DOLOMITES, ALTITUDE TRAILS

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6 days 6 days
Guided / with a guide Guided / with a guide
With baggage transport With baggage transport
Accommodation Classic (dormitory)
Level **** Level ****
From 1060 € From 1060 €

The sporty version of the Dolomites...

Following the route of our Mythic Dolomites, this tour offers you a more sporty experience, taking place on high altitude trails, with the added bonus of a Via Ferrata to punctuate this beautiful getaway.
Crossing the deserted Sella plateau, yomp in the grandiose valleys of Puez, the Veronesi Via Ferrata, upper Tofane valley, a night in a small refuge hidden in the Tre Cime... Transform yourself into an ibex and enjoy the extraordinary landscapes of these intriguing mountains!

You will like

  • The most beautiful high altitude trails in the Dolomites
  • A route with an attractive Via Ferrata accessible for all
  • Nights in typical mountain huts, far from the hubbub of the valley
  • The discovery of several mountain ranges
  • A small group of 12 people maximum

DOLOMITES, ALTITUDE TRAILS

Next date Next departure 12/07/20

From 1060 €

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Dates & prices

Dates Status Prices
From 12/07/20
to 17/07/20
Open departure 1060 € Book online

6 days: Price from 1060€ per person

Guaranted departure from 6 persons

Option of a second Via Ferrata on Day 6
75€ per person, paid to the mountain guide on the day

OPTION VENICE 

1 night in Venice: 115€ per person based on 2 persons

  • 2 day pass liberte vaporetto 
  • 1 night in a 3 star B&B in Venice
  • 1 guide book to visit Venice

2 nights in Venice: 195€ per person based on 2 persons

  • 3 Day pass liberte vaporetto
  • 2 nights in a 3 star B&B in Venice
  • 1 guide book to visit Venice

Optional bus transfer Venice Airport - Cortina d'Ampezzo: 40€ per person

THE PRICE

The price includes:

  • Organisation and booking fees;
  • Guiding by a qualified and insured mountain leader;
  • All meals including picnic lunch and simple snacks during the day, accommodation in gîtes, refuges and small hotels, shower tokens if necessary and local tourist taxes;
  • Daily luggage transport between accommodation (except Days 1, 4 and 5) and requied transfers for the itinerary;
  • A Via Ferrata on Day 4, supervised by a mountain guide with equipment provided.

Does not include:

  • Cancellation insurance (3.8% of the cost of the holiday);
  • Personal expenses (drinks, etc.) please be aware drinking water at the table is not included in accommodation;
  • A optional second Via Ferrata on Day 6, supervised by a mountain guide with equipment provided (75€ paid on the day to the mountain guide);
  • Touristic visits;
  • Your return journey from home to the point of departure/end point, airport taxes and other exclusions clearly described within the corresponding technical sheet.

The fare is all inclusive from meeting point to dispersion point.

Personalised tour available

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The route day to day...

Day 1

Meeting point at 1:00pm infront of Cortina d’Ampezzo bus station, transfer to the departure point at Passo Capolongo. Please have lunch before.

BEC DE ROCES - GRUPPO SELLA
The hike starts between pastures and forests. Climb to the refuge alongside the curious needles of Bec de Roces. Night in a refuge at the foot of Piz Boé (*without baggage).
2.5 hour walk / Elevation: + 620m

Day 2

HIGH PLATEAU OF SELLA  - PASSO GARDENA
Depart from the refuge to climb to Piz Boé (3152m). Short descent to reach the high Sella plateau. A few passages with well secured cables to reach the Pisciadiu refuge and lake. Descend to Passo Gardena. Night in a dormitory in a refuge
6 to 7 hour walk / Elevation: +800m -1150m

Day 3

PUEZ MOUNTAINS - JUEL VALLEY
Climb to the Col de Cier between the amazing Pizes towers. Cross the Somalfucia Pass and descend to the Puez hut through the Langental Grand Canyon. Descend through the beautiful wild Juel valley and continue to Villa Stern. Short transfer to the village of Armentarola. A last effort to climb to a pretty refuge for a night at the foot of Piz Lagazuoi. Night in a cosy refuge, in a room from 4 to 6 people.
7 hour walk / Elevation: +870m -1350m

Day 4

FORCELLA DI LECH - LAGAZUOI - TOFANE
Depending on the weather, depart for Forcella di Lech and its amazing landscape at the heart of the Fanes massif. Follow a beautiful trail and the Veronesi Via Ferrata crossing the entire massif. Descend to the Gran Forcella pass and traverse towards Tofane. (If the weather is not good, the Via Ferrata is postponed for safety reasons to Day 6 and an alternative route is taken to Tofane via the Lagazuoi mountain). A final climb gives access to a hidden refuge at 2500m in an exceptional landscape at the heart of this stony massif. Night in a refuge, in a small dormitory of 4 to 6 people (*without baggage).
6 to 7 hour walk / Elevation: +1300m -700m

