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The Dolomite mountain range is one of the best that Europe has to offer for year-round outdoor fun. So how do you get to this isolated region in northeastern Italy, anyway? While the hiking trails and ski slopes are easy to navigate, it’s a little bit tricky getting to and around the Dolomites. If you join a guided tour with Alpenwild, all transportation details will be pre-arranged for you. But for those wishing to explore the Dolomites independently as self-guided hikers, Alpenwild experts share some of their tips and tricks:
The easiest and most direct route to the Dolomites is by car. We recommend renting a car as you’ll have the convenience of going wherever you’d like, whenever you’d like. If you don’t wish to drive in Italy, taxis are always available from the Venice area and also within the Dolomites to get you where you need to go.
We also highly recommend the bus system to and from the Dolomites. The Cortina Express run daily to and from Venice and Dolomiti buses run hourly to the most popular hikes in the area. Don’t be alarmed if the buses are running late—this is Italy, after all.
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Corvara, San Cassiano and other popular villages in the Dolomites are unfortunately not connected by train. While one can get close to the Dolomites by taking a train (with multiple changes) to Pieve di Cadore, a taxi will then be required to arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo or Corvara.
Please feel free to contact our office by phone or email where Alpenwild Dolomites specialists are happy to answer any questions you may have about Dolomites transportation.
Luggage transfers are a great way to hike light and comfortably and they make great use of your time. We highly recommend using luggage transfers as you traverse from one location to the next. Be sure to ask one of our Dolomites specialist about this convenient option.