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  • Location: Italy
  • Duration: 7 nights/8 days
  • Departing from: Bolzano, 5 p.m., Day 1
  • Tour finishes: Bolzano train station, 10:30 a.m. on Day 8
  • Departures 2024: July 11 (Easier but not Easy version) plus private departures.
  • Price 2024: Euro €3,600 per person based on double occupancy and minimum 3 people. Single supplement €480. One guide accompanies departures of 2 - 8 people. Two guides accompany departures of 9 or more people.

We love the Dolomites so much that we have developed this "Alta Via" tour (our fourth different itinerary!) to indulge our passion for the region. This is a special experience because we stay up in the mountains for four nights in isolated mountain chalets known as “rifugios” where you will have private double rooms with proper beds, pillows, hot showers, excellent food and a decent wine list while staying up high, in the crisp, clean, quiet air of the mountains, far from the valley floor. These chalets are not meant to be luxury hotels but our travelers always remark that they were more comfortable than they had expected (and for us, watching the sunset from the peace and quiet of a mountain hut is the definition of luxury!). A bag transfer from the last rifugio means you only hike two days carrying what you need for the overnight stays.

We ease you into the mountains with two nights in lovely Ortisei before taking you to hike the "Alta Via," or “Dolomites High Route.” You’ll hike some of Europe’s most spectacular Alpine scenery and stay in two of the Dolomites most charming mountain huts. This tour provides you with a real Himalayan-style trekking adventure but with comfortable lodgings and superb Italian food and wine at the end of the day. It’s a winning combination!

Dolomites Alta Via Hiking Tour Includes

  • Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation ( 2 nights in Ortisei at a four-star Hartmann Romantic Hotel or the Hotel Rainell or similar, 4 nights in comfortable rifugios [mountain chalets], 1 night at the four-star Hotel Acadia in Selva Val Gardena)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts & 7 dinners
  • Luggage: Bags are transferred from Bolzano on day one, with drop off Bolzano on the final day. Bag transfer from final rifugio to the transfer van so you only have to carry a day pack on the final day of hiking.
  • Transport: Private van transfers as per the itinerary, all lift tickets for funicular, gondola and chair-lifts as indicated in the itinerary
  • Active days: 6 days of guided hiking
  • Guides: At least 1 bilingual Customwalks guide accompanies departures of 2 - 8 people; 2 guides accompany departures of 9 or more people
  • Max group size: Tours are capped at 14 people

Note: Rooms in the huts are based on a first come, first served basis. If you book early, and you are a couple there is a good chance we will be able to reserve double rooms for you, however it may be necessary to have three or four people maximum in a room. Toilets and showers are in the hallway (it's a great way to meet people!).

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Dolomites “Alta Via” Hiking Tour itinerary Request full itinerary

Day 1

Independent arrival in Bolzano. Nestled amongst vineyards and  orchards at the edge of the Dolomites, it is the thriving capital of the South Tyrol region. It is also home to “Ötzi,” the 5,300-year-old mummified “ice man” whose body was found in the nearby mountains two decades ago. His body and related artifacts are displayed in a fascinating  archaeological museum that should not be missed. If you want  to stay in Bolzano the night before the pick-up day, let us know, and we will book you a room (choices range from convenient and comfortable three-star hotels to the luxurious Hotel Park Laurin). Meet your guide(s) today at 5 p.m. at the Hotel Laurin for a 50-minute transfer to the charming alpine village of Ortisei, where we check into the four-star Hartmann Romantic Hotel (or similar). Dinner in the village. Overnight Ortisei. Hotel, transfer, and dinner included.

Day 2

Enjoy a hearty Tyrolean breakfast before departing on foot to take a cable car up the north side of the Val Gardena.  Today, we hike below the dramatic southern face of the Odle massif and enjoy expansive views across the valley to the  Alpe di Siusi, whose jagged rock towers seem to pierce the sky. We arrive at a rifugio (mountain hut) for a perfectly timed snack break before taking on a challenging 550 m (1,700 ft) climb to a 2,500 m (8,000 ft) pass. From here, the  views are truly vast as you take in several of the Dolomites’ most dramatic ranges. The charming all-wood Stevia hut  welcomes us for a well-deserved fresh pasta lunch or the ubiquitous and delicious barley soup. More spectacular  views await us after lunch before our gradual descent towards the village of Selva di Val Gardena. The worst of the  descent is avoided with a van pick-up which takes us back to our hotel in Ortisei. We will return in time to enjoy a gelato in the village square or a dip in the hotel’s pool, sauna, or spa. Overnight Ortisei. Details: Total distance: about 14 km (8.5 mi). Elev. gain 700 m (2,250 ft) and loss 450 m (1,440 ft). Hiking time: 5h Maximum altitude: 2,500 m (8,000 ft) Summary: Moderate hiking to start, then a challenging steep climb to the pass. Very good trails. A full day of hiking. Hotel, breakfast, and dinner included.

