Giovanni Orlando UIAGM/IFMGA/IVBV Mountain Guide

Snowshoeing at Andraz Castle and Monte Sief

A beautiful snowshoe hike through wide clearings and enchanting forests. We will walk on snowshoes through the soft snow and admire the beauty of the snow-covered Andraz Castle. For the more experienced, there will be the possibility of climbing to the Sief Pass, a veritable panoramic balcony over the Dolomites.
Price from: 60€
PERIOD
december - april
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DURATION
Full day
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from 1 to 10
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MINIMUN AGE
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december - april
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DURATION
Full day
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Low p
STAMINA
Beginner p
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MINIMUN AGE
from 14 year p

Snowshoeing at Andraz Castle means experiencing the magic of winter in the Dolomites. With our snowshoes we will walk through gentle pastures, dense fir forests and fairytale larch woods. Some small huts will give an even more suggestive touch to our snowshoe hike.

The snowshoe walk to Andraz Castle is an easy walk, suitable even for first-time snowshoers, but its beauty will enchant even the most experienced snowshoers. The terrain, which is never too steep, makes it possible to follow numerous routes of varying lengths, so that you can enjoy this wonderful snowshoe walk in complete tranquillity.
For the more experienced, it is possible to reach the Sief Panoramic Pass, a wide pass that connects the Monte Sief and the Col di Lana to the vertical walls of the Settsass, a veritable panoramic balcony on the Sella Group and the main massifs of the Dolomites. Sometimes it is be possible to reach the summit of Mount Sief, where our gaze can freely rotate 360° over the entire Dolomites.C
The descent, whether we reach the Sief Pass or Mount Sief, or stop in the clearings below, will largely follow a different route to the ascent and will allow us to complete an unforgettable circuit.
On the way back on snowshoes, we will walk among the beautiful houses of the hamlet of Castello, a small village adjacent to the castle of Andraz, where time seems to have stopped in the last century.
A wonderful and unmissable hike awaits you: what are you waiting for to put on your snowshoes?

Program

Meeting time and point: 9.30am at Malga Castello on the road connecting Andraz Castle with the Passo Falzarego road on the Caprile side (SR48 Dolomites).
End in the early afternoon.

Price and general infos:
Excursion price
  • 1 person – 300€/person
  • 2 persons – 150€/person
  • 3 persons – 107€/person
  • 4 persons – 85€/person
  • 5 persons – 72€/person
  • 6 persons – 60€/person
  • special discounts for groups of up to 10 people

Term of cancellation: flexible

What to bring
  • sportswear suitable for the winter mountain environment, including gloves and hat.
  • mountain boots (no moon boots)
  • backpack with thermos flask with hot drink and energy snacks
Fee includes:
  • UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide guiding
  • third-part liability insurance
  • snowshoes and a pair of extendable poles
  • backpack (for those without one)
The fee does not include:
  • anything not specified under “Fee includes”

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What you need to know:
  • The minimum age should not be seen as a rigid parameter, but rather as a rough indication that will obviously depend on the technical skills, experience and level of training of the participants. If you feel that you or a member of your group would be able to take part in the excursion if your age were lower, please contact me directly at info@giovanni-orlando.it or call +39 328 83 15 601. In this case it is compulsory to contact the guide before registering for the activity.
  • The maximum number of persons indicated must be intended for a single guide. In the case of larger groups, one or more mountain guides will be used, in accordance with the maximum ratio indicated on the activity sheet. In this case, please send an e-mail to info@giovanni-orlando.it or call +39 328 83 15 601.
  • It is imperative that participants follow the instructions of the mountain guide before and during the activities and respect any changes to the chosen programme in order to ensure their safety.
  • Fees for facilities, transfers and accommodation are subject to change at the discretion of the operator (external to my company) and are not included in the price of the activity unless otherwise stated.
  • The fares shown in the ‘The fare does not include’ section are indicative and may vary.
  • For all itineraries and activities, the guide reserves the right to make changes according to conditions (weather, accessibility, refuges) and the physical condition of the participants.
  • The times indicated for carrying out the activities are subject to variations due to weather conditions and the physical state of the area (snowfall, terrain conditions, etc.) and necessarily depend on the opening and closing dates of the ski lifts, which are set seasonally/annually by the ski lift operators and are therefore in no way attributable to the mountain guide.
  • Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a parental or guardian waiver to be given to the guide prior to the excursion.