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Hiking in the Dolomites - Tips, Trips, & When to Go

July 23, 2020

Dreaming of the Dolomites? As far as socially distanced adventure travel destinations go, the Dolomites of northeastern Italy may be a good bet once travel to Europe starts up again .

Why Hike the Dolomites?

Best Time to Hike the Dolomites

Top Dolomites Hiking Trails

Tips for Hut-to-Hut Hiking in the Dolomites

Popular Hut-to-Hut Routes

Where to Stay

What to Wear for Dolomites Hiking

Top Tour Companies to Consider for the Dolomites

If you’re feeling a sense of wanderlust - and who isn’t? - but don’t want to be surrounded by hordes of tourists who are seeking a vacation far from home, these rugged Italian mountains provide more than enough room to hike for hours without seeing another soul.

Dolomites mountaintop in Italy

Tackle the Dolomites on a private tour that has already been mapped out for previous hikers and is ready to book. Or, look for a Dolomites travel operator that specializes in custom hikes, linking those pretty mountain huts together in a route that covers the very best of the region.

You’ll have maps, itineraries and the knowledge of a tour operator in your back pocket, without having to travel with anyone except your own family or friends. 

Why Should I Hike the Dolomites?

Mountain church in Italian Dolomites

There are 18 peaks that comprise the Dolomites, part of the Italian Alps between the northern Italy provinces of Trentino and Alto Adige. To hike here is to enter a wonderland of deep valleys, hidden tunnels, sheer cliff faces and alpine meadows, all of which add up to make the Dolomites a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Most of the peaks top 9,800 feet, so you’ll be trekking and staying at a significant altitude, another reason you’ll be able to spend hours alone. This is a region that, while accessible, attracts those who have a fair amount of hiking experience.

Hiking path in Dolomites

Known as one of the best places to hike in Italy , the Dolomites are perennially appealing for their staggering scenery, jaw-dropping sunrises and sunsets against rugged rock backgrounds, iconic mountain huts, well-signposted trails and a wide range of difficulty levels.

You can hike for a half-mile or for 13 miles, over moderate terrain or across the region’s famous via ferrata (a network of iron bridges and wires over deep, rocky ravines). With some planning and research (easy to do in between your Zoom calls these days), as well as the support of a Dolomites tour operator, you can be hiking in this quintessential Italian Alps region in no time (or, at least, when the travel bans lift).

Best Time to Go Hiking in the Dolomites

Without sounding trite, the best time to visit the Dolomites is any time of year.

If you’re hoping to see the fewest other hikers, head to the Dolomites in the spring or fall.

Cottage in the Dolomites

Summer (June - August) is the most popular time to hike the Dolomites , but again, with fewer people taking the travel plunge - at least at first - you may be faced with smaller crowds even during high season. And once you get out of the city and up into the mountains, you’ll see even fewer people. 

Consider any time between May and October a good time for hiking in the Dolomites. As a whole, the Dolomites see less precipitation than the rest of the Alps , with the Northern Dolomites (Sudtirol and Alto Adige) seeing the least rain.

Bright fall colors in the Dolomites

Spring is lovely in the Dolomites, as the warm weather returns and the days get longer. If it’s going to rain, this is the season to expect it, but remember, that very rainfall is what makes the views so lush and the wildflowers bloom.

As you head into summer, from mid-July to September, hiking in the Dolomites is at its prime . The warm days and cool nights make for incredible trekking and climbing conditions. There’s usually a refreshing breeze blowing along the valley floors and the temperatures aren’t generally higher than 80°F/ 25°C. Summer is the “open” season in the Dolomites, too, when you can expect all of the mountain huts and restaurants to be open and public transportation to be running.

Spring flowers in the Dolomites

September is perhaps the perfect month to hike in the Dolomites . The crowds have thinned and while the temperatures have dropped a bit, the weather is stable and comfortable. The wildflowers are out in spades, including crocuses, alpine snowdrops and Daphne bushes.

The autumn colors are starting to show and you’ll have the footpaths mostly to yourself. If you have your heart set on staying in a mountain hut much later than mid-September, check with your Dolomites tour operator to make sure it is open.

Bright green in Dolomites mountains

As the autumn continues, from mid-September to mid-November, the foliage gets even more brilliant , the crowds continue to shrink and the temperatures get cooler. If you’re headed to altitudes over 6,500 feet, you may encounter snow, so always bring a warm layer and appropriate footwear. (See our packing suggestions for your Dolomites hiking vacation below.)

Top Hiking Trails in the Dolomites

Small hut on hiking trail in the Dolomites

One thing’s for certain when you’re hiking in the Dolomites - you’re exploring this awe-inspiring region in the way it was meant to be discovered. On foot, over hill and dale - staying at altitudes of up to 8,000 feet, you’ll be surrounded by mind-blowing nature and rugged wilderness.

The Dolomites definitely top the list of one of the best places to travel during the pandemic if you don’t want to deal with crowds … or really, anyone, for that matter. Hikers are spread out and in their own little worlds as they explore the Dolomites. Only a few stay the night together at the storybook mountain huts, so it’s as close to a solo mountain experience you can get. 

Group of horses in the Dolomites mountains

Among the most popular Dolomite hiking trips are the Alte Via routes and the panoramic circular routes. There are eight Alte Vie routes and several circular routes from which to choose. 

Here are a few of our favorite Dolomite day hikes:

1. Croda da Lago Circuit

Croda de Lago route in Dolomites

With wildflowers galore, a brilliant lake and picturesque peaks, the Croda da Lago Circuit packs a lot of punch for a five-hour day hike. You’ll circumnavigate the rugged spires of the Croda da Lago, passing Lago Federa along the way, arguably one of the most photogenic spots in the Dolomites. You can even stay the night in a mountain hu, the Palmieri rifugio, on this moderate hike of 7.8 miles. 

Have a head for heights and want to get the very best views of the Croda da Lago? Use the beginner via ferratas (a route that is marked by metal rails and rungs, in which you are clipped onto a guide wire) to reach the summits of Mount Averau or Ra Gusela. 

2. The Three Peaks (Tre Cime di Lavaredo) 

Three Peaks hike in the Dolomites

For those hiking in the Dolomites, The Three Peaks are the perennial favorite and serve as a recognizable symbol of the region. You may run into a bit more foot traffic here, especially during the summer, but if you start early enough in the day, you’re likely to be alone for most of it. Start the 5.9-mile loop, which takes about three to five hours to complete, at the Rifugio Auronzo. The trail is a good choice for all level of hiker. 

3. Adolf Munkel Trail 

House in Santa Maddalena village

Looking for an easy hiking trail in the Dolomites with an overabundance of glorious views? Look no further than the 5.5-mile Adolf Munkel Trail, which starts and ends at Zanser Alm. Plan on three to four-and-a-hour hours to complete the loop around the Odle (or Geisler) mountains.

Dolomites Photo Tip : Partway through your Adolf Munkel Trail hike in the Dolomites, you’ll come upon the Chiesetta di San Giovanni in Ranui church, close to the village of Santa Maddalena. The storybook scene, with the tiny church set by itself in a stunningly green field, in front of the imposing Odle Mountains, is a must-take photo. 

4. Peitlerkofel/Sass de Putia 

Peitlerkofel trail in the Dolomites

Another easy hiking trail in the Dolomites, the Peitlerkofel loop trail is lengthy enough to immerse you in the mountains for the day, but never overly taxing.

You’ll cover eight miles in five or six hours through the Puez-Odle nature Park, circumnavigating the Peitlerkofel (or Sass de Putia) Mountain, one of the most beautiful peaks in the Dolomites. Walk the trail counterclockwise so that you can attempt the most difficult portion of the trail (the ascent to Porcella Putia) at the beginning when your legs are fresh. 

5. Cinque Torri 

Cinque Torri Dolomites Trail

If you’re a history buff , in particular First World War history, the interesting Cinque Torri (Five Towers) hike in the Dolomites hike is for you. You’ll walk amongst the remains of trenches and weaponry at the base of Towers, where some of the most intense fighting of the war took place between Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops.

Restored trenches are on display at an open-air museum between Lagazuoi and the Tre Sassi fort. Look up as you’re trekking in the area and you’ll see courageous rock climbers attempting to scale the Towers. 

6. Lagazuoi Tunnels

Lech Limides trail in Dolomites

Delve a bit further into the mountains (literally) on another historic hike in the Dolomites, the Lagazuio Tunnels, which were fought fiercely over during the First World War, eventually falling into the hands of the Italians. Start from Falzarego Pass in the Province of Belluno, just past Cortina d’Ampezzo.

This unique Dolomites hike includes caves, tunnels and steps - much of it in the darkness. Be sure to pack your headlamp! Once you reach the top, there’s an option to take the cable car back to the base if you don’t want to hike back down.

Hut to Hut Hiking in the Dolomites

Hut stay in Dolomites

What Are the Mountain Huts in the Dolomites Like? 

Not keen on staying in a crowded hotel these days? Opt for an idyllic mountain hut in the Dolomites instead! You’ll share the space with a few like-minded trekkers, making it easy to socially distance and leave each other to ponder the vastness of the landscape surrounding you. 

The Dolomites mountain huts, or rifugios, were built to offer comfortable accommodation and hearty food to hikers. Designed to be well-deserved rest stops, the sturdy lodges are constructed of wood and stone, and most are just as photogenic as you might imagine.

Hut in snow in the Dolomites

The lodges offer varying levels of comfort, some with shared bunkhouses. While the amenities may differ between rifugios, the common thread is the hearty breakfasts and dinners you can expect and the friendly, welcoming camaraderie of the staff and other backpackers.

You will typically find a coin-operated hot shower and, generally, there is Wi-Fi service. Rifugios are open from June to September, the most popular time to hike in the Dolomites. With the pandemic in mind, the rifugios are asking that backpackers bring their own sleeping bags, slippers and masks . They will not be providing any blankets. Advanced booking is vital, as many of the Dolomites mountain huts are running at reduced capacity. 

Hiking trail in the dolomites of Italy with hut in the distance

So, how do you get to a Dolomites mountain hut? Most of the rifugios are accessible only by foot, after approximately three hours of hiking. That’s perfect spacing for getting up at one hut in the morning, enjoying a hearty breakfast, then hiking to the next one before lunch.

The way between the mountain huts are well marked, but as expected in the Dolomites, the trekking is strenuous, at elevations of 4,000 to 8,000 feet - so that hot shower and those dense meals are going to be well deserved. 

Prettiest Huts

It’s unlikely that any mountain hut you stay at in the Dolomites won’t be one of prettiest settings in which you’ve ever stayed.

Beautiful mountains view in the Dolomites

But which Dolomites huts are the prettiest?

Our favorite rifugios are: 

1. Rifugio Locatelli : A favorite for its awesome views of the famous Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Dates back to 1883. Dawn over the Tre Cimes is the showstopper at this 210-guest hut. 

