Did you enjoy the Mythic Dolmites from Cortina d'Ampezzo?
Then you are going to love the western side from the Val Gardena. Starting at the Siusi mountain pasture, one of the largest in Europe, followed by two days at the heart of the unique Catinaccio mountains which look like a fantastic movie set. Cross the wild and deserted high plateau of the Sella and Puez mountains and finish in style in the picture postcard decor of the Odle.
A few well equipped cabled sections enable us to tackle these slender mountains in serenity.
Evenings in mountain refuges become magical with the theatre of sunset light, the Enrosadira!
Dive into an extraordinary mountain world...
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Comfort option : 3 nights in a 2-person bedroom and 3 nights in a 4-person bedroom, +160€ per person, depending on availability.
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The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.
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Meeting point at 1:00 pm in front of the train station of Ortisei, Val Gardena. Plan to have already lunch, as well as your personal belongings for the first two nights (change and toiletries).
ORTISEI - MONT DEDORA
Departure from the village with a first ascent in the forest. The path arrive on the large pasture of Mont Dedora... The viewpoint is incredible on all the Dolomites massifs of Val Gardena and the continuation of the hike. Night in a cosy refuge, without the luggage.
3h walk / Elevation: +900 m
ODLE NATURAL PARK - RIFUGIO FIRENZE
The day begins flat, on the ridge to reach the fabulous Odles. Climb to the Forcella Pana, for a unique viewpoint of the massif. The crossing of the alpine pasture to the refuge Firenze is then quiet, passing close to the cliffs and the Pieralonga.
Night in a refuge at 2000m, in dormitory without the luggage.
5h30 walk / Elevation: +800 m - 900m / 13km
CROSSING OF THE PUEZ MASSIF- PASO GARDENA
The day begins in the beautiful valley of Sieles to reach the Forcella de Sieles. The path continues on the ridge, secured by several small cables, before reaching the impressive cirque of Puez. Grassy terraces and mineral atmosphere alternate during the crossing of the plateau that dominates the immense canyon of the Vallunga and ends in beauty, through the Pizes de Cier and their funny rocky towers. Night in a refuge, with the luggage, at the side of the road near to the pass.
6h walk / Elevation: + 750 m - 650 m / 15 km
HIGH PLATEAU OF SELLA - REFUGE VALENTINI
Total immersion in the mineral atmosphere of the Dolomites for the crossing of one of its highest massifs: the Gruppo del Sella! From the pass, the trail reaches the heart of this immense stone building through the Val Setus pass, equipped with cables and steps to secure the passage. After the Pisciadu hut, the path continues in a a lunar atmosphere to reach the high plateau of Sella, at 2900m of altitude. Descent through the Val Lastie. Small transfer to reach the Paso Sella. Night in a refuge, with the luggage.
7h00 walk / Elevation: +900m -1260m / 10km
SASSO LUNGO - RIDGES OF SIUSI - PASTURES OF TIRES
A day that takes place under the Sasso Lungo group, emblem of the Val Gardena. Crossing the Friedrich August royal trail and then the ridge "auf der Schneid" ("On the Edge") which dominates the largest alpine pasture in Europe: the Alp de Siusi. This quitly itinerary allows you to enjoy the other side of the Dolomites: vast alpine pastures, "Tyrolean Greys" with a curious look... A more alpine variant is possible with the crossing of the massif by the Forcella Sasso Lungo. 2 nights in a refuge at 2440m of altitude, with the luggage.
4h30 walk / Elevation : +600 m - 400 m / 12km
6h30 walk / Elevation : +1150 m - 850 m / 14km by the Forcella SassoLungo
ROSENGARTEN - ANTERMOÏA - ALP DE TIRES
Departure for another day in an unusual location in the heart of the Rosengarten (or Catinaccio). Molignon, Antermoïa, Val Duron... a journey through the whole mineral nuances of the "Monti Pallidi": ochre, white, dark grey, dolomite, gypsum, volcanic rocks...enhanced by the turquoise blue of the lake of Antermoïa and the green of the pines. A very colorful itinerary !!! Back to the refuge of Tires for a second night, with the luggage.
6h00 walk / Elevation: +/-970 m / 13km
ALTIPLANO DELLO SCILIAR - ALPE DI SIUSI
From the refuge, the itinerary begins by reaching the altiplano of Sciliar, with the possibility of a little trip to the summit of Mount Petz to enjoy a last 360° view of the Dolomites of Bolzano. The return to the Alpe di Siusi takes place with a quietly descent that allows us to appreciate once again the exceptional knowledge of the Ladins in the design of the roads through their mountains.
4h30 walk / Elevation: +100m -1500 m / 12,5km
End point around 3:00pm in Siusi. Bus transfer to Ortisei, Val Gardena or Bolzano).
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: +/- 750m approximately per day.
Walking time: 4.5 to 7 hours per day with optional itineraries possible.
Type of trek: mountain hike on marked trails without technical difficulties.
There are some passages well equipped with cables on Days, 3, 5 and 6.
Group size between 6 and 14 people supervised by a qualified professional mountain leader.
6 nights in a refuge dormitory.
Remember to bring your own sleeping sheet and pillowcase.
All accommodation has hot showers.
Optional 2 person bedroom supplement on registration: +130€ depending on availability.
Breakfasts and dinners 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. For the nights without luggage, picnics are purchased from refuges.
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.
The route has been modified to offer two nights at the heart of the mountains. As a consequence, nights 1 and 6 are without baggage transport. We made that choice to favour an enchanting route but also to lower the cost for you and to limit the environmental impact.
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!)
Tabacco Map 05 Val Gardena (1/25000)
Meet at 1:00pm in front of Ortisei bus station (Piazza San Antonio), Val Gardena. Please have lunch before and prepare your backpack for the two first nights without luggage.
Bus between Bolzano station and Ortisei (bus 350) one departure every hour (12h28 >> 13h25) (60 mins transfer)
Siusi >> Bolzano with bus 170, one departure every 1/2 hour, 1/2 hour journey.
Siusi >>Ortisei, Ortisei >>Siusi with bus 4 every 1h15, (from 8.10 / 8.45 am).
RETURN: Ortisei, Val Gardena - Bolzano. Take bus n°350, hourly departures (60 mins transfer).
Via Milan, Bergamo or Verona. Bus transfer or train to Bolzano.
Milan - Verona - Bolzano - Val Gardena.
Free parking in Siusi, at the start of the "Alpe de Siusi" cable car. From the car park, bus 172 for Ortisei. Departure at 11:50 >> 12:25 Ortisei (or 10:50 >> 11:25).
End point saturday around 3:00pm in Siusi. Bus or taxi to Ortisei, Val Gardena or Bolzano
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 on Day 1) between accommodation by our logistics vehicle. You are allowed 1 soft, sports type bag with all your possessions inside, no heavier than 8kg. 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.