Perfect Pairings: Lake Garda & the Dolomites

Italy
5 nights private tour from $7,400
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Perfect Pairings Lake Garda the Dolomites
At a glance
  • Speed along on a thrilling e-bike adventure around the shoreline paths of Lake Garda 

  • Walking shoes at the ready as you take on bespoke guided hiking excursions to the Alpe di Siusi and the Tre Cime di Lavaredo

  • Be blown away by one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, Lago di Braies, the jewel of the Dolomites

  • Lose yourself in the vast night sky of the Dolomites with a mesmerising stargazing experience

Journey highlights
  • Speed along on a thrilling e-bike adventure around the shoreline paths of Lake Garda 

  • Walking shoes at the ready as you take on bespoke guided hiking excursions to the Alpe di Siusi and the Tre Cime di Lavaredo

  • Be blown away by one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, Lago di Braies, the jewel of the Dolomites

  • Lose yourself in the vast night sky of the Dolomites with a mesmerising stargazing experience

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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A year round destination. The major tourist season is during the summer (July and August). However, in terms of weather, the months just before and after the busy tourist season may be the best time to head to Lake Garda.

The summer is a beautiful time to visit the Dolomites and Alps. The climate is sunny and warm, with cool crisp evenings.

Your Itinerary

Lose yourself in the unique magic of Lake Garda and the Dolomites, a picture of calm tranquillity but with an active edge as we plunge you into an exclusive trip of bespoke adventure with hidden gems ready to surprise along the way. After the gentle waters and gourmet treats of Lake Garda head into the endless beauty of the Dolomites, exploring the breath-taking terrain of nature’s playground, with epic hikes and exhilarating private excursions all whilst staying in an abundance of luxury.

Monte Baldo

Your Itinerary

Leap into the start of this active adventure at your arrival to Lido Palace, a boutique hotel on the pearlescent shores of Lake Garda. Oozing reformed glamour, stylish suites, beautiful grounds and sensational spa and pools, lending itself perfectly to some downtime after you make the most of the activities here. The prime location and extensive parkland offer an abundance of adventure on its doorstep, with access to hiking, biking, sailing, watersports and golf.
 
In the company of your expert guide, the next day explore the shores of Lake Garda as you jump on two wheels for an e-bike adventure along one of the many cycling paths around the lake. Soak up the breathtaking landscape as you pass through lovely villages and stop to taste the traditional delicacies of this area.  After lunch at your leisure, you'll take the funicular to the top of Monte Baldo to admire the vast views of the lake below and the rolling Dolomites in the distance. A guided walk here will point out all the landmarks and exceptional vistas, then return to Malcesine by cable car or if you still have energy to burn you can opt to hike down.
 
After breakfast bid farewell to Lake Garda as you head into the mountain scape of the Dolomites. On your way get your walking shoes ready as you are taken on a phenomenal private hiking excursion to the Alpe di Siusi, passing small valleys surrounded by the superb Dolomite scenery. You will be guided around the Tisenser Hügel hill to the church of S. Maddalena in Tagusa and along to the foot of the magnificent Sciliar massif. At the end of this exhilarating excursion, you will visit a local dairy, where the cheesemaker will show you the traditional production techniques with time to devour a wonderful selection of scrumptious cheeses. Continue with your transfer into the majestic Dolomites, arriving at your hotel to enjoy a relaxing evening.
Dolomites

Your Itinerary

Reset as you breathe in the fresh mountain air, arriving at Ciasa Salares, nestled in the heart of the Dolomites close to the mountain village of San Cassiano. Ciasa Salares is a traditional Italian style chalet with a dash of contemporary chic, boasting a spacious and charming ambience. Renowned for its superb food, it boasts Michelin-starred dining, a chocolate room, cheese cantina, 24,000-bottle wine cellar and wonderful hospitality, with the many balconies drawing your eyes to the spectacular views that surround you.
 
After a bountiful breakfast, another day of exhilarating hiking awaits you as you head to the foot of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo - an iconic landmark in the Dolomites. With your expert guide you will hike across a vast scree slope to the foot of the Three Peaks, a trio of enormous rock plates jutting out of the massif. The white peaks, green meadows and forests shape the landscape here. You will be rewarded for your efforts with a delicious gourmet picnic lunch nestled in this awe-inspiring landscape.
 