2. Rifugio Roda di Vael : A top choice of Dolomites mountain hut for those hiking around Catinaccio. This small hut sleeps 50 and offers incredible vistas of the Sella and Marmolada peaks. 

Sunset at lago di limides in the Italian Dolomites

3. Rifugio Nuvolau : Another 19th-century beauty, this hut sits on the summit of Mount Nuvolau. The views are never ending, from the Marmolada to the Tofana mountains and beyond into Austria . There’s a historic angle here, as the summit position was an important observation lookout during World War I.

Stop here if you’re hiking the Alta Via 1 (High Route) of the Dolomites. Amenities are sparse - the bathroom is outside and there is no shower or hot water. 

4. Tierser Alpl Schutzhaus : Mountain hut with the best view in the Dolomites. Set in spectacular Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park, this is one of the most popular rifugios in the Dolomites. It is likely running at reduced capacity since COVID-19, however, so you may find it easier to socially distance here than in past years. 

Popular Hut-to-Hut Hiking Routes in the Dolomites

Small village at base of Dolomites mountains

The Alta Via Routes of the Dolomites

There are eight long-distance Alta Via hikes within the Dolomite Mountains, popular routes for backpacking trips, whether on a guided or self-guided Dolomite tour. Some are easier trails than others, and the time to complete the Alta Via routes ranges from 6 to 13 days.

Explore the Dolomites from the north to the south, all at medium altitude. This is one of the best ways to hike hut to hut in the Dolomites, while capturing the region’s best scenery. 

1. Alta Via 1 (AV1, or the High Route) 

Take advantage of your more flexible work life these days and treat yourself to a 10-day trek along this favorite Alta Via route through the Dolomites.

The AV1 is perfect for those without as many rugged miles under their belt , but who would like to push the limits of distance and altitude.

Start in Lago di Braies in South Tyrol, and hike for 75 miles to Belluno in the Veneto region. Along the route, there are approximately 30 mountain huts, all about a day-hike’s distance from each other, making it an idyllic way to end a vigorous day. 

2. Alta Via 1 and Alta Via 2 Combined 

Alta Via 2, or the “High Route of Legends,” is the farthest west of the various Alta Vie routes and definitely more strenuous than Alta Via 1.

Challenge yourself by combining both routes , traversing the best of each. Start at Cortina d’Ampezzo, hiking from north to south, ending in Moena in Val di Fassa.

You’ll traverse the Cinque Torri, hike through the Pelmo and Civetta areas and trek from the base of Marmolada peak into Val di Contrin.

3. Alta Via 4

For a true mountaineering experience in the Dolomites, attempt the Alta Via 4 trail. This challenging trek is recommended for experienced mountaineers who won’t balk at high, exposed sections of trail and crossings on difficult via ferrata (iron bridges and wires).

Hike across the Tre Scarperi, Croda dei Baranci, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Cristallo, Sorapiss and Antelao mountains. 

Here are a couple more options for hiking between mountain huts in the Dolomites, one in the northern region and one in the central region.

Look for tours or self-guided options that follow these routes, or a portion of it: 

Northern Dolomites : Bolzano to Rifugio Locatelli, Rifugio Locatelli to Rifugio Vallandr, Rifugio Vallandro to Rifugio Croda del Becco, Rifugio Croda del Becco to Rifugio Utia de Fanes, Rifugio Utia del Fanes to Rifugio Gardenaccia, Rifugio Gardenaccia to Selva di Val Gardena, Bolzano

Central Dolomites : Catinaccio (Rifugio Paolina) to Rifugio Principe, Sassolungo; Langkofel group, from Rifugio Principe to Rifugio Valentini; Sella group, from Rifugio Valentini to Rifugio Kostner; Fanes group, from Rifugio Kostner to Rifugio Lagazuoi; Tofane group, from Rifugio Lagazuoi to Cortina

Where to Stay When You’re Hiking the Dolomites

Large cafe and house in Dolomites for hikers

There are several jumping-off points for hiking in the Dolomites. When deciding where to stay in the Dolomites, consider whether or not you’ll have a car available, if you’re looking for day hikes or multi-day treks and which area of the Dolomites you’d like to explore. Here are some options for where to base your hiking vacation in the Dolomite Mountains:

Val Gardena 

Val Gardena is in South Tyrol, covering the area from Gardena and Sella passes to Valle Isarco. There are many easily accessible day hikes starting from this area, as well as chairlifts and cable cars to access the trailheads. The three main villages in the area are Ortisei, Santa Cristina and Selva di Val Gardena. 

Beautiful view of sun off mountains in the Dolomites

Alta Badia is nestled between South Tyrol’s Fanes Group, Sella Group, Mount Sassongher and the Cir mountains, Alta Badia is also in South Tyrol. You may very well recognize many of the views here from that Dolomites Insta-feed you’ve been following throughout the pandemic. It’s breathtaking. The region’s villages are connected by bus and walking path. The most popular villages to stay in are Corvara andr La Villa.

Val d’Ega (Eggental) 

Stay in Val d’Ega - or, Eggental - in South Tyrol for via ferrata hiking and treks that take you into the Rosengarten and Latemar mountains. Some of the world’s prettiest mountain huts are in the Rosengarten peaks. Seven villages make up this region. 

Wildlife in the Dolomites

Cortina d’Ampezzo 

If you’re feeling ready to brave a slightly larger crowd in the evening, stay in Cortina d’Ampezzo. This lively, upscale town in the Veneto region offers easy access to the best of the Dolomites. Plus, there’s ample shopping and dining for your off-mountain hours. Even if you prefer to keep to yourself, Cortina d’Ampezzo is a great starting point for adventures  at Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Cinque Torri, Lake Sorapis, Lake Misurina, Croda do Lago and Lago di Braies. 

What to Wear When Hiking in the Dolomites 

Family of hikers along trail in the Dolomites

When you’re hiking in the Dolomites, you’ll be changing elevation quite often, so it’s important to have several layers of clothing available. This goes for spring, summer and fall. You might find yourself in a down jacket on an August evening or in a tank top and shorts in late April. Weather fluctuations are the norm. Your Dolomites travel operator is your best source for packing suggestions, but we’ll get you started here:

  • Well-fitting, broken-in trail or hiking shoes 
  • Extra warm layer
  • Synthetic base layer
  • Waterproof jacket 
  • Light- to medium-weight long pants (consider zip-off pants)
  • Shorts and/or capri pants 
  • Tank tops, t-shirts and long-sleeve shirts (synthetic preferred)
  • Mid-weight layer
  • Comfortable hiking socks
  • Fleece, soft shell or down jacket 
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen 
  • Comfortable daypack
  • Warmer hat and lightweight gloves
  • Camera, accessories, extra batteries and memory cards
  • Toilet paper or wet wipes
  • Waterproof cover for your pack 
  • Small flashlight or headlamp
  • Water bottles 
  • High-energy snacks
  • Small coins for the local bathrooms 
  • Casual clothes and comfortable shoes for evening 
  • Trekking poles

Top Tour Companies to Consider

Feeling up to braving a group? Consider the smallest of small groups offered by these top Dolomites tour operators . Better yet, many of these top-rated Dolomites travel companies offer customized, self-guided trips, so you’ll access all of their knowledge, maps, etc., but travel in the company of your own family and/or friends. 

1. Exodus Travels

This self-guided walking tour is based out of the Tyrolean village of Dobbiaco. Exodus Travels will provide all the maps and information you need to explore the Tre Cime (Three Peaks) area and the Alta Pusteria Valley. 

2. Find Your Italy

This reputable Italy tour operator offers a self-drive tour in the northeastern region of the country. Trek, bike or simply relax in the Dolomite Mountains, with Find Your Italy’s suggestions and recommendations in your back pocket.

3. MT Sobek

Your small-group Dolomites vacation relies on the experience of highly skilled local mountain guides. They’ll lead you through the best trails of the Dolomites, its mountain passes, its peaceful mountain huts, even its wineries! 

With its detailed briefing, maps and customized itineraries, UTracks gives you insider information on hiking in the Dolomites. Follow their lead - while entirely on your own - through  alpine landscapes, to WWI historic sites, through valleys and to pristine lakes. 

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On our Italian Dolomites trip, we follow a gorgeous itinerary through unforgettable mountains with stunning views, cozy mountain accommodations and delicious regional cuisine. The Dolomites are one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the world! They are a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site, universally valued for their unique and exceptional natural beauty. Geologically distinct (consisting mostly of sheer, high-quality limestone) with fantastically unusual shapes and features, they have inspired artists, scientists and outdoors enthusiasts for centuries.

Alternating between towering, alpine passes and lush, diverse valleys, we explore a wonderland of scenery and adventure. The magic of these Italian landscapes emerge in detail as our week progresses and we discover alpine plateaus, dramatic massifs, pristine rivers and lakes, fields of wildflowers, fairy-tale villages, awe-inspiring mountain vistas and a lot more.

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$265/$600 single supplement.

The scheduled rate for this trip is based on double occupancy. Single rooms are available on a limited basis for an additional single supplement. The price of the single supplement is dependent on what size room is available at the time of booking. If you’d like to upgrade to a single room, please let us know when you register.

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Please Note: Terrain, Elevation Gain and Heights Exposure ratings reflect the section or day of the trip with the maximum difficulty of each. Much of the trip is at easier levels. See the trip itinerary for more detailed information.


  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
  • Potentially hiking across snow
  • Hiking with occasional, significant heights exposure


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  • Vehicle Transfer: 2.5-3 hours

On this  Alps hiking tour , we begin with arrival at Venice International Airport. Please arrange your flight to arrive at or before 2:30 P.M. After rendezvousing with your guide and group at the arrival terminal at 3 P.M., we will transfer via a private shuttle to our accommodations in the small village of Pocol just outside of Cortina d’Ampezzo. This scenic area will be our home for the next 4 nights and boasts fabulous views of the surrounding mountain landscapes. Once settled into our rooms, the guide will conduct a brief orientation meeting to discuss the specifics of our trip before enjoying our first dinner together. The food in this region is a mixture of Austrian, German and Italian influences; which is common in many areas of the Dolomites.

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  • Hiking Distance: 6.2 mi (10 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1150 ft (350 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 2346 ft (715 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 4.5 hours

We begin today with a buffet breakfast spread at our hotel before taking a short, private transfer to the starting trailhead for today’s hike. Our hike takes us to the top of an amazing mountain pass. After skirting beneath the towering limestone cliffs of Averau, we will stop and have lunch at the Averau Refuge surrounded by stunning views of the Italian Dolomites. Refueled from lunch, we continue down to another refuge, Scoiattoli. This stretch of our hike is directly across from the stone towers of Tofane and the world famous Cinque Torri. Climbers from around the globe travel to these towering pillars, and you will see why – they are dramatic, sheer and awe-inspiring. We will visit several fascinating World War II relics, including mountain bunkers and defensive outposts, which for many guests is an unexpected highlight. After soaking in the views and learning about the region’s fascinating history, we’ll descend towards civilization and catch a short transfer back to our accommodations. We’ll have time to relax before dinner at our hotel, with the breathtaking Alps as our backdrop.

