- A Walking Holiday in the Italian Alps
- Hiking Beneath Dramatic Limestone Peaks of the Dolomites
- Alpine Pastures and Mountain Passes
- Tre Cime, Tofana and Sella Mountains
- Plenty of WWI History: Trench Systems, Fortresses & More
- Handpicked 34* Accommodation, Often With Sauna, Spa or Pool
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Self guided walk beneath the dramatic limestone peaks of the Italian Alps. The Dolomites are like no other mountains in Europe. They consist of thick layers of the mineral ‘Dolomite’, akin to limestone, originally deposited on the floor of an ancient sea. The Dolomite peaks are gigantic, chiselled monuments to the powerful forces of glacial erosion. Continuous sheer cliffs flank most of the peaks.
This hiking holiday starts with a walk to the spectacular Tre Cime di Lavaredo (or Drei Zinnen), a fantastic first day’s walk if ever there was to set the standard for the week. The scenery continues to impress with new panoramas unfolding with each turn of the paths and crossing of the passes. The cliffs of the Tofana, Sella and Marmolada massifs tower above the winding paths where all this magnificent scenery seems packed into an impossibly small area. High mountain paths are interspersed with lush meadows and pretty hamlets and villages. Refuges and mountain restaurants provide a perfect excuse to rest from your walking and drink in the views as well as welcome refreshments. To cap it all, there are opportunities for the not so faint hearted to stand on a couple of summits and peer down almost vertical rock faces to the valleys far below.
Although not exceptionally high (the highest peak is Marmolada at 3342m), the Dolomites are amongst the most striking of all European mountains. They are coloured in weathered hues of rose, yellow, white and grey and rise in steep spires of fantastic form. Below lie bright green meadows alive with wild flowers all summer. In the lower valleys are orchards, vineyards and a chequerboard of cultivated fields. There is plenty of history here and the region was heavily fought over in the First World War - in fact the fighting even changed the shape of some of the mountains. Nowadays, in more peaceful circumstances, we can enjoy a beautiful trek in this region of limestone teeth on this Walking in the Dolomites holiday.
Day 1 : Arrive Cortina
Day 2 : Circular Walk 16 km /10 miles, 6.5 h
Day 3 : Cortina to San Cassian 21 km/13 miles, 7 h
Day 4 : San Cassian to Colfosco 14 km/8.6 miles, 6 h
Day 5 : Rest day in Colfosco
Day 6 : Colfosco to Campitello di Fassa 21 km/13 miles, 8 h
Day 7 : A day to walk and explore around Campitello di Fassa
Day 8 : Arrangements end after breakfast
- 7 nights accommodation in 3-4 star hotels. Twin share basis with ensuite facilities
- 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Luggage transfer
- Information pack including route notes & maps
- Emergency hotline
- 5 dinners, all lunches & beverages
- Bus and train journeys at the beginning and end of the tour
- During the tour, transfers by bus or cable car
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
- Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
- City Tax 2-4 Euros per day, per person, locally payable to the accommodations
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking in the Dolomites tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 08 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 08 December 2022, a deposit of 168 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Walking in the Dolomites tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Walking in the Dolomites tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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