Hiking, food and wine

Hiking and traditional Alpine food and wine  

The Venetian Dolomites and the Pusteria Valley are the meeting point of several culinary traditions - Mittel European, Northern Italian and Alpine - offering everything from goulash soups to venison with polenta, canederli/Knodel to gnocchi, risotto and home-made pasta, apple strudel to panna cotta. Exclusive Michelin starred restaurants in Cortina, serving creative variants of traditional dishes, family-run trattorias and farm-houses offering homemade food, mountain refuges and dairies filling you up with hearty walking fare - there's something for everyone here. The Venetian Dolomites is not a wine producing area but many neighbouring areas are. The renowned Prosecco sparkling wine zone is just round the corner and both the acclaimed South Tyrolean wine district, with its prestigious aromatic whites and fruity reds, and the exclusive Valpollicella red wine area are very close by. We can help you choose a restaurant for the evening, organize wine tasting trips or evenings, local produce tastings in the mountain dairies as well as tailor-made cooking demonstrations. Gourmet hiking trails for day hikes in the Italian Dolomites. 

Some Dolomite hiking trail options for food and wine lovers:

- an hour and a half's drive takes you to the Prosecco vineyards for a half day hike with views of the foothills of the Dolomites and a taste of some of the still and sparkling wines produced in the area (4 hours);

- a half day hike on high Dolomite pastures followed by lunch and a tasting in one of the wonderful mountain dairies which still produce their own cheeses and meats (4 hours plus lunch and tasting);

- an hour and a half’s drive takes you to the pretty Tyrolean town of Bressanone in one of the Tyrol’s interesting wine regions for a short vineyard walk, a wine tasting at Novacella Abbey and a visit to the abbey itself (2 hours plus lunch and tasting).


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