The Heart of the Dolomites

A thrilling experience
 
Follow wonderful paths through meadows, forests and tranquil hamlets on this challenging, self-guided walking holiday, with luggage transported. Your reward? Inspirational views to the famous jagged Dolomite peaks and idyllic hotels serving fine regional cuisine.
The Heart of the Dolomites. 12 nights
The Heart of the Dolomites. 12 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A walking holiday in the Südtirol

In the mountains of the southern, German-speaking Dolomites you find not only wonderful, very varied paths that reward the walker with views in clear weather to the famous jagged Dolomite peaks, but also delightful hotels offering a blend of authenticity, comfort and character enhanced by attentive service and delicious cooking. The first half of the holiday combines four such idyllic places so that after a great day's walking you can relax in peaceful, panoramic surroundings and savour outstanding regional cuisine that blends Italian and Austrian influences.
The second half of the holiday explores the Seiseralm Plateau, where the views encompass landmark peaks such as that of Plattkofel and the Sciliar. Such remarkable scenery makes for splendid walking, whether you choose our high-level routes or the gentler walks through the plateau's meadows and forests. Again, you'll enjoy delicious Tyrolean cuisine on the Seiseralm Plateau, which is home to a unique range of Alpine plants as well as chamois and eagles.
 
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Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
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  • Arrival in Radein
    Night 1: at Berghotel Zirmerhof (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • Choice of circular walks: 10km or 11km

    Circular walk via the Weisshorn: 11km, 5hrs; ascent/descent 880m

    You could choose to spend your first day simply relaxing at the hotel, though there are plenty of inviting paths to discover if you prefer to walk, or you could hire bicycles and explore on two wheels instead. Our recommendation is that you ascend the slopes of the Weisshorn ('White Horn') on foot – paths through larch and pine woods lead to a splendid viewpoint affording breathtaking views into the Bletterbach Canyon and to the surrounding peaks. Keen walkers can reach the summit itself (2,313 metres) for even more inspirational views.

    Circular walk via Bletterbach Canyon 10km, 3.5hrs; ascent/descent 425m

    Not far from Radein lies the extraordinary, geologically fascinating Bletterbach Canyon, a little-known wonder of the South Tyrol. We offer this exhilarating route through the main (lower) part of the gorge, where it is a fantastic experience to walk along the bed of the canyon with up to 400m high walls towering above you on either side. Together with the nearby Dolomites, the Bletterbach became part of UNESCO in 2009. You will be able to read up about it at the Zirmerhof, as they have plenty of material in the library there.
    The descent from the Weisshorn
    Circular walk via the Weisshorn: 12km
  • Radein to Aldein: 12km, 4.5hrs; ascent 350m/descent 675m
    From Radein, you walk to the geologically fascinating Bletterbach Canyon, a little-known wonder of the Dolomites and the only canyon in the Südtirol. The path descends steeply into the canyon, which is framed by walls some 20 metres high comprising several clearly identifiable strata of rock. Looking out for rare flowers such as orchids, you walk along the bottom of the canyon to the waterfall at the end, before ascending out of the canyon (the Jägersteig, or Hunters' Trail, is quite steep but protected by a balustrade) and crossing farmland to peaceful, picturesque Aldein, where you stay at the Gasthof Krone.
    Bletterbach Canyon
    Radein to Aldein: 11km
  • Aldein to Kohlern: 17.5km, 5.5hrs; ascent 500m/descent 870m
    After a transfer to the impressive Monastery of Maria Weissenstein, you strike out along peaceful woodland tracks across the valley to join the E5 long-distance path which leads from Lake Constance in western Austria to Venice and the Adriatic Sea. As this path dips and rises through attractive woodland and meadows, it is well worth making the short detour to a spectacular viewpoint overlooking the Adige Valley. You stay in the Hotel Kohlern, Kohlern, for two nights.
    The route from Aldein to Kohlern
    Aldein to Kohlern: 18km
  • Day of sightseeing or walking from Kohlern

    Explore Bozen (Bolzano)
    Today makes a pleasant – and fascinating – change from walking. You descend in style by historic cable car to Bozen ('Bolzano' in Italian) and can spend the day visiting this bustling town, perhaps enjoying lunch in one of its many restaurants. The cathedral and frescoed monastery are both worth a visit, but the town is especially renowned for its archaeological museum (closed Mondays, except in July and August), which houses the 'Ice Man', a Copper Age man discovered in a glacier in 1991. So well preserved were his body, clothing and tools that he has provided archaeologists with a unique insight into life some 5,000 years ago – you can find out about his background and customs in a fascinating exhibition. At the end of the day, you return to Kohlern by cable car. (Pay locally for both cable cars.)

