Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

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Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

8 Days Starting and ending in Villabassa

Visiting: Niederdorf, Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park, Pragser Wildsee, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, ሀመር።, Strudelkopf

Tour operator:

Exodus

Tour code:

CIS

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

5 - 14

Physical rating:

Medium, Moderate

Age range:

16-99

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Active, Adventure Tours

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Tour Overview

On the northern edge of Italy's most impressive mountain range, in the Alta

Pusteria Valley and just north of Cortina d'Ampezzo, lies the charming

village of Villabassa. This area of the Dolomites is perfect for snowshoeing

with routes leading into Fanes-Sennes Natural Park, along the shoreline of

Lago di Braies and beneath the jagged peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Trek

along forest trails and old military tracks to the magnificent viewpoints of

Durrakopf (2275m) and Strudelkopf (2307m), learning more about the impact of

World War 1 in this area along the way. Our base for the week will be the

superb Hotel Adler, situated in the centre of the town and one of the best

hotels we feature in our entire programme. This 4-star accommodation provides

the perfect place to unwind after a day’s snowshoeing, with Michelin

recommended cuisine and a relaxing wellness centre.

Highlights

  • Relax in a 4-star hotel with wellness centre

  • Walk through the spectacular scenery of the Dolomites

  • Explore areas only accessible by snowshoes

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Start Villabassa.

Location: Niederdorf

Meals Included: dinner

Start at our hotel in Villabassa (approx. 1hrs45 from Innsbruck airport)*CIS

15th January 2022, 12th March 2022, 19th March 2022 and 26th March 2022 start

in Dobbiaco (approx. 3km from Villabassa)

Day 2 - 4 : Three Guided Snowshoe Walks.

Location: Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park, Pragser Wildsee, Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Meals Included: breakfastlunchdinner

We walk wonderful routes in the Fanes-Sennes Natural Park, along the

shoreline of Lago di Braies and beneath the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, arguably

the most iconic image of the entire Dolomites.

Day 5 : Free Day

Location: Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Meals Included: breakfast

Free day to relax at the hotel and enjoy the spa facilities or try downhill

or cross-country skiing.

Day 6 - 7 : Our Final Two Snowshoe Walks.

Location: Strudelkopf

Meals Included: breakfastlunchdinner

Forest trails and old military tracks take us to magnificent viewpoints of

Durrakopf (2275m) and Strudelkopf (2307m). Lunch stops at picturesque refuges

give us the chance to absorb fascinating history from the First World War.

Day 8 : End Villabassa.

Location: Niederdorf

Meals Included: breakfast

End at our hotel in Villabassa.*CIS 15th January 2022, 12th March 2022, 19th

March 2022 and 26th March 2022 end in Dobbiaco (approx. 3km from Villabassa)

What's Included

  • Meals
    4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners.


* All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 6 dinners
* 7 nights at Hotel Adler
* 5 guided snowshoe walks, with snowshoes and ski poles provided
* Tour leader throughout
* Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

What's Not Included

  • Travel insurance

  • Visas or vaccinations

  • Single accommodation (available on request) 

  • Local taxes (approx. EUR 10, see Trip Notes)

  • Optional activities

  • Travel insuranceSingle accommodation (available on request) Visas or vaccinationsOptional activitiesLocal taxes (approx. EUR 10, see Trip Notes)

Accommodation

Considered the best in town, this four-star retreat has a privileged address on the village square. Rooms are traditional yet stylish and come with Hästens beds, each of which is created with natural materials.



The hotel itself is run by the Pircher family but began life as the home of nobleman Stefan von Kurz zum Thurn more than 400 years ago. You can see plenty of that heritage throughout the property.



The hub of social living will likely be the bar and fireplace room, where you can sip an aperitivo or perhaps a post-dinner gin and tonic, while enjoying the relaxed hubbub with the group (a local crowd often gathers here too). There’s also a good-sized pool for morning dips and a wellness centre with a sauna, steam room, solarium and small fitness centre. Bliss.



Exodus special offer



For even more comfort, Hotel Adler offers upgrades for a special price, exclusive to Exodus travellers. There are various room types from which you can choose. Contact us for prices and availability.



Worth knowing



There are a limited number of double rooms for single use available for a supplement.

The accommodation shown has been booked and agreed in advance; however, we may need to make changes to a property of similar or higher standard after you have booked. We endeavour to inform you of any changes in advance; this could, on rare occasions, be at late notice.

Food

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners are included.Dinners are usually taken
in the restaurant at Hotel, where we enjoy a lovely set menu. Please note the
meal on the evening of day one may be a cold buffet instead of a hot meal,
this will depend on the arrival time of the flight.Dinner is not included on
the free day, which may be an excellent opportunity to try the A la carte
menu on offer at the Hotel. Vegetarians are catered for, yet as this area is
renowned for its meats, please be aware that there may not be as much
variety.5 pack lunches are provided by the hotel. Each morning there is a
small buffet with items to make your own lunch (e.g. bread rolls, ham,
salad...) In an effort to minimise the use of plastic and single-use items,
the hotel provides Tupperware-type boxes and reusable cutlery. Travelling
land only: 8 days starting and ending in Villabassa *Your trip normally
starts at our hotel in Villabassa in the afternoon of Day 1 of the itinerary.
Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining
Instructions - sent approximately two weeks before departure.*CIS 15th
January 2022, 12th March 2022, 19th March 2022 and 26th March 2022 start in
Dobbiaco (approx. 3km from Villabassa)

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  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    If you would like to be paired with a tour member of the same gender, there is no additional charge. A single supplement can be requested if you would like your own room.

