• The Queen of the Dolomites

    The Marmolada Glacier – Southern Dolomites

    Enjoy magnificent, 360° views from the middle of the enchanting scenery of the Marmolada glacier, with views of the major Dolomite peaks, such as the Catinaccio, the Sella group, the Civetta, the Tofane, the Pelmo and many others! spend an unforgettable day on the Queen of the Dolomites!
    Departure from Your hotel. Through valleys and passes of the Dolomites we get to Malga Ciapela where is the cable car that will take us to 3265 meters above sea level at Punta Rocca on the Marmolada glacier.
    Once back in the valley we will also visit the village of Sottoguda, at the foot of the Marmolada which is included in the list of the 100 most beautiful villages in italy.
    Another stop at lake Fedaia, always at the foot of the Marmoda before finishing the excursion.

  • THE TERRITORY

    Punta Penia (3342 m) makes the Marmolada the highest mountain range in the Dolomites, truly unique mountains situated between Veneto and Trentino and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2009. An important site in the First World War between 1915 and 1917, the Marmolada is now home to the highest museum in Europe, commemorating the many soldiers who fell there.

    At the foot of the mountain is Malga Ciapèla (1450 m), a small basin surrounded by tall peaks above Val Pettorina, in the municipality of Rocca Pietore. This is the starting point for the cableway up to the top of the Marmolada, Queen of the Dolomites.

    THE LIFT

    The lift that goes up to the Marmolada has three sections. The first mountain station, at 2350 m, is Banc d’Antemoja; the second, at 2950 m, is Serauta; and the third, at 3265 m, is Punta Rocca. Punta Penia, at 3343 m, is the highest peak in the Dolomites. The funicular lift has an altitude difference of 1815 m. The lift was built in 1965 and was completely overhauled in 2004.

    PLACES TO VISIT (AFTER THE MUSEUM)
    • The chapel cave with the statue of the Madonna consacreted by Pope John Paul II located at Punta Rocca;
    • The panoramic terrace of the Punta Rocca station;
    • The Sacred Monumental Area.
  • Availability: every day, from mid-June to mid-September.
    Time/place of departure: 8:00 am in front of Cafè Mozart, Via Perathoner,1 – 39100 Bolzano. Alternatively and on request at the hotel of the Clients up to a distance of 50 km from Bolzano;
    Excursion duration: about 6 hours
    Time/place of the return: 2:30 pm approximately;
    Number of participants: 2-6 travellers. 
    Price: € 170,00 per person (children under 14 years 50% discount). *One-passenger excursion: € 250,00
    Reservation deadline: bookable up to 24 hours before departure.
    Cancellation Policy: the cancellation of the reservation without penalty is possible up to 24 hours before the start time of the excursion.

  • Price includes:

    • Tour Leader/Driver with license and English/German/Italian speaking;
    • All costs for  service car, toll roads and parking;
    • 22% of taxes (VAT: Value Added Tax);
    • Bottle of water.
  • Price does NOT include:

    • € 30.00 per person ticket for the Marmolada cable car from MALGA CIAPÈLA 1.450 m to MARMOLADA (PUNTA ROCCA) 3.265 m. (round trip). The entrance to the museum is included in the ticket of the cable car. 
    • Lunch break;
    • Any other expenses not specified in "The price of the tour includes".