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Dolomites Family Multisport: Northern Italy's Awesome Alpine Playground

Italy, Europe

from $3,998* per person 6 Days June, July
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Backroads 24 people max
  • Venice airport, italy
  • Family & Friends trips
Ready, set, go! It's amazing, the activities you'll pack in during these six sensational days. You'll be biking old railway paths. Taking chairlifts and gondola rides among Italy's most dramatic peaks and spires. Getting a mountain goat's view of limestone massifs, deep valleys and alpine lakes. Exploring World War I trenches carved into the hillsides. Enjoying a hearty lunch at a traditional hiker's hut. Rock climbing lessons for kids and wine tastings for grown-ups. It's pure family fun in an incredible alpine playground called the Dolomites.

    Italy and Austria come together in a multicultural mosaic
    Explore hidden valleys and majestic mountains
    Ride a chairlift to Rifugio Scoiattoli for dramatic views of the Cinque Torri
    Strudel-making with a local chef
    Learn rock-climbing basics with an expert mountaineer

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Italy, Europe

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  • Family oriented trip.

Itinerary

Day 1 Michelin-starred cuisine at Tivoli - a delectable way to kick off the trip!  Mountain bike along the twists and turns of an old railway path to Cortina d'Ampezzo, a posh town surrounded by stunning peaks and filled with shops and cafés.

Day 2 Ride a chairlift to Rifugio Scoiattoli for dramatic views of the Cinque Torri, a group of famous stone pinnacles Want to dig into the past? Our guided walk reveals World War I bunkers and trenches, and an open-air museum near Passo di Falzarego Kids get the hang of rock climbing with an expert mountaineer.

Day 3 Italy and Austria come together in a multicultural mosaic  Pedal through Val Badia's scenic Ladin villages, conifer forests and flower-carpeted fields Glaciers and lofty rock towers - talk about remarkable scenery! Youngsters take an exhilarating zip-line ride in Colfosco before their fun-filled pizza feast.

Day 4 Explore hidden valleys and majestic mountains, arriving on the pristine Alpe di Siusi plateau by gondola Alpine gentians and poppies color your riverside bike route Try grilled Taleggio cheese, sausage with mushrooms and polenta and other local specialties.

Days 5-6 Strudel-making with a local chef for the younger set  Hike to a rifugio where ancient folk traditions thrive Gaze at beautiful Fiè allo Sciliar with its onion-shaped church steeple.

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