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Nature & Culture * Landscape

ÖTZI, WHERE ARE YOU?

 

The Senales Valley and the idyllic farmhouses by Lake Vernago. Trekking among glaciers towards Similaun where Ötzi was found after 5300 years and the Archaeological Park at Madonna di Senales.

Type of tour: private including a tour guide and certified Mountain Guide.
Form of transport: by car or minibus including driver
Period: from the end of June to the beginning of October
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

Trekking included in the tour:
2nd day: excursion of about 3 hours ↑↓300 m
3rd day: trek of 4-5 hours at high altitude (3,000 m) ↑↓600 m + brief walk on the glacier.
4th day: descent to the valley - 3,5 ore ↓1,300 m.
Level 4: expert hikers
Difficulty: walk with some equipped sections on rock faces and sections on a glacier. Requires the use of rope and harness (provided by the organisation). A lot of descent on the fourth day.
Equipment: full equipment
Leaving from and arriving at: Bolzano

Day 1: Participants arrive and settle into a hotel in Bolzano previously booked for you by Oiden Tour. The city is also known as “The gateway to the Dolomites” (see: How to get here). Free time could be spent checking out Bolzano, which has plenty to offer.

Day 2: Meet with tour conductor at hotel. From Bolzano, following the Adige Valley and the lower Venosta Valley, we reach Senales Valley. We propose a walk to the traditional farm buildings around Lake Vernago, with lunch in a historic farmhouse in the area. In the afternoon we will transfer to Madonna di Senales, the main village of the valley, where we will stay overnight.

Day 3: Today we will be following in the steps of the Ice Man (Ötzi) as far as the Similaun glacier. From Maso Corto we will take the cable car to Hotel Grauwand at an altitude of 3,212 m. In about 4 hours, crossing the Giogo Alto glacier (Hochjochferner), we will reach the site where the famous mummy was found, then we will arrive at the Similaun mountain hut for lunch. In this splendid setting we will be able to go for a short walk in the afternoon and stay overnight.

Day 4: Waking up at an altitude of 3,019 m is a unique experience: pure nature. After admiring the sunrise we will take our time to descend to Vernago without using the cable car. We will have a break for lunch then spend part of the afternoon at the “Archeo Parc”, a modern, interactive museum, which will reveal all the secrets about the discovery of Ötzi. For us, having seen the site the previous day, it will be even more interesting. In the afternoon we will return to Bolzano.

Day 5: Depart after breakfast. Private transfer is available to the next destination.

Note: The programme may be change due to circumstances beyond our control, such as the weather conditions, festive or seasonal closures of roads, museums, cable car etc. In these cases, alternative solutions will be provided.

Two nights in 3 or 4 star hotel in Bolzano
Type: Bed & Breakfast

One night in a characteristic South-Tyrolean 3-star hotel
Type: half board

One night in the mountain hut “Rifugio Similaun” at an altitude of 3,000 m
Type: half board

Excluding lunch

  Number of people   2 - 3  4 - 5  6 +  Single
supplement 
  Price per person
    in double room  
 €  1,580.00   €  1,015.00   €  810.00  €  120.00


The price includes

The accommodation detailed above, transfers during the tour, cableways, entrance fees to museums and castles,
guided tours as described in the programme, a tour guide who speaks English and Italian.

The price does not include

Air travel costs and transport to the starting point of the tour (unless specifically requested).
The price does not include drinks during meals, insurance, personal expenses or any other expenses not specifically
mentioned in “The price includes”
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