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A 100 km north of Venice lie some of the best hiking and food in Italy. This unique corner of the Italian Alps is brimming with 1,200 named mountains, spectacular trails, and all the Prosecco and local cheeses. All of them. Mamma mia! For hikers who value culture and cuisine as much as the views, a week spent rollicking in the rolling hills, sprawling vineyards, and looming mountains of Veneto is la dolce vita. Each day, you’ll stop in a historic hamlet to taste regional specialties or take part in one of the local festivals, like the medieval spectacle of Palio di Feltre or the traditional Apple Feast of Mel. See what awaits at the foot of the Italian Dolomites and leave full: of belly, culture, and new experiences!

  • Hike some of the most scenic montane trails in northeast Italy

  • Enjoy guided tours of historic hamlets and traditional villages

  • Taste a number of local delicacies, including the famed Prosecco wine

Available itineraries

At the Foot of the Dolomites: A Hiking Tour of the Venetian Alps

Spend 10 days exploring some of the most spectacular landscapes that the Venetian Alps have to offer! Uncover Italy’s alpine wonderland by traveling from town to town and tackling some of the finest trails in northeast Italy’s Dolomites area. Off the trails, taste local delicacies, sample world-famous wines, partake in traditional festivals, and explore North Italy’s numerous ancient landmarks.

  • Meet your guide and group in Conegliano, Italy, at 3 pm. Afterward, you’ll be transferred to your accommodation in Vittorio Veneto, where you’ll check in and have a welcome meeting. Embark on a guided tour of Serravale, the medieval section of the Vittorio Veneto once described by Ernest Hemingway in “A Farewell to Arms”, before enjoying a spritz cocktail before dinner.
    Overnight: Vittorio Veneto

    An old, fenced-off building in Conegliano, Italy.
  • Check out of your accommodation in Vittorio Veneto and take your trusty van to Cansiglio. Enjoy a circular hike of the Cansiglio Ring and a visit to the local ethnographic museum. Cap the day off at a local restaurant serving traditional specialties from the Alps.
    Overnight: Cansiglio

    A fenced-off meadow and a telephone line in the Venetian Alps, Italy.
  • Enjoy a circular hike of Mezzomiglio, known as one of the most beautiful climbs of the Alpago. Take in the spectacular views of Santa Croce lake and pay a visit to a malga, an alpine hut famed for its cheese-making tradition, and enjoy a special lunch. Afterward, if you’re in the mood, enjoy an optional visit to the serene Vallorch village.
    Overnight: Cansiglio

    A view of some trees in a Venetian Alps forest from below.
  • Check out and get transferred to Val Salatis. The day’s hike will follow a section of the iconic Alta Via no. 6 in the Dolomites. Follow the trail to Pian de le Stele, an old-timey rock cabin on a beautiful meadow, where you’ll have a special barbecue lunch. Enjoy an optional extension to Rifugio Semenza, or choose to return to your hotel for dinner.
    Overnight: Val Salatis

    A mountain trail in the Venetian Alps, Italy.
  • Ride to the Santa Croce Lake area. You’ll enjoy a scenic lakeside hike, with plenty of free time to appreciate the sounds, smells, and views, and maybe even try some water activities. When you’re done, get transferred to Coi de Pera, check in to your accommodations and enjoy an optional graffiti tour before dinner.
    Overnight: Coi de Pera

    Santa Croce Lake in Italy’s Venetian Alps photographed from a nearby summit.
  • Continue to Nevegal, where you’ll do a circular hike along the Col Visentin trail. Get ready to touch the sky, as you’ll reach the top of a mountain and enjoy breathtaking views of the Valbelluna and the Dolomites skyline. Head back down to Belluno for a city tour, a delicious dinner, and maybe even a night out.
    Overnight: Coi de Pera

    Hikers admiring the views from Col Visentin in northeast Italy.
  • Check out and get transferred to Valmorel for the Malghe circular trek. Today, you’ll hike the homeland of Dino Buzzati, the famous author of “The Tartar Steppe”. Then, take some time to rest and relax before the optional afternoon hike to the layered rock formations of the Brent de l’Art. Enjoy a standard dinner at the hotel, or choose to join the local Melere feasts!
    Overnight: Coi de Pera

