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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Option 2 person bedroom supplement on registration: 6 nights in 2 to 4 bedroom (+110€ per person, depending on availability)
Does not include:
The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.
HIGH PLATEAU OF SELLA
Cross one of the highest mountains in the Dolomites. After a short transfer to the Lasties valley, climb through this wild valley to reach the high plateau of Sella, a desert of limestone at 2900m. Descend to the lake and the Pisciadu Refuge, with a well secured cable section. Then follows the descent of the Pisciadu valley and its famous cabled section, an easy passage but can get crowded. In case of bad weather a route bypasses the mountains. Night in a dormitory, in a nice refuge near to the road to the pass. Supplementary bedroom option available on reservation.
6.5 hour walk / Elevation: +1060m -950m
CROSSING PUEZ MOUNTAIN
Early departure for the Cier pass and its curious stone towers. The trail continues to Refuge Puez sitting above the wide canyon of Langental, then on to the grassy terrace of Puez. Traverse the Sieles ridge with a short cabled section to reach the small pass. The day ends with a beautiful and wild descent into the Sieles valley to reach the mountain pasture. Last night in a dormitory in a refuge at 2000m at the foot of the fabulous Odles (*without baggage). Supplementary bedroom option available on reservation.
6.5 hour walk / Elevation: +780m -960m
PIERALONGIA - PANA PASS
Climb via the Pieralongia a strange menhir (standing stone) fallen from the peak above, followed by a return trail to the Pana pass to take in the spectacular view of the Odle Mountains. Descend and take the Furnes cable car to reach Ortisei in the Val Gardena to finish the tour.
4.5 hour walk / Elevation: +450m -780m
End point around 3:00pm in Ortisei, Val Gardena. Bus transfer to Bolzano (60 mins).
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: Nights 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 (+140€ 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, Val Gardena. Please have lunch before and prepare your backpack for the two first nights without luggage.
DEPARTURE: Paris - Milan - Verona - Bolzano
RETURN: Ortisei, Val Gardena - Bolzano. Take bus n°350, hourly departures (60 mins transfer). www.sii.bz.it/en www.valgardena.it/en/bus-schedule
Via Milan, Bergamo or Verona. Bus transfer or train to Bolzano.
Milan - Verona - Bolzano - Val Gardena.
Free parking on southern Bolzano (Quartier Fiera / Messe). To join the city center : train from the Fiera / Messe train station or bus 10A.
Paid parking P2, Via PerathonerStraße, City Parking. 52€ per week. Ask the parking attendant, tel. +39 0471 970289.
End point saturday around 3:00pm in Ortisei, Val Gardena, 4:30 - 5:00pm in Bolzano.
Val Gardena Tourist Office: www.valgardena.it
If you wish to extend your stay with a supplementary night(s) before or after your tour it is possible, please contact us.
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.
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.