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  • Hiking Distance: 7.2 mi (11.6 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1330 ft (405 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 3050 ft (930 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours

We start Day 3 starts with another European buffet breakfast spread at our hotel, and another short transfer. Today’s hike begins from the road at Giau Pass. Along the way we’ll cross over 3 small passes on our way to a high plateau with an alpine pasture and stunning views. Dropping down to the picturesque high elevation Federa Lake, we’ll relax over a delicious trail lunch. Our descent is along a beautiful forested path, crossing a river along the way. Once back at our accommodations we’ll have time to relax. Tonight’s meal is planned at a fabulous hand-picked restaurant in the charming mountain town of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

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  • Hiking Distance: 6.5 mi (10.5 km)
  • Elevation Loss: 2067 ft (630 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 5 hours

On today’s hike we explore the opposite side of the mountain valley from Cinque Torre. We follow a traversing route along the southern face of the Tofane di Rozes, one of the Dolomite’s most dramatic cirques. Our sweeping views are of the areas we have explored over the last two days, giving us a wonderful vantage point to appreciate all we’ve accomplished thus far. Our path eventually takes us to the Dibona Refuge, where we’ll sit down for a refreshing trail lunch. After lunch we’ll descend back to Pocol along a beautiful, forested path.

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  • Hiking Distance: 9 mi (15 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1476 ft (450 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 2822 ft (860 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 4.5-5 hours

This morning we will pack up our bags after breakfast and transfer via a private bus up to the Auronzo Refuge. From here we start today’s hike, which is a memorable one indeed. We hike over the pass of Forcella de Mezzo to the North face of the famous Tre Cime, a towering, dramatic peak. This is the most famous mountain in all of the Dolomites, and our backdrop for the next few days of hiking. We continue on to the pass of Forcellina and its neighboring, stunning alpine lakes. Our hike ends with a descent through the picturesque Rinbon and Rinbianco valleys back to our hotel and awaiting luggage for a much-deserved dinner and relaxing evening.

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  • Hiking Distance: 8.1 mi (13 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1936 ft (590 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 1936 ft (590 m)

Today the views are expansive, and the landscapes are unforgettable. Mountain peaks, passes, valleys, and lakes fill our day with an ever changing back drop of once-in-a-lifetime views. A few of these highlights include Lago di Cengia, the pass of Büllelejoch, and the Lakes dei Piani. We finish up our hike going up and over the Laveredo Pass down to our starting point. A local public bus will transfer us back to our hotel for one last relaxing night and celebratory dinner with Lake Misurina as our backdrop.

Mountain view

  • Hiking Distance: 5 mi mi (8 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1312 ft (400 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 1312 ft (400 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 4 hours
  • Vehicle Transfer: 3-4 hours

Our last day of the Italian Dolomites Lodge-based Tour gives us one more impressive half-day hike into the Popéna Valley. This quaint, remote valley just behind Lake Misurina allows us one last look at the surrounding beauty of the Dolomites. After returning to our hotel we will take a private vehicle transfer to the Venice Airport, then Mestre Train Station. Flights should be planned for a 6pm departure or later. What a week it’s been!

Please Note : We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however occasionally trips are subject to itinerary changes based on a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to: lodging/campground availability, extreme weather, political or bureaucratic obstacles, earthquakes, fires, flooding and more. Normal  terms and conditions  apply to trips with itinerary changes.

Trip Dates & Booking

Trip dates & booking.

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Trip details, what's included.

  • A detailed trip packet that takes the guesswork out of your travel, training, packing, and preparing for the trip
  • Trained hiking guide(s) with years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. See  Guide Bios .
  • Transportation for the duration of the tour starting on Day 1 and ending on the day you depart
  • Private transfer to Cortina on day 1
  • Private transfer to Venice (Mestre station or Airport) on day 7
  • Lodging for the duration of the tour
  • Use of a day pack, trekking poles and other gear
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 through lunch on the last day
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit and emergency communication device

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to Venice, Italy
  • Beverages and personal expenses
  • Trip insurance  that includes medical coverage and at least $200,000 in evacuation and repatriation coverage (required in the Alps)
  • Bar bills, drink bills, extra snacks, telephone bills, wifi bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strikes, etc. (we recommend trip insurance coverage for these variables)
  • Clothes, rain gear, and footwear ( see recommendations )
  • Sunscreen, toiletries and personal items
  • Water bottles and a headlamp or flashlight
  • Guide gratuities are optional and at the discretion of each customer. A suggested guideline is to reward outstanding service with a tip of 10-15% of the total trip cost. Please tip your lead guide and they will distribute responsibly to the crew. Local currency is preferred, or USD is also appreciated.

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed guidance about what to pack.

Meals: What to Expect

This Alps hiking tour features a combination of in-town meals and meals prepared by your guide. Most lunches are prepared on the trail by your guides. Italian meals with Austrian and German influences will be had in our hotels and nearby towns! Bread, grains, pastas, rice, polenta, local cheese, and pork products are all staples in this region.

It is common in the Alps that restaurants do not allow groups to order from an a la carte menu; a set menu is created, and guests do not have the option of ordering differently from the set menu.

We can often accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee, and in some destinations may be more difficult to accommodate than others. Please inquire with us for more information about the specific trip you’re interested in.

Gear We Provide

We provide all group gear which includes the following:

  • Trekking poles
  • Company-issued first-aid kit
  • Emergency communication device

Guest Packing List

When you register for this tour you’ll receive access to a printable, downloadable trip information packet with a detailed packing list specific to this trip ( click here to see it now.) All trips require a sturdy pair of hiking shoes or hiking boots, rain gear, a recommended clothing system, a headlamp or flashlight, a hydration system (water bottles and/or bladder) and other items specific to each trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled the most frequently asked questions that Wildland Trekking guests have about visiting and hiking Italy’s Dolomites. Learn the answers to these commonly asked questions about traveling in the Dolomites by using the link below!

  • Hiking and Visiting the Dolomites – FAQs

Trip Logistics

How do i register.

Reserve your spot today! In the Trip Dates & Booking section of this page, the green and red dates are bookable online by simply clicking on the date, and blue dates must be booked through our customer service team for a variety of possible reasons. To email our customer service team, you can  click here  to get the ball rolling. Our adventure consultants will confirm availability, and if you’re ready to register we’ll email you a link to a registration profile. You’ll have 72 hours to complete your profile (and that of any dependents) and pay the deposit.

Feel free to call us for more info – we’re here 7 days a week!

Where Do We Meet?

We will meet you at Venice Marco Polo Airport in Venice on Day 1 (your flight needs to arrive before 2:30 PM). Our Alps communication team will be in contact approximately  45 days before your trip to coordinate your rendezvous and answer any last-minute questions you have.

Please Note: Transportation outside of planned group shuttles have additional costs and are not included in trip rates.

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed guidance about flights, shuttles, recommended lodging and more.

Travel to Venice, Italy

Booking flights.

For this trip you will need to arrive in Venice, Italy on the day the trip begins, no later than 2:30 P.M. If you would like to rest more before beginning the trek, we recommend arriving a day early. A Wildland representative will rendezvous with you at the Venice airport on Day 1 at 3 P.M. and provide transportation to our first night’s accommodations. Departure flights can leave Venice anytime after 6 P.M. on day 7 of the itinerary.

Flights to and from Venice are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Venice from many U.S. and European international airports. Some of the primary U.S. departure cities include Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Newark, Baltimore, Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco, New York and Minneapolis. The duration of flights is 10-30 hours normally with one or two stops.

Pre and Post-trip On Request Lodging

We secure limited amounts of pre and post trip lodging in Venice as an optional add-on for guests of this trip. This lodging is on request, and is available on a first come, first serve basis. If interested, please reach out directly  to our team to check availability.

Safety Precautions

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. Guides adhere to standardized risk management protocols in case of any potential or actual incident, and all tours carry an emergency communication device and comprehensive first-aid kit. Additionally we have a “24/7” system through which guides or guests can reach Wildland support personnel at any time.

In the interest of your safety, it’s important to refer to the  Center for Disease Control website  for up-to-date recommendations on immunizations before your trip.

Essential Eligibility Criteria

Essential Eligibility Criteria (“EEC”)  have been specifically identified to help you understand the skills and abilities necessary to participate on each Wildland trip, and they apply uniformly to all potential trip participants, irrespective of the presence or absence of any disability.

Once you identify a trip in which you may be interested, please carefully review the  EEC  and itinerary details. If after reviewing the EEC that apply to your desired trip, you determine you need an accommodation in order to meet the EEC, please  contact us  prior to registering to discuss your requested accommodation.

The EEC exist for your own safety and the safety and enjoyment of all participants. If you are unable to meet the EEC for the trip, with or without an accommodation, you are not eligible for that trip. If you register and arrive for a trip for which you do not meet the EEC, you will be disqualified from participation on the trip and will be dismissed or evacuated from the trip without a refund.

Our approach to international travel is to combine the best of two worlds: the dialed-in details, professionalism and consistency Wildland trips are known for; and the cultural immersion and intimate regional knowledge that only locals can provide. To excel with this approach, we vet and hire the best local guides, welcome them into the Wildland family and train them to meet our standard of excellence with every aspect of a trip. But along with managing logistics and safety, your guides will teach you about the area’s history and culture, and provide a level of familiarity and intimate detail only locals can.

Check out our  Meet Our Team  page for staff bios.

Guide Working Parameters

Guides are required to take 8 hours off each 24-hour period to sleep, recuperate, take personal/down time…etc. In addition, as part of the 8 hours off they must sleep/rest or be in their tents/rooms  uninterrupted  for a minimum of 5 hours each night. We ask guests to respect these requirements and to not interrupt guides’ off time and sleep time unless there is a true emergency.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions on this trip are as follows:

  • 12 and older to join scheduled tours (mixed groups)
  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval and specific logistical requirements (such as porter or stock assist) determined on a case by case basis

Trip Insurance Requirements

Field evacuation, repatriation, and medical insurance is required on all Alps trips as a condition of partnership terms with our European vendors (field evacuation and repatriation minimum coverage is a combined $200,000 USD).

If you need to purchase field evacuation, repatriation, or medical insurance we recommend IMG/iTravelinsured. They are one of the world’s leading providers of travel insurance and policies meet all Alps requirements.

For information on the recommended IMG/iTravelinsured policies please  click here .

For even greater information, or if you simply prefer communicating with a real, live person, feel free to contact our exclusive agent Michael Bennett. Michael will help you identify the best product for your needs, and there is no cost associated with his assistance. You may contact him at:

Email: [email protected] US by Phone: 877-305-9083 Direct/International by Phone: 702-448-3664

If you already have the required insurance or wish to purchase from anyone other than IMG/iTravelinsured, we recommend careful consultation with the provider to ensure appropriate coverage. This is because many providers have a number of policy exclusions.

