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Challenging snowshoe trips

Challenging snowshoe trips in the Dolomites

On this page, we would introduce some examples of difficult snowshoeing trips in the Dolomites. Therefore itineraries suitable for fit people (fit 3 on our scale), even previous mountain experience is not necessary, they should be not afraid of struggling. The itineraries described here take place in the forest or on the white, mountain pastures: they can present some steep sections; the height differences are quite committing. The commitment is worth by the wild Dolomite scenery and views of great effect!

type of activity

challenging snowshoeing trips

required level
customised programme

see below

Info
Duration
CUSTOMISED PLAN
EQUIPMENT
YOUR MOUNTAIN GUIDE
Some itineraries suggestions

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO – GIAU PASS: reaching Mondeval summit

PASSO GIAU – FORCELLA GIAU – MONTE MONDEVAL – PASSO GIAU

This excursion takes place on the Mondeval plateau, a few steps away from the car we will be projected into a lunar and remote environment. The itinerary, of great development, gives us the immense satisfaction of climbing to the top of Mount Mondeval, from which we can enjoy a 360 degree view of the Dolomites.

LEVEL: 550 meters uphill and downhill.

LUNCH: packed lunch.

VAL CORDEVOLE – ANDRAX: walking on a snowy ridge to the top

CASTLE – SIEF MOUNTAIN – CASTLE

The starting point for this spectacular snowshoe tour is the medieval Andrax Castle. In winter, this tower in the middle of the fir woods takes us back to a fantasy movie. This is our starting point: after a short time we exit from the forest, at the alpine pastures, where a myriad of wooden huts emerge as if by magic from the snow. Once we reach the ridge that divides Val Cordevole from Val Badia, we walk along it, not without difficulty, until we reach the spectacular peak of Mount Sief.

LEVEL: 800 meters uphill and downhill.

LUNCH: packed lunch.

VAL BADIA – VAL DI FANES: a tiring uphill gives the access to the paradise

ALPINE HUT – COL DI LOCIA – UTIA DE GRAN FANES

A steep ascent, along which we sometimes have to take off our snowshoes due to small icy sections, leads us to Col da Locia. It is here that our gaze can finally looks at Val di Fanes, with its majestic peaks, the frozen stream flowing just a few steps away, and the echo of the legends that describe this valley as being inhabited by a population of marmot warriors. The only thing left to do is to walk through the valley to the little Utia de Gran Fanes hut.

DEPTH: 450 meters uphill and downhill, long development.

LUNCH: packed lunch.

FALCADE – SAN PELLEGRINO PASS: reaching a beautiful saddle

 RIFUGIO FLORA ALPINA – FORCA ROSSA – RIFUGIO FUCIADE – RIFUGIO FLORA ALPINA

From the Flora Alpina refuge we start to walk through a beautiful wood and a good track. We soon come out of the forest and walk along a wide valley surrounded by steep walls. We continue until we reach our destination, the Forca Rossa pass, which offers us a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains. Enjoying the view, we start the path backward and then we abandon it to reach the wonderful Fuciade refuge. After a well-deserved refreshment, we descend to the valley along a convenient snowy track.

DEPTH: 750 meters uphill and downhill, long development.

LUNCH: packed lunch or in the refuge.

Prices

PRIVATE TOUR PRICE

2 peoplepersone140 €
3 peoplepersone100 €
4 peoplepersone80 €
5 peoplepersone70 €
6 peoplepersone60 €
7 peoplepersone55 €
8 peoplepersone55 €

Prices are intended per person.

INCLUDED IN THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE:

  • Local English speaker, professional Mountain/ski guide UIAGM/IFMGA certified.
  • Snowshoeing and poles
  • Customised plan.
  • Accident Insurance.
  • Italian VAT tax.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • any lifts.
  • lunch.

group tour price

55 € per person

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The tour is confirmed to run upon the fifth place being booked. (first 4 places receive a 10% discount)

A guide is needed for every 10 participants maximum.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Local English speaker, professional Mountain/ski guide UIAGM/IFMGA certified.
  • Accident insurance.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: : 

  • overnight stay
  • any ski lifts