Day 3

Your big adventure starts today as we embark on the “Alta Via” (high route) component of the tour, where we stay  four nights up in mountain chalets (rifugios). You will have proper beds, pillows, hot showers, excellent food, and a  decent wine list while enjoying the fresh, clean air of the mountains. Start the day with a 5-minute van transfer to a cable car lift, which whisks us up to the start of our hike. Walk along the northern wall of the Odle massif and take in  vast views over the Val di Funes and onto the spiky peaks of the Odler group, which tower above us. Stop for lunch at  2,000 m (6,500 ft) at the Rifugio Odle where you can sit back, relax, and take in the scenery. After a warming lunch, we  set out again on a sensational trail that takes us beneath the imposing spires of the Furcheta to our final destination,  the Rifugio Genova. This charming chalet was constructed in 1898 and sits at 2,300 m (7,500 ft) at the entrance to the  Puez-Odle National Park. Toast the day’s hike with a cold beer followed by a hot shower, then dinner in the charming  wood-paneled “stube.” Overnight in a private double room (late sign-ups may have to share a triple or quadruple room).  Hot shower and WC are down the hall. Details: Total distance: about 18 km (11 mi). Elev. gain 750 m (2,400 ft) and loss 450 m (1,440 ft). Hiking time: 5.5 hrs Maximum altitude: 2,425 m (7,760 ft).  Summary: Moderate hiking, very good trails, but a long day. Breakfast, dinner, and rifugio accommodation included.  

Day 4

As the sun’s rays reflect off Putia Peak we head east on a 13.5 km (8.5 mile) hike around the mountain. The trail  features magnificent views from above the tree line before gently descending into the soft embrace of the larch  woods. The trail follows the “valley of the mills,” and we see ancient wooden aqueducts that fed water from the  mountains to the water mills below. Enjoy a hearty lunch at a log mountain hut, the Utia di Goma. We are once again  above the tree line, and we have a gradual climb that takes us up over the Putia Forcella (strong hikers have the option  of hiking up Putia peak, two hours out and back) and back home to Rifugio Genova, where we enjoy a refreshing drink  in the deck-chairs overlooking the valley. Hiking time: 5h. Maximum altitude: 2,415 m (8,768 ft). Summary: Total climb of 950 m (3,000 feet). Easy hiking on good trails, one 2 km section on gravel road, plus  optional challenging climb. This hike is very pleasant because it stays up high as it loops around the flanks of Putia  Mountain. We never drop below 1,950 m (6,000 ft). Breakfast, dinner, and rifugio accommodation included.

Day 5

Today’s hike is made up of dramatic alpine terrain as we enter the heart of the Odle-Puez National Park. The  trail eventually gets squeezed between several peaks as we climb to the Nives pass. This section of the trail requires you  to climb ladders and rungs bolted into the rock. There is no exposure, so if you can climb a ladder, you can do this. However, if you would prefer to skip it, you can take an alternative path. We crest at 2,740 m (8,768  ft). The views are impressive as we gradually descend to the welcoming embrace of Puez Hutte for lunch, which is  nestled in amongst the surrounding peaks at 2,475 m (7,920 ft). A large, sunny terrace welcomes us, where you can  kick back and take in the quiet solitude of these gorgeous mountains. After lunch, we have a 2.5-hour hike to Rifugio  Gardenaccia, built in 1937 and renovated in 2009. Happily, the owners kept many original features  and furniture to retain an old-world charm. The rifugio has a special feature: a sauna with large windows  that look out over a stunning alpine view. It’s a great way to relax at the end of an epic day of hiking! Indeed, this is an  extremely comfortable rifugio where we are delighted to stay for two nights. Overnight in private double rooms (late  sign-ups may have to share a triple or quadruple). The shower and WC are down the hall, but we also offer you a free sauna to use its modern shower facility. Hiking distance: about 16 kms/10 miles. Uphill 1000 m/3,200ft and downhill 800m/2500 ft. Hiking time: 6.5 hrs. Maximum altitude: 2740 metres/8768 ft. Summary: Challenging hiking, good trails but with some assisted climbing to be done during the ascent to Nives Pass (option to avoid this trail is available). That means climbing up ladders and steel rungs. Today is the most challengin day of hiking, thanks to a long 600 metre/1900 ft continuous climb. Breakfast, dinner and rifugio accommodation with sauna facilities included.

