An unforgettable experience for the whole family

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Guided 2018

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In the beginning, the Holimites team was a group of young and good-looking singles. Today - even though we're still young and good-looking - we've got our own families.

And, precisely because we know what it means to have kids, we decided to create a hut-to-hut trekking experience aimed at families that love the outdoors and want to share nature's glories with their children.


In order to participate, children must be used to walking in the mountains.



Length 05 nights

Level °°



Arrival in Alta Badia: Meet and greet in the hotel and briefing with a Holimites trail expert. Dinner and overnight stay in your hotel.

1st day: 4 to 8 km (2,5 to 5 miles)
Transfer from Badia to Passo Valparola. The start of your trek passes the foot of the Setsass and continues all the way to Pralongià. Dinner and overnight stay in a mountain hut.

2nd day: 9 to 13.5 km (5,5 to 8,4 miles)
From Pralongià to the Gardena Pass, going through the town of Corvara. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.

3rd day: 9 to 13.6 km (5,5 to 8,5 miles)
From Passo Gardena to Rifugio Gardenacia through the Puez Natural Park. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut. This stage can be shortened or facilitated by using lifts and/or public transportation.

4th day: 5 to 13 km (3 to 8 miles)
Final stage from Rifugio Gardenacia back to the starting point in Badia. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.


5th day: Departure.



The stages can be shortened and facilitated by using lifts.

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Starting mid June until mid September



  • Organization of all the logistics that includes the bookings in all huts/hotels
  • Accommodation with half-board (breakfast + dinner)
  • Dinner at your place of stay on your date of arrival
  • Detailed map of the 5 day trip
  • A special Holimites Souvenir
  • Course briefing with a Holimites trail expert on your arrival day


  • Beverages and anything not mentioned under the heading “Included in the price”
  • Cancellation insurance


  • All the services mentioned under the heading “Included in the price"
  • Tour escort at your disposal during the whole tour
  • Baggage transfer from hut to hut
  • Lunch in mountain huts
  • Non-alcoholic drinks during meals


  • Extra days: 80,00 € per person per day
  • Mid season (July): + 75 €/person
  • High season (August):  + 115,00 €/person

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What level of athletic fitness should the children have?
They should definitely be used to walking in the mountains because, even if the stages are aimed at their age group, the walks involve elevation gain and several kilometers/miles of trekking. Also remember that the routes are at high elevations, a factor that noticeably affects the effort required to complete the hike.

What happens if a child doesn’t want to or can’t complete the stage??
First of all, you must urge him/her to hang in there and keep on going! But, if the child’s will is stronger than yours -and we know how that is- don’t worry. All the stages are near locations that can be reached by car or by lifts, so all you have to do is call our office and we’ll tell you what the best solution is.

What if the weather’s bad?
In case of adverse weather conditions, just call our office from the hut you’re lodging in so we can reorganize the stage and, if necessary, the following stages, as well, suggesting an alternative daily program.

Recommended clothing:
We always recommend taking along a backpack with a change of clothes, windbreaker jacket, and a set of winter gloves and cap during the treks themselves. Even if the weather report forecasts good weather in the morning, conditions can change substantially in a few hours. If luggage transfer is also involved in your trek, we also recommend preparing warm clothing in the bag that will be taken to each of your arrival stages.

I want do to a self-guided trekking. Are the trails well marked?
Yes, the trails are well marked, but it‘s important to pay attention and be sure to stay on the correct path. During the briefing a local trail expert will explain you every stage exactly.

The programs on the catalog don‘t match my expectations. Are there alternative offers?
On request, Holimites can customize a program for you. Is the tour too long or the stages to challenging? Do you prefer a different itinerary? Would you like to book some extra days to relax in the hotel or on a mountain hut? Just send us a request and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Should I expect to climb a Via Ferrata?
Our standard programs don't include a Via Ferrata. But gladly we can organize one for you with a certified IFMGA-UIAGM Alpine Guide. There is the opportunity to do the Via Ferrata during a stage or you can add an extra day at the beginning or at the end of your tour.

Overnight stay on the mountain huts...
You will be surprised of how lovely our mountain huts are. However, they have to be considered a rifugio in the mountains and not a hotel. So you won’t find all the luxury features you find in the towns.
In the huts there are blankets and pillows. We suggest to bring sleeping bags inlay with you.
All hotels and huts are well informed about dietary restrictions, like gluten or lactose intolerance. Everywhere you will find a vegetarian or vegan alternative.
Not all huts accept credit cards. So we suggest to bring some cash with you, to pay drinks, snacks or extras which are not included in the offer.

What about having lunch in the mountains?
For lunch you can stop in one of the huts to taste some traditional food or you have the possibility to buy a lunch package in the hut where you overnight.

3 Reviews

TraavlBug - Tripadvisor
July 2017

The highlight of our 5 weeks in Europe

Our family (5 of us, kids ages 12, 14, 15) had an amazing time on our trek in the Dolomites, thanks to Holimites. From start to finish, we had the ideal trekking...

Our family (5 of us, kids ages 12, 14, 15) had an amazing time on our trek in the Dolomites, thanks to Holimites. From start to finish, we had the ideal trekking experience. The trail information provided by Holimites was accurate. The Huuts we stayed in, were amazing (views, food, accommodations). The scenery was incredible, all along the journey. There a few things that surprised us along the way, that made it even better. A trampoline to jump on and a whole fun park area, where the kids could climb, jump, race and wade in a beautiful little pool. It was a little challenging to get there, but 100% worth the effort. We cannot wait to come go back for longer next time.

skwhit - Tripadvisor
July 2015

Excellent and well organized 5 Day Self-Guided Dolomite Trek

Our family of 4 (boys ages 13 and 16) just completed a 5 day trek in the Dolomites, which was organized through Holomites. Holomites did an excellent job creating...

Our family of 4 (boys ages 13 and 16) just completed a 5 day trek in the Dolomites, which was organized through Holomites. Holomites did an excellent job creating a seamless itinerary for us. From the moment we got to Alta Badia, everything had been well organized including our hotel and all the rifugios booked. Suzi met us the night before we started our trek and provided us with the map and a briefing of where we would be going. We also had Holomites do our baggage transfer so that we could just hike with day packs. Our bags were ready and waiting at each rifugio upon our arrival. The rifugios were all wonderful and each had their own feel and cuisine. The trails are very well marked. We did get lost on the first day, but it was our own fault, as we were looking up and in such awe of the beauty of the Dolomites, that we didn't see our trail marker! We'd go again in a heartbeat. Thanks Holomites!

yoew beng S - Tripadvisor
July 2016

6 Days Rifugio Trek

We signed up with Holomites on the best of Alta Via 1 & 2 trek as a family of 4. Before the trip, we had many questions about the trek and the Holomites staff answered...

We signed up with Holomites on the best of Alta Via 1 & 2 trek as a family of 4. Before the trip, we had many questions about the trek and the Holomites staff answered all of them with great patience and details.

The briefing before the unguided, but well marked, trek was detail and all queries were answered. The snowstorm that came while trekking up to Rifugio Lagazuoi was a surprise but fun for our kids, which is their first encounter with snow. Luckily, it was a safe reach to the Rifugio. Holomites took the trouble to call the Rifugio to ensure that we reached it. That is comforting knowing that someone is watching your back in a foreign terrain.

It was an amazing trip with one day allocated to a Via Ferrata adventure, also organised through Holomites where they found us a reliable guide through the Alta Badia guide organisation.

We were given several numbers to call if there is any emergency.

The scenic Dolomites did not disappoint and in fact far exceeded our expectations.

We would not hestitate to organise our hut-to-hut trip with Holomites again!