Arrampicata in famiglia! | FreeWheeling Dolomites
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Arrampicata in famiglia!

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Climbing is one of those sports which little ones can get into very easily. Lightness and flexibility turns it into a breeze. More often than not, it’s the parents having to keep up with their kids in an interesting role-reversal for the entire’s family enjoyment. This suggestion is about different outdoor sports and it’s aimed towards families or group of friends, wishing to spend an unforgettable week packed with outdoor adventures and discoveries.

enchanting places tricky to get to by climbing,

cycling alpine farms where to sample local produce,

via Ferratas climbing

narrow gullies to be traversed with rope and harness (canyoning).

These are some of the recurring themes of your holiday. It goes without saying: everything in total safety.

focus

families
groups of friends

ACTIVITY TYPE

Outdoor week, multisports
Via Ferrata, Climbing, Cannyoning, e-bike

CUSTOMIZED PLAN

See below

WHEN?

Between April and November

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CUSTOMISED PLAN
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DAY by DAY, an example

This suggestion is meant to fit an active family profile, interested in adventures and being active, tackling their first climbing routes.

ARRIVAL:

own transport arranged to Val Pettorina and check-in to the hotel. Sottoguda is renowned as one of Italy’s most picturesque villages. Sottoguda or nearby villages will be the base for the daily excursions.
Accommodation in 3-star hotel or higher upon request.

DAY 1

we’ll get on with a cracking start, going for rock climbing! A few hairpin turns will get us on top of Fedaia pass and its lovely alpine lake. We’ll get onto our feet and, after a few minutes, we’ll start to notice weird stone walls and tunnels. These are some of the few remains of the war fought among these mountains between 1916 and 1917. This week we will come across many more. After a 15 minute hike we’ll get to the base of a cool rock face, perfect for our first climbing moves!
After about 4 hours and a few grazes on our skin it’s time to get some lunch. We’ll trace our steps back and get onto the chairlift taking us to Pian dei Fiacconi mountain hut, on the northern slopes of Marmolada, the Queen of the Dolomites. Once some food is in our bellies, we’ll walk across the moraine up to the start of Marmolada glacier. We’ll be surprised at how this charm of nature is actually very much like a fragile living being.

DAY 2

We’ll carry on with more rock practice in a fabulous place: the walls we are going to try are right in the middle of an alpine wood, a stone’s throw from an imposing 1000 year old medieval castle built on a rocky buttress. Andrax castle was indeed built along the iron’s route, the metal being extracted from the nearby mine. A little tired from the morning climb, we’ll stop for lunch by “La Baita”, a charming little restaurant.
In the afternoon we’ll get on top of Falzarego pass to visit and cross a long hidden tunnel, dug by the Austrian soldiers during the First World War.

Possibility to finish the tour or…

DAY 3

we are in for a change and we’ll get onto two wheels. We will hire some e-bikes, making the steepest hill an effortless endeavour thanks to their electric power, and head for Malga Laste alpine farm. Once on the forest track, we’ll stop for a moment for a few special hours. Hidden in the woods are some rocky pillars, the perfect place to try abseiling into the void. After a few hours we’ll get back onto the e-bikes up to Malga Laste. After going through the old pastures we’ll finally enjoy some lunch, tasting some locally produced cheese and cured meats. We’ll leave digesting that for the enjoyable and amusing descent.

Possibility to finish the tour or…

DAY 4

today’s plan involves a Via Ferrata. Such a route is essentially climbing aided by a metal rope that not only provides for safety, as we attach our harnesses to it, but is also a great help that aids our progression. Via Ferratas in the Dolomites are generally a fairly long route taking up the entire day. Today’s choice is along a sharp rocky ridge, a great viewpoint on Marmolada’s glacier.

Possibility to finish the tour or…

DAY 5

if you had fun yesterday, today the game will get even more exciting. After a few kilometres we will arrive by Giau pass, where we will have a go at our first multi-pitch climb. Not just those 20 metres we tried at the start, but a good 150! No worries, we’ll make it. And once on top the feeling will be great!

Possibility to finish the tour or…

DAY 6

you’ll choose today’s plan. After having had a go at a via Ferrata and a multi-pitch climb, you’ll choose to carry on with one of these two kinds depending on which one got you the most excited and would like to attempt again. It goes without saying this will involve visiting yet another grand corner of our Dolomites.

Possibility to finish the tour or…

DAY 7

for this week’s last day in the Dolomites, our plan involves something special. Have you ever had a go at Canyoning? This practice involves getting into an alpine river’s steep narrow sides and descending it, as if we were one of those water drops. Its essence and fun are given by the abseils on rope and the splashes into the blue waters.

 End of the tour or…keep going!!

Prices

All-inclusive price

2 days/3 nights2 giorni/3 notti3 days/4 nights3 giorni/4 notti4 days/5 nights4 giorni/5 notti5 days/6 nights5 giorni/6 notti6 days/7 nights6 giorni/7 notti7 days/8 nights7 giorni/8 notti8 days/9 nights8 giorni/9 notti
1personpersona970 € 1325 € 1870 € 2325 € 2780 € 3220 € 3670 €
2peoplepersone660 € 930 €1215 €1475 €1770 €2045 €2300 €
3peoplepersone540 €760 €970 €1190€1420 €1640 €1860 €
4peoplepersone475 €665 €860 €1045 €1225 €1430 €1600 €
5peoplepersone460 €630 €790 €950 €1120 €1290 €1460 €
6peoplepersone450 €615 €760 €900 €1050 €1215 €1390 €

Prices are intended per person and per spent activity day.

A guide is needed for every 6 participants for sport climbing, hiking, bike and Via Ferrata. A guide is needed for every 2 participants for multi-pitch climbing.

INCLUDED IN THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE:

  • Local English speaker, professional Mountain/ski guide UIAGM/IFMGA certified.
  • Customised plan
  • Technical equipment
  • Transfer from/ to hotel
  • half-board hotel accommodation or hut during the activity
  • bed and breakfast accommodation the night previous to the start of the activity

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • drinks or lunches
  • any transport involving chairlifts, cable cars or taxis
  • eventually additional mountain guide (280€ per guide)

GUIDE ONLY SERVICE

1 daygiorno2 daysgiorni3 daysgiorni4 daysgiorni5 daysgiorni6 daysgiorni7 daysgiorni
1 personpersona320 €640 €960 €1240 €1540 €1860 €2100 €
2 peoplepersone180 €360 €540 €720 €900 €1080 €1260 €
3 peoplepersone125 €250 €375 €500 €625 €750 €875 €
4 peoplepersone105 €210 €315 €420 €525 €625 €725 €
5 peoplepersone90 €180 €270 €360 €450 €530 €615 €
6 peoplepersone85 €165 €250 €330 €410 €500 €580 €

Prices are intended per person and per spent activity day. A guide is needed for every MAX 6 participants for Via Ferrata (easy level). The ratio guide/participants depend on the effort of the activity.

INCLUDED IN THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE:

  • Local English speaker, professional Mountain/ski guide UIAGM/IFMGA certified.
  • customised plan
  • technical equipment
  • Transfer from/ to hotel
  • Half-board accommodation during the journey, in  3-star hotel in private rooms (double or triple), single room available on request.
  • 2 nights: the night previous and the last night of the tour, bed and breakfast accommodation in 3-star hotel (breakfast included).
  • Accident Insurance.
  • Local tourist tax.
  • Italian VAT tax.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • drinks or lunches during the tour.
  • 2 dinners: the one before the tour and the one of last day.
  • Transfer from/ to airport (available on request).
  • any transport involving chairlifts, cable cars or taxis.