Join mountain leader Lucia Montefiori into this 4-day trekking in Friuli Dolomites, one of the wildest areas of the Italian Dolomites.
The Friuli Dolomites are one of the wildest areas of the Dolomites, a mountain range in Northeastern Italy.
In fact, the whole region is protected by the Regional Natural Park of Friulian Dolomites.
This Natural Park spreads over the provinces of Pordenone and Udine, and covers 37,000 hectares. It is bordered by the rivers Tagliamento and Piave.
Beautiful peaks and large isolated valleys, turn this place into a top destination for trekking and mountaineering lovers.
Actually, the absence of connecting roads or villages nearby makes Friuli Dolomites an untouched natural environment.
This time, I invite you to a 4-day trekking tour through a unique landscape, with a lot of wildlife.
For this trip, our starting point will be Rifugio Pordenone.
From there, we’ll visit famous spots like Campanile di Val Montanaia.
This is a stunning and lonely tower 300 meters tall, which is also known as ‘the illogical mountain’.
Besides, we’ll cross several mountain passes like Monfalcon di Forni pass, the Cason pass and Pramaggiore Pass.
In addition to this, we’ll spend each night at a different Italian mountain hut.
The best time to visit this place is from June to September. By the way, you can find the complete program for this trip below.
I’m a mountain leader living near the Dolomites, so I know this area quite well. However, every time I come here I experience new emotions.
Please contact me if you want to be a part of this trip. I will be glad to be your guide in the Friuli Dolomites.
Rifugio Pordenone (mountain hut) Rifugio Giaf (mountain hut) Rifugio Flaiban-Pacherini (mountain hut)
The Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity program based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
Full room and board for four nights are not included in the price. Here is a list of the things I will recommend to bring with you: - backpack (30-40 l) - mountaineering boots - two layers outfits - waterproof jacket and overtrousers - headlamp - sleeping bag or bivibag If you are going to arrive the night before we start the trek, I can book for you a nice hotel nearby and we could meet there. If you need information on how to get from Venice to the Dolomites I will be happy to show you your options. If you need any tips for your Venice experience, just ask (I lived there for two years)!
Starting from Rifugio Pordenone, we will cross the Monanaia Pass, passing under the famous Campanile di Val Montanaia, to get to Rifugio Padova, where we will spend the night.
We will go to Rifugio Giaf, after a day spent in a really wild and solitary landscape, crossing the Monfalcon di Forni pass and the Cason pass.
We will walk through the Gentian trail, enjoying the really great views on the surrounding valleys and we will reach Rifugio Flaiban-Pacherini, where we will spend the night.
We will reach Pramaggiore Pass, and then descend the ‘Hell valley’ (despite the name is a really great place!).
Finally we’ll get back to the starting point, where we will enjoy the last dinner together at Rifugio Pordenone.
My love for the mountains grew up with me in the flats of Romagna, thanks to my family that let me spent all my vacations in the Dolomites when I was a child. The Dolomites and the mountains between Romagna and Tuscany are the most vivid memories I have of my childhood.
Then I forgot the outdoors for a few years, and spent some time following the other great passion I have: travelling. When I wasn't at school I spent all my time wandering from one hostel to the other all around Europe with my best friend, always searching for new landscapes and new emotions.
I graduated from high school as Business and Programming Consultant, then I completely changed my core subject as I attended the Undergraduate Courses in Anthropological Sciences at Bologna's University. My thesis project brought me back to the mountains, with a research in Landscape and Disaster Anthropology that took me to Erto for the fieldwork, the town where I spent the last six years!
After that I attended the Graduate Courses in Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology and Ethnolinguistics at Ca'Foscari University in Venice, and this time I wrote a thesis on Alpinism. The subject was again Landscape and Risk Anthropology, but this time fieldwork took me to all the best climbing sites in Europe and beyond: Mont Blanc, Arco, Siurana, Montserrat, Elbsandsteingebirge, Céüse, Osp, the Todra Gorge in Morocco and other more...
Once finished with University I decided to turn my passion into a profession, so I took part in the selection for the courses organized by the UIAGM Mountain Guide's Association, and after a year of hiking and studying I became a Mountain Leader.
Now I take other people with me to discover the wonderful vertical world of our mountains, and enjoy the great times together in the outdoors.
It was lovely day. It is one of the best day we had in Italy. Lucia was very friendly and professional. We really liked the hike and she adjusted the hike according to our ability. We saw the open air museum for war . It was interesting. At the end , we had our lunch in the hut . The food was very delicious . I highly recommended this experience. Don’t miss it if you are in Dolomites.
I approached Gauthier about doing a hike with Lucia at the 11th hour and he was quick to respond. They tailored the hike to suit my 10 year old. While the terrain is something we could have navigated on our own - it was fabulous having Lucia as our guide. She knew all the WW1 history of the area, and the geology around how the Dolomites were formed. It was fascinating
i cannot say enough good things about lucia! she got me through to the top both physically and mentally. give her 10 stars!!!! the hike itself gets 5 stars...my age limited my enjoyment of it to about 1 star. i simply bit off more than i could chew. at age 65, 5 star experience, but at nearly 87 ....too much for me.
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Group of 1
|EUR 800 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 600 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 400 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 300 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 240 each|
Group of 6
|EUR 200 each|
Group of 7
|EUR 200 each|
Group of 8
|EUR 200 each|
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