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In the Dolomite mountains in Italy you can take a different kind of trip that uses the infrastructure that is there for skiing and hiking to create off-road itineraries that take cyclists deep into the high mountains, says Tom Allan in the Financial Times. Each night along the route ends at a different mountain hut or small hotel.
The Dolomites are among Italy’s most breathtaking wonders, with their jagged peaks taking on a pink tinge in the sunshine. Rather than doing a traditional hike through these glorious mountains, strap yourself in for a trip along the via ferratas.
It sounds easy: “Cruising over rocky passes and through lush meadows.”
Dolomites - Al norte de Italia, en los Alpes orientales y rozando la frontera con Austria, Dolomites es el complejo con el mayor dominio esquiable del mundo.
Natural High - This winter, if you're longing to be far from the madding crowd and chairlift chaos of another jam-packed ski resort, a "slow ski" safari iis the perfect way to experience the transcendent beauty of Italy's DOLOMITES. Enjoy enchanting overnight stays in remote mountain huts and immerse yourself in nature on an exhilarating Alpine adventure where you'll never ski the same piste twice, and where every view is more breathtaking than the last...
Tre fra i tanti modi di vivere la montagna invernale, tre “zoomate” su ciascuno di essi. La prima è dedicata al mix tra “sci intensivo”, panorami naturali e ospitalità di qualità offerto dal Dolomiti Superski. Le successive ci porteranno una tra alcune mete d’élite in Svizzera e l’altra in Valle d’Aosta, per un paio di località che dimostrano che la montagna in inverno non è solo sci.
The main attraction for many people is the variety of activities in the various resort villages, much of the pisted slopes could be deemed intermediate with plenty of easy runs. However, normally there are a vast number of real challenges off piste to keep most advanced skiers happy.
Combine some fabulous skiing with fine Italian cuisine. On this guided safari you’ll ski some of the 1,200 kilometres of prepared pistes that are all on one ski pass. Moving from valley to valley on skis, you’ll be able to enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of the mountain rifugios, explore the culture and history of the mountains, while dining on the home-made traditional dishes of the Dolomites and sampling the fine wines of the region.
For eight days explore some of the most challenging off-piste terrain and couloirs of Alta Badia, Cortina d’Ampezzo and Arabba with a fully-qualified mountain guide. Runs include the fabled Val Mezdi that cleaves the mighty Sella massif, steep Sass Pordoi, and the thrilling Lagazuoi couloirs. Each night you stay in a different mountain hut, all of them renowned for their local Italian cuisine. The standard is moderate to challenging. You’ll use both lifts and skins to reach the best powder and couloirs.
The Dolomites: a land of silver spires, mountain cuisine, wartime history and little creatures that whistle at you...
My visit was in November — springtime in Patagonia, but it was unseasonably warm and mercifully windless. For a European, the pristine landscape of mountains, forests and lakes feels almost supernatural, as if you are witnessing the moment after God created the world.
Dolomite Mountains, empresa dedicada a proveer experiencias ùnicas en viajes de aventura, ofrece un recorrido inèdito donde combina el esquì en lo mejor de los Alpes Italianos con la alta gastronomìa.
No es Roma, no es Venecia... son las Dolomitas, las montañas más famosas de Italia. Situadas en los Alpes Orientales, esta escarpada cadena geológica fue protegida por la Unesco. Allí, con un paisaje paradisíaco, está el centro vacacional que cuenta con guías certificados para tantas opciones como se les ocurra: desde las tradicionales bajadas de esquí y snowboard, hasta terrenos fuera de pista, biking, escalada, hiking, trekking y más.
Cuando llega la primavera y la nieve de los centros de esquì argentinos se evapora, es hora de emigrar al Norte. Las pistas de los ski resorts de Estados Unidos y Canadà ofrecen esquì de primer nivel, variada vida nocturna y gastronomìa de alta gama
In the Italian Alps, a local outfitter customizes a cushy inn-to-inn ski trip
Italy’s Alta Badia region contains half-a-dozen traditional ski villages of various sizes. Located on the famous Sellaronda circuit, within the giant Dolomiti Superski region, it’s almost as famous for its authentic atmosphere (the local Ladin dialect is still spoken here) and superb cuisine as it is for its strong winter-sports heritage. Even the most lowly mountain hut here endeavours to provide gourmet quality cuisine at affordable prices.
