In the heart of the Dolomites, close to the border with Austria and dominated by the famous Tre Cime (Three Peaks), is the beautiful Tyrolean village of Dobbiaco.
A week's walking from here allows you to discover the beauty and sheer magnificence of the majestic Alta Pusteria Valley, an area renowned for its jagged peaks and recognised by UNESCO as one of the most unique and spectacular mountain environments in the world.
With over 1000 kilometres of trails, the Italian Dolomites are a Mecca for walkers and you really are spoiled for choice, however, our suggested routes and itineraries bring the best walks within easy reach.
Included in the price is a 7-day 'Mobil Card' allowing unlimited travel on the excellent network of local buses and trains, as well as maps and a fully researched set of walking routes.
Countries visited: Italy
Start Venice airport and transfer (2.5 hours) to in Dobbiaco.
Gentle warm up walk through picture-perfect Tyrolean hamlets each with a lovely chapel or church, before returning to Dobbiaco alongside bubbling Rienza river.
Cable car to the high Rotwand pastures below Croda Rossa limestone peaks. Head up to refuge of Malga Nemes, for lunch and fabulous panoramas; descend through woodland to village of Moos.
Climb 700m to the idylic Bonner Hutte for views of the iconic Tre Cime. Descend through mountain pastures to hotel.
South to the Ampezzo National Park, in the Italian-speaking part of the Dolomites. Walk through the Gotres Valley to high mountain pasture of Forcella L'Erosa; descend to idyllic meadows of Rifugio Ra Stua and follow forest footpath towards glamorous town
Follow ridge that forms a border between Italy and Austria. Descent through the pretty mountain pastures of the Klammbachalm to pretty Klammbachhutte, before forest track back down to the village of Moos.
The perfect way to end the week is a walk around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Three enormous freestanding limestone towers that have become the symbol of the Dolomites.
Transfer to Venice airport.