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High In The Dolomites

Indulge in what could be Europe's best mountain walking amidst the UNESCO-listed Dolomites. Discover rewarding hikes, perfect vistas, and alpenglow moments. Traverse picturesque footpaths through majestic peaks, pine forests, and waterfalls.

  • Dolomites

  • 7, 14 nights
  • Half Board
  • Mountains

    Landscape

  • Jul

    Sep

  • Average group size: 12-14 per grade

Moderate Challenging

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Walking grade

Grade 4

Grade 6

This a Grade 4 and 6 walking holiday offering outstanding walking showing the best of the area at either grade. The walks are on generally good paths, step in places but always enjoyable. There is an extensive array of marked paths throughout the area so we always have choices to cater for the variables that must be considered when walking in the mountains. Our routes show off the range of walking available from balcony paths, traverses, scree walking, zig zag climbs, level walking, tracks, paths and grassy plateau.

On our grade 4 programme we will walk around 5 hours with a maximum ascent and descent of upto 600m. The highest point we normally reach is 2,550m at the Franz Kostner Hut. 

At Grade 6 we may walk up to 6 hours with a typical ascent and descent of 800m and get up to a maximum altitude of 2,575m at the Rifugio Nuvolau. 

Please make sure to read the Proposed Itinerary carefully for a more details guide of the walks.

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Thoughtfully designed, meticulously planned, carefully graded, and expertly guided walking tours and hiking holidays along well-loved and off-the-beaten-track footpaths.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy arguably the world’s most picturesque mountains listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Summit Lagazuoi, revel in breathtaking views at 2800m altitude, an awe-inspiring experience!
  • Discover Dolomites' vast footpath network, perfect for hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers.
  • Witness stunning mountain alpenglow at dawn and dusk, a captivating natural spectacle.
  • Rewarding walks amidst stunning mountain views in the Heart of the Dolomites.

When you ask a child to draw mountains, they unknowingly sketch the Dolomites, a unique and breathtaking natural wonder that stands unparalleled anywhere else in the world. These spiky mountains, with their huge vertical walls of stone, pine forests, cascading waterfalls, and icy rivers, create a mesmerizing landscape accessible through a well-established network of paths, including rock tunnels formed during World War I.

For energetic mountain walkers and nature enthusiasts like yourself, the Dolomites offer an unforgettable experience. From the moment you embark on your journey, your sense of scale will be distorted as you transition from quaint villages to the vast, awe-inspiring panoramas of the Dolomites. Fairy tale spires, expansive rock plateaus, serene mountain lakes, and dense forest valleys come together to form a truly unique environment. The scenery, at times bizarre and otherworldly, never fails to captivate.

The Heart of the Dolomites walking tour is widely regarded as one of the finest experiences of its kind. The trails vary from leisurely strolls to challenging steep ascents, from serene forest pathways to steep zigzag scree routes. Most of your journey will be spent at an altitude of around 2000m, offering a true wilderness-walking experience.

Embrace the simple life as you snack on wild strawberries and raspberries picked along the wayside. Immerse yourself in an alpine paradise, encountering rare plants like the delightful wild Cyclamen and miniature Broom, adding to the enchantment of your adventure.

Over the course of 7-15 days, you'll cover up to 150 km on your walks dependant on your itinerary, with well-deserved rest days in the magical towns of nearby Colfosco and Corvara. These charming towns not only serves as an excellent starting point for your walks but also offers a chance to explore the restored galleries, trenches, and emplacements of the First World War Open Museum. Indulge in hearty cuisine and relish panoramic views across the mountain ranges you're about to conquer. Your Dolomites adventure awaits – get ready to be mesmerized by the wonders of nature.

  • Return flights from London to Innsbruck/Venice
  • Airport transfers
  • En suite two-star hotel accommodation on Half Board basis
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach/public bus
  • All entrances as noted in the itinerary
  • All local tips
  • Services of two Classic Tour Leaders
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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Tour Codes

16880, 16885

Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the Dolomites

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

You fly to Venice (Marco Polo) or Innsbruck Airport and transfer to Corvara. After settling into your hotel, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the surroundings, exploring the nearby shops and facilities that will enhance your stay. 

