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High In The Dolomites

The Dolomites, possibly the finest walking in Europe amongst the 'Pale Mountains'.

  • Italy

  • 7, 14 nights
  • Half Board
  • Jul

    Sep

Moderate

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Tour codes: 16880

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain.

Most of these holidays have an element of sightseeing as well.

Half day walks will probably involve about 3 hours of walking, with full day walks having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to 600m.

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent.

These walks are in more remote areas such as Andorra or northern Portugal.

Similar to Grade 5, but with most of the walks at the upper level of ascent/descent, time and distance.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy arguably the world’s most picturesque mountains listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Standing on the summit of the Lagazuoi, providing spectacular long-range views as you would expect from 2800m high!
  • Explore the exceptional network of footpaths in the Dolomites.
  • See the mountains in ‘alpenglow’ at dawn and dusk.
  • Superb mountain views coupled with rewarding walking in the Heart of the Dolomites

Ask a child to draw the mountains and unknowingly they will draw the Dolomites. These spikey mountains remain unequalled anywhere else in the world. Huge vertical walls of stone, pine forests, cascades and icy rivers, as well as rock tunnels formed in WW1 - all are accessible via a good network of paths.

The Dolomites will appeal to energetic mountain walkers and nature lovers, from the very start of this holiday, your sense of scale goes askew as you move up the valley from tiny villages into the large-scale landscapes of the Dolomites.

Fairy tale spires, broad rock plateau, mountain lakes and plunging forest valleys provide a uniquely stunning environment. Scenery, sometimes bizarre and other-worldly, is always fascinating. Of all the walking tours in the Dolomites, the Heart of the Dolomites is considered to be one of the finest showpieces of its kind. The walking varies from level strolling to steep zig zag scree, from ambling ascents in forests to steep traverses. We walk at around 2000m for most of the time - this truly is wilderness-walking. 

The simple life will soon become the way of life. You can snack on the wild strawberries and raspberries that you pick on the wayside. You will be treated to an alpine paradise – with alpine plants you may never have seen before – including the delightful wild Cyclamen and miniature Broom. 

On our two weeks holiday upto 150 km will be covered in your walks in 15 days, with two rest days at from our base in magical Corvara. 

Corvara is an excellent starting point for our walks as well as to visit the restored galleries, trenches and emplacements of the 1st World War Open Museum. It also offers hearty cuisine and views across the mountain ranges that we will visit.

  • Return flights from London to Venice
  • Airport transfers
  • Half board en suite accommodation with breakfasts and dinners in the hotel
  • Two walks, two leaders, two grade options (2021 Only)
  • Local Mobilcard (Gondalas and buses) and all local travel costs included for the duration.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the Dolomites

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

We fly to Venice (Marco Polo) Airport and transfer to Corvara. After settling into our hotel, we should have time to orientate ourselves finding the shops and other facilities we might need during our stay.

Transfer Time = 3h

Day 2

Selection of Walks

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Below you will see a selection of walks which reflect the types of days you can expect.

During each full week there will be a free day.

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    600m

Grade 4 - The Balcony Route to Dantercepies 

A walk into the Puez-Odle nature reserve via an undulating balcony path through meadows and pine woods. Pleasant hut stops and great views across to the Sella Range. We will walk on a choice of routes from the hotel up to Jimmy’s Hut then continue on the balcony path to Dantercepies for lunch. This looks over Passo Gardena towards Selva. We descend to the hotel by valley path.

  • Distance

    7.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    600m

Grade 6 - The Balcony Route to Dantercepies and Bustac Summit

A walk into the Puez-Odle nature reserve via the entire balcony path through meadows and pine woods above Colfosco. Pleasant hut stops and great views across to the Sella Range. We will walk on the balcony path from the hotel up to Jimmy’s Hut and then continue on the balcony path to Dantercepies for lunch. This looks over Passo Gardena towards Selva. We take in Bustac summit at 2252m before descending to the Paso Gardena. We return to the hotel by valley path.

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    300m

Grade 4 - An Exploration of Puez-Oudle National Park

A chance to explore the area behind Colfosco and enjoy the panoramic views, right in the heart of the Puez-Odle Nature Park, a part of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage.The scenery is wonderful, with the uphill path meandering between rocky spires and then emerging onto an undulating plateau, a moonlike landscape with high mountain flora and fauna.

