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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 26/07/2019
5/5

Excellent Trip!

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Every day!

Reviewed On 26/07/2019
5/5

A Great Experience in a Wonderful Part of the World

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking along a narrow ridge with steep drops of hundreds of feet on both sides. It felt both risky and exhilarating at the same time.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Both of the group leaders - Albert and Martin - were superb. They had a first class knowledge of the routes, the terrain, the region and its culture. They were always on hand to give us help and guidance on a wide variety of matters - those related to the walks and extra-curricular activities too. They had high energy levels and nothing was too much trouble for them. They were the main reason the trip was so enjoyable.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Prepare for any kind of weather! We went in late August and the first two days we had unseasonal snowfall which created a good covering, including some pretty deep drifts up on the mountains. Plenty of layers, gloves and hats were all necessary. The next two days it was 25 degrees, so sun cream was essential. The next two, it rained pretty heavily at times so waterproofs were the order of the day. Be prepared for anything and take what you can reasonably carry. It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it - especially when you're 3000 metres up!
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I would recommend this holiday for anyone who wants to experience day-walks from a centre as opposed to point-to-point trekking. The Dolomites are like nothing I've ever seen and you never stop to marvel and the beauty that ambushes you whenever you crest a ridge or walk around a corner. Get stuck in!

Reviewed On 26/07/2019
5/5

Dolomites

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Every moment was special, but getting to the top of Piz Boe and climbing Via Ferrata on a medium route (first time rock climbing for me) topped up the list for me.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Martin was cool, very engaging/helpful knowledgeable and inspired confidence. He had time for everyone, and modulated the group really well.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Bring walking poles even if you're an expert on all terrains. Dolomites is a bucket-list must do!
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Too much food and wastage at the hotel. I would suggest cut out one of the courses or provide options.

Reviewed On 26/07/2019
5/5

Fantastic!

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    On the spare day I went up to Sas Pordoi...amazing rocky scenery. Just wish I'd taken my boots that day!
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Our guides Albert and Martin really knew their stuff and made the holiday run very smoothly..great job!
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Go and enjoy yourself!!
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thoroughly enjoyed it all. Must see more of Italy!

Reviewed On 26/07/2019
5/5

Great hikes in a beautiful part of the world

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Probably standing at the top of the gondola from Canazei and seeing the Passo Pordoi to one side and the Marmolada and it's glacier to the other side, and all around the peaks of mountains stretching off into the distance.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Both leaders, Albert and Martin, were friendly, well organised and good company. They both had a very good knowledge of the area, and ensured that everyone was going at a pace they were happy at and everyone was accounted for. I think it is easy to underestimate the responsibility group leaders have, and both leaders were professional but were laid back and ensured we all had a good time.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    As with any trip involving rocky terrain, a good pair of stout walking boots and walking poles are essential.
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The pizzeria we stopped at for lunch by Lago di Fedaia on one of the level 3 walks, probably the best pizza I've ever had!

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