Hiking Dolomites Nature Park
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8 days | difficulty level

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Hiking Dolomites Nature Park
Hiking week in the nature parks of the Dolomites a UNESCO natural world heritage site

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Duration: 8 days
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Experiencing nature – idyllic Mountain lakes, lush Mountain pastures, green forests and the legendary Dolomites will guide you through three Nature Parks during your hike. Not without reason, were the Dolo-mites declared a Natural World heritage site. Cortina d’Ampezzo, surrounded by majestic peaks and Sesto, the valley of the mountain climbers and mountain guides will be discovered.

As a preamble to the hike, you are greeted by lake Pragser Wildsee, in whose crystal-clear waters the whitewashed walls of the Seekofel, are mirrored. All those who believe that nothing more can top this experience, be well advised hat high above Cortina d`Ampezzo you can view and glance over some of the most striking summits. The Cristallo Group of mountain peaks; the Pinnacle on Mount Tofane and the summits around the Fanes Mountains, all wrestle for the attention of the observer. Naturally, an excursion to the Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks) cannot be left out. Finally, we will introduce you to the splendours of Sesto.
This is an easy and accessible hiking tour through well-marked trails. It is suitable for anyone in good basic physical condition and climbing experiences are not necessary.

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

Prags/Braies
Braies Lake
Prags/Braies
Enchants visitors above all with its crystal clear turquoise water.
Prags/Braies
Plätzwiese/Prato Piazza
Prags/Braies
The plateau is one of the most popular hiking areas in the country; this region has a special attraction for visitors, especially because of its exceptional flora.
Cortina
Faloria
Cortina
The panorama is simply stunning. The huge rock giants of the Ampezzo Dolomites rise high into the sky. The Monte Cristallo and the Cristallo group, the Tofane and the Fanes group are the protagonists of this spectacle.
Sexten/Sesto
Sesto Sundial
Sexten/Sesto
The five Dolomite peaks of Neuner, Zehner (Sextner Rotwand), Elfer, Zwölfer and Einser form a worldwide unique natural spectacle: the largest stone sundial in the world, the so-called Sextner Sonnenuhr.
Toblach/Dobbiaco
The Three Peaks
Toblach/Dobbiaco
The Three Peaks are the symbol of the Dolomites and therefore probably one of the most famous mountain groups in the world.
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1

Individual arrival at the hotel in Hochpustertal. Free, unguarded public car park near the hotel.

Day 2: Villabassa/Dobbiaco – Pragser Tal/Valle di Braies – Plätzwiese

(ascent approx. 800 m, descent approx. 800 m / approx. 5 - 6 hours or Variant: ascent approx. 800 m, descent approx. 0 m / approx. 4 hours)

Your hiking holiday starts with a short transfer to the idyllic lake Pragser Wildsee, which fascinates the sightseer with the crystal clear turquoise waters of the lake. Here you get a first impression of the Pragser Tal; with its dark- needled coniferous forests and the whitewashed walls of the mountain rocks, it counts to the pearls of the Dolomites. The way leads you to the alpine pasture Rossalm and down to Brückele. By public transport you reach the high plateau of Plätzwiese, over which the mountains Dürrenstein and Hohe Gaisl sit majestically. Beside calm and nature you encounter here also a panoramic view: In the vastness you can see the mountains Cristallo, Tofana and the world-famous Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks). Leisurely walkers have the possibility to choose a variant for the first stage, at which they are taken to the guesthouse Tuscherhof and start their walk from there. Following the river Stolla they pass the guesthouse Brückele, the homonymous hut Stolla and rock paintings (cases of erosion, which are produced by the constant influence of water and the different composition of the rock) to get to the Plätzwiese.

Day 3: Plätzwiese – Strudelkopf or Dürrenstein

(Strudelkopf: ascent approx. 350 m, descent approx. 350 m / approx. 3 - 4 hours or Dürrenstein: ascent approx. 800 m, descent approx. 800 m / approx. 4 – 5 hours)

Starting point of today’s stage is the alpine pasture Plätzwiese, which together with the mountains Hohe Gaisl and Kreuzkofelgruppe counts as the most treasured and revered hiking areas in the country; the charismatic magnetism of the unusual flora and natural lakes, have an enthralling charm on the discerning visitor. The bizarre and fascinating fables according to legends of the ancient tribes of Fanes Empire are relevant here. In the Nature Park Fanes-Sennes-Prags, the largest nature park in the Dolomites, you can make your choice between two options. Starting at the Plätzwiese depending on the variant you reach either the Strudelkopf (short variant) or the Dürrenstein (longer variant). Both options offer you a spectacular view on the Hohe Gaisl, the Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks), the Tofana and the Monte Cristallo peak.

Day 4: Plätzwiese – Knappenfußtal – Gemärk/Cimabanche – Cortina d‘Ampezzo

(ascent approx. 0 m, descent approx. 475 m / approx. 2 hours or Variant: ascent 650 m, descent approx. 1.425 m / approx. 8 hours)

You hike through the high plateau of the Plätzwiese and descend through the Knappenfußtal to Cimabanche – the frontier between South Tyrol and Belluno. Here are two possibilities to continue: either the direct way using the public transport to Cortina d’Ampezzo or the longer variant to the hut Ra Stua and under the Col Rosa to Cortina d’Ampezzo. Your today’s destination, the former Olympic city, impresses with its unique location in the middle of famous Dolomite peaks.

