The best of the Italian Dolomites

7-DAY HIKING TRIP IN ITALY

7 days

2/5

12 people max.

HikingItaly

Explore the most beautiful Italian mountain scenery on a week’s hiking trip in the Dolomites. The Dolomites are a prime example of limestone mountains with plenty of character. Features including vertical stone walls, towers, cliffs and steeples make this unique mountain range a real Mecca for hikers.

This trip offers a gentle way to discover the Dolomites, with the most beautiful hikes in the area and comfortable accommodation in the centre of the pearl of the Dolomites, Cortina d’Ampezzo. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dolomites will amaze you at every turn.

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1060,00 

About this trip

Explore the most beautiful Italian mountain scenery on a week’s hiking trip in the Dolomites. The Dolomites are a prime example of limestone mountains with plenty of character. Features including vertical stone walls, towers, cliffs and steeples make this unique mountain range a real Mecca for hikers.

This trip offers a gentle way to discover the Dolomites, with the most beautiful hikes in the area and comfortable accommodation in the centre of the pearl of the Dolomites, Cortina d’Ampezzo. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dolomites will amaze you at every turn.

Listen to Pierrick's description of this hiking trip in the Italian Dolomites

Pierrick Delattre
+33 (0)6 65 93 29 29
contact@watse.fr

Pierrick, the founder of the agency, grew up in the Mont Blanc region.

As a true mountain lover, he has made the area his playground and his profession, always with your happiness as his goal. He will take you off the beaten track on routes that he has designed and mapped himself. Sharing his experience and passion with you every step of the way, you can entrust yourself completely to his guidance.

Highlights of the trip

The most beautiful hikes around Cortina d'Ampezzo on unusual routes far from the crowds.
Staying in comfortable accommodation.
Transport by private vehicle to the start of the hikes.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN CORTINA D'AMPEZZO
Overnight stay in a hotel
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Cortina in the evening.

Time will stand still during the wonderful week ahead of you!

DAY 2: LAKE SORAPIS
5 hours 30 walking time - 20-minute drive - Night in a hotel - 600 m (1,970 ft) ascent / 600 m (1,970 ft) descent
Descending from the Tre Croci pass, you will discover the magical setting of beautiful Lake Sorapis in the valley.

A stunning high-level loop takes you back to the starting point after this first foray into the Dolomite scenery.

DAY 3: FORMIN MASSIF
5 hours 30 walking time - 10-minute drive - Night in a hotel - 700 m (2,300 ft) ascent / 700 m (2,300 ft) descent
Today you will climb up above Cortina d'Ampezzo for a hike with varied views in the Formin massif.
The view of the different mountain groups that make up the Dolomites is spectacular throughout the walk. The circuit takes you over several successive mountain passes so that you can enjoy the scenery before finishing the hike in a beautiful larch forest.

DAY 4: TO THE BIELLA REFUGE
5 hours 30 walking time - 30-minute drive - Night in a hotel - 750 m (2,460 ft) ascent / 750 m (2,460 ft) descent
After a transfer on a forest track, you will arrive at the Ra Stua refuge for the start of today’s hike. Following a circuitous and little-used path, you will climb towards the Biella refuge, in a rocky, lunar landscape. This will provide an opportunity to observe the local wildlife.

The return loop to Cortina d'Ampezzo takes you along a different route with new viewpoints.

DAY 5: TO TOFANA DE ROZES
6 hours 30 walking time - 30-minute drive - Night in a hotel - 850 m (2,790 ft) ascent / 850 m (2,790 ft) descent
Today you will head off for a spectacular hike around Tofana de Rozes. An alpine setting awaits for a varied and beautiful route.
You will pass by the Giussani refuge before returning to the Tofana massif.

A beautiful traverse will allow you to return in a loop to enjoy the landscape to the full.
DAY 6: TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO
6 hours walking time - 30-minute drive - Night in a hotel - 550 m (1,805 ft) ascent / 550 m (1,805 ft) descent
Today you will head for the not-to-be-missed hike of this beautiful region: the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. It will make a wonderful end to your week!

You will take a stunning and unspoilt round-trip route back to the Locatelli refuge just opposite the towers. This is certainly one of the most beautiful hikes in the Dolomites.

DAY 7: TIME TO LEAVE
No particular comments
Breakfast at the hotel will mark the end of this unforgettable stay in the mountains.

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Time difference

No time difference.

