Day 1: Val Gardena. Arrive in Val Gardena on your own and check into hotel. Meeting with guide in the afternoon and briefing of the trip. Overnight at Hotel in Val Gardena. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Sassolungo – Sassopiatto Circumnavigation. “Then come the gigantic masses of the Platt Kofel and Lang Kofel, the first, sliced off, as by the malice of a Titan, at a single blow; the second, an array of splintered spires, ashy-tinted or pale yellow.” (Gilbert and Churchill 1864). Public bus to Passo Sella and hike on a wide and well marked trail under the Sassolungo and Sassopiatto massifs to the Rifugio. Overnight at Rifugio. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 3: Catinaccio Massif. A fantastic hike under the Catinaccio massif one of the land marks of the Dolomites and recently named part of UNESCO. Overnight at Rifugio. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: Val di Fassa. Hike to Alba di Canazei in the Val di Fassa Ladin valley and ascent the Contrin valley to the Rifugio situated right under the famous Marmolada Glacier the highest peak and the only glacier on the Dolomites. Overnight at Hotel in Val di Fassa. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 5: Hike under the Marmolada (part of UNESCO). A fantastic route traverses under the impressive rock wall of the 3,342m (10,965') Marmolada, the highest point in the Dolomites and considered the “Queen of the Dolomites”. Stop at the alpine Rifugio Falier (2,070m / 6,791') for lunch and final downhill to the town of Malga Ciapela. 10 minute transfer to Passo Fedaia for the night. Overnight at Rifugio. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 6: Val di Livinallongo. Hike up the Monte Padon along the Val Ros and enjoy spectacular views of the Marmolada Glacier and surroundings. Walk down to the remote and tiny village of Davedino and from there to Sottoinghiazza arriving to the agriturism. Overnight at Agriturism. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 7: Alta Badia. Hike under the Col di Lana on the Teriol Ladin WW1 trail to the village of Contrin and to the Rifugio La Vizza. After lunch our final walk to the town of Corvara in the South Tyrolean area on the Alta Badia valley where Italian and German traditions blend together. Farewell dinner with your guide. Hotel in Alta Badia. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 8: Depart. Breakfast and departure.
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