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Hiking In The Dolomites, Italy with BCO

Breathtaking vistas of the Italian alps

The stupendous Dolomites, crossroads of Germanic and Mediterranean cultures, are home to the Ladins, an ancient people whose language and traditions are still well preserved in the high mountain valleys that surround the  breathtaking Sella Group massif. You enjoy the local hospitality as you hike through this majestic mountain region, from the lovely summer herding pastures of the Gardena Valley to the surreal silences among the karstic rock formations of the Sennes basin.

Come and join us for some pre-hike in the Dolomites before we are heading to Cinque Terre, Italy! September 15, 2019: Walking Along the Cinque Terre, Italy wth BCO

HIGHLIGHTS


• Walk among the majestic Dolomites of Italy
• Visit the picturesque town of Bressanone
• Explore the high mountain regions with their
quaint rifugi
• Enjoy the scrumptious, hearty Tyronese cuisine

Suggested daily itinerary

DAY ONE: PLOSE HIGH ROUTE


Your guide meets you upon your arrival in Bressanone. If time permits, you take the gondola from Saint Andrea and reach the top of the Plose Mountain. From here, you start the first hike: a 5 hour loop along the High Route through beautiful alpine meadows and luxuriant larch forests, offering spectacular views across the valley of Sas de Putìa, considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the Dolomites.

(Dinner at the hotel; clients pay directly for lunch at the small rifugio on the trails.)
5 hours – 410 m / 1330 ft climb total
Difficulty: Easy

DAY TWO: VEDLA & MONTE LAVINORES


Today, you are driven along a panoramic road to a rifugio near the village of Vedla, where you spend the next 2 nights. In the late morning you start the hiking day. Along the way, you visit the malghe and the little church that forms the small village of Vedla, traditionally inhabited by cows and cow herders during the pasturing seasons. You continue east following the military road built by the Austrians during the First World War and reach the panoramic path of Mount Lavinores. From the summit of Sas de la Para (2462 m) you enjoy a magnificent panorama and the spectacular sunset on Croda Rossa.


(Breakfast at the hotel and dinner at the rifugio included; clients pay for lunch directly.)
3 – 4 hours, 500 m / 1620 ft climb total
Difficulty: Medium

DAY THREE: RIFUGI SENNES & BIELLA


From your rifugio (1966 m) you hike to the Rifugio Sennes (2116 m) and ascend to the foot of one the most impressive pinnacles of all the Dolomites: Croda del Becco (2810 m). From here, you walk downhill through a lunar landscape, southward towards the surprising alpine lakes of Fosses (2142 m) and Remeda Rossa (2120 m). On the way back to your rifugio, you have a glorious view of the Conca di Cortina.

(Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner at the rifugio included.)
6 – 7 hours, 580 m / 1890 ft climb total
Difficulty: Medium Challenging

DAY THREE (option 2): JU DE SENES


From your rifugio, you hike northwest towards a narrow path that brings you to the Rifugio Malga Munt de Senes (2176 m). You proceed through an evocative landscape to the path of Ju de Senes (2519 m) at the foot of the dramatic Muntejela de Senes (2787 m). You hike to the top passing along its vertical walls and sharp crests from where you enjoy the wonderful view of San Vigilio di Marebbe.


(Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner at the rifugio included.)
6 – 7 hours, 820 m / 2670 ft climb total
Difficulty: Challenging

DAY FOUR: TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO


In the morning, you are transferred to the Lago di Misurina and take a ring hike of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, whose three stark peaks jutting skywards could be said to serve as the very emblem of the Dolomites. Afterwards, you are transferred to your hotel upon the Lago di Braies.

(Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner at the rifugio included.)
3 - 4 hours, 300 m / 980 ft climb total
Difficulty: Easy Medium

DAY FOUR (option 2): LAGO DI BRAIES


In the morning, you are transfered to the Lago di Braies, whose pristine glacial waters reflect colours in all shades from green to blue. From here, you take a hike to Monte Nero (lit. “Black Mountain”), with a choice between two hiking options.


(Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner at the rifugio included.)
4 hours, 550 m / 1790 ft climb total
Difficulty: Medium
5 - 6 hours, 640 m / 2080 ft climb total
Difficulty: Medium Challenging

DAY FIVE: VAL FORESTA


Today, you take a hike through the Val Foresta until you reach the Malga dei Colli Alti. From here you have the option to hike all the way to the Colle della Croce which is located 2283 m above sea level. The hike back is through Val dei Larsc.

(Breakfast and dinner are included at the hotel; clients pay directly for lunch at the rifugio Malga dei Colli Alti.)
5 hours, 660 m / 2150 ft climb total
Difficulty: Medium
7 hours, 780 m / 2540 ft climb total
Difficulty: Challenging

DAY SIX


A private transfer brings you back to the train station of Bressanone. From here, a short ride to Milan puts you within easy reach of all of Italy. Please take note that for the tour in the Dolomites, even in the summer, we do recommend our clients to bring a pair of gloves, merino wool (or capilene) layers & socks. It can be cold in the Dolomites first thing in the morning.

ACCOMMODATIONS


In the Dolomites Hiking tour, we spend 1 night in Bressanone either at the Hotel Rosalpina www.rosalpina.eu in comfort or at the Hotel Elephant, www.hotelelephant.com in comfort-select. The next 2 nights are spent in a very friendly family owned rifugio located in San Vigilio. The final 2 nights are spent either at the Hotel Lago Di Braies, www.lagodibraies.com or www.steinwandterhof.it.

GETTING TO THE TOUR


The tour begins with a pick up at the Bressanone Train Station. We are happy to advise the best train schedules to Bressanone from any city in Italy based on your travel schedule.

PRICE

(6 days/5 nights) starts at 2490 - this can be less, depend on our group's size.

If you want to join this Trip, please contact Karen for booking info!

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 1 night in Bressanone and 2 near the Lake Braies with en-suite facilities
  • 2 nights rifugio with en-suite facilities when available Breakfast and 4 dinners
  • 2 picnic lunches
  • Full-time professional Tour Leader
  • Paid entrance to all included activities
  • All land transfers to and from tour area, and during tour
  • Travel guidance for pre/post-tour activities

Not included are airfare, wine and other beverages with alcohol, personal purchases such as laundry, phone calls, frigobar items etc., and anything not specifically included above.

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