Cross-Country skiing holidays
Cross country safari in the heart of the Dolomites | 2020
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: Lake of Prags/Braies – Toblach -Niederdorf (around 12-40 km)
Through snow-covered meadows and fields you will arrive at the romantic lake “Pragser Wildsee” underneath the majestic Seekofel. Let the tracks take you back to Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco.
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.