Don't forget to consult your invoice, as it holds the key details regarding your arrival and departure airports.

Transfer Time = 3h

Day 2 to 7

Selection of Walks

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Below you will see a selection of walks which reflect the types of days you can expect.

During each full week there will be a free day.

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    600m

Grade 4 - The Balcony Route to Dantercepies 

A walk into the Puez-Odle nature reserve through an undulating balcony path weaving through meadows and pine woods. Enjoy delightful hut stops and take in magnificent views of the Sella Range. You'll have the option to choose from routes, leading up to Jimmy’s Hut, then continuing along the balcony path to Dantercepies for a scenic lunch overlooking Passo Gardena towards Selva. The descent back to the hotel follows a picturesque valley path.

  • Distance

    7.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    600m

Grade 6 - The Balcony Route to Dantercepies and Bustac Summit

A walk into the Puez-Odle nature reserve as you follow the entire balcony path above Colfosco, meandering through meadows and pine woods. Enjoy pleasant hut stops and take in breathtaking views of the Sella Range. Your journey begins on the balcony path from your hotel, leading up to Jimmy’s Hut, and then continues to Dantercepies for lunch, with a scenic overlook of Passo Gardena towards Selva. Don't miss the opportunity to take in the panoramic views from Bustac summit at 2252m before descending to Paso Gardena. The return to the hotel follows a charming valley path.

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    300m

Grade 4 - An Exploration of Puez-Oudle National Park

Take the opportunity to explore the area behind Colfosco and soak in the panoramic views right in the heart of the Puez-Odle Nature Park, a part of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage. The scenery is truly wonderful, with the uphill path meandering between rocky spires before emerging onto an undulating plateau, revealing a moonlike landscape adorned with high mountain flora and fauna.

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    500m

Grade 6 - Puez Hut

Experience the wonder of the scenery as you follow the uphill path, meandering between rocky spires and emerging onto an undulating plateau—a moonlike landscape with high mountain flora and fauna. The hut is situated in a spectacular landscape with no roads, providing excellent chances to spot wild animals among the crags and discover rare plants. At the Puez Hut, indulge in the sunny terrace and relish the opportunity to bask in panoramic views, surrounded by the most impressive summits of South Tyrol.

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

Grade 4 - Roda de Valun and the Franz Kostner Hut

Situated on a natural rock balcony, Rifugio Kostner provides you with incomparable views of some of the Dolomites’ most famous peaks. A short chairlift will assist you in the final ascent to the refuge, a typical high-level retreat in the Dolomites. The surroundings of Franz Kostner Hut form a mineral world of its own, offering tremendous views towards the Marmolada and to the northeast. It's definitely worth going up for the views alone. Your walk takes you past Lech do Boa – a great swimming spot on a hot day.

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200/350m

Grade 6 - Under Piz Boe – The Franz Kostner Round

Explore the mineral world surrounding Franz Kostner Hut, where the tremendous views towards the Marmolada and to the northeast make the ascent worthwhile for the views alone. Your walk will take you on a circuit, passing below the Hut and then climbing up to it on a rough path with cableways to assist. Although the path is not difficult or exposed, it does have a rough terrain.

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    150/350m

Grade 4 - Rifugio Scoiattoli and the Cinque Torri

You'll find the Refuge Scoiattoli in the immediate vicinity of the Great War Open Museum, offering you the opportunity to walk along the restored trenches and emplacements. The Open-Air Museum of the Great War provides a rich cultural and historical experience right next to the Cinque Torri. Within a 5 km radius, the museum area allows you to delve into various aspects of the Great War in the mountains, making it one of the most interesting hikes in the Dolomites.

On this journey, you'll ascend by cable car to the refuge, explore the Cinque Torri and the open-air museum, and then descend to the valley on the much-acclaimed Alte Via 1 path.

