Sunrise on the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites
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Highlights of the Dolomites

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Our Italian office is based in the city of Catania on the island of Sicily and near to Mt Etna. We have a team of 6 office staff who take care of the logistics for our adventures as well as a team of specialist mountain guides. The local knowledge and expertise of our staff allow us to deliver first class adventures with seamless organisation and attention to detail. Our guides have been trekking and climbing in the Dolomites for many years and...
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On this adventure we will base ourselves in the stunningly beautiful town of Cortina d’Ampezzo in the heart of the Dolomites. From the comfort of our hotel we head out each day to explore the peaks of Cinque Torri, Tofana di Rozes and Croda del Lago. We climb to the summit of Lagazuoi for panoramic views and discover first world war battle grounds as we follow dramatic pathways under vertical rock walls. We end our Dolomite adventure with a journey to the foot of the iconic Tre Cima di Lavaredo.

Trip highlights

  • Walk the famous Cinque Torri Path
  • Reach the summit of Lagazuoi (2835m)
  • Gaze up at the vast north face of Cima Grande

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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Welcome to the Dolomites

    Arrive at Venice Airport and transfer to Cortina d’Ampezzo where you will be staying for the next 6 nights. You will meet your guide and the rest of your group at the hotel. This evening there will be a welcome dinner and a pre-trek briefing to ensure everyone is fully prepared for the trip. Depending on your arrival time there may be a chance to get out and explore the town a little. The scenery is superb, the peaks of Pomagagnon, Monte Cristallo and Cima Tofana can be seen rising up above the town.

    • Transport: Private transfer (2.2 hours, 149 km)
    • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Day 2

    The Cinque Torri Path

    This morning we board a local bus to the top of the Falzarego Pass, the starting point of the iconic Cinque Torri (5 towers) path. The trail begins by gaining height gently until we reach a bolder field at the foot of Averau, a Rocky citadel whose summit sits at 2649m. We circle around the peak to reach the Nuvolau Pass where it is possible to ascend an extra 150m to the summit of Nuvolau for fabulous panoramic views. We then rejoin the Cinque Torri path and discover the remains of first world war battles between Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops, still visible even now. In the afternoon we return to our hotel in Cortina.

    • Transport: Bus (0.4 hour, 16 km)
    • Hiking time: 5 - 6 hours
    • Ascent: 600 m
    • Descent: 800 m
    • Max. altitude: 2575 m
    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Day 3

    Lagazuoi

    Today we return once more to the Falzarego Pass but with a different objective. We begin the beautiful climb to the summit of Lagazuoi. From the top we have 360 degree views and can see the Maromlada, at 3343m the highest peak in the Dolomites and the only peak to be glaciated. We descend again to a pleasant valley at the foot of impressive vertical cliffs to find the Scotoni refuge where we can pause for a rest before climbing a final pass to catch a bus back to our hotel.

    • Transport: Bus (0.4 hour, 16 km)
    • Hiking time: 5 - 6 hours
    • Ascent: 700 m
    • Descent: 1000 m
    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
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Trip information

Difficulty

This adventure is of moderate difficulty. The terrain can be steep and rocky and you will be hiking for 5 days consecutively.  In some months the weather can be very hot and the sun intense, which adds to the difficulty of the hiking. The maximum ascent in a single day will be 900m and the maximum descent 1550m. You should be in good physical condition with recent experience of hiking for several days in row with over 1000m of ascent and descent in a day. To ask about your suitability for this trip and what you can do to prepare please feel free to give us a call.

Food & drink

This adventure in the Dolomite is full board. Italian gastronomy is one of the richest and tastiest in the world and we are confident you will love the meals we provide. A continental style breakfast is served at your hotel each morning.  There will be a range of pastries, cheeses, cold meats and fruit along with plenty of tea and coffee. Each day you guide will prepare a picnic lunch for you to carry in your daypack.  Our lunches are all made with fresh local produce and will include fruit, vegetables, cold meats, cheese and lovely fresh bread. Evening meals will be taken either at the hotel or at a nearby restaurant.  There will be a range of starters, main courses and desserts for you to choose from.


