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The High Dolomites

The dramatic mountains of South Tyrol
 
The dramatic Dolomite peaks shelter traditional villages, tranquil forests and superb wildflower meadows – through which wonderful hiking trails wind. Stay in high-quality hotels and enjoy excellent Tyrolean and Italian cuisine on our self-guided walking holiday, with luggage transported.
The High Dolomites . 7 nights
The High Dolomites . 7 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A walking holiday in the Dolomites

Few would argue that the Dolomites are the most beautiful of the Alpine range, their jagged summits pointing like fingers into the sky. The colours are spectacular in the sunshine, particularly at sunset when their rosy glow intensifies into a vivid red. This flexible route through the most westerly, German-speaking Dolomites combines the finest features of this mountain area – an exceptional standard of hotels, excellent Tyrolean and Italian cuisine, and splendid walking.
Each day you have a choice of walks, from magnificent trails into the high mountains to gentler walks through the meadows and forests of the Seiseralm Plateau, home to a unique range of Alpine plants as well as chamois and eagles. An aura of magic pervades the area, with stories of witches and giants inspired by the fantastical shapes of the ever-present Dolomite peaks.
 
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Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.
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  • Arrival in Kastelruth
    Night 1: Hotel Cavallino d’Oro (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • Choice of routes from Kastelruth: 10.5km to 18km

    Circular walk via St Valentin, Seis & Vols: 18km, 6.5hrs
    This fine walk leads south from Kastelruth along quiet paths and lanes, across diverse countryside and past several beautiful churches with exquisite bell towers and frescoes. After looping through woodland and past a small lake, you finish in Seis, from where we recommend you return by bus.

    Circular walk via Gasthof Panider Settel: 14km, 5.5hrs
    Head north-east up the valley, passing Gasthof Panider Settel (1,442 metres) where you could stop for refreshments while taking in the splendid views over Val Gardena before wandering slowly back to Kastelruth.

    Circular walk via Tagusens (low-level option): 10.5km, 4hrs
    A low-level route which takes you through meadows and forest to the pretty settlement of Tagusens, from where you cross forested slopes, before following the Brembach torrent upstream to reach a point due east of Kastelruth.
    Circular walk via St Valentin, Seis and Vols: 18km
    Circular walk via Gasthof Panider Settel: 14km
    Walking towards St Valentin from Kastelruth
    Circular walk via Tagusens (low-level option): 10.5km
  • Choice of routes from Kastelruth to Compatsch: 10.5km or 11km
    To reach Compatsch, you must ascend to the Seiseralm Plateau and into the Regional Park. Whichever route you choose, you are rewarded with sweeping views once you reach the vivid green meadows of the plateau.

    Kastelruth to Compatsch via Marinzen: 11km, 5.5hrs
    This fine walk features some steep ascents, but there are plenty of refreshment stops to be found along the way.

    Kastelruth to Compatsch via Fillner Kreuz: 10.5km, 4.5hrs
    This alternative route ascends from Panider Sattell to reach Fillner Kreuz on the edge of the high Plufatsch plain. At the top you are surrounded by the massive peaks of the Dolomites, from where you wander gently along its escarpment and across pastures into Compatsch.

    In Compatsch, you stay at the Hotel Plaza for two nights.
    The Seiseralm Plateau
    Kastelruth to Compatsch via Marinzen: 11km
    Kastelruth to Compatsch via Fillner Kreuz: 10.5km
  • Choice of routes from Compatsch: 11km or 17km

    Circular walk via Petzberg (high-level option): 17km, 7hrs
    For a challenging but thoroughly rewarding day, ascend to Petzberg (2,562 metres), the higher of the Sciliar’s two summits, which affords a breathtaking 360-degree panorama.

    Circular walk via Mont'Seuc: 11km, 4hrs
    If you feel like a less energetic day, we suggest a panoramic loop around the verdant pastures to the north-east of Compatsch via Mont'Seuc.
    The Petzberg circular route
    Circular walk via Petzberg (high-level option): 17km
    Circular walk via Mont'Seuc: 11km
  • Choice of routes from Compatsch to Saltria: 8.5km to 20.5km

    Compatsch to Saltria via Großes Moos (low-level option): 8.5km, 3hrs
    The direct route leads through meadows and woodland and past the Großes Moos marsh.

