The Dolomites of Cortina – Guided

Jun - Sep
7 day itinerary

The Dolomites of Cortina – Guided

Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Region: Italy
Cost per person in EUR: from $ 1150  (6-14 pax)

Tour Code: GAEUR-TDC-G7

7 Days Guided tour – Carry only your small bag with daily things & picnic
Italy
Level: Easy to Intermediate
Season: Mid June to Early September

Your hiking adventure in the Dolomites, based at the hamlet of Pocol near Cortina d’Ampezzo, promises to be a remarkable experience. Here’s a suggested itinerary for your four-day exploration of the dolomitic massifs and two days around the Tre Cime de Lavaredo

DATES & PRICES

Tour Code: GAEUR-TDC-G7

Departure Dates (Year 2024)StatusEUR
16-22 JunFULL1,150
23-29 Jun Confirmed1,150
30 Jun – 6 July  FULL1,230
7-13 July, 14-20 July, 21-27 July, 28 July – 3 Aug, 25-31 Aug, 1-7 SepConfirmed1,230
4-10 AugConfirmed1,275

Single room supplement: +200€ (only on request, depending on availability)

If you wish, we can reserve additional nights at the start or end of your stay.

 Some Info

1. LEVEL

Given your preference for easy to medium hikes with 2 to 5/6 hours of walking and/or 300 to 700 meters of positive altitude difference.

During the day, no technical passage with easy to medium paths and trails. The stay takes place semi-roaming, with only one change of hotel.

2. LUGGAGE TRANSFER

You carry only a small bag for the day. It’s essential to keep things light and efficient. Max 10 kg per luggage per person.

Transfer
Concerning the organization of the stay, to maintain the best value for money and great organizational flexibility, we offer participants who come by car to make some transfers instead of the planned public buses. This comes with a discount on the stay. Of course, if no car is available, transfers are made by taxi and public buses.

 

3. ACCOMMODATION

4 nights in a comfortable 3* hotel in Pocol (6 km from Cortina) with sauna, hammam (to be booked and paid for on site) and wifi.
2 nights in a comfortable 3* hotel at Lake Misurina (Sorapiss hotel or equivalent).
Accommodation in a room of 2 (exceptionally 3 in case of odd number), with bathroom.

For departure on 07/28 and 08/04, you will be accommodated for 6 nights in a comfortable 3* hotel in Pocol (6 km from Cortina). For the half-day hike of D7, the guide will offer a loop hike starting from Pocol.

Itinerary

From Cortina – Cortina

We may have to modify the indicated itinerary: either at the level of the organization (problem of overload of the accommodations, duplication of the groups, modification of the state of the ground, landslides, degraded trails, etc.), or directly because of the guide (weather, group level, etc.). These modifications are always made in your interest, for your safety and for a better comfort!

Day 1

Cortina d’Ampezzo to Pocol
Meet guide at 4:30 p.m. at Cortina d’Ampezzo bus station and transfer by bus to Pocol (6 km from Cortina). Installation for 4 nights at the hotel. Presentation by the guide of the hiking week.

Day 2

The Cinque Torri [4h, +350m, -715m]

The hike from Passo Falzarego to Forcella Averau, Forcella Nuvolau, Averau Refuge, Scoiattoli Refuge, and Cian Zopé offers a fantastic adventure with stunning views. The hike offers a mix of challenging ascents, stunning views, and a rewarding descent, allowing you to experience the diverse landscapes of the Dolomites. Enjoy the adventure!

Day 3

Croda da lago Lake
[4.5~5 hrs, +530m, -700m]

Exploring the path from Ponte de Rucurto to Lake Croda and its refuge i a delightful hike. This hike offers a mix of ascent, scenic landscapes, and the rewarding experience of reaching Lake Croda and its refuge. Enjoy your exploration of the picturesque surroundings!

Day 4

Crossing the Tofane massif [4 hrs, +350m, -630m]

Starting at an altitude of 1985m, passing under the Col dei Bois, traversing the south face of the Tofane de Rozes via Alta Via 1, reaching the Dibona refuge with its terrace facing the Cinque Torri, and descending via a beautiful wooded path to Pocol.

The hike combines the thrill of traversing under the Tofane de Rozes, the stunning views from the Dibona Refuge terrace, and the peaceful descent through a wooded path to Pocol. Enjoy your exploration of the Dolomite landscapes!