    Linear walk to Earth Pyramids: 11km, 4hrs; ascent 305m/descent 335m
    For some walking, take the nearby Renon cable car up to Soprabolzano, from where easy-going paths lead across the plateau, past old farmsteads, to the remarkable 'Earth Pyramids'. You return by historic tram, enjoying superb views of the mountains.

    Explore Merano
    A third option is to take the train to visit the handsome Art Nouveau spa town of Merano, which lies in a sheltered position with palm and olive trees down in the valley and snow and ice on the surrounding peaks.
    Bolzano, edged by vineyards
    Linear walk to Earth Pyramids: 12km
  • Kohlern to Kastelruth: 10km, 4hrs; ascent 570m/descent 365m
    You start with a transfer to the pretty village of Völs, where you can visit the ancient church and nearby castle, before enjoying the tranquillity, magnificent surroundings and beautiful wildflowers on a lovely walk across an undulating plateau at the foot of the Seiseralm. You pass through the villages of St Konstantin, Seis and St Valentin, with the Sciliar mountains as a dramatic backdrop, on your way to Kastelruth where you stay in the Cavallino d'Oro or Villa Kastelruth for two nights.
    Many pretty villages lie between Kohlern and Kastelruth
    Kohlern to Kastelruth: 11km
  • Choice of circular walks from Kastelruth: 10km or 14km

    Circular walk via Tagusens (low-level option): 10km, 4hrs; ascent/descent 600m
    This low-level route takes you through meadows and forest to the pretty settlement of Tagusens, from where you cross forested slopes, before following the Brembach torrent upstream to reach a point due-east of Kastelruth.

    Circular walk via Gasthof Panider Settel: 14km, 5.5hrs; ascent/descent 615m
    Head north-east up the valley, passing Gasthof Panider Settel (1,442 metres) where you could stop for refreshments while taking in the splendid views over Val Gardena before wandering slowly back to Kastelruth.
    View over Kastelruth
    Circular walk via Tagusens (low-level option): 10km
    Circular walk via Gasthof Panider Settel: 14km
  • Choice of route from Kastelruth to Compatsch: both 11km
    To reach Compatsch, you must ascend to the Seiseralm Plateau and into the Regional Park. Whichever route you choose, you are rewarded with sweeping views once you reach the vivid green meadows of the plateau.

    Kastelruth to Compatsch via Marinzen: 11km, 5hrs; ascent 1185m/descent 410m
    This fine walk is the most direct route. It features some steep ascents, but there are plenty of refreshment stops to be found along the way.

    Kastelruth to Compatsch via Fillner Kreuz: 11km, 4.5hrs; ascent 945m/descent 410m
    This alternative route ascends from Panider Sattell to reach Fillner Kreuz on the edge of the high Plufatsch plain. At the top you are surrounded by the massive peaks of the Dolomites, from where you wander gently along its escarpment and across pastures into Compatsch.

    In Compatsch, you stay at the Hotel Plaza for two nights; or treat yourself to a stay at the nearby 5-star Hotel Urthaler.
    The Seiseralm Plateau
    Kastelruth to Compatsch via Marinzen: 11km
    Kastelruth to Compatsch via Fillner Kreuz: 11km
  • Choice of circular walks from Compatsch: 11km to 21.5km

    Circular walk via Petzberg: 17.5km, 7hrs; longer option: 21.5km, 8hrs; ascent/descent 1105m
    For a challenging but thoroughly rewarding day, ascend to Petzberg (2,562 metres), the higher of the Sciliar’s two summits, which affords a breathtaking 360-degree panorama. Our recommended walk is essentially a 'there-and-back' route, but experienced mountain walkers have the option of returning via a longer circuit that takes in the Tierser Alpe refuge and offers yet more spectacular views.

