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9-day trek in the Italian Dolomites, from Cortina to Bolzano

Experience an unforgettable 9 day trekking excursion in the Dolomites of Italy that will take you from Cortina to Bolzano with UIMLA certified guide Ian.

Mountain RangeDolomite Mountains
Duration9 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Enjoy 9 days of trekking through the Dolomites of Italy.

  • Explore and enjoy an array of great places, from Cortina to Bolzano.

  • Spend the night in a different mountain refuge, guesthouse and hotel.

Description

For 9 days, I would like to guide you on an adventure through the spectacular Dolomites of Italy.

The route we will be taking begins in Cortina d’Ampezzo and will end in the lovely town of Bolzano. Between those 2 wonderful places, you will get to trek to, explore, spend nights in and enjoy an abundance of amazing places. Some of the places you will get to visit include the Croda Da Lago, the Passo Di Falzarego, Arabba, the Val Gardena, the Sasso Lungo Massif and much more. Furthermore, every night of this trip, you will get to relax and rest in a comfortable mountain hut, guesthouse and hotel. The accommodation options are unique and will provide you with views you can enjoy both day and night.

All of those aforementioned places are located amidst the glorious Dolomites. The views you will get are second to none, as you will get to see some of the famed Italian mountain range’s most impressive peaks, including the highest of all, the Marmolada (3,343m).

We will be trekking from 5 to 8 hours per day on this trip. We will also be covering distances from 9 to 17 kilometers per day, with elevations from 320 to 1,273 meters. As a result, it is important that participants on this expedition are in good physical condition.

The Dolomites of Italy are a tremendous collection of peaks, valleys, cols and passes. And on this 9-day adventure, you will get to explore over 100 kilometers of it. To join me on this trip, just send a message. I have no doubt you’ll have an unbelievable experience.

Would you like to enjoy a snowshoeing holiday in the Swiss Alps? Then join me on this week long expedition near Leysin.

Accommodation

Cortina guesthouse, Rifugio Croda Da Lago, Rifugio Scoiattoli, Rifugio Lagazuoi, Arabba guesthouse, Campitello guesthouse, Rifugio Bolzano and a hotel in Bolzano.

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Participants should bring the following items: comfortable hiking boots, gloves, hat, sunglasses, appropriate layers of clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, gaiters, quality socks, first aid kit, sun screen, rucksack, water bottle, wash kit, trekking poles and personal items.

Meeting point

Cortina d'ampezzo

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Cortina d’Ampezzo

On the first day of this trip, we will meet at Cortina d’Ampezzo, where you will relax and rest in a comfortable guesthouse.

Day 2: Leave Cortina d’Ampezzo

Today, we will make our way toward the forests outside of Cortina d’Ampezzo toward the Rifugio Croda Da Lago, where you we enjoy dinner and rest for the night. We will be hiking for approximately 5-6 hours, covering approximately 15 kilometers and gaining approximately 800 – 1000 meters.

Day 3: Croda Da Lago

Today, we will trek to a col before entering a lovely valley. Afterwards, we will cross a mountain pass and climb to the Rifugio Averau before making our way down to the Rifugio Scoiattoli, where we will spend the night. We will be hiking for approximately 7-8 hours, covering approximately 12 kilometers and gaining approximately 858 meters.

Day 4: Passo Di Falzarego

Today, we will descend to the Passo di Falzarego, trek through forests before making our way up to the Rifugio Lagazuoi, where we will spend the night. We will be hiking for approximately 6-7 hours, covering approximately 9/5 kilometers and gaining approximately 966 meters.

Day 5: Passo Di Campolongo

Today, depending on weather conditions, we will descend through a tunnel in the mountain before reaching the Passo Di Campolongo. After that, we will  cross the meadow to the Arabba guesthouse, where we will spend the night. We will be hiking for approximately 7-8 hours, covering approximately 14.5 kilometers and gaining approximately 769 meters.

Day 6: Porta Vescovo

Today, we will climb the slopes above Arabba to Porta Vescovo and then make our way to the ski station of Canazei. From there, we will make our way to the Campitello guesthouse, where we will spend the night. We will be hiking for approximately 7-8 hours, covering approximately 12.7 kilometers and gaining approximately 1,273 meters.

Day 7: Sasso Lungo Massif/Val Gardena

Today, we will take a cable car from Campitello and begin traversing in the mountains to the Rifugio Bolzano, where we will spend the night. We will be hiking for approximately 7-8 hours, covering approximately 17 kilometers and gaining approximately 1,016 meters.

Day 8: Val Gardena

Today we will descend to the valley before taking public transport to the town of Bolzano, where we will spend the night in a local hotel. We will also scale Monte Pez as well. We will be hiking for approximately 4-5 hours, covering approximately 9.6 kilometers and gaining approximately 320 meters.

Day 9: Bolzano

On the final day of the trip, you will get to explore the beautiful town of Bolzano before catching a train to your next wonderful Italian destination.


About the guide

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I am an International Mountain Leader (IML) based in Leysin in the Swiss Alps. We offer trekking and snowshoe trips in Switzerland, the Italian Dolomites, Corsica and more.

We also run a small B&B in Leysin where we can accommodate our clients.

In addition to being an IML, I'm an Outdoor First Aid Trainer and currently serve as Director of the British Association of IMLs and President of the international body.


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Prices per person

Group of 4

EUR 1855 each

Group of 5

EUR 1855 each

Group of 6

EUR 1855 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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