Val Badia will amaze you with its breathtaking scenery on this must-do hiking tour of the Quinte Dolomites. Fun
snow-capped mountains, amazing nature reserves, picturesque alpine meadows and idyllic pastures. This unique German-speaking part boasts a wide variety of wildlife, including individual marmots and chamois. Thousands of incredibly colourful wildflowers bloom here, including precious orchids, lilies and monkshood.
Leave your worries behind as you hike to the gentle murmuring of mountain streams and birds chirping. Feed your bliss. The stage is set!
- Feeling you are on top of the world
- Spellbinding views, wild open spaces, mountain lakes, jagged peaks, precious flower meadows
- Cozy, comfortable, family-run accommodation
- Superb culinary specialties, including delicious cheese, mushrooms, speck and outstanding wines
- Gorgeous flora and fanua
- Warm friendly locals
- Stress-free luggage and routing
Arrive at the mountain village of La Valle (Wengen in German), take a walk and enjoy a very beautiful and peaceful setting, where La Valle has a large Ladin-speaking population and therefore a unique language. I am amazed that you are. immerse yourself in the pure essence o Dolomites
Today’s excursion starts in La Valle and crosses the mountains of Sas De Crosta (Palace). A stop at Crusc de Rit is a must. From this vantage point, you can see the Badia Valley to the south, the Puster Valley and the Austrian mountains to the north. Walks through forests and vast meadows offer spectacular views of Sas Dalesc Desc, Sas Dales Nu and the majestic cliffs of Ju de Sant Antone. The itinerary can be shortened if you’d like.
Challenge: 5/ 7 hours, 17.3 / 12.7 km, 921/745m climb, 921/745m descent
The hike starts and ends in the village of Pederoa, 2 km from La Vallee, and can be reached on foot, by local bus, or by pre-arranged private transfer. At first, the route alternates between paved stretches and footsteps, gradually ascending until reaching a wide clearing with panoramic views across La Valle, Longialo and the impressive Monte Putia. A gentle descent down a dirt road along the Gran Ega stream (the largest in Val Badia) leads back to Pederoa from Spizan Peak.
Challenge: 5 hours, 13 km, 772m climb, 773m descent
A short included transfer brings you to Passo Valparola here starts an outstanding panoramic trail along the Sett Sass until the wide upland meadow of Pralongià from where you have extraordinary views on the peaks and the valleys of the Val Badia the Marmolada glacier in the backdrop.
Challenge: 6 hours, 15 km, 572m climb, 1181m descent
Today’s route is a gradual climb and then a descent on stony footpaths. Along the way, you will admire the rock faces of the Sasso delle Nove and a complete view of the Pares ridge and the Austrian peaks. The last uphill section is quite steep till the Ju De Sant Antone, with great views on the valley and the Fanes-Senes-Braines Natural Park. Crossing the high pastures, you reach Rifugio Lavarella and Rifugio. Fanes from where it is worthwhile to deviate for 1km until Lé Vërt lake and Limo lake.
Challenge: 6 hours, 13.8km, 1278m climb, 563m descent
This package offers accommodation in pretty accommodation in Rifugio Fanese.
Today’s route is a bit steep but fascinating. It crosses the larch forest as you climb to the alpine lake Lech Parom where the vast and majestic Fane’s upland and prairies gradually turn to sheer vertical rock surfaces surrounded by the typical Dolomiti peak. To avoid the steep climb, it’s possible to follow a more gradual trail, and it’s possible to descend to Val di Medesc through a narrow stony canal that brings you to La Crusc, from where you can admire other massifs of Val Badia. In the last stretch to La Valle, you will cross the Armentara with its expansive lawns, a peculiarity of this landscape.
