Dolomites – King of the Alps

Self Guided Tour - 8 Days / 7 Nights

Idyllic mountain lakes, lush green pastures, picture-book alpine villages and the legendary Dolomites provide the background for this stunning walk through three nature parks.
You’ll enjoy breathtaking impressions of the Sexten Mountains on hikes around the “Drei Zinnen” and the Trident. At the beautiful mountain lake Prags you’ll marvel at the whitewashed walls of the Seekofels Mountain mirrored in its crystal clear water.
And relaxing in the exquisite mountain town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, prepare to be constantly dazzled by striking views of the summits of the Cristallo ranges.

Your Journey

Day 1

Arrive Niederdorf.

Day 2 Niederdorf – Prags Valley (4-6 hours)

From the crystal clear turquoise waters of Lake Pragser Wildsee, ascend through alpine pasture and coniferous forest to the Platzwiese plateau.

Day 3 Plätzwiese - Strudelkopf or Durrenstein - Plätzwiese (3-4 hours)

Circuit walk in the vast pastureland of Platzwiese in the Fanes Sennes Prags Nature Park, largest in the Dolomites. Stunning views of Monte Cristallo and the Three Peaks.

Day 4 Knappenfuss Valley - Gemärk/Climabanche - Cortina d’Ampezzo (2-8 hours)

Walk in the Knappenfuss Valley to Gemark/Climabanche then take either of two options to descend to the beautiful town of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Day 5: Circuit Track: Cable Car Faloria (3-5 hours)

The panorama of today’s starting point - the giant rocks of the Ampezzo Dolomites - is simply stunning. Walk in the deep valley, surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery of the Tofane, the Sorapis and the Cristallo. You can take the cable car up some of the way or choose to climb on foot.

Day 6: Cortina D’Ampezzo – Lake Landro/ Dürrensee – Tre Cime (3 peaks) – Rifugio Auronzo (3-5 hours)

A morning transfer will take you from Cortina to Lake Landro/Dürrensee. Hike through the Rienz valley to the world-famous, iconic Tre Cime - Three Peaks. Rest at the adjacent refuge where expansive decks afford the best views. The Three Peaks were the scene of important activity during World War I between Italy and Austria-Hungary. Further on is the Rifugio Auronzo hut from where you return to Toblach/Niederdorf. An easier option is available on this day.

Day 7: Toblach/Niederdorf - Sexten/Sesto - Toblach/Niederdorf (6 or 7 hours)

From Versciaco take a cable car up Mt Helm for wonderful views of the Sexten Dolomites. Hike from one refuge hut to another in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Pustertal to Sexten.

Day 8

Arrangements end. Extend your stay with A TASTE OF VENICE

Terrain

Moderate hiking tour with some energetic climbs on well-marked trails. Some walks can be shortened with transport. It is suitable for anyone in good basic physical condition and climbing experience is not necessary.

Meals

Breakfast daily. Dinner available.

2018: Start any day from 9 June - 16 September (inclusive).

Price

Please note that pricing is per person in Euro

2018: Double / Twin Share €759

Single Supplement €149

High Season Surcharge €65 (30 June - 8 September)

5 x Dinners (Excluding Cortina) €105

Add Discover Venice - 3 Days / 2 Nights

Venice is a city of 117 islands and 400 bridges interwoven by a network of canals and scattered with impressive palaces, rambling cobbled lanes and pretty piazzas. “The world’s most beautiful city” is best explored on foot and by boat. The incomparable Piazza San Marco, one of the world’s greatest monuments, is the central point to begin an exploration of the city. Close by, the Doges Palace is a treasure trove of art and history and we offer a tour of ‘The secret trails of the Doge's Palace’ through the private rooms. An excursion to the colourful islands of the lagoon is a must. The island of Murano is known for its’ glass manufacturing industry; Burano with its brightly painted fisherman’s houses; and Torcello, the first point of civilisation in the area.

2018 Price Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotels either on the island or at Mestre
  • Breakfast each day
  • Original Venice Walk - Operates 3:45pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday from 17 April - 31 July & 1 September - 31 October. (Excludes August).

Optional tours that can be added to your package:

  • Secret Trails of the Doges Palace – this tour follows on after the Venice walking tour at 4.30 pm Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
  • Grand Canal Tour at 4.15 pm Mon, Wed, Sat. (Excludes August)

Price - 2018

Please note that pricing is per person in Euros.

High Season: 30 March - 14 July, 31 August - 31 October.

Mid Season: 16-29 March, 15 July - 30 August.

TimeHigh Season Extra Nights (High)Mid SeasonExtra Nights (Mid)
Mid Week        
Double / Twin Share €220  €94  €158  €65
Double Lagoon View €280  €125  €208  €90
Single €340  €156  €255  €112
Weekend        
Double / Twin Share  €235  €102  €185  €79
Double Lagoon View  €310  €140  €235  €104
Single  €395  €181  €318  €145

 

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A Walker’s World has been offering walking holidays in Europe and around the world since 1991.

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