    Compatsch to Saltria via Roßzahne ridge: 13km, 5hrs
    Ascend to the Roßzahne ridge through pastureland in which marmots are commonly spotted. As you descend towards the village of Saltria, you enjoy good views of the Plattkofel which, like the Sciliar, is one of the region’s great landmarks.

    Compatsch to Saltria via Sciliar (high-level option): 20.5km, 8.5hrs
    For an epic route amid grand scenery that is challenging in parts, ascend to the summit of the Sciliar on your way to Saltria. With an early start, this is one that would please even the most jaded walker!

    In Saltria, you stay at the Floralpina Hotel for three nights.
    Compatsch to Saltria via Großes Moos (low-level option): 8.5km
    Compatsch to Saltria via Roßzahne ridge: 13km
    Compatsch to Saltria via Sciliar (high-level option): 20.5km
  • Choice of routes from Saltria: 8.5km to 16km
    We offer a choice of three walks for your last two days. Alternatively, you could, of course, simply relax in the hotel spa (pay locally for treatments).

    Linear walk using chairlift to Plattkofel: 8.5km, 4.5hrs
    For a final challenge, you should ascend to the rocky, wedge-shaped summit of Mount Plattkofel (2,958 metres), beginning with a chairlift ride to 2,100 metres.

    Circular walk via Passo Duran: 15km, 5.5hrs
    This walk begins with a steady ascent up to the Plattkofel Hütte. From this refuge, follow less frequented and splendid trails along a panoramic crest and a range of verdant slopes to Passo Duran, before descending slowly back to the Floralpina.

    Circular walk via Murmeltier Hütte: 14.5km, 6hrs
    This slightly less demanding route leads part-way up Plattkofel's slopes then crosses a delightful hanging valley to reach a remote mountain café before returning through forest to Saltria.
    Linear walk using chairlift to Plattkofel: 8.5km
    The route to Plattkofel
    Circular walk via Passo Duran: 15km
    Circular walk via Murmeltier Hütte: 14.5km
 

Accommodation

Your three high-quality hotels all boast good facilities, and the latter two also have excellent restaurants.
 

Extend your stay

 
Prices & travel options
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  • 7 nights: 11 June - 14 October 2019

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    11 - 25 June £915 £170
    26 June - 28 July £1015 £185
    29 - 31 July £1095 £195
    1 - 18 August £1185 £195
    19 - 21 August £1095 £195
    22 - 31 August £1015 £185
    1 - 30 September £915 £170
    1 - 7 October £895 £170
    3rd & 4th person discount -£15
    Single traveller supplement £15

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Cavallino d’Oro
    Junior suite: 11 Jun - 14 Oct 2019 £13
    Hotel Plaza
    South-facing with balcony: 11 Jun - 14 Oct 2019 £8

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Cavallino d’Oro (B&B) Double room Single room
    11 Jun - 31 Jul 2019 £80 £96
    01 Aug - 19 Aug 2019 £104 £120
    20 Aug - 14 Oct 2019 £80 £96
    Floralpina Hotel (with dinner) Double room Single room
    11 Jun - 30 Jun 2019 £122 £147
    01 Jul - 03 Aug 2019 £135 £164
    04 Aug - 24 Aug 2019 £160 £190
    25 Aug - 07 Sep 2019 £135 £164
    08 Sep - 14 Oct 2019 £122 £147
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Verona, Innsbruck, Venice, Milan