Challenge: 8 hours, 20 km, 790m climb, 1511m descent
The itinerary is quite steep at the beginning until the side of Monte Putia, it’s a magnificent peak, particular in its shape and stands out over the others in Val Badia. As you head towards Rifugio Genova, a pleasant hiding place beneath Passo Poma, you cross wide prairies with exceptional views on the peaks of PuezOdle Natural Parkand the Fanes massif. The way back is through the Seres valley characterized by a succession of ancient watermills. It’s possible to shorten the trail by about 3km. Longiarù is reachable by local bus directly from La Valle.
Challenge: 6/5 hours 17/13.4 km, 1110/950m climb, 1108/950m descent
The Cost Includes
- 7 nights accommodation with breakfast
- Packet lunch on Day 5
- People transfer La Valle-Passo Valparola
- Maps and detailed description of the itinerary
- Digital detailed route notes and maps in English
- Acces to the trip on our navigation app
- 24-hour telephone assistance
The Cost Excludes
- Luggage transfer
- Dinner in Fanes Hut on Day 5 (dinner à la carte)
- Transfers to the starting location and from the arriving location of the tour
- Lunches, if not otherwise stated
- visits and entrance fees - tips
- personal expense
- possible sojourn taxes
- everything that is not mentioned in the "What is included" section.
- Tourist taxes
A note on our self-guided adventures and Fitness preparation:
Fitness preparation: The concept behind most of our trips is active holidays; the fitter you are, the more quickly you will adjust and enjoy yourself. We expect participants to take responsibility for their fitness and preparations consistently before departure and INCREASE the regular weekly training schedule in the two months following release. That way, when you start walking, you will feel relaxed, comfortable, and strong, having done more than sufficient preparation for the trip. You will also have more energy to enjoy the views, take photos and explore the sights in your spare time rather than make it to the next hotel. While the day is when the most exciting features of interest will be found, and being fit allows you to optimise every situation you encounter. As a minimum, we recommend 40 minutes of aerobic type exercise; running, swimming, biking, hill walking, or gym work two to three times a week for two to six months leading up to your walk. Note that the best training is the activity you will be doing; walking up and downhill and cross-country. Practice this as much as possible. Training should be stepped up as you get closer to departure to an appropriate amount (you don’t want to cause yourself an injury!). Using your gear before departure (boots, day pack, clothing, etc.) gives familiarity and comfort whilst on the walk. It makes sense to know that all your gear ‘works for you’ BEFORE departure, rather than discovering how things work or fit (or don’t!) on the trip you have invested so much in. Use the philosophy of ‘getting fit to go walking’ rather than ‘going on a walk to get fit’ to avoid problems.
These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour:
Single room supplement
Transfers to reach the starting location or to leave the arriving site of the tour will be quoted on request.
Accommodation and varies
All accomodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are
We choose comfortable hotels where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom. The Fanes Mountain Hut is a good 3
star equivalent mountain hut (twin rooms with or without bathroom).
The standard hotels of this trip. If a hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked.
Extra overnight: You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way
Hotel Pider (La Valle)
Hotel Pider is located in La Valle. It offers comfortable and well-furnished rooms with free Wifi, private bathroom, TV, soundproofing and balcony. It has a SPA too where you can relax. Breakfast is good and various. The hotel has a restaurant that proposes traditional Ladin dishes, South Tyrolean delicacies and Mediterranean cuisine. Staff is kind and helpful.
Fanes Hut (San Vigilio di Marebbe)
Fanes Hut is located on the Dolomites above the town of San Vigilio di Marebbe. Rooms are made by wood, well-furnished and comfortable. The cuisine offers traditional dishes Ladin, but international too. Owners are helpful and welcoming.
Payment and Cancellation
Payment: deposit of 20% per person within 3 days of confirmation and balance 60 days before departing from Australia.
- cancellations once deposit paid 20% of the tour cost;
- cancellations from 60 to 15 days before departure date: 40% of the tour cost;
- cancellations from 14 to 9 days before departure date: 70% of the tour cost;
- cancellations from 8 to 0 days before departure date: 100% of the tour cost;