8 Days Dolomites Hiking Adventure

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8 Days

14 People Max

Activity Level: Moderate

Trip Start: Venice

Trip End: Venice

Trip Overview

  • LevelModerate
  • Duration8 days
  • RegionDolomites, Italy
  • ArriveVenice
  • DepartVenice
  • Price US$3,599
  • Season June to September

Trip Introduction

Prepare for an unforgettable 8-day journey through the breathtaking beauty of the Italian Alps, where every step is a testament to nature’s grandeur and every vista a masterpiece of mountain majesty. Our Dolomiti adventure seamlessly blends the best of both worlds – a lodge-to-lodge trek across the legendary trails of the Dolomites Alta Via 1 and 2.

Immerse yourself in the old-world charm and timeless allure of the Dolomites as you indulge in 8 days of hiking, cultural immersion, and unparalleled natural beauty. Traverse iconic landmarks such as Lagazuoi, Cinque Torri, and Averau, where tales of WWI echo through the rugged terrain, preserving history in the mountain’s rocky embrace.

Scale the heights of Passo Giau and drink in the panoramic vistas of the Tofana and Monte Cavallo, each peak a testament to nature’s awe-inspiring craftsmanship. Explore the majestic Civetta Massif, a colossal wall of natural artistry, and wander through the enchanting valleys of Civetta and Moiazza.

Embark on a scenic odyssey from Malga Ciapela to San Pellegrino, where each turn reveals the untamed beauty of Franzedàz and Forca Rossa. Conclude your adventure by traversing the Four Valleys, a finale of alpine splendor that will leave you breathless.

In the embrace of these timeless peaks, every step becomes a dance with nature, and every summit a triumph. Join us on this unforgettable journey to capture the highlights that define the unparalleled allure of the Dolomites.

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Trip Highlights

Trip Itinerary

Welcome to the heart of the Dolomites, where jagged peaks pierce the sky, and every valley tells a tale of nature’s grandeur. Our meticulously crafted itinerary is a passage through this alpine wonderland, guiding you to the hidden gems and iconic trails that define the Dolomiti experience. From the ancient charm of Cortina d’Ampezzo to the historic echoes of Passo Giau, each day unfolds a new chapter in your adventure.

Immerse yourself in the rhythm of nature, whether hiking Lagazuoi’s historic tunnels, traversing the Civetta Massif’s colossal walls, or savoring the solitude of Franzedàz. Our journey is a celebration of both the untamed beauty and the rich histories etched into these mountains.

Hike Lagazuoi, Cinque Torri, & Averau

We’ll meet you at Venice Airport this morning, and depart for Cortina. Host to the 1956 Winter Olympics, Cortina enjoys a reputation for great skiing in winter, and in the summer attracts hikers and climbers who challenge the rocky faces of the nearby mountains.

Be prepared to be blown away the further we get mountains – it gets more spectacular around every corner! After we’ve arrived and had a chance to settle in, we’ll head out for a warm up hike in the surrounding rolling Dolomites foothills of Cortina.

As it’s early summer, the meadows are green and the rapids of the Torrente Boite are thunderous and a site to see on this hike.

Cortina Hotel, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Lunch, Dinner

Hike Lagazuoi, Cinque Torri, & Averau

Today we’ll explore the Lagazuoi-Cinque Torri area – of great interest for both the spectacular mountains around and the abundance of reminders of the terrible years of WWI, due to the adjacency of the former border between the long-dismantled Hapsburg Empire and Italy.

We’ll take a cable car to Lagazuoi Rifugio high above Passo Falzarego, and descend the tunnels built into the mountain by soldiers who held off the Austo-Hungarian army. Upon arrival at the Pass, we’ll hike up to Rifugio Averau, our home for the evening.

Rifugio Averau
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hike Passo Giau

The trail this morning leads over the Forcella Giau (2,360m) with plenty of ups and downs; here the views of the Tofana and Monte Cavallo are inspiring, not to mention the mountains on display to the south: Monte Fromin, Cernera, Pelmo and the upswept flank of Monte Mondeval. Along the hike, we’ll have great views of the majestic Sorapiss, the unmistakable pyramid of Antelao, and far off the Cadore Dolomites.

The last part of the day leads us below Pelmo’s north face, (which is 1,006m straight up to the top) to our comfortable mountain Rifugio at Passo Staulanza (1,783m), our home for tonight.

Marmolada Staulanza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hike Civetta Massif

Departing our rifugio, we’ll hike by several farms and join a popular trail that climbs to the shoulder of Monte Coldai, anchoring one end of the famous Monte Civetta. After stopping for lunch at Lago Coldai, we’ll continue to the Col Negro di Coldai that looks over at the towering west face of Monte Civetta. This “wall of walls” extends for over 6km!
About midway past this wall we’ll climb to our rifugio, perched on mountaintop with views to the Val Civetta, down the Alleghe Valley and west to the Marmolada Glacier. This overnight stop is unforgettable.
Marmolada Rifugio
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hike Civetta & Moiazza

From our rifugio, we’ll descend to the Val Civetta over the Col Rean, through beautiful, open, green meadows to the narrow valley of Val Corpassa. The trail takes us right below the sheer rock faces of the Torre Venezia (2,337m) and the Torre Trieste (2,458m), both rising some 600 meters vertically from the valley floor.