Weather in the Alps

The location of the Alps and their tremendous elevation variations lead to significant and sometimes unpredictable temperatures and weather patterns, both in different ranges and in a particular range itself. Due to the Alps’ location in central Europe, they are influenced by moist air off the Atlantic, cold polar air from northern Europe, fluctuating air masses; and warm Mediterranean air flows northward.

Due to these extraordinary forces acting on the Alps’ weather, we recommend following our clothing list closely (in your trip packet when you register), as guests are best served by being prepared for a broad range of possible temperatures and weather conditions.

The average temperatures and precipitation in Alps are:

  • Accommodations



Since 1910 Hotel Villa has been hosting adventurous visitors to the Italian Dolomites. Built from locally-sourced materials provided by the mountains (limestone and wood primarily), this 3-star lodge blends into the mountains while offering a cozy, comfortable experience.

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Grand Hotel Misurina

This charming 4-star hotel overlooks the shores of Lake Misurina. Here, the reflection of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo can be enjoyed. Beautiful villages and mountains surround this pristine area where we spend two nights. With cozy rooms and a truly spectacular setting, this is a special place to spend a few nights in the Italian Alps!

* These exact accommodations are not guaranteed. In some instances alternative accommodations of similar quality and location may be used.

Trip Reviews

Average customer ratings:.

  • 4.9 (9 reviews)
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Katherine G

I had the best time on this trip.

This was an incredible trip! Everything was so well-planned and organized. I love Wildland trips because I’m able to relax and enjoy the best hikes, delicious food & great company knowing our guides will keep us all safe & having fun. Matthieu & Willy were excellent guides & are really fun to travel with. They accommodated everyone in our group on the hikes by occasionally splitting us into two groups and giving us the option to choose the level of difficulty we felt like taking on that day. The more challenging routes were so much fun and when we got to places on the trail that were narrow and steep with loose rocks that I would have been nervous to take on my own, Matthieu & Willy’s instruction along with their calm confidence took away my fear. Our meals together both in the restaurants & our mountain picnics were all so fun and delicious! Some other highlights were our clean, comfortable hotels and transportation, the dinner in Cortina d’Ampezzo with time to walk around & explore the town, the paddle boats on Lake Misurina, the beautiful sound of cowbells we sometimes encountered on the hikes, and of course our wonderful group! I made great new friends & had so many interesting, fun conversations with the amazing people in our group. I highly recommend traveling with Wildland, this trip in particular & definitely these guides. They make sure you see all of the best views, accomplish the most challenging, fun hikes, experience the food & culture and stay safe, comfortable, smiling & laughing the whole time!

Still savoring the trip

This was my 6th trip with Wildland. It again exceeded my expectations. The itenerary was well thought out. The food was beyond delicious. I cannot say enough wonderful things about my guides. Not only were they very nice people, I felt their attention to safety and group cohesiveness was excellent. I never worried about any details, they had it all under control. There were some very challenging hikes and they were always encouraging and helped us when needed. I cannot find anything that needed to be improved. I am still savoring the trip and almost ready to start planning the next one.

I can't wait to do my next adventure with Wildland!

I did this as a gift for my mom's 70th birthday...I couldn't think of a better way to spend time with her. The guides made this trip. Having two guides allowed for more aggressive and more leisurely, but challenging, route options to accommodate all parties. Matthew and Wilfred our guides could not be better ambassadors for Wildland - both technically and as awesome human beings. They made sure my mom was safe but challenged her to do things she didn't think she could do #gratitude. Because the trip was so well organized it felt like 2 weeks but was only 5 days - I never once had to think about anything logistically - they took care of everything. I can't wait to do my next adventure with Wildland!

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The 7 Best Places for Camping in the Dolomites

UPDATED: May 2, 2024

Camping in the Dolomites

If you want to experience the raw beauty of the Italian Alps, consider camping in the Dolomites. Whether you choose to pitch a tent, rent a tent, or camp with a caravan or a motorhome, we highlight the best campsites to consider for your trip.

Two common questions we receive are, “Can I go camping in the Dolomites?” and “What is the best campsite in the Dolomites?” . The answer to the first question is a resounding yes! The answer to the second question is it depends.

The Dolomites are massive. They are spread out over 350,000 acres in three provinces of Italy: South Tyrol , Trentino, and Belluno. The campground that is best for you depends on which sights want to explore in the Dolomites, the type of camping environment you hope to experience, and the time of year you plan to visit.

Finding the right place to camp in the Dolomites can be overwhelming. To make selecting your ideal camping location easier, we divided the region’s campgrounds by the main mountain attractions they are nearest to, which puts you a stone’s throw away from some of the best hikes in the Dolomites . In addition, we provide a direct link to securing your reservation once you find the right spot.


Wild Camping in the Dolomites

camping tre cime di lavaredo

South Tyrol, Trentino, and Belluno all offer an abundance of official campgrounds. At many of them, you can enjoy electrical, gas, and water hook-up, Wi-Fi, and satellite TV along with a host of other amenities ranging from heated showers and pools to laundry rooms and playgrounds. Such modern comforts are not what many have in mind when it comes to camping in the Dolomites. We get it. But the reality is wild camping is prohibited in Italy’s nature parks which cover much of the Dolomites.

That said, many people still wild camp throughout the Italian Alps. But if you choose to do so be prepared to pay a fine ranging from €100 – €500. You should also keep in mind that by wild camping, you are doing a disservice to the families that operate hotels, farm stays, Airbnbs and VRBOs in the region. Their livelihood depends on paying guests.

Note: An alternative to wild camping is to receive permission to camp on the property of a Rifugio or a mountain farm. Some Rifugios allow this with a fee. If you wish to camp at a Rifugio, you will need to contact each one individually in advance to determine availability. Wherever you camp, we recommend being over-prepared. Weather conditions can quickly change in the mountains. We learned this the hard way. Check out how to stay warm in a tent for helpful tips

Camping in the Dolomites by Holiday Region

The campgrounds in the Dolomites offer something for nearly every type of camper. You do not have to pack camping gear to experience many of these wonderful getaways. The variety of amenities available makes them a smart choice for budget-minded travelers or those simply looking for a new experience in the Dolomites. By the way, you can search campsite availability of many campgrounds in the Dolomites, reserve your pitch, and find deals via Booking.com.

Camping Near Alpe di Siusi

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Alpe di Siusi (also known as Seiser Alm) is located in South Tyrol and is the largest mountain plateau in Europe. It offers more than 270 miles (440 km) of hiking trails and jaw-dropping views of some of the Dolomites’ most striking peaks such as the thunderous Sassolungo.

Camping Alpe di Siusi (also known as Camping Seiser Alm) is situated at the foot of Mt. Schlern (Sciliar), the iconic symbol of South Tyrol, Schlern-Rosengarten (Sciliar-Catinaccio) National Park. In addition to being next to Alpe di Siusi, the campground is close to Laghetto di Fiè, a beautiful swimming lake beneath the peaks.

Camping Alpe di Siusi offers a variety of accommodation options, including traditional camping pitches for tents, caravans, campervans, and motorhomes. Guests more interested in glamping can also rent rustic chalets, alpine apartments, and a secluded “organic” tent for two that is made of biodegradable raw materials. The campground also offers an on-site restaurant and mini-market along with wellness amenities including a saltwater pool and saunas.

If you choose to camp here, review our hiking Alpe di Siusi guide to discover the best huts and trails in the area. You could spend your entire time in the Dolomites exploring this vast alpine pastureland.

Camping Near the Rosengarten & Latemar Groups

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The Rosengarten (Catinaccio) Group is the famous Dolomites mountain range visible from the city of Bolzano. This mighty massif is known for “blushing” at sunset when the natural phenomena alpenglow alights the peaks in rosy hues. The Latemar Group is the chain of peaks providing the breathtaking backdrop to Lago di Carezza , a small alpine lake that shimmers as if a rainbow runs through its waters.

If you want to explore the wonders of these mountain worlds, consider a stay at Camping Catinaccio Rosengarten . This family-run campground is located in Val di Fassa, a gorgeous valley in the heart of the Dolomites that belongs to Trentino. In less than 10 minutes, campers can reach the nearest lift station and be hiking amid the summits of the Rosengarten in no time. The scenic circuit hike around Lago di Carezza is just 20 minutes away.

The campground is located in a quiet area and offers pitches for tents, caravans, and campervans. Furthermore, you can rent a caravan or stay in a chalet or apartment if you wish. What makes Camping Catinaccio Rosengarten truly special is the campground’s wellness area. It includes a sauna, steam room, relaxation room, and a soothing spa shower.


Camping Near Val Gardena, Val di Funes & Alta Badia

Camping in the Dolomites near Sassolungo

The Puez-Odle Nature Park (Puez-Geisler) is home to some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the Dolomites. More than 80 peaks emblazon the nature park, which stretches through South Tyrol’s Val Gardena, Val di Funes , and Alta Badia holiday regions.

Camping Colfosco is situated between the villages of Colfosco and Corvara and is the only official campground next to the park. The most famous mountain destinations near the campground include Sassongher, Peitlerkofel, Seceda and the Geisler Group, the Sassolungo Group , and the Sella Group.

Camping Colfosco offers spacious pitches for tents, caravans, campervans, and motorhomes. You can also rent “ciasotas”, which are small cozy wood houses that can accommodate up to 4 guests.  The campground features a range of amenities including a playground, and swimming pool, as well as a restaurant and boutique grocery store. In addition, Camping Colfosco features tennis courts and a fishing pond to enjoy when you are not hitting the trails.

Passo delle Erbe in the Dolomites

Another option in Alta Badia is Camping Sass Dlacia , the highest campground in the Dolomites. Camping Sass Dlacia is near the village of San Cassiano and sits at an elevation of 5,500+ ft (1,680 m) amid the alpine glory of Mt. Settsass and Mt. Conturines. It offers similar amenities to Camping Colfosco, but also has a wellness center on the grounds that features a Turkish bath, a bio sauna, and a Finnish sauna.

Staying at Camping Sass Dlacia places you closer to the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park and the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites, which includes famous sights such as Cinque Torri, Mt. Lagazuoi, and the Croda Rosa and Cristallo Groups. It also places you near La Val , one of the prettiest villages in Alta Badia.

Like Camping Colfosco, the campground is open in the winter and is minutes away from the Sella Ronda (Sellronda) ski resort making them ideal camping locations for snow sport lovers. In addition, mountain bikers should consider both campgrounds as they allow one to easily tackle the famous Sella Ronda mountain bike tour.

