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Duration
8 days
Activities
  • self guided walk
Accommodation
  • 1 night hotel, 6 nights mountain rifugi
Meals
  • 6 Dinners
  • 1 Lunch
  • 7 Breakfasts

Price

$2090USD

 
 

Overview

Trip Code: AVI

Trip highlights


  • The ever changing, always amazing scenery of the Dolomites
  • Discovering the rich flora and fauna of the region
  • Enjoying beautiful hikes around 2000m elevation
  • Local foods including delicious cheese, carne salada, polenta, mushrooms, speck and outstanding wines
  • Staying in comfortable family-run accommodation
  • Friendly locals with a unique cultural heritage

The Alta Via is a high altitude walking trail through the Dolomites mountains in Italy, from Dobbiaco in the north to Belluno in the south - a distance of 110km. This seven day walk is the easiest of the 6 Alta Via's in the Dolomites and starts from Dobbiaco and ends at Rifugio Capanna Trieste. The route takes you through the magical atmosphere of the Dolomites, a land of wild open spaces, green meadows and jagged peaks. Throughout the walk you will be surrounded by glaciers, ridges and massifs, with spellbinding views that make every moment unforgettable. Some walks involve steeper ascents, but there is often the possibility to make the day’s walk shorter or easier. In any case, the views along the way and the comfortable shelters at the end of the day are always worth the effort!

Trip Grading

moderate

More info about grading system

Make your own way to Dobbiaco (Toblach) and check-in at your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, in the peaceful atmosphere. Take a stroll through the small streets of this charming village, wonderfully located on a plateau surrounded with meadows and pastures and dominated by some of the most beautiful and imposing peaks of the Dolomites.

Meals:  Nil

Your first walking day is challenging but extremely rewarding: along the way are incredible views including the romantic Braies Lake and the Rifugio Biella, at the foot of the imposing Croda del Becco mountain. Your accommodation for tonight is Fodara Vedla, a mountain rifugio immersed in a peaceful scenery of meadows and huts, with the peaks of Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo (3146m), Cristallo (3221m) and Tofana (Fanes, 3243m) mountains as a backdrop. Overnight Rifugio Fodara Vedla (1980m) or Sennes hut, subject to availability. 9km/5.6mi, +979m/3211ft, -342m/1122ft

Meals:  B,D

Today’s itinerary runs through an almost lunar landscape: one of the highlights along the way is Lake Piciodel, with its typical green colour. After a long descent to the Pederu hut you start your final ascent to the Fanes plateau. Here you will sleep in a mountain hut (at 2022m) surrounded by trees and rugged peaks, in the heart of Fanes, Sennes and Braies National Park. 10km/6.25mi, +592m/1942ft, -664m/2178ft

Meals:  B,D

Today is full of highlights! Starting from your hut in Fanes, you walk to the Limo Pass and to the nearby Limo Lake. You continue to the beautiful Lagazuoi Alp, with the small but enchanting Lake Lagazuoi, a bright blue spot surrounded by ragged peaks: this area is famous for its underground tunnels and trenches built during WWI. overnight Rifugio Lagazuoi (2752m). 12km/7.5mi, +846m/2775ft, -375m/1230ft * Note: -Luggage transfer is not possible to Rifugio Lagazuoi, you will need to carry your overnight gear required in your daypack. -Rifugio Lagazuoi has limited availability. If not available when you book you will need to take the cable car (own cost) down to Passo Falzarego and then walk 1km or take the bus to the alternative accommodation, Rifugio Valparola or Rifugio Col Gallina.

