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Hiking on Marmolada, the Queen of the Dolomites

Hiking Marmolada
Hiking Marmolada
Hiking Marmolada
Hiking Marmolada

On this 3-day Marmolada hiking program, you will discover some of the most emblematic places in the Dolomites, including Trentino, Cima Ombretta, and of course, Marmolada, the Dolomites queen!

Dolomite Mountains

3 Days

Jun - Sep




* The big South face of Marmolada

* Hiking on a World War I path

* Stunning views of Dolomites

* Iconic Huts of Trentino and food

* Summit of Cima Ombretta


On this unforgettable 3-day hiking adventure you will get a true taste of the Dolomites as you explore its queen, the Marmolada, which stands tall and prominent at 3,343 m (10,968 ft) on the border of Trentino and Veneto.

We will start and end the trek at Passo San Pellegrino. Over the course of our trek, we will spend the nights in typical mountain huts, famous for their views and food. We will also have the option to climb to the summit of Cima Obretta if we are up for it. The itinerary is designed to give you an enjoyable and fun experience of the mountains!

Keep in mind that we will trek around 5 hours with approximately 600m of elevation gain per day. Therefore, a good fitness level is required. Although there are no technical climbing skills required, this trek is demanding. Of course, you will have a certified, local guide to show you the way.

Don't miss the chance to discover the amazing Marmolada in the Dolomites! Contact me today and let's start planning this unforgettable tour.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details


*Transfer from and to meeting point

*Accommodation costs in typical mountain hut (aprox.65€/person/day)




Day 1: Passo San Pellegrino

We'll meet at Passo San Pellegrino (1900 m), then we'll hike to the Falier refuge (2080 m), which is dominated by the immense south face of the Marmolada. It'll take 4 hours of hiking and 600 m of elevation gain. We'll have dinner and spend the night in the refuge.

Day 2: Contrin Refuge

After breakfast in Rifugio Falier, we'll hike to the Contrin refuge (2016 m). We'll have the option to climb to the top of Ombretta (3011 m) with impressive 360 ° views of the Marmolada and the western Dolomites along the routes of the Great War. It'll take 3.30 hours of hiking and 600 m of elevation gain (with the summit 2 hours and 400 m more).
We'll have dinner and spend the night in the Contrin refuge.

Day 3: San Pellegrino Passo

After breakfast in the Rifugio Contrin refuge, we'll cross a solitary and wild environment at the San Pellegrino Passo. It'll take 4.30 hours of walking and 600 m of altitude difference uphill. Depending on the travel time of the group, the trek ends at 4 / 6 p.m.


Equipment you will need to bring

Sheet sleeping bag (required in huts)

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I'm a Mountain Leader based in Italy. I love mountains, landscapes and nature. I live in Val di Fiemme known for the violin forest.
I started working in mountains in 1997 as a photographer and journalist.

In 2002 I've founded TrekkingFotografici (Photo trekking) with other guides.

I'm working together with Luca, Cesare, UIAGM guides, and Tarci UIMLA guide.

If you are a passionate hiking lover and photographer please get in touch.
It will be my pleasure to guide you and spend together unique experiences in Italy


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