Cross-Country skiing holidays
Cross country safari in the heart of the Dolomites | 2021
The Week’s Program
Day 1: Individual arrival in Toblach
Individual arrival. Car parking at the hotel or nearby available.
Day 2: Toblach – Sexten (around 15-45 km)
You will start your cross country skiing tour through the open Pustertal Valley to Innichen/San Candido you will get to Sexten/Sesto. The fittest of you can go first from Innichen/San Candido to Sillian in Austria and then to Sexten/Sesto. On both versions you will be surrounded by the majestic mountain peaks of the famous Dolomites going into Fischlein Valley and the Talschluß hut. After getting on the highest point and a hot Cappuccino or something more refreshing you will leave the wood land behing you going back to Sexten/Sesto.
Day 3: Sexten – Sexten (around 8-20 km)
You will go cross country skiing on the sunny side with the best panorama today. A short transfer will take you above the edge of the woods and the Dolomites of Sexten/Sesto are close. Nemes hut - Coltrondo hut – Kreuzbergpass/Passo Monte Croce are inviting to drink or eat something along the route.
Day 4: Sexten – Pragsertal-Plätzwiese (around 20 - 40 km)
From Sexten/Sesto you slide through spruce woods to San Candido/Innichen, the cultural centre of the Hochpustertal. Under the alpine skiing centre of the village, called Haunold/Baranci, the tracks will lead you to the West, following the open „Pustertal” valley. In Toblach/Dobbiaco you can visit the Alpine zoo or one of Gustav Mahler’s composing studios. Afterwards wide snowfields will take you to Niederdorf/Villabassa. Going further you will leave the Pustertal and get to the Valley of Prags/Braies. From there you will reach the high plateau Plätzwiese/Prato Piazza, up on to 2,000 metres above the sea level!
© SüdtirolTrail plan of the region
© SüdtirolThree Peaks Nature Park
© Sandoz Concept
Day 5: Plätzwiese (one loop is around 7/8 km)
Today you can explore the wild nature of Plätzwiese/Prato Piazza and admire the imposing Hohe Gaisl/Croda Rossa. For who would like to have a change: take some snow shoes and walk up to Strudelkopf/Monte Specie from where you will have a spectacular view of the Three Peaks.
Day 6: Gsieseral – Niederdorf/Toblach (around 10-40 km)
The shuttle bus takes you down from Plätzwiese to Felsberg, Gsies. You walk on the wide sunny valley through dreamy winter landscapes and past picturesque farmhouses. Inns along the way invite you to stop for a bite to eat. Depending on your mood, you can ski back to Felsberg and from there across the fields to Niederdorf or Toblach. Otherwise there is the possibility of shortening the stage by public transportations.
Day 7: Toblach – Cortina (around 10-50 km)
From the cross country skiing centre in Toblach/Dobbiaco you ski along the old Dolomites train route into the Valley of Landro/Höhlensteintal. You can decide whether to have our famous apple strudel at the lake of Toblach/Dobbiaco or to continue until you get to the point where you see the famous “Three Peaks” and further on to the arena of Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Day 8: Individual departure from Toblach-Niederdorf
Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.