Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Dolomites Guided Walk tour
Hiking & Walking Hiking Dolomites Guided Walk package

Dolomites Guided Walk

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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: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
7 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Trek through stunning alpine scenery high in the Dolomites
  • Enjoying the variety of scenery from valley lakes and rivers to the stark beauty of the dolomite spires
  • Experience the WWI history of the mountains
  • Sharing your walking day with a group of like minded travellers

Short Description

Experience the high trails of the Dolomites with incredible views and an inviting alpine culture

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
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
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Travel Theme

Hiking & Walking

Destinations

Italy

Cities & Attractions

Dolomites

Activities

Hiking Independent

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Itinerary

Day 1 Meet at Cortina d’Ampezzo, transfer to Tofano group of peaks (4hrs)

Meet the guide and group at 10am. From the delightful alpine ski town of Cortina, there is a group transfer before we walk at the Tofano peaks, the location of the Dino Buzzati film “Désert des Tartares” (The Desert of the Tartars). Here the trail winds high along a wartime mule track, through rock needles and past bunkers and abandoned refuges. The views down to the Cortina basin and surrounding peaks are fabulous and a great reward for your efforts. After a tough first days ascent we'll relax in our mountain hut, the Refuge Guissani, and absorb the fine Italian alpine hospitality. Ascend +845m/2772ft, 4km

meals : L,D

Day 2 Descend the Val Travenanzes and walk to Fanes Hütte (6hrs)

The first section of the walk takes you through a wondrous rocky landscape as you zig zag down the trail past the incredible Masarè amphitheatre. Passing waterfalls and outcrops of dwarf mountain pines, you continue towards the next nights’ accommodation with the scenery changing with cascading streams crossed by wooden bridges and evidence of marmot burrows. Ascend to Fanes refuge (hutte) in the shadow of Fanes Kreuzkofe. Ascend +645m/2115ft, descend -1143m/3750ft, 15.76km

meals : B,L,D

Day 3 Walk through the Fanes Natural region to Lago di Braies (Pragser See) (6hrs)

A stunning walk today taking in the picture postcard views of the Fanes group of peaks. Descending to the emerald lakeside of Lago di Braies ringed by conifers makes this a particularly rewarding day. Ascend +923m/3028ft, descend -1463m/4799ft, 17.1km

meals : B,L,D

Day 4 Ascend wooded trails to Dürrenstein Hütte (6hrs)

The dual language of the area means that many landmarks have two names (eg Lago di Braies in Italian or Pragser See in German). Today’s walk takes us along wooded trails with some steep sections to the Durrenstein hutte (2040m). The walk takes us through the eastern Dolomites over green meadows on wide trails with a panoramic view. Ascend +1206m/3956ft, descend -674m/2211ft, 15km

meals : B,L,D

Day 5 Walk to Tre Cime, the iconic three peaks of the Dolomites (5hrs)

A visually stunning walk to the three towers, Tre Cime. We are right on the former Austro-Italian border where fierce fighting took place during WW1. Walking under Strudelkopf we pass lake Dürrensee. Ascend for overnight accommodation at Drei Zinnen hutte with outstanding views to the towers and surroundings. Ascend +1186m/3891ft, descend -834m/2736ft, 13km

meals : B,L,D

Day 6 Walk around Tre Cime with picture postcard views throughout (5hrs)

Today takes us through tunnels, over passes and amongst a stark rocky landscape with 360 degree views of the mountains. The domination of Tre Cime is clear as we circuit these impressive spires. Overnight at Rifugio Lavarredo. Ascend +788m/2585ft, descend -868m/2847ft, 10.23km

meals : B,L,D

Day 7 Descend to Lake Misurina and transfer to Cortina (3.5hrs), trip concludes

Our last day of walking back down into the lush valley and Lake Misurina. In 1927 Aldo Bonacossa made numerous first descents on skis following today’s trail, which has become his namesake. Descending the Bonacossa Dolomites, we are in the shadow of the massive Cadini di Misurina. On arrival at the lake we are transferred back to Cortina where the trip concludes at approximately 2pm. We recommend not making onward travel plans before about 3.30pm. Descend -750m/2460ft, 6km

meals : B,L

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Only ground transport

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6 nights in mountain refuges on a dormitory share basis

Physical Requirements

MODERATE TO CHALLENGING – GRADE 4 The walking is moderate to challenging (4) grade with daily guided walks of around 4-6 hours, between 4 and 17.5 kms and maximum ascents of 1250 metres per day. Whilst 3 of the days would be considered moderate there are 4 days which involve harder stages and all days will involve steep uphills, descents, and many sections of the trail which require care with loose rock on the trail. Some stages involve the use of ladders. The accent is on keeping a steady pace with time to stop and take photos (subject to weather conditions). You will need a good level of fitness and a good walking pace to participate fully in this adventure. It is considered suitable for walkers with some experience in alpine terrain. If you have no alpine experience, we recommend you participate in a series of hikes of 7-8 hours with lots of uphills and downhills - this will gauge your suitability for this walk. Early in the season (June) you may encounter snow on sections of the trail which may be quite deep and alter the grading of the trip to challenging. At any time during summer, weather conditions may be variable and you should be prepared for all conditions including snow, ice, strong sun and extreme winds. Pre trip training should involve a combination of cardio vascular sessions of 45 minutes, 3 to 4 times a week, coupled with endurance hikes of up to 8 hours carrying a daypack. Our staff are happy to provide further advice on pre trip training. Important note: good quality walking boots with ankle support are a pre-requisite for your participation. Runners or shoes without ankle support are not suitable for the conditions encountered on this walk.

Rules & Other Requirements

Wet weather gear, sunscreen, walking boots (must be of sturdy design with ankle support), warm clothes, day pack and sun hat – walking sticks are recommended. Sleeping sheet & towel required for dorm accommodation. (A comprehensive gear list is provided in the pre-departure information provided on booking).

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