Dolomite Mountains ofrece una singular experiencia, el Luxury Gourmet Ski Safari, donde se mezclan la mejor gastronomía junto con el esquí en las pistas más fascinantes de Europa.
The 24-mile Sella Ronda circuit is a dream for powder lovers tired of crowds.
Sun seekers might disagree, but in my opinion there are few better places to spend the summer than the Alps, where you can find dozens of activities to suit everyone from uber athletes to Uber passengers. My family needed a little convincing too, before they’d agree to spend their holidays in the mountains rather than on an island beach resort, so to sway them I called on the help of Dolomite Mountains, a holiday company specialising in tours of the Italian mountain range. Our plan was to mix some hiking and biking with a bit of comfort and culture.
A magnificent art gallery with guest rooms. That’s the unique appeal of this hotel experience in Sardinia, Italy. If you think that a hotel is just somewhere to lie your weary head at night, then think again. The Su Gologone, with its colonial architecture blending into the hillside, reflects traditions of Sardinia through a constantly evolving display of Sardinian art, folkloric costumes and decor.
Challenge yourself on a exhilarating backcountry itinerary in this hospitable Italian region, on a seven-night Backcountry Ski Touring Adventure. Starting from the village of Falcade, on the edge of the Trevalli ski area, you’ll stay three nights in three-star hotels and three nights in simple mountain refuges. Dolomite Mountains organises private departures for small groups of expert skiers or snowboarders between mid-December and mid-April. The guide ratio is one to four and high stamina levels are required.
Italy “Welcome to Nature’s Paradise” should be the national slogan for Sardinia, Italy. Sardinia’s Selvaggio Blu, is easily the most spectacular and most scenic trek in all of Italy. Situated between the glorious Mediteranean Sea and high rocky planes of Golgo, this trek offers spectacular views. The Selvaggio Blu manages to be one of Italy’s best kept secrets for unspoiled nature, despite its claim as the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It’s a short flight from major cities in Italy, thus making for an easy stopover on a trip to Italy.
Al norte de Italia, en los Alpes orientales, es el complejo de esquí más grande del mundo, con 12 centros que discurren entre pueblos de leyenda. La argentina Agustina Lagos Mármol promueve el ski safari gourmet
La CEO y fundadora de DolomiteMountains, Agustina Lagos Mármol, presentó “Ski Safari Gourmet”, una aventura en la cadena de montañas Dolomitas, que consiste en esquiar por estas laderas italianas durante varios días, atravesando diversos valles y complementando el deporte y el turismo con una experiencia gastronómica de nivel internacional.
La CEO y fundadora de Dolomite Mountains, Agustina Lagos Mármol, presentó “Ski Safari Gourmet”, una aventura en la cadena de montañas Dolomitas, que consiste en esquiar por estas laderas italianas durante varios días, atravesando diversos valles y complementando el deporte y el turismo con una experiencia gastronómica de nivel internacional.
La CEO y fundadora de Dolomite Mountains, Agustina Lagos Mármol, presentó “Ski Safari Gourmet”, una aventura en la cadena de montañas Dolomitas.
Cortina in undoubtedly Italy’s most exclusive destination. This pretty and historic mountain town is overlooked by spectacular peaks of the Unesco World Heritage Dolomites whilst the town centre is similarly dominated by the 70 metre high bell tower and encircled by grand 19th century mansions.
The rolling Alpine foothills of Veneto have long provided refuge for Venetian nobility seeking relief from the searing summer heat. For over a thousand years, members of one of the wealthiest and most influential empires in the world constructed private villas in the hills, and brought a love for culture and the arts still seen in the local towns and villages.
