Dolomites High Level Walking Traverse
Italy, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £1,095 (land only) - from €1,535 (land only) - from $1,780 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at Venice's Marco Polo Airport. KE Land Only package services begin with a single timed transfer to the start of the trek. We have a short climb to our first night's accommodation at the Dreischusterhutte. Walking time 30 minutes. Ascent 100 metres.
Day 2: A magnificent day climbing vai Canpo di Dentro to the Locatelli Hut, which is superbly situated near the spectacular towers of the Tre Cime Laverado. Classic Dolomite trekking. Walking time: 6 hours. Ascent 900 metres. Descent 500 metres.
Day 3: A beautiful day of trekking through the wild valleys of Rientztal and Ladro to reach our next night's halt at the Pratopiazza Hut at an altitude of 1991 metres. Walking time 7 hours. Ascent 800 metres. Descent 1200 metres.
Day 4: From the Pratopiazza Hut we hike over the Gaiselleite Pass to reach the attractively located Biella Hut at 2327 metres elevation. Here, we have spectacular views of the Fanes group of peaks. Walking time 7 hours. Ascent 850 metres. Descent 500 metres.
Day 5: We hike past Fosses Lake and through the valley that contains Piccolo Lake. We are now in the Natural Park of Fanes, one of the largest reserve areas in the region. Tonight's accommodation is at the Fanes Hut (2060m) which is more of a mountain hotel than a hut. Walking time 7 hours. Ascent 750 metres. Descent 1035 metres.
Day 6: From the hut we climb up to the Medesc Pass where we can view the huge wall of Sass de la Crusc which gives some of the finest rock climbing in the Dolomites. From the pass, we descend to Villa (also known as Stern) in the Bardia Valley and continue up to the Gardenacia Hut. Walking time 7 hours. Ascent and descent 1100 metres.
Day 7: Our final day of trekking takes us through the Langental Valley to Selva di Val Gardina beneath the imposing peaks of Sassolungo and the Sella Group. Walking time 6 hours. Ascent 500 metres. Descent 980 metres.
Day 8: After breakfast, there is a group transfer to Venice, Marco Polo Airport where KE Land Only package services end.
This holiday involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 2500 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, we recommend you read the advice on trekking at altitude.