Snowshoeing Dolomites – The Essentials
One of our most popular snowshoeing dolomites holidays that books out the quickest, make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity to go snowshoeing in the spectacular Dolomites in Italy. An ideal snowshoeing destination at an altitude of 1,256m, Dobbiaco is known as the “Gateway to the Dolomites”. This town is spread over a high plateau and is open with amazing views of the Dolomite range. It is in Dobbiaco, the composer Gustav Mahler spent his summers here from 1908 to 1910: here he composed the Ninth and Tenth Symphonies (the latter one left unfinished), and the famous Song of the Earth (“Das Lied von der Erde”). A plaque commemorating the composer can be seen at the Trenker House in the village.
During the First World War, the area around Dobbiacio was a scene of intense fighting, due to its situation on the Austro-Italian border. Many historical remains can still be seen in the area. Snowshoe lovers will find everything they could wish for on this snowshoeing dolomites around the Fanes-Sennes Natural Park, beneath the towering peaks of the Tre Cime, gem of the Dolomites. Every evening, relax in the beautiful Hotel Tschurtschenthaler, situated in the center of the village.
Airport: Fly to Venice (Marco Polo or Treviso airport). Group flight transfer organised mid day (contact us for details).
Hotel: 3* Hotel Tschurtschenthaler in Dobbiaco
Included in our snowshoeing dolomites holiday:
– Local transports during the trip. Airport transfers.
– 7 nights in the family run hotel Tschurtschenthaler in Dobbiaco
– 6 nights Half Board. 1 night B&B.
– 5 Guided snowshoe walks, including snowshoes, sticks, and safety tools with qualified international mountain leader.
– Transceivers, probes and shovels.
Not Included in our snowshoeing dolomites holiday:
– Single room Supplement (€190 for the week).
– Individual insurance.
– All extras not included in the itinerary.
-Walking boots, (leather boots).
-Gaiters, warm pair of socks, some lights too.
-Winter hiking pants, long johns, and waterproof Goretex overtrouser.
-Goretex jacket/ Waterproof jacket breathable.
-Fleece jacket. Duvet jacket.
-Micro fleece and mountain tee shirts for base layer, if possible avoid cotton tee-shirts.
-Hat and cap, Buffs.
-Sun protection, eye protection (sun glasses and goggles can be handy if you have some).
-Gloves two pairs, one light and one warm.
-For snowshoeing no need to bring your walking sticks as we provide them, unless you prefer to use your own.
-Rucksack 30 Litres with straps to carry the snowshoes when necessary.
-Water bottle 1L to 1.5 Litres preferably. A small thermal flask so you can drink hot in the mountain.
-Camelback not so recommended (tend to freeze in the winter).
-Don’t forget your own medication (if any)
-Blister treatment (second skin, etc,..).
-Zip lock bags handy to pack light. Small waterproof bags can be handy in your rucksack.
-Camping towel, slippers (unless provided by the hut), head torch, small soap, tooth paste / brush.
-Long johns for the evening. Bed linen
Really good trip with great walks and magnificent scenery. Vincent led with skill, patience and good humour, taking advantage of the best snow conditions each day. Good hotel and excellent food.
Sheila and Rob – March 2022
Truly wonderful trip. Excellent and sensitive guiding of our small group, varied trails, amazing scenery and sun, great hotel with delicious plentiful meals and good company with Vincent and the group.
Great as always. Thank you so much
Vincent is excellent company and given that there were particular worries re coronavirus, was relaxed.
In spite of coronavirus concerns this trip was really enjoyable.