Val Badia - Val Gardena Traverse (self-guided)

"When life gives you mountains,
put on your boots and hike."
1790,00 €
(cost for a self-guided trip)


DAY 1: Arrival
Arrival to Alta Badia on your own or private transfer on request.
Check into your hotel – A trip briefing will be organized according to your arrival time.
 … Boutique Family run B&B in Alta Badia

DAY 2: Hike to Santa Croce or on the Pralongia Plateau
Today, you can calmly accustom to the altitude and enjoy the mountain landscape all around you. Option to walk to the hospice of Santa Croce or on the Pralongiá plateau. More details will be provided at the trip briefing - Hiking time: from 1 to 5 hours
Dinner with ladin specialties in a unique place, where time seems to have stopped many years ago ...
B,D, …Boutique Family run B&B in Alta Badia

DAY 3: Munt da Rina
Today, you will enjoy a beautiful walk with an impressive view on the Dolomite mountains. After a rich breakfast, take a 30 minutes private transfer to your hiking starting point. Start walking through the green meadows, up to the refuge. From there, in the distance, you can see the Austrian mountains, while on the right side you see Sas dla Crusc, Lavarela and Conturines Dolomite mountains. In the background the Lagazuoi. During the afternoon you will reach the mountain hut where you will spend the night.
hiking time: 3 hours          length: 7,6 km          difference in level: + 814 m/ - 68 m          highest point: 2.137 m          lowest point: 1.390 m
B,D, …Rifugio

DAY 4 & 5: Natural Park of Puez-Odle Traverse
Backpack up and head to the beautiful Würzjoch, from there you will hike through the high mountain meadows, covered of flowers that fill the air of their scents. No matter where you look, the 360° view of the mountains will surround and leave you speechless! In the afternoon, reach your retreat for the night. Relax on the terrace of the rifugios, overlooking the mountains and sip a nice Italian aperitivo. If during the day the weather is clear and sunny, in the evening the mountains turn pink for a few minutes - we, locals, call it "enrosadira" and these are unique and rare moments that you have to enjoy until the end.

The nature park Puez-Odle is one of the eight nature parks in the heart of the Dolomites and as its name already reveals, it's the area around the majestic Odle and Puez mountain groups. In addition, all types of rocks, sediment layers, and forms of disintegration characteristic for the Dolomite mountains are found here, including the Val Gardena sandstone, the Bellerophon formation, and the Werfen formations that date back to the time when the Tethys Sea expanded into this area.
The protected area with its surface of 10,722 hectares extends over the municipalities of Badia, Corvara, San Martino in Badia, Funes, S. Cristina, Ortisei and Selva in Val Gardena. At an average altitude of 2,500 m above sea level, the nature park is located at a high altitude and offers visitors a unique natural spectacle.

DAY 4: hiking time: 4 hours          length: 11,0 km          difference in level: + 607 m/ - 672 m          highest point: 2.387 m          lowest point: 1.861 m
DAY 5: hiking time: 4,50 hours     length: 14,7 km          difference in level: + 650 m/ - 441 m          highest point: 2.282 m          lowest point: 1.868 m
B,D, …Rifugio

DAY 6: Val Gardena
Val Gardena is located in the heart of the extraordinary mountains of the Dolomites and offers remarkable natural phenomena that only here can be experienced in such an impressive way. Many guests have confirmed the Dolomites are the most beautiful mountains in the world. In 2009, UNESCO also recognised the region’s uniqueness, its geological significance and, last but not least, its beauty. Val Gardena became famous for the World Ski Championships in 1970 and from then on winter tourism began to grow rapidly, but at the same time the population continued with its great tradition of hand carving wood and even today you can find Gardena sculptures all over the world. Descend to the village of Ortisei - option to take a funicular.
hiking time: 2 hours          length: 5,9 km          difference in level: + 2 m/ - 1.030 m          highest point: 2.282 m          lowest point: 1.250 m
B, …Family run B&B in Ortisei

DAY 7: Alpe di Siusi
Today, option to stroll & shop in Ortisei and in the neighbours’ villages or take the cable car and hike on the famous Alpe di Siusi, the biggest European plateau, with its 52 km² between Val Gardena to the north, the Sassolungo Group to the north-east and the Sciliar massif to the south-east, which is one of the most famous symbols of all the Dolomites. Hiking time: from 1 to 5 hours
B, …Family run B&B in Ortisei

DAY 8: Departure
Breakfast and departure on your own – private transfer on request.
If you would like to extend your Dolomites holiday , just let us know!
The price includes
- itinerary development and reservation of the accommodation
3 night accommodation at family run mountain huts with half-board (private rooms/dormitory depending on availability),
4 night accommodation at a Family run B&B with breakfast in Alta Badia & Val Gardena,
- typical Ladin dinner
- transfers as per itinerary
- luggage transfer Alta Badia - Val Gardena
your hiking maps
Italian VAT and tourist taxes
Not included in the price
Insurance, tips, drinks, lunches, dinners (except day 2 and at the mountain huts), food & beverage during the excursions, cable-cars, museum entrance fees, local English speaking guide (on request), in-out airport transfers (on request), holiday extensions, souvenirs, private expenses and anything NOT mentioned in “cost includes”.
Additional information
B = breakfast
L = lunch
D = dinner

In high season period July & August the cost can raise between 6 – 12% of the given cost.

Please note, that all guided tours may be subject to changes, depending on:
  • weather conditions
  • the physical condition of each participant
  • equipment and clothing not suitable for the excursion (e.g. sneakers instead of mountain boots, clothing not suited to the weather conditions...)
On request
  • Single supplement at the B&B, hotels