Sept. 25 - Oct. 2, 2021
Hiking the Dolomites
The small village of Villabassa, just north of Cortina d’Ampezzo, is the perfect base for this Dolomites hiking trip, nestled close to the Austrian border and sandwiched between the spectacular, jagged limestone peaks. From here we enjoy stunning trails, with the opportunity to relax in comfort at the end of a day’s hike. During the week, we venture into the Fanes-Sennes and Dolomiti di Sesto National Parks for great views of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Historically the front line between Italy and Austria-Hungary during the First World War, the trails take us through incredible open-air museums.
At a Glance
7 nights 4-star Hotel Adler, all rooms en suite
5 days center-based walking; one free day.
Altitude maximum 2539m, average 2300m
Not recommended for vertigo sufferers
Countries visited: Italy (optional free day independent visit to Austria)
Is This Trip for You?
Due to the nature of the terrain on this trip, it is not recommended for vertigo sufferers.
Level 3 – Moderate Walking
We usually walk between 5 and 7 hours per day. The area we are visiting is criss-crossed by a network of long established trails and walking paths, most of them well maintained and marked. Even so, paths are rocky and on occasion exposed. A reasonable level of fitness is required.
The exact itinerary (and therefore the length of each hike) may vary depending on weather conditions or other factors beyond our control. While aiming to always follow the routes described in these trip notes, it will be the leader’s decision to amend the itinerary if and when necessary.
(As of right now, roundtrip flights from Boston (BOS) to Venice (VCE) are around US$750!)
This trip is non-refundable; cancellation insurance is highly recommended!