South Tyrol: Walking in the Shadows of the Dolomites (wait listed)

July 27-August 5, 2018

The views are spectacular, the air is clean and the scenery is breathtaking. Mix with a family-owned hiker-friendly spa hotel in the hills of Bolzano, deep in the unique, charismatic and renowned region of South Tyrol, on the Austrian/Italian border. What else do you need for an unbelievable week in the mountains, at a price as low as any in Europe?!

On this trip, we’ll enjoy eight days of walking and day hiking on a variety of easy to moderate trails with distances of 8-14km, mostly soft footing with occasional rocky stretches, and mild elevation gains of 400-600m. Most of our trailheads are within walking distance of our hotel in Oberbozen. Others are a short distance away and may use a cable car to get us up the mountain where, after a short but vigorous walk, we will be rewarded with spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the Dolomites and other of the region’s mountain ranges.

In addition to walking and hiking, there are sightseeing opportunities. We’ll Otzi-Icemanspend a day exploring the region’s capital city, Bolzano, where the remains of the Otzi Iceman are housed in the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology. The city also boasts a Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, as well as shops, cafes, and parks. We’ll take a day bus excursion along the Great Dolomite Road, stopping for short hikes to vantage points and visiting a small mountain village whose town-centre is brimming with local woodworking shops typical of the area. In the event of inclement weather, we may take day train trips to Trentino or Verona or just relax and enjoy the spa services at the hotel.

Click here to see the daily itinerary, details, and pricing!  To contact me and request an application package please complete the form below.  This trip is expected to sell out very quickly, so you are wise to inquire early!  Once maximum capacity is reached, a wait list will be started.

This trip is offered through the Appalachian Mountain Club Adventure Travel program.  All AMC-AT trips are led by volunteers on a not-for-profit basis.  All costs are shared among the participants and any funds remaining at the end of the trip are re-distributed equally among the participants.

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