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Dolomite Mountains Photo Tour

Dolomite Mountains Photo Tour


September 2 – 8, 2019
Physical effort required: medium

Price 820EUROS/person (includes participation to the photo tour, bed and breakfast with another person in the room).
If you wish to stay in a single room there is another 160Euro fee.
To book a place send an email to tomabonciu@gmail.com with the title “Dolomites Photo Tour 2019

In September I invite you in a special photographic tour in the heart of the Italian Alps, the Dolomite Mountains. The concept of the photo tour is to enjoy some of the best photo spots and touristic objectives from the area but to also benefit from the comfort of a 3star hotel in Cortina D’Ampezzo.

The price include accommodation in twin rooms with their own bathroom, breakfast and participation at the photo tour together with photo guidance from photographer Toma Bonciu on matters like composition, subject picking, settings and editing tips. There is also the possibility to stay one person per room but you have an additional fee of 160euros.

Cortina D’Ampezzo is considered to be one of the most beautiful resorts in the Dolomite Mountains, also known as the Pearl of Dolomite with a beautiful architectural decor, with mountain villas and twisted roads and also stunning views to Monte Cristallo and Sorapis Mountains.

The structure of a day begins with photographing the sunrise, continues with breakfast and then, depending on the day we leave immediately for the hike of the day or we have time to sleep for an hour or two. There will be at least one day when we’ll take a longer break to analyze and discuss the photos we’ll make. Beside the talks on the field regarding composition and picking subjects, we’ll also have an editing session where I’ll present to you my editing techniques.

As photographic points we’ll have sunrise in Giau Pass (view toward Marmolada, Piz Boe and surrounding peaks), Limedes Lake (if it’s dry we have an alternative spot nearby), Gardena Pass (view over the entire Val Gardena Valley form the base of Sella Massif), Sella Pass with view toward Sella Massif, Marmolada, Piz Boe and Sassolungo, Cinque Torri (The Five Towers). The day hikes will be in places like Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Antorno Lake, Cinque Torri, Seceda, Val di Funes, Baste Lake, the plane of Lagazuoi and the area from Valparola Pass.

Additional costs that you need to consider: travel insurance, means of transportations in the area (we’ll group ourselves on cars to optimize costs), another meal every day (breakfast is included) and few cable railways (approximate 60euros). We’ll also pay access to the road that goes to Auronzo from where we start the hike to Tre Cime di Lavaredo (25euros/car).

General program (this can change depending on the weather and the group)
Day 1
We meet at the hotel
Sunset at Antorno Lake

Day 2
Sunrise in Giau Pass
Breakfast
Cable railway to Monte Cristallo Mountain
Tour at Tre Cime di Lavaredo until sunset

Day 3
Sunrise in Falzarego Pass (at Limedes Lake if it’s not dry)
Breakfast
Tour on Seceda
Sunset in Val di Funes

Day 4
Sunrise in Gardena Pass
Breakfast
Photo editing session
Sunset at Cinque Torri

Day 5
Sunrise at Cinque Torri
Breakfast
Tour at Baste Lake (until sunset)

Day 6
Sunrise in Sella Pass
Breakfast
Tour at Lagazuoi
Sunset in the area of Valparola Pass

Day 7
Breakfast and the end of the photo tour

To participate to this photo tour you have to be over 18 years old and to be physically fit to hike in the mountains. The hikes are of medium difficulty: nothing technical, nothing dangerous but you need to know what it means to hike on the mountain.

To enroll for this photo tour you can send me an email at tomabonciu@gmail.com with the subject “Dolomite Photo Tour 2019“.

The price doesn’t include
- transportation to the hotel and in the area. You’ll have to rent a car and arrive at the hotel. We meet at the hotel
- other meals and souvenirs

Payment Details and Money back conditions
Payment is made through Paypal. You don’t need a Paypal account to pay. The fee of Paypal is 2.5% and will be added to the amount you pay. You can also pay in a Raiffeisen bank account and you’ll have to pay transfer taxes.
If you announce that you can’t come to the photo tour with few than 60 days to the beginning of the tour you’ll receive back only 350 euros.
If you cancel your participation before 60 days to the beginning of the tour you’ll receive back all your money minus Paypal fee and bank transfer taxes.

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