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Italy·June 18 - 24 2023

HIKE THE DOLOMITES | 7-Day

Join us for a 7-day women-led guided hiking adventure in Italy.

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Overview

OUR 2022 DOLOMITES TRIP SOLD OUT IN 1 DAY! GRAB YOUR SPOT BEORE THEY ARE GONE! This is a new trip for 2023. We wanted to create a trip that would allow you to experience the magic of the Dolomites, but only requires that you miss one week of work/school/life. Our 7-day adventure will start and end in Venice, Italy where our local guides will pick us up and whisk us away for 5-days of guided hiking through the stunning landscape of the Dolomite mountains. Days will vary in terrain and distance covering 3-8 miles per day of hiking with a day pack. The starting point of our trip is the village of Cortina d'Ampezzo, called the “pearl of the Dolomites”, for the first 3 nights. From here we will hike the iconic Tre Cime di Lavaredo loop, the historic Cinque Torri and the breathtaking Lago di Braies. We will then leave the province of Belluno for the pastoral and lovely Val Gardena. We spend 3 nights in the village of Selva, also called Wolkenstein. From here we will spend a day hiking to the summit of Seceda and down through stunning valleys to the Rifugio Firenze. Our last day will take us along the legendary Forcella Sassolungo to the foot of Sasso Piatto and through green pastures. Both of these hikes start with cable car rides to get us part way up the mountains. On day 7 we will be transferred back to the Venice airport by approximately 2pm.

Highlights

ITALY BY FOOT

ITALY BY FOOT

Days are typically 6-8 hours covering 3 to 8 miles per day through lush valleys and dramatic mountain landscapes. The trails are well kept but rocky in places. The trip is vehicle supported so you are able to enjoy the wonderful scenery with only a light day-pack.

EXPLORE LOCAL CUISINE

EXPLORE LOCAL CUISINE

Plan to eat our way through Italy! Breakfasts are continental-style buffet with addition of cereals, fruit juices, eggs and meat. Lunches are self made from delicious goodies bought locally. This is carried in your pack and eaten picnic style on the trail. Dinners are three courses at our hotel where we get to taste local cuisine.

STUNNING LANDSCAPES

STUNNING LANDSCAPES

The Italian Dolomites represent a unique site in the Alps with distinctive geology and a fascinating blend of cultures. The rock deposit in the form of marine sediments and coral some 230 million years ago, forms the base of the mountains. Much later, about 65 million years ago, the rocks were uplifted by various tectonic events and the Dolomites were born.

A WALK THROUGH HISTORY

A WALK THROUGH HISTORY

The Dolomites are geographically and culturally at a crossroad between Italy to the south and Tyrol to the north. Since after the World War they have been mostly an Italian possession. The culture remains a blend of the Tyrolean and Italian influences. Because the Dolomites were the front line between Austria and Italy during World War I, the region is still scattered with abandoned bunkers and fortifications.

DEEP CONNECTION

DEEP CONNECTION

Make new friends with similar passions. Disconnect from the everyday stresses of life. Reconnect with the part of yourself that is curious, excited, adventurous, and in love with life. Return to the every day with a deeper connection to yourself and the outdoors, refreshed and empowered with the AdventurUs spirit.

Hosts

Françoise

Françoise

Local Guide

Karine

Karine

Local Guide

Saveria

Saveria

AW Trip Leader

Schedule

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DAY 1

June 18 - You have arrived!

Meet group around 1:00 pm (exact time TBD) at Venice Marco Polo airport (VCE) to be transferred to Cortina d'Ampezzo where you will settle into our hotel. Orientation meeting 6:00 pm and welcome dinner at the hotel.

Please note: We recommend arriving in Venice on June 17 and joining the group for dinner.

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DAY 2

June 19 - Easy hiking, great views, WWI history

A short transfer close to the Falzarego pass is the starting point of our Cinque Torri hike. Emblematic mountains of the Dolomites, the ascent in the forest of old larches, then through a mineral universe leading us to the Scoiattolo refuge. Famous old war galleries restored are accessible to visit! Some trenches have even been reconstructed to show us a piece of history. Approx. 5 hours of hiking.

This will also be an optional rest day for folks that want to explore the town of Cortina.

