Italy: Dream location – Sexten (Dolomites)

General: The Dolomites area is a beautiful mountain region of the European Alps. That consists of different areas Alta Badia, Val d’Ega/Eggental, Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm Region and Valley Funes/Villnöss. It is an all season location. In winter for skiing and in sprint/summer/autumn for hiking. Main hiking season is in July and August because this is the time when everything is snow free. Mai/June hiking is possible in the lower regions. Early September can be lucky with the lower and higher regions but needed to check the weather forecast.

Transportation: The region has a great train and bus transportation network that can be used. Besides that it is easy to go around with a car. Mostly the towns in the Dolomites already provide hiking options that start directly in the town itself. Depending on where you want to hike, just choose your location that way.

Accommodation: There are several options camping, guest houses and hotels. Find a nice guest house here. The typical accommodation is either way a guesthouse with includes breakfast or an apartment with self-catering. 

Money: In general all the places take credit card. Have some cash with you in order to visit the mountain huts. Currency is Euro.

Hiking: There are endless hiking paths for all kind of hikes available in the Dolomites area. It is possible to combine hikes with a gondola ride. For example go up the mountain with a gondola, hike around and hike down the mountain.


Tryout the amazing food in the mountain huts. If it is either the home made apple strudel or some Italian pasta. For this alone the region is worth to visit.

Travel Duration: From a weekend trip until staying there for 2 weeks. There are so many hiking options that it is never boring.

Travel Time: In case you are not bound to summer holiday vacation (Jul, Aug) the best time to visit the area for hiking is in September. In Mai/Jun the region still has snow and some peaks are not reachable and are closed. In Jul/Aug the region is crowded with families and Italians on their 1 month summer vacation.

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