Hiking Around Alpe di Siusi & Rosengarten

Self Guided

Guided

Luxury

from €650 from €1.070 on request

Explore Alpe di Siusi & Rosengarten on this 6-day adventure! Hike through vast meadows on the largest, most beautiful high-altitude plateau in all of Europe, complete with stunning wildflowers, abundant wildlife, and breathtaking vistas of the surrounding peaks of the South Tyrolean Dolomites.

  • Length 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Trip Type Hiking
  • Activity Level
  • Start / Finish Val Gardena
  • Dates This trip is available as a custom, private departure on dates of your choosing from mid June to mid September

Highlights

  • Escape to Alpe di Siusi on this 6-day hike, and explore the largest alpine plateau in all of Europe!
  • Walk through high-altitude alpine meadows and traverse into the Rosengarten group
  • Marvel at breathtaking Dolomitic peaks, contrasting with green pastures beneath
  • Hike hut-to-hut on scenic trails, enjoying the atmosphere of a different mountain rifugio each night
  • Self guided trips are a great way to experience the culture and beauty of the Dolomites at your own pace, but with the peace of mind that comes from having everything perfectly arranged for you! 


OVERVIEW 

Alpe di Siusi is Europe's largest and most beautiful high-altitude plateau, where its breath-taking views and natural charm are waiting for you. Every year, between May and July, nature blossoms yet again in this magnificent high alpine meadow, in a spectacle that is a jubilation of shapes, scents, and colors that seems to have been created by an artist or conjured up by a sorcerer. The extraordinary plant life on these upland pastures can be fully admired in mid-summer, and the spectacular wild flowers – including crocus, lilies, and columbines – never fail to impress. The incomparable beauty and incredible variety of Alpe di Siusi's flora and fauna are truly unique in the world!

Several hundred meters above the meadows rises the superb Sciliar Dolomite plateau. The Sciliar originated from ancient coral reefs, and provides striking contrast to the lush green meadows beneath. The irresistible charm of this special environment will surely entice you to go hike and test your legs on the higher trails within the Rosengarten group.

The majestic Dolomite Mountains offer so many incredible areas to hike and explore, it’s hard to choose just one! But the advantage of selecting a single area for your trip is that you can get to know the area more intimately. That’s why we created our Hiking Around Alpe di Siusi & Rosengarten group – it’s the perfect way to explore this stunning area of the Dolomites, in 6 days!

Day by Day

Explore Alpe di Suisi on this 6-day adventure! Hike through vast meadows on the largest, most beautiful high-altitude plateau in all of Europe and challenge your strenght on Rosengarten’s higher trails with breathtaking vistas of the surrounding peaks of the South Tyrolean Dolomites..


Day 1 ~ Arrive in Val Gardena
Arrive in Val Gardena / Gröden (~1,500m / 5,000') on your own and check into your hotel (private transfer available on request). The Gardena valley is best known for skiing and rock climbing, and woodcarving which has flourished here since the 17th century. Home to three cultures – Italian, Austrian, and the native Ladin, most signage in Val Gardena is written in three languages – Italian, German, and Ladin! 

In the afternoon, meet with a Dolomite Mountains representative who will provide a trip briefing and orientation, as well as maps, and everything necessary for your self-guided adventure. Depending on when you arrive, you may have time for a hike or to explore the surroundings.
D… Hotel in Val Gardena (3-Star)


Day 2 ~ Sciliar Plateau and Mount Pez
Begin your hike in the morning from the top station of the Alpe Di Siusi cable car. The snowbound Austrian Alps shimmer to the north, while the imposing Sciliar Massif stands out to the west. Your trail heads through lush meadow,s past photogenic summer farms, and continues to the Rifugio Malga Saltner at 1,850 meters (6,069'). This rifugio is proudly advertised as the “last filling station” before the climb, complete with a “lead free” drinking fountain! From here, start the 600-meter (1,968') uphill section of the hike, which has a seemingly interminable series of zigzags. Not to worry, your persistence will pay off when you reach your rifugio, complete with lunch and incredible views! (~4 hours hiking, 8km / 5 miles, 800m /2,625' ascent.)

Depending on the time of arrival at your Rifugio, you have the option to hike to the summit of Mount Pez (2,564m / 8,412').
B,D… Rifugio


Day 3 ~ Antermoia
The Antermoia comprises the central-eastern part of the awesome Catinaccio Group of mountains, and offers some memorable rockscapes and unparalleled panoramas. This area has fantastic wildlife, including substantial herds of chamois, marmots, the occasional roe deer, and even the rare mouflon, a reddish-brown wild sheep with horns that curve up to one full revolution. Today’s hike is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable and beautiful itineraries in the Dolomites – it should definitely be taken at an easy pace, so you can enjoy the spectacular surroundings. In terms of difficulty the rating is average, with the exception of a few rather exposed and narrow tracts in the vicinity of Passo del Molignon. (~5-6 hours hiking 12km / 7.5 miles, 1,013m / 3,323' ascent, 913m / 2,995' descent.)
B,D… Rifugio


Day 4 ~ Sassopiatto
At the head of two valleys, where Val di Fassa and Val Gardena both begin, is the magnificent twin formation Sassolungo-Sassopiatto (literally long stone and flat stone). Seen from the air, the formation resembles a horseshoe that is open at the northwest end, and accommodates two tiny glaciers. Intriguing explanations for the origin of the mountain are furnished in legends: one says the cruel King Laiadro, responsible for the death of his mother, is buried in the mountain, and his outstretched empty hand is clearly visible from Passo Sella reaching up as the five rock points of the Cinque Dita (Five Fingers).

