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FOOD, WINE AND DOLOMITE PEAKS 2017

July 23rd - July 30th

23rd JULY - 30th JULY 2017

17th SEPTEMBER - 24th SEPTEMBER 2017

Accessible Dolomite walking through Bucolic high pastures and dramatic spires and pinnacles and the varied cultures and culinary traditions of a fascinating border area with wine and food tastings and a cooking demonstration.
Well-made paths and gentle ups and downs make this a walk for everyone.

Day 1 - Pick up at Venice Marco Polo airport at 10.30 am for a lunch snack then a 3 hour drive to the pretty German speaking Tyrolean town of Innichen/San Candido stopping off en route in the renowned Prosecco wine area for a Vineyard walk and wine tasting (3 km/1.7 miles, 1.5 hr). 3 night stay at Hotel Orso Grigio (4 star). Dinner at a local restaurant. 

Day 2 - After a short drive we wind through the bucolic pastures of the Pusteria valley with panoramic views of the Sesto Dolomites past characteristic masi mountain farms with home-made Tyrolean specialities for lunch directly to our hotel and a cheese and local product tasting at a Tyrolean dairy (12 km/8 miles, 5 hrs). Free time to explore San Candido and dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3 - We take a ski lift up to 2000 metres/6560 ft to the spectacular border ridge with views of both Austria and Italy before descending through the beautiful dairy pastures of the Nemes mountains with dramatic views of the varied mountain shapes of the Austrian Alps and the Dolomites (11 km/6.8 miles, 5.5 hrs) and lunch at a refuge just over the border in Austria! Dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 4 - An hour and a half drive takes us to the pretty Tyrolean town of Bressanone in one of the interesting Tyrolean wine regions for a two hour vineyard walk, a wine tasting at Bressanone Novacella Abbey and a visit to the abbey itself before continuing to our next hotel, stylish Hotel Ancora in Italian speaking Cortina d Ampezzo (4 nights) and a meal in the renowned restaurant of the hotel.

Day 5 - A 45-minute drive each way takes us to Misurina and one of the most famous walks in the Dolomites, the Tre Cime circuit at over 2000 metres/6560 ft throughout, with breath-taking and varied Dolomite views (8 km/5 miles, 4.5 hrs) and lunch en route at a high mountain refuge.

Day 6 - After a half day walk with magnificent views down to Cortina (6 km/4 miles, 3 hrs) and a picnic lunch the afternoon takes us to a cooking demonstration with a local, Michelin starred chef where we learn to make some of the interesting cross-border specialities of the area before dining at the restaurant.

Day 7 - A half-an-hour drive takes us to 2100 metres/6890 ft at Passo Giau for a spectacular up and down walk through high pastures, open mountain views and the pristine Croda da Lago lake with lunch at a mountain refuge on the lake (12 km/8 miles, 5 hrs) before driving back to the hotel for free time to explore Cortina and dinner at the renowned, Michelin starred Tivoli restaurant.

Day 8 - A 2.5 hour drive back to Venice airport.


HOTELS:

- Hotel Orso Grigio, San Candido (3 nights) - an elegant, modern Tyrolean hotel in the centre of San Candido with a panoramic terrace

- Hotel Ancora, Cortina (4 nights) - a stylish hotel right in the middle of Cortina with individually furnished Tyrolean style rooms and an excellent restaurant


WHAT IS INCLUDED: lunches - ranging from mountain refuges and dairies to local delicacies en route - and dinners are included throughout. Two experienced tour consultants will look after your every need. Transport will be in minibuses and can be used as an alternative to walking where appropriate.


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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.

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