Dolomites are a mountain range in northeastern Italy and are a part of the Alps. The array is limited by the valleys of several rivers: Izarko (northwest), Pusteria (north), Piave (east), Brenta (southwest) and Adidge (west). The length of the mountain range is about 150 km. The 'Dolomite' is a sedimentary, carbonate rock composed of the minerals calcite and dolomite. Typical of the mountain is that rises sharply and peaks seems quite large and with eroded cliffs. At their foot lie wonderful meadows and blue lakes, magnificent biodiversity, which in combination with hairpin peaks seems a little like Patagonia! There are several regions rising over 3 000m, and the highest peak is Punta Penia /3343m/ in Marmolada's massif, where will we go! :)
Departure at 6am from "Vasil Levski" stadium. Transfer from Sofia to Lake Bled in Slovenia /12h/. Accommodation in the hotel near the lake and sleep.
7am - transfer to Italy, towns and Tolmezzo and Auronzo. We will go through 2 mountain cols and will be amazed by the superb views, impressive landscapes and colors! The evening we will accommodate in a refuge Auronzo under the symbol of the Dolomites - Tre Cime di Lavaredo!
8am - A walk around the massif of Tre Cime di Lavaredo with views that worth your lifetime! Tre Cime di Lavaredo three represent the top 3 impressive rock (towers) around which we can do a panoramic tour for about 4-5 hours and meanwhile to relax in two refugios. In the afternoon we go back in refugio Auronzo and take more resting hours, tired after two days of travelling.
8am in the morning we head to Cristallo massif. We take a lift to reach the starting point of 2 great via-ferratas! We enjoy both ferratas and in the afternoon we continue through the Cortina D'Ampezzo and Faltsarego pass towards Marmolada massif and we will spend the evening in a great hotel with great service!
At 7am we breakfast and head to the magnificent massif of Marmolada. According to the capabilities and the mood of the group we can go up to the highest peak - Punta Penia (require at least minimal skills in climbing, as well as equipment such as ropes, helmets, ice-axes and crampons, which Alextrek will provide) or go up to the Punta de la Roca /3250m/. And the views from above are the best in the whole mountain! We can descend from the peak by walking or we can take a lift. The night we go back to the same hotel! :)
At 8am in the morning after the breakfast we head to a fairy walk around a brilliant gorge, magnificent river and waterfalls! At noon we travel to Slovenia. Along the way, enjoy the incomparable Chiveta massif - more than 1,000 meters of its verticall wall descends almost to civilization! :) We will go along Udine and cross border (it does not exist, but figuratively speaking) to the Slovenian town Kobarid. In the afternoon we will enjoy a great and green scenery of Slovenia and cities Tolmin and Idria.
In the evening we arrive and and accommodate in a hotel in the lovely Lyubliana.
We breakfast and after a short walk around the center of Ljubljana we transfer to Sofia (12h)
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