    Circular walk via Mont'Seuc: 11km, 4hrs; ascent/descent 1375m
    If you feel like a less energetic day, we suggest a panoramic loop around the verdant pastures to the north-east of Compatsch via Mont'Seuc.
    The Petzberg circular route
    Circular walk via Petzberg: 17.5km
    Circular walk via Mont'Seuc: 11km
  • Choice of route from Compatsch to Saltria: 8.5km to 20.5km

    Compatsch to Saltria via Großes Moos (low-level option): 8.5km, 3hrs; ascent 275m/descent 420m
    The direct route leads through meadows and woodland and past the Großes Moos marsh.

    Compatsch to Saltria via Roßzahne ridge: 13km, 5hrs; ascent 700m/descent 845m
    Ascend to the Roßzahne ridge through pastureland in which marmots are commonly spotted. As you descend towards the village of Saltria, you enjoy good views of the Plattkofel which, like the Sciliar, is one of the region’s great landmarks.

    Compatsch to Saltria via Sciliar (high-level option): 20.5km, 8.5hrs; ascent 1270m/descent 1415m
    For an epic route amid grand scenery that is challenging in parts, ascend to the summit of the Sciliar on your way to Saltria. With an early start, this is one that would please even the most jaded walker!

    In Saltria, you stay at the Floralpina Hotel for three nights.
    The plateau is dotted with farms
    Compatsch to Saltria via Großes Moos (low-level option): 8.5km
    Compatsch to Saltria via Roßzahne ridge: 13km
    Compatsch to Saltria via Sciliar (high-level option): 20.5km
  • Choice of circular walks from Saltria: 14.5km-15km
    We offer a choice of walks for your last two days. Alternatively, you could, of course, simply relax in the hotel spa (pay locally for treatments).

    Circular walk via Passo Duran: 15km, 5.5hrs; ascent/descent 800m
    This walk begins with a steady ascent up to the Plattkofel Hütte. From this refuge, follow less frequented and splendid trails along a panoramic crest and a range of verdant slopes to Passo Duran, before descending slowly back to the Floralpina.

    Circular walk via Murmeltier Hütte: 14.5km, 6hrs; ascent/descent 940m
    This slightly less demanding route leads part-way up Plattkofel's slopes then crosses a delightful hanging valley to reach a remote mountain café before returning through forest to Saltria.
    Circular walk via Passo Duran: 15km
    Circular walk via Murmeltier Hütte: 14.5km
 

Accommodation

You stay in some charming hotels in idyllic locations, including three high-quality 4-star hotels. For an extra special holiday, we offer a superb upgrade option in Compatsch.

In Kastelruth we work with more than one hotel, as shown below. All are hand-picked by us and, unless there is a price implication (in which case we will contact you to discuss your options), we will tell you which one we have booked for you on your booking confirmation.

Wherever you stay in Kastelruth, we recommend an extra night in this pretty village so that you can make the most of the walking opportunities.
 

Options to extend or shorten your stay

 
Prices & travel options
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  • 12 nights: 01 June 2024 - 30 September 2024 & 01 June 2025 - 15 October 2025

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 18 Jun 2024 £2755 £340
    19 Jun - 14 Jul 2024 £2930 £380
    15 Jul - 10 Aug 2024 £3100 £405
    11 - 19 Aug 2024 £2845 £390
    20 Aug - 18 Sep 2024 £2815 £365
    1 - 18 Jun 2025 £2870 £355
    19 Jun - 14 Jul 2025 £3050 £400
    15 Jul - 10 Aug 2025 £3225 £425
    11 - 19 Aug 2025 £2960 £410
    20 Aug - 3 Oct 2025 £2930 £380
    3rd & 4th person discount -£130 to -£135
    Single traveller supplement £130 to £140

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • 12 nights, staying at Hotel Urthaler: 01 June 2024 - 30 September 2024 & 01 June 2025 - 15 October 2025

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 18 Jun 2024 £2915 £370
    19 Jun - 14 Jul 2024 £3095 £410
    15 - 25 Jul 2024 £3300 £430
    26 Jul - 13 Aug 2024 £3265 £450
    14 - 26 Aug 2024 £3025 £425
    27 - 31 Aug 2024 £3070 £410
    1 - 18 Sep 2024 £2975 £390
    1 - 18 Jun 2025 £3035 £385
    19 Jun - 14 Jul 2025 £3220 £430
    15 - 25 Jul 2025 £3435 £450
    26 Jul - 13 Aug 2025 £3400 £470
    14 - 26 Aug 2025 £3150 £445
    27 - 31 Aug 2025 £3195 £430
    1 Sep - 3 Oct 2025 £3095 £410
    3rd & 4th person discount -£130 to -£135
    Single traveller supplement £130 to £140

