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  • Writer's pictureVanessa Valenti

How to plan your perfect tour of the Dolomites - South Tyrol

Foliage al Lago di Braies, Dolomiti, Trentino Alto Adige

As already mentioned in the article about our holiday in the Dolomites (to read the post click here), the organization was fast enough and at the last second, we booked everything exactly two weeks before leaving. As always, I booked the hotels on with free cancellation, although in reality, missing only two weeks, it was available until the day after we confirmed everything. Every day we changed hotels in order to have to drive as few kilometers as possible, and we planned destinations and activities following a logical and feasible route as much as possible.

Here is an overview of the holiday and some more details about travel and hotels.

16 - 19 October


Bozen -> Karersee 25,7km 35min

Karersee -> Qc Terme 14,9km 23min

Qc Terme -> Canazei 10,4km 16min


Piccola Cesa B&B Canazei
Piccola Cesa B&B Canazei

HOTEL: Piccola Cesa B&B


80€ x 2people with breakfast included, free parking

Really nice hotel, located towards the outskirts of Canazei, very typical, all in wood. The owners were very nice, we had warned in advance through the Booking site that we would be arriving late, around 10pm and there were no problems. The room was equipped with everything: hairdryer, towels and bath products. Breakfast is set at the time of entry from 7:30a.m. onwards and consists of a wide selection of local products that you will find ready on your table in the morning.


Canazei – Karersee 95km 2h

Braies – San Lorenzo di Sebato 30,4km 36min


Gasthof Truaube, San Lorenzo di Sabato

Gasthof Traube, San Lorenzo di Sabato

HOTEL: Gasthof Traube

@San Lorenzo di Sebato

90€ x 2people with breakfast included, pets welcomed

Hotel located in the center of San Lorenzo di Sebato, two minutes from Brunico: we found free parking in front of the hotel from 18:00 to 8:00 in the morning. Nice room, also very typical here, the super helpful owner, welcomed us very warmly. Breakfast is a buffet, a little anti-COVID, but with the obligation to use gloves and a mask before serving. The choice was very wide, full of fresh and typical products, a real mountain breakfast.


San Lorenzo di Sebato – Piramidi di terra (Perca) 14,7km 24min

Piramidi di terra (Perca) – San Vigilio di Marebbe 29,5km 41min

San Vigilio di Marebbe – Dobbiaco 37km 49min


Residence Rogger, Dobbiaco

HOTEL: Residence Rogger✰✰✰


Residence Rogger, Dobbiaco

apartment LISA 1°piano 2 - 3 people.  ca. 32 m²

Apartment located a little outside Dobbiaco, with free parking right in front of the residence, furnished in typical Tyrolean style, all in wood but modern. Really nice, it was a shame to stay only one night, highly recommended. The value for money is also excellent. Spaces: Kitchen, Bathroom with WC, shower, bidet, hairdryer, Living area, Bedroom, Balcony, TV with satellite reception, Free Wi-Fi, Safe The kitchen equipment includes: cooking area with extractor hood, dining table, refrigerator, complete sets for 6 people (crockery, cutlery, cups and glasses), coffee machine (filter and espresso), kettle, pots and other utensils from the kitchen.


Dobbiaco – San Candido 5,9km 10min


⇝ Useful tips for your holiday in South Tyrol

· What to pack

Although it was October and we had had splendid weather, 4 days of sunshine and clear skies, the temperatures were around 0 degrees so bring warm clothes and boots. Sweaters, hats and scarves are a must, don't forget the gloves too, especially for the bicycle ride from San Candido to Leinz, possibly the snow ones, or you will do like me, who did not listen to Enrico and I literally froze my hands. For the bike I wore the ski suit jacket and I went very well, it sheltered me from the cold air along with the thermal leggings that luckily I had taken on. Useful tip: if you have them on padded cycling pants, you will thank me. For the trek, not having to sleep in tents and therefore not needing special equipment, we both had waterproof 40-liter backpacks, which we had filled with food, water and spare clothes in case those we wore got wet. I was warm with normal sports leggings, high non-snow socks, thermal shirt, a fleece and a Quechua jacket bought at Decathlon. Obviously, good hiking boots, neck warmer, hat and gloves are inevitable.

· Travelling during COVID19 pandemia

Covid did not create many problems for us in this mini-vacation, we did not need tampons, serological or self-certifications for the hotels or for any of the activities we did. As in the rest of Italy there is an obligation to wear a mask in closed and open places and every place puts into practice the measures necessary to prevent infections, but despite this we enjoyed everything we did without any particular limits. When in Austria in cafè and restaurants they will make you fill out forms where they collect your data in order to be able to trace you in the event of someone's positive, but nothing more.

Come and discover Südtirol with us, click here to read the post about our trip.

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