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Cross-country Skiing Dobbiaco
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At a glance
Ski surrounded by the Italian Dolomites' jagged peaks
Trip Highlights
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What's included
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • 5 days of ski instruction/guiding

All breakfast and evening meals are included. An ample buffet breakfast prepares us for the exertions of the day ahead. Lunches will generally be taken in local Gasthof/restaurants near the loipe (allow €8 to €12 per lunch). The evening meals at the hotel are plentiful and draw equally on Italian and Austrian traditions.

Day 1
Fly to Innsbruck
Fly to Innsbruck; transfer to Dobbiaco.
Day 2
Five days of cross-country skiing and one free day. Each day our leader chooses routes according to the grade and snow conditions.
We prefer not to specify in advance where we will ski each day. This is to enhance the flexibility and adapt to weather and snow conditions and to some extent the ability of each group. When choosing routes, the leader's priority will be to take in a variety of scenery and to ensure that participants become better and more confident skiers as the week progresses. Examples of skiing options: Along the wide valley floor east and west of Dobbiaco there is easy skiing for many kilometres - great for beginners. A little more challenging is the track that leads south to Cortina d'Ampezzo, a memorable route among spectacular mountains, passing under the triple rock buttresses of the imposing Tre Cime di Lavaredo. The Sexten and Prags valleys offer a choice of undulating routes in typical Dolomites scenery, with a welcoming cafe for a lunch stop. To the south the high Plaetzwiese plateau has some superb routes at about 2000m. Many of the area's cross-country skiing tracks are prepared for skating technique as well as for classic style. Grade 3 groups will spend most of their time on the tracks but will occasionally follow untracked routes in the Sexten valley.
Day 3
Our second day exploring the local area.
We set off from our base for the second day of guided skiing, see the detailed description on day 2 for details.
Day 4
Guided skiing in the picturesque valleys of the Dolomites.
Having well and truly discovered our skiing legs, today the landscape unfolds before us on another day of guided skiing, see the detailed description on day 2 for details.
Day 5
Free day.
The free day is often taken today, though the leader may change this to optimise conditions on skiing days.
Day 6
Another chance to explore with a guided skiing day.
Refreshed after our free day, we take to skis again.
Day 7
The week finishes with one last chance to enjoy this magnificent setting.
As our week draws to a close we take in one more day of gliding through this winter landscape.
Day 8
Fly to London
Transfer to Innsbruck; fly to London.
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Dobbiaco 21/02/2015 x/c ski 5/5

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Situated in the centre of Dobbiaco, the 3-star Hotel Tschurtschenthaler is an attractive building, traditionally styled but with the advantages of a small indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna, and a beauty treatment room where you can enjoy massages, pedicures and manicures (treatments not included – on request basis). After dinner you can relax in the lounge or go through to the bar for a drink with the locals. Single, double and twin-bedded rooms all have shower and WC and are comfortably furnished. All rooms have hair dryers. Please note that the hotel does not accept credit cards.

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