    Unique rock constructions at the Brent de L’Art in northeast Italy.
  • Travel to Mel for a short hike to the Castello di Zumelle. Have a delicious picnic lunch by the Piave River, at Cesana beach. Get transferred to the town of Feltre, check in, and enjoy a guided tour with dinner included. In the evening, you’ll have plenty of free time to enjoy the Palio di Feltre festivities and fireworks at midnight.
    Overnight: Coi de Pera

    A couple in traditional clothes enjoying a festival in Italy’s Venetian Alps.
  • Check out and get transferred to Valdobbiadene. After a short hike through the Prosecco vineyards, recently added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites, you’ll visit a winery and taste Prosecco, Italy’s answer to Champagne. Once you’ve had your fill, ride to the Cison di Valmarino and check in. Then, visit the craft fair, enjoy a farewell dinner, and spend your final night in Italy in a castle!
    Overnight: Cison di Valmarino

    Views of a vineyard in Valdobbiadene, home to the famed Prosecco wine.
  • Check out after breakfast. Your guide will arrange for your transfer to the Conegliano railway station by 11 am. Arrivederci and see you again.

    Hikers making a toast to a successful trip in Italy’s wine region.
Early Bird: At the Foot of the Dolomites: A Hiking Tour of the Venetian Alps 2024

Spend 10 days exploring some of the most spectacular landscapes that the Venetian Alps have to offer! Uncover Italy’s alpine wonderland by traveling from town to town and tackling some of the finest trails in northeast Italy’s Dolomites area. Off the trails, taste local delicacies, sample world-famous wines, partake in traditional festivals, and explore North Italy’s numerous ancient landmarks.

  • Meet your guide and group in Conegliano, Italy, at 3 pm. Afterward, you’ll be transferred to your accommodation in Vittorio Veneto, where you’ll check in and have a welcome meeting. Embark on a guided tour of Serravale, the medieval section of the Vittorio Veneto once described by Ernest Hemingway in “A Farewell to Arms”, before enjoying a spritz cocktail before dinner.
    Overnight: Vittorio Veneto

    An old, fenced-off building in Conegliano, Italy.
  • Check out of your accommodation in Vittorio Veneto and take your trusty van to Cansiglio. Enjoy a circular hike of the Cansiglio Ring and a visit to the local ethnographic museum. Cap the day off at a local restaurant serving traditional specialties from the Alps.
    Overnight: Cansiglio

    A fenced-off meadow and a telephone line in the Venetian Alps, Italy.
  • Enjoy a circular hike of Mezzomiglio, known as one of the most beautiful climbs of the Alpago. Take in the spectacular views of Santa Croce lake and pay a visit to a malga, an alpine hut famed for its cheese-making tradition, and enjoy a special lunch. Afterward, if you’re in the mood, enjoy an optional visit to the serene Vallorch village.
    Overnight: Cansiglio

    A view of some trees in a Venetian Alps forest from below.
  • Check out and get transferred to Val Salatis. The day’s hike will follow a section of the iconic Alta Via no. 6 in the Dolomites. Follow the trail to Pian de le Stele, an old-timey rock cabin on a beautiful meadow, where you’ll have a special barbecue lunch. Enjoy an optional extension to Rifugio Semenza, or choose to return to your hotel for dinner.
    Overnight: Val Salatis

    A mountain trail in the Venetian Alps, Italy.
  • Ride to the Santa Croce Lake area. You’ll enjoy a scenic lakeside hike, with plenty of free time to appreciate the sounds, smells, and views, and maybe even try some water activities. When you’re done, get transferred to Coi de Pera, check in to your accommodations and enjoy an optional graffiti tour before dinner.
    Overnight: Coi de Pera

    Santa Croce Lake in Italy’s Venetian Alps photographed from a nearby summit.
  • Continue to Nevegal, where you’ll do a circular hike along the Col Visentin trail. Get ready to touch the sky, as you’ll reach the top of a mountain and enjoy breathtaking views of the Valbelluna and the Dolomites skyline. Head back down to Belluno for a city tour, a delicious dinner, and maybe even a night out.
    Overnight: Coi de Pera

    Hikers admiring the views from Col Visentin in northeast Italy.
  • Check out and get transferred to Valmorel for the Malghe circular trek. Today, you’ll hike the homeland of Dino Buzzati, the famous author of “The Tartar Steppe”. Then, take some time to rest and relax before the optional afternoon hike to the layered rock formations of the Brent de l’Art. Enjoy a standard dinner at the hotel, or choose to join the local Melere feasts!
    Overnight: Coi de Pera

