The Great Western Dolomites road private tour
Excursions & day trips

The Great Western Dolomites road private tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 6 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Admire beautiful Lake Carezza under the imposing peaks of Latemar mountain
  • Journey through the Fassa Valley and see its important town of Canazei
  • Travel a road of 27 dramatic hairpin bends en route to the Pordoi Pass
  • Take the cable car up to Sass Pordoi for breathtaking views of the Dolomite Mountains
  • Visit the famous Gardena Valley and stop in Ortisei
  • Benefit from a private tour for your party only
What to expect

The roads of the Dolomites with many passes with height above 2,000 meters, offer great views of these beautiful mountains. For many people these mountains are the most beautiful in the world, surely the Dolomites are the most magnificent in Europe: in any case are absolutely unique!
The Great Dolomites Road, built in 1909, runs through the Dolomites from Bolzano to Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Itinerary:

Departure from Bolzano, the Gateway to the Dolomites, capital of the province South Tyrol;

You will cross the Ega Valley that begins at Bolzano and runs eastward between the Rosengarten and the Latemar mountains. This road was built in 1895 when the territory was part of the Austro Hungarian Empire. Part of the route is located in a canyon carved by the river Ega.

You will stop at Carezza Lake, the most beautiful lake of the Dolomites: 30 minutes of staying with a walk around the lake if you want. Then we will arrive to Costalunga Pass. Near the Pass you will see the historical “Grand Hotel Carezza”, built in 1893, the first luxury hotel in the Dolomites which hosted very important guests like the Empress Sissi, Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie;

From the Costalunga Pass we will reach the Fassa Valley in Trentino: we will pass through the towns of Vigo di Fassa and Canazei to arrive under the imposing peaks of the Sella Group.

From here begins a long series of 27 hairpins bends (switchbacks) that will lead us to the famous Pordoi Pass at an altitude of 2.239 meters above sea level. One hour of staying if you decide to arrive with the cable car to Sass Pordoi (altitude of 2950 meters: the cable car is open from late May until mid-October and from Christmas to Easter);

From the Pordoi Pass you return back a few kilometers to reach the Sella Pass: here the landscape is really impressive with the Sella vertical walls that stand right in front of us .... From the Sella Pass you can admire the Marmolada glacier (3,343 m) and the majestic Sassolungo (3,181 m), the most famous mountain in Gardena Valley: 10 minutes stop for photos;

Coming down from the Sella Pass you will enter in the Gardena Valley, the best known tourist valley of the Dolomites and you will stay in its largest town, the beautiful Ortisei: one hour of staying for lunch break and to visit the town. From Ortisei, in less than an hour, you'll be back in Bolzano.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Tour Leader/Driver with license and English/German/Italian speaking
    • All costs for service car, toll roads and parking
    • 22% of taxes (VAT: Value Added Tax)
    • Bottle of water
    • Free pick up in front of your hotel up to 50 km away from Bolzano
    What's not included
    • Lunch break
    • Ticket price for the cable car to Sass Pordoi (optional). The cable car is open from mid May to mid October and from Christmas to Easter
    Reduced price

    Child (0-13 years old): reduced

    Where

    Via Perathoner,1 – 39100 Bolzano, Italy

    Meeting point:

    8:30am in front of Cafè Mozart. Alternatively you can request the pick-up at your hotel up to 50 km from Bolzano. If you wish to request the pick-up, you will be asked to provide a pick-up address at the time of booking.

    What to remember
    • This is a private tour, separate bookings are not combined
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    When
    • Every day
    • Departure at 8:30am
    • Return at approximately 3:00pm in Bolzano
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    Provider
    AS SERVIZI di Scacchetti A.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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