Day 1: Arrival. Private airport transfer. Arrival in Cortina D’Ampezzo and check in to your hotel. In the afternoon meeting with guide and briefing of the trip. Accommodation 4-Star Hotel in Cortina. Includes: (B).
Day 2: Bike to Val Pusteria or Hike Below Punta Sorapis
Option 1: Bike on wide gravel bike path to the towns of Dobbiaco and San Candido in Val Pusteria on the border with Austria. The 36 km (22 miles) can be cycled without any major effort and is ideal for families with children. Lunch on any of the South Tyrolean towns and return either by bike or by bus.
Option 2: Unlike the rugged rocky heart of the Sorapiss which soars to 3,205m (10,515'), dominating the resort township of Cortina, the northernmost edge of the group is accessible to the average walker. This varied loop route leads to a lovely hut set below towering Punta Sorapiss, and guarantees extensive views over neighboring Dolomites, combined with good chances of spotting wild chamois mountain goats. Afternoon to explore and shop in the chic town of Cortina D’Ampezzo. Ovrnight 4-Star Hotel in Cortina. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Cinque Torri – Nuvolao – Via Ferrata Averau. Morning transfer and hike to the base of the imposing Cinque Torre, a group of five famous stone pinnacles. Experience with your guide the thrill of a via ferrata to the top of Averau massif. Afternoon explore the bunkers built by the soldiers during WWI or hike to the top of Nuvolao massif to enjoy the breathtaking panoramas. Sleep at family run Rifugio Scoiattoli. Overnight Rifugio Scoiattoli. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: World War I Tunnels. Hike to Passo Falzarego and explore World War I tunnels built into the hillside. Marvel at breathtaking sunsets and quietness of the mountains from the top of the Rifugio Lagazuoi your home for the night. Overnight Rifugio Lagazuoi. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 5: Alta Badia. After breakfast hike to Rifugio Scotoni (1,985m / 6,512') and descend to Capanna Alpina (1,726m / 5,663'). From here, a short transfer to the start of the cable car to Piz Sorega. With the cable car you arrive on the high plateau of Pralongia that offers many hiking possibilities for every hiker and many mountain inns where the children can relax and play. After lunch hike down to your luxury hotel, complete with spa and swimming pool. Overnight 5-Star Relais and Chateaux Rosa Alpina. Includes: (B).
Day 6: Sella Massif: Via Ferrata Col dei Bos – Hike to Piz Boe. With your UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guide, experience the thrill of a via ferrata or hike on the Sella massif up to the top of Piz Boe. Delight in remarkable views of theMarmolada glacier, Dolomites’ highest peak. Overnight 5-Star Relais and Chateaux Rosa Alpina. Includes: (B).
Day 7: Santa Croce Sanctuary. Indulge in a hearty alpine breakfast before hiking to Santa Croce Sanctuary. Walk through forest and green pasture to a typical Ladino shepherd’s house for lunch. Taste local specialties such as turtres (Ladino vegetable pastries), grilled veggies, and homemade cakes. Spend afternoon at hotel's swimming pool with the kids. Accommodation 5-Star Relais and Chateaux Rosa Alpina. Includes: (B).
Day 8: Depart. Breakfast and private transfer to Venice airport. Includes: (B).
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