Day 5

Tre Cime, West and North faces
[4.5~5 hrs, +450m, -860m]

Begin your day with a private transfer to Lake Antorno. Enjoy the serene surroundings and the view of the mountains reflecting in the lake. After dropping off your luggage at the hotel, we take a late Morning bus to Auronzo Refuge (2330m). The bus ride provides a scenic approach to the starting point of your hike.

Our Hiking Route: Auronzo Refuge to Rinbianco Valley promises a memorable exploration of the Tre Cime area from different perspectives. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and the unique landscapes of the Dolomites!

Afternoon, return to Hotel.

Day 6

The Tre Cime de Lavaredo, east and south face [4~4.5 hrs, +590m, -590m]

Starting from the Auronzo refuge our hike passes by Lavaredo refuge, Mt Paterno, Croda Passaporto, Büllelejoch pass, Piani lakes, Locatelli refuge, and Lavaredo pass. Take a bus back to Antorno Lake, marking the end of an exceptional day.

This grand tour promises an unforgettable exploration of the Tre Cime area, providing a close encounter with the majestic peaks and the diverse landscapes of the Dolomites. Enjoy the spectacular journey!

Day 7

The Fratelli Fonda Savio refuge
[4 hrs, +550m, -550m]

This final half-day allows you to soak in the last moments of the Dolomite scenery and provides a smooth transition to Cortina d’Ampezzo, where you can conclude your adventure with relaxation and exploration. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the vibrant atmosphere of Cortina d’Ampezzo!

Price Per Person in EUR

fr $ 1150 (6-14 pax)
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Cost includes

LAND Price includes

  • Accommodation in a double room with half board
  • Full board food from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7 (with picnics at lunchtime)
  • Taxi transfer from Pocol to Lake Misurinar
  • Local bus transfers
  • Local French guide who may or may not speak English
  • Tourist taxes
  • Briefing before departure

Cost excludes

Price excludes

  • All airfare & taxes
  • All transfers except those mentioned in “includes”
  • Drinks
  • Visits & Entrance fees
  • Personal gears
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, beverages, cigarettes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Single supplement
  • Visa and Visa application fees
  • All those not mentioned in “the price includes”

More Information

FOOD
Half board from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7. Picnic at noon, from D2 to D7.
Evening meal and breakfast served hot; picnic at noon; trail food.

GUIDE
A local certified French mountain guide who may or may not be able to speak English.

GROUP
6 to 14 people.
By being transparent, communicative, and flexible, we may manage additional participants and create a positive experience for everyone involved, whether it’s accommodating a couple or forming a private group of four or more individuals.

START / END
Start: 4:30 p.m. at Cortina d’Ampezzo bus station.
For those arriving directly by car, Meet at 5 p.m. at the hotel reception. You can arrive from 2 p.m. and settle in. Possibility of parking your car for the week in front of the 1st hotel in Pocol. Return by shared taxi, to be shared, to find your car at the end of the circuit.
End: around 3 p.m. at the Cortina d’Ampezzo bus station.

CONFIRMATION NOTICE
You will receive about two weeks before your departure, a confirmation notice specifying the time and place of the appointment, the name and contact information of the guide and the address of the first accommodation.

Extend your stay
You can extend your trip before or after the trek on request.
POCOL: from EUR 120 per person per night in a double room (Half-board)

DATES
At your convenience, from mid June to mid September. Go out with friends or family at the dates that suit you. Customisation possible from 6 people. When you book the tour please give us one or two other departure dates in case your 1st choice is not possible. Price may differ from the above cost.

Getting There & Away

IF YOU ARRIVE BY PLANE 

Venice is the closest one. 

Return trip between Venice and Cortina d’Ampezzo
Cortina Express bus (approximately 2 hours journey): for bus timetables, consult the website.

Return trip between Cortina d’Ampezzo and Pocol
Bus DolomitiBus n°31/33: for bus timetables, consult the website.

Cancellation Terms

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Reviews

Being able to immerse in the beautiful views of the mountains, lakes and valley, all while challenging my own comfort zone. Also having to meet the most wonderful group mates, even though french speaking, they tried to include me in everything. Knowing that its my first time trekking and being a solo traveler, they took special care to look out for me.

For the 6 days trek, we did encounter times when we had to do balcony walks, squeeze through tight rocks, even slip and slide down loose gravels due to route being washed off by rain the day before.

An exhilarating trip. Overall i did not find any fault in the trip itself and the briefing notes were sufficient and i was well prepared for the trip with the information provided.

Annie Leong

16-22 July 23

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