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Italy, Italian Dolomites, Lake Garda, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera
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TRIP LEADERS: Terri Morrow and Linda Ditchkus
BEST WAY TO CONTACT LEADERS: Terri Morrow at firstname.lastname@example.org. 620 441-9772. The trip is currently full, but please inquire about being added to the wait list.
TRIP DATES: September 14-26, 2014
NUMBER OF DAYS: 13
TRIP OVERVIEW: Explore three distinctly different areas of Italy as we hike in the Italian Dolomites, trek in the hills above Lake Garda and experience the trails connecting the Cinque Terre, five beautiful villages on the Italian Riviera.
Starting in Milan, Italy, we transfer to Balzano to tour the (Reinhold) Messner Museum. Followed by three days of hiking in the towering Dolomite mountains. Next, we next transfer to beautiful Riva del Garda on Lake Garda. In addition to two day hikes, there will be opportunities for recreation including beautiful beaches, boat rides, formal gardens, and more. One evening we will enjoy an Italian cooking class. We will transfer by train to Cinque Terre and stay at a charming 4-star inn. We will hike the trails that connect these villages. On our return to Milan, we will visit Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper. Throughout the trip, we will enjoy the delights of Italian cuisine in charming restaurants and pubs.
TYPE OF ACTIVITY/LEVEL OF ACTIVITY: Hiking level will be B and C over 6-7 days.
SKILLS & TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
INCLUDED IN TRIP FEE: Trip cost of $3,950, Cost covers all ground transportation, guided hiking in the Dolomites, 12 nights accommodation, 11 breakfasts and 11 dinners, lunch on hiking days, other days lunch on own. Also cultural events Messner Museum, cooking class and the Last Supper.
NOT INCLUDED IN TRIP FEE: International airfare (estimated at $1,000-1,200).Expect to spend a few hundred dollars on trip insurance, souvenirs, bar tabs. Non-members pay an additional 3% administrative fee.
Group Size: The maximum number of participants is 12, plus leaders Terri Morrow and Linda Ditchkus, for a total of 14.