  • Distance

    6.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    550m

Grade 6 - Averau and the Rifugio Scoiattoli

Embark on one of the very best walks of the tour with phenomenal views and a varied ascent leading to the fantastic balcony path beyond Forc Averau. You'll encounter the wonderfully located Averau refuge and the Rifugio Scoiattoli behind it.

Your journey begins in Falzarego as you traverse hilly terrain, climbing to a high valley and the Rifugio Averau (2413m), offering great views of the Marmolada, the highest mountain in the region. Numerous route options are available from here for your descent down to the Falzarego Pass, including a descent on the much-acclaimed Alte Via 1 path.

Day 8

Goodbye Dolomites

Meals

Breakfast

As you savour your last breakfast, bid a fond farewell to the majestic Dolomites before setting your course homeward.

Departure dates for your selected tour

7th Sep 2024 - 14th Sep 2024 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Venice or Innsbruck
  • Airport transfers by road c. 3 hours
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the Dolomites

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

You fly to Venice (Marco Polo) or Innsbruck Airport and transfer to Colfosco. After settling into your hotel, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the surroundings, exploring the nearby shops and facilities that will enhance your stay. 

Don't forget to consult your invoice, as it holds the key details regarding your arrival and departure airports.

Transfer Time = 3h

Day 2 to 7

Selection of Walks

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Below you will see a selection of walks which reflect the types of days you can expect.

During each full week there will be a free day.

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    600m

Grade 4 - The Balcony Route to Dantercepies 

A walk into the Puez-Odle nature reserve through an undulating balcony path weaving through meadows and pine woods. Enjoy delightful hut stops and take in magnificent views of the Sella Range. You'll have the option to choose from routes, leading up to Jimmy’s Hut, then continuing along the balcony path to Dantercepies for a scenic lunch overlooking Passo Gardena towards Selva. The descent back to the hotel follows a picturesque valley path.

  • Distance

    7.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    600m

Grade 6 - The Balcony Route to Dantercepies and Bustac Summit

A walk into the Puez-Odle nature reserve as you follow the entire balcony path above Colfosco, meandering through meadows and pine woods. Enjoy pleasant hut stops and take in breathtaking views of the Sella Range. Your journey begins on the balcony path from your hotel, leading up to Jimmy’s Hut, and then continues to Dantercepies for lunch, with a scenic overlook of Passo Gardena towards Selva. Don't miss the opportunity to take in the panoramic views from Bustac summit at 2252m before descending to Paso Gardena. The return to the hotel follows a charming valley path.

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    300m

Grade 4 - An Exploration of Puez-Oudle National Park

Take the opportunity to explore the area behind Colfosco and soak in the panoramic views right in the heart of the Puez-Odle Nature Park, a part of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage. The scenery is truly wonderful, with the uphill path meandering between rocky spires before emerging onto an undulating plateau, revealing a moonlike landscape adorned with high mountain flora and fauna.

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    500m

Grade 6 - Puez Hut

Experience the wonder of the scenery as you follow the uphill path, meandering between rocky spires and emerging onto an undulating plateau—a moonlike landscape with high mountain flora and fauna. The hut is situated in a spectacular landscape with no roads, providing excellent chances to spot wild animals among the crags and discover rare plants. At the Puez Hut, indulge in the sunny terrace and relish the opportunity to bask in panoramic views, surrounded by the most impressive summits of South Tyrol.

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

Grade 4 - Roda de Valun and the Franz Kostner Hut

Situated on a natural rock balcony, Rifugio Kostner provides you with incomparable views of some of the Dolomites’ most famous peaks. A short chairlift will assist you in the final ascent to the refuge, a typical high-level retreat in the Dolomites. The surroundings of Franz Kostner Hut form a mineral world of its own, offering tremendous views towards the Marmolada and to the northeast. It's definitely worth going up for the views alone. Your walk takes you past Lech do Boa – a great swimming spot on a hot day.

