ITALY - SUMMER DOLOMITES

Discover the Dolomites with Alex and Joaquin Marco, a week of mountain photography in a unique setting, an unforgettable experience of hiking and discovering extraordinary locations

7-14 JULY 2024

Who the tour is for:

Hikers

All hiking and walking enthusiasts, the tour includes an average of 3-4 hours a day of hiking through the fjords, you will face several hundred meters of altitude difference daily with all the supplies to eat, sleep and photograph. No physical training is required, but certainly good health and a predisposition to the long uphill walk.

Photographers

This trip is specifically for photographers, we are not tourists and every day we will try to take pictures to get the most out of our images. Of course we will sleep little, but we will bring home incredible memories of the extraordinary images.

Mountain Lovers

We will spend a lot of time in the mountains, explore all the most beautiful areas, and rely on the different huts near the locations.It is important that each participant is in love with the alpine environment and accustomed to walking in this extraordinary scenery

Dolomites Landscape Workshop - Phototour in Italy | Alex Wides

WHEN & WHERE

Venice Airport Viale Galileo Galilei, 30, 30173 Venezia VE
 

Next Tour: 7-14 JULY 2024

Schedule:

Day 1:

Meeting at the airport (depending on the participants’ flights, we will organise a general meeting), immigration formalities, transfer to the accommodation that will host us for this first night

Pick up at Venice Airport and transfer to San Martino di Castrozza, located near Pale di San Martino.Spend the night in Passo Rolle to explore the Pale di San Martino range at sunset.

Day 2:

Pale di San Martino and Transfer to Giau Pass

Capture the sunrise at Pale di San Martino, a stunning mountain range with rugged peaks.
Spend the morning exploring different viewpoints and photographing the unique rock formations in the Pale di San Martino area.
In the late morning, transfer to the Giau Pass area.
Enjoy the scenic drive through the Dolomites while heading towards Giau Pass.
Arrive at Giau Pass in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day photographing the breathtaking views from this mountain pass.
Spend the night near the Giau Pass.

Day 3:

Giau Pass and Three Peaks of Lavaredo

Start the day early to capture the sunrise at Giau Pass, a scenic mountain pass with panoramic views.
Afterward, transfer to the Three Peaks of Lavaredo, a famous landmark in the Dolomites.
Hike around the Three Peaks and capture their beauty from various angles.
Spend the night near the Three Peaks of Lavaredo for optimal photography opportunities.

Day 4:

Lagazuoi

Visit the Lagazuoi area, known for its dramatic landscapes and historical significance.
Take a cable car to the summit of Lagazuoi and capture breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Explore the World War I tunnels and trenches on Lagazuoi and photograph the unique historical elements.
Spend the night in the Lagazuoi area.

Day 5:

Alpe di Siusi

Transfer to Alpe di Siusi, the largest high-altitude Alpine meadow in Europe.
Spend the day capturing the stunning landscapes, wildflowers, and picturesque villages of Alpe di Siusi.
Take a hike or rent a bicycle to explore the area and find unique vantage points for photography.
Spend the night in the Alpe di Siusi area.

Day 6:

 Seceda

Travel to the Seceda area, known for its iconic mountain views and vibrant alpine scenery.
Take a cable car to Seceda and photograph the panoramic views of the Dolomites, including the Odle Group.
Explore the hiking trails in the area and capture the beauty of the meadows, forests, and rugged peaks.
Spend the night near Seceda.

Day 7:

Departure

Depart from the Dolomites and transfer back to Venice Airport.
Depending on your flight time, you may have the opportunity to capture the sunrise during the drive.
Arrive at the airport with ample time before your flight.

Some views of our tour:

Theory Sessions:

You will learn all the workflow of a professional photographer, from equipment to planning, shooting and editing single shots and panoramas like mine. We’ll have a critical session where we’ll analyze each photographer’s works and study how to improve them.

WHAT ABOUT EDITING OF PANORAMIC PHOTOS FOR BETTER LANDSCAPE PICTURES?

Once you’ve finished the event you’ll receive a video at home where Alex explains all the steps he takes in editing, you’ll learn all the most advanced techniques for better mood-rich and exciting landscape photography
Before After

Alex Wides

Your Guide

Since 2008 I’m traveling around the world, looking for inspiration, for new views. It’s very hard to create something unique in the infinite world of photography, there are many talents that emerge every day; that’s why I chose to customize my landscape vision with Extreme Panoramic Photography, I capture the world all around me, with fields of view like 180, 270 and 360 degrees. By the way, I constantly study new shooting and editing techniques. Today I bring photography enthusiasts with me on my photographic tours, in my workshops, and on my extreme adventures.
Dolomites Landscape Workshop - Phototour in Italy | Alex Wides

PRICING:

Total price with 7 nights in the Hotel (shared twin room with private bathroom and breakfast included) is 2550€

FAQs:

This experience is specifically for anyone who enjoys photographing the mountain landscape. If you are already a hiker and are looking for the best trails and views, then this is the perfect trip for you. It won’t be a strenuous experience in terms of walking but it will be a bit challenging, so pack your essentials and let’s go to explore the beauty

All hotels are included in the price, breakfast are also included we will taste a lot of Italian restaurants, not included 

We will spend a night or two at most at each location, the overnight stays will be close to the shooting spots, we will have breakfast before or after sunrise depending on the season, all nights are in a hotel in a shared double room with private bathroom

Any photographic journey is definitely not a holiday, it will be quite tiring; our hikes will not be very stressful actually, however, some physical fitness is required to face each walk with serenity…

Nothing special, each photographer will have to bring his or her own camera equipment which is recommended to be very light, clothing is classic for mountains, so several thermal Layers, from T-shirts to a down jacket for the night with shell and waterproof pants.

No particular level of experience is required, however a minimum of practice with the camera is required, Alex and other Guides remains available to photographers should there be any need

The transfers and nights in the hotel, beakfasts and the car/vans driven by our guides (gasoline included)

Flights, meals, extras, and anything not expressly mentioned in “What’s included in the fee?”.