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Dolomiti

Highlights of the Dolomites

8 days
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4.8 / 5 from 70 reviews
Walking & Trekking
Activity level:
Moderate
Activity Rating - Moderate
Trip code: 
TEI
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Private Group Adventures
Activity:
Walking & Hiking
Group size:
4–20
Ages:
16+

Moderate and challenging walks in the heart of the Western Dolomites. To extend your adventure and lower your impact, consider taking the train to this trip.

Val di Fassa lies between Marmolada (3,343m), the Dolomites' highest peak, and Catinaccio (2,965m), the famous long ridge that glows red in the rising sun. Based in the lovely village of Campitello, we are ideally situated to access neighbouring valleys and discover their attractive villages. We walk along jagged limestone spires towering above and through lush green valleys carpeted with a profusion of alpine flowers. With excellent chairlift, cablecar and bus links, we are able to access a huge variety of walks, thus allowing us to offer two grades of walking on each departure.

Highlights

  • Exceptional trails
  • Views of the Marmolada
  • Moderate and challenging walks

Key information

  • Level 3 and 5 walks offered each day
  • 7 nights 3-star Hotel Enrosadira, all rooms en suite
  • 5 days centre-based walking; 1 free day
  • Altitude maximum 2597m, average 2000m (Level 3) or max 3152m, average 2200m (Level 5)
  •  Group normally 4 to 20 plus 1 UK leader per grade
  • Not recommended for vertigo sufferers
  • Countries visited: Italy

What's included

  • All breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • All accommodation (see accommodation section)
  • Airport transfers (for those on the group flights)
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Local taxes (approx. EUR 14, see Trip Notes)
  • Local transport (approx. EUR 95)
Call for general departures:
1300 131 564
Call for private group trips:
1300 131 564
Trip Notes

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Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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Itinerary

Campitello
to
Campitello
  • Day 1

    Start Campitello

    Start Campitello. In the evening the leaders will hold a welcome meeting to discuss the week ahead and give advice on the local area.

    Meals included: Dinner
  • Day 2

    Level 3 – Walk to to Rifugio Sassopiatto (2400m)

    Our day walks mix high-altitude routes that guarantee stunning Dolomite scenery with some lower level trails down to the Val di Fassa. The early season should ensure that we see a wide variety of alpine flowers. We will begin our journey by taking a cable car towards Col Rodella and then walk along the southern flank of SassoLungo/Sasso Piatto to Rifugio Sasso Piatto. There will be an opportunity for an optional walk as far as viewpoint Palacia. We retrace our steps to the refuge for lunch before we descend via Rifugio Micheluzzi to Campitello.

    15Km; 300m ascent and 1100m descent; max altitude 2400m

    Level 5 – Ascend to Rifugio Sasso Piatto (2400m)

    We begin our journey by taking a cable car towards Col Rodella. Following the circuit anticlockwise around Sasso Lungo /Sasso Piatto as far as Rifugio Sasso Piatto then descend to Campitello via Rifugio Micheluzzi.

    22Km; 615m ascent and 1500m descent; max altitude 2400m

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 3

    Level 3 – Summit Val di Vaiolet (2597m)

    We start the day by taking a bus to Vigo di Fassa, from here we will take a cable car to Ciampedie.  Walking North West to Gardeccia then up Val di Vaiolet to Rifugio Principe for lunch. Here you will get a fantastic view of the valley before returning via the same route to Gardeccia and Ciampedie with a possible alternative descent via chairlifts to Pera.

    17Km; 650m ascent and 650m descent; max altitude 2597m

    Level 5 – Ascend to Ciampedie (2561m)

    We start the day by taking a bus to Vigo di Fassa, from here we will take a cable car to Ciampedie. We continue by walking west to Baita M. Pederiva then south, making our way to the western side of Catinaccio. The spectacular scenery at Passo Vaiolon will be our final stop before walking east to Ciampedie for the cable car descent.

