Dolomites Italy Hut-to-Hut Hiking

From
Castelrotto, Italy
Price
$4,295

Based On Double Occupany. Single Supplement Applies.

Duration
8 Days, 7 Nights
Duration

8 Days, 7 Nights

Skill Rating
1
From

Castelrotto, Italy

Accommodation
2 Nights Hotel, 5 Nights Mountain Hotels or Refugios
Price

$4295

Based On Double Occupany. Single Supplement Applies.

Included
Guides, lodging, most meals (all breakfasts and dinners), route maps
Not Included
Transportation to Castelrotto, lunches, drinks, personal clothing and accessories, full medical, baggage and trip cancellation insurance, airport taxes and gratuities.

If the Swiss Alps are made for skiing, then the Italian Alps are made for trekking. Join us as we complete a circular tour of these Alps. We start and end in the charming town of Castelrotto by traversing 5-12 miles a day along the breathtaking alpine trails of the South Tyrol in the German speaking north of Italy. We stay each night in the rustic luxury of mountain hotels surrounded by the spectacular crags of the Dolomites. Enjoy Italy from the outside in!

Day 1: Travel independently by rail and bus from Milan to Castelrotto (Kastelruth), a town built for farmers rather than skiers - it has more character than any other town around. We will have a welcome dinner at our hotel in Castelrotto and preview our week's journey in the South Tyrol section of the Dolomites. We will overnight in Castelrotto at Hotel Zum Wolf and depart for Bolzano in the morning.

Day 2: After breakfast we take a bus and gondola up to Compatsch (1850m), a popular winter resort, where we will begin our trek. Our day's hike takes us through Rifugio Saltner (1726m) and on to Rifugio Bolzano/Schlernhaus (2450m). We should spend anywhere from 2 ½ hours to 3 ½ hours on the trail.

Day 3: Our morning begins at Rifugio Bolzano/Schlernhaus (2450m) where we will put down a hearty breakfast, strap on our packs and hit the trail. We will travel over the spine of the Scialar altipiano - a fascinating karst geologic formation - and walk across the south face of Cima di Terrarossa, descending into a deep valley. Today's journey lands us in Rifugio Alpe di Tires (2440m), a cheerful hut with splendid hospitality.

Day 4: After breakfast we will hike to Seiser Alm-Haus/Dialer where we will drop off our packs, have some lunch and continue on to explore some local trails. The scenery along the way provides spectacular views and takes us to the more remote part of our journey. We end our day in back at Seiser Alm-Haus/Dialer where we will spend the next two nights.

Day 5: Today we will from Alm-Haus/Dialer and continue on to the Val Duran region of Alpe di Suisse.

Day 6: Our morning begins in Sasso Piatto where we will have breakfast and then head southwesterly along a moderate trail that takes us to Rifugio Vicenza (2253m). The alpine hut "Rifugio Vicenza" is placed in the heart of the Sassolungo group where you enjoy a wonderful view over the Alpe di Siusi. Our travel time today will be from 4-5 hours.

Day 7: Beginning at Rifugio Vicenza (2253m) we will have an early breakfast and head southeasterly towards Saltria (1689m). This section of the trek marks a moderate to difficult ascent of over 550m from Vicenza to Saltria, but the view is one of the best on the entire trip. Once we reach Saltria, we will have about an hour and a half until we complete our dolomites loop and land back at Compatsch (1850m). Here, we will catch the bus back down to Castelrotto for our celebration dinner.

Day 8: This morning we will have a farewell breakfast at the hotel before catching a train for Milan.

**Itinerary subject to change depending on conditions.