  • Who is Exodus Travels?

    At Exodus Travels, we've been exploring the world for nearly 50 years. From Walking and Trekking, Cultural and Cycling, Responsible Wildlife, to Polar and our new Premium Adventures, we are proud to offer award-winning small group and self-guided tours to 100+ countries worldwide.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    The minimum age for this tour is 16 years old.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, our local guides are English speaking.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    International flights are not included with this tour.

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    We are happy to assist with pre and post tour accommodation. Please enquire for detailed information.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

A Wonderful Week

Great weather. Fresh snow plus lots of sunshine. M

Great weather. Fresh snow plus lots of sunshine. Magnificent scenery, the Dolomites are really special both in winter and summer. Comfortable hotel with good facilities and friendly, helpful staff. Tasty interesting dinners with a very good wine list to choose from. A friendly, interesting group of fellow "snowshoeers" What really made the trip special was our guide Sara. She is everything you would wish for in a guide and I can only endorse all the other glowing mentions she receives in reviews.

SNOWSHOEING IN THE DOLOMITES

Wasn't sure walking with tennis racquets on my fee

Wasn't sure walking with tennis racquets on my feet was going to be such a good look ! This was an exhilarating trip staying at a wonderful hotel, lovely group of fellow travellers, great guide and stupendous winter scenery.

Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

A wonderful challenging holiday spent among jagged

A wonderful challenging holiday spent among jagged snow capped peaks, led by a knowledgable, caring guide, with a great sense of fun.

SNOWSHOEING IN THE DOLOMITES

A fantastic week. Lovely hotel, food and scenery.

A fantastic week. Lovely hotel, food and scenery. And the spa at the end of the day was bliss. Tougher than I expected but not a problem as there was no pressure or sense of shame in being last! The food at the hotel is truly gorgeous.

So good we’ve done it twice!

The perfect antidote to overindulging over Christm

The perfect antidote to overindulging over Christmas (although don’t expect to lose weight)! Spectacularly beautiful scenery with some of the finest mountain walking in the world. Conditions can vary - we had reduced snow levels, but that just meant we donned universal crampons (provided by Exodus) and headed up into the hills on good trails. The walking is well graded, increasing (a little) in difficulty through the week. The hotel offers superb accommodation and exceptional food. It has a small, well equipped wellness centre and gym, and offers spa services (massages were highly rated by those who had them).

Excellent Week

After problems with avalanches around the Brenner

After problems with avalanches around the Brenner Pass and subsequent rail journey, we enjoyed great scenery, weather and had the benefit of a knowledgeable leader.

Snow Shoeing in the Dolomites

Another great Exodus holiday. Nice hotel Great rou

Another great Exodus holiday. Nice hotel Great routes and scenery with a variety of Winter conditions ranging from blue skies and glorious sunshine to romantic fluttery snow falls in magical forests to wild full-on winter conditions of wind and heavy snow.

Fantastic holiday

This was a great holiday for our mixed group of co

This was a great holiday for our mixed group of complete snowshoeing beginners and those who had tried it before. The scenery was stunning, helped by perfect weather! Sunny all day with brilliant blue, cloudless skies. The family run guest house was perfect for relaxing after a hard day walking. The pool and spa area were great, food delicious and a couple of warm bar areas for socialising.

Dolomites snowshoeing February 2017

One of the best holidays I have ever had. I was a

One of the best holidays I have ever had. I was a little nervous about doing a first group holiday but this holiday was amazing. The group leader, Sara, was fantastic - very knowledgeable about the mountains, and many other things. She was very friendly and very interesting to talk to. The other members of the group were lovely people. The scenery was incredible and the walking was varied and perfectly planned. The only criticism was the dinner menu which was over complicated - would be much better to have 3 courses with a few choices. The breakfasts were fantastic.

An adventure

I think it was on the third day, high up in what s

I think it was on the third day, high up in what seemed to be a white wilderness, that it occurred to me that I’d run out of superlatives – awesome, stunning, magnificent, all the usual stuff didn’t seem to do justice to the scenery. I settled on surreal. This is a trip that exceeds expectation though the guide did describe us as “the lucky group” partly because we had a big dump of snow on the second day despite the gloomster weather forecasts. I also found it tougher than I expected; snow shoeing is harder than it looks, and we started most of the walks at about the 2000m mark, so altitude played a part – we were asleep by 11, another new experience. The hotel was very comfortable though the food did not quite live up to the eulogies in other reviews – the pool was great for soothing tired limbs. Difficult to describe some of the interior decoration – eclectic, eccentric or possibly kitsch? The staff were certainly welcoming and attentive, and the rooms were warm and spacious.

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