Camping Near Lago di Braies in Val Pusteria

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If you want to camp in the vicinity of what many consider the most beautiful lake in the world, Lago di Braies (Pragser Wildsee), you have a few options to pick from. None are on the shores of the lake, unfortunately. The closest camping location if you have a campervan, caravan or motorhome is to pay to park in the P1 or P2 lots located right next to the lake. See our guide on visiting Lago di Braies for more information on how to enjoy this treasure of the Dolomites.

The next nearest campground is Camping Olympia , which is tucked in a forest along the Rienz River between the towns of Monguelfo-Tesido and Toblach (Dobbiaco). Campers can reach Lago di Braies and Prato Piazza — a must-hike mountain plateau — in 20 minutes by car.

Camping Olympia has been around for 70+ years and offers 200 pitches for tents, campervans, caravans, and motorhomes. It also has two on-site restaurants, a heated swimming pool, a wellness oasis, a minimarket, a playground, and a kid-friendly animal park with ponies, goats, swans, geese, pheasants, rabbits, and meerkats. Those looking for greater comfort also have the option to rent alpine lodges or apartments on the property.

Camping Toblacher See

An additional campground in the vicinity of Lago di Braies is situated on the shores of Lago di Dobbiaco (Toblacher See), another magnificent alpine lake in the Dolomites. If you like the idea of waking up next to a mirror-still lake reflecting mountains in the morning mist, Camping Toblacher See is your place.

Camping Toblacher See offers a tent meadow and pitches for caravans, campervans, and motorhomes. Beyond the stellar lake and mountain views, the star of the campground is Seeschupfe, a picturesque restaurant offering a sun terrace and a top-notch wine cellar holding around 500 labels from South Tyrol and around the world. A shop is also on-site providing campers with an assortment of local specialties and everyday use items.

Camping Toblacher See’s Skyview Chalets are another gem on the campground. These adult-only mini-lodges are perfect for couples looking for a romantic escape. Each chalet provides a direct view of Toblacher See and features a sun deck and whirlpool.

Helpful Tip: Camping here also places you near Lago di Landro (Dürrensee) , another gorgeous alpine lake well worth adding to your travel plans.

Camping Near Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Three Peaks of Lavaredo also known as Drei Zinnen and Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen) is usually the first mountain destination that comes to mind when considering visiting the Dolomites. And for good reason. The immensity of the Three Peaks and their peculiar shape captivates the imagination. So much so that hiking Tre Cime can become an obsession for mountain lovers.

The nearest campgrounds to Tre Cime di Lavaredo are Camping Olympia and Camping Toblacher See mentioned above. From both, you can be at the Tre Cime trailhead in less than an hour’s drive. If you have a campervan, caravan, or motorhome, you can park overnight in a designated lot at Rifugio Auronzo — allowing you to enjoy Tre Cime di Lavaredo at sunrise and sunset. See our Tre Cime guide for how to drive to Rifugio Auronzo, as well as how to add a bonus hike to Cadini di Misurina , the most epic viewpoint in the Dolomites. Helpful Tip: If you are not sure about driving in Italy or have questions about road rules, etc., check out our comprehensive Driving in Italy Guide.

Another camping option that is a little bit further away, but in a gorgeous part of the Dolomites is Caravan Park Sexten. It is situated just outside the town of Sexten (Sesto) beneath a panoramic view of the Sexten Sundial , a natural spectacle that is the largest sundial in the world. Five peaks in the Dolomites form the sundial: Cima Nove, Cima Dieci (Croda Rossa di Sesto), Cima Undici, Cima Dodici, and Cima Uno.

Kate hiking Val Fiscalina / Fischleintal valley in the Sexten Dolomites

Those wanting to enjoy the charms of camping yet experience the health benefits of alpine wellness will adore Caravan Park Sexten. The entire campground is essentially a wellness resort for campers. Its 5-star wellness spa is truly special. The facility includes an indoor and outdoor pool, nine different saunas, a Kneipp Park, and an array of services ranging from massages to skin care treatments.

Caravan Park Sexten offers pitches for tents, caravans, campervans, and motorhomes, as well as a unique glamping opportunity in one of two treehouses on the campground. And if you tire of camping, consider checking into the Mountain Resort Patzenfeld located on-site.

When is the Best Time to Go Camping in the Dolomites?

Geisler Peaks in Autumn

The best time of year to go camping in the Dolomites depends on your personal preferences and what you are looking to do while camping. Every season in the Dolomites is stunning. However, here are some general guidelines:

Summer: The months of June, July, and August offer the best weather for camping in the Dolomites. Naturally, it is also the busiest time. The days are typically sunny and warm, but there is also a higher chance of rain storms during the summer so rain gear is a must.

Spring and Fall: These seasons offer cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, making it a great time for those who prefer a quieter camping experience. The wildflowers are in bloom in late spring, and the fall foliage blanketing the Dolomites is sensational. If you are a photography enthusiast, spring and fall are the time to go in our opinion. Those who like the idea of pairing adventure with culture should consider autumn. There are several fall festivals and traditions, such as Speckfest , Törggelen and Almabtrieb , that celebrate the region’s rich rural heritage, offering a blend of music, dance, and hearty South Tyrolean dishes.

Winter: Winter camping in the Dolomites can obviously be more challenging due to colder temperatures, wind, and snow, but it can also be a highly rewarding experience if you enjoy skiing and snowshoeing. Wild camping in the winter is recommended only for experienced and well-equipped campers with proper gear and know-how.

Final Tips: No matter when you choose your Dolomites camping trip, remember to always check the weather forecast before setting out, especially if you intend on wild camping. Also, be sure to pack hiking essentials and let someone know where you will be camping in the Dolomites otherwise you could end up like Ötzi the Iceman . And it may be 5,000 years before anyone sees you again. Having a detailed physical map of the Dolomites on hand can help prevent such an icy fate.

Helpful Guides & Resources: Whether you end up camping or not, planning a trip to the Dolomites can be utterly overwhelming. If you would like help, be sure to check out our Trip Planning Resources & Hiking Guides. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to embark on a dream trip to the Dolomites.

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  • The Perfect Dolomites Road Trip Itinerary for 5 Days

Lago di Braies, one of the most beautiful lakes in the Dolomites

The Italian Dolomites are not only one of the most beautiful places in Italy but they are one of the most stunning mountain destinations in the whole world.

Jagged peaks, breathtaking viewpoints, emerald alpine lakes, fairy tale towns, amazing hikes, and delicious food – you can have it all in the Dolomites!

This 5 days long Dolomites road trip itinerary will be perfect for you if you want to discover all the beauty the Italian Dolomites have to offer in a short period of time.

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The Perfect Dolomites Road Trip Itinerary for 5 Days

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Useful Info for Visiting the Dolomites

How to get to the dolomites.

Although the Dolomites are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful dream destinations in the world , getting there is a little bit tricky as there is no dedicated airport in the area.

Since this Dolomites road trip itinerary will require you to have your own car, if you’re planning to arrive from a nearby country it’s best to take your own car and drive to the Dolomites from your home.

We personally arrived from Budapest and even if it was a 9-hour drive it was much better (and cheaper) to have our own car.

If this is not an option for you, there are many airports in the region to choose from. If you’re looking for a bigger international airport, the best option is to arrive at the Marco Polo Airport in Venice, from there you can reach Ortisei (the first base on this Dolomites road trip itinerary) within 3-3.5 hours.

Another great option is the Orio Al Serio Airport in Bergamo or the Malpensa Airport in Milan, it takes 3 hours to get to Ortisei from Bergamo and 4 hours from Milan. If you’re planning to go on a big Northern Italy road trip , you can easily visit all these places in one trip!

Munich Airport in Germany can be another great option, it takes around 3.5-4 hours to reach Ortisei from Munich. If you have more time you can include a few stops in Tyrol and Bavaria as well, like visiting the Neuschwanstein Castle !

The disadvantage of arriving at Munich is that you need to cross the German-Austrian and the Austrian-Italian border in order to get to the Dolomites and with a rental car it’s not the easiest thing to do.

There are a couple of other smaller airports in the area, like Treviso Airport, Valerio Catullo Airport in Verona, or Bolzano Airport so it’s worth taking a look at them as well.

No matter which airport you arrive at, you will need to rent a car for your Dolomites road trip. I recommend Discover Cars to check the best offers and availability!

Sunset at Alpe di Siusi in the Italian Dolomites

Best time to visit the Dolomites

The best time to visit the Dolomites entirely depends on your personal preferences. Although each season has its own charm, for the sake of this Dolomites road trip itinerary I recommend visiting the Dolomites from the end of May until the end of September.

The simple reason is that before or after this the mountains are usually covered with snow and many hiking trails are not accessible anymore. Don’t get me wrong, visiting the Dolomites in winter is still a great idea, just not so much for a road trip!

If you want to avoid the crowds, the best is to visit either in early June or the middle of September. We personally visited in the middle of September and we had the best weather, but of course, it can change from year to year.

All the photos you can see in this article were taken in the middle of September so you can have an idea about what the area looks like around this time.

How much time to spend in the Dolomites

As much as you can! Seriously, the whole area is so gorgeous that you will not believe your own eyes.

As a first-timer, I recommend spending at least 4-5 days in the Dolomites. This will give you enough time to visit the must-see sights such as Alpe di Siusi, Lago di Braies or Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

There are countless amazing hikes in the Dolomites so if you’re an outdoor person and you love hikes, you can even spend weeks in the Dolomites without getting bored.

I’d say the perfect amount of time would be between 1 or 2 weeks but I understand that not everyone has that much time for a mountain vacation.

That’s why I created this 5 day Dolomites road trip itinerary so you could visit all the best places in the Dolomites in just a short period of time.

Seceda ridgeline in the Dolomites

Overview of Your 5 Day Dolomites Itinerary

Below you can see an overview of your Dolomites itinerary with the highlights that you should visit on each day. For the first two nights, you will stay in Ortisei and you’re going to visit Lago di Carezza, Val di Funes, Alpe di Siusi, and the Seceda ridgeline.

La Villa or Cortina d’Ampezzo will be your base for the second part of your Dolomites road trip, from where you can visit some amazing alpine lakes such as Lago di Braies and Lago di Limides and you can also visit Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

Breakdown of your Dolomites itinerary

  • Day 1 : Visiting Lago di Carezza and arriving to Ortisei
  • Day 2 : Visiting the Santa Maddalena church and the church of Saint John in Val di Funes, seeing the sunset in Alpe di Siusi
  • Day 3 : Hiking at the Seceda ridgeline, driving through Passo Gardena, and arriving at La Villa or Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • Day 4 : Renting a boat at Lago di Braies, hiking to Lago di Limides and visiting Lago di Valparola
  • Day 5 : Hiking around Tre Cime di Lavaredo, hiking to Cadini di Misurina

Map for your Dolomites road trip

Below you can find a customized map that includes all the locations you will need for this Dolomites itinerary. Nearby airports, parking spots, interesting sights, viewpoints, literally everything!

If you open up this post on your phone and you click on the bracket in the upper right corner of the map, it will open up in your Google Maps app so you can always have it with you.

