Dolomites Mountain Ride

Northern Italy Italy: (IT-GOITDO1)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/italy_dolomites_mountain_ride.aspx

Introduction
Northern Italy Italy
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of the Brenta Dolomites, declared "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO.

This is a fantastic experience for those who love the outdoors and want to learn more about this beautiful mountain range.
Some facts about the Dolomites:
• The feature that makes these mountains so special is that they are essentially composed of dolomite, a rock made up mainly of the mineral dolomite. This particularity gives them that pale color that makes them so fascinating and mysterious.
• They are considered a heritage of humanity for their geological and landscape peculiarities, unique in the world: steep walls, glaciers, spiers, towers and pinnacles create a natural spectacle of incomparable beauty.

Accomodation


Accommodations
This is a stationary ride, so all nights are spent at the same location.

Description
You will sleep in a refuge on the shore of Lake Nambino, surrounded by beautiful mountains.
The refuge has 13 tastefuly decorated bedrooms. Each room features en-suite bathroom and free Wi-Fi access.

For those who prefer to camp, please let us know. Sleeping under the stars is an experience you won't forget!

Room Occupancy
In case you are a solo traveler, the single supplement fee is mandatory.



Meals
All meals are included from lunch on day 1 to lunch on the last day.

Breakfasts and dinners are eaten at the refuge.

Dietary Restrictions
We can usually cater to most dietary restrictions with prior notice.

Riding

Itinerary


Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Please, note that the itinerary below is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.

Day 1: Val Meledrio 
Arrive independently at Piana di Nambino, reachable on foot by a hiking trail starting from Zangola (about 20 min walk). You can leave your car in Zangola and your luggage will be transported from there on the cable car for free. Departure at 9 am from Lake Nambino.
We will make our way towards the Pradalago. In Malga Vigo we have a beautiful panorama with the background of the Sasso Rosso on our right. Then, a beautiful path will take us above the town of Folgarida and finally we will descend into the beautiful Val Meledrio, which separates the Presanella group from the Brenta Dolomites.
After lunch, we climb up the valley and arrive in the pastures of Malga Mondifrà, before reaching Campo Carlo Magno and the Piana di Nambino. From there, we will follow a path that will take us to the lake of the same name. Dinner and overnight stay in a refuge.
Meals included: Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Nambino Lake Refuge


Day 2: Fratè
This morning, early start as we get in the saddle for 8:30 am. Once we pass the village of Madonna di Campiglio, a path through the woods will take us to Vallesinella where we will make a short stop to admire the Cascate Alte. From there, through green pastures and paths in the woods we will make our way to the Fratè where we will stop for lunch. 
In the afternoon, we will go up the mountain on the opposite side and arrive at Malga Ritort where breathtaking views opens up over the whole Brenta Group. We then leave for Patascoss before heading back to the enchanted Lake of Nambino.
Dinner and overnight stay in the refuge.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Nambino Lake Refuge


Day 3: Grostè Pass
Today, we head towards Campo Carlo Magno up to Malga Mondifrà. From there, we begin our climb to the foot of the Brenta Dolomites. Between technical paths and green pastures, we enjoy a wonderful scenery up to the foot of the Grostè Pass where we will stop for lunch at the Refuge Graffer.
After our break, we Follow a downhill path, crossing the Spinale plateau, which will lead us to the forest road that will take us to Madonna di Campiglio and then back to the Piana di Nambino, where we will say goodbye.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch


Rates and Dates for Dolomites Mountain Ride

Rates include:

Accommodation, All meals & 3 riding days

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20223 day trip - Refuge option€760$910
    • Small group supplement (2 pax only), pp€20$25
      Group discount (5-6 pax), pp(€70)($85)
  • B
    20223 day trip - Tent option€640$770
    • Small group supplement (2 pax only), pp€40$50
      Group discount (5-6 pax), pp(€50)($60)
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.2

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2022 Transfers not included - make your own way to Nambino Lake 0 $0
2022 Single supplement - please inquire 0 $0
2022 Extra night at Nambino Lake - please inquire 0 $0
2022 Registration fee, pp (mandatory) 45 $55

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2022 05/01 - 09/30 3d / 2n 3 day trip - Refuge option 3 /6 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Registration fee (mandatory), Transfers, Drinks & Gratuities

Other Info
Meeting: Madonna di Campiglio
Airport: Milan (MXP) or Venice (VCE)
Transfer:

Climate:
                                                Madonna di Campiglio area


Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

32

31

35

40

49

58

62

61

54

47

38

34

Average Low Temperature (°F)

24

23

26

31

39

45

50

50

44

38

30

25

Average High Temperature (°C)

0

0

2

5

10

14

17

16

12

8

3

1

Average Low Temperature (°C)

-5

-5

-3

-1

4

7

10

10

7

3

-1

-4

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

2

2

4

7

8

8

8

8

6

6

5

2

Source: NOAA


Seasons 
As a mountain range, the Dolomites receive less precipitation on an annual basis than do the majority of the Alps. However, the southern Dolomites (the Brenta Group and Lake Garda area) can be foggy at times, when the cold air mixes with the warmer air from nearby Venice.
Please, keep in mind that, in the Alps, weather can change quickly.

Summer (July to September)
The summer months feature warm temperatures and plenty of sun. While the average maximum temperature may reach some 25 degrees Celsius (80°F) on the valley floors, the gentle wind of the Dolomites guarantees refreshing moments in the shade of rich green woods.

Fall (October to November)
This is the time of the year when temperature drops. Usually, weather conditions remain stable and pleasant, making the Dolomites a perfect place to plan a “late summer” adventure!

Winter (December to March)
Winter snow usually begins to accumulate in December, lasting through March, and sometimes into April. While winter temperatures do fall below freezing, the sun shines an unparalleled 8 days out of 10 in the Dolomites – more than any other range in the Alps!

Spring (April to June)
Warmer weather and longer days return in Spring. This is also one of the rainiest time of the year. But this is welcomed, as it clears the air for spectacular vistas and brings beautiful green valleys and pastures overflowing with wildflowers.

What To Bring: