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Cross-country Skiing Dobbiaco

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Find the right level on multigrade weeks
  • Explore an extensive network of loipe
  • Relax in a comfortable family-run hotel in picturesque Dobbiaco

Short Description

Our most popular cross-country skiing centre, Dobbiaco, is a charming town set at 1200m amid the unique scenery of the Dolomites, in the Alta Pusteria region. Days are spent following a variety of ski tracks deep in the heart of the mountains, with their towering limestone walls and jagged peaks of coloured stone. Our base for the week is the welcoming hotel run by the Tschurtschenthaler family, where warm hospitality and comfortable surroundings provide the perfect balance to an active itinerary.Ski surrounded by the Italian Dolomites' jagged peaks

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Dobbiaco
End City Dobbiaco

Destinations

Italy Austria

Cities & Attractions

Dolomites

Age Requirement

14

No Single Supplement
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Trip Includes

  • 7 nights at Hotel Tschurtschenthaler 
  • All breakfasts and 6 dinners
  • 5 days of ski instruction/guiding 
  • One cross-country leader per grade
  • Cross-country skis, boots and poles
  • Loipe and bus pass
  • Airport transfers (for group flights only)
  • Return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck with Thomson Airways

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Itinerary

Flight Inclusive

Day 1 Transfer to our hotel in Dobbiaco.

Fly from London to Innsbruck; transfer to Dobbiaco (approx. 2 hrs).

Day 2-4 3 days cross-country skiing.

Each day our leader chooses routes according to the grade and snow conditions. Many kilometres of easy track along the valleys offer wonderful options for beginners and improvers. For the more advanced skiers, there are more challenging routes, such as the track that leads south to Cortina d'Ampezzo, a memorable route among spectacular mountains, passing under the triple rock buttresses of the imposing Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

Day 5 Free Day

Usually today is the free day to relax at the hotel or enjoy optional activities such as self-guided snowshoeing or perhaps a visit to one of the local museum. 

Day 6-7 We continue our explorations on skis. 

The Sexten and Prags valleys offer a choice of undulating routes in typical Dolomites scenery and the high Plaetzwiese Plateau also offers superb routes at about 2000m.

Day 8 Transfer to Innsbruck airport; fly to London.

Transfer to Innsbruck airport; fly to London.



Land Only

Day 1 Start Dobbiaco.

Our trip starts in the lovely village of Dobbiaco, in South Tyrol, just over the border from Austria. 

Day 2-4 3 days cross-country skiing.

Each day our leader chooses routes according to the grade and snow conditions. Many kilometres of easy track along the valleys offer wonderful options for beginners and improvers. For the more advanced skiers, there are more challenging routes, such as the track that leads south to Cortina d'Ampezzo, a memorable route among spectacular mountains, passing under the triple rock buttresses of the imposing Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

Day 5 Free Day

Usually today is the free day to relax at the hotel or enjoy optional activities such as self-guided snowshoeing or perhaps a visit to one of the local museum. 

Day 6-7 We continue our explorations on skis. 

The Sexten and Prags valleys offer a choice of undulating routes in typical Dolomites scenery and the high Plaetzwiese Plateau also offers superb routes at about 2000m.

Day 8 End Dobbiaco.

Our trip ends in Dobbiaco.

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Cross-country Skiing Dobbiaco

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Introduction to cross-country skiing

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Dobiacco is a really beautiful place and there is lots to do outside the
skiing. The skiing tuition is very good, and flexible, as on the level 1/2
week you can move between groups if necessary. Although the loipes feel
remote, they are mostly not far from a bus route, so you can stop early if
you have really had enough.
Day 2 of skiing it came together and I felt I could actually do it, it was a
beautiful sunny day and we were skiing through a gorgeous valley through the
mountains, and it was magical.
The free day was also pretty special, with snoeshowing and riding the ski
gondola to the top of the mountains for a 360 degree view


Liz was a very enthusiastic and good instructor, who made sure everyone made
a lot of progress, even a ski skiver like me! She was very good at balancing
the needs of the different abilities, and always full of information.


Cross-country skiing is hard! Don't assume it is easier than alpine, there is
quite a lot of technique to learn before it really starts to flow, and quite
a lot of falling over on the first day. You need decent fitness, and strength
in upper body and core as well as legs helps. Doing some work on your balance
before coming would pay dividends. You'll definitely go home fitter!
Alpine ski clothes are too warm. You need a lighter coat and lots of layers,
as the variation in temperature between waiting for a bus and skiing up a
long hill is considerable.


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Fantastic skiing on good snow in the sunshine - with excellent leaders

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When I first cross country skied in Norway 15 years ago, my leader said 'go
to Dobbiaco'. And now that I have, I understand why she recommended it. The
skiing was excellent and varied, with just the right amount of challenge
without being scary. The snow conditions were great and we had good weather.
The sceenrybwas stunning. The hotel was very welcoming, and a good wellness
centre with sauna, swimming and steam - a perfect way to relax after a day
skiing.
Many inspirational moments - skiing through beautiful landscapes.