    14Km; 850m ascent and 850m descent; max altitude 2561m

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 4

    Level 3 – Ascend to Viel dal Pan (2340m)

    Today we take a short bus journey to Alba and then a cable car to Col Rossi.  We will walk east along a generally contouring path via Viel dal Pan with spectacular views of Marmolada (3343m) to the south.  Stopping for Lunch at Col de Cuc, then descending through the Avisio valley to Penia for our bus back to Campitello.

    16Km; 230m ascent and 1080m descent; max altitude 2340m

    Level 5 – Summit Piz Boe (3152m)

    Today we take a short bus journey to Alba and then a Cable car to Col Rossi.  We will walk to Passo Pordoi where we will take another cable car up to Sass Pordoi, then circuit at high level taking in Piz Boe.  Once we have taken in the impressive panoramic views, we will descend via cable car to Passo Pordoi, then to Pecol for the gondola lift down to Canazei ending the day walking alongside the river to Campitello (or by bus).

    16Km; 550m ascent and 950m descent; max altitude 3152m

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 5

    Free day

    Optional activities for the free day include self-guided cycling from Campitello or a day trip to see the remains of Oetzi, famous 'ice-man', in Bolzano. 

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Level 3 – ascend to Forca Neigra (2508m)

    Today we begin by taking a bus to Pozza and then the gondola lift to Buffaure. After, we will make our way towards Col Valvacin, continuing our journey up the minor peak and then east to Forca Neigra, stopping for lunch at Rifugio Passo San Nicolo.  We will finish todays walk by descending via Val di Contrin to Alba for our bus ride back to Campitello.

    15Km; 520m ascent and 1340m descent; max altitude 2508m

    Level 5 – Walk to Passo Ciarajoles (2770m)

    Today we begin by taking a bus to Vigo and then the cable car to Ciampedie.  After, we will walk north via Gardeccia to Rifugio Principe for lunch. The second half of our walk will continue east over Passo Antermoia past Rifugio Antermoia to Passo Ciarajoles before descending Val de Udai to Mazzin for our bus ride back to Campitello.

    19Km; 910m ascent and 1500m descent; max altitude 2770m

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 7

    Level 3 – Catinaccio massif (2290m)

    Today is the last day of the tour and we will venture into the Catinaccio range, walking over high passes along high-level footpaths. We will begin with a bus journey over Passo Costalonga to the Paolina chairlift.  Once at the top, we walk on the western side of Catinaccio massif making our way round to the eastern side for lunch at Baita M. Pederiva. Finishing our walk following the route to Ciampedie for our cable car descent.

    11Km; 300m ascent and 430m descent; max altitude 2290m

    Level 5 - ascend to Forca Neigra (2508m)

    We will begin our final day of walking with a bus journey to Pozza and then a gondola lift to Buffaure. After, we will make our way towards Col Valvacin. Once at the top we will walk east over Sass d’Adam then south east to Riugio Passo San Nicolo for lunch.  We will retrace our route for a while before turning north east over Forcia Neigra then down to Rifugio Ciampac for a cable car ride to Alba and then a bus back to Campitello.

    11Km; 650m ascent and 850m descent; max altitude 2508m

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 8

    End Campitello

    The trip ends in Campitello.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

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Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Vaccinations

Italy

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts and 6 dinners are included, provided by the hotel.

The hotel restaurant provides generous breakfasts and traditional evening meals. On certain days you will need to buy food in local shops for packed lunches, or certain walks may offer the opportunity to buy lunch at a mountain hut en route.

Weather

In the Dolomites - as always in the mountains - the weather can be very changeable. On average in summer months you can expect some rain on one day in two, but it is likely to come in heavy and thundery outbursts of relatively short duration rather than prolonged showers. Down in the valleys daytime temperatures range on average from 12º to 22º Celsius although 25º is not unusual. Up in the mountains it will be a few degrees colder. You need therefore to be ready for anything, and to pack shorts as well as warmer clothes, full waterproofs and sun cream.

Is this trip for you?

Activity: Walking level 3 Moderate and 5 Challenging.
With such a large variety of walks in the area, we are able to offer 2 different grades of walking on each departure. The leaders will choose each day's route based on weather conditions and group ability to ensure everyone's safety and enjoyement.