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200/350m

Grade 6 - Under Piz Boe – The Franz Kostner Round

Explore the mineral world surrounding Franz Kostner Hut, where the tremendous views towards the Marmolada and to the northeast make the ascent worthwhile for the views alone. Your walk will take you on a circuit, passing below the Hut and then climbing up to it on a rough path with cableways to assist. Although the path is not difficult or exposed, it does have a rough terrain.

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    150/350m

Grade 4 - Rifugio Scoiattoli and the Cinque Torri

You'll find the Refuge Scoiattoli in the immediate vicinity of the Great War Open Museum, offering you the opportunity to walk along the restored trenches and emplacements. The Open-Air Museum of the Great War provides a rich cultural and historical experience right next to the Cinque Torri. Within a 5 km radius, the museum area allows you to delve into various aspects of the Great War in the mountains, making it one of the most interesting hikes in the Dolomites.

On this journey, you'll ascend by cable car to the refuge, explore the Cinque Torri and the open-air museum, and then descend to the valley on the much-acclaimed Alte Via 1 path.

  • Distance

    6.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    550m

Grade 6 - Averau and the Rifugio Scoiattoli

Embark on one of the very best walks of the tour with phenomenal views and a varied ascent leading to the fantastic balcony path beyond Forc Averau. You'll encounter the wonderfully located Averau refuge and the Rifugio Scoiattoli behind it.

Your journey begins in Falzarego as you traverse hilly terrain, climbing to a high valley and the Rifugio Averau (2413m), offering great views of the Marmolada, the highest mountain in the region. Numerous route options are available from here for your descent down to the Falzarego Pass, including a descent on the much-acclaimed Alte Via 1 path.

Day 8

Goodbye Dolomites

Meals

Breakfast

As you savour your last breakfast, bid a fond farewell to the majestic Dolomites before setting your course homeward.

Departure dates for your selected tour

12th Jul 2025 - 19th Jul 2025 (7 Nights)

19th Jul 2025 - 26th Jul 2025 (7 Nights)

6th Sep 2025 - 13th Sep 2025 (7 Nights)

13th Sep 2025 - 20th Sep 2025 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Venice or Innsbruck
  • Airport transfers by road c. 3 hours
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the Dolomites

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

You fly to Venice (Marco Polo) or Innsbruck Airport and transfer to Colfosco. After settling into your hotel, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the surroundings, exploring the nearby shops and facilities that will enhance your stay. 

Don't forget to consult your invoice, as it holds the key details regarding your arrival and departure airports.

Transfer Time = 3h

Day 2 to 14

Selection of Walks

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Below you will see a selection of walks which reflect the types of days you can expect.

During each full week there will be a free day.

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    600m

Grade 4 - The Balcony Route to Dantercepies 

A walk into the Puez-Odle nature reserve through an undulating balcony path weaving through meadows and pine woods. Enjoy delightful hut stops and take in magnificent views of the Sella Range. You'll have the option to choose from routes, leading up to Jimmy’s Hut, then continuing along the balcony path to Dantercepies for a scenic lunch overlooking Passo Gardena towards Selva. The descent back to the hotel follows a picturesque valley path.

  • Distance

    7.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    600m

Grade 6 - The Balcony Route to Dantercepies and Bustac Summit

A walk into the Puez-Odle nature reserve as you follow the entire balcony path above Colfosco, meandering through meadows and pine woods. Enjoy pleasant hut stops and take in breathtaking views of the Sella Range. Your journey begins on the balcony path from your hotel, leading up to Jimmy’s Hut, and then continues to Dantercepies for lunch, with a scenic overlook of Passo Gardena towards Selva. Don't miss the opportunity to take in the panoramic views from Bustac summit at 2252m before descending to Paso Gardena. The return to the hotel follows a charming valley path.

