Dolomites, Italy, Sept. 20, 2011 –The crown jewel of the Alps, Italy’s Dolomite Mountains, will be home to a pre-Holiday ski tour with optional visits to local Christmas markets. Run as a privately scheduled, pre-set 8 day/7 night itinerary for a minimum group size of four guests, departures are offered anytime from Dec. 2 to 22, 2011.
The exclusive tour is operated by Europe’s active travel leader, Dolomite Mountains srl (http://dolomitemountains.com/en/home.htm), an Italian company bent on proving that the adventure path reveals some of the most beautiful natural settings on earth. The nearly all-inclusive cost per person is €2580. The trip begins in Bolzano and ends at Alta Badia.
This tour combines the Christmas markets of Bolzano and Bressanone (with an option to visit Brunico as well) along with three days of skiing on guide-led, world-class terrain. Participants will choose from a variety of 16 routes through 12 valleys of the Dolomite chain, with runs for all levels of ability. And because there is no set itinerary, each day guests work with their guides to select the day’s skiing. See:
“Boasting some of the most incredible ski resorts in the world, the Italian Dolomites offer something for everyone, with more than 5,000 vertical feet of skiable terrain to choose from,” says Agustina Lagos-Marmol, founder of Dolomite Mountains srl.
Guests can also experience traditional Christmas markets.
“From the colorful lights and décor to local merchants peddling handcrafted, one-of-a-kind keepsakes to peaceful horse drawn carriage rides along ancient cobblestone streets, from the moment you step foot in one of these enchanting markets you’re certain to be captivated by the holiday spirit,” adds Lagos-Marmol.
She goes on to explain, “The Christmas markets of the Dolomites are rarely visited by foreigners; with this tour we’re looking to increase exposure to this truly authentic experience and let travelers explore the holiday season in the Dolomites through the eyes of its residents.”
The per person €2580 double occupancy rate includes an English-speaking UIAGM/IFMGA mountain ski guide, use of a Dolomiti Superskipass, seven nights in 4-star hotel accommodations in Bolzano and Alta Badia, four dinners, transportation and local medical and evacuation insurance.
About Dolomite Mountains srl
Dolomite Mountains srl 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. Types of trips offered include Hike, Bike, Via Ferrata, Climb, Snowshoe, Photo Safari, Ski, Self Guided and Luxury Trips.
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.
Dolomite Mountains srl believes in the value of sharing their love of the mountains and natural places with others while also recognizing the need to take care of them if they are to be here for future generations. They employ sustainable practices in all daily operations – everything from recycling in the office to leaving only footprints while in the field. Hotels are selected that adhere to environmentally sustainable standards wherever possible including two CasaClima hotels in certain accommodation options (CasaClima is a building certification that establishes a standard for energy efficiency that follows the Kyoto Protocol and a standard for use of sustainable resources.) The company also supports several worthy organizations that contribute to the betterment of societies and their environs around the world such as SUMMITS4KIDS and The Footprints Network. See:
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