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DAY 3

June 20 - An iconic day in the mountains

From Cortina, a 30mn van ride takes us past Lake Misurina to the start of our hike. We are at the foot of the vertical rock needles Tre Cime di Lavaredo, summiting at almost 9900 ft, famous for their rock climbing routes. We begin with a gentle hike around the Tre Cime. This is one of the most impressive cliff faces in the Dolomites. The landscape is breathtaking. A loop around the range takes us back to the start of the hike. Approx. 6 hours of hiking.

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DAY 4

June 21 - A day at the infamous Lago di Braies

An early transfer ( 55 min. ) to enjoy the tranquility of that famous spectacular Lago di Braies. This must-see lake is located in a protected area. Surrounded by the mountains of the Braies Dolomites in the Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park. Considered one of Italy’s most beautiful lakes, the Lago di Braies is a can’t miss sight. Bright turquoise blue in color. We will enjoy an easy hike, doing a loop to discover different lights and colors.  We will leave from here to head to the village of Val Gardena.

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DAY 5

June 22 - Col Raiser and the Summit of Seceda

We start with a ride up by cable car to Col Raiser (6950ft) where our trail leads us among green pastures till Summit of Seceda (8300ft). We follow a very scenic balcony trail along the Odle Pics, stop for a cappuccino at the Baïta Pieralongia enjoying along the way flowers, cows, donkeys, and the absolute peacefulness of the mountains. After going down we keep going along a green valley to reach Rifugio Firenze (2037m). From here, hiking down to catch our cable car down. Approx. 7 hours of hiking.

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DAY 6

June 23 - Hiking the Friedrich August trail

A short minivan transfer (15 mins) takes us to Passo Sella (7405ft). Our path, called the Friedrich August trail, leads to the Refugio Sasso Piatto (7649ft). This is a fairly level path for a while that allows us to enjoy the marvelous views around. All along the day, going up and down, we will be switching from forest to alpine meadows to pale white and pink rocky areas. Approx. 7 hours of hiking.

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DAY 7

July 24 - All good things must come to an end

After a good breakfast, we will say goodbye. Transfer to Venice (VCE) arriving back to the airport around 2pm.

What's Included

What's Included

5 days of women-led hiking with local guides and an AdventurUs Women trip leader.

6 nights of double occupancy lodging.

All transportation including transfers from the Venice Airport (VCE) to Cortina and from Val Gardena back to VCE, daily transfers to/from trailheads, cable car tickets.

Group Zoom calls leading up to the trip

1 on 1 planning call and check-ins prior to trip to help prepare for your adventure

All meals, except one dinner in Cortina

Airfare

Trip insurance with medical & repatriation coverage (required). Cancellation insurance recommended.

1 dinner in Cortina

Alcoholic beverages

Personal expenses

Guide gratuities

Tickets

Double Occupancy

Double Occupancy

Please note: Our international trips require a deposit of 50%. 10% of the full trip price is non-refundable. For single travelers who wish to have their own room you must also purchase a single supplement under Extras.

FROM$4998$5,248.00/pp

THE DOLOMITES

Where Our Adventures Will Take Us

The Dolomites, also known as the Dolomite Mountains, Dolomite Alps or Dolomitic Alps, are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. They form part of the Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley (Pieve di Cadore) in the east. The northern and southern borders are defined by the Puster Valley and the Sugana Valley (Italian: Valsugana). The Dolomites are located in the regions of Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Friuli Venezia Giulia, covering an area shared between the provinces of Belluno, Vicenza, Verona, Trentino, South Tyrol, Udine and Pordenone. Source: Wikipedia

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Trip Tips

EXPLORE VENICE

EXPLORE VENICE

Venice is a magical place to spend a few extra days exploring and eating before or after our trip! We will coordinate a group dinner on June 17th and highly recommend arriving to Italy on this day. We will share lodging recommendations as well.

REQUIRED TRIP INSURANCE

REQUIRED TRIP INSURANCE

Trip insurance with medical and repatriation coverage is required for our international trips. Cancellation insurance is also recommended. Our travel partner, JennyMac Travel Adventures, is happy to book travel insurance for you at competitive rates. Contact Jen@jennymactravel.com! (You are also welcome to book insurance on your own... please be aware we will require proof of insurance prior to the trip.)

