Snowshoeing - Italian Dolomites - 14 March

Physical rating: Moderate 

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Accomodation: Standard 

Dolomites Snowshoe Trip
Sat 14th to Sat 21st March – Rev 1
8 days & 7 nights
Group size: from 4 to 12        From 16 years old
Accommodation:     4 * Hotel Adler
Physical demands rating: Moderate

"At sunset, the mountains light up in fiery red, turning to purple before fading into the night: this is the Enrosadira, the Alpenglow, a phenomenon whose origins are deeply rooted in legend."


These are the magnificent Dolomite peaks, in one of the planet's most spectacular landscapes in the Alta Pusteria Valley that has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Your trip is based in the typical mountain village of Villabassa and includes walking in unspoilt areas accessible only by snowshoe, and 7 nights in a 4* hotel and wellness centre. Snowshoe lovers will find everything they could wish for in the trails in and around the Fanes-Sennes Natural Park, beneath the towering peaks of the Tre Cime. Every evening, relax in the beautiful Hotel Adler, situated in the centre of the village.

Cogne Snowshoeing trip

Day 1 Arrival Villabassa.
Pick up at Venice airport (mid day) and transfer to your 4* family run Hotel Adler in Villabassa (approx. 3 hours).  Villabassa, a traditional spa village, is ideally situated in the Alta Pusteria Valley in the midst of the Dolomite peaks. The hotel has been run by the same local family for 400 years, and is equipped with a wellness centre including sauna, steam room and vitarium.
Dinner included.

Day 2  Lago di Braies – Grünwaldvalley
Today after a short transfer to Lago de Braies by public or private transport (20 min), take a wonderful and medium difficulty excursion along the right side of Lake Braies with a breathtaking view of the Croda del Becco. Starting point: Lago di Braies (1,494 m) Arrival: Val di Foresta - Baita del Cacciatore (1,750 m). Possibility to extend the walk further in the valley.
Walk Distance: 12 km             Ascent: 350 m
Breakfast and Dinner incl. Lunch not incl.

Day 3  Cimabanche – Gotresvalley- Ra Stua Hut
Transfer by public or private transport (40 minutes) to a beautiful walk in the two nature parks, Parco naturale Dolomiti d’Ampezzo and Fanes Senes Braies. You will take an old military road, built at the beginning of the First World War, when it was the first target of the Italian troops. To provide supplies and support in this sector of the front, the Austrian high command decided to build a road linking Ra Stua, Lerosa and Cimabanche. Thanks to this road it is possible to take a fantastic snowshoeing walk, around the Croda de R'Ancona (2366m) on the mountain pastures of the Lerosa mountains, dominated to the north by the majestic Croda Rossa (2965 m), while to the west the view stretches over the Sennes plateau.
Walk Distance: 13 km             Ascent: 600 m
Breakfast and Dinner incl. Lunch not incl.

Day 4 Plätzwiese – Strudelkopf (2307 m)
Short transfer by public or private bus to Brückele (20min), from there shuttle taxi every 20 minutes to  Rif. Prato Piazza. The walk takes the direction of  Monte Specie. At the summit cross, also called "Croce die Reduci", you will enjoy the fantastic Panorama over the Tofane, Monte Cristallo and the Tre Cime with the remaining Sesto Dolomites. Some of the huts in this valley are open for stop during or after the walk. Possible extension of the walk going down through Stollaalm hut, which would add 4 km and 200 m.
Walk Distance: 11 km             Ascent: 450 m
Breakfast and Dinner incl. Lunch not incl.

Day 5 Free day
Free day to relax at the hotel and enjoy the spa facilities or try downhill or cross-country skiing.
Breakfast incl. Lunch and Dinner not incl.

Days 6  Lago Antorno – Monte Piana (2324 m)
Transfer by private transport to the walk from the Lago Antorn. A beautiful and interesting excursion on snowshoes to Monte Piana, the site of hard-fought battles during the Great War: a gentle and pleasant itinerary leading up to the Great Cross of Dobbiaco, overlooking the Lago di Landro. The trail unfolds on a haunting flat plateau, with thrilling views and a very special view of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
Walk Distance: 13 km             Ascent: 480 m
Breakfast and Dinner incl. Lunch not incl.

Day 7  Frondeigen – Golfen.
The snowshoe hike takes up to the Monte Calvo/Golfen from where you have a wonderful view over Dobbiaco/Toblach, the Val di Landro/Höhlensteintal and the Val Pusteria/Pustertal.
Walk Distance: 12 km             Ascent: 780 m
Breakfast and Dinner incl. Lunch not incl.

Day 8 Farewell !
End Villabassa. Transfer back to Venice airport to catch early afternoon flight.
Breakfast.

Dates

Package price per person

14-21 March 2020

€1085




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