Day 5

TRE DITA - VAL TARAVENANZES - TRE CIME
From the refuge it is possible to climb to Tre Dita (2694m) for the view and the atmosphere! Return to the refuge and depart for the Travenanzes valley. Descend via a cabled passage leading once again into the mungos pines and the forest. Then via the Fanes waterfall and descend to the car park. Transfer to Auronzo with access to your bagage to refresh your backpack for a second night in a mountain refuge. Climb to the refuge at the heart of Tre Cime for a final night in the surrealist landscape of Fiscalino. Night in a refuge in a dormitory (*without baggage).
5.5 hour walk / Elevation: +380m -1300m
1.5 hour walk / Elevation: +/-120m via Tre Dita

Day 6

TRE CIME AND PATERNO - CORTINA
Descend to the Locatelli hut, facing the famous Tre Cime at the foot of Innerkofler Via Ferrata. A highlight of this tour at the heart of these rocky mountains! (This via ferrata is included if the route on Day 4 wasn't possible, and it can also be chosen as an additional option on Day 6 for a supplement). Return via the Collerena mountain passes and then via Lavaredo. Descend to Auronzo and bus transfer to Cortina d'Ampezzo.
2.5 hour walk / Elevation: +150m -380m
3.5 hour walk / Elevation: +/-350m

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.

Personalised tour available, contact us...

The trip

LEVEL ****

Elevation: +/- 1000m on average per day
Walking time: 6 to 7 hours per day
Type of hike: mountain route on technical trails, often stony with steep or vertiginous passages with well secured cabled sections.

GUIDING

Number of participants between 6 and 12 people supervised by a qualified professional mountain leader and a mountain guide for the Via Ferrata.

ACCOMMODATION

5 nights in refuges in a dormitory or a multiple person bedroom.
Remember to bring your own sleeping sheet and pillowcase.  
Two blankets or a duvet per person are provided in each accommodation.

MEALS

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.

YOUR BACKPACK FOR THE NIGHT WITHOUT YOUR BAGGAGE

For the night without your baggage at the accommodation (you will get it back the night after), here are the things to add to your backpack (about 2 kilos are enough!):
- small toilet bag
- sleeping bag liner sheet
- change of clothes (bare necessities!)

MAPS

Tabacco Map 07 Alta Badia Arabba - Marmolada (1/25000)
Tabacco Map 03 Cortina d'Ampezzo (1/25000)
Tabacco Map 10 Dolomiti di Sesto (1/25000)

Practical information

ACCESS TO DEPARTURE POINT

Meeting point at 1:00pm infront of Cortina d’Ampezzo bus station, bus transfer to Passo Capolongo. Please have lunch before.

BY TRAIN (then bus)
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)
www.oui.sncf
CORTINA EXPRESS: www.cortinaexpress.it

BY PLANE
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

BY CAR
Paris - Zurich - Innsbruck - Bolzano -  Cortina d'Ampezzo
Milan - Verona - Venice - Belluno - Cortina d'Ampezzo. Free parking around Cortina d'Ampezzo.
www.serviziampezzo/car-park-map.it

End point Saturday around 3:00pm in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

ACCOMMODATION BEFORE AND AFTER

Cortina d'Ampezzo Tourist Office: www.cortina-tourism.com

INSURANCE

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.

CONTACT US

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

Equipment & baggage

EQUIPMENT LIST

Clothes

  • Walking trousers
  • Shorts (Bikini/swimsuit, just in case!)
  • Breathable or merino wool t-shirts
  • Breathable or merino wool leggings
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Wind stopper or Goretex jacket
  • Waterproof poncho + gaiters or Goretex trousers + waterproof rucksack cover
  • Pair of gloves and a warm hat
  • Sun hat or baseball cap
  • Walking socks (1 pair per day)
  • Sturdy walking boots with a good sole, already broken in
  • 1 change of clothes for the evening
  • A pair of comfortable shoes for the evening

Other Equipment

  • Toilet bag
  • Quick drying towel
  • Sunglasses and sun cream
  • Water bottle or Camelback (1.5 litre minimum)
  • Knife, fork and spoon
  • Plastic lunch box/plate for your picnic lunches
  • Plastic cup for coffee
  • Small First Aid kit (antihistamine, ibuprofen, Compeed type blister pads...)
  • Survival blanket
  • Head torch or hand torch
  • Sleeping bag liner sheet and pillowcase (blankets provided at accommodation)
  • Two adjustable walking poles (highly recommended)
  • Identity card or passport

BACKPACK

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.

BAGGAGE TRANSPORT

Your baggage will be transported daily (except Days 1, 4 and 5) 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.

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