Hiking in the Italian Alps

A diverse mountain landscape

South of the main Alpine ridge stretches the majestic mountain scenery of the Italian Alps. In terms of area, Italy has the largest share of the Alps so has a rich and diverse landscape made up of breathtaking contrasts. During a hiking trip in the Italian Alps, mountain lovers will discover picturesque lakes, rugged mountain ranges and a variety of flora and fauna. Read more about the wonderful experience and all details about hiking in the Alps at a glance.

The most popular hiking tours in the Italian Alps

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Dolomites mountain trail

Discover fascinating landscapes and nature as you wander through three language areas and cultures. Climb the most famous and highest peaks of the world-famous Dolomites and enjoy impressive panoramic views.

Dolomites Natural Park

Picturesque mountain lakes, lush alpine meadows, shady forests and the world-famous Dolomites: this hike will make every mountain-lovers heart beat faster. The Pragser Wildsee with its crystal clear water and impressive views above Cortina is just one highlight of this hiking trip.

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Mountain Hiking

Dolomite high-altitude paths

7 Days | Self-guided Tour
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Dolomite Alps – Nature park walking tour

7 Days | Self-guided Tour
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Useful information about your hiking holiday in the Italian Alps

The climate

The high peaks of the Italian Alps provide for varied weather conditions. The cold and snowy winters attract skiers and the region is popular with hikers in summer due to the cooler summer days.

While a jacket is definitely useful at higher altitudes, you can look forward to Mediterranean temperatures and around 300 sunny days a year at the foot for the mountain range. This makes the Italian Alpine foothills a popular hiking destination for mountain lovers.


The cuisine

La Dolce Vita – on the south side of the Alps you can enjoy culinary offerings to the fullest. Italian temperament blends with Alpine earthiness, and this is reflected in the tasty cuisine. Mediterranean lightness and hearty home-style cooking ensure unique tastes. Thanks to the diverse specialities of lamb to fish and pasta to dumpling soup you are guaranteed to feel strong on your hiking trip in Italy.

Country and people

In the Italian Alps, the cultures merge and this is also reflected in the language. In addition to German, Italian is spoken in the Italian Alpine foothills – precisely Ladin, the oldest language in the region. The diversity of the Alps can be seen above all in the individual cities and historical sights. In addition to culinary variety, you can also look forward to Italian hospitality in the mountains.

The most beautiful sights in the Italian Alps

  • The Botanical Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano
  • The Three Peaks of the Dolomites
  • The Villa Scipione Borghese on the Isola del Garda in Lake Garda
  • The Pragser Wildsee in the South Tyrolean Dolomites
  • The Tyrol Castls on a plateau high above Meran

Perfectly organised hiking holidays in the Italian Alps

What should you expect from a hiking tour with Eurohike? Straightforward booking, well-selected hotels and reliable luggage transfers. A Eurohike employee is always there for you as a contact person on site and is available with help and advice.

At Eurohike we are happy to assist in planning your holiday!

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