Dolomites Hiking & Yoga Journey

Overview

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

  • Arrive: Venice, Italy
  • Depart: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Group Size: 4-16 Guests
  • Minimum Age: 17 Years Old

Itinerary

  • Day01

    Arrive 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.

    • Accommodation: Hotel Leitlhof or Hotel Bad Moos
    • Activity: 1 hour Reconnection Vinyasa yoga session
    • Transportation: 2.5-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Dinner
  • Day02

    Hike the Tre Cime di Lavaredo Loop

    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.

    • Accommodation: Hotel Leitlhof or Hotel Bad Moos
    • Activity: 4 hours/5.5 miles hiking with 1,863' elevation gain/loss & 1 hour Soft Vinyasa yoga session & 1.5 hours Hatha Flow yoga session
    • Transportation: 1.5-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day03

    Discover Lago di Braies & Dolomiti d'Ampezzo National Park

    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).

    • Accommodation: Rifugio Fodara Vedla or Rifugio Sennes
    • Activity: 5 hours/7 miles hiking with 3,870' elevation gain & 1,842' elevation loss & 1.5 hours Hatha Flow yoga session & 1.5 hours Yin yoga session
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day04

    Hike from the Sennes Plateau to Alta Badia

    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.

    • Accommodation: Wellness Hotel Fanes or Hotel Kolfuschgerhof
    • Activity: 6-7 hours hiking/11 miles hiking with 2,453' elevation gain & 3,454' elevation loss & 1 hour outdoor yoga session
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day05

    Hike to the Santa Croce Sanctuary

    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.

    • Accommodation: Wellness Hotel Fanes or Hotel Kolfuschgerhof
    • Activity: 4 hours/7 miles hiking with 1,935' elevation gain/loss & 1.5 hour Hatha Flow yoga session & 1 hour Yin yoga session
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day06

    Marvel at the Views from Pralongia High Plateau

    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.

    • Accommodation: Wellness Hotel Fanes or Hotel Kolfuschgerhof
    • Activity: 1-6 hours hiking (depending on group preferences) & 1.5 hour Hatha Flow yoga session & 1.5 hour Vinyasa yoga session
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day07

    Explore the Cinque Torri & Lagazuoi Area

    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.

    • Accommodation: Wellness Hotel Fanes or Hotel Kolfuschgerhof
    • Activity: 1-6 hours hiking (depending on group preferences) & Hatha Flow yoga session & 1.5 hour Vinyasa yoga session
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day08

    Depart from Venice

    After breakfast at the hotel this morning, take a private group transfer to the Venice airport.

    • Transportation: 3-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast
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Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

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.

Reason #02

All activities - hikes, yoga, meditation, and tours - are guided by MT Sobek professional guides and certified yoga instructors.

Reason #03

This unique adventure pairs revitalizing yoga sessions with challenging half- to full-day hikes and soothing spa time.

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What To Expect

  • Activities

    Multi-hour hikes through breathtaking mountain scenery, morning and afternoon yoga sessions, discovering regional cuisine, and unwinding at the spa.

  • Lodging

    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.

  • Climate

    The Dolomites are a mountain climate. It can be very hot at lower elevations, but can also be freezing above 7,000'.

FAQ

  • Who will meet me on arrival?

    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.

  • Can I skip any of the hikes if I need a rest day?

    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.

  • Do you need to be an expert at yoga?

    No. Our yoga sessions are designed to accommodate all levels of experience.

  • Are there healthy food options on this wellness trip?

    Yes. By design, our wellness programs incorporate healthy food options for our guests, including low-fat, organic, locally sourced meals with ample vegetarian options.

  • Will there be opportunities to have a massage or spa treatment?

    Yes. Our accommodations are selected partly due to the spa amenities available to our guests.

  • What type of yoga will we practice?

    On this trip, we will focus on 3 different yoga styles: Hatha Flow Yoga, Yoga Vinyasa and Yin Yoga.

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    Jul 11 - 18, 2019

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Additional Cost

  • $1,000.00 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • Yoga mat for yoga sessions
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival and departure day group airport transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Dinner on Day 5
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving outside of the group transfer
  • Optional travel protection

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