Love can mean many different things to many different people but something we have discovered here at H&L is that the universal language of love is food.
At the summit of a small hill in the Veneto pre-alps it is rather surprising to come across a solitary vending machine under a wooden shelter. This however is no ordinary dispenser, nor indeed an ordinary hill for that matter. The goods dispensed are full size bottles of Prosecco and the hill is the famous Colline del Cartizze.
The Dolomites are often said to have Europe’s most dramatic landscape. Touring and staying in mountain refuges provides plenty of time to appreciate it
Don't wait until summer – Italy's Dolomite mountains are equally as impressive for a ski trip
Take to the saddle and explore some of the world’s most ruggedly beautiful landscapes on horseback. SOPHY ROBERTS rounds up the best places for a wild ride
Ski through history amid one of the Great War's most dramatic theatres – the high-mountain splendour of the Dolomites. Leslie Woit reports
Ski e gourmet safari sulle Dolomiti Sulle piste dell'Alta Badia, la neve è garantita tutto l'inverno insieme a 8 giorni di sole su 10.
Behind the region’s reputation for fine food and easy skiing lurks some of Europe’s best, and least crowded, off-piste
Italy’s active leader in guided and self-guided mountain travel, Dolomite Mountains Ltd. http://dolomitemountains.com/en/home.htm, stirs up pistes in the Dolomites with three Michelin-star-rated chefs for its new gourmet Ski Safaris. The program launching in early winter 2014 is Dolomites Ultimate Culinary Ski Experience: Skiing and Chefs.
“Wait here,” said Luca, tying a rope to me. “When I shout ‘ready’, you can start to climb.” With that, he edged around the sheer rock face like a mime artist feeling an imaginary wall, humming the theme tune from the Indiana Jones films. “Climb,” I shouted after Luca. “I . . . I don’t know how to climb . . . ” But he was already gone.
Exciting yet deadly, these narrow snowy chutes are for the highly skilled and stout of heart, writes Simon Usborne
As well as having some of the most incredible scenery in the world and forming part of the popular north Italian Sella Ronda ski circuit in the Dolomites, Alta Badia (altabadia.org) has carved out a niche as a gourmet destination.
Fine cuisine, luxury hotels and epic scenery makes the village of San Lorenzo di Sebato in the Dolomites, a certain stop for the traveler seeking unique experiences and the luxury of exclusivity
For the past couple of years, Bicycle Tourism has seen a rise in popularity since its 1970s heydays.
Invented by Italian soldiers to get around the mountains during the First World War, via ferrata is today a surprisingly accessible form of climbing that allows non-mountaineers to scale vertical faces.
WHEN WORLD WAR I broke out, Italy’s Dolomites became a treacherous front line for Austrian and Italian soldiers. Here among the jagged peaks and sheer pastel walls of this ancient range of the Alps, where many cultures had coexisted for centuries, soldiers on both sides built networks of bolted-down steel cables, called via ferrata (iron path), to move supplies quickly—and for other mis- sions, too.
Biking in the Dolomites: Focusing on the foods and wines of three cultures
Bordered by Austria and Switzerland, the North Italian exudes style, high gastronomy and unforgettable tours
South American Agustina Lagos Marmol left her homeland to set up a winter ski and summer horse riding safari business in the Dolomites.
It was not quite what I expected on a first day’s walk in the Dolomite mountains. We had come through pine forests with an undergrowth of alpenrose and blueberries; mountain fritillaries and delicate small blue butterflies played across the path.
Five star Ski Touring?
I am on “ski-fari”— a moveable mountain feast through the South Tyrol
The Adventure: A 13-day via ferrata expedition through Italy’s Dolomites.
The Dolomites are the crown jewels of the Alps. Fairytale spires, twisted towers and sheer rock faces soar above emerald valleys. A collision of continental plates millions of years ago thrust the rock up and out of the sea and formed these spectacular mountains, whose highest peaks are nearly 11,000 feet.
