Littleton, CO, March 13, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Adventure company Dolomite Mountains today announced a great new hiking option for travelers to the Dolomites. Founder Agustina Lagos Marmol and her team organize trips that allow travelers to traverse valleys, experiencing different alpine huts (rifugios) and cultures each night.
The highlights of Rifugio trips include not only the beautiful scenery but the luxurious mountain lodges where travelers will rest at night. Three course meals are served and prepared by a local family that sources most of the ingredients from the farms you walked through. Travelers can have private rooms with bathrooms ensuite, complete with clean sheets and welcoming notes from the innkeepers.
The example itinerary lets hikers visit by foot three of the Dolomite Ladin valleys rich in traditions and customs that recall ancient times. Wild alpine meadows, deciduous and evergreen woods, high altitude lunar-like terrain soaring peaks, dramatic walls and towering heights alternate with the refined South Tyrolean towns of Val Gardena and Alta Badia and hidden delicious mountain inns that we encounter during our daily hikes.
Example Itinerary: Hiking the Dolomites Ladin Valleys
Day 1 - Arrive in Val Gardena, Dolomites
Arrival in Selva di Val Gardena on your own and check into hotel. Meeting with guide in the afternoon and briefing of the trip.
Day 2 - Puez-Odle: Rasciesa and Geological Phenomena
Short transfer to the beautiful town of Ortisei dominated by the Rasciesa peak.
Hike on rich pastures to its crest at 2,300m (7,545'). The stunning Odle group with pointed rock needles dominates this superb panoramic traverse. Afternoon to walk and discover the Tyrolean towns of Val Gardena.
Day 3 - Sassolungo – Sassopiatto Circumnavigation
Transfer Passo Sella and hike under the Sassolungo and Sassopiatto. Marvel at breathtaking sunsets and quietness of the mountains from the top of the Rifugio Sassopiato your home for this night.
Day 4 - Catinaccio Massif
A fantastic hike under the Catinaccio massif one of the land marks of the Dolomites and recently named part of UNESCO. Indulge a peaceful evening on the terrace of the Rifugio with fantastic panoramas.
Day 5 - Val di Fassa
From the Rifugio hike to Rifugio d’Antermoia and descend to Val di Fassa where your hotel is situated.
Day 6 - Sella Massif
Within the enormous fortress-shaped Sella massif is an excellent network of paths. Today’s hike will be a traverse along the south face of this incredible massif. Arrival to the quaint villages of the Alta Badia where you will spend the next two nights. Spend afternoon at the hotel swimming pool / spa.
Day 7 - Santa Croce Sanctuary
Indulge in a hearty alpine breakfast before hiking to Santa Croce Sanctuary. Walk through forest and green pasture to a typical Ladino shepherd’s house for lunch. Taste local specialties such as turtres (Ladino vegetable pastries), grilled veggies, and homemade cakes. Enjoy a wonderful relaxing massage in the afternoon.
Day 8 - Depart
Breakfast and departure.
This unique corner of the Alps features numerous valleys, ideal for a wide range of outdoor adventures. From the charming Italian atmosphere of the Ampezzo region to the green pastures of the Dolomiti di Sesto and Alta Badia to the towering peaks of the Val de Fassa and Val Gardena regions, this world-renowned mountain terrain offers something for every type of adventure traveler.
To learn about hiking in the Dolomites and traversing valleys visit http://dolomitemountains.com
Dolomite Mountains s.r.l. is the only local company based in the Dolomites specializing in and providing unique experiences in adventure travel within one of the most beautiful natural settings on earth. For over 15 years we’ve been crafting Dolomite adventures, helping our travelers uncover the region’s true spirit – in style. We customize guided and self guided active trips, luxury and gourmet adventures, and take you off the beaten path for truly authentic experiences, so you can experience and enjoy the real Dolomites. To learn more visit: http://dolomitemountains.com