Schedule and Pricing
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This year's trek includes a challenging scramble over rocks to the Santner Hut. The route up is steep, in places narrow, and requires the use of cables permanently fixed to the rock. We will not use a harness on this route. You must have previous experience to sign up for this hike and be sure-footed, although you do not need any special skills. You must not have a fear of heights, however.
07/14/24 - 07/20/24
One of the most interesting features of the Dolomites and the Rosengarten region is the multitude of coral fossils strewn along the trails. The period between 270 million and 200 million years ago can be seen from the trails in the layers of rocks illustrating the evolution of life over time. This area of the Dolomites represents one of the best conserved examples of fossil reefs and the tropical environments of the Mesozoic period. If you’re a fossil hunter, you’ll be thrilled by the Rosengarten.
The start in Bolzano will give you the opportunity to visit the Ötzi the Iceman Museum. The museum provides a fascinating look into life 5000 years ago. Ötzi is a glacier mummy from the Copper Age who was discovered on accident by hikers in 1991. After a territorial dispute between Austria and Italy it was finally determined that he was found on the Italian side of the border separating the two countries. Ötzi has been the subject of intensive research ever since his discovery. So much to see and do and the trek hasn't even started yet.
Our accommodations include some of the best huts in the Alpine Association and we begin our trek at the 5-star resort, Cyprianerhof. The views are amazing, and the food is delicious.
Expert guide service, on-site trip organizer, 1 night in a 4–5-star hotel and 5 nights in Rifugios, rental gear (ice spikes if needed), chairlifts, cable car, 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners, shuttles, bus transport, and cable car rides as described in the itinerary. Training tips, packing and gear guides.
Meals as indicated, lunches are purchased independently at rifugios along the trails, extra food and snacks during the day, drinks, airfare, transportation to/from Bolzano, special transportation during the hike if needed or wanted, travel/medical insurance, and evacuation insurance.
Hiking boots (no trail shoes), rain jacket, rain pants, headlamp, gloves or thick glove liners, hat (for sun and rain).
You need a head for heights, sure-footedness and mountain experience. You do not need technical climbing skills to participate in this hike, but you should be comfortable scrambling across boulders, hiking steep inclines and declines. There will be a few segments with cables and/or ladders; you should be comfortable navigating trails with steep drop-offs.
Because multi-day hikes are challenging you will need to have the required items before we depart Bolzano. If you arrive without the proper gear, you will either need to purchase it, at your own expense before we depart, or regrettably, you will not be able to join the hike for safety reasons.
This hike is not van supported so you will carry what you need from hut to hut. Luggage is stored at the first night's hotel for pick-up when we return.
Good to Know:
The Rosengarten Trek is limited to 10 hikers and requires a minimum of 6 hikers to depart.
We depart from Bolzano, Italy at 2:00pm on Day 1. Accommodations in Bolzano for the night before departure can be arranged upon request at an additional cost.
We will arrive back to St Zyprian, where our trek begins, in the early afternoon on the last day of the hike. Transportation back to Bolzano is included. Accommodations in St Zyprian or Bolzano for the last day of the hike can be arranged at an additional cost. There are public transportation options back to Bolzano and many destinations available by train travel from there.
Last day to sign up and pay in full is May 10.
A deposit of $500 is due at signup and monthly payment plans are available.
Deposit is fully refundable up to March 30, 2023.
April 1 - May 10, all but $250.00 is refundable (because I will be charged that cancellation fee from one of our overnight stays).
After May 10, the entire deposit is forfeited (because I will have to pay more fees). Please purchase Travel/Travel Medical Insurance in case you need to cancel or are injured.
After June 1 there is an $1850 cancellation fee.
TerraTreks accepts payment by check or bank transfer.
Travel/Travel Medical Insurance is required. See links under the Travel Insurance page.
The liability release must be signed and uploaded prior to the trip.
Because multi-day hikes are challenging each hiker must have the listed required items before departure.
Price is for double occupancy where available, typically two twin beds. Some huts do not offer double occupancy, rooms for 3 or 4 may be provided, but we will always be with our own group exclusively.