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    500m

Grade 6 - Puez Hut

The scenery is wonderful, with the uphill path meandering between rocky spires and then emerging onto an undulating plateau, a moonlike landscape with high mountain flora and fauna. There are no roads at the hut, it is spectacular landscape, and there are good chances of seeing wild animals amongst the crags, as well as rare plants. The Puez Hut offers a sunny terrace and the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views as you are surrounded by the most impressive summits of South Tyrol.

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

Grade 4 - Roda de Valun and the Franz Kostner Hut

Perched on a natural rock balcony, Rifugio Kostner offers incomparable views of some of the Dolomites’ most famous peaks. . A short chairlift assists the final ascent to the refuge – a typical high-level refuge in the Dolomites. The area around Franz Kostner Hut is a mineral world of its own. The views towards the Marmolada and to the north east are tremendous. It is worth going up for the views alone. Our walk takes us past Lech do Boa – a great swimming spot on a hot day.

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200/350m

Grade 6 - Under Piz Boe – The Franz Kostner Round

The area around Franz Kostner Hut is a mineral world of its own. The views towards the Marmolada and to the north east are tremendous. It is worth going up for the views alone. Our walk takes us on a circuit going below the Hut and then climbing up to it on a rough path with cableways to assist. The path is not difficult or exposed but it is rough.

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    150/350m

Grade 4 - Rifugio Scoiattoli and the Cinque Torri

The Refuge Scoiattoli is in the immediate vicinity of the Great War Open Museum, where you will be able to walk along the restored trenches and emplacements. The Open-Air Museum of the Great War is a cultural and historical experience adjacent to the Cinque Torri. The museum area extends within a radius of 5 km and allows the visitor to learn about the different aspects of the Great War in the mountains: one of the most interesting hikes of the Dolomites.

On this walk we ascend by cable car to the refuge, explore the Cinque Torri and the open-air museum and then walk down to the valley on the much-acclaimed Alte Via 1 path.

  • Distance

    6.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    550m

Grade 6 - Averau and the Rifugio Scoiattoli

One of the very best walks of the tour: phenomenal views, varied ascent leading to the fantastic balcony path beyond Forc Averau, the wonderfully located Averau refuge and the Rifugio Scoiattoli behind it.

Starting in Falzarego we cross hilly terrain climbing to a high valley and the Rifugio Averau (2413m), giving us great views of the Marmolada, the highest mountain in the region. Various choices of route are available from here on our descent down to the Falzarego Pass, including a descent on the much-acclaimed Alte Via 1 path.

Day 15

Goodbye Dolomites

Meals

Breakfast

After our final breakfast we bid the Dolomites goodbye and head for home. 

From (GBP)£3,039

Departure dates for your selected tour

5th Jul 2022 - 19th Jul 2022 (14 Nights)

10th Sep 2022 - 24th Sep 2022 (14 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Venice 
  • Airport transfers by road c. 3 hours
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the Dolomites

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

We fly to Venice (Marco Polo) Airport and transfer to Corvana. After settling into our hotel, we should have time to orientate ourselves and find the shops and other facilities that will make our stay more comfortable.

Transfer Time = 3h

Day 2 to 7

Selection of Walks

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Below you will see a selection of walks which reflect the types of days you can expect.

During each full week there will be a free day.

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    600m

Grade 4 - The Balcony Route to Dantercepies 

A walk into the Puez-Odle nature reserve via an undulating balcony path through meadows and pine woods. Pleasant hut stops and great views across to the Sella Range. We will walk on a choice of routes from the hotel up to Jimmy’s Hut then continue on the balcony path to Dantercepies for lunch. This looks over Passo Gardena towards Selva. We descend to the hotel by valley path.

  • Distance

    7.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    600m

Grade 6 - The Balcony Route to Dantercepies and Bustac Summit

A walk into the Puez-Odle nature reserve via the entire balcony path through meadows and pine woods above Colfosco. Pleasant hut stops and great views across to the Sella Range. We will walk on the balcony path from the hotel up to Jimmy’s Hut and then continue on the balcony path to Dantercepies for lunch. This looks over Passo Gardena towards Selva. We take in Bustac summit at 2252m before descending to the Paso Gardena. We return to the hotel by valley path.

