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Bolzano: Best of the Dolomites in One Day Private Tour

1. Bolzano: Best of the Dolomites in One Day Private Tour

Following a pickup from your hotel, you’ll head first to Bolzano, gateway to the Dolomites and capital of the province South Tyrol. Cross the Eggental valley that runs eastward between the Rosengarten massif and the Latemar mountain range. This road was built in 1894 when the territory was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stop at Lake Carezza, the most beautiful lake of the western Dolomites, for a 30-minute break and walk around the lake. Next, arrive at Karerpass where you’ll see the historical Residence Grand Hotel Carezza, built in 1893, this was the first luxury hotel in the Dolomites and has hosted very important guests including the Empress Sissi, Winston Churchill, and Agatha Christie. From the Karerpass you’ll reach the Fassa Valley in Trentino and pass through the towns of Vigo di Fassa and Canazei to arrive under the imposing peaks of the Sella group. From here, begin a long series of 27 hairpin bends that will lead you to the famous Pordoi Pass at an altitude of 2,239m above sea level. Enjoy a one-hour break or take the cable car to Sass Pordoi at an altitude of 2,950m. From the Pordoi Pass, go down to the village of Arabba and continue east to the Falzarego Pass, the gateway to the eastern Dolomites. You’ll reach Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy’s premier mountain resort known as the Pearl of the Dolomites where the Winter Olympic Games were hosted in 1956. Cortina, together with Milan, will once again host the Winter Olympics in 2026. From Cortina, the next stop will be Lake Misurina with its incredible panoramic view of Three Peaks of Lavaredo. The lake, with its view of the peaks to the north and Sorapis to the south, is the most famous image of the Dolomites in the world. Just 20 minutes from Lake Misurina you’ll have the opportunity for a brief stop at another important lake in the Eastern Dolomites, Lake Dobbiaco. From Dobbiaco, you’ll reach the extreme northeast of Italy just a few kilometers from the border with Austria for the great finale of the day: a visit to the famous Lake Braies. From here, you’ll return to Bolzano via the Pusteria and the Isarco valleys.

Dolomites Snowshoe Tour: Private Excursion near Bolzano

2. Dolomites Snowshoe Tour: Private Excursion near Bolzano

Enjoy a nice private snowshoe tour in the Dolomites. Learn how to use the snowshoes, how to walk on easy and safe trails, and how to enjoy the winter in the Dolomites. You will just need a backpack, a pair of hiking shoes, and the desire to discover the Dolomites during the winter season. Together with your guide, enter the snow-covered woods, hike on easy, white trails, and eventually reach a warm place, where you can have something to drink or eat. Get ready to enjoy the true magic of winter in the Dolomites. All snowshoe tours are private and personalized for you and your friends. Once you have booked, no other people can join.

Bolzano: Snowmobile, Sledding & The Great Dolomites Road

3. Bolzano: Snowmobile, Sledding & The Great Dolomites Road

Join this daily tour of a total of 280 kilometers through the breathtaking Dolomites, one of the most beautiful and unique Alpine regions in the world, a masterpiece of the nature included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2009. Depart from Bolzano, the gateway to the Dolomites and capital of the province of South Tyrol. Drive north through the Isarco Valley and then east along the Pusteria Valley up to the famous Misurina Lake with the incredible panoramic view of the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. Near Misurina Lake, a skilled pilot will take you along the 5 kilometer snowy road up to the Rifugio Auronzo located just below the Three Peaks of Lavaredo.  At the top, a stop for photos to admire a beautiful landscape all over the Dolomites before you descend by sledge (or again by the snowmobile shuttle). From Misurina, in less than half an hour, you'll reach Cortina d’Ampezzo, the "Queen of the Dolomites" and site of the Winter Olympic Games in 1956. Return to Bolzano along the Great Dolomites Road and stop at the Falzarego Pass. After crossing the Gardena Pass, you will go through the Gardena Valley, the most famous valley of all the Dolomites with the towns of Selva Gardena, Santa Cristina and Ortisei.

Bolzano: Famous Dolomites Sledge Slope Experience

4. Bolzano: Famous Dolomites Sledge Slope Experience

Tobogganing is a winter sport for everyone, and lets you have fun zooming through the bends at high speed  or more sedately, depending on your mood. On your own, as a couple or in a group, you can push off with your feet before using your feet and upper body to steer. Child's play, but not just for the kids! Once in the ski resort, you will use a modern gondola lift to climb to the starting point of the toboggan run at an altitude of 1,830 meters-above-sea-level. The toboggan track is famous because due to its being equipped with an artificial snow system that allows its use even when there is no natural snow, and because it is equipped with a lighting system for fantastic night descents. The track is 2.5-kilometers long, and the difference in altitude is 280 meters. The track is considered to be of a simple difficulty, making it perfectly suitable for adults and children alike.

From Bolzano: Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

5. From Bolzano: Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

Hike through snow-covered forests and high-altitude meadows while the silence of the white, snowy landscapes enchants you. A clear sky and fresh air guarantee an intense winter feeling. Free your mind and enjoy the magic of winter snowshoeing through fascinating landscapes. After meeting at 9:00 AM  in front of Caffè Mozart.You will travel by car from Bolzano and in one hour arrive at the Funes Valley. Absolutely recommended is a photo stop to admire the two famous small churches of the valley with the unique background of the Dolomites. In Funes Valley, you will discover several fantastic snowshoe routes and you can select the right one for you according to your wishes and physical condition. Whether you’re looking for the peak experience or to trudge through snow-covered meadows, you will be rewarded at every turn with a magnificent panoramic view. Depending on how you feel, there is the opportunity to pause along the route in cozy mountain huts, warm up and take something hot to drink. If you prefer not to stop then a packed lunch can be taken.

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What people are saying about Bolzano

This was truly an experience to remember and we can only recommend it! The breathtaking scenery was perfectly combined with Guido’s obvious passion for nature and love for the Dolomites. The mountain peaks are beautiful enough on their own, but when accompanied by local insights and history of the surroundings shared by Guido, one gains a completely enhanced view. We are genuinely thankful for having had the chance to experience the Dolomites under simply perfect circumstances.

Alessandro was the perfect guide in matters ranging from knowledge of the area, to getting us around safely in the Dolomites mountain region. The overall schedule was very well managed and we did not feel rushed, and had a good amount of time at every location. Highly recommended!

Our guide was Angelo and I can't give him enough praise. His knowledge of the unique geology was complete and his love of the area insured a completely enjoyable experience. Also, the Get Your Guide experience was excellent.

Can recommend this activity 100%, Alessandro was a great guide with great knowledge about the area and great energy. The 10 hours flew by.

Great tour with great views and stops - it was a lot of fun and definitely worth it! Plus: nice pictures of the panorama and us ☺