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Venice. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Venice (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast Intl. - Venice Marco Polo easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Innsbruck Charter (contact us) 
    Birmingham - Milan Malpensa Flybe 
    Birmingham - Milan Malpensa (via Zurich) Swiss 
    Birmingham - Venice (via Brussels) Brussels Airlines 
    Birmingham - Venice (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Birmingham - Verona Charter (contact us),  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Birmingham - Verona (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Innsbruck Charter (contact us) 
    Bristol - Venice Marco Polo easyJet,  Ryanair 
    Bristol - Verona Charter (contact us),  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Cardiff - Milan Malpensa Flybe 
    Cardiff - Venice Marco Polo Flybe 
    Cardiff - Verona Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Verona Charter (contact us),  jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck Charter (contact us) 
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck (via Heathrow) British Airways 
    Edinburgh - Milan Malpensa easyJet 
    Edinburgh - Venice Marco Polo easyJet,  jet2 
    Edinburgh - Verona Charter (contact us),  jet2 
    Edinburgh - Verona (via Paris CDG) Air France 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Venice Marco Polo easyJet 
    Glasgow - Verona TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Innsbruck Charter (contact us) 
    Leeds Bradford - Venice Marco Polo jet2 
    Leeds Bradford - Verona Charter (contact us),  jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Milan Linate Alitalia 
    London City - Venice Marco Polo British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Innsbruck Charter (contact us),  easyJet,  Thomas Cook 
    Gatwick - Milan Linate easyJet 
    Gatwick - Milan Malpensa easyJet 
    Gatwick - Venice Marco Polo British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI 
    Gatwick - Verona British Airways,  easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Innsbruck British Airways 
    Heathrow - Innsbruck (via Vienna) Austrian Airlines 
    Heathrow - Milan Linate Alitalia,  British Airways 
    Heathrow - Milan Malpensa British Airways 
    Heathrow - Venice Marco Polo British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Innsbruck easyJet 
    Luton - Milan Malpensa easyJet 
    Luton - Venice Marco Polo easyJet 
    Luton - Verona Wizz Air 
    Outward route Airline
    London Southend - Milan Malpensa Flybe 
    London Southend - Venice Marco Polo Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Milan Malpensa Ryanair 
    Stansted - Venice Marco Polo Ryanair 
    Stansted - Verona jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Innsbruck Charter (contact us),  easyJet 
    Manchester - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Milan Malpensa easyJet,  Flybe,  Flybe 
    Manchester - Venice Marco Polo easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
    Manchester - Verona Charter (contact us),  jet2,  TUI 
    Manchester - Verona (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Venice Marco Polo (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Newcastle - Venice Marco Polo (via Amsterdam) Air France 
    Newcastle - Verona Charter (contact us),  TUI 
    Newcastle - Verona (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Southampton - Verona Flybe 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Venice. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you. We charge £30 per person for our flight booking service (£50 for India and Nepal). Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Connecting travel options - via Verona

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Verona Porta Nuova to Bolzano (2h), taxi Bolzano to hotel (1h) £60 1600
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Bolzano (1h30), rail Bolzano to Verona Porta Nuova (2h) £75 1400

    Connecting travel options - flying via Innsbruck

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Innsbruck HB to Bolzano 2h, taxi Bolzano to hotel (1h) £64 1600
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Bolzano (1h30), rail Bolzano to Innsbruck HB (2h) £80 1400

    Connecting travel options - flying via Venice Marco Polo

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Venice Mestre to Bolzano (2h50-3h30), taxi Bolzano to hotel (1h) £78 1400
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi last hotel to Bolzano (1h30), rail Bolzano to Venice Mestre (3h) £94 1600

    Connecting travel options - flying via Milan (Linate or Malpensa)

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Milan Centrale to Bolzano (3h30), taxi Bolzano to hotel (1h) £84 1500
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Bolzano (1h30), rail Bolzano to Milan Centrale (3h30) £100 1500
What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 5 dinners
    7 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
 
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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from hotel to hotel, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. If/when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation, meaning that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.

    For more detailed information, see our walking holidays in Europe page.
  • We can book a wide range of airlines and routes from the UK. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. For Europe and Morocco, there’s a £30 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £50 per person. More information on flights >
  • Absolutely! We are experts in tailored rail travel. Making use of sleeper trains or stopovers in cities along the route, we can get you from London to virtually anywhere in mainland Europe. We can even make arrangements to Mallorca, Sicily and Norway with a combination of ferries and rail. Please contact Abi to discuss your plans.
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Italy, but not a visa (if you are travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found through the following NHS link: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • The principal official language is Italian, though some regions have a second official language, such as South Tyrol, where German is widely spoken. The currency is the Euro. Italian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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