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    300m

Grade 4 - An Exploration of Puez-Oudle National Park

Take the opportunity to explore the area behind Colfosco and soak in the panoramic views right in the heart of the Puez-Odle Nature Park, a part of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage. The scenery is truly wonderful, with the uphill path meandering between rocky spires before emerging onto an undulating plateau, revealing a moonlike landscape adorned with high mountain flora and fauna.

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    500m

Grade 6 - Puez Hut

Experience the wonder of the scenery as you follow the uphill path, meandering between rocky spires and emerging onto an undulating plateau—a moonlike landscape with high mountain flora and fauna. The hut is situated in a spectacular landscape with no roads, providing excellent chances to spot wild animals among the crags and discover rare plants. At the Puez Hut, indulge in the sunny terrace and relish the opportunity to bask in panoramic views, surrounded by the most impressive summits of South Tyrol.

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

Grade 4 - Roda de Valun and the Franz Kostner Hut

Situated on a natural rock balcony, Rifugio Kostner provides you with incomparable views of some of the Dolomites’ most famous peaks. A short chairlift will assist you in the final ascent to the refuge, a typical high-level retreat in the Dolomites. The surroundings of Franz Kostner Hut form a mineral world of its own, offering tremendous views towards the Marmolada and to the northeast. It's definitely worth going up for the views alone. Your walk takes you past Lech do Boa – a great swimming spot on a hot day.

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200/350m

Grade 6 - Under Piz Boe – The Franz Kostner Round

Explore the mineral world surrounding Franz Kostner Hut, where the tremendous views towards the Marmolada and to the northeast make the ascent worthwhile for the views alone. Your walk will take you on a circuit, passing below the Hut and then climbing up to it on a rough path with cableways to assist. Although the path is not difficult or exposed, it does have a rough terrain.

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    150/350m

Grade 4 - Rifugio Scoiattoli and the Cinque Torri

You'll find the Refuge Scoiattoli in the immediate vicinity of the Great War Open Museum, offering you the opportunity to walk along the restored trenches and emplacements. The Open-Air Museum of the Great War provides a rich cultural and historical experience right next to the Cinque Torri. Within a 5 km radius, the museum area allows you to delve into various aspects of the Great War in the mountains, making it one of the most interesting hikes in the Dolomites.

On this journey, you'll ascend by cable car to the refuge, explore the Cinque Torri and the open-air museum, and then descend to the valley on the much-acclaimed Alte Via 1 path.

  • Distance

    6.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    550m

Grade 6 - Averau and the Rifugio Scoiattoli

Embark on one of the very best walks of the tour with phenomenal views and a varied ascent leading to the fantastic balcony path beyond Forc Averau. You'll encounter the wonderfully located Averau refuge and the Rifugio Scoiattoli behind it.

Your journey begins in Falzarego as you traverse hilly terrain, climbing to a high valley and the Rifugio Averau (2413m), offering great views of the Marmolada, the highest mountain in the region. Numerous route options are available from here for your descent down to the Falzarego Pass, including a descent on the much-acclaimed Alte Via 1 path.

Day 15

Goodbye Dolomites

Meals

Breakfast

As you savour your last breakfast, bid a fond farewell to the majestic Dolomites before setting your course homeward.

Departure dates for your selected tour

12th Jul 2025 - 26th Jul 2025 (14 Nights)

6th Sep 2025 - 20th Sep 2025 (14 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Venice or Innsbruck
  • Airport transfers by road c. 3 hours
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

The Pension Angelo

Corvara in Alta Badia is a magical little place and the perfect location for our walking program. From Corvara we either a bus or cable car ride away from our walks.

From the simple, but charming Pension Angelo everyday starts with a hearty breakfast for fuelling the walk accompanied by panoramic views of the Dolomite Peaks, our destination each day.

By being a smaller property than we would tend to use the pension (which means simple hotel) offers a sauna and steam room, perfect after a days walking. You will also have access to the Angelo's sister property the Hotel Panorama next door to make use of their swimming pool and garden area facilities should you wish, although there are charges for swimming. It may be the case that some sole occupancy rooms may be situated in this property. We also eat in the excellent restaurant the Hotel Panorama. However small the property is you will be sure of a comfortable stay, it is the walking we are there for and the amenities in Corvara such as supermarkets, pharmacies and banks are now close by and accessible by foot or a short shuttle bus ride.