In the Dolomites, there is a relatively new ski experience known as the ski safari, and it's fast becoming the adventure of choice for Dolomite visitors from across the globe that come in search of diversity and uniqueness.
When it comes to travel, “luxury” is a subjective concept. For some it’s all about Frette sheets, seat 1A or mooring up on the waterfront in Cannes. For others it’s as simple as a lie-in, no flashing red light on the BlackBerry and a freshly-baked baguette from the boulangerie down the road.
There's skiing the Alps, and then there's skiing the Italian Alps.
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It starts with fireworks, takes in Brazil, Wales and Ethiopia – and winds up with a spot of knitting. Let Kate Simon be your guide
Tackle the legendary via ferrata in the Dolomites battlegrounds
You are spoilt for choice on the sunny side of the Alps, with vast high-altitude linked terrain in the north and the chance to ski in Sicily in the south, says Patrick Thorne.
Intel from the Dolomite mountains of the Italian Alps, where foodies from around the world come to ski and skiers from around the world come to eat.
Hiking in Italy's Dolomites is a challenge.
On a snowboard safari in the Dolomites, our writer is exhilarated on the pistes – and almost as excited by the region's cuisine.
Fancy walking, climbing and enjoying the northern lights … or maybe tucking in to the delicacies of Mallorca, and foraging in Finland? Here's our pick of autumn breaks
The Italy-based ski outfitter Dolomite Mountains plans to expand its “ski safaris” next winter that range over 746 possible miles of runs in 12 ski areas linked under one ski pass.
Dolomite Mountains Ltd., a specialist in guided and self-guided mountain travel, is offering what it calls a ski safari in the mountains for which the company is named.
Especialmente para a apresentação, três clientes vieram da Itália: Hugo Pizzinini, proprietário do Relais & Chateaux ROSA ALPINA, Agustina Marmol, proprietária da operadora de luxo DOLOMITE MOUNTAINS e Rachele Belladelli, diretora dos hotéis THE BAUERs em Veneza.
TL Portfolio apresenta clientes italianos para trade de SP
There's skiing the Alps, and then there's skiing the Italian Alps.
For outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the unique experience that traditional winter sports have to offer, snowshoeing is the perfect sport. Add in the magnificent natural beauty and perfect snow-covered terrain of the Dolomites, and you've got the perfect setting for an unforgettable snowshoeing adventure.
Modern day Bolzano presents a magical convergence of the area's rich, ancient past with its modern, vibrant present. One of the best times to visit is from mid-November through most of December, when the area is transformed into a winter wonderland and is bustling with visitors who come to experience the famous Christmas Market of Bolzano.
Like EM Forster’s heroine, Lucy Honeychurch, who ventured to Italy to escape from her stifled middle class Victorian life and ‘find herself’ amongst the Duomo’s of Florence in ‘A Room With a View, I too headed to Italy for a change of scene. But I swopped the cathedrals of Florence for the towering Duomo’s of the Dolomites; with its pillars and colossal rock walls, which turn from grey to gold and red at dusk.
Dolomite Mountains is the only local company in the Dolomites specializing and providing unique experiences in adventure travel within one of the most beautiful natural settings on Earth. For over 15 years they have been crafting Dolomite adventures, helping travelers uncover the region’s true spirit. Customized guided and self-guided active trips and luxury and gourmet adventures take travelers off the beaten path for authentic experiences that reveal the real Dolomites.
Combine luxury living with all-day skiing, never descending the same piste twice (unless you want to). On the Dolomites Ski Safari Tour you'll ski 12 areas of the Dolomiti Superski region, skiing over seven days from Arabba to Alta Badia (or the other way) past glaciers, gorges, 16th century castels and plenty of superb mountain restaurants.
Good food and good skiing are the draw for a five-day ski trip to Italy's Dolomite Mountains.
Dolomite Mountains is offering a Gourmet Ski Safari & Tour, skiing from mountain hut to mountain hut, with gourmet presentations prepared by Michelin-star chefs while traversing over four days, 12 distinct mountain ski areas.
