Meadows and alpine pastures on the Alpe di Siusi in Val Gardena

Hiking from Alpe di Siusi to Cortina D'Ampezzo

Natural parks are essential for protecting the natural heritage and unique landscapes of South Tyrol.

Uncontaminated nature in the surroundings of San Cassiano in Alta Badia
  • Destination Val Gardena - Cortina
  • Difficulty level intermediate
  • Duration 8 nights/9 days
  • Self-guided trip
  • Departure dates mid-June – end of September
Day 1

Arrive at Val Gardena

You can arrive in Val Gardena on your own (private transfer on request). Depending on your arrival time, we will organize a trip briefing with an Info Dolomites.com representative.

Church of Ortisei in Val Gardena
Day 2

Hike on Alpe di Siusi e Sciliar – Catinaccio Natural Park

Summer is the best time to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Schlern-Catinaccio Nature Park. With its wide mountain plateau, this Nature Park offers endless opportunities to discover the wealth of flora and majestic peaks such as the Schlern, Plattkofel, Langkofel, and Rosengarten. To get there, be sustainable and use the public bus and cable car services that bring you directly to your hiking starting point.

hiking time: 4,20 hours length: 12,5 km difference in level: + 822 m / - 367 m highest
point: 2.454 m lowest point: 1.801 m

Endless meadows on the Alpe di Siusi in Val Gardena
Day 3

Alpe di Siusi Traverse

Keep crossing the immense Alpe di Siusi, an area of about 57 km², which offers you an unforgettable experience and the chance to be totally immersed in the nature of the Dolomites. Today's easy hike will take you through a colorful landscape and a mountain hut, where you can admire the stunning panorama and simply relax. Experienced hikers can challenge themselves by reaching the summit of Sasplat.

hiking time: 4 hours length: 11,9 km difference in level: + 496 m / - 646 m
highest point: 2.563 m lowest point: 2.175 m

Amazing panorama: Alpe di Siusi in Val Gardena
Day 4

Val Gardena

Once the hike ends, take an easy descent down to the town of Val Gardena, where you can spend the afternoon strolling around the lovely villages. Val Gardena is renowned for its woodcarving, which is exported worldwide. One of the main woodcarving symbols is the Nativity, which is produced in different sizes.

hiking time: 5 hours length: 14,9 km difference in level: + 496 m / - 804 m
highest point: 2.304 m lowest point: 1.540 m

Handcrafted woodworking in Val Gardena
Day 5

Natural Park of Puez-Odle

Hike through the Natural Park of Puez-Odle, which is at an altitude of 2,500 m above sea level and offers visitors a unique natural spectacle. This is one of the eight nature parks in the heart of the Dolomites, called Puez-Odle, and it covers an area of approximately 10,722 hectares. It was established in 1978 to preserve the unique natural and cultural heritage of the region.

hiking time: 4,40 hours length: 12,6 km difference in level: + 783 m / - 861 m
highest point: 2.671 m lowest point: 2.047 m

Sass Rigais Puez
Day 6

Natural Park of Fanes-Sennes-Braies

This morning, descend to the town (hiking time 1,10 minutes – 3,1 km) and take a public bus for a 15-minute transfer, to the starting point of this new hiking day in the Natural Park of Fanes-Sennes-Braies. The Fanes-Sennes-Prags / Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park is a beautiful natural area of approximately 25,453 hectares, located in the Dolomite mountains, well known for its unique and complex geological features.

hiking time: 4,20 hours length: 13,1 km difference in level: + 571 m / - 627 m
highest point: 2.171 m lowest point: 1.420 m

The clear springs of Gran Fanes in the Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park
Day 7

Fanes-Sennes-Braies – Traverse & Dolomiti d’Ampezzo

Start this 2nd hiking day along the Natural Park of Fanes-Sennes-Braies, which takes you through a variety of different, stunning landscapes. Along the way, you will probably hear marmots whistling and if you bring binoculars with you, it can happen to see them, as well as roe deer and chamois.

In the afternoon, reach the Alpe di Sennes from where you will admire the Dolomite peaks of Croda del Becco, Croda Rossa, Monte Cristallo, Sorapiss, and the Fanes Dolomites.

hiking time: 4,30 hours length: 11,3 km difference in level: + 741 m / - 598 m
highest point: 2.235 m lowest point: 1.543 m

Explore the beauty of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park, nestled in the pristine nature of the Dolomites
Day 8

Natural Park of the Dolomiti d’Ampezzo

On your last day of hiking in the Ampezzo Dolomites Natural Park, you can enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of the Ampezzo Dolomites Natural Park, including its stunning mountain peaks, vast plateaus, and diverse flora and fauna. The Ampezzo Dolomites Nature Park offers endless opportunities for adventure and exploration, thus it's a must-see destination for every nature lover.
If you prefer a shorter excursion, we can add a transfer to Cortina to your itinerary, so that you can enjoy the numerous attractions of the city, which is rich in history and culture, without interfering with your hiking experience.

hiking time: 1,50 hours length: 5,8 km difference in level: + 30 m / - 551 m
highest point: 2.235 m lowest point: 1.685 m

Meadows near Croda da Lago in the Dolomites
Day 9

Departure

Departure on your own or private transfer on request.
Option to stay a few more days in the Dolomites or other Italian cities.

Breathtaking landscape in the Puez-Odle Nature Park
Alpe di Siusi in spring in Val Gardena

Cost includes

  • Trip itinerary, development, and accommodation reservations
  • Trip briefing upon arrival
  • 5-night accommodation at the mountain huts (dormitory - rooms on request, if available), with half-board, except for 1 mountain hut with breakfast - dinner á la carte
  • 2-night accommodation in Val Gardena - B&B
  • 1 night accommodation in Cortina d'Ampezzo - B&B
  • Luggage transfer from Val Gardena to Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Hiking maps
  • Italian VAT & tourist taxes

Cost not includes

Airfare, trains, public buses, cable cars, private in/out airport transfers, additional transfers on request, upgrade from dormitories to rooms at the mountain huts, drinks, lunches, dinner at one rifugio (dinner á la carte), upgrade from B&B to 3-4 or 5-star hotels, dinner at the B&B in Val Gardena & Cortina, luggage transfer at the mountain huts, holiday extensions, hiking guide or mountain guide for an additional via ferrata experience, insurances private expenses and anything NOT mentioned in “costs included”

Additional information

Please note, that all guided tours may be subject to changes, depending on:

  • weather conditions
  • the physical condition of each participant
  • equipment and clothing not suitable for the excursion (e.g. sneakers instead of mountain boots, clothing not suited to the weather conditions...)
  • the itinerary doesn’t include any travel or health insurance

Services on request

  • private in & out airport/train transfers
  • holiday extensions,
  • UIAGM/IFMGA professional mountain guide for a Via Ferrata experience
  • helicopter flights over the Dolomites
  • the trip can also be organized as a guided trip
  • luggage transfer
  • single supplements at hotels/B&B/mountain huts (if available)

For any further requests, please do not hesitate to contact us!

From1390€
2 - 3 persons: starting at € 1.690,00
4 - 6 persons - cost per person: starting at € 1.490,00
7 - 10 persons - cost per person: starting at € 1.390,00

Please note: in the high season period July & August the cost can raise between 6 – 12% of the given cost.