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    300m

Grade 4 - An Exploration of Puez-Oudle National Park

A chance to explore the area behind Colfosco and enjoy the panoramic views, right in the heart of the Puez-Odle Nature Park, a part of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage.The scenery is wonderful, with the uphill path meandering between rocky spires and then emerging onto an undulating plateau, a moonlike landscape with high mountain flora and fauna.

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    500m

Grade 6 - Puez Hut

The scenery is wonderful, with the uphill path meandering between rocky spires and then emerging onto an undulating plateau, a moonlike landscape with high mountain flora and fauna. There are no roads at the hut, it is spectacular landscape, and there are good chances of seeing wild animals amongst the crags, as well as rare plants. The Puez Hut offers a sunny terrace and the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views as you are surrounded by the most impressive summits of South Tyrol.

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

Grade 4 - Roda de Valun and the Franz Kostner Hut

Perched on a natural rock balcony, Rifugio Kostner offers incomparable views of some of the Dolomites’ most famous peaks. . A short chairlift assists the final ascent to the refuge – a typical high-level refuge in the Dolomites. The area around Franz Kostner Hut is a mineral world of its own. The views towards the Marmolada and to the north east are tremendous. It is worth going up for the views alone. Our walk takes us past Lech do Boa – a great swimming spot on a hot day.

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200/350m

Grade 6 - Under Piz Boe – The Franz Kostner Round

The area around Franz Kostner Hut is a mineral world of its own. The views towards the Marmolada and to the north east are tremendous. It is worth going up for the views alone. Our walk takes us on a circuit going below the Hut and then climbing up to it on a rough path with cableways to assist. The path is not difficult or exposed but it is rough.

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    150/350m

Grade 4 - Rifugio Scoiattoli and the Cinque Torri

The Refuge Scoiattoli is in the immediate vicinity of the Great War Open Museum, where you will be able to walk along the restored trenches and emplacements. The Open-Air Museum of the Great War is a cultural and historical experience adjacent to the Cinque Torri. The museum area extends within a radius of 5 km and allows the visitor to learn about the different aspects of the Great War in the mountains: one of the most interesting hikes of the Dolomites.

On this walk we ascend by cable car to the refuge, explore the Cinque Torri and the open-air museum and then walk down to the valley on the much-acclaimed Alte Via 1 path.

  • Distance

    6.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    550m

Grade 6 - Averau and the Rifugio Scoiattoli

One of the very best walks of the tour: phenomenal views, varied ascent leading to the fantastic balcony path beyond Forc Averau, the wonderfully located Averau refuge and the Rifugio Scoiattoli behind it.

Starting in Falzarego we cross hilly terrain climbing to a high valley and the Rifugio Averau (2413m), giving us great views of the Marmolada, the highest mountain in the region. Various choices of route are available from here on our descent down to the Falzarego Pass, including a descent on the much-acclaimed Alte Via 1 path.

Day 8

Goodbye Dolomites

Meals

Breakfast

After our final breakfast we bid the Dolomites goodbye and head for home.

From (GBP)£1,779

Departure dates for your selected tour

19th Jul 2022 - 26th Jul 2022 (7 Nights)

26th Jul 2022 - 2nd Aug 2022 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Venice 
  • Airport transfers by road c. 3 hours
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

The Pension Angelo

Corvara in Alta Badia is a magical little place and the perfect location for our walking program. From Corvara we either a bus or cable car ride away from our walks.

From the simple, but charming Pension Angelo everyday starts with a hearty breakfast for fueling the walk accompanied by panoramic views of the Dolomite Peaks, our destination each day.

By being a smaller property than we would tend to use the pension (which means simple hotel) offers a sauna and steam room, perfect after a days walking. You will also have access to the Angelo's sister property the Hotel Panorama next door to make use of their swimming pool and garden area facilities should you wish. However small the property is you will be sure of a comfortable stay, it is the walking we are there for and the amenities in Corvara such as supermarkets, pharmacies and banks are now on our doorstep.

Please note: The Pension Angelo does not have twin bedded rooms. However, subject to confirmation at the time of booking they put an extra bed into double room. However some may find this a little cramped.



Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This a Grade 4 and 6 walking holiday offering outstanding walking showing the best of the area at either grade. The walks are on generally good paths, step in places but always enjoyable. There is an extensive array of marked paths throughout the area so we always have choices to cater for the variables that must be considered when walking in the mountains. Our routes show off the range of walking available from balcony paths, traverses, scree walking, zig zag climbs, level walking, tracks, paths and grassy plateau.

