Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Colfosco - Cortina d'Ampezzo
8 Days, 6 Days of Hiking
Price per person: CAD $3850
Single supplement: CAD $200
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Day 1: Colfosco, Alta Badia
Welcome, trip briefing and dinner in our four-star hotel in Colfosco, at the heart of the Ladin-speaking culture.
Day 2: Colfosco, Alta Badia
From Colfosco/Corvara, we have many options for a day-hike, depending on weather and what the group would like to do, we stay a second night in Colfosco.
Day 3: Rifugio Lagazuoi
Hiking the famed ‘Hunter’s Trail’ to a gondola which will lead us to the Rifugio Lagazuoi, a locale steeped in Great War history! Elaborate trenches, fortifications and gun emplacements can still be seen.
The terrace has the most amazing (almost) 360 views of the limestone cliffs surrounding it and is a perfect place in the mountains to admire the alpenglow when the sun starts to set.
Day 4: Rifugio Averau
Explore the WWI Sass de Stria tunnels, which were part of the Austrian front, to Passo Falzarego, visit the famous Cinque Torri trenches and open-air museum before reaching the comfort of our mountain hotel, the Rifugio Averau. The rifugio has one of the best restaurants of not only the alpine rifugios, but the entire area.
Day 5: Rifugio Croda da Lago
We get closer again to Cortina. Descend through larch forests, under impressive limestone walls, to the Rifugio Croda da Lago, built adjacent the enchanting Federa Lake.
Day 6: Cortina d’Ampezzo
A leisurely walk via the Rifugio Lago de Aial, where we stop for a coffee, and then onwards to Cortina d’Ampezzo. The afternoon is yours to visit Cortina D’Ampezzo, host of the 1956 Winter Olympiad.
Day 7: Tres Cime di Lavaredo
One of the “must do walks” awaits today, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. A quick transfer past Misurina Lake brings us to Rifugio Auronzo, the start of our loop hike around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. If time allows, we stop at the Rifugio Pian di Cengia (Buellellejoch hut) for a late lunch. Back to Cortina for the evening.
Day 8: Departure Day
Departure from Cortina d’Ampezzo at your leisure.