Wide open valleys, enchanting peaks and an old forest with tall red fir trees in Italy’s northeasternmost region, where Italy, Slovenia and Austria meet. The Tarvisiano area is one of the most important ski and mountain resorts of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. With a crossroad of languages and vast scenery to explore, the local town offers a variety of opportunities for an outdoor activity break. The Tarvisiano area offers those who love to be active a wide range of options: from trekking to rafting, canyoning (river descents in canoes or rafts) and mountain biking.
Travel to Valbruna / Tarvisio and meet up in a hotel at 5pm.
The guides will take you through the plans for the week and ensure you have all the necessary kit. Stay overnight in Valbruna/Tarvisio.
The first day will consist of an easy hike to the Cima del Cacciatore, a panoramic location where you can enjoy wonderful views of the Western Julian Alps and wide sections of the Carnica Chain. We will begin the hike from Monte Lussari, reachable by cable car. We will then return to spend the night in the same place as the previous evening. Night in a hotel.
Duration: 4 / 5 hours
We will depart in the morning following the cycle path that will take us to Ovaro, with a few detours on roads without traffic we will reach Rigolato to go up to Givigliana, Collina and the Marinelli Refuge in the Carnic Alps. Night in the Refuge.
Duration: 6/7 hours
We will start the day with a beautiful downhill ride to the town of Fusine to then climb to the relief that is located at the intersection of the borders of Italy, Austria and Slovenia, the route develops along its southern slopes. From its summit, it is possible to gaze north to view the Gail valley in Austria and southwards towards the Italian and Slovenian Julian Alps. We will return to Valbruna / Tarvisio. Night in a hotel.
Duration: 5 / 6 hours
The Canyoning day will be pure fun in breath-taking nature. After breakfast we will take a transfer either by taxi or van to Carnia at the Favarinis stream. We will return to Valbruna / Tarvisio. Night in a hotel.
Duration: 4 / 5 hours
After breakfast, we will take a transfer either by taxi or van to Bovec (SLO) at the Soča Rider office.
The rafting trip begins in the upper stretch of the river which is one of the most beautiful parts of the Isonzo, with suspension bridges, huge boulders covered in moss and a picturesque gorge right at our starting point. This route is excellent for those who are going to experience river rafting for the first time because it offers an excellent combination of relaxing descents and beautiful II-III class rapids. We will return by taxi/van to Valbruna / Tarvisio. Night in a hotel.
Duration 6 / 7 hours
In the morning we take a taxi up to Sella Nevea, a known tourist attraction, for a trek along the Montasio huts. There will be an opportunity to taste the famous local cheese produced at high altitude. We will return by taxi/van to Valbruna / Tarvisio. Night in a hotel.
Duration: 5 hours
Departure after breakfast.
The price includes:
7 nights accommodation in a mix of hotel and mountain huts on HB basis
Mountain Guide's fees and expenses
Canyoning & Rafting equipment
The price does not include:
MTB bike hire
Lunches & drinks
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This is an extensive list of the recommended clothing and equipment you will need if you are coming to one of our Multi-Activity trips.
During the tour, you will be staying in a mix of catered high mountain huts and hotels and will need to carry just a few items you require for a day or two. The huts are comfortable but basic with limited facilities.
Any clothing or other items not required on the day can be left in a hotel. You will stay in the same hotel for the duration of the trip and one night in a mountain refuge.
We recommend keeping the weight of your pack as light as possible. If you are new to the alpine multi-activity adventure, try taking your pack out on a trail before the tour to see how it feels. You quickly realise the benefit of ‘travelling light’.
If you are uncertain or need further information, don't hesitate to contact us.
MTB bike can be hired locally in one of the rental shops. We do not include a bicycle hire in the holiday price, simply because of various sizes, technology and preferences each one of you have. There is a range of regular MTB bikes or e-Bikes that can be hired.
We recommend e-Bikes - rental cost is slightly higher than regular MTB bicycle however, it will pay off on ascent! You can switch an electric motor off if you want to challenge yourself.
For MTB day tour you will need a relatively small rucksack. You might get away with a smaller pack if you are an experienced cyclist and know what to pack. Most people will find a 20-30 litre pack is a good size for touring.
Long cycling jersey (also useful in the evenings)
Short cycling suit (jersey and shorts)
Good wicking and comfy base layer
Light trousers for the evening
Long waterproof trousers
Socks for the evening
Cycling shoes - quick release system compatible
Flip flops for the evening
Equipment for the activity is provided by a guide (wetsuit, harness, helmet, boots, lanyard)
Additionally, you will need:
Small towel (quick drying is recommended)
Small toiletries bag
Small first aid kit
Renowned as one of the worlds most stunningly beautiful mountain ranges, the Dolomites offers dramatic ski touring to match. This tour includes many of the best descents in the area - long runs down remote valleys, dominated by the towering limestone cliffs that characterise the region.
This area is historically important as it was the front line between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces during the First World War. Evidence of this conflict can be seen on our journey in the form of tunnels, trenches and fortifications.
It is a condition of booking that you are insured for your chosen activity and the cover must include medical expenses, personal accident, personal liability, third party risks and rescue (including helicopter rescue). You are strongly advised also to take out cover against cancellation and curtailment.
For more details and to purchase a policy online visit http://www.skiclubinsurance.co.uk/
If you need assistance arranging your personal insurance please let us know.
The most convenient airport is Marco Polo in Venice from where the transfer time to Valbruna / Tarvisio is just around 2 hours by car.
We include in the price of the trip 2 shared, group return airport transfer. This is at set times so we ask you to arrange your flights accordingly.
On the arrival day, the transfer will depart Marco Polo airport at 3.30pm, you should book a flight that arrives no later than around 2pm so you have time to collect your luggage and make your way to the meeting point. On the departure day the transfer will pick everyone up from a hotel at approximately 10am, this means you will be dropped off at Marco Polo airport at approximately 12pm; this should be suitable for flight departures from 1.30pm onwards. So we ask you to book a flight back that leaves no earlier than 1.30pm.
I have little or no alpine experience but I enjoy hill walking and trekking. I am competent trekking on rough, rocky footpaths. I would like to use crampons, understand basic rope work and glacial travel. Any snow patches encountered are crossed without too much fuss. Carrying a 30 litre rucksack with my daily equipment is no problem.
I am an experienced trekker, used to walking between 6-8 hours per day, carrying a reasonably heavy rucksack (8-10 kg) with all I need in it for the trip. I am confident in my foot placement on all terrain, particularly on rocky exposed paths. I enjoy the challenge of more technical treks and don't mind some sections of scrambling on steeper ground.
On our Wild Blue Trek in Sardinia, we require participants to be at at least this level with a good head for heights, sure-footedness and happy to "climb" and abseil in exposed situations.
I have excellent cardiovascular fitness and plenty of endurance to cope with several demanding days in a row. I can climb 5-6 hours most days, and on summit days up to 10-12 hours. I have enough upper body strength to pull myself up short sections of fixed rope or ladders. Endurance fitness is gained through longer training periods of walking, running, cycling and swimming. These climbs can be strenuous with the need for upper body strength gained through, gym sessions, scrambling or in/outdoor rock climbing.
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Nick, Olly and Matt are all fully-qualified UIAGM Mountain Guides and members of the British Mountain Guides Association.
The International Ski Instructors Association is the world body for professional ski instructors.
The ISIA was formed in 1971 and there are currently 39 member nations representing the very best in ski instruction around the world.