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DOLOMITE MOUNTAINS ITALY




The Basics:
Event Type:Adventure
Event Location: ITALY
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Jul 14 2020  9:00 am >> Sat, Jul 25 2020 7:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Jan 19 2020 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 31 2020 7:00 pm
Event Duration:11 Days 10 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:60 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
LindseyW
Lisa Maldonado
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Member Cost:$1,250.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:2
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.

Itinerary:

Notice: This web page is designed so that you can only put yourself on the waiting list. Once we verify that you satisfy the registration requirements we will move you to the list of participants. See registration requirements below. There will be a maximum of 15 people who can attend this event.

The Dolomite Italian Alps are a UNESCO World Heritage Site that combines spectacular 360 degree mountain panoramas, unique dolomite spires and sweeping green valleys dotted with old world villages (just look at the picture above!) We will be in Italy for 10 glorious days; flying to Venice; driving 2 hours to our own Mountain House where for 5 days and nights we will be surrounded by incredible places to explore.  We will spend our time venturing on day hikes; wondering the valleys and mountains on e-bikes; site-seeing Medievil villages filled with romantic architecture and art districts; and taking on an otherworldly 3-day hut-to-hut trek  Here is how the adventure shapes up:

Day 1 Tues. July 14: Fly out of Atlanta

Day 2 Wed. July 15:  Fly into Venice to arrive in the AM, rent cars, drive 2 hours to Cortina d'Ampezzo for a little site-seeing and dinner before we drive 20 miles to enjoy our first night at the Mountain House. Below is link to the mountain house:

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12897045?source_impression_id=p3_1578340730_LKaXB8585GXaAMSq

Day 3 Thurs. July 16: Enjoy a full day hike (To Be Determined. We may split up the group and offer choices of the many day hikes available)

Day 4 Fri. July 17:  Enjoy a day hike to Tre Cime and Lago of Braise.  The Tre Cime is one of the Italian Dolomite’s best-known massifs. A hike along this route – the Tre Cime de Lavaredo loop will take us to the best views any hiker could ask for, as well as the option to fuel up at some Rifugios (remote huts with a place to eat) along the way: we’ll pass by the Rifugio Auronza, Lavaredo and Locatelli.  We will take a short drive to romantic Lago di Braise considered by many to be the most beautiful lake in all of the Dolomites. 

Day 5 Sat. July 18:  Site-seeing in Belluno and Feltre  Belluno is a picturesque hillside town with many beautiful panoramic views of the mountains from the historic center. With inviting streets and fresh air a peaceful walk along the beautiful Gothic and Renaissance buildings and Cathedrals is a must.  Feltre is known for its art district and 14th and 15th century architecture. 

Day 6 Sun. July 19: A full day hike (To Be Determined. We may split up the group and offer choices of the many day hikes available)

Day 7 Mon. July 20: A full day of e-biking (To Be Determined. We may split up the group and offer choices of the many scenic backroad routes available)

Day 8 Tues. July 21: A full day of e-biking  (To Be Determined. We may split up the group and offer choices of the many scenic backroad routes available)

Day 9 Wed. July 22:  3-day hut-to-hut  9.3 mi. The trek begins at Passo Falzarego with a steady ascent through the dramatic peaks of Averau, Nuvolau and the Cinque Torre, giving views on both sides of some of the Dolomites most impressive peaks.  Overnight accommodation - Rifugio Croda da Lago

Day 10 Thurs. July 23: 3-Day hut-to-hut 9.4 mi. 1235m ascent, 1230m descent   From the rifugio a descent leads down through beautiful woodland giving glimpses of the imposing Tofana de Rozes, before a steady, and sometimes steep ascent leads back up through woodland, Finally, we will cross the valley towards Col dei Bos before traversing the slopes beneath the impressive rock walls of the Tofana de Rozes which loom above you.  Overnight accommodation - Rifugio Dibona

Day 11 Fri. July 24: 3 day hut-to-hut 11.9 mi.  963m ascent, 1654m descent - A descent of the superb Val Travenanzes, which is surely one of the quietest valleys in the Dolomites nestled between the peaks of the Tofana group to the east, and Zimes de Fanes to the west. The walking feels wild and remote  To reach the valley, a steep ascent is required immediately upon leaving the hut to gain the Forcella Col dei Bos, from where the descent of Val Travenanzes begins to a Visitor Centre at the bottom of the valley, We will spend the evening and stay the night in the town of Cortina d'Ampezzo

Day 12 Sat. July 25: Early back to Venice and fly back to Atlanta

NOTE: THE DOLOMITES ARE FILLED WITH SPECTACULAR DAY HIKES AND HUT-TO-HUT TREKS. THE ABOVE ITINERARY MAY BE MODIFIED BY THE LEADERS DEPENDING ON WEATHER AND ACCOMODATIONS AT THE RIFUGIOS.  THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE IS ALREADY RESERVED FOR US.