On our grade 4 programme we will walk around 5 hours with a maximum ascent and descent of upto 600m. The highest point we normally reach is 2,550m at the Franz Kostner Hut. 

At Grade 6 we may walk up to 6 hours with a typical ascent and descent of 800m and get up to a maximum altitude of 2,575m at the Rifugio Nuvolau. 

Please make sure to read the Proposed Itinerary carefully for a more details guide of the walks.

Walks & Excursions

Local Transport Costs

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.

Optional Excursions

A range of local excursions and activities may be available to book at your destination through a local operator. We have no involvement in such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by us. Your contract will be with the local activity supplier and we accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

When budgeting for your holiday, you will need to consider drinks, any meals not included in the holiday price, non-included entrance fees, optional excursions you may choose to participate in locally and any souvenirs or additional services such as laundry. A general guideline for lunches and drinks is £10-£20 per person per day.

Currency in Italy

The currency in Italy is the Euro.

Cash in Corvara

Should you require more Euros while you are away there are a number of ATMs in Corvara.

Tipping

Although entirely at your own discretion, tipping is an important aspect of tourism and hospitality life and expectations are fairly high. In order to simplify tipping, we strongly recommend that you allow your leader to take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff and to local guides and drivers. This will be done using some funds provided by us together with, if you wish, a contribution from you, which he/she will collect during the holiday.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader makes the world of difference to your holiday and ours are as passionate about discovering the world on foot as you are. They're resourceful, organised and widely travelled. They will handle all the local administration and other needs that might arise to ensure that you don't have to worry about planning your days and you can enjoy your holiday. Although leading group holidays, they won't forget that every group is made up of individuals. Each tour leader has their own individual style, talents and professional backgrounds and all are trained, qualified, experienced and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting and inspiring as possible.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day. This will be your opportunity to discuss the details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. If you have concerns on clothing or equipment, this can be discussed then also. If you do not wish to join the organised group programme, please let the leader know.

Your Travel Details

Our flights are return from London Gatwick to Venice with British Airways.

Travel between Venice and Corvara will be by private transfer for the group and this takes approximately 3 hrs. 

Once we are in Corvara our transportation to and from the walk will be through a mix of local cable cars offering panoramic views on our way to the start and the local public bus service.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements?

If you wish to organise your own flights from a non-UK or provincial airport or travel by rail or car to your holiday destination, 'land only' reductions are often available. Please contact us for details.

Before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us first - especially if doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended date of travel. If you do intend to join your holiday locally please do tell us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you are joining and leaving your holiday overseas we assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making their own independent travel arrangements, if you wish to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time, you may be able to be included on the group's transfer. Please contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details. 

Please note that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your flight number, arrival time and departure point so that the group leader is able to meet up with you.

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

For all those booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.

Personal Details Check

To ensure that we can accurately administer your holiday arrangements, please confirm that the personal details we hold for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to properly manage your holiday booking. You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website www.ramblersholidays.co.uk, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 331133. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.

Passports and Visas

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport. Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country.

Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements.

General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.

Brexit Passport Advice

You should have at least 6 months validity left on your passport from your date of arrival.

If you renewed a 10 year passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months will not count, so you should ensure that your passport is not older than 9 years and 6 months from the date of issue at the time of travel.

You may wish to renew your passport sooner rather than later, in order to make sure you have it in time for your holiday or travel plans.

Please ensure to regularly check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for updates on passport requirements leading up to and after Brexit or contact us for more assistance. 

UK Government Brexit Information for Passports can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-Brexit.

The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules  which can be found at www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport.

In the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal, UK citizens will be able to visit the EU for up to 90 days within a 180-day period without a visa. The UK Government also has information for travellers available at gov.uk/EUexit

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.

Meals

Breakfasts are a self service breakfast buffet starting from 7.30am.

Packed lunches can be purchased from the local supermarkets and bakeries not far from the hotel Corvara.

During our stay we have dinner in the hotel where you can expect good wholesome mountain dishes, polenta, pasta and other local produce. Perfect for refuelling after a days walking.

It is worth noting that the hotel does charge for water and wine at the table but they will hold any unfinished bottles for the following evening.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks. 