Day 6

We have various options on offer for today’s hike to suit the weather and your energy levels. They all feature  spectacular views and isolated trails, so it all depends on how much you want to do. Past hikers have been seduced by  the rifugio's lovely terrace and fabulous sauna, so we have offered a morning hike followed by a free afternoon to relax  and enjoy the amenities. However, if you still have energy to burn, you can embark upon an epic hike that features the  imposing vastness of the Gardenaccia plateau, a dramatic descent to undulating pastures, lunch in charming La Villa  village, and finally, a chairlift back into the mountains with a final 40-minute climb back up to the rifugio. Details: Total distance: choices range between 8 km/5 mi - 17 km/11 mi. Hiking time: 3 - 6hrs. Good trails throughout.  Breakfast, dinner and rifugio accommodation with sauna facilities included.

Day 7

We set out this morning for our final Alta Via hike. We quickly enter a dramatic landscape as we ascend towards the  Para Dai Giai to hike along a high ridge line at 2,450 m (8,000 ft). Our last hour of hiking takes us along the southern  side of a group of mountains making up the Crespeina massif. As we slowly descend, we will see climbers on the Piz  da Cir whose vertical pitches have enticed rock climbers for over a century. We end our hike at the Dantercepies “hut,”  a super-modern steel and glass structure with fabulous views from its excellent restaurant. After lunch there, we  happily cheat by taking the gondola down the last 600 m (1,900 ft) to Selva di Val Gardena, where a private transfer  takes us to the lovely four-star Hotel Park Laurin (or similar) in the center of historic Bolzano. We splash out tonight  with a memorable dinner to celebrate our Alta Via experience. Overnight Bolzano. Details: Total distance: about 15 km (8 mi). Elev. gain 1,100 m (3,500 ft) and loss 750 m (2,460 ft).  Hiking time: 4.5h Maximum altitude: 2,525 m (8,300 ft). Summary: Another full-on hike with a challenging 500 m (1,600 ft) continuous climb at the beginning of the day,  then a second sustained climb of 500 m to the Crespiena fork. Good trails throughout, but with a little scree for about  15 minutes.  Hotel, breakfast, and dinner included.

Day 8

After breakfast, we offer one van transfer to the Bolzano train station, arriving in time for 10:30 departures. Bolzano  is well connected by train to Verona, Milan, Venice, Innsbruck, and beyond. For private groups, we can also arrange a transfer to Venice (airport or train station, which are about a 2.5-hour drive). Breakfast and transfer included.

Please note: Some details of the itinerary may change according to the departure date of your tour. Whenever we run a tour we make new discoveries. Sometimes they are good discoveries, like a wonderful new trattoria, and sometimes they are bad, like a trail has been washed away. The result is that we sometimes change our itinerary to improve it by adding new wonderful elements to the tour or by removing something that does not work anymore. Rest assured, our goal is to always provide you with the best possible experience. We will advise you of any changes to the original itinerary prior to departure.  

The Hikes in the Dolomites

The hikes in the Dolomites are the most challenging that we offer. The paths are good, but you require good footing and should be used to hiking on steep, rugged terrain. This tour is not appropriate for people who suffer from vertigo or who have bad knees or hips. The terrain is frequently steep and we sometimes have long ascents and descents. Some days require 6 hours of hiking. Daily distance between 14-18 km/8-12 miles.

Backpacks and Bag Transfers

Backpacks: On these trips you will be carrying more in your backpacks than on other tours because: a) we are in the mountains so you need to carry more layers and be ready for any weather conditions; b) you may need to carry more water since it may not be readily available; and c) you will have to carry 1 change of clothing and your toothbrush for the overnights in the rifugio. We stay two nights in each rifugio, which means that you can do an easy hand wash of 1 pair socks, underwear and T-shirt and it will have time to dry. Or just wear non smelly merino! On the final hike we organize a bag transfer from the rifugio, therefore of 6 days of hiking you carry just your day-pack on 4 days. Here is how it looks day by day.

