A GREAT CHALLENGE WITH BACKPACK AND EASY ACCOMMODATION IN THE MOUNTAINS - CABIN TO CABIN
A challenging trekking trip - cabin to cabin - with five nights in the mountains. Could this be your best summer experience?
A hiking trip for the experienced hiker who together with others wants to enjoy nature, the views and accept the physical challenge that it means to walk several days in a row. The Grand Orobie Trail is the main trail in the Orobie Alps and belongs to the Bergamo region.
We carry our luggage ourselves and sleep several nights at mountain stations, so-called Rifugios. Here the standard is simpler, the rooms have bunk beds and the toilet and showers use to be shared in the corridor. The group is led by a mountain guide and tour guide. We end our hike at the fantastic Spa QC Terme in San Pellegrino Terme, a paradise for tired bodies and heavy legs.
Day 1, ARRIVAL VALLE BREMBANA AND OUR HOTEL
Transfer from the nearest airports is included in the price, free arrival time during the day. We gather at our hotel and have a good dinner, talk about the days to come. Here you can repack your luggage and leave a bag for transport to the last night's hotel in San Pellegrino Terme.
Food incl: Welcome dinner incl. drinks
Day 2 - START OF THE HIKING, THE GRAND OROBIE TRAIL - 101
After breakfast we get a picnic with us and we have repacked our backpack that we carry ourselves during the 6 hiking days. Detailed packing list comes before your departure to Italy. This is a first day where a number of altitude meters are to be put behind us. We take it easy, short breaks and enjoy the views and the wonderful nature. In the afternoon we arrive at our first night shelter, our Rifugio. We sleep in dormitories, ladies and gentlemen. A wonderful dinner is served in the evening.
Food incl: Breakfast, picnic, aperitivo, evening dinner incl. drinks
Day 3 - DOLOMITI, PIANI DI BOBBIO AND GREEN HILLS
Our hike continues and we have a beautiful area of Dolomiti mountains to pass, we take help via Ferrata and reach, just in time for lunch, Piani di Bobbio. After a great lunch we continue on winding paths towards our night shelter, Rifugio Grassi. With its blue-colored shutters, it signals a warm welcome when we arrive in the afternoon. With a wonderful view of Val Inferno, we take a well-deserved break until we´ll be invited to the cozy dining room and enjoy a good dinner. Simple accommodation in a dormitory room with shower and toilet in the corridor.
Food incl: Breakfast, lunch, aperitivo and evening dinner incl. drinks
Day 4 - THE MORNING IS MAGIC - THE SUN WELCOME US ON THE TOP OF PIZZO TRE SIGNORI
The valley's most famous mountain, Pizzo Tre Signori, dominates the history books when it comes to demarcation and agreements in the 17th century when the war was ended between Milan, Venice and the cantons of Switzerland. Here they made peace, the mountain Three Misters and here they create boundaries that we still see traces of today. The resistance movement was strong in the mountains and the small villages in our valley gathered strength to hold back the enemy.
This day is our longest day of hiking in the middle of the mountain range on winding paths and steep both up and down. Our hostel, Rifugio for the night. located on Piani dell Avaro, grassy hills just below Mount Avaro.
Food incl: Breakfast, picnic / lunch, evening dinner incl. Drinks
Day 5 - PASSO SAN MARCO, STILL ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT PASSES.
Today we follow the hiking trail further on, towards Passo San Marco, which still is one of our most important points in the mountain range. During the summer, the pass is open and it is easier to get to the next valley Valtellina with Morbegno, Sondrio and further up towards Bormio. The pass connects people and traditions and is today a classic passage for motorcyclists. Historically, it has been the only way to transport goods and post on the anchient roads via Mercatorum and via Priula. Here are also the remaining trenches from the world war and our oldest Rifugio, mountain hut, which stood as a stable and shelter for the soldiers who were on guard.
We walk on and soon we leave the crouds and keep walking along the narrow paths again
A short distance, about one hour, we´ll reach our Rifugio for the night, one of the smallest ones, but with loads of ove and passion, you will always feel greatly welcome.