Day 5: Circular track or cablecar Faloria

(Long variant: ascent approx. 300 m, descent approx. 1.175 m / approx. 5 hours - Short variant: ascent approx. 75 m, descent approx. 975 m / approx. 3 - 4 hours)

The panorama of the starting point of this stage is quite simple and stunning. The giant rocks of the Ampezzo Dolomites reach into heaven; the Monte Cristallo and the Cristallogruppe, the Tofana and the Fanesgruppe are the leading actors of this spectacle. There are two options for the day: the longer one leads you towards Forcella Faloria and the shorter one is following the Dolomieu Panoramic Trail. Both of them are heading towards Passo Tre Croci. The descent to Cortina is equal for both routes. Let yourself be enchanted by the natural beauty of the fascinating environment of the impressive Dolomite peaks.

Day 6: Cortina d’Ampezzo – Drei Zinnen viewpoint – Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks) – Rifugio Auronzo hut

(ascent approx. 1.000 m, descent approx. 100 m / approx. 4 - 5 hours or Variant: ascent approx. 350 m, descent approx. 350 m / approx. 3 – 4 hours)

A transfer will take you from Cortina d’Ampezzo to the Drei Zinnen Viewpoint. From here you will hike throug the Rienztal to the world famous Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks). The mountains are probably the most known rock formations in the Dolomites. They were an important war scenery during World War I between Italy and Austria- Hungary. An easy hike takes you further on to Rifugio Auronzo hut and by bus you go back to your hotel in Dobbiaco/Villabassa (Ticket not included). For who prefers to take it easy that day, there is the possibility to take a direct bus to Rifugio Auronzo hut (ticket approx. € 6.40- ticket not included). From there you can make the round tour of the Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks) and take the bus back to your hotel in Dobbiaco/Villabassa.

Day 7: Villabassa or Dobbiaco – Sexten/Sesto – Villabassa or Dobbiaco

(ascent approx. 575 m, descent approx. 975 m / approx. 6 hours)

The last stage of your hiking holiday takes you to one of the most beautiful side valleys of the Pustertal, to Sesto. Before that, you arrive to Versciaco, where the cable car takes you to the mountain Helm. From here you can enjoy a beautiful view to the Sextner Dolomiten. The huts Hahnspiel, Sillian, and Alpe Nemes are further stops before you hike to the Kreuzbergpass. You will get back to Villabassa/Dobbiaco by bus/train and enjoy you last night of your tour in the Dolomites.

Day 8

Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.

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Prices and dates

Double room rate From 12/06/2021 to 19/09/2021 739 €
High season supplement From 14/07/2021 to 11/09/2021 59 €
Single room supplement 169 €
Half board supplement 109 €

From 12/06/21 to 13/07/21, from 14/07/21 to 11/09/21, from 12/09/21 to 19/09/21 arrival is always possible on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

Price per night and person in double room Toblach From 01/06/2021 to 30/06/2021 59 €
Single room supplement per night Toblach From 01/06/2021 to 30/06/2021 17 €
Price per night and person in double room Toblach From 01/09/2021 to 30/09/2021 59 €
Single room supplement per night Toblach From 01/09/2021 to 30/09/2021 17 €
Price per night and person in double room Toblach From 01/07/2021 to 31/08/2021 79 €
Single room supplement per night Toblach From 01/07/2021 to 31/08/2021 17 €

From 12/06/21 to 13/07/21, from 14/07/21 to 11/09/21, from 12/09/21 to 19/09/21 arrival is always possible on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

General information

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By car: on the motorway Brenner/Brennero (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone – take the exit “Brixen-Pustertal”, then along the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria (SS49) to Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco, depending on the location of your hotel or drive along the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) and then further into Italy through the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria to Toblach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorf/Villabassa, depending on the location of your hotel.
By train: take the train from Innsbruck over the Brenner/Brennero to Franzensfeste/Fortezza. Change trains for the Pustertal/Valle Pusteria - Lienz and get off either at Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco depending on the location of your hotel. Timetable available on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
By plane: Low cost flights are available to Innsbruck airport, „Sant’ Angelo - Antonio Canova“ airport in Treviso and/or to the „Marco Polo“ airport in Venice. On request, we can organise transfers from the airport to the starting point of the cycle tour.

Hotels 3***, partly 4*** category.
Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot!

Free and unguarded parking facilities for the duration of the hiking tour at a nearby public parking area.

• Accommodation in hotels 3***, partly 4**** category

• Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

• If you have booked half board: minimum of 3 course dinner (no half board in Cortina)

• Personal tour information

• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

• Tickets for transfers according to the program (cable-car, bus and trains)

• Ticket for the cable cars Faloria and Helm

• Well planned routes

• Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)

• Telephone service hotline for the entire tour

• Arrival to the starting point of the tour

• Departure at the end of the tour

• Drinks, tourist tax and all extras

• Lunch, Dinner (if not booked)

• Not mentioned entries

• Bus from Cortina d‘ Ampezzo to Rifugio Auronzo;

• Bus from Rifugio Auronzo to Niederdorf/Villabassa - Toblach/Dobbiaco

• Travel insurance

• All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

FAQ

Questions and answers

This is an easy and accessible hiking tour through well-marked trails. It is suitable for anyone in good basic physical condition and climbing experiences are not necessary.

Yes you can bring your dog on this tour. Please let us know at the time of booking (it helps to know what kind of dog it is).

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