Your driver and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in a comfortable Executive Van. With Dolomites on all sides, you will then ascend to the Falzarego Pass (2109 m). The pass consists of a broad, boulder-studded saddle just southwest of the Tofane group, one of the main Dolomite massifs; just in front of this is the rock formation of the Small Lagazuoi (2762 m). To the west you can see the glaciated Marmolata mountain, and to the south, Monte Averau (2649 m) rises up amid the Nuvolau group with the five rugged peaks of the Cinque Torri (Five Towers').
Thereafter there is a stop at the picturesque Ladin mountain village of Colle Santa Lucia, southwest of Cortina d'Ampezzo, in the province of Belluno. This charming little community of approx. 360 inhabitants is a wonderful place to take a stroll.
Driving on, you come to one of the day's highlights: the Passo Giau pass (2236 m), one of the most spectacular Dolomite passes. The landscape along the 27 km of pass road varies from gentle undulating hills to dramatic high alpine terrain. Passo Giau offers the perfect opportunity for you to see the jagged rock formations so typical of the Dolomites at first hand, and so close you could almost reach out and touch them as you pause to admire the spectacular views of the most magnificent Dolomite peaks: the Nuvolau, Averau, Marmolada, Tofane and Cristallo mountains, to name but a few.
The tour continues on to Cortina d'Ampezzo, site of the 1956 Winter Olympics. Here you can sample the town's Italian flair as you simply wander through the streets, or do a little shopping.
The tour is flexible and can be adapted to meet the requirements or wishes of your group, should you wish to visit particular sights along the planned route that are not included in this itinerary.