Day 1 of Your Dolomites Road Trip

The first day of your Dolomites road trip itinerary is all about arriving at the Dolomites and settling in your chosen accommodation in Ortisei/St. Ulrich, which is going to be your base for the next few days.

Fun fact: Did you know that there are three official languages spoken in the Dolomites? That’s the reason why you see multiple names for one place!

Usually, every place has a name in Italian and in German (even on the road signs and maps), and sometimes in Ladin. That’s why you will see names like Ortisei/St. Ulrich, Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm, Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee and so on. But back to the main topic!

If you’re planning to arrive in Italy by plane, it can take you anywhere from 1.5 hours to 4 hours to get to the Dolomites, depending on which airport you arrive at. However, if you’re driving from another European country, such as Germany or Austria, it might take you even longer to arrive at the Dolomites.

For more details about how to get to the Dolomites, please refer back to the beginning of the article!

Since you can arrive early in the morning or late in the afternoon, for the sake of this Dolomites itinerary we’re gonna take the first day easy and you will only have one stop before arriving at your hotel.

Of course, if you have more time, feel free to add some additional stops to the first day of your Dolomites road trip itinerary!

Lago di Carezza

Instead of heading straight to your hotel in Ortisei/St. Ulrich, first make a stop at Lago di Carezza/Karersee!

If you’re coming from either Venice or Bergamo, it’s only an extra 30 minutes (23 km) to get to the lake but if you’re coming from Innsbruck or Munich, you will need to drive an extra hour (45 km) to arrive at Lago di Carezza.

Nestled in the Val d’Ega valley, Lago di Carezza is often referred to as the ‘Rainbow Lake’ thanks to its impressive colors. Legend has it that once upon a time, there was a beautiful mermaid living the lake with whom a wizard deeply fall in love but the mermaid was impossible to win over.

In order to seduce her, with the help of a local witch, the wizard came up with a plan to throw a rainbow from the mountains to the lake and disguise himself as a jewelry salesman.

The wizard indeed stretched a rainbow but he forgot to dress up so the mermaid immediately recognized him and disappeared into the water forever.

The wizard got so angry that he ended up smashing the rainbow into million pieces and throwing it into the lake, where they still continue to shine to this day. Interesting story, right?

Lago di Carezza is a must stop on every Dolomites road trip

Rainbow colors or not, the emerald green alpine lake is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful lakes in the Dolomites and since it’s easily accessible, it’s a must-stop on everyone’s Dolomites itinerary.

There is a parking lot close to the lake where you can leave the car and then walk a few minutes to get to the lake. Parking is free for the first 15 minutes, then it’s €1 for 1 hour, €2 for 2 hours, and €4 for 6 hours.

There is a wooden viewing platform at the entrance of the lake where you can also learn more about the history of the lake, such as the destructive storm that struck in 2018, destroying more than 5,000 hectares of forest just in the South Tyrol region alone.

After that you can walk along the loop trail that goes around the lake, it takes around 20-25 minutes to complete it.

Although it’s undoubtedly one of the best photography spots in the Dolomites, it’s important to know that the whole lake is fenced off and it’s not possible to get close to the water.

That being said, I still keep seeing many photos on Instagram where people are standing or sitting on a rock, right by the lake.

Please be respectful and don’t break the rules just for the sake of a photo, you can take amazing photos by staying out of the fenced area as well!

Girl in a red skirt sitting on the fence at Lago di Carezza, which is a must stop on every Dolomites road trip

Arriving to Ortisei

After visiting Lago di Carezza and taking a million photos of the beautiful scenery, it’s time to head to Ortisei/St. Ulrich that will be your base for the following days. From Lago di Carezza, it takes around 1 hour (55 km) to reach Ortisei at a normal pace.

Located right in the center of Dolomites Val Gardena, the charming little town of Ortisei is mostly famous for its hand-made wooden sculptures. The local woodcarver families kept the tradition alive to this very day!

Ortisei is one of the best places to stay in the Dolomites and hence very popular among travelers, thanks to being super close to the Seceda ridgeline and Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm. More about them later!

If you have some more time on the first day of your Dolomites road trip, it’s worth taking a stroll in the town and seeing the traditional hotels and gorgeous residential buildings.

A must-visit place is the pedestrian area between the chapel of Saint Ulrich and the Antonius Church which is often described as the most beautiful shopping street in the Dolomites.

View of the town of Ortisei in Van Gardena, Italy

In order to follow this Dolomites road trip itinerary, I recommend spending your first 2 nights in Ortisei. We personally stayed at Hotel Angelo Engel which is a 4-star family-run hotel with a large private garden, an indoor and outdoor pool, and an excellent SPA & beauty farm (pictured below).

We had an amazing time there and I can totally recommend this hotel for anyone! You can check the prices and availability here.

If you’re looking for something else or there is no availability at the hotel on your preferred dates, you can find some more recommendations below.

Luxury:  Adler Spa Resort Dolomiti  | Alpin Garden Luxury Maison

Mid-range: Hotel Pinei |  Apartments Villa Venezia Luxury

Budget:  Villa Moroder  | Sule Hof Agriturismo

Girl in a red skirt sitting in front of the pool at Hotel Angelo Engel in Ortisei, Dolomites

Day 2 of Your Dolomites Road Trip

Santa maddalena church.

On the second day of your Dolomites road trip head over to Val di Funes in the morning where you can visit two of the most beautiful churches in the Dolomites.

It takes around 45 minutes (35 km) to reach the town of Santa Maddalena from Ortisei and the first church of your day will be the Santa Maddalena church.

This picturesque little church with the Odle mountains in the background is the symbol of Val di Funes and it’s one of the most photographed places in the entire Dolomites.

It’s important to know that you can’t drive up to the church so you need to park your car in the center of the town. There are multiple parking spots in the city, I marked them on the map I shared at the beginning of the article so please refer back for the exact locations!

In order to get to the famous viewpoint, you need to hike for around 20 minutes but it’s a very easy hike, basically, you just need to walk up to the hill across the church.

Search for ‘ Panchina Panoramica ‘ on Google Maps and I’m sure you will find it easily! After that you can visit the church inside if you want, it’s open daily and it features a beautiful Baroque style altar and interesting wall paintings.

Girl in a white dress sitting on a bench, looking at Santa Maddalena church in Val di Funes, which is a most visit on a Dolomites road trip

Church of St. John in Ranui

The second church of the day is the church of St. John in Ranui, which is another small little Baroque church with an insanely beautiful background.

It takes around 30 minutes to reach it from Santa Maddalena on foot, but if you’re feeling lazy you can go back to your car first and park in a closer parking spot from where you only need to walk 5-10 minutes to get to the church.

There is a built wooden viewing platform close to the parking lot and it’s an amazing place to take photos of the church with the mountains in the background.

The church itself can be also visited for €4 per person and it can be booked for small events and weddings as well.

Church of St. John in Ranui in Val di Funes, Dolomites

Sunset at Alpe di Siusi

After visiting the two churches in Val di Funes it’s time to head over to probably the most famous place in the Dolomites: Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm!

It’s important to know that driving there is strictly prohibited and if you don’t want to get fined hundreds of euros, you need to follow the rules.

Alpe di Siusi is the largest mountain plateau in Europe and it grants amazing views over the peaks of Sasso Lungo, Sasso Piatto, and Sciliar. It’s a must-visit on every Dolomites road trip itinerary!

You have basically three options for getting there. You can book a hotel for the night, in this case, you are allowed to drive up in your car but only until you reach your hotel (no further) and you can only do it once on the day you arrive.

There are only a handful of hotels at Alpe di Siusi, these two are the closest ones to the famous viewpoint (pictured below): Hotel Icaro***S  and  Sporthotel Sonne .

From Ortisei you can take a cable car to get up to Alpe di Siusi, a one-way ticket costs €16.90 while a round-trip ticket costs €24.90.

The cable car runs from 8.30 am usually till 6 pm which is great if you want to visit during the day, but unfortunately, it’s not good for sunrise or sunset visits. The opening hours vary depending on the season, you can check the exact timetable on their official website .

You can't miss the picturesque Alpe di Siusi on your Dolomites road trip

If you want to visit for sunrise or sunset, the best thing you can do is to drive up to Compatsch and leave your car at the P2 parking lot (I marked it on the map that you can find at the beginning of the article).

You can’t drive up on the road between 9 am and 5 pm without getting a big fat check but if you go earlier or later it’s going to be fine.

After you left the car in the parking lot, you need to hike for around 1 hour to get to the famous viewpoint (pictured above).

I marked the coordinates on the map at the beginning of the article but if you search for ‘ Belvedere dell’ Alpe di Siusi ‘ on Google Maps you will also find it. The hike is super easy, it’s mostly flat and the views along the way are simply breathtaking.

If you have a little extra time before sunset, before reaching the viewpoint turn right and hike down to the ‘ Malga Sanon ‘ restaurant.

You will find a tiny playground in front of the restaurant with a swing, it’s so much fun to take photos there, not to mention the insanely gorgeous background!

Swings at Alpe di Siusi, Dolomites

Day 3 of Your Dolomites Road Trip

Since this is already the third day of your Dolomites road trip itinerary, you will need to check out from your hotel in Ortisei and move to another one either in La Villa or Cortina d’Ampezzo (more about this later).

But before that, it’s time to go up to the Seceda ridgeline and do a little hiking there!

Since the cable cars run from Ortisei, it’s best to check out from your hotel in the morning, leave your luggage in the car and go up to Seceda. After you’re done with the hike, you will still have time to drive to your other hotel and check out Passo Gardena on the way.

Hiking at Seceda

As I mentioned, the cable cars going up to Seceda run from Ortisei. In case you can’t leave your car at the parking of the hotel after you’ve checked out, there is a big parking lot at the cable car station as well.

A round-trip ticket for the cable car costs €39,50 per person and it operates between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm.

Located in the Puez Odle Nature Park, Seceda has one of the most dramatic ridgelines in the Dolomites with jagged peaks and huge drop-offs.

Once you’re up there, there are countless hiking trails and it only depends on your preference which one you take. If you have time, you can even hike all the way down to Ortisei as well!

Girl in a yellow skirt sitting at Seceda ridgeline in the Dolomites, Italy

Whichever you choose, walking along the ridgeline is a must when visiting Seceda. After you’ve arrived with the cable car, turn left and start walking uphill! There is even a sign on the road pointing to the viewpoint, you simply can’t miss it.

If you’re not much of a hiker, you can go back to the cable car station after you soaked in all the views, but if you’re up for a little exercise, you can hike down to the meadow to Baita Troier Hütte (they have amazing apple pies!).

From there you can either continue your hike to Pieralongia (twin spires – they kinda look like the rocks from Lion King) and then Rifugio Firenze, or you can just go back to the cable car station. Totally up to you!