Meet your hiking guide the following morning as you set out on a beautiful tour of Lake Braies, named the jewel of the Dolomites. The surrounding peaks are reflected in its crystal-clear waters, creating a one-of-a-kind environment. During the walk you will stop at Malga Foresta, a traditional mountain hut, to devour a delicious lunch. Returning to your hotel, make the most of its first-class facilities for the rest of the day.
 
In the evening you will be spoilt with a sublime Michelin-starred meal in Cortina d'Ampezzo, followed by a night-time adventure as you gaze at the most spectacular objects in the sky at the amazing Helmut Ullrich Astronomical Observatory on Col Drusciè. Sitting at a height of almost 6,000 feet at the foot of the Tofane mountains, this is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Itinerary

Day 1-3

Italian Lakes

Leap into the start of this active adventure at your arrival to Lido Palace, a boutique hotel on the pearlescent shores of Lake Garda. Oozing reformed glamour, stylish suites, beautiful grounds and sensational spa and pools, lending itself perfectly to some downtime after you make the most of the activities here. The prime location and extensive parkland offer an abundance of adventure on its doorstep, with access to hiking, biking, sailing, watersports and golf.
 
In the company of your expert guide, the next day explore the shores of Lake Garda as you jump on two wheels for an e-bike adventure along one of the many cycling paths around the lake. Soak up the breathtaking landscape as you pass through lovely villages and stop to taste the traditional delicacies of this area.  After lunch at your leisure, you'll take the funicular to the top of Monte Baldo to admire the vast views of the lake below and the rolling Dolomites in the distance. A guided walk here will point out all the landmarks and exceptional vistas, then return to Malcesine by cable car or if you still have energy to burn you can opt to hike down.
 
After breakfast bid farewell to Lake Garda as you head into the mountain scape of the Dolomites. On your way get your walking shoes ready as you are taken on a phenomenal private hiking excursion to the Alpe di Siusi, passing small valleys surrounded by the superb Dolomite scenery. You will be guided around the Tisenser Hügel hill to the church of S. Maddalena in Tagusa and along to the foot of the magnificent Sciliar massif. At the end of this exhilarating excursion, you will visit a local dairy, where the cheesemaker will show you the traditional production techniques with time to devour a wonderful selection of scrumptious cheeses. Continue with your transfer into the majestic Dolomites, arriving at your hotel to enjoy a relaxing evening.
Accommodation: Lido Palace ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

Summer in the Dolomites

Reset as you breathe in the fresh mountain air, arriving at Ciasa Salares, nestled in the heart of the Dolomites close to the mountain village of San Cassiano. Ciasa Salares is a traditional Italian style chalet with a dash of contemporary chic, boasting a spacious and charming ambience. Renowned for its superb food, it boasts Michelin-starred dining, a chocolate room, cheese cantina, 24,000-bottle wine cellar and wonderful hospitality, with the many balconies drawing your eyes to the spectacular views that surround you.
 
After a bountiful breakfast, another day of exhilarating hiking awaits you as you head to the foot of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo - an iconic landmark in the Dolomites. With your expert guide you will hike across a vast scree slope to the foot of the Three Peaks, a trio of enormous rock plates jutting out of the massif. The white peaks, green meadows and forests shape the landscape here. You will be rewarded for your efforts with a delicious gourmet picnic lunch nestled in this awe-inspiring landscape.
 
Meet your hiking guide the following morning as you set out on a beautiful tour of Lake Braies, named the jewel of the Dolomites. The surrounding peaks are reflected in its crystal-clear waters, creating a one-of-a-kind environment. During the walk you will stop at Malga Foresta, a traditional mountain hut, to devour a delicious lunch. Returning to your hotel, make the most of its first-class facilities for the rest of the day.
 
In the evening you will be spoilt with a sublime Michelin-starred meal in Cortina d'Ampezzo, followed by a night-time adventure as you gaze at the most spectacular objects in the sky at the amazing Helmut Ullrich Astronomical Observatory on Col Drusciè. Sitting at a height of almost 6,000 feet at the foot of the Tofane mountains, this is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Accommodation: Hotel Ciasa Salares - Summer ( 3 nights )
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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

A year round destination. The major tourist season is during the summer (July and August). However, in terms of weather, the months just before and after the busy tourist season may be the best time to head to Lake Garda.

The summer is a beautiful time to visit the Dolomites and Alps. The climate is sunny and warm, with cool crisp evenings.

Perfect Pairings: Lake Garda & the Dolomites
Perfect Pairings: Lake Garda & the Dolomites

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