DOLOMITES ALTA VIA

HIKING HOLIDAY IN THE NATURAL PARKS OF THE DOLOMITES - UNESCO WORLD NATURAL HERITAGE

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General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: medium
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Price: from 569,- €

Dolomites Alta Via

  
Highlights and places of interest along the route:

Description:

On each hiking stage you will hike through interesting areas of exceptional natural beauty.
For the most part of your trip you will go along ancient military and forestry roads. In these areas battles of the First World War took place. You will discover testimonials of that time: trenches and deep tunnels, which are to be seen along this path.
This hiking path leads through three language areas and their related cultures: starting in the German-speaking Hochpustertal, it continues going through the Ladin-speaking Fanes and lastly in the south of the Passo Falzàrego, where the Italian language finally dominates.
In addition to the visible traces of the former so-called “Alpenfront” (Alps Front) which can be seen in an open-air museum, this hiking path offers the possibility to meet this magical world in all its facets: extraordinary picturesque beauty, magnificent views, stunning peaks and wonderful walks. A true paradise and an exciting adventure for people who love the mountains!

  
Characteristics of the route:

The hiking route runs along marked mountain paths and hiking trails. The tour is suitable for anyone in good basic physical condition. Climbing experiences are not necessary!
This hiking tour is suitable for children from the age of 16.

A day by day account of the route

Dolomites Alta Via

Day 1: Arrival in Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/ Dobbiaco)

Starting point: the north-eastern Dolomites;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 2: Lake Pragser Wildsee – Fodara Vedla/Sennes (ascent approx. 1.000 m, descent approx. 525 m / approx. 5 hours)

„Paerl of the Dolomites“´- the lake „Pragser Wildsee“

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 3: Fodara Vedla/Sennes – Cortina d’Ampezzo (Via Rifugio Ra Stua: ascent approx. 475 m, descent approx. 1,225 m / approx. 7-8 hours or along Via Alta n. 1: ascent approx. 1.500 m, descent approx. 925 m / approx. 8 hours)

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 4: Cortina d’Ampezzo – Passo Falzarego - Passo Giau - Cortina d’Ampezzo (ascent approx. 650 m, descent approx. 750 m / approx. 4-5 hours)

Underneath the Cinque Torri: open air museum of the World War 1;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 5: Cortina d’Ampezzo – Passo Staulanza/surroundings (ascent approx. 425 m, descent approx. 875 m / approx. 5-6 hours)

Passo Giau which offers a beautiful panorama view in the Alps;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 6: Passo Staulanza/surroundings – San Vito di Cadore – Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/ Dobbiaco); (ascent approx. 300 m, descent approx. 1,100 m / approx. 5 hours)

Walking with a marvellous view on the Mount Sorapis and Antelao;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 7: Departure

Individual departure or possibility to extend your holidays;

 

Prices 2019

 
Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast € 569,00
Single room surcharge, per person € 129,00
High season* surcharge, per person € 55,00
Surcharge 4x times half board (Cortina excluded) € 95,00
Additional nights in villabassa/dobbiaco (Hotel 3***- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast in June/from 18th August/ September € 55,00
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast in July/until 2nd August (incl.) € 69,00
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast from 3th to 17th August (incl.) € 74,00
Surcharge single room per night, incl. breakfast € 14,00

* High season: arrival date from 30/06/2019 to 07/09/2019 (incl.)


Starting dates 2019, self-guided tour:

  • ARRIVAL: Every Sunday from 16/06/2019 (first available date) to 15/09/2019 (last available date).
     
  • EXCEPTION: arriving from 08/09/2019 on day 4 and 5 you will have a hiking option.
     
  • No departure possible on 07/07/2019.
     
  • Individual starting dates are possible anytime with a minimum of 5 participants.

General information:

  • Classification of the hiking-tour:
    Self-guided tour
     
  • Duration:
    07 days / 06 nights

 

  • Starting Point:
    Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco
     
  • Arrival:
    • By car: on the motorway Brenner/Brennero (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone – take the exit “Brixen-Pustertal”, then along the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria (SS49) to Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco, depending on the location of your hotel or drive along the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) and then further into Italy through the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria to Toblach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorf/Villabassa, depending on the location of your hotel.
    • By train: Take the train from Innsbruck over the Brenner/Brennero to Franzensfeste/Fortezza. Change trains for the Pustertal/Valle Pusteria - Lienz and get off either at Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco depending on the location of your hotel.
      Timetable available on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
    • By plane: Low cost flights are available to Innsbruck airport, Sant’ Angelo - Antonio Canova airport in Treviso and/or to the Marco Polo airport in Venice. On request, we can organise transfers from the airport to the starting point of the cycle tour.
      Transfer every Saturday (in June, July and August even on Wednesday) by shuttle bus from Venice mainland/Mestre to Toblach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorf/Villabassa at a price of € 65.00 per person (reservation and payment upon booking). Minimum 2 persons.
       
  • Accommodation:
    4 x hotels 3*** category
    2 x mountain-inns/huts
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.
     
  • Parking:
    Free unattended parking facilities for the duration of the bicycle tour at a nearby public parking area.
     
  • Tour information available in:
    German - English
 

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