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A Mountain Chic Hiking, Biking
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Hike, bike, and climb in Dolomites mountain chic style on this 5 days summer vacation packed full of activities and options for the entire family!
- A fun filled week of hiking, biking, and rock climbing for the entire family!
- Options, options, options! There's always something for everyone in the family to enjoy!
- Visit a traditional hiker's hut, whiz past the forest canopy on a zip-line,
and explore a canyon full of fossils!
The Dolomites are widely regarded as being among the most attractive mountain landscapes in the world, and in 2009, the World Heritage Committee officially designated the Dolomite Mountains as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this fantastic trip, you'll discover why for yourself!
And while being on vacation is the key, you (and your kids) just might learn something too!
From ropes work used in climbing or via ferrata, to geology when you're exploring the fossilized marine life found in the dolomitic rock formations, to WWI history, and to the multicultural mosaic of Italian, Austrian, and Ladin cultures that merge here in these mountains.
We know that not everyone has the same idea of what makes a great vacation
that's why we provide options on our family trips.
- Don't want to bike ride? We'll go for a hike!
- Ready for an adventure? We'll learn to rock climb or climb a via ferrata!
- More of a foodie family? We'll meet farm animals and learn how to make
a few traditional dishes!
- Need a break from the kids? We'll create a special evening (or day!) just for you!
What's better? This itinerary is customizable for all age range from young children to teens and pre-teens to adult. Just let us know a little about your family we'll make sure every activity is age-appropriate, safe, and, best of all, FUN!
Length: 5n / 6d
Trip can be costumed to make it shorter or longer.
We can add or subtract days and activities to make it the perfect itinerary for you!
Start / Finish: Innsbruck (INN) or Venice (VCE) airport
Activity Level: Family trip for everybody in good and active physical health.
Cost: Bespoke trip starting at 14600 with a family of 5 persons (2 adults + 3 children)
Includes: Luxury family run hotels and meals as per itinerary, UIAGM/IFMGA professional mountain guide, bicycles, climbing and ferrata equipment, lifts and cable cars in the area,
private local transfers, maps, trip briefings, and local medical and evacuation insurance.
Airport transfer on request.
We also offer a "Venice Extension with the Kids" on request! Play with the pigeons at St. Mark's Square, climb a campanile, float along the canals, watch a glass blower at work,
enjoy a museum "kids day", and so much more! 3n/2d
Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions; fitness levels, age, and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of your guide.
Day 1 ~ Arrive in Alta Badia Dolomites
Arrive in Alta Badia and check into your hotel (private transfer on request).
Meet your UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guide for trip briefing and to check-out the ferrata equipment you will use. Depending on when you arrive, you may have time for an afternoon hike or to explore the villages of Alta Badia.
D... 5-Star Luxury Hotel Rosa Alpina
Day 2 ~ Hiking, Biking, Rock Climbing or Via Ferrata in Alta Badia
Choose from a variety of activities! Take an easy hike from your hotel through meadows on the valley floor, take a chair lift above Alta Badia or hike along the ridges overlooking the valley with astounding views just choose how easy or challenging a trail you prefer! Enjoy an educational geological tour on the Gardena Pass or at the Gardenaccia fossil reef, and learn more of the fascinating dolomitic rock that makes up these mountains. Craving a more vertical challenge?
Try your hand at rock climbing or at via ferrata (iron path) hiking routes with fixed "protection" originally built to aid the movements of alpine military units during the WWI. Those who prefer to stay at lower elevations can hop back on their bikes and continue exploring Alta Badia.
The choice is yours!
B... 5-Star Luxury Hotel Rosa Alpina
Day 3 ~ Biking & Zip-Lining in Alta Badia
Enjoy an exhilarating zip-line ride where they'll whip past the canopy of trees from platform to platform (ages 7-14).
Overnight stay at Rosa Alpina's private mountain cabin. This is a fun experience for the entire family! The private chalet sits at 2,000 meters (6,562'); you can choose whether to hike (2,5 hours) to the hut, or take the cable car and hike about 20 minutes up to the green pastures of Alta Badia. Here a private evening for just your family awaits.
B,D...Rosa Alpina's Mountain cabin
Day 4 ~ Sella Massif
Take a gondola ride up Sas Pordoi where we'll enjoy 360 degree panoramas. From here, hike on the moonscape Sella Massif to the Rifugio Boè and enjoy a lovely lunch. In the afternoon, take a private transfer to your hotel in Redagno, one of the most idyllic places of South Tyrol, spared by mass tourism and blessed with 300 days of sun during the year. At 1,500m (almost 5,000'), the hotel offers a breathtaking view of the vineyards and the surrounding mountain peaks. (Approximately 4 hours hiking.)
B,L,D... Luxury Hotel Villa Berghofer in Redagno, South Tyrol / Südtirol
Day 5 ~ Canyon of Bletterbach
Close to the village of Redagno lies a breathtaking and even mystical place: Bletterbach Canyon, the "Grand Canyon" of South Tyrol. This canyon is 8 kilometres (5 miles) long and is as deep as 400m (1,312') in places; it exposes the geological development of the area like a "stone-turned book of geology." Enjoy a hiking tour of the Geoparc Bletterbach, which is included in the Dolomites recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you can find fossilized imprints of plants, shells, amphibians, and many other traces of prehistoric times. If time permits, you'll also visit the Geoparc's museum.
After your exploration, you'll feast on lunch at the exclusive hotel's mountain cottage situated at 1,800m (almost 6,000'), which boasts a menu full of delicious traditional cuisine. Next you'll take a one hour hike through meadows and pine forests back to the hotel where you can relax by the swimming pool or enjoy the sauna. Dine on a farewell dinner in the 500-year old gothic stube
(a traditionally wooden room in a building where the stove is located and meals are prepared).
(5-6 hours hiking; 250m / 820' elevation gain, 350m / 1,148' elevation loss)
B,L,D... Luxury Hotel Villa Berghofer in Redagno, South Tyrol
Day 6 ~ Depart
Breakfast and departure (Private transfers to airports/train station on request)
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