Dolomites -Unesco World Heritage

Formed 200 million years ago from primordial seas, today these fascinating mountains rise more than 3,000m tall toward the sky. The Dolomites are named after French geologist Deodat de Dolomieu (1750 – 1801), who first identified the unique composition of the rock. On 26 June 2009 the Dolomites became a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site for their monumental and unique beauty. The majestic Dolomite mountains offer a breathtaking setting for your winter holiday.

The Dolomites offer diverse landscapes and shapes, a fact which the National Parks express in all their splendour. Magic around every corner, emotions everywhere.

As with many sporting firsts the adventurers were not numerous when they took to exploring the mountains on what were little more than flat wooden boards, but the pull of the mountains and the natural formation of the Dolomites snowy slopes was strong.
It took but a few years for the  foundation of the first Ski Club in 1903 at Cortina D’Ampezzo and the first ski race followed in 1905 in Alpe de Siusi. So was laid the base for the development of tourism in the Dolomite valleys. And then there was no holding back: the first tour round the Sellaronda massif lasting more than 2 days was completed by the young adventurer from Meran, Peter Böttl, in 1912. Soon to become of an international standing as winter sports destinations were the very elegant Cortina d’Ampezzo, Corvara and Selva Gardena, all achieving a certain acclaim by the thirties. Examples of sporting endeavour and keenness to accept a challenge are commonplace in these Dolomite valleys.

We can go back and cite the legendary Cesco Kostner of Corvara, who already back in 1933 won the “Gigantissimo” on Marmolada and went on to found the first ski school in Corvara in 1934. For we valley folk no mountain is too high and no task too difficult to be accomplished. In 1956 Cortina D’Ampezzo was the natural host to the Olympic Winter Games and, in part thanks to the media exposure, became the exclusive tourist destination that it remains to this day. And as for achievements just think of .the 10 hotels in Selva back in 1900 which catered for English and Austrian guests principally and which went on to develop into important international hotel destinations of choice. When speaking of uphill lift systems we have to think of the first chair-lift built by Erich Kostner, which ran on cables supported by wooden pylons, through to the large scale development in the fifties and sixties.

For your transfer to the Dolomites contact us :


Winter mountain holidays in the Dolomites !

montagna venice (1)

Arabba-Marmolada, Auronzo di Cadore-Misurina, Civetta, Comelico-Sappada, Conca Agordina. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Val Biois, San Vito-ValBoite :
The Dolomites, the most charming Pale Mountains for their enchanting shapes and colour: changing at down, rose at sunset, a unique feature  in the world.
The Belluno mountains offer their immense wealth: a pristine, incomparable, and  easily accessible nature.They are renowned throughout the world: from the Belluno Pre-alps to Cansiglio, towering over Alpago, and then Cristallo, Sorapis, the Tofane overlooking Cortina, Marmolada, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo above the lake of Misurina; the Marmarole, so dear to painter Tiziano, Pelmo, Antelao, and Civetta –  the watershed between Agordo and Zoldo valleys; white Peralba, on the bordeer between the Sappada valley- where the river Piave has its source-  and Austria.
Any attempt to sum up the resources of these places   would be restrictive, and it would be impossible to mention all the various aspects of the tourist offer.

Altopiano della Paganella , San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero e Vanoi , Val di Fassa, Val di Fiemme, Valle Rendena, Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Valli di Sole , Pejo e Rabbi , Passo Tonale :
Unique scenic beauty, surrounded by the Dolomites, the most impressive mountains of the worldWinter in Trentino means unforgettable moments and emotions. The ski resorts of Trentino are a mixture of technology and breathtaking panoramic views. Endless well-groomed slopes for all levels and easy and comfortable ski lifts guarantee ski fun the whole season. Furthermore, this region features a traditional hospitality in its hotels and restaurants.
Trentino has always been a meeting place between Northern and Southern Europe and hosts a rich artistic, historical, cultural and traditional heritage.

Alpe di Siusti- Sciliar, Alta Badia, Alta Pusteria,Plan de Corones, Rosengarten Latermar/Val d’Ega. Val Gardena, Valle Isarco :
South Tyrol with 300 sunny days per year and fertile soils provides the ideal prerequisites to indulge the most discriminating bons vivants. South Tyrol’s quality food and drink products including speck, apples, crunchy “schüttelbrot” and grappa are especially sought-after. And of course wine: 25 different grape varieties thriving in just 5,000 hectares of vineyards yield wines which have long caused furore among connoisseurs. South Tyrol awaits you with 7,400 square kilometres to explore and marvel at. The amazement begins on arrival: Italians coming from the south are astonished to find authentic Alpine culture in their own country, while German-speaking holidaymakers delight in discovering Italian verve in their own language area. And once here all can indulge in the magic : 

 We take care of transport : with  our MERCEDES VAN with comfortable seats and plenty of space for all your luggage and your equipment we bring you anywhere from the airports of Venice and Treviso .from Mestre station or other location .