlets, traditional farmsteads, riverside and woodland tracks, whilst the challenging itineraries will expose you to the most dramatic rock formations in the world.

Hikers on a rocky trail
Two walkers posing for a photo on a rocky path, magnificent view of a valley in the background

Daily, Free & Optional – Unfailingly Breathtaking
Your stay will surely be enhanced by our own walkers. You can join them day to day on stunning walks – except Wednesdays, our local day-off. You simply choose the walk that takes your fancy – see below. All our walks take place in a relaxed and easy-going atmosphere. Armed with a packed lunch (available to all guests at €6 each), we generally set out at about 9am and, depending on the itinerary, return to the village in the mid or late afternoon, allowing you enough time to relax after the walk, maybe over a drink on the terrace or a stroll into the village.

Self-Guiding Ideas & Information
Daily access to the extensive local knowledge of our own walkers

Some days – or every day even – you might prefer to walk independently. The intimate knowledge of our own walkers is available every evening at Office Hour, where you can browse maps with them and create a succession of wonderful self-guided walks to suit your ambitions. You can also refer to our invaluable Ideas & Information Files, which feature many walks of all grades, from idyllic riverside or meadow strolls to challenging and dramatic high trails. For each walk we give the duration, ascent, degree of difficulty and the relevant section of map. You can also borrow on a daily basis an easy-to-carry Route Laminate for each itinerary. The files also contain numerous Via Ferrata options, scenic drives, places of interest, bike rides, ideas for rainy days (as if!) and other days out.

Dolomites walking holiday itinerary

People looking at a table top map
People riding a lift, green valley and pine forest in the heart of a rocky hill in the background

Here are the walks we offer on a daily basis:

A High Level or Harder Walk
Height Gain: 600m – 1200m, 5-7 hours

Venture into the massifs on high trails amidst awe-inspiring landscapes.

A Moderate Walk
Height Gain: 300m – 600m, 4–6 hours

Upland flower pastures, woodland trails, riverside tracks, sleepy hamlets and some easier higher level paths.

Easy Walk
Height Gain: 150m, 2-4 hours

Gentle walks in idyllic locations.

Flower Walk
Height Gain: 150m – 300m, 3-5 hours

June & July only, not Wednesdays or Saturdays. Join our wildflower enthusiasts in profuse and vivid pastures and on carefully selected routes, where rare species flourish.

Man taking a photo of a wild orchid
Walkers looking in a book trying to identify something

Watercolour Strolls
Height Gain: 150m, 4-6 hours

Wander to an idyllic location and enjoy the informal tuition of our artist whatever your standard. Mondays and Fridays only.

Road Cycling
Join us on a local road cycling tour on stunning routes made famous by the Giro d’Italia. Itineraries vary from easy to hard. Mondays and Fridays only.

Dates and Availability

Arrive and depart on any day & stay as long as you wish.

This holiday is based on single centre accommodation but can be booked as twin centre or a night in a hut, the holidays are extremely flexible!

Green rolling hills and high rocky formation
Three huts on a green hill, walking signs

Stay in one of three available chalet hotels, half board basis – from £760.- per person per week

Stay in one of two available hotels, half board basis – from £865.- per person per week

For B&B prices, reduce half-board price by £60.

Self Catering Apartments – from £ 395.- per person per week

Season Dates
1 June to 22 September 2019.

Deposit – £100 per person – Balance due 8 weeks prior to departure.

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Map of Italy showing the location of the Italian Dolomites Mixed walking holiday

Holiday Type:

Guided / Self-Guided
Walking Holiday


Board Basis:

Half board, B&B and self catering options also available

Price:

From £ 760.- / 7 days
Price per person based on 2 people sharing an en suite bedroom

Features:

  • Winter walking holiday
  • Dogs welcome
  • GPS tracks available
  • 1 One accommodation

What's included:

  • Accommodation
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 6x 3 Course dinner with wine included
  • Various daily organised walks

NOT included:

All other costs, including travel costs to the starting-point of this holiday.

Walking Grade:

hills
  • Level terrain or hills
  • Easy walking
hills and low mountains
  • Hills to low mountains
  • Easy to moderate walking
low and high mountains
  • Low to high mountains
  • Moderate walking
high mountains
  • High mountains to alpine
  • Moderate to challenging
high mountains
  • High mountains
  • Moderate to challenging
alpine mountains
  • Alpine conditions
  • Challenging walking

Remarks:

Tailor-made walking possible

Best time to go:

June – September

Contact Details:

Italian Dolomites, a Mixed walking holiday in Italy by Collett’s Mountain Holidays

Contact:
Telephone: +44 1799 513331

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Languages spoken:

English, German, Italian

Getting there:

  • Venice Marco Polo Airport (151 km)
  • Venice Treviso Airport (152 km)
  • Brunico Train Station (36 km)
  • Venice Mestre Train Station (170 km)

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