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1811 South Tyrol, Walking in the Shadows of the Dolomites

Date and Time

Friday, July 27, 2018 - Sunday, August 5, 2018

Location

Dolomites,
International,
Italy

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

The views are spectacular, the air is clean and the scenery is breathtaking. Combine this with a family-owned hiker-friendly spa hotel in the hills of Bolzano, deep in the unique, charismatic and renowned region of South Tyrol, on the Austrian/Italian border. What else do you need for an unbelievable week in the mountains, at a price as low as any in Europe?! We will enjoy eight days of walking and day hiking on a variety of easy to moderate trails with distances of 8-14km, mostly soft footing with occasional rocky stretches, and mild elevation gains of 400-600m. Most of our trailheads are within walking distance of our hotel in Oberbozen. Others are a short distance away and may use a cable car to get us up the mountain where, after a short but vigorous walk, we will be rewarded with spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the Dolomites and other of the region's mountain ranges. In addition to walking and hiking, there are some sightseeing opportunities. We will spend a day exploring the region's capital city Bolzano, home of Otzi the Ice Man, stored at the city's Museum of Archeology. The city also boasts a Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, as well as shops, cafes, and parks. We will take a day bus excursion along the Great Dolomite Road, stopping for short hikes to vantage points and visiting a small mountain village whose town-centre is brimming with local woodworking shops typical of the area. In the event of inclement weather, we will take day train trips to Trentino or Verona or enjoy the spa services at the hotel (some are at extra charge).

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $1,595 member / $1,595 non-member
*Includes accommodations, breakfast, dinner, The Ritten Card (which provides free public regional transport (bus and train) in South Tyrol, entrance to 88 museums and access to the Rittenhorn cable car. Price does not include air fare or bus/train transfer to Bolzano from your European arrival city (most likely Munich or Milan) or first day's cable car from Bolzano to Oberbozen.

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1811 Prospectus


Dolomites

Activities

Hiking
Cultural

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




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Janis Stahlhut has been an AMC-AT leader/co-leader since 2008 and a world traveler and outdoor enthusiast throughout her adult life. She has led and co-led hiking and biking trips to Sicily, Spain, France, Italy, Finland, Norway, South America (Machu Picchu and Easter Island) and New Zealand. Janis teaches group exercise classes and works as a volunteer with pain and distressed patients at a local hospital as a student of Healing Touch therapy. Janis loves music, photography and baseball.

Leader




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Sue Lach is a long time member of the AMC, a past CT Chapter Committee Member. She has led trips to Mt Kilimanjaro, Belize, backpacked the Grand Tetons, the Torres Del Paine circuit in Chile and New Zealand. She led a horseback expedition to Mongolia twice, trekking in Nepal, the Canadian Rockies, Nova Scotia, and Machu Picchu.