+ ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE CROSSINGS OF THE ALPS
+ THE DOLOMITES FROM THEIR MOST BEAUTIFUL SIDE
+ WITH VIVALPIN PROFESSIONAL GUIDE
Named after the geologist Déodat de Dolomieu, the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009 because of their unique beauty. The limestone reefs, washed by the sea millions of years ago, form a stark contrast to the inviting South Tyrolean valleys. Nowhere else are green meadows, lovely alpine pastures, rugged rock faces and bold peaks combined in such a small area. Enjoy the unique landscape of the Dolomites on one of the most beautiful, technically easy alpine traverses. The spectacular route with daily changing impressions, leads from Villabassa at the Braies Lake, to Alleghe under the rugged rock faces of the Civetta. Already on the first stage you will experience real Dolomite ambience during the ascent over the "Ofenmauer". In the following days you will hike through the unique Fanes and Sennes National Park, experience (with a bit of weather luck) a magnificent sunset from the summit of the 2756 m high Lagazuoi, hike to the giant lego stones of the Cinque Torri and marvel at the largest rock faces of the Dolomites from a safe distance.
In between the daily highlights you can look forward to beautiful hiking trails and paths, wonderful resting places at deep blue lakes and not to forget cozy huts with the best Italian cuisine.
Program and process
Meeting point in Niederdorf, South Tirol, transfer to the Pragser Wildsee. Ascent from the picturesque Braies Lake to Rif. Sennes (2126 m) in Fanes Nature Park.
Ascent 950hm / descent 300hm, time 4h, ⇔ 9,4km.
To Pederu (1545 m), through the Val de Fanes to the Green Lake and to Rif. Lavarella (2050 m).
Ascent 550hm / descent 650hm, time 3-4h, ⇔ 10,2km.
To Lago di Limo and Alpe Fanes, continuing on mountain trails to Forcella del Lago (2480 m) and up to Rif. Lagazuoi (2756 m) with spectacular Dolomite panorama.
Ascent 1100hm / descent 420hm, time 5h, ⇔ 12,3km.
Over the Passo Falzarego, past the Cinque Torri to the splendidly situated Rif. Lago di Croda (2042 m) with panoramic views of Cortina D'Ampezzo.
Ascent 700hm /Descent 1350hm, time 5,5h, ⇔14km.
Via Col Dura (2293 m), Passo Palafavera (1634 m) and Col Traversa (1887 m) to Rif. Coldai (2132 m).
Ascent 950hm / descent 850hm, time 6h, ⇔ 16,6km.
Via Col Coldai (2191 m) and Col Mandro (2023 m) down to Lago di Alleghe (966 m).
Ascent 140hm / descent 1250hm, time 2,5h, ⇔ 5,4km.
Transfer back to Niederdorf, South Tirol.
Change of program
All courses and guided tours are conscientiously organized and carried out according to the safety standards of the VIVALPIN Mountain and Ski School with qualified mountain guides. An adjustment of the approved tour program is possible for safety-related reasons such as bad weather, dangerous conditions or insufficient prerequisites of the participants. The decision for the final program is made by the mountain guide on site.
On the last day of the tour before noon.
At least 6 participants (if less than 6 people, surcharge by arrangement)
At 09:30 am at the train station in Niederdorf, South Tirol
Address for navigation: 39039 Niederdorf, Autonome Provinz Bozen - Südtirol, Italien
Getting there by public transport
Good connections to Niederdorf train station
5 huts, 1 hotel
- 1000 Hm
- 1000 Hm
Surefootedness and fitness for 6 to 8 hours of hiking.
5x overnight stay in shared rooms in huts and private mountain inns
1x overnight stay at a hotel
Snacks & Drinks
Mountain railway (optional)
Travel cancellation insurance (optional)