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Highlights of the Dolomites

from $1,549.00

Beautiful trekking in the Western Dolomites

  • Reviews 10 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided
  • Activity Level Moderate
    5/8
  • Group Size Small Group
    6 - 20
All about the Highlights of the Dolomites.

Val di Fassa lies between Marmolada (3,343m), the Dolomites’ highest peak, and Catinaccio (2,965m), the famous long ridge that glows red in the rising sun. Based in the lovely village of Campitello, we are ideally situated to access neighbouring valleys and discover their attractive villages. We walk along jagged limestone spires towering above and¬†through lush green valleys carpeted with a profusion of alpine flowers. With excellent chairlift, cablecar and bus links, we are able to access a huge variety of walks, thus allowing us to offer two grades of walking on each departure.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

* All breakfasts, 7 dinners
* 7 nights 3-star Hotel Enrosadira, all rooms en suite
* Airport transfers (for those on the group flights)
* Tour leader throughout. Group normally 5 to 20 plus 1 leader per grade
* Airport transfers (at designated times)

What is not included in this tour?
  • Flights
  • Single Accommodation (available on request, inquire for supplement)
  • Local taxes (approx. EUR 10, see Trip Notes)
  • Local transport (approx. EUR 76)

Highlights

  • Exceptional trails
  • Views of the Marmolada
  • Moderate and challenging walks (not recommended for vertigo sufferers)
  1. Day 1 Start Campitello di Fassa.

    Start Campitello. In the evening the leaders will hold a welcome meeting to discuss the week ahead and give advice on the local area.

  2. Day 2-4 We enjoy the first 3 of our five guided daywalks, at level 3 or 5.

    Our daywalks mix high-altitude routes that guarantee stunning Dolomite scenery with some lower level trails down to the Val di Fassa. The early season should ensure that we see a wide variety of alpine flowers.

  3. Day 5 Free day; explore the area or try some optional activities.

    Optional activities for the free day include self-guided cycling from Campitello or a day trip to see the remains of Oetzi, famous ’ice-man’, in Bolzano.

  4. Day 6-7 Two further guided daywalks. 

    Over the course of the week, Level 3 walks aim to include the Passo Costalunga, Vigo di Fassa and Canazei, where we take advantage of the lifts to provide access to higher ground. Another possibility is the Vajolet Hut beneath the famous Vajolet Towers.Level 5 venture into the Catinaccio range, walking over high passes along high-level footpaths. From Vigo di Fassa, just north of Moena, a cable car takes us up to the eastern side of the Catinaccio and we enjoy a long gentle descent back to the main valley. A chairlift from Passo Costalunga (1758m) to the west rises to the southern end of the Catinaccio, and allows an exciting circuit of the southern half of the ridge.

  5. Day 8 End Campitello.

    The trip ends in Campitello.

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Where you stay

Sporthotel Enrosadira

You will spend 7 nights in the comfortable family run 3 star Hotel Enrosadira. Ideally located in the village of Campitello, this family-run hotel offers a warm welcome and simple, comfortable rooms, all of which are en suite. There is a sauna, a bar and a lounge with comfortable armchairs to relax in the evenings. Wi-Fi is available in the communal areas. There is no lift at the hotel.

Single rooms are available for a supplement.

 

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts and 7 dinners are included, provided by the hotel.

The hotel restaurant provides generous breakfasts and traditional evening meals. On certain days you will need to buy food in local shops for packed lunches, or certain walks may offer the opportunity to buy lunch at a mountain hut en route.

Activity: Walking level 3 Moderate and 5 Challenging.
With such a large variety of walks in the area, we are able to offer 2 different grades of walking on each departure. The leaders will choose each day’s route based on weather conditions and group ability to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyement.

Level 3 – Moderate
Most people who enjoy a weekend in the hills or mountains at home are capable of undertaking a trek at this level: you need to be in good health and reasonably fit, and you will almost certainly be taking regular exercise. A trek could be level 3 either as a fairly easy medium-duration walk, or as a harder, shorter walk. Some walking at higher altitude and the occasional longer or more difficult day may be involved, but generally conditions underfoot will be fair. A walking day usually is between 5 to 7 hours long.
Altitude maximum 2,597m, average 2,000m

Level 5 – Challenging
For walks at this level, fitness is most important and you may have to improve yours before departure. Most level 5 treks are equivalent to extended walking in mountainous terrain at home, but usually at significantly higher altitudes; climate and remoteness can also play a part. Walking days are usually between 6 to 8 hours although there may be some longer days for pass crossing or similar. Previous trekking experience is desirable but not essential if you are confident of your physical condition. Usually, some scrambling is involved.
Altitude maximum 3,152m, average 2,250m.

The times mentioned include lunch break and photo stops.

Overall Rating
5/5
Reviewed On 07/10/2019
5/5

Amazing Experience

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Being given the confidence by the guides to tackle some difficult ledges on some steep mountains. I wouldn't have been able to tackle these with our them.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leaders, Albert and Martin were brilliant. Their positivity, encouragement and sense if humour made this trip an experience i never want to forget.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be confident with steep drops on some very high mountains. If you suffer from vertigo or are afraid of hights you may find this trip mentally challenging however the experienced guides would give you the confidence to tackle things you may never have thought you could. We did this trip the second week of September and there was snow on the higher mountains which added an extra level of difficulty to the walks.

Reviewed On 20/09/2019
5/5

A wonderful week in the Dolomites

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    It was all very pleasant. The scramble to the summit of Piz Boe was fun.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Martin and Albert were great. Professional, good humoured and patient. Also interesting fellows to talk to, which is what I have come to expect from Exodus over the years. Made us feel instantly welcome and at home.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Eat, drink and be merry!
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This trip had a wonderfully mixed group of people, Irish, Australian, American, Scots. Oh, and some English who were actually really nice!

Reviewed On 20/09/2019
5/5

Excellent walking trip

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The stunning views of the Dolomite region The other group members The enthusiastic and knowledgable guides The kind and pleasant hotel staff
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    excellent
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Train for both levels - see the training and fitness guides provided by Exodus

Reviewed On 20/09/2019
5/5

Outstanding day walks in a beautiful part of northern Italy!

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The views on the walks were all awe inspiring! I also really enjoyed my visit to Bolzano on the free day to visit 'Otzi - The Iceman!'
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Albert and Martin alternated between the moderate and challenging walks each day and both were highly approachable and knowledgeable about the area. They were also very sociable within the group on the walks and at meal times. Overall they did a brilliant job in ensuring the success of the holiday!
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you like day walks in mountainous areas then this is a great trip to do!

Reviewed On 20/09/2019
5/5

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  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    there is no most inspirational moment. i enjoyed it in the round.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    both of them were excellent
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    it is an excellent trip
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    no

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