Venture across the soaring Dolomites, adorned with sweeping valleys, dwarf mountain pines, alpine lakes, and storybook villages. Set the mood each day with morning yoga, then hit the trail to discover jagged peaks and World War I heritage. Walk through closely-knit hamlets with shingle-roof timber farmhouses and witness the oldest mountain hut of the Dolomites, Rifugio Nuvolau. At Lake Limedes, take in the majestic reflection of the mighty landscapes and blue skies. Delight in regional specialties and wrap up long days with evening meditation or unplugging at the spa.
Greet the sun with yoga and end days of alpine hiking with meditation or spa
Tour tunnels, bunkers and barracks from World War I at Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Take in shingle-roofed timber farmhouses and the oldest mountain hut in the Dolomites
Land at Venice airport and have a private group transfer to the charming village of San Candido (4,298') in Sesto Dolomites Natural Park. Check into your hotel in the heart of the Dolomites, meet with the hiking guide and the yoga instructor for a trip briefing, and enjoy your first taste of the Dolomites' fresh regional cuisine at the welcome dinner served at the hotel.
Begin the day with a yoga session outside (weather permitting). Then transfer to Rifugio Auronzo (30-40 minutes) to start the loop hike around the soaring Tre Cime di Lavaredo, a Dolomites landmark known for its three unique jagged peaks. On the hike, see the shapes mutate from sharp points to soft corners, and find reminders of the First World War, including tunnels, bunkers, and barracks. In the afternoon, take a transfer back to the hotel to enjoy the spa or another yoga session before dinner.
Wake for an invigorating sunrise yoga session and breakfast, before heading to Lago di Braies - a beautiful alpine lake set amidst forests and soaring peaks. Next up is a straightforward and steady climb to a high plateau with panoramic vistas, then on a well-trodden path following a scree river colonized by dwarf mountain pines. Soon enter the Dolomiti d'Ampezzo National Park, showcasing vast and marvelous views. Before long, reach your home for the night and enjoy an alfresco yoga session (weather permitting).
Leave the rifugio and hike towards Rifugio Pederu (5,079'), then uphill in the direction of Lago di Limo. Along the way, take in a landscape dotted with small lakes and rounded mountain tops. Enjoy lunch at Rifugio Fanes, then hike south out of a steep valley to Passo di Limo. Continue through gorgeous high meadows and karst formations, and then descend to Capanna Alpina, a restaurant at the edge of the natural park. Enjoy another private transfer to the hotel for the evening, and a stop for alfresco yoga along the way.
After sunrise yoga and breakfast, take a short transfer to San Cassiano, to begin today's hike to Santa Croce sanctuary (6,709'), which takes two hours and includes several steep climbs. Pass tiny hamlets of ancient shingle-roofed farmhouses and see Stations of the Cross lining the trail of this pilgrimage walk. Find a scenic spot for a picnic, then descend to the village of Pedraces either by foot or chair lift. Transfer back to the hotel to enjoy a sunset yoga session or relax at the spa. Enjoy dinner on your own in town.
After breakfast today, transfer to Passo Campolongo. From here, hike to the Pralongia plateau to take in dazzling views of the mountains and the Marmolada glacier, also called the "Queen of the Dolomites." Have an outdoor yoga session at the plateau before enjoying lunch in a rifugio. In the afternoon, descend to town either by foot or cable car and then take a private transfer back to the hotel. Enjoy a Yoga Mandala II session, followed by a superb typical dinner in a farmhouse.
Wake early this morning for sunrise yoga and meditation with Tibetan bells. Today discover the Cinque Torri and Lagazuoi area; there are several options depending on interests and weather conditions. This spectacular area features majestic mountains and an abundance of WWI remnants. Options include: exploring the trenches and tunnels at the Cinque Torri area or hiking to Lake Limedes, Rifugio Lagazuoi - one of the highest rifugios in the Dolomites, or Rifugio Nuvolau - the oldest rifugio of the Dolomites. Back at the hotel, enjoy another Yoga Mandala II session and farewell dinner.
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, take a private group transfer to the Venice airport.
MT Sobek has been rejuvenating mind and body through active adventure for 50 years. Our new wellness offerings include yoga and massage in scenic and serene destinations.
All activities - hikes, yoga, meditation, and tours - are guided by MT Sobek professional guides and certified yoga instructors.
This unique adventure pairs revitalizing yoga sessions with challenging half- to full-day hikes and soothing spa time.
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Multi-hour hikes through breathtaking mountain scenery, morning and afternoon yoga sessions, discovering regional cuisine, and unwinding at the spa.
Stay in elegant 4-star hotels with spas facilities and optional massage treatments. We spend one night in a rifugio, a remote mountain inn located in a wilderness.
The Dolomites are a mountain climate. It can be very hot at lower elevations, but can also be freezing above 7,000'.
Plan to arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) by 10:00AM. Your trip leader will meet you in the arrivals hall between 10:30AM and 11:00AM. We then transfer to our group hotel in the Dolomites.
Yes. With the exception of night 3, when we sleep in the mountains, we will sleep consecutive nights at our hotels, so skipping a hike on these days is possible.
No. Our yoga sessions are designed to accommodate all levels of experience.
Yes. By design, our wellness programs incorporate healthy food options for our guests, including low-fat, organic, locally sourced meals with ample vegetarian options.
Yes. Our accommodations are selected partly due to the spa amenities available to our guests.
On this trip, we will focus on 3 different yoga styles: Hatha Flow Yoga, Yoga Vinyasa and Yin Yoga.
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