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Multi-Day Tour * Hiking & Trekking

THE DOLOMITES FROM EAST TO WEST


Four beautiful excursions from east to west covering some of the most majestic peaks
of the Dolomites: the Catinaccio, the Sass di Putia, the Three Peaks of Lavaredo and the Croda da Lago

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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 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:
    - The trekking from the Catinaccio to Lake Carezza
    - The tour of the Sass de Putia in an enchanting landscape
    - The trek to the Croda da Lago with ever-changing views
    - 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
- Stroll in the fairytale village of Santa Maddalena
- The spires of the Odle Group
- Stay in the Ladin valleys - 2 nights in
Badia Valley and 2 nights in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Trekking
Level 3: Hikers (like level 2 with experience of mountain trails and exposed sections)
Difficulty: Itinerary with ups and downs and some steep sections. The fourth day has a strong difference in elevation.
2nd day: Length 10 km / 6 miles; duration 4 - 4,5 hours; elevation ↑ 685 m / 2,247 ft ↓ 240 m / 787 ft
3rd day: Length 13 km / 8 miles; duration 4,5 - 5 hours; elevation ↑↓ 560 m / 1,837 ft
4th day: Length 12 km / 7 miles; duration  4 - 4,5 hours; elevation ↑ 380 m / 1,247 ft ↓ 880 m / 2,887 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: Trekking from the Catinaccio/Rosengarten to Lake Carezza
Today's excursion includes walking along comfortable paths under the majestic Group of the Catinaccio/Rosengarten. Meeting at the hotel with the guide and departure from Malga Frommer (1,740 m / 5,709 ft). From the Frommer you take the cable car up to the Rifugio Fronza (2,337 m /7,667 ft). Here begins a beautiful panoramic path towards the Catinaccio which then goes around it.
The first stage is to the Rifugio Roda di Vael (2,283 m / 7,490 ft) where you can rest and enjoy your lunch break. In the afternoon begins the descent to the Costalunga Pass (1,753 m / 5,751 ft); the final part is a bit steep. From the pass, continue slightly downhill to Lake Carezza. After the stop to admire this lake with its characteristic colors that go from blue to turquoise green, you go on towards Badia Valley. This route too, by car, offers amazing views, especially going up the hairpin bends of the Pordoi Pass (2,239 m / 7,345 ft), and then descending on the opposite side. Finally, you cross the Campolongo Pass (1,875 m / 6,152 ft) to get to the hotel in Alta Badia Valley. Overnight at a hotel in Badia Valley.
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
Duration of the walk: 4 - 4,5 hours; elevation: ↑ 95 m / 312 ft ↓870 m / 2,854 ft; length: 13 km / 8 miles

Day 3: Trekking around the Sass de Putia
You reach the Erbe Pass, from here begins a beautiful path, passing through the woods and which climbs the mountain until it reaches the saddle that leads to the other side. From here the view ranges from the Austrian Alps to the imposing Sas dla Crusc, the Monte Castello and, at the bottom, the Alta Badia Valley.
You continue walking down the slope through meadows and mountain huts; in one of these you can stop for lunch. In the afternoon we continue the tour around the Putia to reach again the Erbe Pass (1,987 m / 6, 519 ft). Here you take the car again and descend into the Funes Valley till the pretty village of S. Maddalena where a "photo stop" is a must. At the end of the Funes Valley you enter Val Gardena climbing up to cross the Gardena Pass (2,136 m / 7,008 ft) and return to your hotel in Badia Valley. Overnight at a hotel in Badia Valley.
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
Duration of the walk: 4,5 - 5 hours;  elevation ↑↓ 560 m / 1,837 ft;  length: 13km / 8 miles

Day 4: Trekking to the Croda da Lago
Today another beautiful day awaits you in the Dolomites. You say goodbye to the Badia Valley (at the end of the day you will spend the night in Cortina d’Ampezzo) and leave for Giau Pass (2,236 m / 7,336 ft). At the pass the view is spectacular but this is only the beginning. The walk to the Croda da Lago starts with a very scenic path. You will have to cross 4 passes, fortunately not too high, but every effort is rewarded by ever-changing panoramas. After the last saddle, the view opens onto the Ampezzo valley, with Cortina at the bottom of the valley and the fantastic view of the Pelmo and the Civetta. Going down the path you will reach Lake Federa with the Rifugio Palmieri (2,046 m / 6,713 ft). Lunch in a mountain hut admiring the Bec di Mezdì, which stands out against the blue sky.
You set out again and go down into the valley and at each bend a new panorama opens up, this time on the Cinque Torri (Five Towers), the Lagazuoi and the Tofane.
At the end of the path the car awaits you to end the day with the transfer to Cortina d'Ampezzo. Overnight at a hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Meals included: Breakfast
Duration of the walk: 4 - 4,5 hours;  elevation ↑ 380 m/1,246 ft ↓ 880 m/2,887 ft;  Length: 12 km/7 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 Badia 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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