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The typical hiking tour
How is the typical hiking week planned?
The weeks go from Saturday to Saturday because the apartments in the Alps are normally booked after that scheme.
Air transfer to a nearby airport. From there we will take a train, bus and/or taxi to our village. We go out for dinner together in the evening when we have settled down. If we arrive late, catering will be organized in one of the apartments.
We start our week by getting to know our village and the surrounding area. Those who live in apartments will have time to shop for supplies for the coming week. We have an informative meeting where everyone will learn about the village and the surrounding area. Then we set off for our first hike. The exact plan depends on where we are, but normally it is not exhausting in any way.
Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday
We wake up at seven o'clock . After breakfast we set off on a hike in the surrounding area or we take the bus / train / boat to a nearby valley where we start our hike . Sometimes we cross a mountain pass and continue down into another valley from which we return to our village . Normally, we are away the whole day and we are be back at some point between 16 and 18 in the afternoon. The tours are 10-20 km (6-13 miles) long and the climb is normally between 600 and 1200 meters (2000 - 4000 feet). When we are back we enjoy a shower, some rest and an evening at a cozy restaurant for those who want to.
We are now approaching what often tends to become the highlight of the week - the hike up to the mountain hut where we stay a night. We end up in a completely different environment and get a completely different impression than before. This hike is mostly uphill. The hut is situated at 2000 to 2700 meters (6500 - 9000 ft). This also when you get a chance to experience the Alps at night or during the sunrise if you want to wake up extra early for a unique experience. Others stay asleep until it's time for breakfast.
We return to our village along another trail for some variety and for some new views. This hike is mostly downhill, which can be exhausting in another way.
We leave our home in the early morning and head off to the airport to be there in good time for our flight back. Please, note that the tours to the Dolomites normally end with a night and Sunday in Venice.
The tours to the Dolomites typically end with a night and Sunday in the romantic city of Venice.
Please note that plans can change based on weather forecasts. The goal is always to optimize the balance of a hiking week - not to strictly follow a plan . Likewise, The tours arrangement changed according to the wishes and needs. Maximum flexibility is included in the price.