Snowshoeing Adventure in Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park

Guided

Luxury

from €1.890 on request

Experience the majesty of the Dolomite Mountains in a truly unique and memorable way. Enjoy exhilarating hiking on snowshoes, snowshoeing hut-to-hut in the Dolomites’ Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park and Cortina d'Ampezzo. Take in the spectacular panoramic vistas in areas that can only be accessed on foot during winter!

  • Length 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Trip Type Snowshoeing
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Start / Finish Alta Badia
  • Dates This trip is available as a custom, private departure on dates of your choosing from December to Easter

Highlights

  • Snowshoe through a fairytale-like landscape of pinnacles and spires that sparkle with snow! 
  • Enjoy the beauty of winter in the Dolomites – far from the resorts
  • Experience the unique, charming atmosphere of the alpine mountain huts

OVERVIEW

Want to experience the majesty of this incredible mountain region in a truly unique and memorable way? We’ve got the perfect trip for you! Enjoy exhilarating climbs on foot, equipped with snowshoes, to discover areas in the Dolomites that cannot be accessed any other way in winter. Take in the spectacular views and experience authentic mountain life by spending your evenings in enchanting rifugios (mountain huts) where you will be welcomed with open arms and unmatched Alpine hospitality.

While the Dolomites are magical any time of year, in winter they are positively enchanting. Towering peaks surround a peaceful, breath-taking landscape blanketed in pure white snow, magically transforming it into a winter wonderland. On this six-day snowshoe adventure you’ll hike from one lodge to another, crossing several Dolomitic valleys with incredible panoramic views. Our charming mountain lodges, or rifugios, provide all meals and linens, so all you have to carry is a light backpack. Settle in and warm yourself by the fire while you dine on delicious traditional meals. You’ll enjoy the most incredible sunrises and sunsets across snow-swept vistas from these charming alpine lodges.

Day by Day

Want to experience the majesty of this incredible mountain region in a truly unique and memorable way? We’ve got the perfect trip for you! Enjoy exhilarating climbs on foot, equipped with snowshoes, to discover areas that cannot be accessed any other way. Take in the spectacular views and experience authentic mountain life by spending your evenings in enchanting rifugios (mountain huts) where you will be welcomed with open arms and unmatched Alpine hospitality.


Day 1 ~ Arrive in Alta Badia, Dolomites
Arrive in Alta Badia on your own (private transfer available on request) and check into your Hotel. Located in a large valley surrounded all around by the gorgeous peaks of the Dolomites, Alta Badia is truly the “heart of the Dolomites.” Geographically in the South Tyrol (Südtirol), this area was part of Austria prior to the First World War. Here you’ll find unique mountain scenery with villages rich in natural beauties and ancient traditions, witness the simple everyday life of the local people (the “Ladini”), as well as the customs and traditions of the ancient Ladin culture.
D… Hotel in Alta Badia


Day 2 ~ Up to Mount Lagazuoi
After a hearty mountain breakfast meet your Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide and gear up for a great day day of snowy adventure. Today you’ll snowshoe on the Pralongia and Setsass high plateau and reach the Lagazuoi Massif. During the evening enjoy the sunset from the famous terrasse (terrace) from where you have a fantastic 360-degree view. It’s certain to leave you with memories to last a lifetime!
B,D… Rifugio


Day 3 ~ Crossing the Realms of the Val di Fanes
In the morning you’ll depart on the famous Alta Via N. 1 trail, which crosses the Forcella da Lago and Alpe di Fanes Grande as you make your way towards the next rifugio, where you will spend 2 nights. You’ll spend the day enjoying the exhilaration and satisfaction of a challenging hike, enjoying some of the most scenic landscapes on earth, made even more magical by the blanket of glistening snow that coats the area. At the end of the day you’ll rest your weary muscles at the rifugio and prepare for tomorrow.
B,D… Rifugio


Day 4 ~ Loop around the Rifugio
This morning you’ll set out from the rifugio and snowshoe to the top of the Monte Sella di Fanes (2,640m / 8,661'). From this vantage point you will be able to catch a glimpse of awe-inspiring views and sights that simply cannot be captured through the lens of a camera. Become one with nature and marvel at the fact that you too are experiencing this incredible region on foot, just as it has been for generations before. Following your day on the trails you’ll settle in for the night in your cozy rifugio.
B,D… Rifugio


Day 5 ~ Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park
Another early start will reveal a spectacular mountain sunrise before you embark on our hike up the valley to reach the Parom lake, a large grassy basin where ancient Ladin legends magically come back to life. Here you can enjoy some of the most incredible scenery on earth. Next, you’ll make your way up the Forcella Medesc (2,533m / 8,310’), and down to Alta Badia.
B,D... Hotel in Alta Badia 


Day 6 ~ Depart
Enjoy one last hearty mountain breakfast before departing and heading for home with memories to last a lifetime! (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 and snow conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, accommodations availability and/or the recommendations of your guide.