PlanetSKI reporter, Katy Dartford, had been planning to hike, climb and run in the Dolomites. Not just any old route, but the Alta Via No1. Then the recent snow changed things a bit....
Among the world-class ski tours of the Dolomites, there are a few that shouldn't be missed. The following are our top three favorites, selected for their incredible skiing, breathtaking scenery, savory cuisine and fascinating history.
The trip begins and ends in Cortina d’Ampezzo and follows a route with relics from World War I, reaching heights of 2,752 meters...
Rates from Dolomite Mountains have never been lower for families.
Noi di On The Snow abbiamo chiesto agli addetti ai lavori di raccontarci come sono nate e come funzionano le loro attività, quali sono le loro vacanze preferite e quelle più richieste dai loro clienti. Abbiamo selezionato tre agenzie specializzate in neve e chiesto di raccontarci un po' il 'loro' dietro le quinte. Qui sotto si raccontano per noi: Agustina Lagos Marmol, managing director di Dolomite Mountains, agenzia dedicata unicamente alle Dolomiti con grande attenzione alle vacanze di lusso.
For yoga devotees, the world is their oyster as more and more glamorous destinations offer yoga retreats that please all the senses as well as the spirit. Here's a 7 day / 6 night Dolomites Yoga Retreat with yoga master Egon Castlunger that can be arranged for the first time this year through Italy’s active travel leader, Dolomite Mountains srl.
Dolomites, Italy – The silence of yoga joins the cacophony of yodels in the crown jewel of the Alps during 7 day / 6 night Dolomites Yoga Retreats with yoga master Egon Castlunger that can be arranged for the first time this year through Italy’s active travel leader, Dolomite Mountains srl.
Yoga has become so popular in the U.S. in recent years that it was only a matter of time before the trend began to drive themed vacations. An option from Dolomite Mountains, a 15-year-old adventure travel company based in Italy, enables travelers to take part in a series of six-night retreats that combine hiking and yoga with a certified yoga master.
The many diversions that make the Dolomites the ultimate vacation destination it is (be it winter, spring, summer or fall) include hiking, biking, skiing, climbing, photography and yoga programs where those who enjoy reaping the physical and mental health benefits of yoga can do so while immersed in the lap of luxury and in a level of beauty not exceeded anywhere on earth.
Yoga fans will like this seven-day getaway to Italy's Dolomite Mountains that features daily morning and afternoon classes with yoga master Egon Castlunger. Stay at the luxury Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa in Alta Badia and strike those poses in the mountain air.
DOLOMITES, Italy, Jan. 17, 2012 -- The silence of yoga joins the cacophony of yodels in the crown jewel of the Alps during 7 day / 6 night Dolomites Yoga Retreats with yoga master Egon Castlunger that can be arranged for the first time this year through Italy's active travel leader, Dolomite Mountains srl.
It’s not uncommon in Europe to have a gondola in the centre of a village but never before have I skied from one tiny village down into another small village, taken my skis off, walked across a narrow road, put the skis back on and taken a lift up to the top of the next peak.
The VIA FERRATA!! This is what brought us to the Dolomites in northern Italy. I read about this in some travel book (can’t remember anymore which one) that this was one of the top adventures in the world. After doing it I can say it was a blast and an amazing adventure but one of the top adventures in the world??… maybe a little bit a stretch. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat.
Hit the slopes and rev up your holiday spirit in December on this weeklong skiing and Christmas market tour of Italy's Dolomite Mountains.
This tour combines the Christmas markets of Bolzano and Bressanone (with an option to visit Brunico) along with three days of skiing on guide-led, world-class terrain.
Call it an Alpine fever dream. Or disorientation from a nearly utopian week in Italy’s vertiginous, bone-white Dolomite Mountain region, hiking through verdant valleys and along exposed ridgelines, dining on impeccable rustic fare and drinking too much red wine.
By Anne Georg for the Times Colonist, Canada.
