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The Catinaccio 8-day trek in the Dolomites, Italy

Join Helmut, IFMGA-certified, on an 8-day trek into the heart of the Dolomites to discover stunning panoramas and the legends of the mountains.


Dolomite Mountains


8 Days


Jun - Sep






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Trek along the rough and rugged Catinaccio massif as I lead you on an 8-day excursion well known by romantics of the mountain.

Trek through green pastures and ancient valleys, and experience panoramic ridgeways and reflecting lakes.

When the day draws to a close, marvel at star-studied skies inside the mountain lodges we’ll be staying in during our excursion.

Beginning at the foot of the Catinaccio, reflecting in the tranquil Brand Lake, we begin our trek, climbing atop the Volsegg peak. We will cross many landmarks along the way including the memorial cross of Peter Fag and Kassian Church.

With ridgeways and quiet lakes accompanying us along the way, we’ll also meet the memorial of Christomannos, a 270-meter high bronze eagle weighing 350 kilograms.

Our trek comes to a climax as we reach the dazzling, emerald Carezza Lake, the mythical waters of the little mermaid legend.

Despite the level of difficulty being easy, participants must be able to walk up to 6 hours per day. In addition, the 8-day trek is not suitable for people who suffer from vertigo.

Reserve your place now and wander through the fascinating landscape of Catinaccio on this 8-day trek. Experience the legends and romanticism of this magnetic mountain summit.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

This is the price for a group tour (minimum of 7 people).

Price in a double room.

Price in a single room is €853.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Welcome to South Tyrol

Arrive at the Hotel Adler Carezza at Nova Levante.

Day 2: Green Pastures

We take a bus to our starting point and begin walking towards Wun Leger. Walking past Felseeg and Schonblick, before reaching the Tschafon hut. From here we climb the Volsegg peak.

Day 3: Teufelsschlucht and Thomas Valley

We follow the Via Alpina to the north and reach 1,500 meters, to the memorial cross of Peter Fag. After crossing the unique bridges of the Teufelsschlucht we stop for lunch, before heading through the idyllic Thomas Valley, leading to Kassian Church.

Day 4: Schlern

We begin on the ridgeway on the back of the Schlern mountain. This area offers fantastic panoramas. Then we head to the Roterd peak and follow the ridgeway.

Day 5: Antermoia Hut

Walking on mountain pastures, we enter the heart of Catinaccio. Here we hike on rocky ground and find the tranquil Antermoia Lake.

Day 6: Rotwand and Hirzelsteig

Reaching the Vajolet Valley we descend moderately to the Passo Cigolade. We cross paths with the bronze eagle of the memorial of Christomannos.

Day 7: Lago di Carezza

We take a slow trek on our final day through smooth pastures. Then I lead you to the most famous spot in the region, Carezza Lake, the emerald Natural Heritage lake home of the legendary mermaid tale.

Day 8: Trek ends

Wake up after a relaxing night in a hotel.

About the guide: Helmut

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Mountain Guide

The mountains are my home. Ever higher, steeper and more difficult climbs are what motivates me. After Reinhold Messner , I am the first South Tyrolean to successfully climb all Seven Summits . I have set foot on the highest peaks in the world a total of 14 times and intend to continue making my high altitude dreams come true in the coming years.

Come with me and discover the most beautiful mountains in the Alps and the Dolomites or join one of my trips to some of the most stunning mountain areas in the world. You can also climb the 7 summits with me!


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What people are saying about Helmut



Tour was cancelled due to weather. Guide has agreed to apply payment for same tour in August when return to Dolomites.

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