Level 3 - Moderate
Most people who enjoy a weekend in the hills or mountains at home are capable of undertaking a trek at this level: you need to be in good health and reasonably fit, and you will almost certainly be taking regular exercise. A trek could be level 3 either as a fairly easy medium-duration walk, or as a harder, shorter walk. Some walking at higher altitude and the occasional longer or more difficult day may be involved, but generally conditions underfoot will be fair. A walking day usually is between 5 to 7 hours long.
Altitude maximum 2,597m, average 2,000m

Level 5 - Challenging
For walks at this level, fitness is most important and you may have to improve yours before departure. Most level 5 treks are equivalent to extended walking in mountainous terrain at home, but usually at significantly higher altitudes; climate and remoteness can also play a part. Walking days are usually between 6 to 8 hours although there may be some longer days for pass crossing or similar. Previous trekking experience is desirable but not essential if you are confident of your physical condition. Usually, some scrambling is involved.
Altitude maximum 3,152m, average 2,250m.

The times mentioned include lunch break and photo stops.

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Call for general departures:
1300 131 564
Call for private group trips:
1300 131 564
Trip Notes

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Accommodation

Sporthotel Enrosadira

You will spend 7 nights in the comfortable family run 3 star Hotel Enrosadira. Ideally located in the village of Campitello, this family-run hotel offers a warm welcome and simple, comfortable rooms, all of which are en suite. There is a sauna, a bar and a lounge with comfortable armchairs to relax in the evenings. Wi-Fi is available in the communal areas. There is no lift at the hotel.

Single rooms are available for a supplement. 

Call for general departures:
1300 131 564
Call for private group trips:
1300 131 564
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Call for general departures:
1300 131 564
Call for private group trips:
1300 131 564
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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  • Reviewed July 2022

    Massive Hailstones

    The Dolomites are special. Even when we were caught out by thunderstorms with massive hailstones on two days the enjoyment wasn't diminished. The choice of walks ensured that we enjoyed a variety of views of a unique area.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Going up Piz Boe with some of the other walkers who were nervous of the cables but thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Paul, who I've walked with was his usual extremely competent leader. He didn't hesitate to discuss options with us to cope with some weather difficulties. He provided some good information including telling folk tales including some singing!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure that you have really good waterproofs as the weather can change extremely quickly.
  • Reviewed July 2022

    Highlight of the Dolomites

    A very good trip. Scenery magnificent , explored well by both grades of walk. Walk routes well devised using a good network of cable cars, chair lifts and local buses and lovely mountain refuge stops. Family run hotel, so friendly, helpful, very clean, good choice of food. The holiday was made by the two fantastic guides- Jenny and Alejandro - professional, caring, knowledgeable, fun, encouraging and very capable.
  • Reviewed July 2022

    Highlights of Dolomites

    Hi, Awesome trip, thanks to Paul and Jenny (expert guides) Hotel staff wonderful people. Cheers Gary

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Piz Boe summit, superb.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Paul, expert guide and top laugh.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Go for it

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    N/A
  • Reviewed June 2022

    Excellent walking holiday

    What a great holiday. The scenery is just amazing, and the walks each day show the best of what the area has to offer. The group leaders are very knowledgeable on local wildlife and I throughly enjoyed looking at the alpine flowers. Very well organised trip, hotel was comfortable and staff were so kind. Big thanks to Paul and Jenny for looking after us all, but thanks especially to them for looking after me!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The walking, the scenery and the wildflowers.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent, couldn’t fault Paul and Jenny.
  • Reviewed June 2022

    Highlights of the Dolomites

    What a fantastic trip, loved every single minute of it. Fun was had in abundance and it was definitely the best group of people I've ever met and walked with. In fact I'm laughing to myself as I'm writing this I had that much fun! The Dolomites are stunning and Campitello is the ideal location from which to explore them. The Sporthotel Enrosadira was brilliant, a lovely family run establishment where they couldn't do enough for us. Dinner was great, all five courses of it! Would I recommend this trip to others..... absolutely!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    There were too many moments to list but just being able to admire the beauty of the Dolomites for a week was enough to inspire me to do more!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Paul and Jenny our two leaders for the week were absolutely brilliant. Their knowledge was exceptional, they were so helpful, very organised, friendly and great fun. Two genuinely very nice people. Mind you Paul's singing is a bit dodgy!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Quite simply book this trip and you will not be disappointed
  • Reviewed September 2020

