summer on the dolomites

Group hiking trip in Val Gardena – Dolomites

Hotel 4* with spa and heated swimming pool

6 nights with breakfast and dinner included

5 hiking tours with professional guide

Trentino - Alto Adige

Where

St.Cristina in Val Gardena

When

July 21 – 27, 2024

Price

1145.00 €/pp

A group hiking trip in the Dolomites, surrounded by nature in Val Gardena

Experience the best hikes of the Dolomites where art, nature and tradition come together to create wonder

This amazing hiking trip in Val Gardena will take us to discover unique and beautiful places following gorgeous itineraries through unforgettable mountains with stunning views.

With our day hikes we will cross valleys, trails, alpine plateaus and villages breathing in the crystal clear air of these Italian Dolomites and the history and traditions associated with them. The Dolomites are a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site universally valued for their spectacular natural beauty. Day by day, we will also have the opportunity to appreciate the regional cuisinein beautiful mountain huts where we will stop for lunch or a break, immersed among the mountain architecture that seems drawn, the majestic rock walls and the thousand colors of the South Tyrolean landscapes.

Because Val Gardena and the Dolomites never cease to surprise!

Technical specifications
  • DURATION: 7 days
  • LEVEL: moderate
  • TRAVEL STYLE: group, fully guided, explorer
  • TRAVEL STYLE: group, fully guided, explorer
  • GUIDES: Sara and Giorgio
Meeting point

Sunday 21/07 in the afternoon at 4* Hotel in Santa Cristina di Val Gardena. All data will be given at the time of registration.

Return

Saturday 27/07 in the afternoon

Sunday, July 21 – Arrival in Santa Cristina
  • Check- in the afternoon, room assignment and accommodation.
  • At 6:30 p.m. welcome drink for the presentation of the local hiking guide.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
Monday, July 22 – Rasciesa

Lenght: 13 km
Elevation gain: 500 m

Our first hiking tour will be the Rasciesa plateau, in the heart of the Puez-Odle Nature Park, which with its 1000 hectares stretches between Val Gardena in the south and the enchanting Val di Funes in the north.

From Ortisei we will ride the funicular up to the Alpe, which we will cross on a loop hike. Among the forests, hills, trails and delightful meadows that dot the ridges of this plateau we will reach the mountain Rasciesa di Fuori peak at 2284 meters.

We will have lunch at the mountain hut enjoying typical local dishes surrounded by the breathtaking panorama of some of the most famous Dolomite peaks: Marmolada, Sassolungo and Catinaccio.

Tuesday, July 23 – Sassolungo and Sassopiatto

Lenght: 15 km
Height difference: 550 m

This hike tour will be a succession of Alpine panoramas and views overlooking
the most remarkable mountains in the entire Dolomites complex. We will closely explore the Sassolungo mountain group, which includes Sasso Levante and the Sassopiatto massif.

We will hike along the Federico Augusto ridge trail, an ancient communication route used mainly for military purposes between the Fassa Valley and the Alpe di Siusi, along which a sweet surprise will delight our palates.

Next, we will reach the Sassopiatto mountain hut where we will stop for lunch and a well-deserved rest before resuming the path to the hotel.

Wednesday, July 24 – Pic Mountain

Lenght: 9 km
Elevation gain: 330 m

Today we will do an easier hike to regain some strength, also using the Col Raiser funicular.

We will hike to Mount Pic, above the village of Santa Cristina, a mountain that is lower than the surrounding Dolomite peaks, but thanks to its central position is able to offer an extraordinary panorama of Val Gardena.

To enjoy the scenery at its best, we will reach the summit of Monte Pic (2363 m) by crossing Alpe Seurasas, and from there heavenly views of the entire valley will open up: the Odle, the Sella group, Sassolungo and Sassopiatto, Alpe di Siusi, the peaks of Terrarossa and Sciliar.

We will have lunch at the mountain hut in total relax and surrounded by a 360-degree spectacle.

Thursday, July 25 – Puez Tour

Length: 16 km
Elevation gain: 800 m

This will be the most challenging hike of our entire trip, but also the most beautiful.