Cost

Guided Trip:
From € 2.580 per person (minimum 2 members)
From € 1.890 per person (minimum 4 members)

Single room supplement: on request, in hotels only
The cost is based on 4-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 5-star, please contact us for a quotation.

High Season Dates:  27 January  17 March 2018 --- 5% increase on costs

Holiday Blackout Dates:  7-night minimum hotel stay required
Christmas / New Years --- 27 December 2017 – 5 January 2018
Carnival Week --- 10-18 February 2018

 


Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 2 nights accommodation in Alta Badia
  • 3 nights in rifugios in best accommodations possible
  • Meals as noted in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide for 4 guided days
  • Snowshoes and ski poles rental
  • Local transportation when needed
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

Airport transfers available on request. 
Luggage transfer between rifugios on request.

Helicopter Sightseeing & Airport Transfers – There's Nothing Else Like It!
Take to the skies for an aerial look at the spectacular Dolomite Mountains, and make memories to last a lifetime! Whether on a panoramic sightseeing ride or an airport transfer, you'll appreciate a bird's eye view of the stunning scenery aboard state-of-the-art single engine helicopters. With over 30 years in operation, our experienced pilots and ground crew employ the utmost safety standards, quality, and service. Contact us for a quotation.
Rides are weather dependent. Heli-transfers from/to airports require advanced reservation. In-resort rides can be reserved with shorter notice.

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

Guided Trips: Guide Ratio 1:6 (maximum 6 snowshoers per guide)

Still want 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
€ 1.040
27 Jul - 3 Aug
2017
4
Limited space
€ 1.310
8-14 Aug
2017
4
Sold out
€ 1640
15-21 Aug
2017
4
Sold out
€ 2860
16-21 Aug
2017
4
Sold out
€ 1.040
16-20 Aug
2017
4
Limited space
€ 930
26 Sep - 1 Oct
2017
4
Limited space
€ 1640
26 Sep - 1 Oct
2017
4
Limited space
€ 2860
2-8 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 2860
3-7 Oct
2017
4
Sold out
€ 930
3-10 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1640
10-15 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1.040
21-27 Feb
2018
4
Available
€ 2.390
26-31 Feb
2018
4
Limited space
€ 1.300
25 Mar - 2 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1600
25 Mar - 2 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 2.440
4-9 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1350
11-17 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 2.390
18-23 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 2.440
18-23 Apr
2018
4
Sold out
€ 1.300
17-22 Jul
2018
4
Sold out
€ 1.040
1-5 Aug
2018
4
Sold out
€ 930
7-13 Aug
2018
4
Available
€ 1640
7-13 Aug
2018
4
Available
€ 2860
8-12 Aug
2018
4
Limited space
€ 930
15-22 Aug
2018
4
Available
€ 1640
25-31 Sep
2018
4
Sold out
€ 2860
8-12 Oct
2018
4
Limited space
€ 930
16-21 Oct
2018
4
Limited space
€ 1.040
13-19 Feb
2019
4
Sold out
€ 2.360
27 Feb - 2 Mar
2019
4
Limited space
€ 2.390
3-8 Mar
2019
4
Limited space
€ 2.440
10-16 Mar
2019
4
Sold out
€ 2.360
17-22 Apr
2019
4
Sold out
€ 2.440
18-23 Apr
2019
4
Limited space
€ 1.300
24-30 Apr
2019
4
Limited space
€ 2.390
16-21 Jul
2019
4
Limited space
€ 1.040
21-28 Jul
2019
4
Available
€ 1.890
7-11 Aug
2019
4
Available
€ 930
4-10 Sep
2019
4
Available
€ 1.310
7-14 Oct
2019
4
Available
€ 1.890
7-11 Oct
2019
4
Available
€ 930
15-20 Oct
2019
4
Available
€ 1.040