- 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.
The scenery was amazing ! Led by a bright young capable leader, everyone had an excellent time. The excursions led by Zani Viaggi were all outstanding.
Highly recommended, beautiful scenery in all the places we visited. SopraBolzano is amazing and we managed to see the Christmas market in Bolzano too. Stunning views of the Renon Plateau. Unforgettable tour.
A long day but worth every cent. The scenery was brilliant. Lunch stop was the perfect location and the food excellent.
Fabulous trip the drive down the mountain i thought was better than the train trip up. Our driver was an absolute professional.
IT IS A GREAT PLACE AND I THINK WE WERE THE FIRST TOUR GROUP TO GO BECAUSE IT IS A NEW TOUR . IT WAS WORTH IT THE GREENARY AND SCENERAY WAS BEAUTIFUL. WE HAD LUNCH ON OUR EXPENSE IN A VILLAGE RESTAURANT THAT HAD VERY NICE FOOD.
Brilliant trip! Just take note that you have to pay for your own lunch. The tour guide was great and the view simply breath taking
Very long ride 3 hours each way for a rushed tour. Beautiful dolomites but better seen from Venice not Milan.
The tour leader and the driver were super but the trip was a little bit of a disappointment as we taken to see the earth pyramids and only viewed the Dolomite from afar. Other than that disappointment we saw nice and interesting places too.