Trekking in the Dolomites

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10 days,Calalzo to Bolzano
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Enjoy magnificent hiking amongst towering peaks, pass by the highest peak in the Dolomites, revel in the chance to learn about local Ladin language and customs.

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Departure date Jun 20, 2015

Beloved by mountaineers and nature lovers alike, the Dolomites sit perched atop northern Italy like a rocky crown. This exhilarating trip through the mountains features day treks through some of Italy’s most unbelievable scenery, with plenty of visits to small villages along the way to soak up the unique local Ladin culture and cuisine. Nights are spent in mountain refuges, where your hosts will ply you with hearty home-cooked meals. Eat up; you won’t find tastier mountain-trekking food anywhere else.

What's Included

  • Challenging hikes led by an International Mountain Leader (IML) (7 days)
  • 5 hearty home-cooked dinners of local produce
  • Main luggage transfer from Calalzo to Bolzano
  • 9 breakfasts, 5 dinners (Allow EUR160-200 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Train, bus, walking, minivan
  • Qualified International Mountain Leader as CEO throughout
  • Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 8
  • Mountain huts/refuges (6 nts), hotels (3 nts)

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Itinerary

Day 1Calalzo di Cadore

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Calalzo di Cadore/Cortina d'Ampezzo(1B, 1D)

Transfer to Cortina, and begin hiking with a short walk across the valley with the Monte Cristallo behind.

Day 3Cortina d'Ampezzo/Col di Lana(1B, 1D)

Hike from Cortina to the Col di Lana region across higher ground, passing evidence of First World War trenches.

Day 4Col di Lana/Passo Fedaia(1B, 1D)

Time to stretch those legs again with another superb Dolomites hike, through Alpine meadows up to the mountains.

Day 5Passo Fedaia/Canazei(1B)

Ascend the legendary Via del Pan and walk towards Canazei, with views out to the Marmolada, the highest peak in the Dolomites.

Day 6Canazei(1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to visit a spa, the local skating rink, hire a bike, or try climbing around the valley.

Day 7Canazei/Val Gardena(1B, 1D)

Hike round the impressive Sasso Lungo rock massif and enjoy views out across the Fassa Dolomites.

Day 8Val Gardena(1B, 1D)

Head into Ladin territory climbing up the slopes of Val Gardena, home to the Sella Ronda ski circuit.

Day 9Val Gardena/Bolzano(1B)

Head down through the valley on a shorter hike to the trailhead before transferring to Bolzano.

Day 10Bolzano(1B)

Depart at any time.

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