The Dolomites of Italy are an amazing and diverse place to visit as there is so much to offer any visitor. A walking holiday in the Dolomites is a perfect way to experience the unique beauty of northern Italy. There are hundreds of trails and opportunites for all different levels of hiking. You can visit a World War I battlefield in the mountains or take in the scenery from one of the many refugios that are found along the walking paths.
The people, cuisine and language of the Dolomites are very unique and there is much more to learn about the South Tyrol area.
Alta Badia is the home base and is the ideal walking holiday destination for those that love to enjoy the the peaceful beauty of the mountains. After an amazing day walking – there is also amazing cuisine and fantastic restaurants to try. You can count on the restaurants to use fresh and local ingredients. Don’t forget to enjoy a glass of Italian wine or beer with your meal. You can find our more about the South Tyrol wine culture here.
Besides enjoying fantastic walking holidays in the Dolomites – you can check out other summer activies.
As you walk among the bucolic paths of the Dolomites you likely will spot iron ladders perched upon the rock. These iron ladders are remnants from WWI – the Italian soliders built the ladders to transport troops and supplies. These iron ladders or “via ferrata” are now used for recreational purposes as assisted rock climbing routes. There are many options for via ferrata from easy to difficult so it is something that you can enjoy at any level.
When you book your walking holiday in the Dolomites with Right Path Adventures you start your adventure in Bolzano where there is a famous museum that holds the world’s most prominent mummy – called Otzi the iceman who was accidently disccovered by two mountaineers in 1991.
The Dolomites were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009 .The site of the Dolomites comprises a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, numbering 18 peaks which rise to above 3,000 metres and cover 141,903 ha. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. A property of nine areas that present a diversity of spectacular landscapes of international significance for geomorphology marked by steeples, pinnacles and rock walls, the site also contains glacial landforms and karst systems. It is characterized by dynamic processes with frequent landslides, floods and avalanches. The property also features one of the best examples of the preservation of Mesozoic carbonate platform systems, with fossil records.