Welcome to MedTreks Dolomites
Hiking Italy's Dolomites CME Adventure
Join MedTreks on an epic adventure through Italy’s dramatic rocky rooftop, the Dolomites, a multicultural hiking experience that will take you through the most incredible valleys of this dramatic land, with jagged peaks towering above. We had an incredible trip in 2021 and can’t wait to return in 2023! And, this time, we are offering Wilderness Medicine CME!
- 9-day lodge-to-lodge trekking trip through the most iconic Dolomites trails
- Soak in alpine lakes with dramatic mountain vistas
- Experience the incredible culture and charming villages of this region
- Finish the day with fine wine and gourmet cuisine
- Stay in luxury mountain lodges
- Earn your AWLS/WLS:MP Certificate
- Network with other medical professionals and outdoor enthusiasts
Obtain up to 24. 5 hrs of Category 1 CME!
The Adventure Begins...
For a day-to-day detailed schedule, please download the free itinerary below.
People & Place
We are excited to be returning to the Dolomites in 2023! This is a hidden gem of the world with incredible scenery, spectacular hikes, fascinating culture and rich history. Each day there will be an option to do either a more challenging or more moderate hike, or take a lay day and just enjoy the local alpine villages. We have carefully selected the most scenic trails for your adventure.
The region is home to several UNESCO-recognized sites, including the 15th-century Rhaetian Railway, which winds through the mountains, and the Pale di San Martino, a group of peaks that offer a glimpse into the geological history of the region. The Dolomites are also dotted with charming villages and towns, such as Bolzano, Trento, and Cortina d’Ampezzo, which offer visitors a chance to explore the region’s unique culture and traditions.
Our tour begins in the world-famous city of Venice, Italy. You can choose to spend some extra time here before or after our Dolomites trek. Known for its stunning architecture, rich history, art & cultural, this enchanting city built on a group of 188 small islands and separated by canals with boutique shops and incredible restaurants…is a perfect way to end your trip hiking in the mountains!
After arriving in Venice, our group takes private transportation through a very scenic 2.5 hr drive to our first destination, Cortina d’Ampezzo. This chic town is full of luxury hotels, restaurants, outdoor stores and cafes, connected by a network of cobbled streets.. it is also a hiking and cycling paradise with trails leading to stunning mountain vistas and crystal-clear lakes. After spending two nights in our deluxe mountain lodge, we continue our trekking journey to the next charming village.
This 9-day trekking tour combines incredible day trekking through the most iconic trails of the Dolomites with deluxe alpine lodges in charming villages. The Dolomites are a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a variety of activities such as hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, and snowboarding. The region has over 12,000 kilometers of hiking trails, ranging from easy walks to challenging treks, which offer stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.
After several miles of alpine hiking, you will arrive to a mountain hut to enjoy a delicious warm meal and a tasty beverage…you will also be warmly welcomed by the incredibly friendly, Ladin people. There are about 30,000 Ladins divided into 5 valleys around the Sella Group (Val Badia, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, Livinallongo, Ampezzo). Each valley has its own idioms. Sometimes words can be completely different from one valley to another. This place is not only rich in natural history and mountain treasures, there is an incredible culture integrated within the region. We look forward to sharing it with you!
Learn Skills You Can Take Anywhere in the World
Wilderness Medicine CME Course: Advanced Wilderness Life Support (Wilderness Life Support for the Medical Professional, WLS:MP)
This 9 day hiking journey combines Wilderness Medicine lectures and skills with an option of certifying in Advanced Wilderness Life Support
What is the Wilderness Life Support for Medical Professionals Certification?
A certification course designed for medical professionals who love adventuring in the outdoors, traveling and/or medical volunteering in remote settings. Learn hands-on medical skills that you can take anywhere in the world. Learn more HERE
Who is this Course For?
Physicians, Physician Assistances, Nurse Practitioners, RNs, Paramedics/EMTs
Can loved ones and non-medical guests attend?
Yes! We welcome friends, family and loved ones to attend. This course is particularly set up so loved ones can attend all lectures if they choose or they can simple have an extra 1-2 hrs each evening to explore or relax at the cozy hotel.
Wilderness Medicine Skills
Network & Connect
Wilderness Life Support for Medical Professionals
To provide a practical foundation in Wilderness Medicine for medical professionals. This course covers patient assessment in remote settings and treatment guidelines for life support until definitive care or evacuation is available. Medical professionals get the opportunity to step away from the comfort of their own hospitals/clinics and learn skills that they can use in any setting. The course is fun, dynamic, and empowering.
Topics include: Patient assessment, Trauma, Medical problems, Infectious disease, Head, ear, eye, nose, throat & skin conditions, Animal & insect bites, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Wound management, Water treatment, Hyperthermia, hypothermia & frostbite, Medical kits, Lightning, High altitude illness (HACE, HAPE) & Dive Medicine
Dr. Christopher Van Tilburg is an American physician, rescue mountaineer, and award-winning author of 11 books, including two previous mountain rescue memoirs. Dr. Van Tilburg works in the emergency room, in clinic, and at a ski resort at the base of Oregon’s legendary, lethal Mount Hood. He is medical director for four search and rescue teams, chair of Mountain Rescue Association’s Medical Committee, and a USA delegate to the International Commission for Alpine Rescue. He serves as the local Public Health Officer and Medical Examiner. He has worked as an expedition physician on six continents, as a cruise ship doctor, and as team leader on five humanitarian medical trips to Haiti.
Dates & Prices
Dates: September 10th-19th, 2023
Cost: $5,495 (based on double occupancy)
AWLS/WLS:MP Certification + CME (MDs, PAs, NPs): $695
AWLS/WLS:MP Certification (+CEUs for nurses): $350
Single supplement: please inquire
- 9 nights alpine hotel lodging
- Breakfasts at your hotel
- All lunches in mountain huts (except for arrival day)
- Private roundtrip transfer for Venice to the Dolomites
- Baggage transfer from hotel to hotel during trek
- Local, professional Dolomites guides with hiking each day
- Wilderness Medicine lectures and skills
- Beverages, souvenirs, guide gratuities
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Dinners as listed in itinerary
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Our boutique travel and medical education company has a unique history of running trips for medical professionals since the 1980s. Regularly working in the Emergency Department and for a global health program in Kenya, the owner of MedTreks continues to stay involved in the details and execution of every trip. Our extensive experience not only in the travel industry by also in the medical profession, allows us to design trips specifically catered to the needs of medical professionals. Our goal at MedTreks is to provide the healthcare community with an opportunity to enjoy medical education while on vacation – to have fun, learn, connect and recharge, while exploring incredible corners of world. To learn more about why our trips our different, please click the Why MedTreks below!
Yes! As long as the trip is booked before the final payment is due (90 days before trip start). A non-refundable deposit secures your spot on the trip.
Our CME trips are all accredited for physicians, NPs, PAs and also provide CEUs for Nurses. We provide course information for all the courses that you can submit to your employer. After the trip/course is complete, we provide you with a CME certificate within 2-4 weeks
We provide you with a comprehensive Welcome Package that includes a packing list, resources, course materials, and helpful travel tips for your upcoming adventure.
Yes! We welcome loved ones and non-medical guests. They are welcome to attend all of our workshops and lectures while on the trip at no further cost. Some of our trips are even kid-friendly, depending on the trip and age of your children. Please send us an email to inquire about this possibility.
Our trips provide comfortable and boutique lodging experiences, with mostly 4-star hotels that provide good food and quality service. Over the years, we have hand-crafted our itineraries to include some of the most charming accommodations.
Send us an email! We are happy to set up a call and answer any questions that you might have!
“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
– Anita Desai