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 1040 € From 1040 €

The sporty version of the Dolomites...

We offer here a sporting holiday, which gives prominence to high-altitude trails, with a bonus via ferrata to punctuate this beautiful trip.
Crossing the desert plateau of Sella, climbing up in the grandiose valleys of Puez, Veronesi via ferrata, high valley of Tofane, night in a small refuge lost in Tre Cime ... No need to have been an ibex in a previous life to enjoy the extraordinary landscapes of these so strange mountains !

You will like

  • The most beautiful altitude trails of the Dolomites
  • A route with via ferrata, attractive and 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

From 1040 €

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Dates & prices

Guided tour 6 days: 1040 € / person

Option extra via ferrata on day 6: 75 € / person (to pay to the guide on the spot)

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THE PRICE

Includes:

  • Organization fees and supervision by a qualified mountain guide ;
  • Meals in full board, snacks, nights in refuges, lodging or hotel, showers tokens in shelters, tourist taxes ;
  • The transport of your luggage except on days 1, 4 and 5 and the transfers mentioned in the technical sheet ;
  • A route with via ferrata on day 4 or day 6, supervised by a mountain guide, and equipment.

Do not includes :

  • Cancellation assistance insurance (3.8% of the amount of the trip) ;
  • Personal expenses (drinks, etc.) ;
  • Airport taxes and other exclusions clearly and duly described on the corresponding technical sheet ;

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

The route day to day...

Day 1

Meeting at 1pm in Cortina, then transfer to the starting point of the hike at Passo Capolongo (plan to have lunch before).

BEC DE ROCES - GRUPPE SELLA
The hike starts between pastures and forests. Climb to the refuge along the curious needles of Bec de Roces. Night in a refuge at the foot of Piz Boé (3152m) without luggage.
2.5 hour walk / Elevation: + 620 m

Day 2

HIGH PLATEAU OF SELLA  - PASSO GARDENA
Departure from the refuge for the climb of Piz Boé (3152m). Short descent to reach the highlands of Sella. A few passages with cables enable to reach Pisciadiu refuge and its lake. Going down to Passo Gardena. Night in dormitory refuge, with luggage.
6 to 7 hour walk / Elevation: + 800 m - 1150 m

Day 3

PUEZ MOUNTAINS - VALLEY OF JUEL
Climb to the Col de Cier between the amazing Pizes towers. Crossing the Somalfucia Pass and going to the Puez hut, along the Langental Grand Canyon. Descent through the beautiful and wild valley of Juel, then to Villa Stern. Short transfer to Armentarola village. The last effort to climb up to a pretty refuge for a night at the foot of Piz Lagazuoi. Night in a cozy refuge, in a room from 4 to 6 people, with luggage.
7 hour walk / Elevation: + 870 m - 1350 m

Day 4

FORCELLA DI LECH - LAGAZUOI - TOFANE
Depending on the weather, departure for forcella di Lech, amazing landscape at the heart of Fanes massif. Follows a beautiful trail and via ferrata Veronesi crossing the entire massif. Descent to gran Forcella pass and crossing to Tofane. (If the weather is not so good, the via ferrata is postponed to the last day and the group goes to Tofane by Lagazuoi mountain). A last climb gives access to the lost refuge at 2500m high, at the heart of this stony massif. Night in a refuge, in small dormitories from 4 to 6 people, in an exceptional landscape, but without luggage.
6 to 7 hour walk / Elevation: + 1300 m - 700 m

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! Returning to the refuge and departure for Travenanzes valley. Descent via a passage with cables after which one we encounter again the mungos pines and the forest. Then via Fanes waterfall and going down to the car park. Transfer to Auronzo with access to luggages. Climb to the refuge at the heart of Tre Cime, for a last night in the surrealist landscape of Fiscalino, in dormitory and without luggage.
5.30 hour walk / Elevation: + 380 m - 1300 m
1.30 hour walk / Elevation: +/- 120 m for Tre Dita

Day 6

TRE CIME AND PATERNO - CORTINA
Descent to Locatelli hut, facing the famous Tre Cime at the foot of via ferrata Innerkofler. A highlight of this journey at the heart of these stone mountains ! (This via ferrata is planed if the one on day 4 has not taken place, it can also be chosen as an option with an extra cost). Going back by the Collerena passes, then Lavaredo. Going down to Auronzo and bus transfer to Cortina d'Ampezzo.
2.30 hour walk / Elevation: + 150 m - 380 m
3.30 hour walk / Elevation: +/- 350 m

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

The itinerary is established according to the latest information available,unknown factors or situations beyond our control can occur affecting this itinerary and may change the route, timings etc.

Personalised tour available, contact us...

The trip

LEVEL ****

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

GUIDING

Number of participants between 6 and 12 people supervised by a qualified professional guide and a mountain guide for via ferrata.

ACCOMMODATION

5 nights in refuges in a dormitory or a multiple room.
Please provide a sleeping bag liner and a pillowcase.
Two blankets or a duvet per person are provided in each accommodation.

MEALS

Breakfasts and dinners are served in accommodations.
For lunch, your guide prepares a picnic usually composed of various salads and regional products.

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 1pm in front of Cortina d’Ampezzo bus station for a transfer to the start of the trek.

BY TRAIN (then bus transfer)
Paris - Milan - Venice, bus to Cortina d'Ampezzo
More info : en.oui.sncf / 3635

Bus transfert Venise - Cortina - Valparola - Armentarola
Cortina Express : 
+39 0436867350                     
cortinaexpress

BY PLANE
Venice International Airport Marco Polo, bus to Cortina d'Ampezzo (2 hours approximately) ATVO: atvo.it
atvo.it/linea_29  
flixbus

BY CAR
Paris - Zurich - Innsbruck - Bolzano - Valparola
Lyon - Milan - Trento - Bolzano - Valparola

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

ACCOMMODATION BEFORE AND AFTER

Cortina d'Ampezzo Tourist Office: http://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 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 the driver to refuges, which access is not always easy ! Luggage 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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