We’ll pass by the Rifugio Vazzoler (1,723m) and ascend steeply through a dense forest to Forcella de l’Orso and alongside Monte Moiazza’s southern flank to Rifugio Bruto Cartestiato. We’ll continue to Rifugio San Sebastiano across pasture clearings we’ll take a private transfer to Malga Ciapela.

Hotel Malga Ciapela
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hike Malga Ciapela to San Pellegrino

From Malga Ciapela we’ll hike west along the river Torrente Pettorina. The trail climbs steadily through thick forest to reach pasture clearings. Soon the uphill section begins in earnest!

We’ll visit the uninhabited village of Franzedàz, amidst sweeping alpine meadows and take a step back in time. We’ll leave the high pastures and hike on the gravelly terrain that leads to Forca Rossa (2,490).

From here we’ll begin our descent in the direction of Passo San Pellegrino, and reach our rifugio for the night.

Rifugio San Pellegrino
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hike Four Valleys

After breakfast we’ll depart from our rifugio past a string of photogenic hay barns and chalets, reaching Albergo Miralago (1,920m). We’ll hike to Passo San Pellegrino and continue toward Passo Valles, which strikes out southeast across marshy terrain. We’ll quickly enter some pretty woods and climb steadily, crossing a cascading stream along the way.

We’ll continue to climb to Corda degli Zingari (2,297m), a broad crest on the edge of the Altopiano degli Zingari. Hike down the dirt track beneath Monte Predazzo admiring the vast slabs of the metamorphic Lagorai chain extending east to north, to Passo Valles (2,031m / 6,663′) and have a private transfer to your hotel, where we’ll enjoy a well-deserved dinner and night’s rest.

Hotel Val di Fassa
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today is the last day of your Conqueror Adventures hiking adventure in the Dolomites – arguably THE most beautiful mountains in the world. Our aim is to create incredible moments that count with like-minded people, and build lifelong friendships through physical activity and shared experiences in some of the world's most beautiful places.

After breakfast, we’ll depart from our hotel in Val di Fassa and head back through the mountains to Venice in time for departing flights in the afternoon.


The Details

What's Included

  • All meals as per itinerary
  • All transport and shuttles
  • Guiding and hosting
  • All park entrance fees
  • All accommodation
  • Luggage transfers

What's Not Included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal hiking gear
  • Luggage
  • Personal snacks
  • Alcoholic beverages


We understand the importance of a good nights rest – especially on a trek like this. We have carefully chosen locally owned lodgings in the most beautiful areas of the Dolomites. We stay in very comfortable hotels and THE best mountain lodges anywhere in the European Alps. With that, because of the locations of the mountain rifugios, only shared rooms are available – no single rooms.


Arriving for this trip is relatively simple. We pick up and drop off in Venice (Marco Polo Airport). We meet at Venice Airport on the morning of Day 1 and drive a short distance to Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Dolomites. We’ll drop you off at Venice Airport by 11am on Day 8 for departing flights in the afternoon.

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Meet Our Guides

At The Conqueror Adventures, our journey is led by the passionate and experienced individuals who have an unwavering love for the great outdoors. These are the adventurers who guide you through rugged landscapes, lead you to hidden gems, and share their profound knowledge of the destinations we explore.

In this section, we invite you to meet our guides, the heartbeat of our hiking tours. These individuals are more than just experts; they are passionate storytellers, nature enthusiasts, and cultural interpreters. They bring the landscapes to life, adding a layer of depth to your adventure that can’t be found in guidebooks.

Their stories, insights, and profound love for the destinations they explore are integral to the exceptional experiences we provide. Get to know the adventurers who will be your companions on the trail, leading you through extraordinary journeys filled with discovery, camaraderie, and the joy of exploration.

Phil Boorman

Phil Boorman

Founder, Guide & CEO

Phil Boorman

Founder and boss, Phil is at his best when he’s leading a group. He has spent his entire working life, leading and designing adventures in almost every continent in the world. It’s just in his blood and he’ll never give it up. You’ll still find Phil leading trips in Italy, Nepal, and New Zealand which is his home. Phil loves whitewater kayaking, backcountry skiing and mountain biking in his free time.

“I’ve done a tonne of guided trips in my time, and traveling with Phil was by far, THE best and most fulfilling experience I’ve had – he was genuine, attentive and clearly loves what he does.”

Ed Stone, USA – June 2016

Nev Waterson

Nev Waterson


Nev Waterson

Meet Nev Waterson – A kiwi now living in Europe, an all-around fantastic guy, and a skilled mountain biker. Nev is a long-time world traveler and experienced adventure travel guide, known for his calm, thoughtful leadership and dry sense of humor. Nev has been working with Phil since 2001.

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Mike Searchfield

Mike Searchfield


Mike Searchfield

When you join us on an Italian Dolomites adventure, you’ll meet Mike, another kiwi transplant who lives in Europe. Mike started as a hiking guide in the South Island of New Zealand before moving to Europe in 2013 and began guiding in the Italian Dolomites. He’s engaging, fun, resourceful and loves his motorbike! Mike ran the very first Dolomites hiking adventures with Phil in 2015.

“I can’t quite put my finger on it, but Mike made us all feel instantly at ease from day 1 og our trip, and it was actually sad to say goodbye to him!”

Steve Jacobi, USA – September 2016

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Our meticulously crafted adventures are designed to leave a profound and lasting impact, pushing you to step boldly into the uncharted. Discover why adventurers around the world choose to explore with us, and join our global community of explorers, wanderers, and adventure enthusiasts. Your extraordinary journey starts here.


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