WALKING IN THE DOLOMITES

    8 day Independent tour   South of the Alps at the foot of the mighty Dolomites you walk through the most beautiful part of South Tyrol. In the core of the country between Brixen (Bressanone), the cultural capital of Tyrol and Bolzano, capital of South Tyrol, continental and Mediterranean cultures meet. The first […]

 

 

8 day Independent tour

 

South of the Alps at the foot of the mighty Dolomites you walk through the most beautiful part of South Tyrol. In the core of the country between Brixen (Bressanone), the cultural capital of Tyrol and Bolzano, capital of South Tyrol, continental and Mediterranean cultures meet. The first part of the hiking tour follows so called “Keschtn”trail (sweet chestnut trail). Fine food and breathtaking panoramas combine to a singular holiday experience.

 

Day to Day Itinerary

 

Day 1

Individual arrival at Brixen/Bressanone

Enjoy a stroll in the pergolas; visit the White Dome and Bishops Residence. Not to forget monastery Neustift known for the excellent Sylvane wine. In the evening a welcome meeting and introduction of the tour.

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Day 2

Brixen (Bressanone) – Klausen

Leave Brixen/Bressanone and walk up Mountain Pfeffersberg. You walk on beautiful terraces past little hamlets and farms – always in view of the mighty Dolomites towering high above you. You reach Feldthurns and monastery Säben, South Tyrol’s Acropolis, and the Albrecht Dürer town of Klausen. 5 hours walking time.

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Day 3

Klausen – Barbian – Bolzano 

Short transfer to Barbian, where the tour to Bolzano begins. A marvelous countryside above Eisack valley is Ritten, a popular holiday resort of Bolzano’s jet set. Again and again you will stop and drink in the stunning view of Dolomites, first the Schlern Massif. Past picturesque earthen pyramids you enjoy a ride with Rittner train, which brings you to Bolzano. In the evening a stroll through this truly European city reveals a peaceful meeting of Italian and Austrian culture. 5 hours walking time.

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Day 4

Bolzano – lake Kaltern – Bolzano

You walk to the famous vineyards around Kaltern and will pass the well known lakes of Kaltern and Montiggler. Castles, churches, farm houses are everywhere and worth visiting. 4 hours walking time.

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Day 5

Bolzano – Völs – Seiser Alm (alpine pasture)

 

With the bus you will go to Völs where you start your walking tour to the famous Seiser Alm. A wonderful trail close to the Schlern Massiv with wide views to the Dolomites. 5 to 6 hours walking time.

 

 

Day 6

Seiser Alm – Grödner Valley

On a lower altitude we will walk into the well known valley of wood carvers – Grödner valley, at the foot of imposing Mt. Langkofel. 5 hours walking time.

 

 

 

Day 7

Grödner Valley to Brixen (Bressanone)

 

Leaving Grödner Valley on the old postal trail and reaching Klausen in the north. Again stunning views to the mountain ranges in South Tyrol. The last stage to Brixen/Bressanone is covered by train. 5 hours walking time.

 

 

 

Day 8

Individual departure or additional nights

 

 

Tour Rating – Moderate to Intermediate

 

Routes of medium difficulty on good trails and paths through a hilly and mountainous terrain. A good fitness level is required as you walk distances up to 16 km and 6 hours duration. Adequate hiking gear is required.

 

 

 

Schedule & Price

Every Sunday from 28th April to 29th September

Price per person CAD $970
Single Room Surchage $200
Optional dinner plan $220

 

 

 

 

This tour includes:

* 7 nights in a mix of 3 and 4 star hotels, all rooms with private bathrooms

* Buffet breakfast each day

* Luggage transfers

* Tickets (Rittner train, bus Bolzano-Völs, train Klausen-Brixen)

* Information Pack, maps and walking route instructions

* Meet and greet

* Emergency phone hotline