    Unique rock constructions at the Brent de L’Art in northeast Italy.
  • Travel to Mel for a short hike to the Castello di Zumelle. Have a delicious picnic lunch by the Piave River, at Cesana beach. Get transferred to the town of Feltre, check in, and enjoy a guided tour with dinner included. In the evening, you’ll have plenty of free time to enjoy the Palio di Feltre festivities and fireworks at midnight.
    Overnight: Coi de Pera

    A couple in traditional clothes enjoying a festival in Italy’s Venetian Alps.
  • Check out and get transferred to Valdobbiadene. After a short hike through the Prosecco vineyards, recently added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites, you’ll visit a winery and taste Prosecco, Italy’s answer to Champagne. Once you’ve had your fill, ride to the Cison di Valmarino and check in. Then, visit the craft fair, enjoy a farewell dinner, and spend your final night in Italy in a castle!
    Overnight: Cison di Valmarino

    Views of a vineyard in Valdobbiadene, home to the famed Prosecco wine.
  • Check out after breakfast. Your guide will arrange for your transfer to the Conegliano railway station by 11 am. Arrivederci and see you again.

    Hikers making a toast to a successful trip in Italy’s wine region.
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Meet your guide

Emanuele “Piero” Pierobon
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Emanuele “Piero” Pierobon
Piero was born in the shadow of the Dolomites. Based in Spain since 2003, he started working as a tour leader in 2013, guiding groups on a wide range of adventures both locally and abroad. Since 2017, he spent a lot of his time focusing on the Camino de Santiago and foodie tours across northern Spain, blending some of his major passions: gastronomy, hiking, landscape, history, and art. He also has a professional background in urban and territorial planning and enjoys drawing and painting in his off-time.
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Annette S.P. about myDolomites on Guide’s Web

I was looking forward to the experiences/adventures of hiking in the region of the Pre-Alps at the foot of the Dolomites because of how beautiful the area is. It was obvious throughout the tour how much this area means to Piero. The trip far exceeded any expectations. Piero is the consummate guide: knowledgeable, patient, spontaneous, flexible, and more. The pleasure he gains from planning surprises or continually having new ideas to add more interest or fun is indeed a gift to us. Each day was amazing. I not only wholeheartedly recommend Piero’s tour and I’m planning to return in 2024.

Things to know

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in the Venetian Alps, Italy, please refer to Italy’s official COVID-19 advice for travelers.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • Eight days of hiking and exploration
      • Guided visits to Vittorio Veneto and Feltre with local experts
      • A winery visit and wine tasting in the Prosecco area
      • Transportation in a private 9-seater van as indicated in the itinerary
      • Hotel and inn accommodations as indicated in the itinerary

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Conegliano, Italy
      • Accommodations before and after the tour
      • Drinks and services not indicated in the itinerary
      • Storage of luggage exceeding the recommended dimensions
  • This tour is meant for hikers with prior multi-day hiking experience and decent fitness levels. You will be hiking for 8 full days, covering 5-10 miles (8-16 km) a day with low-to-medium elevation and occasionally challenging terrain. Keep in mind, the weather in summer can be very hot and you’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day.

    If you’re new to hiking, check out our beginner-friendly hiking tour of Pania Della Croce, Italy.

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
      • Hiking poles — optional
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Durable, quality hiking boots or shoes
      • Comfortable, breathable sportswear for everyday hikes
      • Spare clothes for layering and 8 days of hiking
      • Waterproof rain jacket
      • Sunhat
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Headlamp or flashlight
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this group adventure, the usual guest-to-guide ratio is 8:1. The cost does not decrease as the group grows. 

    Hiking the Venetian Alps can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies. 

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to one hundred twenty (120) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund. 
      • For cancellations ninety (90) to one hundred nineteen (119) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking. 
      • For cancellations seventy-five (75) to eighty nine (89) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of twenty-five percent (25%) of the total amount paid when Booking. 
      • After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
  • To get to Conegliano, Italy, the starting point of this tour, most people fly into Venice Marco Polo Airport 1 hour away. From the airport, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service. Alternatively, you can take a bus or taxi to the city of Venice and a direct train to Conegliano.

    You will meet your guide at a pre-determined location at 3 pm for transfer to Vittorio Veneto, where you will check in and start your tour.

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