- Full-day trip to Renon Plateau in the Dolomites from Milan
- Take the Renon cable car from Bolzano to Soprabolzano
- Enjoy a scenic journey by electric train on the Ritten Railway up Renon Plateau
- Spend time at leisure in the pretty mountain village of Collalbo and look out for Renon’s earth pyramids
- Explore Bolzano with your guide and stop for photos in Piazza Walther and Piazza delle Erbe
What You Can Expect
After a walk through town to stretch your legs, take the Renon cable car from the center of town to Soprabolzano – a small hamlet half-way up Renon Plateau. Traveling to an altitude of 4,006 feet (1,221m), the cable car lends sublime panoramic views, and as Bolzano slips from your view, the rolling hills and mountains take center stage.
In Soprabolzano, walk across to the Ritten Railway (known locally as the Rittner Bahn) to hop aboard a 100-year-old electric train for a scenic ride to Collalbo -- a chocolate-box village perched high on Renon Plateau. On arrival, enjoy time at leisure for lunch (own expense) or to simply stroll around and explore. The countryside that surrounds the village is unspoiled mountain scenery at its very best, and there are countless walking trails just waiting to be explored. The area is noted for its intriguing earth pyramids (jagged rock formations that jut out of the ground) and your guide will happily point you in the right direction should you want to see these up close.
At the pre-arranged time, meet your guide for your bus transfer back to Bolzano. Often described as 'culturally confused,' Bolzano became Italian only recently (during World War I), and its bustling beer gardens and Rationalistic architecture attest to its German roots. Take a walking tour around its town center, soaking up its Tyrolean ambiance, while hearing about its history and culture from your guide. Stop for photos in Piazza Walther and colorful Piazza delle Erbe, and then hop back on board your coach for the journey back to Milan.
perfectly beautiful......fun lunch at an alpine hotel and we were even served by a waiter in leiderhosen!
We loved this trip, the Dolomites are so unusual and the restaurant let us experience regional specialties that were delicious. The guide was excellent, and although the bus ride was long, it was the perfect trip to start our vacation, we were able to nap on the way home.