    Superb trip

    You get out of something what you put in, and that is 100% the case for this holiday. The walking was challenging but so rewarding in terms of scenery and atmosphere. The weather was excellent bar one afternoon and the leaders (Paul and Louise) and the other people on the trip made the holiday outstanding. Plus, finally, the fact that you're in Italy - what more could you ask for.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The scenery, stretching for miles all around near the summit of one of the mountains. We stopped as a group for a minute or two, on a rocky 'plain' before the final steepish climb to the top with the sun warmly shining in blue skies and I thought (and said out loud), 'it doesn't get any better than this'.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Paul and Louise were outstanding - knowledgeable, helpful, great sense of humour and highly professional

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    There are two levels of walks so don't be worried about whether it will be too hard. You'll be fine.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I've already asked Exodus, 'where to next please?'
  • Reviewed September 2019
    Angela Edwards

    Amazing Experience

    This trip was an amazing experience. The guides were excellent and the scenery was like something out of this world. The trip wouldn't be great for someone that surfers from vertigo as there are some steep drops, high mountains, mountain ledges and some mountain ridges. There are some steep ascents and also steep descents however the guides were very patient and gave even the least confident walkers the confidence to tackle the more difficult bits. The guides made this trip one i will remember for ever. Thanks to Albert and Martin. You were great.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Being given the confidence by the guides to tackle some difficult ledges on some steep mountains. I wouldn't have been able to tackle these with our them.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leaders, Albert and Martin were brilliant. Their positivity, encouragement and sense if humour made this trip an experience i never want to forget.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be confident with steep drops on some very high mountains. If you suffer from vertigo or are afraid of hights you may find this trip mentally challenging however the experienced guides would give you the confidence to tackle things you may never have thought you could. We did this trip the second week of September and there was snow on the higher mountains which added an extra level of difficulty to the walks.
  • Reviewed August 2019
    peter mccullagh

    what does 'review title' mean?

    i really enjoyed my trip.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    there is no most inspirational moment. i enjoyed it in the round.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    both of them were excellent

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    it is an excellent trip

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    no
  • Reviewed August 2019
    Nicol Lumsden

    A wonderful week in the Dolomites

    An excellent week's walking in the dolomites from a charming centre in Campitello. The walks were always interesting and the grade 5 walks were all comfortably doable to anyone with experience of walking in the Scottish Highlands. The use of lifts meant that we were always walking with excellent views and could spent more time at high altitude. Most of the trips were well planned to use the excellent local refugios for lunch which added a bit of luxury to the day's tramp. The hotel was very comfortable and the food was generally good.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    It was all very pleasant. The scramble to the summit of Piz Boe was fun.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Martin and Albert were great. Professional, good humoured and patient. Also interesting fellows to talk to, which is what I have come to expect from Exodus over the years. Made us feel instantly welcome and at home.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Eat, drink and be merry!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This trip had a wonderfully mixed group of people, Irish, Australian, American, Scots. Oh, and some English who were actually really nice!
  • Reviewed August 2019
    Sam Segar

    Excellent walking trip

    This was one of my favourite holidays so far. The guides, Martin and Albert were knowledgable, supportive and enthusiastic. The hotel was hosted by the best staff and owners. The hikes led us into the most amazing scenery you can see in Europe. They were suitable for the level 3 and 5. It would be a good idea to put some training in for both. The days were long but therefore fulfilling. The breakfast and dinner were plentiful provided by the hotel. There was a good bar for evening socialising before an early bed for the next days activities. If you go on this trip you will not be disappointed.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The stunning views of the Dolomite region The other group members The enthusiastic and knowledgable guides The kind and pleasant hotel staff

    What did you think of your group leader?

    excellent

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Train for both levels - see the training and fitness guides provided by Exodus

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