Please note: The Pension Angelo does not have twin bedded rooms. However, subject to confirmation at the time of booking they put an extra bed into double room. However some may find this a little cramped.

Hotel Jagerhof

The Jägerhof Hotel, nestled in the charming village of Colfosco in the heart of the Dolomites, offers a perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. This family-run establishment boasts a warm, welcoming atmosphere that reflects the natural beauty of its surroundings. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the majestic mountains from their rooms, which are designed to provide a cosy and relaxing retreat.

The hotel features a range of amenities to enhance the stay, including a wellness area with a sauna, steam bath, and hot tub, perfect for unwinding after a day of adventure. For walkers, the Jägerhof Hotel is ideally located, providing easy access to the trails.

The on-site restaurant serves delectable local and international cuisine, prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Guests can savour traditional South Tyrolean dishes and fine wines in a charming alpine setting.

With its excellent service, comfortable accommodations, and stunning location, the Jägerhof Hotel in Colfosco is an ideal destination for travellers seeking both comfort and adventure in the Dolomites.

The hotel offers a variety of rooms designed to cater to different tastes and needs, each providing a unique experience of alpine hospitality and comfort. From the perfectly comfortable Sassongher Rooms to the larger Pisciadu Rooms. Even the Single Bedded Giamalta rooms offer a perfectly pleasant stay.

Pisciadu Rooms the larger of our selection include: Stylishly renovated double room 30 m², balcony with hanging chair, sofa, bathroom with separate rain shower, WC, bidet 2 washbasins, make-up mirror, hairdryer, bathrobes, telephone, sat TV, safe, fridge, complimentary Wi-Fi.  

Sassonger Rooms are slightly small but just as comfy and have: double room 25 m², balcony, sofa, bathroom with shower, WC, bidet, hairdryer, bathrobes, writing desk, telephone, sat TV, safe and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This a Grade 4 and 6 walking holiday offering outstanding walking showing the best of the area at either grade. The walks are on generally good paths, step in places but always enjoyable. There is an extensive array of marked paths throughout the area so we always have choices to cater for the variables that must be considered when walking in the mountains. Our routes show off the range of walking available from balcony paths, traverses, scree walking, zig zag climbs, level walking, tracks, paths and grassy plateau.

On our grade 4 programme we will walk around 5 hours with a maximum ascent and descent of upto 600m. The highest point we normally reach is 2,550m at the Franz Kostner Hut. 

At Grade 6 we may walk up to 6 hours with a typical ascent and descent of 800m and get up to a maximum altitude of 2,575m at the Rifugio Nuvolau. 

Please make sure to read the Proposed Itinerary carefully for a more details guide of the walks.

Walks & Excursions

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Currency in Italy

The currency in Italy is the Euro.

Tipping

In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organised they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organised group programme, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Your Travel Details

Our flights are return from London to Venice or Innsbruck with British Airways.

Please check your invoice which will determine your arrival and departure airport.

Travel between Venice / Innsbruck and your hotel will be by private transfer for the group and this takes approximately 3 hrs from Venice and 2 hrs 15 mins from Innsbruck. 

Once we are in centre our transportation to and from the walks will be through a mix of local cable cars offering panoramic views on our way to the start and the local public bus service.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passports and Visas

European Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

For some Schengen countries your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.

Meals

Very substantial self service buffet style breakfast starting from 7.30am.

Packed lunches can be purchased from the local supermarkets and bakeries not far from the hotel. (The hotel also offers packed lunches for an additional charge)

During our stay we have dinner in the hotel where you can expect excellent mountain dishes, polenta, pasta and other local produce. Perfect for refuelling after a day's walking. Please note the chefs take pride with their preparation and presentation of dishes so service at dinner can take 1 -2 hours to complete all courses.