If you have special dietary requirements please inform us as soon as possible after booking your trip.  We will work with you to ensure your needs are met.

Accommodation

On this trip we will stay in one hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo for the full duration of your stay. The hotel will be of 3 star standard with double or twin rooms and private bathrooms. Single rooms can be arranged on request and subject to availability. Your room will have a safety deposit box for valuables and free WiFi is available.

Transport

Return private transfers from Venice Airport are included. During your trip we will use a mix of public and private buses to access the trekking areas.

Luggage

We advise you to bring a 30-40 litre day sack to carry with you each day containing your lunch, water, spare clothing and camera etc. A larger 60-80 litre duffel bag for the bulk of your luggage can be left in your hotel room each day.

How do I get there?

You will need to arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) on day 1 of this adventure.

For those traveling from the UK, Easy Jet have direct flights from London Luton, Manchester, Bristol and Liverpool. British Airways also have direct flights from Gatwick and KLM provide convenient flights via Amsterdam from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Leeds.

If you are travelling from the USA, American Airlines fly direct to Venice from Philadelphia and Delta fly direct from New York.
Swiss Air have convenient flights via Zurich from San Francisco and Alitalia have the best flights from Los Angeles with a short stop in Rome.

On arrival in Venice, a member of the Kandoo Adventures team will be waiting for you in the arrivals area. Look out for a large “KANDOO” sign. We provide two airport transfers at fixed times. Vehicles will depart at 02.30pm and 07.30pm.

Budget & change

The currency in Italy is the Euro (EUR). For the latest exchange rates please see www.xe.com


It is possible to withdraw cash from ATMs but please be mindful of any charges from your bank. Credit cards are widely accepted in the towns but not in remote areas. Please budget for drinks, souvenirs and any meals not included in your tour. 

Tips

Although the custom is practiced here, it is not expected. If you are satisfied with the services of your guide and local team, tipping is always appreciated.  It is not obligatory and should be left to the discretion of each individual.

Formalities & health

Passport

Most travellers will require a passport valid for at least 6 months after your return date. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific requirements and please be aware that proof of onward travel may be required.

Visa

Travelling to Italy is visa free for up to 90 days, for UK and US citizens

Vaccinations

No vaccinations are required.

Insurance

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions and destinations in your itinerary are included in your travel insurance policy, in addition to your regular cover for cancellation and medical expenses. If you are climbing Gran Paradiso, please check with your insurance company that you are covered for climbing over 4000m. We ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and the emergency contact number for your insurer) in your daypack at all times, so that we can access this information should we need to contact the insurer on your behalf.

Medication

Your guide carries a first aid kit at all times but we recommend you carry the following items: - Painkillers - Sunscreen for lips and skin - Moisturising cream (for sunburn) - Elastic bandage, regular bandages and Blister bandages - Sanitary products

Equipment & clothing

Clothing to bring

We prefer that you do not wear cotton clothing, including underwear, when participating in activities. When cotton gets wet from water or sweat it ceases to insulate and does not dry quickly. The best materials for outdoor activities are fast drying materials like polyester or materials which are warm when wet like wool. The most powerful materials against the wind and rain are 'breathable' materials like Gore-Tex or Nikwax.


  • Warm hat (beanie)
  • Sun hat with wide brim for protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Neck gaiter or scarf
  • Suitable quick drying underwear
  • Light gloves
  • Walking boots (with ankle support and sturdy soles)
  • Socks (quick drying and not too warm)
  • T-shirts and warm jumper
  • Fleece or soft shell jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof hard shell jacket
  • Walking trousers and/or shorts
  • Pajamas and toiletries
  • Comfortable shoes for the evenings
  • Waterproof trousers

Equipment to bring

  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Water bottles or hydration pack
  • 30-40 litre day pack
  • 80 – 100 litre duffel bag
  • Camera
  • Walking poles
  • Plastic bags for wet/dirty clothing

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Price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • An expert Kandoo Adventures guide
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
  • All transportation 

Price does not include

  • Flights and visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • Lunch on day 1 

Options

  • Additional hotel nights before or after your trip