Day 6 - view from the Rifugio Citta di Carpi (Alastair Chalmers)
Day 6 - view from the Rifugio Citta di Carpi (Alastair Chalmers) 
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£670.00 (2015)
7 nights,
7 B&B, 2 evening meals, luggage transfers (except refuge night). Price quoted for July/September holidays. Contact us for high season prices
Medium - Hard
4-6 hours per day
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How to get there:

ARRIVING BY AIR

 

The nearest airports are Innsbruck, Salzburg, Verona and Venice Treviso. International flights use Venice Marco Polo, Milan, or conceivably Vienna with overnight stay unless very early flight). Check with On Foot Holidays about transfers from Milan/Vienna (for Venice see below)

 

Flight information can change rapidly. Please check for yourself directly with the airlines' websites before initiating any booking with us and do not book your flights until we have confirmed that we have provisionally reserved accommodation for you.

 

Land by: Innsbruck 15:30; Salzburg 12:00; Verona 14:00; Venice Treviso or Venice Marco Polo 12:00 for public transport connections to San Candido (4-6 hrs) (Venice/Treviso part private transfer - see below).

Return flight earliest: Innsbruck 15:00; Salzburg 17:30; Verona 16:30; Venice Marco Polo or Treviso 17:30 for public transport connections from Cortina. 

 

Note: For flights falling outside these times, some itinerary adjustment may be desirable, and/or overnight stays near the airport. Call On Foot for advice.

 

Flights from UK and Eire airports (various days/times - not all flights run daily) to Innsbruck (I), Salzburg (S), Verona (V) ,Venice Treviso (VT) and Venice Marco Polo (VMP)

 

Bristol Ryanair (VT);

Dublin Ryanair (VT);

East Midlands Ryanair (VT);

Edinburgh Jet2 (VMP);

Gatwick BA (S (not daily)), VMP and V); Easyjet (I (not daily), V, VMP);

Heathrow BA (VMP);

Leeds-Bradford Jet2 (S, VMP), Ryanair (VT);

London Southend  Easyjet VMP ;

Manchester Jet2 (VMP);

Newcastle Jet2 (VMP);

Southampton Flybe (V) (seasonal, not daily);

Stansted Ryanair (S, VT);

 

See "Getting to the start of the walk" below for transfer information.

 

ARRIVING BY TRAIN

 

Nearest railway station:

Start:  San Candido

Finish: Dobbiaco or Calalzo (pre-bookable taxi from Cortina available)

 

Typical rail journey from UK via Paris, Munich and Innsbruck

London: Eurostar to Paris (N); transfer to Paris (E) and take night train (Cassiopeia) to Munich, then Eurocity train via Innsbruck to Fortezza and local train to San Candido. ~ 18 hrs (including sleeper train).

 

Dobbiaco: local train to Fortezza, Eurocity train via Innsbruck to Munich, then either the night train to Paris, or change at Stuttgart to Paris and overnight there, before catching Eurostar back to London. ~ 13.5 hrs travel time (non-sleeper train); ~ 18 hrs (using sleeper train)

 

See www.seat61.com/Austria.htm for the stretch between London/Paris/Munich and Innsbruck and www.bahn.de for onward trains to and from San Candido.

 

Getting to the start of the walk:

The first hotel is in San Candido (Innichen) and the last in Cortina. Transfer times and methods are suggested below for the four nearest airports (in order - Innsbruck is the nearest but Verona has more flights). Due to the distance from the airports and the timing of flights it is unlikely that many clients will be able to reach San Candido on the same day as their flight arrival OR to fly home on the same day as leaving Cortina, at least if using public transport the whole way. Care should be taken to ensure that your transfer plans work and have a reasonable margin for inevitable delays.

 

For train arrivals see the bottom of this section.

 

INNSBRUCK AIRPORT:

Outward: Airport bus (10 mins) to Innsbruck then train to San Candido (3 hrs) + 15 mins walk to hotel.

Return: Bus (40 mins) OR Pre-booked taxi transfer (30 mins) from Cortina to Dobbiaco, then train to Innsbruck (3  hrs) + airport bus (10 mins).

 

VERONA AIRPORT:

Outward: Airport bus to Verona (30 mins) then train to San Candido (4 hrs) + 15 mins walk to hotel.

Return: Bus (40 mins) OR Pre-booked taxi transfer (30 mins) from Cortina to Dobbiaco, then train to Verona (4 hrs) + airport bus (30 mins).

 

SALZBURG AIRPORT:

Outward: Airport bus to Salzburg (20 mins) then train to San Candido (4½ hrs) + 15 mins walk to hotel.

Return: Bus (40 mins) OR Pre-booked taxi transfer (30 mins) from Cortina to Dobbiaco, then train to Salzburg (5 hrs) + airport bus (20 mins).

  

VENICE TREVISO AIRPORT:

Outward: Local bus (20 mins) to Treviso then either train to San Candido via Mestre and Verona (6 hrs), or train to Calalzo (3 hrs), then Pre-booked taxi transfer  to San Candido (1 hr) OR Pre-booked taxi transfer direct from airport to San Candido (3 hrs).

Return: Local bus to Calalzo (40 mins), then train to Treviso (3 hrs), then local bus to airport  (20mins) OR Pre-booked taxi transfer direct from Cortina to airport (2½ hrs)

 

VENICE MARCO POLO AIRPORT:

Outward: Local bus (17 mins) to Venice Mestre  then either train to San Candido via Verona (5 hrs), or train to Calalzo (3 hrs), then Pre-booked taxi transfer  to San Candido (1 hr) OR Pre-booked taxi transfer direct from airport to San Candido (3 hrs).

Return: Direct express bus from Cortina to airport (limited daily service, timetable out 20/6/14, c. €20) OR local bus to Calalzo (40 mins), then train to Venice Mestre (3 hrs), then local bus to airport  (17 mins) OR Pre-booked taxi transfer direct from Cortina to airport (2½ hrs).

 

Additional option: VIENNA. Contact us for advice.

 

Transfers from/to train stations:

Outward: 15 mins flat walk from San Candido station to first hotel.

Return: Bus (40 mins) OR Pre-booked taxi transfer (30 mins) from Cortina to Dobbiaco, similarly to Calalzo (bus 60 mins, taxi 45 mins). Note: Limited daily express bus service from Cortina to Venice Mestre station (timetable out 20/6/14, c. €20).

 

For pre-bookable taxi prices see "Prices".

 

Full transfer advice, including timetables, is provided in your Walkers' Pack. Contact us if you would like additional pre-booking information.