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Marmarole guided hiking circuit

Baion hut, Marmarole

Lucia, a local Mountain Leader, takes you on a 4-day hiking circuit in the Marmarole, one of the wildest regions of the Dolomites.

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Dolomite Mountains

4 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


An intense and beautiful 4-day hiking circuit discovering the Marmarole, one of the wildest regions in the Dolomites, in Northeastern Italy.

The Marmarole is a group of mountains in the province of Belluno. It’s a relatively isolated area at the West of the Cadore Valley and a very popular place among hikers.

I really like guiding here because the environment is so beautiful that is almost unbelievable!

In fact, we’ll enjoy wonderful views of some of the highest peaks in the region many times during our trip.

Besides, we will stay each night at a different mountain hut…and they are some of the most best huts in the Dolomites!

The starting point of this 4-day hiking trip will be the municipality of Auronzo di Cadore.

For further information, you can find the complete itinerary below this description.

Please contact me if you want to join me on this amazing hiking trip. I will be glad to take you to some beautiful spots in the Marmarole.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance


Day 1: Auronzo di Cadore / Baion Hut

Starting from Auronzo di Cadore, we will take the cableway to the top of mt. Agudo, and then start our trekking towards our destination for the night: Baion Hut.

Day 2: Capanna degli Alpini (mountain hut)

We will continue our trekking under the magnificent Marmarole, one of the wildest area of the Dolomites, and head to Chiggiato hut for lunch, with its wonderful view on the eastern peaks of the Friuli’s Dolomites. Then we will descend in the Oten Valley, under the Mt. Antelao a.k.a. “the King of the Dolomites”, and reach Capanna degli Alpini, where we will spend the night.

Day 3: San Marco Hut

We will climb up to reach the Small Gap, from where we will have a wonderful view on some of the highest peaks in the Dolomites, and then descend towards our destination for the night: San Marco Hut, one of the oldest mountain huts in the region and also one of the most beautiful.

Day 4: Return: Auronzo Area

We will climb up to reach the Big Gap, and then descend the solitary San Vido Valley with its wonderful views and waterfalls to reach the Auronzo Area from where we started.




Mountain huts (not included in the price). 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.

More info

-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)!

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

About the guide

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.


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What people are saying about Lucia Montefiori

Faisal Faisal


August, 2019

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.

Jennifer K.


August, 2019

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Sandra Radice


July, 2019

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

jack rademaker


October, 2018

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.



September, 2018

The hike up to the Rifugio was challenging but great. The mountains in the area are wild and spectacular.   We clearly could see the slopes of Sella Nevea where the Alpini were camped during WW1 (there's a famous old photo of these slopes with the encampments.  However, photos never seem to capture the steepness and expanse of the terrain).  We were pooped so we went to bed early.  The couple who manage the Rifugio are wonderful and unique.  And it was great to see all the climbers and the via ferrata people and hear them talk.  The Rifugio is primitive.    The hike up to Forcella Vallone was scary toward the top, because it was on steep terrain with loose ground.  That part of the climb seemed like it lasted a very long time but Lucia said it was only about 10 min.  We didn't do the Austrian tunnel at the top because we were so exhausted and it was a small via ferrata.  However, I later read that once you are in the tunnel it is easy but pitch-black.  The views at the top of the forcella are breathtaking.  our descent back to the Rifugio was easier than going up.  And we came down from the Rifugio on path 629 (I think).  We didn't make our hiking objective on the 3rd day because it was so hot and we were pooped from the previous 2 days.  However, we discovered an area in the woods where during WW1 there was a lot of activity, probably eating.  There was a lot of WW1 debris: shovels, cans, and even a sort of lunch pail with a top modified to grate cheese.  Although we didn't make our hiking objective, I got a clear picture in my mind of the terrain were my grandfather fought. Now back at home, I understand much better descriptions of the postings and also the maps!!

Benyapa Svasti-Xuto


July, 2018

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