8-day high alpine trek in the Dolomites

Cross the Dolomites from west to east with Helmut, IFMGA-certified, leading you through some of the most impressive groups in the alpine region, from 3,000-meter ascents to nature reserves.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Dolomite Mountains

People per Guide

14 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Trek among the high alpine altitudes of the Dolomites, one of the most beautiful and impressive mountain ranges, and where legends are scattered across the land.

    From Seiser Alm, the largest high-altitude alpine meadow in Europe, to the imposing rocks of Langkofelgruppe via the barren plateau of Sella, the gems of the Dolomites are an ever present.

    We trek to Schlern, which soars over Seiser Alm, a mountain covered in spine-chilling myth. Witches once took refuge upon the mountainside to conduct black magic, and summon frightening thunderstorms around the area.

    Visit the stunning nature reserves that are sparsely populated except for the wildlife. Roe deer, snow-grouse, marmots inhabit the land that features limestone pavements, fissures and wells.

    And trek to Cortina, the glamorous mountain town known as the queen of the Dolomites.

    At the end of each evening, sit back and relax in cozy mountain lodges. The slipping of the sunset behind the peaks provides a lovely and romantic atmosphere.

    Luggage transfers make for a more comfortable trek as we don’t need to carry much on our backs.

    The level for this trip is medium, and so good physical condition is required of all participants. In addition, sure-footedness is vital due to a walking time of around 5-6 hours at altitudes of between 2,000-3,000 meters.

    Reserve your place now among one of Europe’s most beautiful ranges. The Dolomites, covered with magical landscapes and mythical tales, is an excellent trekking experience.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    895 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     This is the price to join a group tour of a minimum of 7 people.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Welcome in Vols am Schlern

      I’ll welcome you at Hotel Rose Wenzer at 6pm in Völs am Schlern and introduce you to the trip along with equipment control.

    • Day 2Start from the Schlern

      After a short transfer to the Seiser Alm, we ascend to Schlern crossing its back with a hike to Alpe di Tires hut (2,550m).

    • Day 3Seiser Alm to Plattkofel

      We begin with a panoramic hike under the Plattkofel along to the Sella. For those who are very fit, an ascent to Plattkofel peak (2,965m). Overnight stay at the Friedrich August hut (2,300m) – now we’re in the part of the Ladin Dolomites.

    • Day 4Sella crossing

      After a short transfer to Pordoi and cable car ascent to Sass Pordoi, we climb to Piz Boé (3,150m). Here are inspiring views of surrounding mountains. Then we have a steep descent between rocks to Vallon (2,535m) and Passo Campolongo (1,860m). Overnight stay in the comfortable Hotel Gran Paradiso.

    • Day 5Fanes Alp

      From the Capanna Alpina (1,726 m) our way leads us to Scottoni hut. Hiking along an old military road we reach Le Lagacio and Forcla de Lech (2,486 m). In front of us are the beautiful Fanes meadows. Here we take a rest. The path then continues to the Limo Lake and on Limo Pass (2,172 m). Then we descend to our lodging, the Fanes Hut.

    • Day 6Fanes Valley to Cortina

      We hike along a torrent between rocky walls, alpine meadows and waterfalls. Then we descend or take a short transfer to Cortina for a sightseeing tour, before returning to the Hotel Rose Wenzer in Völs.

    • Day 7Day of choice

      The choice is yours: a hiking tour in the area of the Schlern or a sightseeing tour at the Bolzano, capital city of South Tyrol (17 km, bus in 30 minutes).

    • Day 8Tour ends

      Individual departure.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    At Hotel Rose Wenzer at 6pm.

    Accommodation

    4 nights half board in hotels in a double room, and 3 nights half board in selected mountain huts in a shared room.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    The mountains are my home. Ever higher, steeper and more difficult climbs are what motivates me. After Reinhold Messner , I am the first South Tyrolean to successfully climb all Seven Summits . I have set foot on the highest peaks in the world a total of 14 times and intend to continue making my high altitude dreams come true in the coming years.

    Come with me and discover the most beautiful mountains in the Alps and the Dolomites or join one of my trips to some of the most stunning mountain areas in the world. You can also climb the 7 summits with me!

     
     
     

     

    What People are Saying about Helmut Kritzinger

     

    Tour was cancelled due to weather. Guide has agreed to apply payment for same tour in August when return to Dolomites.
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    Ryan Breed
     

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