It is worth noting that the hotel does charge for water and wine at the table but they will hold any unfinished bottles for the following evening.

In Italy, traditional meals may include primo, il secondo, and dolce, depending on the individual restaurant. Primo can be served as an appetiser and usually consists of rich pasta, soup or risotto. The main course is called il secondo and usually includes meat, fish or vegetarian. The dolce refers to the dessert and ends a traditional Italian meal.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Italy

Electricity in Italy is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWH17 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

A selection of some maps you might want to use on your holiday for interest would be:

  • TABACCO 07 ‘Alta Badia  Arabba- Marmolada’ 1:25,000
  • TABACCO 05 ‘Val Gardena – Alpe di Siusi Groden – Seiseralm’  1:25,000
  • KOMPASS No 51 ‘Gadertal Val Badia’ 1:25,000  + GPS
  • Alta Badia Hiking map (free with Mountain Pass)

Likewise some interesting websites:

Italian State Tourism - www.enit.it
Alta Badia Tourist Office - www.altabadia.or
Dolomites Webpage - www.dolomites.org
Lonely Planet / Dolomites - www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/trentino-south-tyrol/the-dolomites

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Italy

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Italy.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. 

You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus and Tick-borne Encephalitis.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

EHIC & GHIC Cards

Starting January 1st, 2021, you, as a UK traveller, can continue using your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) throughout its valid five-year period, granting you access to medical assistance during your holiday until its expiry date. Be aware, though, that this coverage will no longer extend to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. In case you don't have a valid EHIC, you can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the EHIC as it gets phased out.

It's essential to emphasize that the EHIC/GHIC, while valuable, should not be regarded as a substitute for comprehensive medical or travel insurance. For your peace of mind and comprehensive coverage, considering additional insurance is highly recommended.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Italian Laws & Customs

In some Italian towns and cities you may be fined for dropping litter and in some towns or cities it’s an offence to sit on monument steps or to eat and drink in the immediate vicinity of main churches, historic monuments and public buildings. It’s also an offence to enter or bathe in public fountains.

In May 2019, the Municipality of Capri introduced a law forbidding the use of any disposable plastic objects such as bags, cutlery, plates, cups, food packaging, trays, straws on the island of Capri. Violations can incur a fine of up to 500 euros.

Illegal traders operate on the streets of all major Italian cities, particularly tourist cities like Florence, Venice and Rome. Don’t buy from illegal street traders. You could be stopped by the local police and fined.

It is illegal to remove sand, shells or pebbles from coastal areas in Italy. Doing so may result in heavy fines. It’s also forbidden to collect various species of flowers, plants and herbs from mountain and wooded areas. For more information, check with the regional authorities of the area you’re visiting.

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust is passionate about making the outdoors more accessible for more people from all communities. We grant funds to many organisations and have recently partnered with Mind Over Mountains, Adaptive Grand Slam and other groups to create an enduring impact on people’s lives and to support them to enjoy the outdoors. In addition, the Trust makes many small grants to local organisations such as Ramblers Groups, Walkers are Welcome, My kind of Books and recently provided a small grant, via his scouting group, to enable a young man whose family had fallen on hard times to complete his DofE Gold award.

Patron of the Trust is the renowned explorer, Mark Wood. Over 20 years Mark has undertaken expeditions to some of the most remote parts of our planet. Our shared values make for an exciting partnership, and we believe that by standing shoulder to shoulder we can encourage people from all communities to enjoy being active outdoors in whatever way suits them best.

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.

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Italy

  • Capital

    Rome

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Italian

  • Time Difference

    UTC +02:00

  • Flight duration

    2.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    6°C

    Avg. Rain: 67mm

  • February

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 62mm

  • March

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 63mm

  • April

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 61mm

  • May

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 56mm

  • June

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 47mm

  • July

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 35mm

  • August

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 48mm

  • September

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 64mm

  • October

    15°C

    Avg. Rain: 89mm

  • November

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 96mm

  • December

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 82mm

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