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Treks and Hikes in the Alps and Dolomites
Hike the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites with expert guides, on the most beautiful, uncrowded trails.
Stay in historic Refugios and 4 and 5-star locally owned inns.
The Dolomites Trek begins at Lago di Braies--the start of Alta Via 1, the most recognized of the high alpine trails crossing the Dolomites--and ends at the stunning Tre Cime. This hike is van supported.
Austria, Germany, and Italy
The Alpentraversale Trek begins in Berchtesgaden, Germany, one of the last remaining German fortifications during WWII and the location of Eagle's Nest. The final stage of the trek also ends at the Tre Cime.
WWI Historical Sites
Mount Lagazuoi is a veritable "castle of rock", with spires and turrets, but also with military bases hidden in its bowels. During WWI the Italian and Austrian – Hungarian armies dug shelters in its interior for men and arms, transforming it into an impenetrable 20th century fortress. During our trek we visit the restored tunnels, trenches and machine gun posts in the Open-Air Museum of Lagazuoi. The walk down through the mountain from Refugio Lagazuoi provides a behind-the-scenes tour of a dramatic war fought at a high altitude.
For more information on the Dolomites Trek click on the picture above.
Prior to 1963 hikers to the top of Mt Lagazuoi observed the remains of a World War I site juxtaposed against a beautiful vista point where the Refugio Lagazuoi now stands.
Back in 1965 Ugo, the manager of a butcher shop, and his wife Alda, a mother devoted to her family, decided to leave their country life in the valley and build a mountain inn at 2752 m.
Refugio Lagazuoi is built on family tradition. Guido and Paolo, Ugo and Alda’s sons, as well as their children, have continued to operate Refugio Lagazuoi, which is not only important in their lives, but to so many hikers and skiers who have stood on the deck and felt the awe and wonder of the Dolomites. Guido and Paolo have a deep understanding of how this magic nest in the heart of the Dolomites could bewitch an alpinist like Ugo. The family's commitment to tradition has made Refugio Lagazuoi one of the most popular refugios along the Alta Via 1.
For more information on the huts we use click on the picture above.