In the heart of the Northern Italian Dolomites, close to the border with Austria and dominated by the famous Tre Cime (Three Peaks), is the beautiful Tyrolean village of Dobbiaco. A week's walking from here allows you to discover the beauty and sheer magnificence of the majestic Alta Pusteria Valley, an area renowned for its 3000 m jagged peaks and recognized by UNESCO as one of the most unique and spectacular mountain environments in the world.
With over 1000 km/s/620 miles of trails, the Italian Dolomites area a mecca for high level walkers and we provide a selection of meticulously researched maps and route notes for walks at various levels. Highlights include a high ridge path along the Austrian border with 360 views over the entire Dolomites and Austrian Alps and a circular hike around the world-famous Tre Cime, three immense obelisks of sheer rock that have now become the symbol of the region.
Amazingly, all of this is accessible on well-defined paths either directly from the hotel, or via a short bus or cable car ride.
The superb walking is matched by first class accommodation, with the beautiful **** Park Hotel Bellevue combining old-world charm with good old fashioned hospitality. Facilities include a luxurious spa with sauna, steam room, swimming pool, massage/beauty treatments; there's also a cozy lounge to curl up in with a book, or take an aperitivo in the relaxing bar. Evening meals are served in the charming dining room where high quality cuisine includes a weekly five course banquet and themed Tyrolean buffet evening.
This tour is 2 boot+, indicating that some small sections of the route will be slightly more challenging than the overall grading of 2 boot.
|Meals||Buffet breakfast and all evening meals.|
|Tour Starts||Pick up from Venice Marco Polo airport at 12:05 (transfer to hotel, 2 hrs 30 mins, provided). Transfers are subject to a minimum of 4 people (total) booked on each departure.|
|Tour Ends||Return to Venice Marco Polo airport by 11:00 (drop off, provided). Transfers are subject to a minimum of 4 people (total) booked on each departure.|
|Rail Options||Not applicable|
|Rail Supplement||Not applicable|
|Singles||Add $10 per night for a classic single room; $59 per night for a double room for solo occupancy.|
|Other details||Room upgrade: Premium Double, add $12 per person, per night. Superior Double, add $19 per person, per night. Junior suite, add $25 per person, per night. Suite, add $39 per person, per night, all based on 2 people sharing. This holiday is unsuitable|