TRAVEL PLANNING ASSISTANCE

TRAVEL PLANNING ASSISTANCE

We are proud to partner with JennyMac Travel Adventures for all of your travel needs! Whether it’s booking airfare, lodging, or a rental car for your next AdventurUs Women trip, Jen is committed to making your next adventure as fun as can be. Let Jen do the planning so you can focus on the adventure! Explore travel options at www.jennymactravel.com or contact Jen@jennymactravel.com!

FITNESS PLAN

FITNESS PLAN

We will be enjoying our days of hiking, eating and taking a million pictures and will not be rushed. We will work with each participant to make sure they have a training plan to make sure the trip is enjoyable!

DEPOSITS & CANCELLATIONS

DEPOSITS & CANCELLATIONS

Our international trips require a deposit of 50%. 10% of the full trip price is non-refundable. If the Participant cancels 91 or more days before the Activity, they shall receive a full refund minus a cancellation fee of 15% of the full trip amount; Within 61-90 days before the Activity, a 50% refund will be given; Within 60 days of the Activity, there are no refunds given, no exceptions. To ensure your experience is unforgettable much of our planning is finalized in the months leading up to the trip. Scheduling of guides, permits, accommodations, food planning, goodie bags, and all the little things that make our events great get finalized manually. Cancellations within the 90-day window incur costs that we cannot recoup. Last minute cancellations within 60 days are even harder as we often cannot fill the vacated spot on short notice. Our cancellation policy ensures the best possible experience for everyone. We strongly recommend purchasing "cancel for any reason" trip insurance.

Add Ons

Single Occupancy Supplement

There are a limited number of single room upgrades available.

PRICE$600.00/pp

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You'll Be Staying Here

Hotels

Hotels

We will spend the first 3 nights at a hotel in the heart of Cortina d'Ampezzo and the last 3 nights at our hotel in Val Gardena.

FAQs

We will be meeting at Venice Marco Polo International Airport on June 18th. Our shuttle will meet us there and we will leave at 1pm. We highly recommend arriving in Venice on the 17th and joining everyone for our group dinner. We will share lodging recommendations with confirmed participants. 

We are proud to partner with JennyMac Travel Adventures for all of your travel needs! Whether it’s booking airfare, lodging, or a rental car for your next AdventurUs Women trip, Jen is committed to making your next adventure as fun as can be. Let Jen do the planning so you can focus on the adventure! Explore travel options at www.jennymactravel.com or contact Jen@jennymactravel.com!


Insurance is mandatory for our international adventures. Therefore this trip requires that we all have trip insurance that includes medical evacuation and repatriation insurance, which covers medical costs and the cost to get home if needed. Our travel partner, JennyMac Travel Adventures, is happy to book travel insurance for you at competitive rates. Contact Jen@jennymactravel.com! (You are also welcome to book insurance on your own... please be aware we will require proof of insurance prior to the trip.)

Please check that your passport does NOT expire within 6 months of our trip dates. Their is a funny story behind how we know this that may be shared over a glass of wine! 

Please note: Our international trips require a deposit of 50%. 10% of the full trip price is non-refundable.


If the Participant cancels 91 or more days before the Activity, they shall receive a full refund minus a cancellation fee of 15% of the full trip amount; Within 61-90 days before the Activity, a 50% refund will be given; Within 60 days of the Activity, there are no refunds given, no exceptions.

To ensure your experience is unforgettable much of our planning is finalized in the months leading up to the trip. Scheduling of guides, permits, accommodations, food planning, goodie bags, and all the little things that make our events great get finalized manually. Cancellations within the 90-day window incur costs that we cannot recoup. Last minute cancellations within 60 days are even harder as we often cannot fill the vacated spot on short notice. Our cancellation policy ensures the best possible experience for everyone. 


All participants must show proof of vaccination and should be prepared to follow all government and international travel requirements. Current info can be found here.

Face coverings may be required when physical distancing cannot be maintained, if traveling in shared vehicles, and in any location where use is mandated.

We want each experience to feel intimate and special and as such, keep our adventure trips small. This trip requires a minimum of 7 participants to run and may have up to 9.

HIKE THE DOLOMITES | 7-Day

Italy· June 18 - 24 2023· 6 nights

FROM$4998/pp$5248/pp