The two leaders, Ingrid and Alex, were both excellent. Athough we were all
experienced skiers, they took time to check out our skills on the first
couple of days and helped everyone ski better. They assessed our ability
well and took us to places with just the right amount of challenge. They
were both good fun, competent, knowledgeable and all round good leaders who
made me feel safe and confident.


Go and enjoy yourself! But do check you are booking the right grade holiday.


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Best holiday ever

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I fell in love with the Dolomites, so beautiful. Cross country skiing is an
awesome way to see the winter scenery. Our instructors were great. Being
first timers we learnt from the best, Liz is an excellent instructor both
with verbal queues and demonstrations. Fun exercises to learn safely.
It was the best winter adventure and most wonderful Christmas.
Breaking tracks through fresh snow, it felt like we were pioneers. A great
adventure.


An excellent instructor, very talented, knowlegable and fun.


Just do It!!!


The hotel was lovely friendly and warm. We met some great people.


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Ticked all the boxes

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Holiday provided exactly what I wanted. Confidence to master the basics of a new and demanding sport, excellent leader, great hotel, fabulous location and a friendly group.
On the fourth day of skiing after fresh snow, we explored a stunning valley in beautiful weather. Had another wonderful lunch in the knowledge we would work it all off before our 5 course dinner! Does it get any better?

Very friendly, very knowledgeable and a very patient and inspiring teacher.

Target your pre trip training. Good stamina level essential. Triceps, adductors and shoulders suffered! Then just go, eat ski and lose weight !

Living in north of England it was bit frustrating to have flight back too late for last train north. Maybe need to explore regional options next time.

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What a surprise!

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Now, I realised pretty quickly that I am NOT the demographic that Exodus aims for. I am fat and mid 50 and although I ride my city bike every day to work and walk the dog,I am not fit. I do not have a racing bike, I walk rather than run (or take a bus or tram) and my gym membership lapsed years ago. I like to swim properly - but thats it. However, I could join my road biking, running, daily yoga doing husband on this trip, AND have a good time!
When I realised I could keep up with the others in my group, that it was ok to be slower, that Liz, our teacher was patient with me and enjoyed my successes as much as I did! That Liz could adapt the programme to allow me to stay with the group, without frustrating them.

Amazing. Liz Procter, ex PE teacher and fitness nut - you were amazing. At times when I could have sat down and cried, you were there, helping set me right and encouraging me all the time. You set me goals and helped me adapt. You were always there with a ready reward or thick hot chocolate and strudel!

Just go! I had NEVER skiid before and I love d it. Yes we will go again... The hotel is basic and there is no choice for main meal for vegetarians, but we were always full!

This is beautiful area and well worth a visit. Even if there is not much snow, it still works for beginners. The Nordic arena is great for practice.

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Thanks for returning Mr Snowman

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Another good holiday with good company and extremely knowledgeable group leaders. Extremely good accommodation in the welcoming Hotel Tschurtschenthaler with it's excellent Wellness Centre.
Good skiing in reducing snow conditions until the last day.
The first was the final day when the snow returned with a vengeance and we were able to enjoy our final long ski in really good conditions.
The second was the really enjoyable final evening with Alex's entertaining slide show (and my thank you speech to the group leaders!)

Alex was his usual bubbly self. Really supportive of the less experienced skiers whose skills progressed really quickly over the week with his entertaining instruction. He is the first leader I have seen using penguins, Christmas Puddings and chocolates on trays to encourage people to improve their skills.
He managed this while working extremely hard to find good snow for us to ski on safely.
His co-leader assisted in this process.

Put your trust in the leaders as the Exodus leaders I have experience of have all been excellent.
Make sure you have a wide range of different layers of clothing as the temperature in Dobbiaco varies considerably during the day.
If you like wine ask Marlies the hotel owner for advice regarding the local wines the hotel stocks. She knows what she is talking about.

When you have finished for the take time to explore Dobbiaco's coffee shops where you'll find good cakes, coffee and hot chocolate.
On the free day use the transport pass to explore further. It's worth the effort.

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Details

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 20

Accomodations

5 days guided cross-country skiing
7 nights at the 3* Hotel Tschurtschenthaler
Mix of flat easy loipe to challenging ascents/descents
Cross-country skiing grades 1-4, Beginners to Advanced
Multi-grade skiing available on certain dates

Age Notes

Min. Age: 14

Additional Information:

  • 5 days guided cross-country skiing, classic technique
  • 7 nights at the 3-star Hotel Tschurtschenthaler
  • Mix of flat easy loipe to challenging ascents/descents
  • Cross-country skiing grades 1-4, Beginners to Advanced
  • Multi-grade skiing available on certain dates

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation - GBP120 (available on request)
  • Superior rooms available, depending on departure date. Please request with sales consultant if interested
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Local transport costs (allow approx. EUR15)

Meals Included:

Dinner: All breakfast and 6 dinners are included. An ample buffet breakfast prepares us for the exertions of the day ahead. The excellent evening meals draw equally on Italian and Austrian traditions. They are usually made up of 4-courses, but it is always possible to skip one if you want a lighter dinner. For lunch our leaders will take us to a variety of cafes or huts where we can enjoy some traditional Tyrolean dishes as well as some international classics. 

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