Meals:  B,L,D

From the hut you descend to Falzarego Pass before climbing towards the top of Mount Avelau. Today’s walk is challenging, but the beautiful scenery is definitely worth your efforts. Rifugio Nuvolau, along your walk, offers some of the most beautiful views in the Dolomites area. Overnight Rifugio Fedare (2000m). 10km/6,25mi, +666m/2185ft, -746m/2447ft

Meals:  B,D

A short transfer this morning (at 8.30 am, included) will take you to the top of Passo Giau. You then walk across the beautiful and wild Val Cernera: the views are incredible, from jagged peaks to peaceful meadows. Along the walk, you can reach with a short detour the Mesolithic site of Mondeval, where in 1987 a well-preserved skeleton of a hunter from the Mesolithic age was found. From Monte Pelmo, you will descend to Passo Staulanza and your accommodation (1783m). 13km/8.1mi, +573m/1880ft, -1038m/3405ft

Meals:  B,D

This morning you start walking from passo Staulanza towards Col dei Baldi. From here, you walk on a nice path until the Coldai Refuge, where you can stop for a well-deserved break before proceeding to the beautiful mountain lake Coldai. Today’s destination is Rifugio Tissi, located in a panoramic position at 2260m. If you have some energy left, don’t miss a walk to the nearby peak of the Col Rean, with great views on the valley of Alleghe and the rugged peaks all around. 11km/6.8mi, +900m/2953ft, -400m/1312ft *note: Luggage transfer is not possible to Rifugio Tissi, you will need to carry your overnight gear required in your daypack.

Meals:  B,D

On your last day of the tour you gradually descend through the high Val Civetta and Sella di Pelsa along flower fields, mountain paths and Alpine huts where you can have a nice break in the Alpine garden overlooking the beautiful Valle Corpassa. From here you descend to the Rifugio Capanna Trieste, where a transfer takes you to Agordo. Arrangements end in Agordo. 10km/6.25mi, +50m/164ft, -1150m/3773ft From Agordo you can take a bus to eg Belluno to continue your onward travel. We can assist with a transfer from the Rifugio through to Cortina, or back to Dobbiaco, also with booking an extra night - please ask for our rates.

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.
On self guided trips, actual route information provided before departure will be more detailed.


Inclusions

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 packed lunch, and 6 dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation: 1 night 3 star hotel in Dobbiaco twin share with private facilities, 6 nights in mountain rifugi (huts) - 3 nights in a twin share rooms with private facilities, 3 nights share dormitories with share facilities
  • Digital information pack including smartphone app with maps and route book.
  • Luggage transfers - max 1 piece, max weight 15kg except as noted day 4 & day 7. Note: it is possible to book the trip without any luggage transfers - discount applies - must be requested at time of booking
  • Transfer Rifugio Fedare to Passo Giau on day 6, transfer Rifugio Capanna Trieste to Agordo on day 8.
  • Emergency hotline

  • Travel to Dobbiaco and from Agordo
  • Meals not listed as included - lunches except on day 4, drinks
  • Guide - this is a self guided trip
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Luggage transfers when staying overnight at the rifugi (huts) on day 4 and day 7 - you must carry your daily needs in your backpack
  • Sleep sheet & towel for rifugios (bring your own or available for hire locally)
  • Excess luggage
  • Tourist tax - allow EUR11 per person, payable directly to the accommodation hosts
  • Items of a personal nature

Grading

moderate  

MODERATE – GRADE 3 The trip is graded moderate with daily walks of 4 to 6 hours along either gravel roads or well-marked hiking trails. The routes described here sometimes involve steeper ascents, but can be walked without problems by a reasonably fit adult. On some occasions, there are optional opportunities for climbing local peaks; these are more difficult trails, suitable for experienced mountain hikers. Bear in mind the altitude is always around 2000m+ and the terrain is sometimes rocky and slippery. Conditions can change rapidly in this mountain environment - you should always check with your host before setting out each day. Luggage transfers are not possible to the huts on days 4 and 7 so you will need to carry your overnight requirements in your rucksack.


Departure dates

Daily from 23 Jun to 15 Sep

Notes

Note:
This trip is not suitable for solo travellers. Please contact our team for alternative tour suggestions.

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