Winter hiking in the Dolomites
Winter hike in the snowy Dolomites
During your winter hiking tour, you will admire the imposing mountains of the Dolomites of Sesto and the world-famous Three Peaks – UNESCO world heritage.
You will hike on varied routes, always surrounded by the magnificent panorama of the Dolomites. Experience the idyllic winter scenery of the famous Sesto Valley, the breathtakingly beautiful Braies Valley and the silence and fresh air of the natural high plateau of Prato Piazza.
The route is doable for both sporty and less experienced hikers.
Snowshoes might be helpful in some stages but are not strictly necessary, these can also be rented on request on-site.
8 days / 7 nights
Day 1: Alta Pusteria (Villabassa/Dobbiaco)
Individual arrival at the first hotel in Alta Pusteria. Free, unguarded public car park near the hotel.
Day 2: Campo di Dentro – „Drei Schuster“ hut – Sesto
(approx. 15 km, ascent 650 Hm)
From Villabassa/Dobbiaco a transfer takes you to the valley Campo di Dentro in Sesto. First, you walk through wintry meadows and larch woods until you get to the „Drei Schuster“ hut at the feet of the mighty Dolomites peaks. Taste the speciality of the house: warm „Apfelküchlein“ and enjoy the view of the „Dreischusterspitze“, as well as the "Schwabenalpenkopf“ before getting to Sesto by public bus.
Day 3: Circular tour Sesto – Passo Monte Croce – „Klammbach“ hut – „Nemes“ hut
(approx. 11 km, ascent 375 Hm)
Immerge into the Dolomites of Sesto: the „Zwölferkofel“ in front of you, on your right the „Dreischusterspitze“; you feel very small in between the magnificence of nature. From Passo Monte Croce you walk to Klammbachalm through Nemesalm. After a short break, you walk back to the Passo Monte Croce.
Day 4: Sesto – Ponticello – Stolla – Prato Piazza
(approx. 6 km, ascent 500 Hm)
In the morning our driver brings you to the starting point of the hiking path at the restaurant „Gasthof Brückele“. The trail leads you along the Stolla stream through a quiet valley to the homonymous hut. The mighty Croda Rossa towers above you. Soon the valley opens up and you reach the Prato Piazza plateau.
Day 5: Circular tour Prato Piazza - Monte Specie
(approx. 10 km, ascent 325 Hm)
Starting from Prato Piazza, you hike to the Monte Specie. The ascent itself is marked by a breath-taking panorama of the great peaks of the Pragser Dolomites, such as the Hohe Gaisl or the Seekofel. The Strudelkopf offers one of the most beautiful panoramic views in the Dolomites to the peaks of the Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks), the Cadini group, Monte Cristallo, the Tofana and the Marmolada.
Day 6: Prato Piazza – Santa Maria – Monte Rota – Villabassa/Dobbiaco
(approx. 12 km, ascent 625 Hm)
A transfer accompanies you to the starting point of today’s tour which is located below the small village of Aufkirchen, known for its Gothic sanctuary dedicated to the Sorrowful Mother of God. The trail leads to Ratsberg, passing through a snow-covered spruce forest you reach Wahlen. The magnificent alpine panorama, the silence and the tranquillity make this stage special and evocative.
Day 7: Villabassa/Dobbiaco – Misurina – Rifugio Auronzo
(approx. 14 km, ascent 675 Hm)
In the morning a transfer takes you to Misurina, where surrounded by mountains you start the hike. Soon you reach Lake Antorno, from there the mountain path leads you to the Auronzo hut, on the south-western side of the world-famous Three Peaks. From the terrace, you can enjoy the stunning panorama of the snow-covered Dolomites! Finally, a transfer takes you back to the hotel, where you can relive the adventures of the day.
Day 8: Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Toblach)
Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.
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By car: on the Brenner/Brennero motorway (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone – take the exit “Brixen-Pustertal”, then through 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 the train to the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria - Lienz and get off either at Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco depending on the location of your hotel.
By plane: Low-cost flights are available to Treviso and Venice. We can organise transfers from the airport to the starting point of the tour on request.
Hotel 3*** and 4**** categories (mostly with sauna and/or indoor pool).
Attention: The tourist tax (if requested) has to be paid on the spot.
Free and unguarded parking facilities for the duration of the tour at a nearby public parking area.
• Accommodation in hotels 3*** and 4**** categories (mostly with sauna and/or indoor pool)
• Breakfast buffet or full breakfast
• Personal tour information
• Transfers according to the programme
• Luggage transfer from the hotel to hotel
• Well-planned routes
• Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)
• Telephone service hotline for the entire tour
• Arrival at the starting point of the tour
• Departure at the end of the tour
• Drinks, tourist tax and all extras
• Not mentioned entries
• Travel insurance
• All not expressly mentioned under the item "Included services“
Questions and answers
Snowshoes are helpful in some stages, but not absolutely necessary. On request, these can also be rented on site.
There is a free, unguarded car park near the first hotel.
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