The Dolomites offer breathtaking views and endless outdoor activities for adventurers. But I soon discovered that beyond the beautiful trails and valleys, a rich culture exists, laden with tradition and history. By Anne Georg for the Montreal Gazzette, Canada.
The Dolomites offer breathtaking views and endless outdoor activities for adventurers. But I soon discovered that beyond the beautiful trails and valleys, a rich culture exists, laden with tradition and history. By Anne Georg for the Leader Post, Canada.
Dolomite Mountains is offering a new mountain biking trip through Italy’s Dolomite Mountains that follows the route of the Südtirol Sellaronda Hero, an international sporting event akin to Tour de France.
For the perfect alpine retreat, look no farther than Italy’s Dolomite Mountains. By Adam Sachs
In the Dolomites, Swiss, Austrian, and Italian cultures meet at 10,000 feet to create the perfect destination for powder and alpine cuisine. Travel piece for the April 2011 issue of Men's Journal.
Join us for a photo safari hosted by photographer Randy Jay Braun. Taking place June 27-July 4, this active sunrise-to-sunset itinerary includes an ongoing hands-on technical seminar with Braun, as well as a visit to a working farm.
A top photographer will lead a photo safari June 27 to July 4 through Italy’s Dolomite Mountains.
Don’t ask me how I did it. Don’t. But somehow I find myself in the Dolomite Mountains smack in the north of Italy on a 5-day bike tour through some of the most stunning scenery I’ve seen this side of Jessica Alba. Fueled on amazing pasta and red wine while surrounded by those gorgeous Italian women on bikes, the Dolomite Mountains are the greatest cycling spot in the entire Alps. In this locale I will soon find myself going mad-with-biking power.
I stared at what looked like a giant metal playground mounted on the side of the mountains, and was instantly sold. Inner child awoken, the notion of scrambling up ladders, crossing bridges and scaling rock faces was better than candy. I was ready to give it a go – right then and there.
Suzanne Morphet works up an appetite hiking in Italy's Dolomites and then sits down to some incredible cuisine served up with mountain views.
The soothing sound of bike wheels silently rolling against pavement. Cowbells echo from passing farms. Drizzly and dramatic, Kraftwerk's Tour de France plays on automatic repeat in my brain...
I'm flying through the air. Surrounded by a gorgeous vista of alpine scenery, I'm about to face-plant into the side of an Italian mountain. Time momentarily stops. I ponder...
We were in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains for five days of climbing “via ferrata,” or climbing the “iron way,” using cables, ladders and the occasional bridge.
Located just south of the main section of the Alps, the Italian Dolomites are somewhat of a tourist mecca, offering breathtaking views, peaceful pastures, and a step back in history to a simpler time.
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Despite dozens of visits to Italy, I’ll readily confess that the Dolomite Mountains (Dolomiti) in the northeastern corner of the country had barely registered on my radar.
Dolomite Mountains, an adventure travel company based in the Dolomite Mountains, is offering the experience of mountain climbing on a Via Ferrata.
Via Ferrata (or iron road) is a mountain route which is equipped with fixed cables, ladders, and bridges. The use of these allows otherwise isolated routes to be joined to create longer routes which are accessible to people with a wide range of climbing abilities. Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine.
Dolomite Mountains, an adventure-travel company based in the province of Belluno, Italy, is offering a unique mountaineering experience for anyone in good shape who has a head for heights.
The Italian Alps have always been fashionable among certain set...
When the first snow of the year gently fell on the Cortina D’Ampezzo, one of the valleys making up the Dolomites...
As we ascend toward wispy clouds in an autumn-blue sky, the kids are pretty sure we’re in heaven from the looks of these jagged Italian Alps known as the Dolomites...
Think Mountain-Climbing Is Tough? Not In The Italian Dolomites - By Sarah Gold
“Signoreeeeena. Learn to lean out! You’ll never see anything with your face in the rock.” By Jordan Whitley
Hiking in the Dolomites by Pokin Yeung
Interview with Agustina from Dolomites Mountains