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Italy

Electricity in Italy is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter such as a Water-to-go bottle available from www.watertogo.eu. Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website at www.watertogo.eu and enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

A selection of some maps you might want to use on your holiday for interest would be:

  • TABACCO 07 ‘Alta Badia  Arabba- Marmolada’ 1:25,000
  • TABACCO 05 ‘Val Gardena – Alpe di Siusi Groden – Seiseralm’  1:25,000
  • KOMPASS No 51 ‘Gadertal Val Badia’ 1:25,000  + GPS
  • Alta Badia Hiking map (free with Mountain Pass)

Likewise some interesting websites:

Italian State Tourism - www.enit.it
Alta Badia Tourist Office - www.altabadia.or
Dolomites Webpage - www.dolomites.org
Lonely Planet / Dolomites - www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/trentino-south-tyrol/the-dolomites

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before departure. Advice on vaccinations is available from your GP.

Health Advice for Italy

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Italy.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. 

You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus and Tick-borne Encephalitis.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Ramblers Walking Holidays that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the trip, including all optional activities.

Your travel insurance policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation. Please ensure your policy covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are walking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. Medical and repatriation insurance cover are not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.

Whoever you insure with, please ensure that you take full details, and ideally the policy itself, with you on holiday and provide our tour leader with your insurer's name, the policy number and emergency assistance contact numbers.

Please note that it is very difficult to obtain travel insurance once your holiday arrangements have started.

Looking for travel insurance cover?

If you have not already arranged cover, please visit SunWorld who offer travel insurance.

SunWorld policies include cover for COVID-19, subject to applicable terms and conditions.

EHIC & GHIC Cards

From January 1st, 2021 UK travellers can continue to use their European Heath Insurance Card (EHIC) – which can last up to five years, until its expiry date, to gain access to medical assistance during your holiday. However, you will no longer be covered in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. Travellers without a valid EHIC can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replaces the EHIC once it has been phased out. Please note however that the EHIC/GHIC should not be considered a substitute for medical or travel insurance.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office provides up to date information on security and local laws for travellers, together with current passport and visa information, at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Please take a few minutes to look at the current advice on your planned destination.

Please be aware of what's going on around you, take sensible precautions with your credit cards and passport and avoid displays of wealth such as wearing expensive jewellery or watches. Do not carry more cash on you than you will need for each day, and we recommend that a money belt is used.

Cultural Awareness

Italian Laws & Customs

In some Italian towns and cities you may be fined for dropping litter and in some towns or cities it’s an offence to sit on monument steps or to eat and drink in the immediate vicinity of main churches, historic monuments and public buildings. It’s also an offence to enter or bathe in public fountains.

In May 2019, the Municipality of Capri introduced a law forbidding the use of any disposable plastic objects such as bags, cutlery, plates, cups, food packaging, trays, straws on the island of Capri. Violations can incur a fine of up to 500 euros.

Illegal traders operate on the streets of all major Italian cities, particularly tourist cities like Florence, Venice and Rome. Don’t buy from illegal street traders. You could be stopped by the local police and fined.

It is illegal to remove sand, shells or pebbles from coastal areas in Italy. Doing so may result in heavy fines. It’s also forbidden to collect various species of flowers, plants and herbs from mountain and wooded areas. For more information, check with the regional authorities of the area you’re visiting.

Responsible Travel

We're committed to ethical tourism in all our destinations. Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate environment. We feel that the most important starting point to protect the environment is to be out in it. For more details visit our website.

The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust

Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel’s profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Please do provide us with a mobile phone contact number. We will only use this to contact you with important information relating to your holiday arrangements. 

Do keep your mobile phones switched on and readily available when travelling to the airport or if delayed in transit so that we can contact you with any last minute information relating to your travel arrangements.  

As a matter of courtesy, please switch off your mobile phone during walks, or endeavour to minimise its use. Please also try to minimise the use of mobile devices during group meals.

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Italy

  • Capital

    Rome

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Italian

  • Time Difference

    UTC +02:00

  • Flight duration

    2.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    6°C

    Avg. Rain: 67mm

  • February

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 62mm

  • March

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 63mm

  • April

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 61mm

  • May

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 56mm

  • June

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 47mm

  • July

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 35mm

  • August

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 48mm

  • September

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 64mm

  • October

    15°C

    Avg. Rain: 89mm

  • November

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 96mm

  • December

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 82mm

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