Girl in a yellow skirt standing in front of the Seceda Ridgeline, a must visit place on your Dolomites road trip itinerary

Passo Gardena

Passo Gardena (Gardena Pass) is a super scenic mountain pass connecting Val Gardena with Val Badia.

Since you’re going to drive in the direction of La Villa/Cortina d’Ampezzo from Ortisei, you will drive through it anyway and since you’re already there, it’s worth stopping for a few minutes to soak in the views.

There is a small hütte called Rifugio Frara where you can park your car and from there you can walk up to the viewpoint (it only takes a few minutes to reach it).

Actually, this is a start of an 11.5 km long like but since it’s a very difficult hike, I wouldn’t recommend it to first-timers (we didn’t do it either).

It’s worth scheduling your arrival to Passo Gardena half an hour before sunset, this way you will be able to see the scenery during golden hour, which is super beautiful!

Golden hour at Passo Gardena in the Dolomites

Arriving to La Villa or Cortina d’Ampezzo

For the second half of your Dolomites road trip itinerary, I recommend staying at another hotel either in La Villa, Cortina d’Ampezzo, or one of the nearby towns.

The simple reason is that the places you’re going to visit on the rest of your Dolomites trip are too far away from Ortisei and it doesn’t make sense to stay there and drive countless hours to reach these sights.

Although Cortina d’Ampezzo is the most popular choice among travelers, we decided to stay at Hotel La Majun in La Villa/Stern and absolutely loved the hotel!

It’s a 4-star family-operated hotel and what makes it even more special is that the owners actually live in the hotel and their mission is to make you feel at home too.

The hospitality was exceptional and the panoramic view from the hotel is simply breathtaking (pictured below). You can check the prices and availability here .

Hotel La Majun, an amazing hotel in La Villa in the Dolomites

If you’re looking for something else or there is no availability at the hotel on your preferred dates, you can find some more recommendations below, both for La Villa and Cortina d’Ampezzo.


Luxury:  Hotel Cristallo – Wellness Mountain Living  | Dolomites Wellness Hotel Savoy

Mid-range:  Boutique Hotel Dolomit  | Hotel Des Alpes

Budget:  Casa Nives | Garni La Ciasota


Luxury:  Rosapetra SPA Resort  | Dolomiti Lodge Alverà

Mid-range:  Boutique Hotel Villa Blu Cortina  | Hotel Villa Alpina ***S

Budget:  Hotel Meuble Oasi  | Ciasa Nonna Bon Bon

Panoramic view from La Villa/Stern in the Dolomites

Day 4 of Your Dolomites Road Trip

Lago di braies.

Start the fourth day of your Dolomites road trip itinerary by visiting the most famous lake in the Dolomites: Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee. It’s a very picturesque alpine-like with turquoise-green colored waters and a beautiful mountain panorama.

It’s the perfect place for nature lovers and hikers but unfortunately due to its fame it usually gets insanely crowded during the day so try to plan an early morning visit to be able to enjoy the lake by yourself.

It takes around 1 hour 10 minutes (60 km) to get to Lago di Braies from La Villa, while it’s only 50 minutes (46 km) from Cortina d’Ampezzo.

There are 3 different parking lots close to the lake and although they are big, they can fill up really quickly (especially the closest one) so I can’t stress enough how important it is to get to the lake early.

Chances are that around 9-10 am you will not be able to find a free parking spot at all!

The best things to do at Lago di Braies include renting a rowboat from the boathouse and slowly paddling across the turquoise water and then walking around the lake which takes around 1-2 hours (the distance is 4 km).

The boathouse is open between 8 am – 7 pm pm in July and August, while it’s only open from 9 am to 5 pm between the end of May and the end of June. It opens at 10 am from the beginning of September until the beginning of November. A boat rental costs €25 for 30 minutes and €35 for 60 minutes, reservation in advance is not possible.

Lago di Braies is one of the best places to visit in the Dolomites and it must be on your Dolomites road trip itinerary

What you need to know about photography at the lake

I’m sure you’ve already seen many photos on Instagram, mostly where people are standing on a little pier, surrounded by wooden boats and a stunning reflection on the lake.

What most people don’t disclose is that the pier belongs to a private boathouse and you can’t access it unless you rent the pier for a photoshoot or rent a boat from the boathouse when they are open.

The boat rental only starts later in the day so even if you rent a boat, you will not be able to shoot a picture with reflections and a calm lake. Not to mention that people will be already lining up behind you and you will not have the time to take many photos.

So if you desperately want to have a similar picture (you can see an example here ), your only option is to rent the pier for a morning photo shoot. It costs €150 for one hour, you can find  more information about the rental here .

That being said, I’ve heard stories that many people choose to trespass early in the morning when the boathouse is still closed. But in order to do that, you need to wade through the ice-cold water and then climb onto one of the boats, and then jump from boat to boat until you reach the pier.

Yes, I know, this sounds super crazy and it’s clearly not an example to be followed (please don’t do stupid and illegal stuff like this for a photo).

If you don’t want to rent the pier, you can still get a photo of it if you rent a boat. It won’t be so perfect like the photos you see on Instagram but it’s still beautiful! And this way you can shoot some pictures in the boat as well (see my pictures below).

Girl in a red dress standing on the pier at Lago di Braies, which is a must visit on every Dolomites road trip itinerary

Lago di Limides

In the afternoon head over to Lago di Limides, which is one of the best hidden gems in the Dolomites. It’s a super picturesque little lake with insane panoramic views and reflections of the surrounding mountains (Mount Lagazuoi and Tofana di Rozes).

I still don’t understand why is it so overlooked by visitors but it just adds to its charm and you can basically have the lake all to yourself in the middle of the day!

In order to reach Lago di Limides, you need to drive to Rifugio Col Gallina and leave your car in the parking lot across the street.

It takes around 1 hour 15 minutes (62 km) to get there from Lago di Braies and the road goes through Cortina d’Ampezzo so if you’re not staying there and want to check out the town, you can include a short stop there.

After you park your car, you need to hike for around 25-30 minutes to reach the lake. Don’t worry, it’s a fairly easy hike (the distance is around 2 km) but the trails are not the best and you basically need to hike uphill almost all the way so wear proper shoes!

It can get slippery and muddy after rain so it’s best to visit when the weather is dry and it hasn’t rained in the last couple of days.

Reflections in Lago di Limides in the Dolomites

Lago di Valparola

The last stop of the day will be Lago di Valparola, which is a tiny alpine lake located on the top of Passo Valparola (Valparola Pass), not so far away from Rifugio Col Gallina (where you parked the car before going to Lago di Limides).

It’s like a 5-minute drive (3 km) in the direction of La Villa so if you’re staying there, you’re going to drive by it anyway.

There are parking lots on both ends of the lake where you can leave your car to check out the lake and the surrounding panorama.

The lake is visible from the main road but it’s also easily accessible from the road, it takes around 5 minutes to reach it by taking path nr. 24 that goes down to the lake.

Lago di Valparola in the Dolomites

Day 5 of Your Dolomites Road Trip

Hiking around tre cime di lavaredo.

The Tre Cime de Lavaredo loop hike is one of the best hikes in the Dolomites and no Dolomites itinerary is really complete without seeing the iconic three peaks.

The entire loop is around 10 km (6.5 miles) and since it’s a fairly easy hike, it’s accessible to almost everyone.

Usually, it takes around 3-4 hours to complete the loop, we personally did it in 3.5 hours with a few photo stops (half an hour break at Dreizinnenhütte is not included).

The hike starts and finishes at Rifugio Auronzo, where you can find multiple parking lots (you can even spend the night there in a camper). Unfortunately, there is only one road leading up to Rifugio Auronzo and since it’s a private road, you need to pay €30 to use it with a normal car.

Try to go early in the morning because later on when the parking lot is full they can close the road and you will have no other option to get up there (apart from a quite strenuous hike).

It takes around 1.5 hours (55 km/35 miles) to get to Rifugio Auronzo from La Villa and 40 minutes (22 km/14 miles) from Cortina d’Ampezzo.

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It’s a very straightforward hike, you can’t really go in the wrong direction. The best is to do the hike counterclockwise and start by walking in the direction of Rifugio Lavaredo.

This part is the easiest one as it’s mostly flat, after that you will need to walk uphill so it gets a little more difficult.

The next checkpoint is the Dreizinnenhütte (Rifugio A. Locatelli) where you can find two lakes and a couple of caves as well.

Girl in a cave overlooking Tre Cime di Lavaredo

The hardest part comes after this, as you need to descend to the valley, just to walk up on a hill again. It’s still not a hard trail but due to the elevation gain, it’s a bit more difficult.

The last checkpoint is Malga Langalm, after that the route heads uphill again, and not long after you will already see Rifugio Auronzo, from where you started the hike.

All in all, completing the Tre Cime di Lavaredo hike is a must on every Dolomites road trip itinerary! It’s a fairly popular hike due to the insane views so it usually gets busy during the day so try to arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowds.

If you want to know more about the trails, check out my step-by-step guide about the Tre Cime di Lavaredo hike !

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Hiking to Cadini di Misurina

If you have some energy left after completing the Tre Cime di Lavaredo loop hike, I would recommend adding an extra hike to your day.

There is an insanely beautiful viewpoint along the Cadini di Misurina hiking trail and it would be such a shame for leaving it out of this Dolomites road trip itinerary!

Hiking to Cadini di Misurina is one of the lesser-known hikes in the Dolomites and not many people know about it, therefore it’s less crowded than the Tre Cime di Lavaredo trail.

They have the same starting point from Rifugio Auronzo so it makes sense to do both in one day (you’ve already paid the €30 toll fee after all) but if you want to do the Cadini di Misurina hike, you will have to hike in the opposite direction of Tre Cime.

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It takes around 35-45 minutes to get to the viewpoint, depending on your fitness level. It’s only a 2 km (1.2 miles) hike from Rifugio Auronzo but it’s a bit steep (112 m/370 ft elevation gain) and it’s important to know that this hike is not suitable for people with a fear of heights.

If you want to know how to get to the viewpoint pictured above, read my step-by-step guide about the Cadini di Misurina hike !

Please only climb to the viewpoint at your own risk and don’t even think about doing it if the trail is muddy or wet. If you slip and fall from there you can hurt yourself pretty badly so please be super careful!

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Seriously beautiful! We love a good road trip. I’ve only visited the Dolomites in the winter for skiing. Looks like a trip to hike and view the lakes in early autumn is a good call.

Yes I can only recommend going to the Dolomites in late summer/early autumn, it was absolutely amazing! I would love to go back in winter to see the beautiful snowy landscape too.

great work, i love the pins, photography and the useful information here! I lived in Italy for a year and never made it to the Dolomites – now im kicking myself! I think its time to go back!

Oh wow a year in Italy sounds wonderful, I’m sure you’ve seen so many beautiful places there! But yeah next time when you go to Italy I would really recommend going on a road trip in the Dolomites ?

