The #alpine dairies trail: #trekking in search of genuine #flavours and pristine wild life around #Sauris

Dedicated to all mountain lovers who want to get away from city life and want to enjoy three days of walks in a spectacular scenery, with tasty food, wild nature all around and relax in the hotel’s wellness centre.
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Itinerary

 

Day one

Arrive late afternoon in Sauris
Entrance to the hotel’s wellness centre
Dinner in local restaurant
Overnight at Riglarhaus Hotel or Albergo Diffuso in Sauris

 

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Day two

Breakfast
Excursion with nature guide (scheduled excursion)
Lunch at one of the dairy farms (in low season, when the farms are still closed, we will provide a packed lunch)
Entrance to the hotel’s wellness centre
Dinner at leisure
Overnight at Riglarhaus Hotel or Albergo Diffuso in Sauris

 

Prati fioriti

 

 

Day three

Breakfast
Morning at leisure to enjoy another excursion, a visit to the artisan workshops and / or a tour of the ham factory with a delicious ham and beer tasting, before returning home
Departure

 

Sauris prosciutto

 

 

Clothing/Equipment: Wear high mountain hiking clothing: weather and temperatures can change with little notice.
Validity: May 23 to October 12, 2014 (excluding July 1 to August 31, 2014)

Package for minimum of 4 people

 

Price:

From                    To               Type of accommodation and meal plan    Nights Cost

01/09/2014        12/10/2014      Hotel 3*; BB+1xdinner+1xlunch                    2            165

01/09/2014        12/10/2014      Albergo Diffuso; BB+1xdinner+1xlunch        2            170

01/06/2014        30/06/2014      Hotel 3*; BB+1xdinner+1xlunch                    2            180

01/06/2014        30/06/2014      Albergo Diffuso; BB+1xdinner+1xlunch        2            185

 

The price per person includes:

Day one
Arrival and check-in
Relax in the hotel’s wellness centre
Dinner in local restaurant
Overnight at Riglarhaus Hotel or Albergo Diffuso in Sauris

Day two
Breakfast
Guided excursion in company of a nature guide
Lunch at one of the dairy farms (in low season, when the farms are still closed, we will provide a packed lunch)
Relax in the hotel’s wellness centre
Dinner at leisure
Overnight at Riglarhaus Hotel or Albergo Diffuso in Sauris

Day three
Breakfast

The price per person does not include:
Personal insurance (prices on request), Drinks at meals if not mentioned, Everything not mentioned

 

Info and Booking:

AC TRAVEL MANAGEMENT (ACTM)

info@actmltd.com  www.actmltd.com

 

#WWI – A #trekking #weekend of #remembrance, to honour the life of those who fought on the Friulian #Alps, hills and planes

If you choose to join us on a “trekking weekend of remembrance”, we will guide you through some of the most important battlefields in Friuli, the north eastern corner on the border with Austria and Slovenia, where the battles where made harder by the impervious terrain on which they were fought. 

You will walk on the ridge of the mountains to discover trenches, communication trenches, observation towers, tunnels, bunkers, artillery locations, machine guns and rifles; on the summit you will appreciate the incredible closeness between the two opposing lines of defence, situated only a few hundred meters from each other, in some cases only tens of meters.

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Learn about the history of women who become heroines of history: the Carnic Bearers (Portatrici Carniche), who continually risked their lives, in order to guarantee the communications between trenches and front lines, sneaking in with food and ammunition for the fighters.

We have designed an itinerary which starts from the plains and gentle hills around Ragogna and ends the next day with a full day trekking experience on one of three open air battlefields in the mountainous “Carnia Zone“ on the border with Austria.


Forte_Monte_FestaThis area is so rich in “War locations” that we could not fit them all in in a short weekend. We have mentioned just a few, leaving to you the choice among those we have suggested. If you however have any other locations dear to your heart because maybe one of your ancestors fought in Friuli, feel welcome to give us the details and we will work out an itinerary based on your suggestions, and if needs be, extend your stay by one or more nights.

An historical expert of World War I will be with us at all times.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrival in Ragogna in the afternoon and guided visit of the Museum of World War I in Ragogna, before joining a 3 hours guided excursion to be chosen between:

A. Austro-Hungarian Trench Complex along the River Tagliamento

On the banks of the Tagliamento River

On the banks of the Tagliamento River

 

B. Historical path of the Mount Ragogna with Italian trenches and permanent fortifications. This has been a battlefield after Caporetto

After the excursion you will travel to the chosen location to check-in

Dinner at leisureMonte_Zermula

Overnight

Day 2

Breakfast

Enjoy a 6 hours guided excursion included packed lunch. You can choose between three itineraries/locations:

A. Mount Pal Piccolo and/or Mount Freikofel through an exceptional high altitude Alpine battlefield between Austria and Italy. On request we can also stop at the Historical War Museum of Timau

Freikofel

Freikofel

B. Mount Zermula, an interesting example of high altitude fortification within a unique Alpine scenery

Monte Zermula

Monte Zermula

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Fortress on Mount Festa, one of the most striking locations of war. We will discover the fortress which was under siege in November 1917

Monte Festa

Monte Festa

 

Departure

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Individual price: € 85,00 per person

The individual price includes:

  • 1 Night in double or twin room in a B&B, Albergo Diffuso or Hotel, in a location which will vary according to the excursions you will select
  • 1 Breakfast
  • 1 Packed lunch on the second day
  • 2 Days in company of a certified Expert of World War I  who will take us on the main historical sites, both within the four walls of a museum, and high un in the hills and mountains among paths and trenches. We suggest to wear appropriate clothing
  • Entrance fee and guided visit to the Museum of World War I in Ragogna
  • Guided excursion to the trenches on the Tagliamento River or the fortifications on Mount Ragogna (3hours)
  • Guided excursion to the Open air Museum of Freikofel or to Mount Zermula or to the Fortress on Mount Festa (each of these itineraries will take approx. 6 hours)

The individual price doesn’t include:

Personal insurance, transfers and anything not clearly mentioned

Note:

  • We suggest suitable clothing for the excursions
  • Validity: every Saturday night starting from 23rd March through to 31st December 2014—Excluding high season, August and local festivities
  • The individual price is valid for the overnight in a double or twin room and a minimum of 6 paying guests taking part to the guided activities (Bookings of less than 6 people travelling together (e.g. a family of 3) will be added to other individual bookings to make up a small group of at least 6 people)
  • In the morning of the arrival day we recommend a visit to the Sacrario of Redipuglia (the biggest War Cemetery in Europe  – see picture here below) and to the nearby III Armata Museum

Redipuglia

Italian Dolomites : Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the summer, Cridola from Varmost slopes in winter

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“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude”.
Denis Waitley

Summer in Forni di Sopra

Video

Watch the Video of a Summer in Forni di Sopra (click here). You might just get inspired and decide to come and spend a few days on the lesser known wild and beautiful Friulian Dolomites

Take a dip into wildlife, come to Forni di Sopra