THE WESTERN MYTHIC DOLOMITES

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7 days 7 days
Guided / with a guide Guided / with a guide
With baggage transport With baggage transport
Accommodation Classic (dormitory)
Level *** Level ***
From 855 € From 855 €

More of these unique mountains...

Did you enjoy the trek "Dolo the Myth" from Cortina ?
Then you are going to love the West side, from Gardena : Starting point is Siusi mountain pasture, one of the wider in Europe, following 2 days at the heart of the unique mountains of Catinaccio which look like a fantastic movie set. Crossing the wild and desert high plateau of Sella and Puez mountain to finish in style in the postcard decor of the Odle.
A few passages well equipped by cables and you reach these slender mountains, with all serenity.
Evenings in refuge become magical when the theater of light of "Enrosadira" appears.
Diving into an extraordinary world ...

You will like

  • Crossing mountains with a unique decor just like in fantastic movies, Rosengarten, Sasso Lungo, Sciliar ...
  • Alternating alpine pasture trails and altitude trails
  • The wild plateau of Sella, the wide landscapes of Puez
  • Only one short transfer during the tour
  • Altitude accommodations to enjoy  "Enrosadira", a sunset so special in the Dolomites
  • The comfort version in room (in option) and the good italian food

THE WESTERN MYTHIC DOLOMITES

Next date Next departure 28/06/20

From 855 €

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Dates & prices

Dates Status Prices
From 28/06/20
to 04/07/20
Open departure 880 € Book online
From 12/07/20
to 18/07/20
Guaranteed departure 910 € Book online
From 26/07/20
to 01/08/20
Guaranteed departure 910 € Book online
From 02/08/20
to 08/08/20
Open departure 910 € Book online
From 09/08/20
to 15/08/20
Guaranteed departure 910 € Book online
From 23/08/20
to 29/08/20
Open departure 910 € Book online
From 06/09/20
to 12/09/20
Guaranteed departure 880 € Book online
From 20/09/20
to 26/09/20
Open departure 845 € Book online

Double room in option with supplement for nights 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 : extra fee of 140€ per person for these 5 nights according to availability. 

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 Day 1) and J6 bus transfer to Siusi.

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 ;
  • 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 price is all inclusive from departure to end point.

Personalised tour available

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The route day to day...

Day 1

Meet the group at 1pm sharp at Bolzano bus station, then bus transfer to Siusi village (40mins) (please have lunch before meeting).

SIUSI - RIFUGIO SCILIAR
Departure for a first climb to reach the refuge nestled in a clearing at the foot of the Sciliar mountain. Night in the refuge in dormitory and without luggage.
3 hour walk / Elevation: +750

Day 2

ALTIPLANO DELLO SCILIAR
The path comes out of the forest to climb into a narrow valley, only passage to the high plateau of Sciliar. From there, there is 130m of elevation to reach the summit of Mount Petz (2563m), with a 360 degree panorama on the Dolomites of Bolzano. The trail crosses the Altiplano and then goes down to the Tires pass. Installation for 2 nights in a dormitory refuge at 2440m high, with luggage. Night in a room is possible, in option.
5 hour walk / Elevation: +900 m - 180 m
1:30 hour walk / Elevation :+/- 130 m for summit of Mount Petz

Day 3

MOLIGNON PASS - PRINCIPE - ANTERMOIA
A colorful day, with the crossing of 3 passes in the fairy scenery of the famous Catinaccio (or Rozengarten). The landscapes of the day are really extraordinary. Descent on the beautiful lake of Antermoia for the picnic. Back to refuge of Tires for a second night, with the luggage.
1 hour walk / Elevation: +/- 970

Day 4

SIUSI RIDGE AND ROYAL TRAIL
A gentle day along the mountain pastures, facing the elegant Sassolungo mountains. The afternoon continues along the royal trail Frederich August to reach Sella Pass. A more alpine trail is also possible, crossing the Sassolungo mountains. Night in a dormitory, in a nice hut, by the side of the road going to the pass, with the luggage. Night in a room possible.
4:30 hour walk / Elevation: +200 m - 400 m
7 hour walk / Elevation :+ 800 m - 1100 m

