This exciting trekking tour leads you to the top of the most famous peaks above 3000m in the Dolomites: narrow gorges, sheer walls and exposed heights combined with rocky plateaus and lovely alp meadows. Get in Touch with history: World War I has left its trace. During the first days we will tackle in the only glacier and the highest mountain of the Dolomites - the Marmolada (3350m) - also called the Queen of the Dolomites! Characterized by her steep South face and impressive gorges, e.g. the Serrai, which is one of our highlights in this tour. The Civetta , also called the Owl, seems to be a kind of bird, which greets its climbers and hikers with its open wings! Although the slopes are also gentle, we find there one of the most inaccessible of the vertical Dolomite rock walls, a true challenge for even the most accomplished alpinists. The gigantic Monte Pelmo closes the circle around Cortina, which becomes, in practice, an island at the centre of a single great peak, even though it is somewhat fragmented. And last, but not least, the sharply pointed peak of the Antela , also called the pyramid of the Dolomites, guarantees you spectacular views you will never forget!
Day 1: Saturday – Arrival
Meet our guide in Hotel Alba, Canazei (1560m), who will brief you the procedure of the week and check equipment. Dinner.
Day 2: Sunday – Marmolada
Ascent through Val Contrin to Passo Ombretta (2700m). Just right below the impressive South face of the Marmolada we descent to Malga Ciapèla (1450m). Fascinating views and a an adventurous hike through the wilderness of Serrai, passing also the gorge of Sottoguda to our overnight stay in the hotel. Luggage transfer. Walking hours: approx. 6-7
Day 3: Monday – Marmolada / Civetta
Walking across the mountain range of Cima di Pianezza (2044m) and the South part of Civetta to Vallada (1080m), above Cencenighe. Overnight in a mountain inn. Luggage transfer. Walking hours: approx. 5.
Day 4: Tuesday – Civetta
Transfer to Capanna Trieste (1135m). Ascent to the mountain lodge Vazzoler at the bottom of the North face of Civetta until the mountain lodge Coldai (2132m) next to the Coldai Lake .
The whole day you can enjoy the fantastic views to the steep walls of Civetta and to the near Monte Pelmo , which is the goal for our next day. Overnight. Walking hours: approx. 5.
Day 5: Pelmo
Descent to Palavera . From here we start our surrounding walk of Monte Pelmo until san Vito di Cadore (1100m) nearby Cortina . Overnight in a hotel. Luggage transfer. Walking hours: approx. 6.
Day 6: Cortina
A short hike to the surrounding mountains of Cortina gives you the opportunity to enjoy a more relaxing day: Monte Formin, Croda da Lago, Tofana . You have the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of Cortina, perhaps visiting the centre or having a coffee at one of the local bars .
Day 7: Antelao / Sorapis
To the mountain lodge S. Marco (1800m) with spectacular views to Antelao and the mountain range of Sorapis ! Afterwards Forcella Grande (2250m) and descent through the wild valley of S.Vito to Val D'Anie i. A wonderful, but challenging hiking day. Transfer back to Alba / Canazei (1,45 hours). Luggage transfer. Walking hours: 6-7.
Day 8: Friday – Departure
After breakfast the tour is at its end.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Guidance by an experienced mountain or hiking guide;
- 7 days overnight, breakfast and dinner included;
- Transfer from / to Canazei and all transfers in between;
- Transfer from / to train station or airport;
- Small groups (4-8);
- In case the group is larger than 8 people, two trekking guides are sent in order to have the possibility of dividing the group regarding the participant's hiking abilities;
- Changes of the program are left up to the mountain-walking leader.
- Beverages and lunches;
- Cable cars and chairlifts.
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