The Dolomites Walking & Hiking Tour

Start: Saltria, Alpi di suisi Finish: San Vigilio di Marebbe

Visiting: Bolzano, Stazione di Bolzano, Compatsch, Saltria, Plattkofel, Sella Pass, Armentarola, Falzarego Pass, Cinque Torri, Nuvolau, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Three Peaks Nature Park, Restaurant Capanna Alpina, Parco Naturale di Fanes-Sennes-Braies, San Vigilio di Marebbe, Badia, South Tyrol, Sas dla Crusc, Bolzano


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: High, Strenuous

Special diets catered: Vegans, Vegetarians, Meat

Tour Operator: Caspin Journeys

Group size: 6 - 10

Age range: 25-85


Prices From: $4193

Tour Overview

The spectacular Dolomites Mountain Range is a unique natural paradise in northeastern Italy. Dolomite rock is a white or coloured limestone formed by marine deposits and coral 230 million years ago. Forced up by tectonic events they were then sculpted into snow-clad peaks, deep valleys and lakes by retreating ice ages. Enjoy landscapes of alpine meadows and evergreen & deciduous larch and spruce woods, dwarfed by soaring peaks and glaciers. In late spring and early summer anemone, pasque flower, gentian and the beautiful globe flower abound; habitat for ibex, roe deer, chamois; marmots, eagles and huge anthills. Sleep restfully in quiet rooms in delightfully luxurious alpine hotels with a SPA, sauna and swimming pool facilities. Enjoy the wonderful variety of Tyrolean cuisine, the atmosphere of mountain refuges and charming villages. Our Dolomites walks are invigorating and among incredible scenery.

Highlights

  • iconSpectacular scenery in the Fanes National park.
  • iconEnjoy mountain landscapes of alpine lakes and meadows dwarfed by soaring peaks and glaciers.
  • iconCharming and luxurious alpine hotels with Spa, sauna and swimming pool facilities.
  • iconWe walk through trenches and fortifications of the Austrian-Italian battles during WW1.

Places You'll See

Countries:
Lake Braies
Alpe di Suisi
Small groups
Like minded people
Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Sasso Piatto Sasso Lungo
Dolomites scenery
Canederli
Alta Badia
San Cassiano

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Bolzano to Alpe di Suisi

Location: Bolzano, Stazione di Bolzano, Compatsch, Saltria

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Alpe di Suisi

Meals: Dinner

We meet at 14.00 at Bolzano train station and drive (1h) into the Dolomite Alps to Compatsch in the Alpe di Siusi. A lovely introductory stroll across open meadows carpeted with flowers in the heart of Dolomite landscape with pine forests and scattered wooden alpine huts. A lovely introductory stroll in the heart of Dolomite landscape. Walk: Elev. +/- 100mt / 1.30 hr / 4 km Altitude: between 1750 and 1600 mt asl TIPS! Before the trip starts, you might wish to spend a day/night in Bolzano to enjoy the arcaded shopping and the Iceman Museum!

icon Day 2: Witches in The Alpe di Suisi. Two parts 6 km and 8 km

Location: Saltria, Compatsch

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Alpe di Suisi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A short trip up a cable car and we are out in the Alpe di Siusi pure mountain air and ready for a fabulous leisurely loop-walk (3 hours). There are fairytale witch benches to explore and breathtaking lookout points with unforgettable views over the Val Gardena. Stop for a rest and take it all in before the second part of the walk (about 4 hours) across the Goldknopf alpine pasture, a special place in the South Tyrol with a fantastic panorama of the Dolomite peaks. With our feet firmly on the ground, we walk among blankets of flowers, listening to the occasional ring of cowbells. When we reach the magical and mystical Spiegelwald forest we tread over moss, fir cones, and larch needles and are accompanied by the sounds of silence. Breathe deeply as you go and listen to the wind blowing through the treetops. Altitude: between 1800 and 2150 mt asl Walk: Total Elev. +/- 400mt /7 hrs / 14 km

icon Day 3 : The Federico Augusto Trail 12km

Location: Saltria, Plattkofel, Sella Pass, Armentarola

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Alta Badia

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We walk directly out of our hotel and ride up a cable car to reach 2100 mt. From here we follow a panoramic trail leading from the Alpe di Siusi to the Sella Pass keeping the Sasso Lungo and the Sasso Piatto mountains always in sight. Much of this walk follows a stunning mountain crest offering breathtaking views over the Catinaccio group and the Marmolada Glacier and a spot of marmot watching! Walk: Elev. +/- 200mt /6 hrs / 12 km Altitude: between 2100 and 2300 mt asl

