Trekking from Mountain Inn to Mountain Inn in the Dolomites, Italy

Alpinschule Dolomiten
Vogelweidergasse
I-39040 Kastelruth (BZ)
Italy
Tel: 39-0471-705343
Fax: 39-0471-707389
Email: dolomit@cenida.it

Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Experience these magnificent mountains in close-up! The simple but cozy inns, the last rays of the sun, the invigorating fresh air of an early high altitude morning, good company of like minded trekkers in the traditional "stube." A soft trek where for 3 days even your luggage is taken care of so that all you carry is small back with you camera and a few necessities for the current day.

The Great Trans Dolomite Crossing
The guides of the Dolomite Alpine School have given a great deal of thought when putting together this trek across the best known mountains of the Dolomites. Starting at the Catinaccio and ending in Sesto Pusteria you will pass by or over well known landmarks like the Larsec, Sassolungo, Sella, and Fanes groups as well as the famous Three Peaks of Lavaredo, above Misurina. Most of the time you will trek at about 2000m with an occasional climb up to 3000m.

Lake Carezza
Lake Carezza

Itinerary
Day 1 Saturday: Arrival at Passo Costalunga
Meet our guide at 6pm at the *** Hotel at Carezza-Passo Costalunga. Over welcome drinks there will be a briefing for the week to come.

Day 2 Sunday: Catinaccio
Beginning with a chairlift ride we then climb up to Rifugio Paolina and on to Gardeccia. Another climb to to Conca di Larsec and for those who wish, up to the Cima Scalieret at 2890m. From here we can look back to the majestic towers of the Vajolet and the Catinaccio. In the afternoon we reach the Rifugio Antermoia, 2495m situated on the lake of the same name in the heart of the Lasec group. Trek duration 5-6 hours.

Day 3 Monday: Alpi di Siusi - Sassollungo
We wander down the picturesque Val Duron and after a short climb and follow the edge of the plateau of the Alpi di Siusi until we reach the Rifugio Sassopiatto. An option today is to climb to the top of the Sassopiatto (2965m) before continuing on down to the Sella Pass and our overnight stop at 2298m. Luggage transfer. Trek duration 6 hours.

Croda di Re Laurino
Croda di Re Laurino

Day 4 Tuesday: The Sella Group
Crossing the Sella Group we climb to the Piz Boe at 3150m with a choice of access routes, up through the Val Lasties, or with the cable car to the Sasso Pordoi (2980). From the Piz Boe we have a wonderful long walk down the Vallon or the Val Mezdi to Corvara where we shall spend the night. Luggage transfer. Trek duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 5 Wednesday: Sasso della Croce - Fanes
Today begins with a short taxi drive to Armentarola followed by the climb up to the Alpe di Fanes with the option of reaching the top of the Lavarella Peak (3040m) or the Sasso della Croce (2910m) or the Fanes 2060, home of old local legends. Overnight at the comfortable Rifugio Fanes. Trek duration: 5 hours.

Day 6 Thursday: Cortina
Trekking down through the scenic Val Travenanzes we come to the Valle di Landro. From here it is possible to visit the picturesque town of Cortina or climb to Monte Piano, scene of fierce fighting during the first world war. Accommodation is in a hotel at Misurina. Baggage transport. Trek duration: 5 hours.

Fanes Valley, Cortina
Fanes Valley, Cortina

Day 7 Friday: Three Peaks of Lavaredo
After a short drive to Misurina or via the Val di Rienza we reach the famous Three Peaks of Lavaredo, easily one of the most scenic and photographed areas of the Dolomites. From here we descend the Val Fiscalina to Sesto where we are met by our taxi for the transfer back to Carezza-Passo Costalunga (2 1/2hr). Overnight in hotel accommodation with farewell banquet. Trek duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 8 Saturday
End of trek after breakfast.

Suitability:
Surefooted people with a good level of physical fitness. Previous climbing experience is not necessary. Walks will be 5-6 hours per day with a vertical difference of 500 - 900 meters.

Equipment
Daypack (approx.25-35l), trekking shoes, mountain clothing (waterproof wind jacket, polar fleece sweater etc.) water bottle, gloves, hat, sun cream, sun glasses, casual clothing. For the mountain inn: casual indoor clothing and footwear.

Trip Dates for Year 2001 and Costs

Code
From Saturday
To Saturday
Lire
Euro
US$
DOL 01 June 23 July 30
1.620.000
836,6
758
DOL 02 June 30 July 7
1.620.000
836,6
758
DOL 03 July 14 July 21
1.620.000
836,6
758
DOL 04 August 25 September 1
1.620.000
836,6
758
DOL 05 September 1 September 8
1.620.000
836,6
758
DOL 06 September 8 September 15
1.620.000
836,6
758
DOL 07 September 15 September 22
1.620.000
836,6
758

Daily Single Supplement: Lire 35.000, Euro 18, US$ 16

Accommodation and Meals
5 nights in a *** hotel with twin/double and single rooms, private facilities, TV and telephone, sauna (4 x), typical and fine cuisine. 2 nights in mountain inns with twin or multi share rooms and share facilities.

Inclusions:
Selva Val Gardena
Selva Val Gardena
Guide and assistance, 7 nights 1/2 pensione (breakfast and dinner), all scheduled transfers, transfers to/from train station/airport Bolzano, baggage transport (3 x).

Price Does Not Include:
Drinks and lunches, chairlifts and cable cars.

Number of Participants:
4-8 per group

Our Other Trips
We offer a variety of walking, climbing and mountain bike trips throughout the Dolomites including strenuous peak ascents and walking tours with four star hotels and gourmet meals. Contact us for more information.


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