For many mountaineers (of all nationalities and not just Italians) the Dolomites are the most beautiful mountains in the world!
They are certainly among the most unusual and anyone seeing these solemn towers, crenellated ruins and lunar like scenery will not forget them. For questions regarding late snow, the proposed hikes are not possible until the middle of June. Depending on the period you choose, you can admire the colour variations of the rock faces, the typical flora of limestone mountains (although critical of the massive rock, dolomite, is not, strictly speaking, limestone) and of course the usual mountain fauna at these altitudes: marmots, chamois, ibex, golden eagles and hawks and a prodigious amount of insects adapted to these harsh conditions.
The region's tumultuous history is marked by challenges between rival Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire (these routes are all paths formed during the 1914-1918 War, trails which are also nicknamed the Road to Peace, WW1 left numerous traces which you will see along the tour). The Dolomites also seduce you with their dual culture of German and Italian blended to create a very distictive ambiance. You will hear German and Italian spoken and in certain valleys the original local language Ladin. Due to this mix of languages you will frequently find topographical indications in three languages, alternately or even simultaneously! Do not be surprised if you see the different waymarkers marked "Forcella", or "Scharte" or "Ju" for the mountain pass, or the shelter where you spend the night is called either "Rifugio" "Hütte" or "Ütia"...
From 610 €Contact us
7 days, comfort, daily departures
From 15 - 30 June 2020 and 1 - 30 September 2020
610€ per person, twin/double room
Single supplement: 200€
From 1 - 31 July 2020
660€ per person, twin/double room
Single supplement: 220€
From 1 - 31 August 2020
780€ per person, twin/double room
Single supplement: 250€
Zoldo Alto half board:
Twin/double: 107€ per person
Misurina half board:
Twin/double: from 70€ to 95€ per person depending on the date
Single: 90€ - 130€ depending on the date
Vehicle class C for 2/3 pers. for 6/7 days, from 250€ per vehicle
Vehicle class D for 4 pers. from 275€ per vehicle
Information and reservation is simple by telephone or email.
The price includes:
The price does not include:
The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.
ZOLDO ALTO (1350m)
Arrive in the southern part of the Dolomites near the Civetta massif. Settle into your accommodation for 2 nights. Depending on arrival time, climb the Monte Crot (2166m) for a breathtaking view of the imposing mass of rocky mounds of Monte Pelmo, the Civetta and the surrounding mountains.
LAGO DI COLDAI / MONTE PELMO
Option of 2 hikes:
Short transfer by car to Casera Vescova (about 15 mins). Beautiful route through the pastures on the famous Alta Via N°1 to reach Rifugio Sonino, then Lago Coldai (2143m), a small mountain lake guarded by a colony of marmots. From its northern shore, a view overlooking the village of Alleghe one thousand metres below and at Passo Negro di Coldai an impressive view over the north-western rock face of Civetta, the "wall of walls" as defined by mountaineers worldwide .
For the more athletic, from Passo Staulanza (1773m), walk around Monte Pelmo via the Rifugio Venezia and the high route to the Val d'forcella Arcia, taking the Alta Via N°1. Possibility to see fossilised dinosaur footprints in the limestone.
CLIMB FROM NUVOLAU
Transfer by car (about 1 hour) to Passo Giau (2236m). Walk around and climb Nuvolau (2574m) for a wonderful view of the Dolomites. After the hike, transfer to Cortina d'Ampezzo (the capital of the Dolomites) and continue to Passo Tre Croci to the crystal clear waters of Lago di Misurina. Settle in to your accommodation for 4 nights.
VAL DI POPENA
Short transfer to the Popena stream. Gradual climb through the Val di Popena in pine forests with very rich mountain flora (especially in spring). From the mountain pass between Monte Popena and Forc of Popéna, the view of Lake Misurina and the surrounding mountains is magnificent. Beautiful descent to Misurina.
LAGO DEL SORAPIS
Short transfer by car (15 mins) to Passo Tre Croci (1805m). Beautiful hike below the Zimes de Marcuoira to the small Sorapis glacial lake at the foot of the Finger of God. Superb retreat in this unspoilt environment where dolomite rock gives a special tint to the lake. Back on the Alta Via N°3 by the Forcella Ciadin (2378m) where encounters with chamois are numerous.
TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO
Transfer by car (about 25 mins) from Lake Misurina to Rifugio Auronzo. Circuit hike around the famous Tre Cime, scenic route to Rifugio A. Locatelli des Tre Cime and return by the Forcella de l'Col de Medo
DURRENSTEIN AND STRUDELKOPF
Transfer by car (20 mins) from Toblach/Dobbiaco to Ponticello then bus to Pratopiazza (about 20 mins). Circuit hike starting from the refuge, climb the Dürrenstein or Picco di Vallandro (2839m) and Strudelkopf (2307m). Amazing views of the Monte Cristallo and Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
LAGO DI BRAIES
Transfer by car (20 mins) from Toblach/Dobbiaco to Lago di Braies. At the foot of the imposing Croda del Beco.
2 hikes to choose from:
in its lush green setting, walk around Lago di Braies.
Climb to the Kaserhütte and the Schwarzberg, then descend to Grünwaldalm to reach the shores of Lago di Braies.
Bolzano with its pretty pastel houses and flowering balconies, is a charming town, nestled in the mountain valley. A must visit at the beginning or end of your stay.
Self-guided: all transport between locations is with the use of your own (or rental) vehicle.
Depending on your arrival route, the program can be made in reverse order, namely nights and days 1, 2, 3 and 4 at Lake Misurina, nights and days 5 and 6 in Zoldo Alto.
The itinerary is established according to the latest information available, the possibility of unknown factors affecting this itinerary is possible including situations beyond our control which may change the route, timings etc.
Elevation: +/- 300 to 1100m average per day.
Walking time: 5 hours average per day.
Type of trek: each day there are two possible levels (medium or difficult); this tour is not technically difficult. For the harder level there are some short technical sections equipped with cables, especially the route around Monte Pelmo and from Lago del Sorapis.
Before departure, we send you a travel folder containing:
- 1 road map.
- 1 IGN TOP 25 with the route highlighted.
- 1 road-book containing all the information necessary for the trek.
- 1 waterproof map holder.
- Accomodation list.
No specific waymarking is made for this hike. We provide you with extracts of maps and a very detailed description of the routes. A good level of map reading is however essential.
For this tour we provide a free GPS route (GPX format compatible with all brands) whose readings were taken on the ground.
Accommodation is on a half board basis in comfortable hotels and refuges (rooms for 2 people sharing or single room supplement). Breakfast and dinner are served at your accommodation. Lunches (*not included), some hikers prefer to take the opportunity to eat in mountain refuges along the route or you will need to provide your own picnics or order a picnic lunch the night before at your accommodation.
All accommodations offers hot showers.
Supplementary night(s) at Zoldo Alto, Misurina and Bolzano, contact us.
Ability to easily walk 20km (on the flat) in a maximum of 4 hours.
If this is not the case, we recommend that you train during the three weeks prior to departure, for example running 4-5km or hiking/cycling 3-4 hours, 2 to 3 times per week. Your physical preparation will enable you to enjoy your trek to the maximum.
We can personalise a tour according to your requirements (number of days, participants, level of route, accommodation, etc.)
From 15 June to 30 September
With the rail company THELLO, night train to Venice or Verona from Paris or Dijon. For more information regarding times and prices: www.thello.com
Routes available via www.mappy.fr or www.viamichelin.fr
- Zoldo Alto village is situated in the southern Dolomites 135km from Venice.
- Dobbiaco village is sitauted in the northern Dolomites 100km from Bolzano and 130km from Innsbruck.
Flights to Verona, Venice, Bolzano and Innsbruck, contact us.
In accordance with regulations, we are covered by Professional Liability Insurance. In no case can we be responsible for your own Personal Liability. If you chose to take out repatriation insurance with EUROP ASSISTANCE whom we propose, Altitude Mont Blanc will only serve as an intermediary between the client and the insurer. We cannot influence either party. We adhere to strict conditions of sale. You are responsible for compliance with the reporting procedures of any incident.
Before making any decision, contact EUROP ASSISTANCE.
+33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 or +33 (0)6 42 49 76 07
Bring a comfortable backpack of 30 to 40 litres for your personal belongings for the day (warm clothes, waterproofs, water, plate and cutlery for your picnic, sunscreen and your identity papers) and please keep a little room to carry a picnic and snacks.