Getting here and around
GETTING TO THE DOLOMITES
- Airports: The nearest airports are Venice Treviso (for budget European airlines such as Ryanair) and Venice Marco Polo. Verona and Trieste are options if you are going to Cortina, Pieve or Auronzo, though on public transport these are much longer journeys, and Innsbruck is a good option for San Candido/Innichen.
- Train: Pieve di Cadore is very near a train station (Calalzo di Cadore, 10 minutes by bus or taxi) and San Candido has a train station (on a different line which does not interconnect and is convenient mainly if you are coming from northern Europe). Both Auronzo and Cortina will require bus connection which are relatively frequent but you won’t want to arrive too late in the evening. Train is the best option from northern Europe or Innsbruck airport if you are going to San Candido. There are regular trains from Innsbruck to San Candido (changing in Fortezza) (you will need a bus connection for Cortina, Pieve di Cadore and Auronzo di Cadore).
- Bus: From Venice Marco Polo or Venice Mestre train station the Cortina Express bus service is the quickest option because it is direct. The third week of June to the second week of September is approximately full season and there are buses to Cortina, Tai di Cadore (5 minutes by bus or taxi to Pieve and 30 minutes to Auronzo) and San Candido. Thereafter a much reduced service runs only to Tai di Cadore and Cortina. Note that these buses do not stop at Venice Treviso and bus and train may be the quickest option here.
There are car rental offices in all airports:
Venice Marco Polo: www.veniceairport.it
Treviso (Ryanair, etc.): www.trevisoairport.it
Self-guided walkers: ask for advice from us before you make your transport arrangements.
Groups: we will arrange your transport in minibuses or cars as appropriate.
GETTING AROUND IN THE DOLOMITES
Self-guided walkers: our self-guided service includes help and advice on all transport to walks and we will also be happy to arrange private transport if preferred. Most of our walks have been chosen with public transport in mind but can also be done with your own or a rental car.
- Bus services: Summer timetables vary every year but usually run from the third week of June to the second week of September. Outside these times bus services will be much more limited and on some routes do not exist at all.
San Candido and Cortina have good, relatively frequent bus services which can be used in conjunction with ski lifts for considerable flexibility. Auronzo di Cadore and Pieve di Cadore also have bus services to several walking destinations.
For Cortina, Auronzo and Pieve: www.dolomitibus.it Italian only
For San Candido: www.sad.it
Ski lifts: San Candido and Cortina have a range of ski lifts in or near town which make getting to high altitudes easy. Bear in mind, when choosing when to come, that Cortina’s ski lift system operates from the third week of June to the second week in September IN GENERAL whilst some of San Candido’s lifts are already running in late May and stay open until mid-October.
Auronzo has one ski lift which operates from mid-June to mid-September.
Pieve di Cadore is a quieter walking destination and has no lifts.
Dolomite Treks - Who we areTESTIMONIALS
Isabelle Johnson has 15 years experience in creating, organising and leading small group walking holidays in Italy both for a top UK walking holiday company and independently. As an Oxford history graduate she has a special interest in the history of the Dolomites in general and of the First World War Dolomite Front in particular and runs day walks on this theme in the summer months for a UK company. She also has a passion for alpine flowers and has lived in the Dolomites for fifteen years.
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Anna Vecellio del Monego
Born and raised in the area, Anna Vecellio del Monego knows the Dolomites, its footpaths and its hotels and restaurants intimately. She has wide ranging experience in organising and leading small group walking holidays with a top UK company and after many years working in hospitality and tourism in general she is now a really passionate holiday organiser 'insider'. A graduate of Verona University in languages and Tourism Management she has travelled and walked all over the world. She is currently a busy Deputy Mayor, looking after her home town.
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Dolomite Treks offers advice, local knowledge and expertise born of many years working in the field. Anna and Isabelle are not Alpine guides and any walking activities are entirely at your own risk.
Anna and Isabelle are freelance tour managers working through Agenzia 3 CIME DOLOMITI - AGENZIA VIAGGI E SERVIZI, 3 C S.N.C. di Letizia Frigo Sampogna & C., Via Dante, 20, 32041 Auronzo di Cadore (BL) Tel. e fax +39 0435 9226 www.3cimedolomitiviaggi.com - and use the Dolomite Treks name and site purely for visibility purposes.