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Multi-Day Tour * Hiking & Trekking

AMONG THE GIANTS OF THE DOLOMITES


A journey from east to west of the Dolomites passing through the Catinaccio, the Alpe di Siusi, the Nuvolau, the Cinque Torri and the Three Peaks of Lavaredo, two nights in Cortina d'Ampezzo!

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Highlights


Info Sheet         
Period: from June to October
Type of tour: Private tour (only for you and your group)
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights tour
Departure from Bolzano and arrival in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Form of transport: by public transport and by car or van including driver/guide
Tour Guide: Italian, German, English, Japanese
The tour is also available in Self-Guided Tours

What to Expect
- Every day spectacular trekking:
    - Trekking at the foot of the Catinaccio, famous for the legend of King Laurin
    - Trekking among the alpine huts, meadows and woods of the Alpe di Siusi
    - The ascent to Nuvolau and the Great War Museum at the Cinque Torri
    - The spectacular tour around the Three Peaks of Lavaredo
and more:
- The blue and emerald green of Lake Carezza and the Latemar
- The Misurina Lake set between the Three Peaks and the Sorapis
- Stay in the Ladin valleys: 2 nights in Gardena Valley and 2 nights in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Trekking
Level 2: Keen walkers (good predisposition and habit of walking)
Difficulty: Itinerary with ups and downs and some steep sections.
2nd day: Length 9 km / 6 miles; duration 3 - 3,5 hours; elevation ↑ 80 m /262 ft ↓ 650 m / 2,133 ft
3rd day: Length 13 km / 8 miles; duration 4 - 4,5 hours; elevation ↑↓ 480 m /1,574 ft
4th day: Length 9 km / 6 miles; duration 3,5 - 4 hours; elevation ↑ 560 m /1,837 ft ↓ 410 m / 1,345 ft
5th day: Length 9,5 km / 6 miles; duration 3,5 - 4 hours; elevation↑↓ 400 m / 1,312 ft

Clothing and Equipment
Heavy equipment: Trekking boots, waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex or similar), fleece or sweater (layering system), hat and gloves, rucksack, thermos bottle, extendable trekking poles, sunglasses and sunscreen. Recommended: trekking pants, change of underclothes, rain cape.
The clothing indicated above depends on the season, but it is wise to consider the climate in the high mountains and the possible changes in weather conditions. (See also Technical Advice)


Anti COVID-19 provisions
COVID-19 products and devices are provided on site. The vehicles are sanitized after each journey.

Itinerary

Departure: Bolzano (Transfer on request)
Arrival: 
Cortina d'Ampezzo (Transfer on request)

Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano
Independent arrival in Bolzano, a city considered the “Gateway of the Dolomites”; hotel accommodation. If you arrive early, Bolzano offers many possibilities to spend a few free hours.
For example, a walk in the historic center or the ascent to the Renon plateau with the cable car. Overnight at a hotel in Bolzano.
Meals included: None


Day 2: Lake Carezza and trekking on the Catinaccio
Meeting at the hotel with your tour guide. By car you travel through the Ega Valley, passing by Lake Carezza. Here you can admire the different variations of green and turquoise of this alpine lake at the foot of the Latemar. Today the guide offers you a light but spectacular excursion under the rocky and monumental walls of the Catinaccio/Rosengarten, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the valley and the majestic Latemar. Lunch in a mountain hut.
At the end of the excursion, transfer to the hotel in Gardena Valley passing the beautiful Sella Pass. Overnight at a hotel in Gardena Valley.
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
Duration of the walk: 3 - 3,5 hours;  elevation: ↑ 80 m / 262 ft ↓ 650 m / 2,133 ft;  length: 9 km / 6 miles

Day 3: Trekking on the Alpe di Siusi
Meeting at the hotel with the tour guide. Today's appointment is with the Alpe di Siusi: the largest grassy plateau in the Alps (52 square kilometers / 20 square miles). From the top of the Mont Seuc (1,700 m / 5,577 ft) there is a magnificent view with Ortisei at the bottom of the valley, but the panorama is wonderful from the whole of the Alpe di Siusi; you can enjoy a good view of the massif of the Sciliar, the Sassolungo and the Sasso Piatto.
The walk begins along the paths that cross the meadows and woods of the Alpe. Stop for lunch in a hut to taste traditional farmer dishes. In the afternoon return to Mont Seuc and descent to Ortisei. Overnight at a hotel in Gardena Valley.
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
Duration of the walk: 4 - 4,5 hours;  elevation: ↑↓ 480 m / 1,574 ft;  length: 13 km / 8 miles