icon Day 4 : Le Cinque Torri 10 km

Location: Armentarola, Falzarego Pass, Cinque Torri, Nuvolau

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Alta Badia

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We leave from Passo Falzarego and walk out across meadows where wildflowers abound climbing gradually as the trail gives way to lose rubble around the Nuvolau. We have lunch in a mountain hut before crossing an open area of high-altitude meadows which was the site of fierce Austrian-Italian battles during WWI. We can walk through trenches and fortifications at the foot of five stone towers which, despite continuous erosion, are important for rock climbing practice. We leave from Passo Falzarego and walk out across meadows where wildflowers abound climbing gradually as the trail gives way to lose rubble around the Nuvolau. We have lunch in a mountain hut before crossing an open area of high altitude meadows which was the site of fierce Austrian-Italian battles during WWI. We can walk through trenches and fortifications at the foot of the Cinque Torri, five stone towers which despite continuous erosion is an important area for rock climbing practice. Walk: Elev.+300/- 550 mt / 5 hrs / 10 km Altitude: between 1900 and 2400 mt asl

icon Day 5 : Le Tre Cime Di Lavaredo 12km

Location: Armentarola, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Three Peaks Nature Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Alta Badia

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A scenic drive to the north-eastern Dolomiti di Sesto takes us past the chic ski resort of Cortina D’Ampezzo and past enchanting Lake Misurina to Rifugio Auronzo the start of today’s circular walk. This is a long and enjoyable trail which undulates around the base of the magnificent pinnacles of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo (the Three Buddhas) and marvel at the honey coloured shadows reflecting on its perpendicular limestone walls in the afternoon sun. Walk: Elev.+/- 150 mt / 5 hrs / 12 km Altitude: between 2300 and 2450 mt asl

icon Day 6 : Fanes National Park 16km

Location: Armentarola, Restaurant Capanna Alpina, Parco Naturale di Fanes-Sennes-Braies, San Vigilio di Marebbe

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: San Vigilio

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Dolomite legend tells of inhabitants in these valleys called Fanes, who had an alliance with marmots, but who tried to expand the kingdom by making a secret pact with eagles. Eagles and marmots never got on very well and the fate of the Fanes people was sealed. The area in which we hike evokes such magical and fairy tale feelings. As we eat lunch and watch for marmots dashing in and out of the rocks, you can almost hear songs in the breeze. We end the long hiking day in our lovely hotel in S. Vigilio village where they speak the old Ladin language. Walk: Elev.+700/- 900 mt / 7 hrs / 16 km Altitude: between 1550 and 2200 mt asl

icon Day 7 : Santa Croce massif 10 km

Location: San Vigilio di Marebbe, Badia, South Tyrol, Sas dla Crusc

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: San Vigilio

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We take a walk beneath the Santa Croce massif through pastures and farmland with many wild flowers. The majesty of the mountains around us makes us feel so small! In times gone by, during winter months farmers were isolated from the rest of the world and farmsteads had to be self-sufficient.Faith, skill-sharing, cooperation and hard work helped them survive arduous conditions. Walk: Elev.+600/- 100 mt / 4 hrs / 10 km Altitude: between 1400 and 2000 mt asl

icon Day 8 : Departure day - Bolzano Train Station

Location: San Vigilio di Marebbe, Bolzano

Meals: Breakfast

We depart our hotel at 09:00 am after breakfast to drop off at Bolzano station at 11.00am (or earlier as long as this accommodates everyone in the group). If you wish, we can help you to extend your stay or make other independent departure arrangements such as early taxis to the airport. Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

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    Walking sticks

    One walking stick per person

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    1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

    Water is carried in support vehicle for daily refills

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    Meals – Half Board

    All breakfasts, lunches and dinners as per itinerary

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    Local specialist guiding fees

    For local specialist sites

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    Tipping and Gratuities

    All gratuities for Hotel porters and Waiters service

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    Minibus transport from start to finish as listed in the itinerary

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

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    Fully Guided

    Owner Guided. Fully Guided: 2 experienced Caspin Journeys Tour Leaders/guides 24/7 Service of expert multilingual Caspin Journeys Leaders/ guides with extraordinary local knowledge, available for the duration of your trip.

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    Meals – Full Board

    All breakfasts, lunches and dinners as per itinerary

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    Accommodation

    Alpe di Suisi, Saltria: 2 night Alta Badia: 3 nights San Vigilio: 2 nights A nice hotel and a good night's sleep are an important part of your overall travel experience! When considering a hotel, we look at more than just the rooms. We look for hotels or bed and breakfasts which are committed to ensuring their guests are well looked after and pay attention to detail, for example offering locally sourced breakfast produce, or a special selection of toiletries, or tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Wherever possible your hotel will be perfectly positioned for exploring and will have a historical charm or maybe a new and innovative design. We choose the best possible places to stay ensuring that each night you are comfortably settled in a place that is welcoming and full of authentic local charm. We are on a mission to find the ingredients you need to wake feeling rested and looking forward to each day of your Caspin Journeys tour! Take a closer look at some properties we have chosen for you... Owner Guided.

