Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Snowshoeing Circuit Around Cortina d'Ampezzo

Guided

Luxury

from €1.380 on request

Discover the magnificent Dolomites in all their wintery glory and experience the unique charm and warm hospitality of traditional mountain rifugios on this exciting showshoe adventure!

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

Highlights

  • Spend the evenings in rifugios – charming mountain inns – where you’ll be high above the Ladin Valleys, and have an elevated perspective of these majestic mountains, with incredible vistas!
  • Travel through the Dolomites from valley to valley, experiencing three different languages, cultures, and cuisines – Italian, Austrian, and Ladin – that make this region so unique
  • Explore spectacular and magical winter landscapes amidst some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world

 

OVERVIEW

The Dolomites in winter are positively enchanting. On this seven-day snowshoe trip you’ll hike from one lodge to another, crossing several Dolomitic valleys with incredible panoramic views. Our mountain lodges, or rifugios, provide all meals and linens, so all you have to carry is a light backpack. And, you’ll enjoy the most incredible sunrises and sunsets across snow-swept vistas from these charming alpine lodges.  Explore the incredible Dolomites on foot, just as it’s been done for generations.

This itinerary also combines the beauty of the region with its cultural and historical highlights. We will snowshoe through areas rich not only in visual appeal, but in artifacts from the First World War.  From cannons to galleries dug into the mountains, these relics commemorate the bravery of the soldiers who fought in these challenging mountain conditions.

Rifugi and artifacts, vistas and valleys exploring the Dolomites in winter is an experience not to be missed!

Day by Day

Discover the magnificent Dolomites in all their wintery glory and experience the unique charm and warm hospitality of traditional mountain rifugios on this exciting showshoe adventure!


Day 1 ~ Arrive in Cortina D'Ampezzo
Arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo (1,224m / 4,016') on your own and check into your 3-star hotel (private transfer available on request). Cortina d’Ampezzo is a charming alpine resort town surrounded by stunning peaks. Host to the 1956 Winter Olympics, Cortina enjoys a reputation for great skiing in winter, and in the summer attracts hikers and climbers who challenge the rocky faces of the nearby mountains.
… Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo


Day 2 ~ Pratopiazza Monte Specie
After breakfast you’ll meet your Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide, who will introduce you to the snowshoe technique and security features and have you exercise with the avalanche beacon. You will have a transfer to Carbonin (about 25 minutes) and from there the snowshoeing trip heads towards Vallandro hut. You could leave your backpacks at the rifugio as you will spend the night there. Hike up to Monte Specie plateau and ascent of the namesake summit (2,307m / 7,569’).  Every step you take you will be inspired by the incredible scenic views that surround you!  After a full day of snowy adventure, return to your welcoming rifugio to relax and unwind for a charming evening in the mountains.
(4-5 hours snowshoeing,  520m / 1,706’ ascent and descent )
B,D… Rifugio


Day 3 ~ Pratopiazza Forcella Lerosa Ra Stua
You’ll head out bright and early with an exhilarating hike down the Chenope valley, across the Colfieldo glen to reach the Gotres valley. From there you’ll hike up to Forcella Lerosa and then down to Rifugio Ra Stua. The surrounding peaks provide a warm and inviting sense of security as you spend the day discovering the breath-taking terrain before turning in for the night at your new cozy mountain hut. (6 hours snowshoeing, 450m / 1,476’ ascent, 700m / 2,296’ descent.)
B,D… Rifugio


Day 4 ~ Ra Stua  Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park
Today you’ll make your way down to Rifugio Fodara Vedla and then on to Pederu.  Then, you’ll hike up in the Fanes valley along the Al Plan river and to a cozy mountain Rifugio (2,042m / 6,699’). The entire journey will be filled with adventure and some of the most breath-taking views you’ve ever laid eyes on. Take a few moments to reflect on the beauty of nature around you and marvel at the fact that you too are exploring these spectacular mountain trails on foot, just as they have been traversed for generations before you. At the end of the day, rest your tired muscles in the comfort of your warm mountain rifugio for the night. (6-7 hours snowshoeing, 1,100m / 3,609’ ascent, 740m / 2,427' descent.)
B,D… Rifugio