WE WILL MEET IN APRIL TO FINALIZE HIKES/BIKE ROUTES ON THOSE DAYS ABOVE WHERE WE INDICATED THERE WILL BE A CHOICE 

WHILE AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE WHERE THERE IS A FULL KITHCEN WE WILL EAT BREAKFAST AND FIX/TAKE LUNCHES BEFORE WE SET OUT ON THE HIKES. DINNER WILL BE AT THE REFUGIOS OR AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE IF PEOPLE WISH. WE WILL BUY GROCERIES IN CORTINA.

MANY OF THE REFUGIOS THROUGHOUT THE DOLOMITES ARE JUST FOR EATING.  HOWEVER SEVERAL ARE FOR SLEEPING AND WE WILL BE STAYING AT THE NICER ONES.


Required Items to Bring:

Good Walking/Hiking shoes, day-pack, water canisters/bladder (2L) hiking poles

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Registration Requirements.

TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT:

1. You must be an AOC trip leader or an active AOC member recommended by an AOC trip leader. This requirement is in place to verify that you have the necessary level of fitness and, most important, that you are a sociable person that will get along with the rest of the group and will not engage in disruptive behavior. This event is intended for bona fide AOC members and not for persons that join the club just to participate in this event. It is your responsibility to find a trip leader that will send me a recommendation on your behalf. Please put yourself on the waiting list. As soon as registration opens I will check whether you qualify, and, if you do, will move you to the list of participants, provided the maximum number of participants has not been reached. (We will go through the list of participants in the order they are listed on the waiting list). If you do not qualify you will remain on the waiting list until you do, or the maximum number of participants has been reached.

2. After we move you to the list of participants please send me a deposit of $400 by PayPal to lindseywilliams78@gmail.com. If I don't receive your deposit by February 15 I will move you back to the waiting list.

3. we need to receive your remaining balance by May 1, 2020. 

WEATHER: Weather in July tends to be sunny, but there may be some rainy days as well.

COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION: Cell phone service along our route may be spotty. 

DISCLAIMER: The Trip Leader for this event has elected either to personally collect the funds that event participants are required to pay, or to require participants to pay funds directly to a third party. No funds will be paid to the Atlanta Outdoor Club for this event. Therefore, by registering for this event, you acknowledge and agree to the following: (1) the monies paid by registrants will not be monitored, managed, or otherwise accounted for by the Atlanta Outdoor Club; (2) that the Atlanta Outdoor Club bears no financial responsibility for this event; and (3) you waive any and all claims against the Atlanta Outdoor Club, and hold the Atlanta Outdoor Club harmless for the loss of any monies you paid for this event.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, any paying registrant may request directly from the Trip Leader, prior to the event, a breakdown of funds collected, estimated expenses, and deposits made in anticipation of the event. Following the event, the Trip Leader must complete his or her financial accounting for the event, with supporting documentation, within 30 days of the completion of the event, and a paid registrant may request a breakdown of funds collected, money spent and supporting documentation after that time. If you are unable to obtain requested documentation, please contact the Director of Paid Events.


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Member Cost:$1,250.00/Person
Cost Includes:
COSTS INCLUDE
  • All overnight accomodations, including 5 nights at mountain house, 3 nights at Refugios, 2 nights at Cortina
  • e-bike rental (2 days)
  • 2 Rental Cars, 1 Van

 

COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare
  • Food
  • incidentals
  • Fees to any attractions/museums
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
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Full refund minus $25 AOC fee will be made available up until May 1 provided cancelling participant finds a replacement from the waiting list. No refund will be given after May 1st if not replaced by a member on the waiting list. Feel free to recruit another qualifying AOC member if there is no waiting list to take your place. If all money has been paid to leaders replacing member must reimburse you directly. Trip leaders and AOC will not be liable for the replacement transaction.


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