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Choose Your Pace: Hiking in the Italian Dolomites

Program No. 23844RJ
Explore the Italian Dolomites at a pace that’s right for you as you hike through stunning landscapes, historic villages and fascinating natural history.

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At a Glance

Dotted along the Northern border of Italy, the Dolomites — one of Italy’s Alpine ranges and a UNESCO World Heritage Site — are spectacular in both their 11,000 foot peaks and their lush green valleys. Lace up your hiking boots and join our experts for an active exploration of this incredible landscape, following trails to charming villages and museums to learn more about the natural and human history of the mountains. Visits to Puez Odle Nature Park, Ciaulanch Lake and Bolzano offer opportunities to delve further into this history, including lectures and discussions on fossils and Ötzi, a Tyrolean glacier mummy dating from the Copper Age. Discover the magnificence of the Dolomites firsthand on this active learning adventure!
Activity Level
Outdoor: Choose Your Pace
Each day, choose a hike based on your desired level of challenge and pace. The hikes range from 5-9 miles on varied terrain. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Tailor your learning adventure with the hikes that are right for you by selecting one of two different levels of hiking difficulty.
  • Experience historic tunnels and trenches dug by Italian soldiers to defend the country’s border during World War I.
  • Explore the 12th Century Novacella Abbey, home to Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Rococo architecture, and taste the wine the monks make there.
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MEALS
17 Meals
8 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
7 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Salt, Vegetarian
LODGING
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Showing Lodging For:
Sep 19, 2025 - Sep 28, 2025
  • Sep 19, 2025 - Sep 28, 2025
  • Jun 13, 2025 - Jun 22, 2025
  • Jun 20, 2025 - Jun 29, 2025
  • Jun 27, 2025 - Jul 06, 2025
  • Sep 12, 2025 - Sep 21, 2025
  • Sep 19, 2025 - Sep 28, 2025
7 nights
Location: I-39048
Located in the beautiful Dolomite mountain range, the Miravalle is a family run hotel offering Alpine-style bedrooms, restaurant with panoramic views and spa facilities (for an additional charge)
1 night
Location: Preganziol, 175,
Located in the Veneto region, between Treviso and Venice, the traditional hotel is an ideal stopover for Venice airport.
7 nights
Location: I-39048
Located in the beautiful Dolomite mountain range, the Miravalle is a family run hotel offering Alpine-style bedrooms, restaurant with panoramic views and spa facilities (for an additional charge)
1 night
Location: Preganziol, 175,
Located in the Veneto region, between Treviso and Venice, the traditional hotel is an ideal stopover for Venice airport.
7 nights
Location: I-39048
Located in the beautiful Dolomite mountain range, the Miravalle is a family run hotel offering Alpine-style bedrooms, restaurant with panoramic views and spa facilities (for an additional charge)
1 night
Location: Preganziol, 175,
Located in the Veneto region, between Treviso and Venice, the traditional hotel is an ideal stopover for Venice airport.
7 nights
Location: I-39048
Located in the beautiful Dolomite mountain range, the Miravalle is a family run hotel offering Alpine-style bedrooms, restaurant with panoramic views and spa facilities (for an additional charge)
1 night
Location: Preganziol, 175,
Located in the Veneto region, between Treviso and Venice, the traditional hotel is an ideal stopover for Venice airport.
7 nights
Location: I-39048
Located in the beautiful Dolomite mountain range, the Miravalle is a family run hotel offering Alpine-style bedrooms, restaurant with panoramic views and spa facilities (for an additional charge)
1 night
Location: Preganziol, 175,
Located in the Veneto region, between Treviso and Venice, the traditional hotel is an ideal stopover for Venice airport.





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