Food incl: Breakfast, picnic / lunch, evening dinner with drinks
Day 6 - VAL TARTANO AND MOUNT PEGHEROLO
We are now approaching the end of our journey through the Orobie Mountains and Val Brembana - the hiking trail will continue over to our neighboring valley Val Seriana, but that is a completely different story. We walk along Monte Pegherolo, which is popularly called Bergamos Toblerone, Mount Matterhorn or Cervino as it is called in Italian. The shape is the same, strictly angular and like a triangle, but not as high as the famous one.
Today we sleep on the border of Valtellina in the Tartano valley, just above our most famous ski resort Foppolo. The accommodation is as usual simple in a dormitory room with shower and toilet in the corridor.
Food incl: Breakfast, picnic / lunch, evening dinner with drinks
Day 7, DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINS AND BACK TO THE VALLEY AND TO SAN PELLEGRINO TERME
Today, after 5 days trekking up in the mountains it's time to go down to the valley again and the waiting transfer to San Pellegrino Terme. We check in at the hotel where you also will find your bags, transported from your first hotel. Now the fantastic Spa QC Terme awaits with pools of various kinds and saunas for all the senses, a perfect end for tired legs and bodies. In the evening, you will have light evening food at the Spa. You have the opportunity to order personal treatments before your arrive.
Food incl: Breakfast, picnic / lunch, aperitivo and light evening food at Spa QC Terme
Day 8, THE TRIP ENDS WITH TRANSFER TO AIRPORTS & TRAIN STATION
Today it's time for departure and to leave the valley and the village San Pellegrino Terme. Transfers to the nearest airports / train station are included in the trip and are coordinated for the best departure time.
Food incl: Breakfast
DATE : AUGUST 6, 2022
TREKKING 6 DAYS
GROUP: SMALL, MAX 8
LENGTH: 8 DAYS
LEVEL: 4 : 5, DIFFICULT
TREKKING WITH BACKPACK
WALK "HUT TO HUT"
HOTEL & RIFUGIO, MOUNTAIN HUTS
LUNCH & DINNERS with DRINKS
MOUNTAIN GUIDE & TRIP LEADER
PRICE: 1799.00 €
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Transfer from and to Milan / Bergamo airports, Bergamo train station.
Part in double or triple room at hotel ***, 2 nights incl. Breakfast
Part in dormitory room at Rifugio, 5 nights including breakfast and dinner.
1x arrival dinner with aperitivo, wine / beer, water & coffee
Picnic lunch hiking days
Local alpine guide & tour guide
Evening entrance to Spa QC Terme
MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
We seldom cancel trips because we love to do trekking in the mountains ourselves. If, in the unlikely event that we cancel a trip, the traveler will be offered to complete the trip at a surcharge, choose another trip or cancel the trip and get all the money back, including the registration fee. If the trip is canceled, this will be announced no later than 30 days before departure.
The program may change due to external circumstances such as the weather's suitability for the activity
We stay in B & Bs or hotels ***. In the mountains we sleep in Rifugio, a simpler accommodation, it includes sheets & towels. We live ladies and gentlemen in dormitories. The Rifugio and B&B are charming and are often run by families who live and work in the area. For the evening's dinner, dishes are prepared with products from the area.
Private accident insurance is mandatory, which includes mountain hiking activity. If you are a EU citizen, please bring your EU healthcare card, which you will receive before you go to Italy.
It does not include flights or other means of transport to the start of the trip. We recommend Bergamo / Orio al Serio Airport and Milan / Linate or Milan / Malpensa. Ryanair flies to Bergamo from most major European cities, Easy Jet from Stockholm and Copenhagen to Milan. Lufthansa also has flights to Bergamo.
We strictly adhere to laws and recommendations that prevail within the country and we recommend that you read and keep updated before departure from Sweden on current rules in Italy.
We recommend that you always book a flight with rebooking or cancellation protection.
Your experience with SarasItaly is fully cancellable up to 20 days before arrival.
If the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel recommendations are changed to include Italy as a country to which the dissuasion applies, the trip may be canceled with a full refund.
If the traveler or close relatives are exposed by Covid-19, the trip may be canceled free of charge if a DOCTOR'S CERTIFICATE confirms the permit.
SarasItaly, Swedish travel agency in Italy, active travel in the small format that provides great experiences. * Bergamo * San Pellegrino Terme * Lake Como * Milan * Franciacorta. Hiking, cycling and good local food.