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The Italian Alps - Snowshoe Stelvio

Starts: Plazzola, Italy
Finishes: Bormio, Italy

Visit: Plazzola, Collinetta, Dosdè, Bormio, Scalogna, Ca' del Pino Basso, Bormio

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Snowshoeing

Overview

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From our cosy, family run, base in the Italian village of Valfurva (3hrs train journey from Milan), well enjoy a week full of snow-filled day walks in the Italian, Rhaetian, Alps. During the course of the week, along with our knowledgeable local guide, well head high up to the foot of the Forni Glacier, through the forests of Val Viola to the Passe Viola on the Italian/Swiss border and along traditional farm trails to the famous spa town of Bormio. Here we have allowed some free time to discover the delights of this pretty old Roman town; where we can warm up in the thermal baths or simply enjoy wandering the streets. The forests and mountains of the Rhaetian Alps really come to life in the winter months and we can hope to see some fantastic alpine wildlife; bearded vultures, royal eagle, chamois, ibex, deer and coloured nutcrackers during the course of the week. Each of our day walks will be optional and suitable for fit beginners or those with previous snowshoeing experience. With all snowshoeing equipment supplied and all meals included, this is a great value Italian winter adventure.

Is this holiday for you?

This week of centre-based, guided snowshoeing is designed to appeal to regular hill walkers wishing to learn snowshoe techniques for the first time, as well as those with previous snowshoeing experience. All of the day walks are optional. You can expect to be out in the hills for around 5-6hr each day. During the holiday we will cover a variety of ground from relatively easy snow covered trails to steeper mountain slopes. It should be noted that in some snow conditions snowshoeing can be quite energetic and you should have a good level of cardiovascular fitness before coming on this trip. Please note the itinerary should be taken only as a guide. Your experienced guide will decide your itinerary each day based on the weather and snow conditions. Any changes made will be order to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the group.

Highlights

    • Explore the forests, valleys and glaciers around the spa town of Bormio
    • Guided day walks from a comfortable, family run, base
    • Spot Alpine wildlife; bearded vulture, ibex, chamois and deer
    • Delicious Italian cuisine with all meals included

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 162067
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Local (Public)
Guide Language: english

Starts: Plazzola, Italy
Finishes: Bormio, Italy
Duration: 7 days
Physical rating: Light

Includes

  • Experienced English-speaking local tour guide
  • Single timed escorted transfers from/to Milan Train Station to Bormio on day 1 and day 7
  • All public transport as described
  • All accommodation as described (6 nights Hotel)
  • All meals
  • All snowshoeing and technical equipment required (Snowshoes / poles / avalanche transceivers / probes / shovels etc)

Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers (other than the single escorted transfer)
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses - drinks
  • hill snacks and souvenirs etc

Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,455 ($208/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

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Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Italy S. Antonio Valfurva, Milan, Refugio Del Forni, Val Viola, Bormio, Valle Zebrù, Stelvio National Park, Gavia Valley
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Fiona  

Heading into the hills with the only sound that of the group crunching through the snow was a wonderful way to experience this really beautiful area. The combination of walks through the forests and then out onto higher ground worked really well and the routes were very well judged, moderately hard work without being too tough for beginners. I had a brilliant week and would highly recommend the trip. Hints; If you fly by Easyjet, get the bus from Milan airport terminal 2 - it takes ages to get to the train station at terminal 1. Be prepared for a long day getting to and from Sant' Antonio. It's an interesting train/bus trip but long. The hotel is good but basic, eg bring your own hairdryer.

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Eugene  

The Stelvio Alps area is utterly lovely, with lots of well marked trails to explore each day. When we arrived in early February it was unseasonably warm and wet, but luck was with is and it snowed overnight and again after that. Thus, we had plenty of snow to march across! For me, the highlight of the trip was the hike to view the Forni glacier ... Hints: 1. Take the bus from the airport to Milan. Less stress than the train. 2. The snowshoes are easy enough to get used to, but people did suffer from blisters. Bring Compeeds, or alternative blister plasters. For toes and heels. 3. Layers are very important. It can be hot work going uphill, so you need to ditch them. But you'll need them later! One morning it was minus 12 when we set off ... 4. Bring something waterproof to sit on for the gobbling of your packed lunch.

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