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Berghotel Zirmerhof, Radein
    Superior with balcony: 01 Jun - 30 Sep 2024 £46
    Superior with balcony: 01 Jun - 15 Oct 2025 £48
    Gasthof Krone, Aldein
    Superior: 01 Jun - 30 Sep 2024 £35
    Superior: 01 Jun - 15 Oct 2025 £36
    Gasthof Kohlern, Kohlern
    Junior Suite: 01 Jun - 30 Sep 2024 £42
    Junior Suite: 01 Jun - 15 Oct 2025 £44
    Hotel Cavallino d’Oro, Kastelruth
    Superior: 01 Jun - 30 Sep 2024 £20
    Superior: 01 Jun - 15 Oct 2025 £21
    Hotel Plaza, Compatsch
    South-facing double with balcony (no twins): 01 Jun - 30 Sep 2024 £13
    South-facing double with balcony (no twins): 01 Jun - 15 Oct 2025 £14

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Berghotel Zirmerhof, Radein (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 15 Jul 2024 £250 £250
    16 Jul - 22 Aug 2024 £265 £265
    23 Aug - 30 Sep 2024 £250 £250
    01 Jun - 15 Jul 2025 £260 £260
    16 Jul - 22 Aug 2025 £280 £280
    23 Aug - 15 Oct 2025 £260 £260
    Gasthof Krone, Aldein (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 20 Jun 2024 £180 £237
    21 Jun - 21 Sep 2024 £195 £285
    22 Sep - 30 Sep 2024 £180 £237
    01 Jun - 20 Jun 2025 £190 £249
    21 Jun - 21 Sep 2025 £205 £299
    22 Sep - 15 Oct 2025 £190 £249
    Gasthof Kohlern, Kohlern (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 31 Jul 2024 £200 £242
    01 Aug - 31 Aug 2024 £210 £252
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2024 £200 £242
    01 Jun - 31 Jul 2025 £210 £254
    01 Aug - 31 Aug 2025 £220 £264
    01 Sep - 15 Oct 2025 £210 £254
    Hotel Cavallino d’Oro, Kastelruth (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 31 Jul 2024 £106 £130
    01 Aug - 19 Aug 2024 £145 £169
    20 Aug - 30 Sep 2024 £106 £130
    01 Jun - 31 Jul 2025 £110 £135
    01 Aug - 19 Aug 2025 £155 £180
    20 Aug - 15 Oct 2025 £110 £135
    Floralpina Hotel, Saltria (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 27 Jun 2024 £185 £225
    28 Jun - 01 Aug 2024 £220 £266
    02 Aug - 22 Aug 2024 £265 £320
    23 Aug - 05 Sep 2024 £220 £266
    06 Sep - 30 Sep 2024 £185 £225
    01 Jun - 27 Jun 2025 £195 £237
    28 Jun - 01 Aug 2025 £230 £278
    02 Aug - 22 Aug 2025 £280 £337
    23 Aug - 05 Sep 2025 £230 £278
    06 Sep - 15 Oct 2025 £195 £237
  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Berghotel Zirmerhof, Radein
    Superior with balcony: 01 Jun - 30 Sep 2024 £46
    Superior with balcony: 01 Jun - 15 Oct 2025 £48
    Gasthof Krone, Aldein
    Superior: 01 Jun - 30 Sep 2024 £35
    Superior: 01 Jun - 15 Oct 2025 £36
    Gasthof Kohlern, Kohlern
    Junior Suite: 01 Jun - 30 Sep 2024 £42
    Junior Suite: 01 Jun - 15 Oct 2025 £44
    Hotel Cavallino d’Oro, Kastelruth
    Superior: 01 Jun - 30 Sep 2024 £20
    Superior: 01 Jun - 15 Oct 2025 £21

