Dates :

22/06/2017 - 29/06/2017

Area:  Cortina, Dolomites, Italy


Difficulty

Fitness level      

Technical level


Description

Best Via Ferratas around Cortina await you! 

Planned tours:

  • Innerkofler and Forcelle, Monte Paterno (2744 m), Torre di Toblin (2617 m)
  • Ivano Dubona Via Ferrata, Marino Bianchi Ferrata, Cima di Mezzo (3154 m)
  • Giovanni Lipella Via Ferrata, Tofana di Rozes (3225 m) 
  • Albino Michielli Strobel Via Ferrata - Punta Fiammes (2240m) 
  • Giuseppe Olivieri Via Ferrata- Punta Anna (2731m), Tofana di Mezzo (3244m)


Have you seen pictures of the Dolomites which have left your breathless and quickened your pulse?

The Dolomites are a dream of any mountainlover and a place for repeated visits. You know what the biggest problem is with this trip? That it's impossible to figure out what to leave out of the 7 day itinerary. As far as climbing, scenery and accessibility, you can speak of the Dolomites only in superlatives.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cortina d'Ampezzo

You meet your mountain guide in the afternoon in Cortina at the pleasant B&B. After dinner, your mountain guide shows you the basics of via ferrata and the equipment you will use to ensure safety. Do take a hike in Cortina, but go to bed early, because Day 2 is an early wakeup. 

Day 2: Innerkofler and Forcelle, Monte Paterno (2744 m) , Torre di Toblin (2617 m)

After breakfast, you travel by car and take a trip to Auronzo Hut (2320 m). You can see the southern faces of the Tre Cime.

The start of the ferrata is reached via the Lavaredo pass, leading to Monte Paterno. You can go all the way to Torre di Toblin. You get the best views of Tre Cime from this spot. The descent around the Holy Trinity will provide great views. 

Day 3: Ivano Dubona Via Ferrata, Marino Bianchi Ferrata, Cima di Mezzo (3154 m)

On your second Dolomite via ferrata, you will cross the most famous spot of the Dolomites - the cable-bridge from the Cliffhanger movie. You will start the tour at 2215 meters where you use a chairlift and take a ride to the Lorenzi hut. You will ascend to 2932 meters in just under 20 minutes with the cable car, from where Marino Bianchi ferrata takes you to the Cime di Mezzo summit.

You take the same route back to the refuge (Lorenzi) from the summit. You take a different route to reach the cable bridge.

Day 4: Giovanni Lipella Via Ferrata, Tofana di Rozes (3225 m) 

You are going on one of the most exhilarating and scenic ferratas. From the Dibona refuge, a trail takes you to the entrance of a cave, once used as a shelter for Austro-Hungarian and Italian soldiers in WWI. The path in the cave makes a 150 meter ascent.

You make your way through ruins of WWI as you are inching towards one of the highest and most stunning summits of the Dolomites. It's a tough climb here, but well worth the effort.

Day 5: Albino Michielli Strobel Via Ferrata - Punta Fiammes (2240m) 

Be ready for a 600 meter climb today! You’ll ascend the Strobel ferrata, which is a popular one in the Cortina area.

The ferrata starts on a wide ledge, where you put on your harness and via ferrata set. This ferrata is a fine mixture of all kinds of terrain: ridges, vertical walls, crags. You will get a great view of Cortina from the top. The way down follows an easy trail.

Day 6: Giuseppe Olivieri Via Ferrata- Punta Anna (2731m), Tofana di Mezzo (3244m) 

We've saved the best and biggest for the last. What makes the Punta Anna climb fantastic is the majestic view of the south wall of Tofana di Roses. If weather and your stamina permit, you will ascend to the top of Tofana di Mezzo (3244 m) by using the Gianni Aglio ferrata. A cable car will take you back to the valley after summiting. 

Day 7: Departure for Home 

That is it; your intro to the Dolomites. We will try to give everything out of these mountains that you wish. 


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EUR 990/client

6 clients/mountain guide


The price includes:

organization

guiding

 

EUR 1890/client

4 clients/mountain guide


 The price includes:

organization

guiding

budget accommodation (BB)

transports to tour’s starting points

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EUR 2990/client

2 clients/mountain guide


 The price includes:

hotel *** HB

guiding

organization

climbing equipment and safety-kit backpack

transports to tour’s starting points

extra beverages

8 weeks training plan

coaching - 8 Skype calls  


Not included in the price:

accommodation (BB)

lunch, dinner and extra meals

soft drinks, beers, etc.

 insurance

cable car tickets

transport from and to airport

climbing equipment and safety-kit backpack are individually bookable  


 Not included in the price:

lunch

insurance

extra beverages


Not included in the price:

insurance


Equipment (rental can be arranged)

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The basic equipment

  • Sun glasses
  • Sun cream and lipstick
  • Water bottle or thermo bottle
  • Toilletris
  • Headlamp with spare battery
  • Hiking socks
  • Pocket knife
  • ID and Alpine Club membership
  • Money
  • Silk sleeping bag
  • Band aid
  • Camera
  • Map
  • Backpack 30-40 l

 

Clothes

  • A Suitable all weather pants
  • A Suitable all weather jacket
  • Warm and comfotable functional clothing
  • Thermal underwear short/long
  • Spare underwear
  • Hiking socks
  • Cap/headband
  • Gloves
  • Sun cap

Technical equipment for via ferrata

  • Trekking or mountaineering boots
  • Harness
  • Via ferrata belay
  • Via ferrata gloves
  • Climbing helmet

 
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It’s already over. And I have no words to praise our guides!
— John Kragelj

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What happens after you book:

  • We will contact you and discuss the route, equipment and any special needs of your group.
  • We will tailor via ferrata plan to fitness level of your group.
  • We will send you our standard contract and payment instructions (credit card, PayPal, cheques, wire transfer).
  • On application or 6 weeks before the agreed date, you have to pay deposit of Euro 300 or the full amount.
  • 4 week befor the agreed tour you have to pay the full amount.
  • If you cancel a booking, we will applay the following charges
    • 30 - 21 days prior to departure 50% of trip price
    • 20 - 10 days prior to departure 75% of trip price
    • 9 - 0 days prior to departure 100% of trip price
  • 1 day before the agreed date, we will let you know about weather conditions and how to prepare for the travel to destination.


For any questions, 

contact your guide Danilo Tič directly:

at +386 31 506 931 or

danilo@alpguide.com.


Expertise - Safety

Our courses, trekkings and expeditions have been tried, tested, altered and perfected over decades. We, IFMGA mountain guides,  have gained experience in the Alps, Yosemite, on expeditions in the Andes, the Himalayas and the Karakorum. Our knowledge and experience have been transferred to all spheres of  our organization, from the first call to safe return home.

We are focusing on smaller groups of clients as we provide higher level of individual assistance. A very important part of our activity is to advise our clients on how to get a proper fitness condition and how to choose correct quality equipment for their safety. By doing so, we ensure the highest possible safety and comfort for our clients.

We put a lot of attention to making reliable relationships with local partners (Sherpas, porters) and we treat them as members of our Alpguide family. We always asses risks and follow safety procedures that ensure safety of our clients, partners and guides.