Cross-country skiing at Dobbiaco

From $1936 per person

****# Based on 18 customer reviews
  • Lovely Tyrolean village; perfect for confident beginners and improvers
  • Beautiful **** family-run hotel with pool, spa, sauna and steam room; deluxe rooms for Headwater guests
  • Popular mix of guided and independent options: ski equipment hire, ski pass and lessons included; 120kms of trails and ski bus pass included
  • 3000m Alpine peaks, panoramic sun terraces, frozen lakes

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Cross-country skiing at Dobbiaco

In the heart of the Italian Dolomites and dominated by the Tre Cime (Three Peaks), is the Tyrolean village of Dobbiaco. This is where Italy meets neighbouring Austria and the resulting cultural overlap is a delightful mix: painted houses, carved balconies and onion-domed churches contrast with Baroque castles, elegant ladies in fur coats and chic coffee bars that serve the perfect cappuccino.

At the centre of the most efficiently integrated ski transport and trail network in the Dolomites, Dobbiaco is a cross-country skier's mecca and has hosted the Cross Country World Cup on four separate occasions. It's also the first resort we've come across with snow-making cannons for their cross country trails - an excellent idea - so that novices and experts alike can gain maximum enjoyment from their holiday here.

We've arranged for you to have a 2-hour lesson every morning from Sun to Thurs inclusive (except Weds) with an experienced English-speaking ski instructor from the Azzura Ski School. On Friday you'll get to practise your new skills on an all-day excursion! With trails starting from right outside the hotel door, newcomers will easily find their feet on the sunny valley trails that link the charming neighbouring villages of Villabassa and San Candido. The regular ski bus (a weekly pass is included in your holiday price) allows you to ski as much or as little as you want.

In the centre of Dobbiaco, the beautiful **** Park Hotel Bellevue has a true feeling of old-fashioned hospitality. Headwater guests stay in deluxe double rooms (subject to availability) with satellite TV and balconies affording stunning Alpine views. The hotel has a luxurious spa with swimming pool, sauna and steam room; massage/beauty treatments are also available (payable locally). There's a cosy lounge where you can curl up with a book or enjoy an aperitif, while evening meals are served in the grand candlelit dining room and are a real event. In addition to the first-class cuisine, you'll also be invited to a weekly 5-course banquet and a buffet evening of either Tyrolean or Italian specialities.

Typical holiday itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Dobbiaco

We meet you at Innsbruck Airport and take you to your hotel (90 mins).

Days 2-7 - Typical itinerary

Cross-country skiing lessons are included on 4 of the mornings; you'll also enjoy an all-day ski excursion and a free day to explore independently. Your instructor will help you stay on your feet and master techniques including the snowplough. Depending on snow conditions and group ability, your instructor will choose the best routes to ski each day. Every route chosen will ensure some spectacular Dolomite scenery including tours down to the Landro Valley where sheer mountains dominate the snow-thick forest, or the pretty village of Villabassa, where we may see composer Gustav Mahler's house. Any trip we take into the Fanes Sennes Braies Natural Park could offer the chance to see some baby deer!

Day 8 - Return home

We take you to Innsbruck Airport after breakfast.

Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking. You can call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 to discuss accommodation options.

Park Hotel Bellevue, Dobbiaco   (4 Star)

Parkhotel Bellevue

Dobbiaco is located at the entrance to the wild-romantic Fiscalina Valley, from where you can enjoy a fantastic view of the renowned 'Three Peaks'. The village is therefore also called the 'Community of the Three Peaks'.

The facilities at the Hotel Bellevue are excellent and include a lovely spa with steam bath, sauna and indoor pool. Public rooms include an ancient wood-panelled stube (snug), a popular bar (where locals pop in) and a grand candlelit dining room.

As guests of Headwater you will stay in a deluxe double room (subject to availability) with a balcony with stunning alpine views. Rooms have hairdryers, satellite television, direct dial telephones, radio and safe.

Further details on the hotel website, and independent reviews on Trip Advisor.

Local facilities:

  • Shops
  • ATM / Cash machine
  • Mastercard accepted
  • American Express accepted
  • Swimming pool
  • Hairdryer
  • Wifi hotspot
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Safe

Nearby facilities:

  • Market
  • Banking / cheques cashed

Travel options

Transfers included from Innsbruck airport at 10:40, and back to Innsbruck airport at 08:00. Please note that transfers on this holiday are subject to at least 4 people (in total) booked on each departure.

Please call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or email to arrange connecting flights.

Customer reviews

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Departure dates & prices

December 2015 departuresTour only 
Dec 19$2219
Dec 26$2483
Child (any date)$1803 
January 2016 departuresTour only 
Jan 2$2483
Jan 9$1936
Jan 16$1936
Jan 23$1936
Jan 30$2031
Child (any date)$1803 
February 2016 departuresTour only 
Feb 6$2164
Feb 13$2219
Feb 20$2164
Feb 27$2031
Child (any date)$1803 
March 2016 departuresTour only 
Mar 5$1936
Mar 12$1936
Mar 19$1936
Mar 26$2164
Child (any date)$1803 

Holiday details

Holiday type

Cross-country skiing, single centre. Managed locally by hotelier.


Selected Saturdays from 19 Dec '15 to 26 Mar '16, for 8 days (7 nights).


Buffet breakfast and all evening meals.

Other details

Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information. Please call us for single room supplements, room upgrade options and child prices.

Starting your tour

Transfers included from Innsbruck airport at 10:40, and back to Innsbruck airport at 08:00. Please note that transfers on this holiday are subject to at least 4 people (in total) booked on each departure.

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