Taking the Col Raiser funicular up to the Puez plateau, located in the Puez-Odle National Park, we will achieve a unique moonscape with a 360-degree view of all the nearby Dolomite groups: the Odle, Sella group, Marmolada, Piz Boè and Sassolungo mountain group.

We will then reach the Puez Hut at an elevation of 2475 meters for lunch, and then return to Selva hiking through the via Vallunga, the valley par excellence of Val Gardena.

Friday, July 26 – Alpe di Siusi

Length: 16 km
Elevation gain: 800 m

With the last hike of the week you will be captivated by the panoramic views offered by L’Alpe di Siusi, the largest plateau in Europe and one of the most spectacular places in the world.

At an altitude of between 1,700 and 2,400 meters you will savor a real sense of well-being with breathtaking views of the nearby Dolomite peaks of Sassolungo, Sassopiatto and Sciliar, and from the fragrant meadows of the alpine pastures.

It will be a day of relaxation in nature while enjoying delicious specialties with Alpine flavors.

Saturday, July 27 – Return

Return home. After breakfast, you can enjoy a day of relaxation, taking advantage of the hotel’s beautiful swimming pool for a few more hours, or indulge in some shopping.

Participation fee:
  • € 290.00 to be paid at the time of registration
  • € 855.00 thirty days before departure
The fee includes:
  • Two Professional English speaking Hiking Guides for the duration of the entire hiking trip (environmental hiking guide qualified in accordance with L.R. 42 of 23/03/2000 and subsequent amendments)
  • Accommodation of 5 nights in a 4* hotel at Santa Cristina in Val Gardena in double rooms with single beds on request. Single room option (limited number)
  • Half-board service with 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners with water included (drinks not included).
  • Use of indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool, spa and gym of the hotel.
  • Valgardena MobilCard: use of all buses in the valley included
  • Parking space at the hotel and 11kW charging stations for electric cars
  • Free fast wifi
  • Accident insurance
The fee does not include
  • Travel costs to reach Santa Cristina in Val Gardena and return (fuel and tolls) to be made by own car
  • Tourist tax of e. 2.50 per/day
  • Lunches at shelters or packed lunches
  • Ski lifts – approximately €75.00 for all 5 days
  • Anything not specified under “The fee include”.

Registrants will receive all booking and travel details by email.
The event has a limited number of participants.

Technical organization by:

Certosa Viaggi
Via Mario Orsini 2
50125 Firenze (ITALY)
Tel. +39 055 2047019
Email: sabrina@certosaviaggi.it

Important
  • Report any food intolerances at the time of booking
  • Optional trip cancellation insurance available upon request
Cancellation policy

The following applies in case of cancellation:

  • Cancellations made up to 61 days from the date of departure: penalty 0%.
  • The cancellation of the reservation from 60 to 31 days from the date of departure: penalty of 30% of the booked services.
  • The cancellation of the reservation from 30 to 15 days from the date of departure: penalty of 40% of the booked services.
  • The cancellation of the reservation from 14 to 8 days from the date of departure: penalty of 70% of the booked services.
  • The cancellation of the reservation within 7 days from the date of departure penalty of 100% of the booked services.

Read the Terms and Conditions for participation in the guided trekking trip.

sara biffoli, founder of wehike, hiking guide and ais sommelier.

Sara Biffoli, fondatrice di WeHike, guida escursionistica e Sommelier AIS. Born and raised in Florence, with a three-year break in the United States. With WeHike, me and my hiking guides, will take you to Italy’s most beautiful valleys, mountains and villages with unique guided hiking trips for an even more intense immersion in the nature and traditions of my country. WeHike is the outdoor specialist agency in Italy for unique and unforgettable experiences.

giorgio de bernardi middle mountain guide for wehike

Giorgio De Bernardi

Born in ’72, I am a citizen by birth and a mountain person by adoption. For the past 30 years I have only been involved in mountain-related activities. In addition to mid-mountain guiding, I am a ski instructor and have also practiced this profession in the summer on glaciers. I have been a hut keeper and have also climbed several mountains both in South Tyrol and in the Himalayas.

gardena valley hiking trip july 2024

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