Sample Itinerary for the Summer Adventure of a Lifetime

What’s Included:

Round trip airport transfers
8 nights accommodations 3 star Hotel Ladina at double occupancy.
All breakfasts and dinners
1 night accommodations in rifugio “Franco Cavazza”, includes dinner & breakfast
1 night accommodations in rifugio “Lagazuoi”, includes dinner & breakfast
1 lunch at rifugio “La Para”
1 lunch at rifugio ”Col Alto”
Professional Guides (1 being local)
Group dinner at a traditional farmhouse “Maso Runch”
Climbing equipment for via ferrata
Various local ground transfers

What’s Not Included:

International Airfare
Tips and gratuities
Lunches except the 2 at rifugio’s
Alcoholic beverages
Bike rentals/Gondola & Chairlift’s rides
Travel insurance
Single Supplement ($500)

Deposit & Payment

$500 deposit required to reserve your spot

Balance due 90 days prior to departure date

Payment can be done either by mailing a check, bank transfer or credit card. An invoice will be sent out after receipt of the registration form to those confirmed participants.

Cancellation

Deposit is non-refundable

Cancellation more than 60 days – refund less deposit

Cancellation less than 60 days – no refund

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is highly recommended. Please visit our website for information and a quote.

Additional Details

A detailed itinerary including gear list, pertinent information, daily hiking distance & elevation gain/loss will be sent out after completion of the registration form and deposit payment.
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Itinerary

10 Nights / 11 Days

Tour Dates:

September 10-20, 2016

Alta Badia the Valley

Welcome to the heart of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site

Alta Badia, nestled in the heart of the Dolomites of South Tyrol, is a sunny spot with breathtaking alpine scenery, an international, unique, natural and cultural landscape and its perfect symbiosis between tradition and the Italian “Dolce Vita”.

The Dolomites are a section of the Alps, located in the northeast part of Italy south of Austria. They are often referred to as the most beautiful mountains in the world spanning 6,155 square miles.

The 6 towns of Alta Badia, located in the heart of the Dolomites, are compromised  of Corvara, Colfosco, Badia, La Villa, San Cassiano, Badia and La Val with about 6000 inhabitants in all. Elevations range from La Villa at 4300 feet to Piz Boe 10,342 feet.
The well known resort towns of Cortina & Val Gardena boarder the Alta Badia region over mountain passes to the north and south.

Alta Badia Summer Tour Description:

Ten nights and eleven days of non-stop fun in the heart of the Dolomites.  The focus of this trip is to explore this amazing terrain and be challenged.  Our goal is to hike up to 6 hours a day with the average of 3000 ft of elevation gain on our bigger days. A highlight of the trip is two separate nights at two mountain rifugios gained by spectacular via ferrata. Since we have the advantage of several guides plus a local mountain guide, we can split the group according to energy levels & interest. All rifugios can be reached via hiking trails.  In addition to our hikes, Alta Badia is well known for its extensive bike path network. We have two optional days of cycling for those wishing to rent a bike and experience the EcoDolomitesbike day when all passes around the Sella region are closed to motorized vehicles. On our hikes we will experience points of geological interest such as Dolomiti Unesco World Natural Heritage, World War 1 historical sites around Lagazoi & Nature Parks such as Puez-Odle & Fanes.

The beauty of this tour to the Dolomites is to experience the variety that this region has to offer. Each day we will do something different and new. Along with amazing hikes, biking trails and rifugios scattered about the mountains, there is plenty of time to soak in the local culture and ancient Ladin history. We will indulge in the traditional culinary delights that this region is so famous for, not to mention the fragrance of a wonderful bottle of regional wine.

A Sampling of Activities:

  • More than 400 kilometers of prepared, well marked walks and climbs, from the leisurely, sun-blessed walks in the lower valley to the challenge of the most remote rifugios  
  • Climbs and via ferrata (iron-ladder mountain walk ways)
  • Cycling & mountain biking routes, from the easy for beginners and families to the more challenging Dolomites passes following the routes of the Giro dItalia racers
  • A variety of other sport activities such as cycling, golf, paragliding and horseback riding.

  • Day 1 –
    • Arrival Venice/Verona and transfer to Hotel Ladinia & check-in.
    • 6:00pm Welcome Aperitif.
    • Briefing by guides
    • Dinner & Overnight Hotel Ladinia
  • Day 2 –
    • Breakfast
    • 9:00am Depart for Guided hiking tour on the top of “Skicarosello”
    • Group lunch (about 1pm) at Rifugio “La Para,” hike back down to La Villa
    • Dinner & Overnight Hotel Ladinia
  • Day 3 –
    • Breakfast
    •  9:00am: Transfer to the village of Arabba for guided hiking tour of “Via del Pan” at the base of the Marmolada (highest peak in the Dolomites) – return to hotel
    • Group dinner at a traditional farm restaurant “Maso Runch”
    • Overnight Hotel Ladinia
  • Day 4 –
    • Breakfast
    • Depart for guided hiking tour of the Puez-Odle Nature Park or option to ride “ECO DOLOMITES” – all Dolomite’s passes around the Sella Massif:  Sella, Gardena, Pordoi & Campolongo will be closed for motorized traffic and accessible only for cyclists.
    • Dinner & overnight Hotel Ladinia
  • Day 5 –
    • Breakfast
    • 8:30am Departure to Colofosco to begin guided hike & via ferrata climb to the summit of Sassongher, hike back down to La Villa.
    • Dinner & overnight Hotel Ladinia
  • Day 6 –
    • Breakfast
    • 9:00am transfer to Gardena-Pass for guided climb of via ferrata “Tridentina” or guided   hike to Rifugio “Franco Cavazza” at Pisciadu.
    • Dinner & overnight at Rifugio
  • Day 7 –
    • Breakfast
    • Early wake-up to see the sunrise, after breakfast guided hike to summit of 10,342 ft Cima Piz Boe’ loop back via rifugio “Franz Kostner” and down to the village of Corvara, transfer to hotel.
    • Dinner & overnight Hotel Ladinia
  • Day 8 –
    • Breakfast
    • 9:00am Guided hike to “Santa Croce” and back down to La Villa, transfer to the village of   Corvara. Chairlift up to Rifugio”Col Alto” for lunch (about 1pm).
    • Hike, rent E-bikes or chairlift ride back down to Corvara, transfer to hotel.
    • Dinner & overnight Hotel Ladinia
  • Day 9 –
    • Breakfast
    • 9:00am transfer to Falzarego Pass for guided climb of via ferrata “Punta Alpini” or guided hike of Forcella “Col del Bos” (location of 1st ww) to Rifugio “Lagazuoi”
    • Dinner & overnight Rifugio Lagazuoi
  • Day 10 –
    • Breakfast
    • Guided hike down to “Lake Lagazuoi” on to Forcella Lagazuoi, the beautiful Rifugio Scotoni and arrival to Capanna Alpina, transfer to hotel.
    • Dinner & overnight Hotel Ladinia
  • Day 11 –
    • Breakfast & goodbyes
    • Transfer to the airport for departures

Arrival to either Venice or Verona airports and transfer to Alta Badia via 10-12 passenger van.

Accommodations in 3 star family owned Hotel Ladinia located in La Villa. Hotel Ladinia is centrally situated to many hiking and biking trails with comfortable, well appointed rooms including private baths. You’ll find an excellent restaurant located in the hotel serving daily breakfast buffet, dinner, and a has a newly remodeled wellness center.

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