Dolomites Holidays

Get active and explore Europe's most striking mountain range on a Dolomites holiday

The Dolomites are our favourite playground. There's a near limitless number of activities you can do here from walking to cycling, mountain biking, e-biking, mountain climbing, historic tours, farm visits and wine tasting. It's also known for being one of Europe's most beautiful mountain ranges - no wonder it's UNESCO protected. Pack your walking boots and head off to discover some of the best views in the world.

What to see on a Dolomites holiday

A holiday to the Dolomites is all about the views. Head out at sunrise or sunset and you'll be rewarded with some picture-perfect scenes when the jagged mountain tops get a reddish glow. To get the best views, you need to hit the trails. They're easy to access with a great network of lifts taking you to the tops of the mountains. The cycling's fantastic too with rugged trails perfect for mountain bikers or hire an e-bike to help you get up those hills.

One of the best things about a holiday in the Dolomites is filling up on the food and wine. It's one of the best regions in Italy for food, with the most Michelin-starred restaurants and plenty of local specialties. Try speck and the delicious apples that grow here. 

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Why book a Dolomites holiday with Inghams

We know the Dolomites like the back of our hand. We've been selling holidays here for over 85 years so if you're after recommendations for the best restaurants or hidden trails, we can help. We've picked the best resorts with fantastic lift connections so you can be up in the mountain in no time at all. Your Dolomites holiday is in safe hands with Inghams.

  • from£536pp
Great Views Out Walking Of The Dolomites ©Photo Archive Tourist Board Val di Fassa, Patrica Ramirez

Canazei is the jewel of Val di Fassa and a summer paradise for hiking and mountain bike enthusiasts. It's great for families thanks to its endless activities that suit all levels. 

  • from£698pp
Sunny Hikes To The Top ©Alta Badia, Alex Moling

Corvara is the largest village in Alta Badia and just along the road is Colfosco. Both resorts are at the foot of some of the most famous mountains in the area. You’ll have two national parks to explore while you’re here. It’s perfect for hikers and cyclists and the food is some of the best in the Dolomites.

  • from£549pp
Merano, Trauttmansdorff Gardens

Merano offers a fascinating blend of Italian and Austrian cultures. It’s sheltered by high mountains and surrounded by orchards and vineyards giving an Alpine landscape and Mediterranean climate. The Passirio River flows through the town and is lined with cafés, stylish buildings and parks.

  • from£1022pp
Stunning Walks And Views To Take In ©valgardena.it

Ortisei's a beautiful village in the Italian Dolomites. It's the perfect base for walking, cycling and those who love to explore. 

  • from£678pp
Purpose Built Mountain Bike Trails

Plan de Corones, known as Kronplatz, has some of the most spectacular scenery in Italy. Whether you're after an active adventure or a relaxing retreat to enjoy nature, this is a great choice for a summer holiday in the mountains. 

  • from£819pp
Dramatic Photo Opportunities Of The Dolomites ©Alta Badia, Freddy Planinschek

Below the impressive Lagazuoi Mountain, the sophisticated village of San Cassiano is the ideal starting point for many exciting hikes and climbs. 

  • from£569pp
Family Walks In The Great Outdoors ©valgardena.it

Visit Selva, which is positioned below the spectacular jagged peaks of the Dolomites. Walking and cycling enthusiasts will be in their element here. 

 

Things to see and do in the Dolomites

Holidays to the Dolomites are like nowhere else due to the towering mountains and historical castles poking out of the landscape, some dating back to 1300AD. The public transport and network of lifts means exploring the area couldn't be easier. You can even head to the beautiful city of Bolzano for a day out.

Throughout the year there's always something going on. Expect anything from the traditional markets in Ortisei selling hand crafted goods, to the singing and dancing at the Ladin folk festival in Canazei.   

No matter where you are in the Dolomites, you might be lucky enough to witness a natural phenomenon while on holiday. As the sunsets in the Dolomites, a red glow appears over the mountains peaks, known locally as Enrosadira. Truly a spectacular site. 

Food & drink 

Italy is renowned for amazing food and we know all the best places in the Dolomites. Nearly every resort sells freshly made stone baked pizzas and home-made lasagne with recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. If you want a holiday based around great food, Merano is the place to go. Not only is food grown locally but due to the Mediterranean climate, wine comes from the orchards sat above the Alpine town. San Cassiano is also high on the list for foody resorts and is even home to a Michelin star restaurant.

Its not just restaurants in resort serving up delicious food. All over the Dolomites you'll find mountain huts offering a wide range of dishes. We highly recommend trying local grub such as 'speck', a smoky mouth watering cured meat. A real local classic is thier dumplings. Perfectly handcrafted, they are flavoured with a variety of ingredients and served in a rich creamy cheese sauce. For desert the Italians use their links with Austria and serve up a mean apple strudel.

Activities

Throughout the resorts we feature in the Dolomites, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to walking and cycling. Hike up the famous Piz Boe mountain from Corvara or enjoy leisurely walks with stunning views in the Val Gardena valley when staying in Selva. It's here you will also find cycling haven 'Trail Arena'. It has some of the best facilities for anyone on two wheels. Pretty much in all of the resorts you can hire a bike but if your not sure you can cope with the hills, upgrade to an e-bike, we did and it was the best.

If you're looking for a resort with lots of fun activities, we found Plan de Corones certainly had loads going on. You can go on a segway tour, play a round of golf, even go rafting or kayaking. However if you want an adrenalin rush, you need to try the Skyscraper! Across many of the resorts is the chance to try a tandem paragliding experience. If you don't mind heights it's a great way to see the area from above and gets some pictures and memories to treasure forever. Head to our resort pages to find out more about each resort.

Currency: Euro

Fly into: Innsbruck, Verona

Fly from: London Gatwick, Birmingham, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh & Leeds Bradford

Flight time: approx. 2 hours

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Book now for next summer
Canazei Summer 2022 Holidays from £536 pp
Selva Summer 2022 Holidays from £569 pp
Merano Summer 2022 Holidays from £549 pp
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