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ST ZYPRIAN IN THE DOLOMITES

Pink mountains, tranquil villages and virgin snow...

Some skiers spend years trying to get off piste and into the silence of the winter mountain but never quite manage it. Sometimes, the answer is so simple it’s hard to believe: just ditch the skis, strap on a pair of snowshoes, and walk. Leave the resort behind and don’t look back. Instant silence. Just you and your walking companions, the birds, and the peaceful white mountain. A very occasional skier crosses your path but they are gone in an instant. Blissful.
In the still of the morning the winter chill nips at nose and ears.

The sun rises from behind the castellated limestone peaks that dominate the skyline. We set out across crisp snow, unmarked apart from the occasional fox and bird track. This is a pure wilderness experience. Snowshoes liberate us from prepared tracks and crowds. We can venture anywhere knowing we are the first to cross the virgin terrain.
Walking from St Zyprian we are surrounded by some of the finest scenery in the Alps. The jagged outlines of the Catinaccio, the Rosengarten, and the Sciliar group peaks are distinctive and captivating. Changeless yet changing with moving shadow and light, these accompany us on all our walks.

Our walks may leave us pleasantly tired at the end of the day. Back at the hotel we have cake for tea and relax before the first class dinner that the four-star Hotel Dosses offers. They keep a pretty good wine cellar, as you might expect and the wellness centre offers a range of facilities including a hot tub, sauna, steam room and solarium.

As with all winter activities snow cannot be guaranteed. However the walks are equally spectacular on snow shoes or walking boots.

 



WALKING GRADES


Grade 5 walks will be full days, of up to 6 hours, and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent, paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. This holiday is from our Winter Spirit programme and will involve either a Winter Sport or Winter Walking.




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When we visit

Winter, Spring

Length of stay

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£ 1059

"Good leader and guide. Excellent hotel."
February 2017
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    St Zyprian in the Dolomites (Grade 5/Snowshoeing)
    Date
    27 Jan 2018
    Nights
    7
    Grades
    Grade 5/Snowshoeing
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    London (Gatwick)
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    St Zyprian in the Dolomites (Grade 5/Snowshoeing)
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    03 Mar 2018
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    7
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    Grade 5/Snowshoeing
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  • Accommodation

    We stay in the very comfortable four-star family run four-star Hotel Dosses in the mountain hamlet St Zyprian.

    The hotel has been run by the Schroffenegger family for 3 generations and offers a superb combination of smart and relaxed. Accommodation is very spacious and very comfortable - traditional, but new.

    Cakes and salads are provided by the hotel from 15.30 onwards and dinner is never less than a four course affair, often more, including a buffet starter. They also keep a pretty good wine cellar, as you might expect.

    Hotel Dosses, St Zyprian

    We stay in the very comfortable four-star family run four-star Hotel Dosses in the mountain hamlet of St Zyprian.

    The hotel has been run by the Schroffenegger family for three generations and offers a superb combination of smart and relaxed. Accommodation is very spacious and very comfortable - traditional, but new.

    Cakes and salads are provided by the hotel from 15.30 onwards and dinner is never less than a four course affair, often more, including a buffet starter. They also keep a good wine cellar, as you might expect.

    There is well appointed wellness centre in the basement which should be tried. It offers a wide range of facilities including a hot tub, sauna, steam room and solarium. Bring a swimming costume for the hot tub. For the locals nudity is the practise in sauna and steam room, you may prefer a swimming costume! Full instructions will be provided! Free Wi-Fi is available.

  • What's Included
    • Return flights and transfers.
    • Half board en suite accommodation.
    • Tea and cakes on return included.
    • Hire of snowshoes and poles.
    • All local transport costs.

  • Holiday Highlights
    • Each walk is accompanied by a local guide to make sure you get the best the area has to offer.
    • The views start at the hotel as does the walking.
    • Walking through a natural labyrinth of erratically deposited boulders.
    • Cakes laid on by the hotel at the end of each walk. German-speaking Italians know a thing or two about good cakes.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    • No Single Room Supplement! 
    • Arrival transfer by road (c3hrs).
    • Flights Gatwick-Verona (c2hrs), British Airways.
    • UK add-on flights from £95 return, British Airways.
    • Upgrades Business Class available, please ask for a competitive quote.

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    Planning a holiday for a group? For a quote or to simply enquire about the possibility of booking this holiday for your Walking Group please fill out the enquiry form below and our dedicated Private Group Department will get in touch with you shortly to discuss your options.

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