There’s no better time to walk in the Dolomites than in spring and autumn, when - outside of the high summer season – the hiking routes are quieter and temperatures are milder.
Adler Dolomiti in Ortisei, the capital of Val Gardena, provides the perfect base from which to explore the Dolomites, not least because two guided walks are offered every day by the hotel on a complimentary basis. The routes of these hikes changes daily, so one day you could be enjoying a gentle four-and-a-half hour walk across Europe’s highest pastures and the next you could be experiencing wonderful panoramic views on a demanding and varied ascent in the direction of Rasciesa.
Whichever route you take, it will form a part of the 13,000 kilometres of natural, well-marked trails in the region that lead through apple orchards, along irrigation channels, Alpine mountain paths and sweet chestnut groves, and across high meadows, while affording stunning views of the Dolomites’ pinky-grey craggy limestone peaks and virgin forests that pepper the landscape. Wildlife is abundant too – it’s possible to see marmots, eagles, white partridges and chamoix.
The Adler Dolomiti’s Spring is in the Air and Autumn Sunshine Walking Specials are valid from 12 May to 18 Juneand from 18 September to 4 December 2016, respectively, and include:
2 daily guided hikes - a main hike and an easy-going leisure hike - with in-house guides Thaddäus and Pauli
a packed lunch when there is no mountain hat at which to stop for lunch en route
backpacks, telescopic poles and maps provided free of charge
a hearty snack on your return
photo service by download
1 wine tasting
The Spring in the Air packages also include two lift tickets per person per stay.
Prices start from Euros 425 (approx £335) for a three-day weekend break rising to from Euros 911 (approx £720) for a week-long stay, per person sharing a double room on a half-board basis, with the possibility to book four or five night packages as well.
Spring & Autumn walking in the Dolomites