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Italy Dolomites Hiking Tour
Hike in Italy's Fabulous Dolomite Mountains
The Dolomites, well known for sheer pinnacles and high walls, are the most stunning mountains in the eastern Alps. This demanding but rewarding trek takes us through wildflower-filled alpine meadows, past blue and green lakes, and above tree line at over 10,000 feet. We explore some of the region's best landmarks and towns including the Tre Cimes Di Lavaredo, Cortina d'Ampezzo Olympic village and the Rosengarten Mountains.
Days 1-2: Munich-Mittelberg-Toblach
Transfer by train from Munich airport to the quaint village of Mittelberg for our reception dinner. We then make our way to Italian village of Toblach. Our first hike in the Dolomites is along the Eduard Fischer-Steig Trail. We also spend time in the famous Pragser Nature Park and Wildsee.
Days 3-5: Drei Zinnen-Tre Cime di Lavaredo-Cortina d'Ampezzo-Passo Pordoi
Today we explore the world famous three jagged spires that dominate the landscape called "Drei Zinnen". The following day we hike to the base of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, three jagged spires known throughout the world. We spend the night in the village of Cortina d'Ampezzo, site of the 1956 Winter Olympics. We hike past the women's downhill course and the bobsled track en route to Dibona Hut and then back to Cortina. Day 5 includes a scenic drive to Passo Pordoi - the highest paved road in the Dolomites and a challenging optional climb of Piz Boe.
Days 6-7: Grodner Valley-Seiser Alm-Rosengarten Mountains
Today brings us to Seiser Alm, the largest high alpine meadow in Europe. Here dairy cattle and wildflowers abound. We enjoy stunning views of the Rosengarten and Latemar mountain ranges on our hike to Schlernhauser, one of the most beautiful mountain refuges in the Tirol. Day 7 we reach Paolina Hut in the hear of the Rosengarten Mountains and begin the circuit of Rotwand - a famous rock climbing area.
Day 8: Rosengarten Mountains-Bozen-Munich
We drive on our final day to the city of Bozen where we have free time to explore of visit the archaeological museum woith its mummified Bronze Age ice man, Otzi. We continue on to Munich, Germany where we bid our farewells.