Day 4: Trekking to the alpine huts Averau, Nuvolau and to the Cinque Torri
Departure for the Falzarego Pass (2,117 m /6,946 ft). The trek to the Averau (2,413 m / 7,917 ft) starts through the woods and passes by the small alpine lake of
 Limedes. The view on the Tofane is spectacular. But even more amazing is the 360° panorama that awaits you at the Rifugio Nuvolau (2,575 m / 8,448 ft), the oldest in the Dolomites: you can admire Cortina, the Giau Pass, the Marmolada, the Tofane and the Sorapis. From here the path goes downhill, towards the Cinque Torri. Just below the towers is the WWI Open Air Museum, with trenches, outposts and small buildings. Lunch in a mountain hut. Transfer to Cortina d'Ampezzo. Overnight at a hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Meals included: Breakfast
Duration of the walk: 3,5 - 4 hours;  elevation: ↑ 560 m/1,837 ft ↓ 410 m/1,345 ft;  length: 9 km/6 miles

Day 5: Lake Misurina and the Three Peaks of Lavaredo (Tre Cime)
Departure towards the Rifugio Auronzo (2,320 m / 7,611 ft). Before going up to the mountain hut, "photo stop" at Lake Misurina. The walk of approximately 3,5 hours offers the opportunity to see up close this temple of nature. The itinerary also includes the Rifugio Locatelli (2,405 m / 7,890 ft), located in a particular privileged position to admire the Three Peaks. Packed lunch.
To return to the Rifugio Auronzo continue going round the Three Peaks. At the Auronzo the car is waiting for you to return to Cortina d'Ampezzo. Overnight at a hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Meals included: Breakfast and Packed Lunch
Duration of the walk: 3,5 - 4 hours;  elevation: ↑↓ 400 m / 1,312 ft;  length: 9,5 km / 6 miles

Day 6: Departure
After breakfast independent departure of the participants.
Meals included: Breakfast

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

Accommodation


- 1 night in a 3 or 4 star hotel in Bolzano
- 2 nights in a 3 or 4 star hotel in Gardena Valley
- 2 nights in a 3 or 4 star hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo

We are available to satisfy requests for higher category hotels and rooms and other needs (balcony, view, bathtub, etc.)


Price


Price per person in double room

 HOTEL 2 - 3 people
4 - 5 people  Single room
Supplement
 3 Star Hotel  € 0.00    € 0.00 € 0.00 
 4 Star Hotel € 0.00 € 0.00 € 0.00 
 
 
Included
- 5 nights in 3 or 4 star hotel
- All breakfasts, 1 packed lunch and 2 dinners
- Tourist taxes
- Professional guide and/or driver with car/van
- All necessary transfer from the 2nd to the 5th day
- Parking, motorway tolls, taxes
- Cable car tickets
- A beautiful and very useful panoramic map of the Dolomites (one per group)
 
Not Included
- Travel expenses to reach the place of departure
- Drinks during meals
- Insurances
- Anything not included in "Included"
 
Cancellation per Multi day tour
Cancellation requests must be sent by post, fax or e-mail and are subject to the following penalties:
- 10% of the total amount for trip for cancellations made up to 31 days prior to tour date;
- 30% of the total amount for trip for cancellations made between 30 and 15 days prior to tour date;
- 50% of the total amount for trip for cancellations made between 14 and 8 days prior to tour date;
- 100% of the total amount for trip for cancellations made within 7 days prior to tour date.

Things to know

Our vacations
If you are looking for a vacation in the Dolomites and in the north of Italy you are in the right place. We have a variety of solutions which bring together nature, culture, wine tasting and gastronomy and sport in different combinations so you have a chance to choose the solution that best fits your needs.
General information
Everything you need to know about traveling with us. Travel packages, hotel accommodations, restaurants, payments and cancellations. A list of small information and links to pages with more details.
Technical advice
Level of experience required and difficulty. Our walks, in general, are suitable for anyone in good health. In some cases a certain experience of walking and a good level of fitness are required.
 
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