Absolutely love your photos! You know, the entire area of Dolomites is just so magical in any time of the year. We have visited last year in first days of November and the color palette was just incredible. Though chances of getting a day with good visibility are less. I am saving your post for the next time I am there, because I am sure it is one of those places I would want to come back to.

Thank you so much Lena! You are so right, the Dolomites are really beautiful in every season. I would love to see the autumn colors there or the snowy landscape next time I’m visiting!

It was such a great guide to read Kriszti! Loved all the detailed explanations and. your photos are stunning! I would love to visit this part of Italy, maybe next year!

Thank you so much Ophélie! I’m sure you would love a road trip in the Dolomites, the landscape is just so incredibly gorgeous!

Such a detailed ultimate guide Kriszti! And the photos are all absolutely wonderful, it only confimed how high the Dolomites are on my bucketlist! Thanks a lot for all the tips!

You are so welcome Léa! Hope you will be able to visit soon!

I can’t wait to visit the Dolomites. Hiking at Seceda is on top of my list. Apparently I’ve been to South Tyrol and the Dolomites area with my parents and grandparents a couple of times as a child but I can’t remember. I save this for later when I can travel there again ?

Haha I can totally relate, I can’t remember many things from my childhood either. I really hope you will be able to go there next year, it’s such a stunning area!

Wow what a comprehensive post! I’ve pinned this so I can return to it because there’s so much useful information

Thanks so much Kelsey!

Wow what a stunning and unique range! I had no idea you could do so much around the Dolomites!

I was quite surprised too because I didn’t think it either, but it turned out that even spending 5 days in the Dolomites was not enough! Can’t wait to go back and discover more of this amazing area.

I saw a youtube video in quarantine of the Dolomites and have moved it to the top of my bucketlist. This post confirms that! THE LAKES. Your photos are incredible, too. Thanks for sharing 🙂

Thank you so much Carley, I’m so happy you liked this guide! And I can only agree with you, the Dolomites are just simply stunning!

We’ve usually gone to the French Alps for hiking but this has convinced me that the Dolomites are next on the list. They look even more serene and your pictures are stunning!

If you love the French Alps I’m sure you will love the Dolomites as well, especially if you like hiking! There are so many amazing hiking trails in the Dolomites with stunning scenery.

Dolomites has been added to the bucket list. Alpine lake reminds me of Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park – Canada. Many of my trips are decided by something bright, rainbow, or sparkly. PS – your skirts are absolutely adorable.

Thank you so much Chelsea! I would love to visit Canada and all the beautiful national parks in the country!

This is such a great guide Kriszti and I will definitely saving this for my next trip to the Dolomites! Last time I was in the Dolomites it rained the entire 4 days and there were major floods so I couldn’t actually see anything. I hope to go back soon though!

I’m so sorry you had such a bad weather in the Dolomites! Hopefully next time you’re visiting it will be sunny and clear!

WOW!!!! this doesn’t even look real….it looks like something just out of a fairy book tail. I have seen the Dolomites before, but your pictures are absolutely incredible!!! Pinned this to the top of my bucket list. Your article is super complete for anyone looking to visit this amazing place. Thank you!

Aww thank you so much Paula, you just totally made my day! I’m so so happy you liked this article!

This area looks absolutely stunning, I had never heard of this place before! Being in nature is one of the best things to do and I love being in the mountains, so I am adding this to my list of places to visit. Thanks for sharing!

You are welcome! Hope you will be able to do a road trip in the Dolomites soon, I’m sure you would love it!

Amazing! I would love to see St. John’s church. Great guide for a beautiful location!!

Thank you Erinn, I’m so glad you liked it!

The Dolomites are absolutely gorgeous and you’re photos are amazing! I’ve been to Italy 4x and have never been to this area. On my next trip to Italy I’d love to get out of the cities and take this road trip to get in some great hikes!

Thanks so much Vanessa! I can only recommend visiting the Dolomites on your next trip to Italy!

Gosh the Dolomites never get old. The photos are stunning. I need to visit ASAP!

Thank you so much Alanna! Hope you will be able to visit soon!

I loved reading your post! I visited the Dolomites once when I was a kid, but I think I was too young to fully appreciate them. Now that I’ve been seeing beautiful photos all summer long, I can’t wait to go back and explore the Dolomites all over again 🙂

I’m so glad you liked it Sara! The Dolomites are so stunning, I’m sure you will enjoy your trip there!

So. Beautiful! A friend of mine lives in Belgium currently and did a big trip out there just a month or so ago…the envy was real! Saving this one for later. Great post!

Oh I can totally imagine! I would love to go back for a longer time and explore more of the Dolomites!

The Dolomites are stunning, and your photos are amazing! Driving is definitely the best option, but there are full day tours that leave from Venice, if you don’t want to drive yourself.

Thanks for the info Shannon! Luckily we had our own car with us so we didn’t need to look for another options but it’s good to know that taking day tours is a possibility as well!

Thanks for sharing this itinary. Your photos are stunning. I cannot wait to visit the Dolomites!

Thank you so much Kelli, I’m glad you liked the article!

Great post. We are hoping to visit the Dolomites next year. This will be a helpful travel planner

Thank you, I’m so happy that you liked this post about the Dolomites! Hope you will be able to visit next year!

Thank you for your post. I am planning a trip to the Dolomites in mid-October, and noticed that most cable cars will not longer be operating. For the Tre Cime di Lavaredo hike, do we need to get a cable car up? Thanks!

Hi Kate! No, you don’t need any cable cars for Tre Cime di Lavaredo, you can drive all the way up to Rifugio Auronzo where the hike starts. Alternatively you can use the public buses if you don’t have a car. Hope you’re gonna have an amazing trip!!

Looks amazing! Nothing better than a mountain vacation. Thank you for sharing this.

We are looking to go the first week in October 2022. Some of the hotels you recommended close October 1,2, or 3. Others are open. We are kind of stuck with these dates, due to another commitment afterwards. SO, would you recommend we continue pursuing this trip. Or postpone until another year.

Hi! I think this Dolomites road trip works best from late spring to early autumn because in the winter period, lots of roads and hiking trails are closed, and also some hotels close for the season as well. That being said, if you can only go in the first week of October, I think you can still make the best of it! Just be prepared that you’ll most likely need to modify this itinerary. Oh and also, it might already snow during that period!

Hi- I stumbled on your blog …amazing ….my family of four ( two adults and two teens ) are planning a winter ski trip to the Dolomites. The possibilities seem endless…your site mostly touches on spring/summer activities there – any places you can recommend there for the winter ski season ?

Hi Shira! Unfortunately I’ve only been to the Dolomites during summer and fall so I don’t have any personal experience in the winter season. However, I’m sure you’ll find lots of opportunities in winter as well, especially if you love skiing or snowboarding!

Hi, is it possible to go in last week of May? Nice post! Thank you so much!

Yes, I think the end of May is one of the best times to visit the Dolomites.

We a family of 5, two 55-year-olds and three in their mid-20s will be visiting the Dolomites for 5 nights in July/August and would love to follow your itinerary. A few questions we would like to ask would be: – Are all the hikes mentioned in your itinerary doable for normal physical level fitness people? We are not hikers but can walk a long distance (without climbing steep hills). We will also be renting an SUV. Is driving in the Dolomites difficult? What should we be aware of and which part of driving in your itinerary is the most difficult? Last question, How much would the hotels you mentioned and car rental cost (average)?

Hey! Yes, all the hikes are totally doable. We’re not huge hikers either but I found most of the hikes pretty easy so I think you’ll be able to do them as well. There are some winding roads you need to be careful with but other than that, driving in the Dolomites is an amazing experience. I can’t remember any parts that were difficult to drive in. Unfortunately, I can’t really tell you much about the costs – we came with our own car so we didn’t do any rentals and hotels usually use dynamic pricing so it’s hard to stay how much it will cost without checking them individually. I linked the two hotels we stayed at so I would recommend checking their availability/price during your travel dates.

Thank you very much for an informative post about the Dolomites. This unique area in Italy has been on our bucket list for very long time and your post fuels our wanderlust to explore the Dolomites this autumn. Thank you dear and safe travels. Martina x x x

Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I’m so happy I was able to help 🙂

thanks for the detailed post and beautiful photos you had! may i check if is possible for us to drive directly in alpe di suisi area, from your map compatsch to malga sanon swing? Instead of walking for 1 hour. Thank you.

Sorry to miss out this, if I am not renting car, can I reach St. Magdalena/St. John church by bus? I checked google maps there is this option, just not sure how reliable is the public transport in Dolomites area. If not, any car rental company you are aware of that offers affordable rate? Thank you.

I’ve never tried public buses in the Dolomites so I’m afraid I don’t have any reliable information other than the one you gathered on Google. We took our own car to the Dolomites but in other cases, we always check car rental sites like RentalCars, DiscoverCars, etc. and choose the one that has the best ratings and rates in the area.

Hey! No, unfortunately, it’s not possible unless you have a hotel booked in the area. In this case, you are allowed to drive up but only to your hotel, not any further, and you also need to obtain a special permit from your hotel. This is valid on the first day of your arrival, on other days you still can’t drive up between 9 am and 5 pm.

Just wanted to thank you for all this information! Super easy to comprehend, detailed, and informative. My family and I just got back from the Dolomites where we primarily used your blog for our itinerary and it was a fantastic trip. Much appreciated.

Aww I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing it with me 🙂

Thank you, Kriszti. All helpful info as we plan our trip for March.

So happy to hear that! Hope you’ll have a great trip!

Thank you so much for this post! Do you know anyone that has been to the Dolomites in May? I would really like to spend time there in May but certain information I keep reading makes it sound like a lot is closed in the area then or hikes may not be doable.

Unfortunately not, we’ve been twice so far but both of it was in September. I think hikes should be absolutely doable in May already, the only ones I would really double-check are the ones that require a cable car ride to the trailhead but most don’t. I would love to go back in May too so let me know how it goes! 🙂

Hi Kriszti ,

Did you see Lake Misurina on your itinerary ?

On this trip we only drove by but on our second visit we spent a bit of time at the lake too, it was really beautiful!

i love your frank tips which really help put things in perspective when planning for a trip!

would you by chance have any more info re driving a german rental to the dolomites? e.g. would it be easy to find a rental firm that allows it (i’ve heard some allow with extra fees), as the major rental firms aren’t really clear on this on their websites nor their online rental contracts/selections.

i’m keen on combining a trip to bavaria with the dolomites, but have not been very confident in the planning process due to the lack of info for a multi country trip with a german rental. if logistics are too much of a hassale, i may have to split the places into separate trips or look at renting separate cars in the different countries!

Thanks so much for your nice comment, I really appreciate it! Unfortunately I don’t have any experience with rentals in the area as we always drove our own car from Hungary. Generally speaking, crossing the border with a rental is always a bit complicated but I’m pretty sure that there are some companies who allow this, maybe for an extra fee, so I think it’s best to contact them directly. Sorry that I couldn’t help more!

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