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    Drinks with Meals

    Wine, water & coffee. No spirits

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    Local Taxes

    Tourist taxes at Hotels

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    Entrance Fees

    Entrance fees to museums, events and parks as listed in the itinerary

What's Not Included

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    International Travel

    Not Included

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

    Not Included

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    Not all tours include airport transfers (see Itinerary)

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    Train Tickets

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

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    Mini Bar & Bar Drinks

    Please do not forget to settle your bill before leaving each Hotel

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    Tipping and Gratuities

    Tipping and Gratuities for your Trip Leaders is at your discretion

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    Country Entry Visas

    International travel always requires a valid passport(minimum six months). Visas are required for travel to certain countries and must be arranged far in advance of departure. It is your responsibility to check with the relevant embassy or consulate about the visa requirements for your Holiday- vacation.

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    Travel Insurance

    N.B. It is a requirement of booking with Caspin Journeys Ltd that you have adequate personal travel insurance to cover the eventualities of your trip.

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Caspin Journeys requires a deposit of 25% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 75 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Reviews

The Dolomites Walking & Hiking
Caroline and Pino were kind, extremely well-prepared, and fun-loving guides. We so enjoyed getting to know them--this added a whole other dimension to the trip. Spectacularly beautiful deserving of its UNESCO ....more Caroline and Pino were kind, extremely well-prepared, and fun-loving guides.

We so enjoyed getting to know them--this added a whole other dimension to the trip.

Spectacularly beautiful deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage designation.

The history and cultural richness of the area added to the experience.

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Marie Earl

10-Oct-2019

The Dolomites
So personal, so well-organised, beautiful hiking itinerary, great accommodations, yummy food, five star all the way around So personal, so well-organised, beautiful hiking itinerary, great accommodations, yummy food, five star all the way around;
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Nancy Martin

08-Oct-2019

The Dolomites Walking & Hiking tour
"Caspin Journeys is truly a unique travel experience. Caroline and Pino's attention to detail and personal touches showed in every aspect of our journey. Being a small group allowed us ....more "Caspin Journeys is truly a unique travel experience.

Caroline and Pino's attention to detail and personal touches showed in every aspect of our journey.

Being a small group allowed us to travel in their comfortable, roomy touring van.

They chose beautiful unique boutique hotels.

The food was delicious local classic cuisine accompanied by great wines.

Their knowledge of the area and the balance of activity and sightseeing was great.

We were also lucky to be accompanied by their newest addition to their company their son, Antonio.

We had a terrific time and can see why everyone in our group had either travelled with them before or were referred by friends that had.

I look forward to choosing another trip with them!"; ....less
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Kathy Fitzgerald

20-Jul-2018

Dolomites
Some very best trips ML and I have made over the many years of travelling have been with Caspin Journeys. You and Pino and now your family are really in ....more Some very best trips ML and I have made over the many years of travelling have been with Caspin Journeys.

You and Pino and now your family are really in a class all your own and a model for small group travel experiences.

We particularly remember with relish the month we spent at Cortona at your place in that marvellous space on your grounds that had its own kitchen whilst we studied Italian in Cortona.

The day trips we took after class which you and Pino assisted us in planning were truly some of the best times we have had on a trip….

ever.

I hope that the affliction the world is currently experiencing will resolve next year.

I will be happy to kick 2020 to the side as a year to be forgotten.

All the best to both of you and thanks again for so many memories over the years.

Gary and Mary Lou; ....less
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Gary Raghianti

20-Dec-2020

The Dolomites
I have been fortunate to have made two trips with Caspin Journeys. Both times every detail was well planned. Hotels and meals where carefully selected and of the highest ....more I have been fortunate to have made two trips with Caspin Journeys.

Both times every detail was well planned.

Hotels and meals where carefully selected and of the highest quality.

The pace of travel adjusted to the group's wishes.

The sights were spectacular and truly memorable.

Each overall experience exceeded all my expectations.

The best part was the warmth and friendship extended by the tour guides who are also the owners of the company.

I highly recommend this company to anyone wanting a luxurious yet active vacation seeing spectacular sights.

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Liz and Phil Lee

10-Jul-2018

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Monday Jun 28, 2021

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