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Berghotel Zirmerhof, Radein (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 15 Jul 2024 £250 £250
    16 Jul - 22 Aug 2024 £265 £265
    23 Aug - 30 Sep 2024 £250 £250
    01 Jun - 15 Jul 2025 £260 £260
    16 Jul - 22 Aug 2025 £280 £280
    23 Aug - 15 Oct 2025 £260 £260
    Gasthof Krone, Aldein (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 20 Jun 2024 £180 £237
    21 Jun - 21 Sep 2024 £195 £285
    22 Sep - 30 Sep 2024 £180 £237
    01 Jun - 20 Jun 2025 £190 £249
    21 Jun - 21 Sep 2025 £205 £299
    22 Sep - 15 Oct 2025 £190 £249
    Gasthof Kohlern, Kohlern (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 31 Jul 2024 £200 £242
    01 Aug - 31 Aug 2024 £210 £252
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2024 £200 £242
    01 Jun - 31 Jul 2025 £210 £254
    01 Aug - 31 Aug 2025 £220 £264
    01 Sep - 15 Oct 2025 £210 £254
    Hotel Cavallino d’Oro, Kastelruth (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 31 Jul 2024 £106 £130
    01 Aug - 19 Aug 2024 £145 £169
    20 Aug - 30 Sep 2024 £106 £130
    01 Jun - 31 Jul 2025 £110 £135
    01 Aug - 19 Aug 2025 £155 £180
    20 Aug - 15 Oct 2025 £110 £135
    Floralpina Hotel, Saltria (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 27 Jun 2024 £185 £225
    28 Jun - 01 Aug 2024 £220 £266
    02 Aug - 22 Aug 2024 £265 £320
    23 Aug - 05 Sep 2024 £220 £266
    06 Sep - 30 Sep 2024 £185 £225
    01 Jun - 27 Jun 2025 £195 £237
    28 Jun - 01 Aug 2025 £230 £278
    02 Aug - 22 Aug 2025 £280 £337
    23 Aug - 05 Sep 2025 £230 £278
    06 Sep - 15 Oct 2025 £195 £237
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Verona or Venice
    ALTERNATIVE AIRPORT(S):
    Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate or Innsbruck

    As an alternative to flying, we can arrange rail travel from London

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Venice. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Milan Malpensa (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Aberdeen - Venice (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Aberdeen - Venice Marco Polo (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Aberdeen - Verona (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast Intl. - Venice Marco Polo easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Innsbruck Charter (contact us),  jet2,  TUI 
    Birmingham - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Birmingham - Milan Malpensa (via Zurich) Swiss 
    Birmingham - Venice (via Brussels) Brussels Airlines 
    Birmingham - Venice (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Birmingham - Verona Charter (contact us),  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Birmingham - Verona (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Innsbruck Charter (contact us),  jet2 
    Bristol - Innsbruck (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Bristol - Milan Malpensa easyJet,  Ryanair 
    Bristol - Venice Marco Polo easyJet,  Ryanair 
    Bristol - Verona Charter (contact us),  jet2,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Verona Charter (contact us),  jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck (via Gatwick) British Airways 
    Edinburgh - Milan Malpensa easyJet 
    Edinburgh - Venice Marco Polo easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair 
    Edinburgh - Venice Marco Polo (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Edinburgh - Verona Charter (contact us),  easyJet,  jet2 
    Edinburgh - Verona (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Edinburgh - Verona (via Paris CDG) Air France 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Innsbruck (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Glasgow - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Glasgow - Venice Marco Polo easyJet 
    Glasgow - Verona TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Humberside - Venice Marco Polo (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Innsbruck (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Leeds Bradford - Verona Charter (contact us),  jet2 
    Leeds Bradford - Verona (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Liverpool - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    London City - Milan Malpensa British Airways 
    London City - Venice Marco Polo British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Innsbruck easyJet 
    Gatwick - Milan Linate easyJet 
    Gatwick - Milan Malpensa easyJet,  Wizz Air 
    Gatwick - Venice Marco Polo British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI,  Wizz Air 
    Gatwick - Verona British Airways,  Charter (contact us),  easyJet,  TUI 
    Gatwick - Verona Wizz Air 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Innsbruck British Airways 
    Heathrow - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Austrian Airlines,  Lufthansa 
    Heathrow - Innsbruck (via Vienna) Austrian Airlines 
    Heathrow - Milan Linate Alitalia,  British Airways 
    Heathrow - Milan Malpensa British Airways 
    Heathrow - Venice Marco Polo British Airways 
    Heathrow - Verona British Airways 
    Heathrow - Verona (via Rome Fiumicino) Alitalia 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Innsbruck TUI 
    Luton - Milan Malpensa easyJet,  Wizz Air 
    Luton - Venice Marco Polo easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Innsbruck TUI 
    Stansted - Milan Malpensa Ryanair 
    Stansted - Venice Marco Polo Ryanair 
    Stansted - Verona jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Innsbruck Charter (contact us),  jet2 
    Manchester - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Austrian Airlines,  Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Milan Malpensa easyJet,  Flybe,  Ryanair 
    Manchester - Venice Ryanair,  Wizz Air 
    Manchester - Venice Marco Polo easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
    Manchester - Verona Charter (contact us),  easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
    Manchester - Verona (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Verona (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Verona (via Zurich) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Innsbruck (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Newcastle - Milan Malpensa (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Newcastle - Venice Marco Polo (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Newcastle - Venice Marco Polo (via Amsterdam) Air France 
    Newcastle - Verona Charter (contact us),  TUI 
    Newcastle - Verona (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Teesside International - Innsbruck (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Venice. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you for any of the options listed above. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service. Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Unless otherwise stated, connecting travel by rail or bus tends to be from the city centre station, rather than from its airport, and connections between the two should be paid for locally.

