An innovative trekking experience with a moderate grading, for those of you who - once you've reached the top - prefer to pass on the mountain hut and go for the refined comforts of a fancy hotel.
Five stages, from San Vigilio di Marebbe to Ortisei, going through Corvara. Each night in a different hotel, with Holimites taking care of all the logistics, including transfer of luggage and a convenient shuttle service for guests, allowing you to enjoy a relaxing holiday that combines laidback comfort with the beaty of the Dolomites.
Length: 07 nights
Arrival in Val Badia: Meet and greet in San Vigilio di Marebbe and briefing with a Holimites tour expert. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
1st day: approx. 17.5 km (11 miles) with +750 m (2460 feet) elevation gain; -700 m (2300 feet) elevation loss
Transfer using public transport from San Vigilio to Pederü, starting point of the trek. From Pederü to San Cassiano passing through the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
2nd day: approx. 13.5 km (8.4 miles) with +600 m (1970 feet) e. g.; -650 m (2130 feet) e. l.
From San Cassiano to Corvara passing through the Störes-Pralongià fields. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Corvara.
3rd day: Free day - Wellness - Relax - Shopping day in Corvara. For those interested, possibility to organize a Via Ferrata or a paraglider tandem flight (not included in the price - must be booked in advance). Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
4th day: approx. 14.5 km (9 miles) with +800 m (2625 feet) e. g.; -1100 m (3600 feet) e. l.
From Corvara to Selva passing through the Natural Park of Puez. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
5th day: approx. 18 km (11 miles) with +450 m (1480 feet) e. g.; -750 m (2460 feet) e. l.
Transfer using public transport to Passo Sella. From Passo Sella to Kompatsch on the Alpe di Siusi. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
6th day: approx. 8.5 km (5.3 miles) with +100 m (330 feet) e. g.; -700 m (2300 feet) e. l.
From Alpe di Siusi to Ortisei. Free afternoon or gondola/train ride to Resciesa Plateau and short walk. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
7th day: Departure.
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Upon request, we can also accommodate guided tours on other dates for small groups if availability allows.
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 following the first stage could ruin ruin the entire week for some. This trip is suited for people that are already strong walkers.
I have some issues with elevation, is that a problem?
The treks each day are between 1,500 and 2,300 meters of altitude (between 4,900 and 7,500 feet). If you have trouble with high elevations, please consult a doctor or medical professional for their expert opinion before booking this trip.
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, the guide will reorganize the upcoming stages.
What specific clothing do you recommend?
We suggest you always carry a light hydration pack with a few layers such as a light insulation jacket, gloves and a hat. Also, keep in mind that the weather in the mountains can quickly change.
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.
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.