1 Week Dolomites Itinerary

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Ultimate Dolomites Week of Hiking, Wine & Spa Travel

1 week dolomites itinerary

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Alta Via 1 Hike & Tre Cime Itinerary

Arrival Weekend: Get to Carbonin, Italy in the heart of the Dolomites on the entrance road to Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

Saturday – Tuesday (Arrival weekend) 3 Nights: Rent a car from Venice airport and drive to Carbonin for your first stay. It’s about a 2-3 hour drive. You can alternatively book private transport.

Enjoy walking around the famous Tre Cime hike, it’s about 4 hours around this phenomenal peak. Take day trips to other gorgeous Dolomites locations within a one hour drive.

Stay at the Hotel Croda Rossa, a beautiful mountain hotel and hostel to use as your home base.

Lago di Braies Start

Here’s a full guide to the Lago di Braies starting point for the Alta Via 1 hike.

Tuesday – Day 1: Check out very early and drive to Dobbiaco and park in the town free parking lots. Catch the bus to Lago di Braies. Leave your luggage in your car and take only your backpack for the hut to hut hiking on the Alta Via 1. Hike from the lake to where you’ll stay tonight at the Fodara Vedla Rifugio.

Wednesday – Day 2: Breakfast and dinner are at the high elevation mountain huts. Hike to Lavarella Hütte.

Thursday – Day 3: Hike to Rifugio Lagazoi.

Friday – Day 4: Hike to Avereau Hütte.

Saturday – Day 5: Hike down to Cortina d’Ampezzo. Enjoy this idyllic mountain town and recover after your mountain odyssey at the Hotel Columbia & Spa.

Sunday: Return home.

1 week dolomites itinerary

Top 4 Best Things to do in the Dolomites

Do a Via Ferrata like a Mountaineer

Get adventurous and do a via ferrata with your kids under a waterfall! A guide will help you with all the gear you need to safely clip into the famous Dolomites ladders and wires.

Ride Bikes

Fantastic bike trails link many of the famous Dolomites sights and it’s simple and easy to rent a bike in the Dolomites to explore the beauty.

Hike the Alta Via 1

Take this guided tour Alta Via 1 Tour to get a once in a lifetime opportunity to hike hut to hut at high elevation with delicious 3 course dinners and wine each night. Use this small AV1 guidebook to navigate the entire trail.

Private Van Tour of Dolomites

Enjoy the best of the Dolomites hitting all of your bucketlist destinations on this private van tour of the Dolomites.

Book a stress free rental car in Italy.

Don’t want to drive Italian roads, book a private transport from the airport to the trailhead.

More Great Resources for the Dolomites

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Author profile: Morgan Fielder is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and passionate hiker who believes in exploring the world on foot with good food. Follow her journey as she shares science-based hiking tips and advocates for sustainable tourism.

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