Private Day Tour By Car: The Heart Of The Dolomites - Bolzano

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am
  • Departure Details :
    Bolzano. Alternatively and on request at your hotel
  • Return Details :
    The same point of departure

Overview

Daily tour of a total of 280 km throughthe breathtakingDolomites, one of the most beautiful and unique alpine regions in the world, a masterpiece of the nature included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2009. From Bolzano to Cortina d'Ampezzo on the spectacular Great Dolomites Road. Next we takeyou to admirethe symbol of the Dolomites, the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. Short stop also in Cortina dAmpezzo, site of the Winter Olympic Games in 1956 and great ending with the most famous lake in the Dolomites, the Braies Lake.

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Itinerary:

  • Departure fromBolzano, the Gateway to the Dolomites, capital of the province South Tyrol;
  • We will cross the Ega Valley that begins at Bolzano and runs eastward between the Rosengarten and the Latemar mountains. This road was built in 1895 when the territory was part of the Austro Hungarian Empire. Part of the route is located in a canyon carved by the river Ega. We will stop atCarezza Lake, the most beautiful lake of the Dolomites: 30 minutes of staying with a walk around the lake if you want;
  • Then we will arrive toCostalunga Pass. Near the Pass we will see the historicalGrand Hotel Carezza, built in 1893, the first luxury hotel in the Dolomites which hosted very important guests like the Empress Sissi, Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie;
  • From the Costalunga Pass we will reach theFassa Valleyin Trentino: we will pass through the towns ofVigo di FassaandCanazeito arrive under the imposing peaks of theSella Group.
  • From here begins a long series of 27 hairpins bends (switchbacks) that will lead us to the famousPordoi Passat an altitude of 2.239 meters above sea level. One hour of staying if you decide to arrive with the cable car to Sass Pordoi (altitude of 2950 meters: the cable car is open from late May until mid-October and from Christmas to Easter);
  • Going down the other side of Pordoi Pass we will enter the region Veneto and we will reach the town of Arabba, a very important ski center in winter;
  • After 30 minutes we will stop at Andraz Castle: built in 1027, it is one of the oldest castles in the Dolomites and it's really amazing how it was possible to build this castle, at 1800 meters above sea level, 1000 years ago ....
  • Next stop at Falzarego Pass - 2.105 meters above sea level. Here it is possible to arrive by cable car to the top of Piccolo Lagazuoi (2752 meters ) where it is possible to admire a unique panorama of the Dolomites;
  • Now we go down and we reach Cortina d'Ampezzo, The Pearl of the Dolomites. Then we will go forward in the direction of the Tre Croci Pass to reach the Misurina Lake, near The Three Peaks of Lavaredo (Tre Cime di Lavaredo) These are the best known mountains in the Alps as well as the most photographed and the most represented on postcards and calendars.
  • The most anticipated time in the end: the incredible Braies Lake that attracts more than 5000 visitors a day.
  • Back to Bolzano on alternative route, with a few curves, through the Pusteria and Isarco Valleys.

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required