Day 2: First hike is a loop Hike. You just carry what you need for the day.
Day 3: Hike to Rifugio No. 1. You carry your overnight stuff for 4 nights in your backpack. You leave your main luggage in the Ortisei hotel to be picked up at the end of the hiking tour.
Day 4: Loop Hike. Overnight again in Rifugio No. 1. During the hike you just carry what you need for the day.
Day 5: Hike to Rifugio No. 2. You carry your overnight stuff in your backpack to Rifugio No 2.
Day 6 Loop Hike. Overnight in Rifugio No. 2. During the hike you just carry what you need for the day.
Day 7 Hike. During the hike you just carry what you need for the day. We will arrange for a bag transfer from the rifugio to our transfer van, so you do not have to carry your overnight stuff on the last day of hiking. Your main luggage will be waiting for you when you arrive at out hotel in Selva Val Gardena.

Altitude

F.A.Q.: "Do your guests frequently experience altitude sickness in this area? If so, what pre-tour preparation do you recommend?"
None of our guests have suffered from Altitude sickness on any of our Dolomites tours. Altitude sickness usually only happens at levels above 2,500m/8,000ft. We spend the first two nights in Ortisei sleeping at 1,230 m/3,900ft, allowing you to acclimate. Our first day of hiking is after you have slept one night at that altitude. You may experience some shortness of breath during your first hike, but that is all unless you have some pre-existing medical conditions that make you more sensitive to lower oxygen levels.  After two nights in Ortisei, two nights are spent at 2,300m/7,350ft at Rifugio Genoa and two more nights at 2,050m/6,550ft at Rifugio Gardenacia. None of these altitudes are above the usual threshold of 8000 feet, and we do not spend much time hiking above 8,000 feet. Our final night is back in the valley at 1,400m/4,480 feet in Selva Val Gardena.  Be in shape for the tour and stay well-hydrated during the hikes.

 

 

Activity Level 4.5 or 5 out of 5= Rewarding or Challenging:
In general: This is a challenging tour for fit hikers who will feel satisfied and a bit tired by the end of the day; it is NOT appropriate for novice hikers or even for experienced but unfit hikers. Day 4 is the most challenging day, which makes the tour a 5 rating, but we offer an easier option which reduces the overall rating to a 4-difficulty level.
Terrain: Rolling and often steep terrain. Challenging sustained climbs and descents of up to 1,200 m (4,000 ft). Altitude can play a role as our Challenging tours are in the mountains. On the Dolomites "Alta Via" tour we sleep at 2,700 m (8,500 ft).
Actual hiking time: 5 - 7 hours per day
Distances: Usually 15 - 18 km (9.5 - 11 mi). Max distance is 22 km (14 mi).
Surfaces: Trails are a mix of compact earth or dirt track, gravel roads, and rocky, uneven trails. You will find scree slopes and steep switchback trails, and at times you may have to use your arms to climb up a short “impasse,” or sit down on your bum to descend sections that are too big for a step. You might also find somewhat overgrown trails. 
Footing: Good to tricky. You must almost ALWAYS pay attention to where and how you place your feet. Proper hiking shoes or boots with thick soles with good treads are required. Sport sandals, running shoes and tennis shoes are not adequate.
Specifics: The trails are safe, but some of them have some “open” parts which could unsettle anyone who suffers from vertigo (on the other hand, all you have to do is look the other way!). Most of the trails are well maintained, but occasionally you have to hike on a short stretch of scree. You also have to carry what you need for three nights up in the mountain huts, so your day-pack will be a little heavier than usual.  Elevation gains are between 600 - 900 m (1,970 - 3,000 ft).
Hiking Poles: REQUIRED! If you don’t bring your poles the guide will hit you over the head with their own poles. 
Compared to the Cinque Terre: Significantly more difficult than the Cinque Terre because the distances are much longer and the terrain and footing much more difficult. If you enjoyed the hikes in the Cinque Terre but wanted more at the end of the day and you regularly hike and backpack, then these 5-rated tours are right up your alley.  
Other: These tours are not appropriate for first-time hikers. People with hip and knee issues will probably find that the hikes aggravate their pre-existing injuries to the point that they may have to abandon the tour. Hikers need to be fit and have healthy joints, and easily be able to hike for six hours a day. You should also be used to negotiating rocky, uneven terrain. 
Backpacks: On these trips you will be carrying more in your backpacks than on other tours because: a) we are in the mountains so you need to carry more layers and be ready for any weather conditions; b) you may need to carry more water since it may not be available; c) you may be carrying your lunch; and d) in some cases you may have to carry an extra change of clothing, as in our Dolomites "Alta Via" Hike you stay up in the mountains where luggage transfers are not possible.  
Challenging Tours: Dolomites "Alta Via," Republic of Georgia – Tusheti National Park
As a point of reference, what is a 1 out of 5 Activity rating? A 1 out of 5 rated tour is a tour without any hiking. Hikes would be in towns, cities, and villages, and the countryside hikes would be on paved, or gravel/dirt roads, and occasionally on some packed earth trails. Elevation gain and loss would be negligible.
As a point of reference, what is a 5 out of 5 Activity rating? A 5 out of 5 rated tour is a tour that would be physically challenging and technically difficult even for very fit and experienced hikers. The hikes would have steep ascents and descents on narrow, exposed trails with challenging footing, such as on scree fields, or through rock falls and boulders. Distances would be up to 25 km/16 miles per day and feature ascents of over 1,000 m/3,200 feet in a day. A 5 out of 5 tour would also mean that you would be carrying a heavier-than-normal pack. None of our tours are rated 5 out 5. Our most challenging tours are 4.5 out of 5, and they are the Dolomites Alta Via (because of some exposed trail that requires some technical expertise) and our Republic of Georgia tour which has some long hikes with over 1,000 meters of elevation gain.