Day 5 ~ Fanes-Sennes-Braies  Limo lake – Cortina d'Ampezzo
Your final day of hiking will begin with a rewarding journey up Limo lake and down in Fanes valley where picturesque sights of an enchanting winter wonderland await.  Enjoy the exhilaration of your journey while witnessing the Dolomites Mountains in all their wintery glory! It’s simply spectacular and a truly unforgettable sight. A taxi will transfer you back to Cortina in the afternoon where you will spend your last evening. (4-5 hours snowshoeing, 200m / 656’ ascent,  850m / 2,789’ descent.)
B,… Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo


Day 6 ~ Depart
Enjoy one final hearty mountain breakfast before departing on your own (private transfer available on request) with memories to last a life time.
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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, and/or the recommendations of your guide.

Cost

Guided Trip:
From € 2.050 per person (minimum 2 members)
From € 1.380 per person (minimum 4 members)

Single room supplement: on request, in hotels only
The cost is based on 3-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 4-5-star, please contact us for a quotation.

High Season Dates:  1st February – 7th March 2020 --- 5% increase on costs
Holiday Blackout Dates:  (7-night minimum hotel stay required)
Christmas / New Years — 26th December 2019 – 6th January 2020


Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 3 nights accommodation rifugios
  • 2 night double/twin room accommodation in Cortina d’Ampezzo (3-Star)
  • Meals as noted in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide
  • Snowshoes and ski poles rental
  • Duffel bag transfer on day 3
  • Local transportation as per itinerary
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

Airport transfers available 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 Luxury Hotels?            
Luxury accommodations in the Dolomites combine the ultimate in comfort and refinement. From five star hotels, Michelin star-rated restaurants, and pampering spas, just because you are in the mountains does not mean you cannot have a truly luxe Italian experience in the Dolomites! From the chic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, a popular destination for the rich and famous, to the quiet and discreet luxury of San Cassiano in Alta Badia, you will find accommodations with credentials ranging from membership in the exclusive Relais & Accommodation to The Leading Hotels of the World! 

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!

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

Check out our video gallery with some of the best free-ride videos in the Dolomites!

 

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
€ 2860
26 Sep - 1 Oct
2017
4
Limited space
€ 1640
2-8 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 2860
3-10 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1640
3-7 Oct
2017
4
Sold out
€ 930
10-15 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1.040
21-27 Feb
2018
4
Available
€ 2390
26-31 Feb
2018
4
Limited space
€ 1.320
25 Mar - 2 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1600
25 Mar - 2 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 2480
4-9 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1350
11-17 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 2390
18-23 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 2480
18-23 Apr
2018
4
Sold out
€ 1.320
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
€ 2390
27 Feb - 2 Mar
2019
4
Limited space
€ 2390
3-8 Mar
2019
4
Limited space
€ 2480
10-16 Mar
2019
4
Sold out
€ 2390
17-22 Apr
2019
4
Sold out
€ 2480
18-23 Apr
2019
4
Limited space
€ 1.320
24-30 Apr
2019
4
Limited space
€ 2390
16-21 Jul
2019
4
Sold out
€ 1.040
21-28 Jul
2019
4
Available
€ 1.890
7-11 Aug
2019
4
Limited space
€ 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
12-18 Feb
2020
4
Available
€ 2390
19-25 Feb
2020
4
Available
€ 2390
19-24 Feb
2020
4
Available
€ 2480
29 Mar - 6 Mar
2020
4
Available
€ 2390
15-20 Apr
2020
4
Available
€ 2480
15-20 Apr
2020
4
Available
€ 1.320
21-27 Apr
2020
4
Available
€ 2390