The Dolomites are a mountain range located in the north-eastern are of Italy, featuring some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys, dotted with picturesque villages and towns.
Our Dolomites Extravaganza from the Fassa Valley to Cortina d’Ampezzo combines the best of the Dolomites in one trip, staying in charming, upscale four-star hotels. Combining the best of Austrian and Italian Cuisine: desserts, pasta, great vegetarian dishes, and some of the best beers and wines to be found in the Alps.
Our day-hikes allow for maximum flexibility, and not having to move to another location every day makes for a slower, more relaxed pace, while taking in the best hikes between Vigo di Fassa and Cortina d’Ampezzo. There is also the possibility to either have a rest day and pamper yourself, enjoying all the hotel amenities, shopping for great Italian products or simply lounging and enjoying your hard-earned time off.
We will hike the must-see places in the Dolomites: Rosengarten, Alpe di Siusi, the World War I sites around Rifugio Lagazuoi, and, of course, the famous Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
Point of Entry: Venice
Moderate – Difficult,
Cortina d’Ampezzo – Fassa Valley
10 Days, 8 Days of Hiking
Single supplement: $306
Day 1: ARRIVAL – CORTINA D’AMPEZZO
Welcome in our hotel in Cortina, followed by our trip briefing and dinner.
Day 2: TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO
The Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen) are a must for any hiker going to the Dolomites. A quick transfer brings us to the Rifugio Auronzo, from where we start our loop hike around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, including a lunch stop at the charming Rifugio Pian di Cengia (Büllelejoch Hütte).
We transfer to Colfosco after the hike.
Day 3 and 4: COLFOSCO / KOLFUSCHG
Day 3 has several options, including a hike to the Rifugio Lagazuoi and its famous World War I tunnels, or the Rifugio Averau. Back to Colfosco for the night. The following day we will walk over the Puez Plateau to Selva. The Puez Plateau is very different from other areas in the Dolomites and has an almost ‘moonscape’ feel to it. After a hearty lunch in the Puez Hut, we carry on downwards to Selva.
Day 5, 6 and 7: SELVA / WOLKENSTEIN
We have several day-hike options including the Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm), or a hike from Odles to Stevia.
On Day 7 we hike from Sella to the Fassa Valley
Day 8 and 9: VAL DI FASSA
Possible day-hikes for Day 8 include a traverse of the Rosengarten, or a loop around the Latemar Range.
The following day is departure day, and all clients will be brought back to Venice by group transfer.
Day 10: DEPARTURE DAY
Group departure from Vigo di Fassa back to Venice
– Certified International Mountain Leader (IML)
– All accommodation
– All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
– Land transfer from the Fassa Valley to Venice
(one group departure only with private minibus taxi)
– Luggage transport when staying in hotels.
– All local transfers, all cable cars and lifts
– Detailed Trip Package