Getting There: the trip starts in Bolzano, which is easily reached by train from various Italian cities. The closest airports are Innsbruck, Verona, Milan, and Venice. Travel time by train to Bolzano:  from Innsbruck 2 hrs, direct; from Verona 1.5 - 2 hrs, direct; from Milan 2.5 - 3 hrs, with one change; from Venice (Mestre) 2.5 - 3.5, most with one change; from Florence: 3 - 3.5 hrs, some direct high-speed trains; from Rome 4.5 - 5, some direct high-speed trains.

Air: The most convenient airports to the trip are Innsbruck, Verona, Milan, and Venice. For a complete list of Itlian airports and a selection of low-cost airlines, see our "Transport Info" page.

Rail:  See the Trenitalia website (in English) at this link. For alternative high-speed rail travel, see the Italo website. For complete information on using the Italian train system, see our blog post

Getting Away at the End of the Trip: After breakfast on Sunday, we provide a 1hr private transfer to the train station in Bolazano, arriving in time for 10:30 a.m. trains. From there you can get trains to Venice (takes 2-3 hrs, depending on departure), Milan (2.5 hrs), Verona (1 hour), Innsbruck (2.5 - 3.5 hrs), Florence (3.5 hours), or other cities.

If you book a trip with us you will receive detailed information about how to get to the start of your trip, or feel free to e-mail us with any specific travel questions.

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by Charlie P
Posted Oct 16, 2022

We got to spend 8 days with Brett and Dennis on the Alta Via and it was great. We had a wonderful blend of through hikes and loops which allowed us to balance how much pack weight we carried and great accommodations throughout. Everything was wonderfully organized to give us a mix of hiking terrain, but always surrounded by great views.

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by Kurt P
Posted Oct 15, 2022

Had a peak experience tour of the Dolomites with Customwalks. The scenery was stunning, the guides were very knowledgeable, fun, and were always there to help. This was on our bucket list and it certainly exceeded our expectations. We'll be back for sure. Great company to work with, would use them again.

5
by Audrey
Posted Oct 13, 2022

The Dolomites Alta Via tour was visually stunning and athletically challenging, like no other and I have hiked many places in the world. Brett and Dennis were also world class guides, with intimate knowledge of the area, food, conditions and their audience. They are also fun and funny. Looking forward to my next Custom Walks tour.

5
by Adam R
Posted Aug 13, 2022

Amazing trip. I'd strongly recommend it. Some of the best hiking I've ever done.

