300 million years ago, when massive colonies of corals began multiplying in a shallow, peaceful sea, building reefs of over one thousand meters in height. After they had surfaced, the coral reefs have been moulded by atmospheric agents into the sharp complex shapes which can be admired today. With this tour, we’ll discover wonderful spots, your Dolomites experience.
Arrival at the the airport and welcome meeting with our speaking english assistant. Private transfer to San Martino di Castrozza/ Fiera di Primiero. Stop in Levico Terme, renowned thermal destination with a beautiful park, inaugurated more than one century ago for people coming at the local Grand hotel. Free time and lunch at your leisure; you can relax by walking along the network of paths in the park., admiring centuries -old caucasian trees and the Liberty –style villa, named Villa Paradiso.
Hotel breakfast. Departure to Val Canali, one of the most beautiful alpine valleys, the southern gate to the Pale di San Martino dolomite group. The road that takes visitors to the mouth of the valley is highly evocative, winding its way beneath the ruins of the ancient Castel Petra. Main features of this extraordinary landscape are the meadows of Piereni, located on the western slope of the valley at more than 1,200 m above sea level. The leading economic activities in the area continue to be farming and sheep breeding. Visit to Villa Welsperg, one of the visitors centres of Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino park, where you will be given some details about the Val Canali and the Natural park, so that you will enjoy your experience with better knowledge. Walking tour 3.5 km long in the park; we will afterwards go to the holiday farm Dalaip dai Pape for a visit and lunch. Free time to relax. In the afternoon, departure to Mezzano village: after a walk in this typical medieval village, one of “the most beautiful villages of Italy”, we will visit the local BioNoc’ brewery. In the recent years, craft breweries became very popular all over the world; by visiting this brewery, you will yourselves understand how these people take care of the environmental safety, using sustainable energy and with their own hop plantations. Return to Fiera di primiero, dinner and overnight.
Hotel breakfast. Departure by bus to the cable car dept, which will take us up to Alpe Tognola at 2.200 mt. By walking up to 20 minutes, we will reach the balcony overlooking the Dolomites, a panoramic spot with breathtaking views over the Pale di San Martino and the Lagorai chain. Free time to enjoy the view and relax. Possible lunch at the mountain hut. Return to San Martino di Castrozza, free time. In the afternoon, visit to the local butcher, where the Bonelli family produces the typical local spoked meat and speck, with herbs of the nearby farm Erborì. Following visit to this farm, which grows mountain herbs, dried out for different products. Return to Fiera di primiero, dinner and overnight.
Today’s excursion will take you to a lunar landscape, in the heart of the Dolomites at 2.500 mt. You will be astonished by the Dolomite peaks, shaped for thousands of years by the snow, wind and water. Free time (mountain hut available). Return to San Martino and visit to Primiero dairy: dairy art and milk processing are therefore a vocation for the Primiero and Vanoi Valleys and the Primiero Dairy is nothing but a place where mastery and history blend in a single structure that combines the best of tradition and innovation. Return to fiera di Primiero, dinner and overnight
Hotel breakfast and check out. Departure by bus along the Rolle pass to reach the visitors centre of Paneveggio. 1 hours excursion along the Marciò path, easy accessible for everyone. This part of the park is also known as “the violins forest” . It is said that Stradivari himself used to wander about the Paneveggio forest in search for suitable trees to make his violins; still today the violins makers come from the whole Europe to choose the best trees for their instruments. Departure to Cavalese in Val di Fiemme, lunch at your leisure and free time. In the afternoon, departure to Trento, with a stop for a visit and wine tasting in a wine cellar. Arrival in Trento city centre, meeting with our guide for the following visit of Trento, where the Concilio di Trento took placefrom 1545 to 1563. Trento offers rather interesting monuments: St. Vigilius Cathedral on the main square, with the Late Baroque Fountain of Neptune, the Santa Maria Maggiore Church, the Buonconsiglio Castle and Torre Verde (Green Tower).