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The AreaHiking in Val Di Fassa, Italy

Val di Fassa is located in northern Italy and is amongst the mighty spires of the Dolomites. The valley is in Ladinia, a cultural area where the local Ladin language is still the most commonly spoken language and the Ladinia flag can often be seen. Italian is also spoken here, as is German due to the valley’s close proximity to the Italian province of Südtirol, where German is the native language. The Val di Fassa valley is the setting for a number of villages each with their own charm stretching from Moena to the south up to Canazei to the north. There are a vast number of chair lifts and cable cars to elevate you quickly to the main walking areas.

The Centre

Our base is Vigo di Fassa, a small village of just 1000 people where 85% of people have Ladin as their first language, but English is still widely spoken. There is a delightful village centre with a selection of small cafes to take some refreshment after a good days waking. The village offers the walker everything needed and expected of a perfect walking centre. There are excellent transport links from ‘Vigo’ to all the other villages in the valley.

The Walking

Val di Fassa offers access to a wide selection of walking with many side valleys to explore as well as high passes and Dolomite peaks. Away from the higher levels there are walks such as one which explores a labyrinth of rock caused by an ancient landslide, which is featured at the end of “The Big Four” written by Agatha Christie giving the walk the name of Agatha Christie Way. There are also beautifully coloured lakes enhanced by the mirror reflections of the mountains against a backdrop of pine forests adding texture to the mountainsides. Above the forests are meadowlands where cowbells are often not too far away, and these extend to the base of the stony spires of the Dolomites which you can walk at the foot of, high above the valleys below. The walking at this level is above 2000m with some trails rising over 2300m offering exceptional views not only of the valleys but also of the 3000m high peaks around you. Cable cars ascend from many of the villages to access the higher levels of the Dolomites and these often have bars and restaurants where you can enjoy spectacular views over an alpine lunch. For example from Vigo di Fassa you can take the cable car to Ciampedie where there are several delightful restaurants to choose from. There are also quiet and picturesque riverside walks if you choose to go by foot between the cable cars or villages.

Getting Around

Val di Fassa has a good transport network using many different means of travel. Regular buses run up and down the valley as well as out towards various other walking areas. It is also possible to take a special vehicle to some of the walking where it is not possible for buses to access. Additionally, many chairlifts and cable cars offer direct access to the higher walking levels above the tree line where you will quickly enjoy the breath-taking views which the Dolomites offer.

Walk Grading

Moderate to Challenging. Due to the nature of the Dolomites it is hard to find a truly easy walk, but we include a varied selection. 

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Hotel Al Piccolo - 3 Star

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This family run 3* superior hotel with 30 rooms is a short walk from all of the facilities in the village and has the benefit of a bus stop directly opposite. All of the bedrooms have private bathrooms. Meals are taken in the restaurant where breakfast is a buffet and dinner is a choice of 3 options for each course. Twice a week they have special fixed menus, one of which is of traditional food of the area. Wi-fi is available.

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Due to the altitude of the higher passes and the operating dates of the chairlifts and cable cars this centre is only available from mid June to late September, with a chance of snow affecting the walking into early July and the latter half of September.

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Verona is the best airport to access Val di Fassa, with direct flights available from London Gatwick, Manchester and Southampton. From Verona airport it is necessary to take a bus to Verona rail station (6€ payable locally) and then a train to Bolzano (included). From Bolzano a bus (6€ payable locally) is taken to Vigo di Fassa and your hotel.

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Val di Fassa


·         7 Nights accommodation in a standard room with half board*  

·         Rail tickets between Verona City and Bolzano

·         Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

*Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast


·         Replace rail tickets with 7 days Group A Car Hire available at a supplement of £55 per person

·         ‘With flights’ includes typical flight prices* between London and Verona airport. Flights are also available from many local airports (exact price for your dates available on request).

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Not Included:

·         Bus tickets between Verona airport and Verona City

·         Bus tickets between Bolzano and Vigo di Fassa

·         Lunch and drinks with meals

Please note these prices will differ from our current brochure price list and are the current correct prices.

All prices valid for 2018 & 2019 

*Prices below are being held at the existing rates until 31/08/18 for all bookings.                                                                

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on a shared twin/double panorama room. 

Hotel Al Piccolo *** Superior 


7 nights half board*

With Flights

7 nights half board*

Own International Flights

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night**

21 Jun – 29 Jun

01 Sep – 05 Oct





30 Jun – 13 Jul





14 Jul – 03 Aug

25 Aug – 31 Aug





04 Aug – 24 Aug





* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast
** If at least two travelling. Please call to discuss availability and transfer supplements for one person travelling alone.
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