5
by Peggy P
Posted Aug 12, 2022

I met Brett 20yrs ago when my then teenage sons and i did a hike in the Dolomites with him. In the intervening years, i've gone on two more trips with Customwalks. I do many trips without a guide. When i choose a guided adventure, I want not only a great guide(s) but also great companionship. With this return to the Dolomites using an alta via route, my family/friends wanted to have Brett as our guide, and were also delighted to meet Dennis. The eight of us made perfect companions. The weather had played havoc with some of the trails but our guides confidently directed us. They even managed to make the rains hold off until the evenings when we were comfortably at our rifugi! I hope good health and the luxury of time allow us to make multiple more trips together. For those trips we will look first to Customwalks....the best boutique guide service around!!

4.3
by Susan H
Posted Sep 21, 2021

The Dolomites Grand Traverse captures the best of the dolomites. There are amazing views every day. The food is the best of the region. There's nothing like sitting outside of a Rifugio, eating a wonderful meal, and enjoying that day's dolomite vista.

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by Jim G
Posted Sep 10, 2021

This hiking tour was absolutely fantastic in every way. My wife and I have been hiking for forty years in many different places in the world and of course in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest where we live. However we were blown away by the beauty and uniqueness of the Dolomites. Every day the trails chosen showed different landscapes including beautiful mountain formations, rolling green valleys and various alpine features.This made every hike great in its own way. The lodging in the hotels and rifugi exceeded our expectations with beautiful settings, comfortable sleeping arrangements and INCREDIBLE food. Dennis our guide was terrific . He was very knowledgeable of the trails and surroundings, friendly and engaging , and worked hard to ensure that every day's activities ran smoothly and worry free for us. We cannot say enough good things about him and this tour. Lastly, Brett the owner of Customwalks is a pleasure to work with and it was obvious from the start that he wanted this to be as good an experience for us his customers as possible. The other people on this tour were just as delighted with it as we were. We hope to do more tours with this truly excellent company.

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by Bruce and Jeanne
Posted Sep 09, 2021

Just finished a wonderful two weeks in Italy highlighted by our Customwalks tour of the Dolomites. This tour was perfect from start to finish. The information we received prior to the trip had us well prepared for anything we would encounter during the hikes. Our guide - Dennis - was outstanding and made everything run smoothly throughout the whole trip. He would preview the next day’s activities every night at dinner and answer any questions anyone had about the upcoming segment of the tour. He kept the pace enjoyable and doable for each of us. He was very knowledgeable about the local history, culture, area and the food. He was perfectly fluent in English which made things much easier for all of us. By the end of the trip we felt like he was “part of the family”. The hikes were well planned out and we never went over the same areas twice. The accommodations were all great - from the four star hotels to the refuggios - and the food was outstanding everywhere we went. Most importantly - the scenery was spectacular the entire trip. Every day provided new and different vistas in every direction. We would definitely come back to the Dolomites and will definitely hike with Customwalks again.

4.8
by Rob
Posted Sep 12, 2019

My second year in a row hiking the amazing Italian Dolomites ( and luckily for me with the same guide !) The scenery was spectacular and our trip itinerary was very carefully organized and thought out to maximize the beauty, the ups and downs, and some trail variety and the best Refugio's and one amazing sauna !!!I totally felt in the best hands with our guide who truly watched out for us. And you could also tell the guide vicariously enjoyed our enjoyment of the mountains and shared the excitement with the the views and the food and travels together. He was very special and unique and had a great sense of humor and spoke English fluently.I highly recommend this trip. It was a little tough for me being an older person and hiking with significantly younger people ( i.e. my 31 and 28-year-old sons who are in incredible shape). 10 miles a day - six days in a row - was certainly a challenge; but well worth it.

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by Alex
Posted Sep 11, 2019

Wining and dining in the Dolomites... and working up an appetite! This was an intense hike. My body took a bit of a beating, but I was smiling the whole time as my eyes took in the amazing Dolomiti. The itinerary was thoughtfully designed to give us the best experience and give us exposure to a variety of landscapes, refugi, and terrain. Amazing trip. Terrific guide. Wonderful memories.



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We got to spend 8 days with Brett and Dennis on the Alta Via and it was great. We had a wonderful blend of through hikes and loops which allowed us to balance how much pack weight we carried and great accommodations throughout. Everything was wonderfully organized to give us a mix of hiking terrain, but always surrounded by great views.
by Charlie P


Had a peak experience tour of the Dolomites with Customwalks. The scenery was stunning, the guides were very knowledgeable, fun, and were always there to help. This was on our bucket list and it certainly exceeded our expectations. We'll be back for sure. Great company to work with, would use them again.
by Kurt P


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