Price

790 €

per person


Guided tour

1.100 €

per person

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GUIDED TOUR 2018

July 13th to July 19th


DISTANCE

  • approx. 85 km (53 miles)
  • 5 stages
  • 6 nights

 INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Organization of all the logistics that includes the bookings in all huts/hotels
  • 5 nights accomodation with half board (breakfast+dinner); beverages excluded
  • 1 night accomodation with breakfast in Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Detailed maps of your trekking
  • Briefing of the tour with a local guide
  • Special Holimites Souvenir

* INCLUDED DURING THE GUIDED TOUR

  • All the services mentioned under the heading “Included in the price”
  • Local guide
  • Baggage transfer from hut to hut
  • Lunch in mountain huts
  • Non-alcoholic drinks during meals
  • Venice airport roundtrip transfer

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Alcoholic beverages (and for the self-guided tour any beverage) and anything not mentioned under the heading "Included in the price"
  • Cancellation insurance

EXTRAS

  • Each extra day: from 80,00 euro/person/day
  • Single room accommodation: +100,00 euro (only available in hotels and not in huts)
  • Mid season (July): + 75 euro/person
  • High season (August):  + 115,00 euro/person

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Dolomites Trilogy

3 peaks of Lavaredo, 3 languages, 3 natural parks

Description

3 peaks of Lavaredo, 3 languages and 3 natural parks: a trilogy we could also call… the ‘DOLOMITICA’.

Trekking across the 3 natural parks: Fanes-Sennes-Braies, Tre Cime, and Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, walking at the foot of the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. We’ll hear and maybe learn a little of the three different languages spoken in the area we’ll be hiking through (Ladin, German and Italian).


A 5-day adventure with 85 km (53 miles) of walking routes and 4,650 m (15255 feet) total ascent.


Length 6 nights

Level °°°+

Program

ARRIVAL DAY Arrival at the hotel in Badia and briefing by one of our local guides.
Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

DAY 1: approx. 17 km (10.5 miles) / +1.600 m (5249 feet) e.g. ; -870 m (2854 feet) e.l.;
From Badia passing trough the Santa Croce and Saint Antonio Pass to the Natural Park Fanes. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.

DAY 2: approx. 10,5 km (6.5 miles) / +640 m (2099 feet) e.g.; -570 m (1870 feet) e.l.;
From the kingdom of the marmots Fanes to the Natural Park Sennes. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.

DAY 3: approx. 19 km (12 miles) / +950 m (3116 feet) e.g. ; -1.050 m (3444 feet) e.l.;
From Sennes passing by the Croda Rossa to the plateau of Prato Piazza. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.

DAY 4: approx. 15 km (9.3 miles) with +1.250 m (4100 feet) e.g. - 850m (2790 feet) e.l.;

From Prato Piazza to the majestic panorama of the 3 peaks of Lavaredo. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


DAY 5: approx. 20,5 km (12.5 miles) / +230 m (754 feet) e.g.; -1.350 m (4429 feet) e.l.;
From the Three Peaks of Lavaredo down to the Misurina Lake and finally to the idyllic town Cortina d'Ampezzo. Overnight stay in a hotel.

DAY 6: Departure

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Is some training necessary before participating in this trekking tour?

Yes, it is highly recommended. Sore legs, blisters, or other ailments related to walking after the first stage can possibly ruin the entire week for someone. The Alta Via is suited for people that are already strong walkers
that can manage treks with fully packed backpacks.
Participating in a trekking group requires having to keep up a certain pace in order to finish the scheduled stages. If your legs are shutting down or your physical preparedness is constraining the rest of the group to slow down and making group compatibility problematic, your Guide may decide you need to tone down, leaving the pack. Your alternatives in this case are:
a) to shuttle throughout the day on the service van, each day, to the next hut or
b) to take a shuttle 'bump up' to the last hotel, where you can finish your vacation doing some great day hikes.

 

Are there minimum skills requested?
It is absolutely necessary to have some trekking experience on mountain trails and exposed sections. A good ability to read maps and use a compass is a must. If a partecipant should have difficulty to be able to finish the stages, the guide can decide whether it makes sense to continue the tour (alternatives) or break of the tour.

What happens in the case of bad weather?
Sir Alan Flemming once stated: “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing”. But, it’s surely possible that bad weather conditions may prohibit our planned tour in some cases. If this happens to
be the case, a phone call to our office from the hut you are staying at is all that’s needed. We will gladly reorganize all of the upcoming stages of your trekking tour so that you can arrive as planned at the end of the
Alta Via; even if you have to take a 1 day break to allow weather conditions to clear up.

 

I have some Issues with elevation, is that a problem?
The runs each day are between 1.500 and 2.300 meters altitude (between 4,900 and 7,500 feet). In addition, the huts for the overnight stays are above 2000 meters (6,600 feet) If you have trouble with high elevations,
please consult a doctor or medical professional for their expert opinion before booking this trip.

 

I want do to a self-guided trekking. Are the trails well marked?
Yes, the trails are well marked, but it‘s important to pay attention and be sure to stay on the correct path. During the briefing a local guide will explain you every stage exactly.

The programs on the catalog don‘t match my expectations. Are there alternative offers?
On request, Holimites can customize a program for you. Is the tour too long or the stages to challenging? Do you prefer a different itinerary? Would you like to book some extra days to relax in the hotel or on a mountain hut? Just send us a request and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Should I expect to climb a Via Ferrata?
Our standard programs don't include a Via Ferrata. But gladly we can organize one for you with a certified IFMGA-UIAGM Alpine Guide. There is the opportunity to do the Via Ferrata during a stage or you can add an extra day at the beginning or at the end of your tour.

Overnight stay on the mountain huts...
You will be surprised of how lovely our mountain huts are. However, they have to be considered a rifugio in the mountains and not a hotel. So you won’t find all the luxury features you find in the towns.
In the huts there are blankets and pillows. We suggest to bring sleeping bags inlay with you.
All hotels and huts are well informed about dietary restrictions, like gluten or lactose intolerance. Everywhere you will find a vegetarian or vegan alternative.
Not all huts accept credit cards. So we suggest to bring some cash with you, to pay drinks, snacks or extras which are not included in the offer.

What about having lunch in the mountains?
For lunch you can stop in one of the huts to taste some traditional food or you have the possibility to buy a lunch package in the hut where you overnight.