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What’s included

  • A local leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option). If you are travelling land only, check with our office for joining time at the airport
  • International airport transfers - one group transfer
  • All other baggage transfers as per the itinerary
  • Good standard accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners included
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece
  • The option of joining one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds

Dolomites Circuit Trek

Walking & Trekking

Italy | Walking & Trekking

Dolomites Circuit Trek
Moderate / Vigorous

Moderate: Suitable for anyone who enjoys hill walking.

Vigorous: Suitable for enthusiastic hill/mountain walkers.

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Grade: Moderate / Vigorous ? Moderate / Vigorous
Duration:  8 days from the UK  
On trek: 6 days

Flight inclusive from £1,605,
Land only from £1,395

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A fully supported trek through the heart of the Dolomites, staying in delightful mountain rifugio.

Highlights

  • Explore the heart of the region on this exhilarating seven-day trek, starting at the foot of the Tre Cime
  • Discover more about the local Ladin people and the fascinating World War 1 history of the region
  • Stay in comfortable and welcoming rifugio
  • All your baggage will be transferred for you between mountain huts – walk with just a daypack

Reviews          

It was a most enjoyable trip, made, as is often the case, by the people on the trek. Certainly our little group gelled very well and I think we all enjoyed the chat and companionship as much as the walking. Alberto our guide was excellent with a good appreciation of British humour and customs.
Mr B, Somerset

Just back from MK trip trekking in Dolomites - absolutely superb. A simply amazing holiday. I was extremely happy with every aspect of this trip. It was for me, hugely enjoyable.
Ms T, Herefordshire

I do appreciate the level of accommodation that MK provides – it was a great trip.
Ms S, Yorkshire

I've trekked all over the world - but this is now one of my favourite destinations, I can't wait to go back.
J Limburn Turner, MK Product & Design

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Discover the fairytale world of the Dolomites on our exhilarating circuit which starts at the foot of the soaring Tre Cime, perhaps the most famous landmark in the region. Over the next seven days we trek between some of the best mountain huts in the Alps, with our luggage transported for us. These rifugio have been carefully selected for their delicious Italian cuisine, comfortable accommodation, welcoming staff and spectacular settings.

The dramatic landscape stretches from wild alpine meadows, through cool woodland to the pillars, pinnacles and colossal rock walls of the towering Dolomitic peaks. The region is home to the unique Ladin culture with its distinct dialect, traditions and specialities. Our circuit takes us through the Fanes- Sennes-Braies National Park, under the Tofane mountains, across the breathtaking Forcella del Lago pass and up the spectacular Lagazuoi massif. This region was a frontline high-level battlefield in WW1 and along the way we can explore some of the many forts, trenches and galleries that are a legacy of the war. There are also several optional peak ascents en route. The circuit concludes on the outskirts of the refined South Tyrolean town of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

You will be walking between 4-7 hours each day, with optional additional ascents, or circuits on the shorter days. You will trek on average 6-10 miles per day on a variety of surfaces, including rugged single-track trails, uneven gravely surfaces and scree slopes and some are very steep. We walk at a comfortable pace and there are ample stops for water and snacks.


At a glance

Grade: Moderate / Vigorous
Moderate / Vigorous

Duration:  8 days from the UK  
On trek: 6 days

Max. Altitude: 2,778 m/ 9,144ft – trekking to Rifugio Lagazuoi, Day 6

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Venice

Accommodation types: Hotels, Mountain Refuges

Hotels:

Example Refugio:

The family run Rifugio Fodara Vedla sits at the heart of the Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park, in a vast, green basin used as mountain pasture in the summer, surrounded by the soaring Dolomites. The cooking at the Fodara Vedla is outstanding with delicious Ladin dishes, served in the comfortable wooden stuben - traditionally the room in a farmhouse where the stove was located and cooking took place.

Meal arrangements: Breakfasts and dinners included; lunches are not included.

Leader: Local leader, Dolomites
Local leader, Dolomites

Our holiday in the Dolomites are led by a passionate, experienced mountain enthusiast who will speak good English in addition to at least one of the principal languages of the region – Italian, German or Ladin. They will have a professional outdoor leadership qualification, know the area well and most importantly, be great fun to trek with.
Guides for this trip include Alberto, or “Albi” as he is called by his friends. Albi began visiting the Dolomites when he was a child. From this experience, the desire to become a mountain guide began to burn in him, with the realization that it was possible to make a living while pursuing his passion. In 2011 he earned his UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide certification, becoming a professional mountain guide. He loves to explore the Dolomites and beyond. He is also enthusiastic about Dolomites cuisine – and is happy to offer suggestions about the best dishes at restaurants and the huts. Albi is fluent in Italian and English, and also speaks a bit of French.


DayActivity
1
Meet group in Venice Marco Polo airport for the transfer to the Dolomites. Please check with the office for group flight arrival time and transfer. Transfer to your hotel in Cortina takes approxrimately 2 ½ hours.
2
Trek to Rigugio Vallandro with an optional afternoon hike to the top of Picco di Vallandro
3
Trek to Rifugio Fodara Vedla - a stunning ridge traverse beneath the Croda Rossa Massif
4
Morning trek to Rifugio Fannes. Optional afternoon ascent of the Col Bechei, or a circuit on Fanes Alpe
5
Trek to Rifugio Scotoni
6
Trek to Rifugio Scoiattoli
7
Trek beneath Croda da Lago to Cortina d’Ampezzo
8
Transfer to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Please check with the office for group flight departure and transfer time to the airport.

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2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sun 18 Jun - Sun 25 Jun 2017RestrictedContact usContact us
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What’s included

  • A local leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option). If you are travelling land only, check with our office for joining time at the airport
  • International airport transfers - one group transfer
  • All other baggage transfers as per the itinerary
  • Good standard accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners included
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece
  • The option of joining one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional cable car ascents / descents
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Locally paid bar bills and laundry
  • Optional trips
  • Tips


Review your holiday

Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Memorable          

It was a most enjoyable trip, made, as is often the case, by the people on the trek. Certainly our little group gelled very well and I think we all enjoyed the chat and companionship as much as the walking. Alberto our guide was excellent with a good appreciation of British humour and customs.

Hugely enjoyable          

Just back from MK trip trekking in Dolomites - absolutely superb. A simply amazing holiday. I was extremely happy with every aspect of this trip. It was for me, hugely enjoyable.

Great trip          

I do appreciate the level of accommodation that MK provides Ð it was a great trip.

Can't wait to return          

I've trekked all over the world - but this is now one of my favourite destinations, I can't wait to go back.


Extend your holiday

There are many ways you can extend your holiday with Mountain Kingdoms: book extra hotel nights, relax at a beautiful beach resort, take a warm-up trek, arrange a personal sightseeing tour or enjoy specialist activities such as rafting, birdwatching or a safari.

We're happy to suggest ideas, provide quotes and make all the arrangements. We can also assist with flight and hotel upgrades. Just call us on +44 (0)1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we will be pleased to help.

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