    Where a price range is given, the price you pay depends on your date of travel.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Innsbruck

    Outward route
    not recommended in this direction
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Bolzano (1h30), rail Bolzano to Innsbruck (2h) £112-£116 1430

    Connecting travel options - flying via Milan Linate

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Milan Centrale to Ora (3h15-4h10), taxi Ora to hotel (0h25) £103-£107 1500
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Bolzano (1h30), rail Bolzano to Milan Centrale (3h30) £135-£145 1600

    Connecting travel options - flying via Milan Malpensa

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Milan Centrale to Ora (3h15-4h10), taxi Ora to hotel (0h25) £103-£107 1500
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Bolzano (1h30), rail Bolzano to Milan Centrale (3h30) £135-£145 1600

    Connecting travel options - flying via Venice Marco Polo

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Venice Mestre to Ora (3h30), taxi Ora to hotel (0h30) £103-£107 1300
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Bolzano (1h30), rail Bolzano to Venice Mestre (3h30) £121-£130 1700

    Connecting travel options - flying via Verona

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Verona Porta Nuova to Ora (2h), taxi Ora to hotel (0h25) £66-£69 1600
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Bolzano (1h30), rail Bolzano to Verona Porta Nuova (2h) £101-£105 1400
What is included
  • 12 nights

  • 10 dinners
    3 picnics
    12 breakfasts

  • luggage transported

  • route notes and maps
  • transfers on Days 3 & 5
 
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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from A to B, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. If/when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation, meaning that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.

    For more detailed information, see our walking holidays in Europe page.
  • We can book a wide range of routes from the UK with a variety of airlines. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. The fee for this service is £35 per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). More information on flights >
  • Absolutely! We are experts in tailored rail travel. Making use of sleeper trains or stopovers in cities along the route, we can get you from London to virtually anywhere in mainland Europe. We can even make arrangements to Mallorca, Sicily and Norway with a combination of ferries and rail. Please contact us to discuss your plans.
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted to book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

    More information about the booking process >
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  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can incur a five or six-figure bill.

    Many insurers offer travel insurance (you can find details on our insurance page of a policy that you may like to consider if you are a UK resident), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    When you purchase a policy, be sure to check that it covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Italy, but not a visa (please note, however, that a new travel authorisation system is being introduced). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). You should also apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) if your EHIC has expired (if you have a still-valid EHIC, you can use this until it expires).
  • The principal official language is Italian, though some regions have a second official language, such as South Tyrol, where German is widely spoken. The currency is the Euro. Italian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • For information on the practicalities of travel now that the UK is no longer part of the European Union, visit www.gov.uk/visit-eu-switzerland-norway-iceland-liechtenstein.
  • The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.

    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
  • You are the best judge of your child’s/children’s capabilities. We are happy to take bookings for families of older children/teenagers if they walk regularly, love the outdoors and are comfortable with the distances and ascent/descent involved. Please note that the bedrooms at most of the accommodation we use will normally only sleep a maximum of 3 people, and sometimes only 2.
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