The Dolomites are located in the extreme north-east of Italy, near the Austrian border. This area has a tumultuous history and was an important stake between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Italy especially during the First World War. Numerous vestiges lay testament to those days...
You will hear German and also Italian spoken as the double culture is deeply rooted. Ladin, a local dialect, with a mixture of Latin and German influences is also spoken in some valleys. Many signs are in all three languages.
The Dolomites owe their name to a geologist, M. Déodat de Dolomieu, intrigued by the strange aspect of the rocks, studied and discovered the composition in 1782.
Known for their famous Via Ferrata, the Dolomites also have fabulous hiking routes. It is not necessary to walk very far or on technical paths to discover the sumptuous landscapes.
From spectacular balconies to verdant valleys, the proposed route crosses different massifs, all equally impressive, Rosengarten, the Alpe di Siusi, Sasso Lungo, Puez, Sella, and finally Tofane and Fanes.
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9 days: Price from 1395€ per person
1 night in Venice: 130€ per person based on 2 persons
2 nights in Venice: 210€ per person based on 2 persons
Optional bus transfer Venice Airport - Cortina d'Ampezzo: 40€ per person
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Meeting point Sunday at 8am at Cortina d'Ampezzo, transfer to the departure point at Passo Costalunga.
ZIGOLADE PASS - ROSENGARTEN
The hike starts between pastures and forests. This stage is characterised by the Passo delle Zigolade (2550m) with its strange peaks. The Rosengarten massif is probably one of the most spectacular ranges in the Dolomites. Night in a refuge at the foot of the Rosengarten, without baggage.
5 hour walk / Elevation: +900m ou +700m / 10km
ROSENGARTEN - ALPE DE TIRES
From the refuge, head towards Passo Principe and Molignon in a landscape composed of towers, pointy peaks and rocky cliffs. A variant through Antermoia Pass and refuge can length the stage. Arrive at the charming Refuge Alpes de Tires. Night in a refuge, without baggage.
4 hour walk / Elevation: +900m -450m / 8km hrough Molignon Pass
7 hour walk / Elevation: +1400m - 930m / 14km through Antermoia Pass
SASSOLUNGO - PASSO SELLA
In a mountain pasture atmosphere, the largest in Europe, the balcony trail crosses the massif to reach the Sasso Piato refuge. In this green landscape of Alpe di Siusi the contrast is quite striking compared to the first two days. Detour possible via the Sassolungo pass. Night in a gîte at Passo Sella.
6.30 hour walk / Elevation: +950m -1200m / 15km
SELLA HIGH PLATEAU - PASSO GARDENA
A new day, a new mountain range. After a short transfer, ascend to Val Lasties and Val Tita to reach the high Sella plateau. Short cabled section to reach the lake at the Pisciadiu Refuge, at the foot of the Pisciadiu summit. Descend to Passo Gardena. Night in a hotel.
6 hour walk / Elevation: +1100m -950m / 9km
PASSO SOMALFUCIA - VILLA STERN
Climb to Cier passing between the surprising Pizes towers. Climb to the Somalfucia pass and then to the Puez refuge. Descend via the undulating valley of Cianpani to arrive at Villa Stern. Short transfer to the village of Armentarola. Night in a comfortable gîte.
6.30 hour walk / Elevation: +750m -1450m / 15km
HIGH FANES PLATEAU
Climb to the Forcella pass through mountain pastures and scree to access the Fanes high plateau dominated by the Piz de Lavarella summit. A beautiful mineral plateau of lapiaz rocks punctuated by grassy spots and crystal clear cold water. Night in a refuge (*without baggage).
6 hour walk / Elevation: +1100m -720m / 11km
PLATEAU DE SENNES - RA STUA
Ascend the Becchei Dessora summit (2794m) for a magnificent panorama over the Dolomites. A great opportunity to take pictures of the unusual red and grey rocks. Descend via the wild Ruoibes valley. Night in a refuge.
6.45 hour walk / Elevation: +800m -1160m / 17km
6.30 hour walk / Elevation: +1020m -1380m / 13km through Becchei Desssora
DE RIENZA VALLEY - TRE CIME
Short transfer and gentle departure through the Rienza valley. Depending on the fitness level of the group, climb to Tre Cime plateau via the valley or via the Rordoï pass, a stunning viewpoint over the Tre Cime mountains, the most famous massif in the Dolomites. Night in a refuge (*without baggage).
5 hour walk / Elevation: +1250m -250m / 10km
TRE CIME AND PATERNO - CORTINA
Contour the Paterno mountain and climb to the Cengia refuge in the surreal scenery of Fiscalino. A real high point of this tour at the heart of rocky mountains! Return via the Collerena and Lavaredo passes and descend to Auronzo for a bus transfer to Cortina d'Ampezzo.
4 hour walk / Elevation: +500m -560m / 9km
OPTION VIA FERRATA
From Locatelli it is possible to take the Via Ferrata from Mount Paterno next to Tre Cime which offers a breathtaking panorama. Easy to medium level Via Ferrata with a mountain guide arriving at the Auronzo refuge around 1:00pm to join the rest of the group. Supplement 200€ per person (3 to 6 people per guide).
End point around 3:00pm in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
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: +/- 1000m approximately per day.
Walking time: 4 to 7 hours per day.
Type of trek: mountain trail with a few rocky passages well secured with cables.
Number in a group between 6 and 12 people supervised by a qualified professional mountain leader.
5 nights in refuges
1 night in comfortable gîte
All accommodation offer hot showers.
Breakfast and dinner are provided in each accommodation.
Picnics are included and are carefully prepared daily by your mountain leader, comprising a variety of healthy salads and local products.
We do our best to accommodate special diets (gluten-free, vegetarian etc.). However, we encourage you to bring some additional products for your own picnics.
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Meeting point Sunday at 8:30am at Cortina d'Ampezzo, transfer to the departure point at Passo Costalunga.
Paris - Milan - Venice, bus to Cortina d'Ampezzo (2 hours, approx 60€ return)
Or via Stuttgart - Munich - Fortezza and Dobbiaco, bus to Cortina d'Ampezzo (45 mins, 16€ return)
CORTINA EXPRESS: www.cortinaexpress.it
Venice International Airport Marco Polo, bus to Cortina d'Ampezzo (2 hours, approx 40€ return)
DEPARTURE: Bus on Sunday at 11:20am at the airport, arrival at 1:25pm in Cortina d'Ampezzo
RETURN: Bus on Saturday at 3:30pm in Cortina, arrival at 5:45pm at the airport www.atvo.it www.global.flixbus.com
Paris - Zurich - Innsbruck - Bolzano - Cortina d'Ampezzo Milan - Verona - Venice - Belluno - Cortina d'Ampezzo. Free parking around Cortina d'Ampezzo.
End point Saturday around 3:30pm in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Cortina d'Ampezzo Tourist Office: www.cortina-tourism.com
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If you are late please contact the agency as soon as possible on: +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.
Your baggage will be transported daily (except Days 2, 6 and 8) between accommodation by our logistics vehicle. You are allowed 1 soft, sports type bag with all your possessions inside, no heavier than 12kg. Your bag has to be carried everyday by the driver, where access is not always easy, please think of their backs! Baggage which is too big and too heavy won't be accepted by the drivers!
If you wish to prolong your holiday, we can safely hold another bag for you which you may leave with us at the departure point and it will be deposited at the end point with your other baggage.