Day 5

HIGH PLATEAU OF SELLA
It is the crossing of one of the highest mountains of the Dolomites. After a short transfer to the valley Lasties, going up this very wild valley and reach the high plateau of Sella, a desert of limestone at 2900m high. Descent on the lake and the Pisciadu refuge with a first passage secured with cables. Then follows the descent of the Pisciadu valley and its famous passage with cables, easy but generally crowded. In the case of bad weather, a route bypasses the mountains. Night in a dormitory, in a refuge, by the side of the road going to the pass, with the luggage. Night in a room possible.
6:30 hour walk / Elevation: +1060 m - 950 m

Day 6

CROSSING PUEZ MOUNTAIN
Early departure for Cier pass and its curious stone towers. The trail continues to refuge of Puez, sitting above the wide canyon of Langental, then on the grassy terrace of Puez. Passing Sieles ridge with a passage with cables, to reach the small pass. The day ends with a beautiful and wild descent on the valley of Sieles to reach the mountain pasture. Last night in a dormitory refuge at 2000 m high, at the foot of the fabulous Odles, without luggage. Night in a room in option.
6:30 hour walk / Elevation: +780 m - 960 m

Day 7

PIERALONGIA - PANA PASS
Clim by the Pieralongia, funny menhir fell from the peaks, then to Pana pass, back and forth for the spectacular view on the cutting edge of the Odle Mountains. Descent by the path to Furnes cable car, which we take to reach Ortisei, Val Gardena, starting point of our journey.
4:30 hour walk / Elevation: +450 m - 780 m

End point around 2:00pm in Ortisei, Val Gardena. Bus transfer to Bolzano (1h).

The program was established according to the latest known elements when it was written; imponderables can occur and situations beyond our control can change the program.
 

 

The trip

LEVEL ***

Elevation: +/- 750m approximately per day.
Walking time: 4:30 to 7 hours per day with optional itineraries possible.
Type of trek: mountain hike on marked trails. Some airean passages with well secured cable ramps on day 3, 5 and 6.

GUIDING

Group size between 6 and 14 people supervised by a qualified professional mountain leader.

ACCOMMODATION

6 nights in refuge dormitory.
Bring your own sleeping sheet and pillowcase.
All accommodation has hot showers.
Comfort supplement in bedrooms of 2 pers. on nights 2,3,4,5 and 6 (140€ according on availability).

MEALS

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.

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

We offer this tour with two nights without luggage: the first and the last night. Therefore, it requires to leave the refuge in the morning with your toilet stuff and a spare clothe for the night (1 to 2kg max). We made this choice to privilege the coherence of the route but also to limit the cost of the stay and also the carbon impact. Do not hesitate to tell us what you think about this!

MAPS

Carte Tabacco 05 Val Gardena (1/25000)

Practical information

ACCESS TO DEPARTURE POINT

Meeting point at 1pm sharp in front of Bolzano bus station and transfer to Siusi village (40 min). Plan to have lunch before and a spare for the evening (first night without luggage).

BY TRAIN
Paris - Milan - Verona - Bolzano
More info : en.oui.sncf or 3635
For return : Ortisei, Val Gardena >> Bolzano with bus n°350, departing every hour, 1 hour trip. http://www.sii.bz.it/en , https://www.valgardena.it/en/bus-schedule/

BY PLANE
Via Mila, Bergame or Verona. Bus transfer or train to Bolzano.

BY CAR
Milan - Verona - Bolzano - Val Gardena.
Several free parkings in the outskirts of Bolzano. Paying parking P2, 52 €/week (ask the guard).

End point saturday around 2pm in Ortisei, Val Gardena, 3:30pm or 4pm at Bolzano.

ACCOMMODATION BEFORE AND AFTER

Feichter hotel, Bolzano :
https://www.hotelfeichter.it
Goldstern hotel, Bolzano
https://www.goldenstern.it

Tourist office of Val Gardena
https://www.valgardena.it

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

Clothing

  • 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 ! Luggages which are too big and too heavy won't 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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