Safety

You can find advice on foreign travel from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their official website at diplomatie.gouv.fr under the heading “Conseils aux voyageurs”.

Information published on the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs is subject to change and is provided for guidance only. Furthermore, please remember that no country or region of the world can be considered safe from the risk of terrorism.

Climate

The climate is much the same as in the French Alps: the summer days are hot and the temperature drops significantly at night.

Infos
Luggage

Your luggage will be waiting for you in the hotel each evening.

Transport

Shared car transport to the starting points for the hikes.

Air

No particular instructions.

Electricity

You can charge your electronic devices every day at the hotel.

Meals

Picnics at lunchtime prepared by your guide or by the hotel. Breakfasts at the hotel. Evening meals at the hotel or in town.

Snacks are provided but you can also bring your own favourite snacks.

Accomodation

6 nights in a 3-star hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo, in a double room. If you would like a single room, a supplement will be charged. Please contact us.

Health and vaccines

No compulsory vaccines.

We strongly recommend that you make sure you are up to date with the standard vaccinations: diphtheria-tetanus-poliomyelitis, whooping cough, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, hepatitis A and B.

We recommend that you have a check-up with your dentist before you leave.

Ifremmont

No particular instructions.

Supervision

Supervised by a qualified French mountain leader.

Formalities and Visa

No visa is required for French nationals and citizens of bordering countries.

BUDGET, CURRENCY AND TIPS

Meals, except for supplements (cold drinks, snacks, etc.) and accommodation are included in the price of the stay.

Tipping is not necessary and should reflect your satisfaction with the team.

Registration

By post:

Ask us for a registration form

Send us your registration along with a copy of your passport, your details (postal address, phone numbers and email address) and a deposit of 30% of the cost of the trip.

Also, if you wish to take out a Comfort or Comfort Multi-risk cancellation insurance policy, this must be paid at the same time as the deposit when you register. You can consult the insurance contracts on our website.

On the internet:

Book your stay directly on our website: on the page for the trip by selecting your date and insurance options.

PLEASE NOTE: Airfares will be maintained until 3 months before departure and may be readjusted if necessary if you are booking less than 3 months before.

Insurance and assistance

We strongly advise you to take out insurance for the duration of the trip.

We offer two tailored insurance policies: Comfort Cancellation and Comfort Multi-risk to be taken out when you register for the trip.

Details of this insurance cover can be provided on request or can be viewed by clicking here.

There are other insurance options available, such as Mondial Assistance, your own insurance company or the Club Alpin Français. You should check that they cover trekking.

Make sure that your insurance covers all medical costs in the event of an accident.

It is essential that you check and ensure that you have insurance cover for mountain rescue costs. If this is the case, you must provide us with the following information prior to your departure on the trek:

A certificate from the insurance company stating that mountain rescue costs are covered.

The contract number and telephone number of the assistance centre.

Be aware of the restrictive clauses contained in certain insurance policies (particularly those linked to bank cards such as Visa Premier, Gold or others), for example mountain insurance restricted to snow activities and altitude sickness not recognised as an illness requiring repatriation, resulting in refusal to repatriate.

Please check the actual content of your insurance and make the necessary arrangements where required.

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Added benefits from Watse

AN EXCLUSIVE AND UNIQUE ITINERARY

This trip has been designed by Watse and allows an in-depth exploration of the mountains around Cortina.

SUPPORTED BY A FRENCH GUIDE

Your entire trip will be supervised by a French Watse guide who will take care of everything for you in Italy.

A CHOICE OF QUALITY ACCOMMODATION

You will stay in a comfortable hotel in the town centre. You can choose whether you have your evening meals in the hotel or in a restaurant in the centre of Cortina.

Next dates and prices

Hiking trip “The best of the Italian Dolomites”

Date of departure DescriptionTotalPeople
June 25 - July 1, 2023

Registration in progress

1060,00 
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July 2 - 8, 2023

Registration in progress

1060,00 
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June 25 - July 1, 2023

Registration in progress

1060,00 
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September 3 - 9, 2023

Registration in progress

1060,00 
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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP

  • Half-board accommodation in a comfortable hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • Picnic lunches and provisions for the hikes
  • Supervision by a qualified French mountain leader

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP

  • Cold or fizzy drinks in general
  • Personal hiking and travel equipment (boots/shoes, poles, personal toiletries, etc.)
  • Single room supplements in the accommodation
  • Cancellation and assistance insurance to be taken out at the time of registration
  • Anything not listed in “What’s included in your trip”

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