We’ll pick you up at Venice Marco Polo airport or Venice Mestre train station around midday. We’ll have a light lunch on our way to the Cadore valley where we’ll stay the first night at Auronzo di Cadore lake. You’ll have some free time before dinner at the hotel.
We’ll take a ski lift ride in the town of Auronzo. Then we’ll begin a panoramic hike. We’ll start by hiking through forests, then we’ll cross the fields of the Marmarole massif. During this section of the hike, we’ll gain 600 metres of altitude. We’ll enjoy hiking through hilly scenery for around six hours before arriving at the mountain hut Rifugio Chiggiato. This hut is family run and we’ll have dinner and spend the night there.
We’ll start the day with a downhill walk in woodlands. We’ll then go 900 metres uphill on a narrow path to Rifugio Galassi. From there we’ll enjoy panoramic views. Throughout the day we’ll be able to enjoy amazing views of the Marmarole and Antelao massifs. We’ll spend a total of around seven hours walking on this day. In the evening we’ll eat and stay at the Rifugio San Marco.
Day four begins with an uphill hike and 360-degree views of valleys and mountainous terrain. We’ll descend on narrow paths and go on to explore more valleys and forests like the beautiful Foresta di Somadida forest reserve. To finish we’ll follow a cycle path with a steep incline, then a descent. We’ll spend the evening at a beautiful lakeside lodge where we’ll stay for the last two nights.
We’ll finish our trip strong with a hike to the most famous Dolomites sight, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. This takes us on wide gravel tracks and rocky mountain paths and gives us spectacular views. We’ll then eat dinner at a mountain dairy.
We’ll drive you back to Venice airport or Venice Mestre train station for around midday.
I'll pick you up from Venice Marco Polo airport or Venice Mestre train station.
Hotel Cacciatori, Auronzo di Cadore (1 night) - an attractive family run 3-star hotel, www.albergo-ristorante-cacciatori.it
Spectacularly positioned, family run Rifugio Chiggiato (1 night), www.rifugiochiggiato.it
Ultra-panoramic friendly mountain hut Rifugio San Marco (1 night), www.rifugiosanmarco.com
Quinz Locanda al Lago, Misurina (2 nights) - a small family run hotel on the lake, www.quinz.net
(Note: We may need to change this hotel for the Grand Hotel Misurina - www.grandhotelmisurina.com)
I have been in love with my mountains and their beauty, the uniquely wonderful Dolomites, since I was a child and started exploring them with my dad. Born and raised in the area, I know the Dolomites, its footpaths and the area intimately. I have wide-ranging experience in organising and leading small group walking holidays with a top UK company and many years working in hospitality and tourism has made me an expert walking holiday organiser.
I'm graduate of Verona University in Languages and Tourism Management, I have travelled and walked all over the world and I'am a certified Veneto Alpine Guide Association Mountain Leader. I would love to guide you to discover this beautiful world and share her greatest passion with you all.
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