Today’s hike offers high altitude panoramic walking with superb scenery; wild flowers grow in abundance on the grassy slopes populated by cows and marmots, while small birds of prey hovering for rodents can be observed. (~4-5 hours hiking 10km / 6 miles, 690m / 2,264' ascent, 640m / 2,100' descent.)
B,D… Rifugio


Day 5 ~ Return to Val Gardena
Indulge in a hearty alpine breakfast before departing this morning. Leave the rifugio and start hiking on toward Rifugio Vicenza (2,256m / 7,340’) nested at the foot of the dramatic towering peaks of Sassolungo-Sassopiatto.
Continue on a scree and gravel track to Rifugio Comici (2.153m / 7,061’) and enjoy a mouth watering fish based lunch with stunning views of Val Gardena valley. Continue hiking through ‘City of Stones’, a scenic trail through impressive boulder rocks formation at foot of the Sassolungo mountain. End your hike at Passo Sella (2,218m / 7,275’) for a private transfer to your hotel.
(~4-5 hours hiking 10km / 6 miles, 360m / 1,180' ascent, 490m / 1,607' descent)
B,D… Hotel in Val Gardena (3-Star)


Day 6 ~ Depart
Breakfast and departure on your own (private transfer available on request).
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EXTEND YOUR ADVENTURE!
You've come all this way, why not stay a little longer? Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip in the Dolomites. Explore VeniceVeronaLake GardaFlorence, or Milan, or any of the many other magical places found throughout Italy. There's no more perfect way to recover from jet lag upon arrival, or delay your return to reality at the end of your trip!


Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants.

Cost

Guided Trip:
From € 1.510 per person (minimum 2 participants)
From € 1.060 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Self Guided Trip:

From € 720 per person (minimum 2 participants)
From € 650 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Private room supplement in rifugios: €15 per rifugio, per person (based on availability)
High season supplement from July 20th to August 31st: surcharge of 5%


Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Val Gardena
  • 3 nights accommodation in rifugios (shared dormitories)
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Local English speaking hiking guide (guided trips)
  • Private transfer on day 5
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

Airport transfers available on request.

Accommodation

Want to learn more about our Hotels and B&Bs?
The Dolomites has a multi-faceted culture and history that is reflected in each village we visit, and we make sure to provide you with the most authentic experience of the region possible through the hotels and B&Bs we offer. Hotels and chalets are available in the larger villages, while agriturismos (working farms with accommodations similar to B&Bs) are more common in rural areas. And we always make sure you have access to inspired regional cuisine, and the best panoramas you can get in the Dolomites!

Prefer luxury accommodations?
You can also book a custom departure of this trip using our Luxury Hotels. For details, please contact us.

Want to learn more about our Mountain Inns & Rifugi?            
Rifugi – or mountain huts in English – are the classic accommodation for hikers, climbers, mountaineers, and ski mountaineers in the Alps. Set in spectacular locations high in the Dolomites, rifugi are accessible only on foot (with a few exceptions that are reachable by car). These marvelous establishments are open primarily in the summer, with a select few in winter, and offer meals and sleeping facilities.

The Dolomite rifugi are considered the best in the Alps. While some are dormitory style with bunk beds, many meet the standard of a simple guest house with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms, and each has its own unique character and charm. Bedding and linens are provided, hot showers are available, and meals are served in common dining areas – like a small mountain inn set high in the mountains with the most incredible vistas in the Dolomites. Whether you’re hiking in summer or skiing in winter, an overnight rifugio stay is not to miss on a Dolomite holiday.

To learn even more about rifugi in the Dolomites, check out our Rifugios in the Dolomites article, and learn about one of the best ways to experience these incredible mountains!

More info

Want to see the Dolomites in action? Check out the high definition videos in our SUMMER VIDEO GALLERY!

Want to learn more about hiking in the Dolomites? Check out our Tips for Hiking in the Dolomites article!

Still want more adventure? We can add several days of via ferrata to your trip! Ask us for details.

Want even more? Why not extend your adventure!
Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip in the Dolomites. Explore VeniceVeronaLake GardaFlorence, or Milan, or any of the many other magical places found throughout Italy. There's no more perfect way to recover from jet lag upon arrival, or delay your return to reality at the end of your trip!

 

Group Trip Dates

Trip name   Trip dates   Min persons   Trip status   Price    
25-30 Jul
2017
4
Available
€ 890
27 Jul - 3 Aug
2017
4
Limited space
€ 1260
8-14 Aug
2017
4
Sold out
€ 1520
15-21 Aug
2017
4
Sold out
€ 2660
16-21 Aug
2017
4
Sold out
€ 890
16-20 Aug
2017
4
Limited space
€ 890
26 Sep - 1 Oct
2017
4
Limited space
€ 2660
26 Sep - 1 Oct
2017
4
Limited space
€ 1520
2-8 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 2660
3-7 Oct
2017
4
Sold out
€ 890
3-10 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1730
10-15 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 890
14-19 Feb
2018
4
Limited space
€ 2290
21-27 Feb
2018
4
Limited space
€ 1990
26-31 Feb
2018
4
Limited space
€ 1270
25 Mar - 2 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1600
25 Mar - 2 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 2290
4-9 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1350
11-17 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1990
18-23 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 2290
18-23 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1270
17-21 Jul
2018
4
Available
€ 890
22-27 Aug
2018
4
Available
€ 1460
4-14 Aug
2018
4
Available
€ 1520
7-13 Aug
2018
4
Available
€ 2660
25-31 Sep
2018
4
Available
€ 2660
8-12 Oct
2018
4
Available
€ 890