DOLOMITES – World Human Heritage

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DAY 1 – Welcome to Dolomites!

Arrival in Venice in the morning, followed by an early afternoon departure. Arrival in Cortina d’Ampezzo in the afternoon. Called the “Queen of the Dolomites”, it is the most renowned alpine resort in the Dolomites, acting as a catalyst for high-end, demanding tourists. After checking into a charming hotel located in the town centre, the guests can enjoy some free time, relax and take a tour of the place, followed by a briefing session of the programme and the use of the e-bikes.


DAY 2 – Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Dobbiaco

Day 2: bike ride along a cycle lane that develops over the old railway line, which once linked Cortina to Dobbiaco until 1962. From Parco delle Dolomiti Ampezzane we continue our trip towards Lake of Landro, where one of the most famous symbols of the Dolomites can be admired: Tre Cime di Lavaredo (the three peaks of Lavaredo)! Ride to Lake of Dobbiaco, where we stop for lunch at a typical mountain inn. Ride to Dobbiaco in the afternoon, followed by a tour of the old town centre, with its strong Tyrolean features (a region set between Austria and Italy).

Hotel check-in.


DAY 3 – Nature Parks, Arts and History

Day 3: bike ride along the cycle lane linking Dobbiaco to Brunico. Arrival and guided tour of the old town centre. Minibus ride to Rifugio Pederù, in the spectacular surroundings of Parco di Fanes-Sennes-Braies. Lunch at the Rifugio, followed by a bike ride on easy off-road trails in the woods and amid vertical rock faces, until we reach San Vigilio di Marebbe. From there, a minibus ride takes us to Abbazia di Novacella, a magnificent architectural complex that is among the largest in Europe. We then continue our journey to Bressanone, the oldest Baroque town in Tyrol. Guided tour of the Palazzo Vescovile (Bishop’s Palace) and its gardens, and of the Cathedral. Minibus ride to Alpe di Siusi. Check-in at Santner Hotel.

Day 4 – The Discovery of Alpe di Siusi

Day 4: At an altitude of approximately 1800-2000 m, Alpe di Siusi is a spectacular plateau consisting of gentle mountain slopes, pastures and woods, surrounded by the majestic Sassolungo, Sassopiatto and Sciliar mountains. Departure towards the most scenic part of the plateau and the Duron valley, at the foot of the Catinaccio massif. Ride to Rifugio Tierser, to enjoy a well-deserved meal while admiring the stunning view of the natural landscape, before going back down towards the Alp and back to our hotel, after completing the ride loop. Time to relax and enjoy dinner.


Day 5 – Sassolungo and Sassopiatto

Day 5: Departure towards the eastern side of the Alp. Destination: the mountain slopes of Sassolungo and Sassopiatto, riding along smooth paved roads and off-road trails, and across breathtaking natural landscapes. After the usual must-take photo sessions, we reach Rifugio Zallender, where lunch is provided, while enjoying the extraordinary landscapes unfolding all around. On our way back to the Hotel, we travel through the characteristic village of Sandria.


Day 6 – Val d’Adige and its stunning white wines

Day 6: Departure by minibus to the bottom of the valley, followed by a stop-over at Traminer, a small and pleasant village set right at the centre of Val d’Adige, surrounded by vineyards and apple orchards. The place is renowned for Gewurtzt Traminer, a local wine that is exported and produced around the world. There, Adolf, an ingenious artist and a wine maker, will give us a tour of the most characteristics spots of the area, of iron and wood craftsmen, followed by a wine tasting session at a winery, accompanied by a famous type of smoked ham called “speck”. Departure to Verona, where we are expecting to arrive in the afternoon.

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