Category Archives: Snowshoeing

Why now is the best time to travel to the Dolomites for US residents

No, the reason isn’t because of Trump ;-) … but the weak Euro makes it the best time to travel now.

In fact, if we compare the Euro to US Dollar exchange rate on a currency chart covering the last 5 years, the Euro is now at its lowest!

EUR vs. USD 5 years range

EUR vs. USD 5 years range

Not so long ago (just 3 years), the Euro to Dollar ratio was at its peak: you had to dish out roughly 1.35 Dollars for every Euro.

Just think about it. In 2014, our bestselling offer – the “Trekking Best of Alta Via #1 & #2″ guided package – cost 1,090.00 Euro, which was then 1,471.50 US Dollars.

The same package in 2017 costs 1,150.00 Euro – today that’s 1,207.50 Dollars. Math never lies! Right now you can save more than 250.00 bucks for the same offer!

What’s even better … all our proposals on holimites.com are 18% cheaper today than in 2014!
That means more money in your pocket to invest in some extra days visiting the Dolomites or
Italy.

That said:

  • if you love outdoor activities like trekking, trail running, cycling, mountain biking, and so on
  • if the Dolomites are on your travel bucket list
  • if you want an YOLOmites experience ;-)

it’s time to browse through the holimites.com website and pick the travel experience that fits you best – we’ll do the rest!

See you soon in the Dolomites!

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer

Snowshoeing in the Dolomites-Alta Badia #HSSthu

Dolomites Alta Badia SnowshoeingAlthough relatively unknown, hiking with tennis racket-like snowshoes is quickly gaining momentum among winter recreationists.

Winter snowshoeing trails follow summer hiking trails in Alta Badia. Snowshoeing is a great way to discover the spectacular backcountry winter scenery, surrounded by the wonders of nature and the white silence of yore.

Whether you’re new to snowshoeing or have already had some experience with the sport, Holimites organizes guided hikes each Thursday on the Armentara plains (snow-covered in Winter, of course!)

Meeting: every Thursday at 8:30 am at the Skitop shop in Badia so that we can rent our snowshoes together and start the hike at 9:00 am at the latest.

Cost: The excursion is free. You will have to pay for the 2 chairlifts that will take you to the top of La Crusc / Santa Croce, to then descend to the Armentara plains (7€), and the rental cost of the snowshoes, if you don’t already own a pair.

Booking: We’ll take along a maximum of 7 people, so sign up ASAP if you want a spot. To make a reservation, call our office at 0471 838022, Monday to Saturday 9am-12pm; 2pm-5:30pm (closed Wednesday afternoon) or stop by our office in person. Last call to sign up is Wednesday at 12pm.

Snowshoe rental: You can rent snowshoes at our partner shop “Skitop” in Badia the morning of the hike. Bring along your Holimites card and you’ll receive a 10% discount!

Duration: Our guide will accompany you for roughly 2 ½ hours.

What to bring: We recommend wearing lightweight and breathable clothing in layers and to bring along a light backpack with heavier clothing such as a fleece jacket, a wind/waterproof jacket, and a hat.

Physical readiness: Minimum physical fitness is required, but this activity does not require specific athletic conditioning. Our hikes are meant to be a relaxing, 2-hour walk on the snow.