When to come
The easiest time to walk in the Dolomites is between June 20th and September 20th as this is when it is most likely to be free of snow, the weather is at its best, the hotels, mountain refuges and restaurants are open and the ski lifts are running.
Dolomite summers are mild with average monthly maximum temperatures in July and August rarely much over 25°C (77°F) and averages of around 20°C (68°F) in June, September and October. All mountain regions get a fair amount of rain in summer and the Dolomites are no exception. June and September are the driest months.
However you may like to bear the following in mind as well:
- spectacular alpine flora - mid June to early July is the best time for flower lovers with the full range of Alpine flowers in bloom. If it is a particular flower you are interested in contact us to find out when your best chance of seeing it is.
- mid-August holidays - August, particularly mid-August, is a very busy month and you will be more likely to find a lot of people on the footpaths and around the refuges. This can be managed, however, to some extent, in the choice of route.
- the amazing colours of the Dolomite autumn - late September and the whole of October is a particularly beautiful time in the Dolomites with the changing colours of the mountain forests and the footpaths all to yourselves.
Dolomite Treks - Who we areTESTIMONIALS
Isabelle Johnson has 15 years experience in creating, organising and leading small group walking holidays in Italy both for a top UK walking holiday company and independently. As an Oxford history graduate she has a special interest in the history of the Dolomites in general and of the First World War Dolomite Front in particular. She also has a passion for alpine flowers and has lived in the Dolomites for fifteen years.
Via Giau, 3 - 32040 Valle di Cadore (BL)
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Anna Vecellio del Monego
Born and raised in the area, Anna Vecellio del Monego knows the Dolomites, its footpaths and its hotels and restaurants intimately. She has wide ranging experience in organising and leading small group walking holidays with a top UK company and after many years working in hospitality and tourism in general she is now a really passionate holiday organiser 'insider'. A graduate of Verona University in languages and Tourism Management she has travelled and walked all over the world. She is currently a busy Deputy Mayor, looking after her home town. She is a certified Middle Mountain Guide of the Veneto Alpine Guide Association.
Via Valle Ansiei, 51 - 32041 Auronzo di Cadore (BL)
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Dolomite Treks offers advice, local knowledge and expertise born of many years working in the field. Anna and Isabelle are not Alpine guides and any walking activities are entirely at your own risk.
Anna and Isabelle are freelance tour managers working through Agenzia 3 CIME DOLOMITI - AGENZIA VIAGGI E SERVIZI, 3 C S.N.C. di Letizia Frigo Sampogna & C., Via Dante, 20, 32041 Auronzo di Cadore (BL) and use the Dolomite Treks name and site purely for visibility purposes.