Hike across the Dolomites South Tyrolean Ladin valleys and explore the incredible geography and geology of theDolomites – high mountain passes, incredible sweeping vistas of dramatic peaks, and lush green valleys set between vertical walls – as you experience the centuries-old Ladin culture that is so unique to this region.
- Traverse the legendary Ladin valleys of the Dolomites as you explore Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, Alta Badia, and Cortina d’Ampezzo
- Walk on scenic trails through lush alpine pastures and over high mountain passes
- Enjoy the atmosphere of the mountain refugios, the real mountaineer flair
- Experience the rich Ladin culture with many traditions that make the Italian Alps so unique
For thousands of years, the Dolomites have been home to the Ladin people. In part descended from the Romans in the middle ages, the Ladin culture is rich in traditions and customs that recall ancient times. And on this magical itinerary, you will travel across three or four of the Dolomite Ladin valleys on foot – Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, and Alta Badia (7-day trip), and Cortina d’Ampezzo (10-day trip).
But this is not just a cultural trip. Along the way you’ll experience the mountainous wonders of the Dolomites as you hike through wild alpine meadows, deciduous and evergreen woods,high altitude lunar-like terrain soaring peaks, and dramatic walls with towering heights. These alternate with the refined South Tyrolean towns of Val Gardena and Alta Badia, the Ventian village of Cortina d’Ampezzo (10-day trip), and hidden delicious mountain inns that you encounter during your hikes.
As you are enjoying these mountains, be sure to enjoy the Ladin people and the cuisine and crafts of this unique tri-cultural region. The Ladin language – a Rhaeto-Romance language also referred to as neo-Latin – is officially recognized as a minority language in parts of the Dolomites. In the valleys where you will be traveling, you will find most signage written in all three languages of the region – Italian, German, and Ladin. Before you depart, you may even learn to speak some Ladino yourself.
Self Guided Trip:
$1,175usd per person (mininum 2 participants)
$1,050usd per person (minimum 4 participants)
$2,700usd per person (minimum 2 participants)
$1,825usd per person (minimum 4 participants)
The cost is based on 3-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 4/5-star, please contact us for a quotation.
High season supplement from July 20th to August 31st: 5% surcharge
Private room supplement in refugios (based on availability)