5 days / 4 nights
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Hiking through some of the most scenic mountains of the Dolomites

Trek part of the Alta Via N.1 – the classic high route of the Dolomites! You’ll revel in 5 days of hiking through some of the most breathtaking scenery in these incredible Italian Alps. This is the perfect quick trip for those looking for a classic trek but who are short on time!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trek the first part of the Alta Via N.1 – one of the famous High Routes of the Dolomites!
  • Hike hut-to-hut for 5 days and enjoy the atmosphere of a different mountain rifugio each night
  • Short on time? This is the ultimate quick getaway for hikers looking for a classic route and a great experience in the Dolomites

Alta Via or Haute Route – so what’s all the fuss about?

Truly a hiker’s paradise, thousands of trails wind their way between the fantastic pinnacles of the jagged Dolomite Mountains, and the Alta Via represent the “best of the best.” These routes are multi-day, hut-to-hut alpine tours, and offer some the most breathtaking, challenging, multi-day trails available in this mountainous wonderland.

The Alta Via N.1 is a fantastic trek, highlighted by breathtaking views, rustic and lively mountain refuges, a sense of excitement of what lies around the next bend or the next pass, and the satisfaction of traveling by foot through this beautiful and remote area. This linear trip, traveling north to south through the Italian Alps, begins in the Italian Südtirol, and heads south through different mountain groups. This astoundingly rewarding trek visits the Fanes area, Lagazuoi and many other Cortina mountains, Pelmo, Civetta, Moiazza and the Dolomiti Bellunesi.

Spread across 8 days, the Alta Via 1 reaches a high point of 2,752 meters (9,029′). The impressiveness of the scenery and the variety of terrain on this route is matched only by the warmth and hospitality offered by the mountain huts. The unusual contrasts in landscapes, changing colors and textures of the mountains and curious mix of Italian and Austrian influences means fantastic hiking, stunning scenery, and plenty of pasta!

StartCortina
TIMEMay – October
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Half board
Trip briefing
Support line & Hiking Maps
2 nights in charming rifugios
2 nights in 3-star hotel
All breakfasts + two dinners in rifugios
Private transfers

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Flight
Travel insurance
Lunches
Two dinners

 

 

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DestinationDolomites

Itinerary

Four days of hiking in the Dolomites

Total distance: 32,2 km

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Day 1

Arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Dolomites

Arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo (1,224m) on your own and check into your hotel (private transfer available on request). Cortina d’Ampezzo is a charming alpine resort town surrounded by stunning peaks. Host to the 1956 Winter Olympics, Cortina enjoys a reputation for great skiing in winter, and in the summer attracts hikers and climbers who challenge the rocky faces of the nearby mountains. This chic Venetian town also caters to the high society crowd, offering many year-round social activities, shopping, and fine dining. In the afternoon, you will meet with one of our representatives who will provide a trip briefing and orientation, as well as maps, and everything necessary for your self-guided adventure. Depending on when you arrive, you may have time for a hike or to explore Cortina d’Ampezzo’s pedestrian walkway, the Corso Italia, lined with restaurants and cafes, antique shops, art galleries, and boutiques.
… Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo

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Day 2

From Lago di Braies to Sennes

Starting at a beautiful alpine lake set amidst forest and soaring Dolomite peaks, this is a thrilling opening to Alta Via N.1. It entails a straightforward steady climb to a high altitude plateau with wide reaching vistas.
Take a 50 minutes transfer to Lago di Braies (1,494m / 4,901′) and start a 800m / 2,625′ climb on a well-trodden path following a scree river colonized by dwarf mountain pines. Marvelous views open over Val Foresta and its peaks.
Enter the Natural Park of Dolomiti d’Ampezzo: the panorama is vast and breathtaking. Reach your home for tonight. There is an optional additional hike to the top of the Col di Lasta (2,997m / 7,536′).
(~5 hours hiking, 13,3km / 8,3 miles, 1,179m / 3,871′ ascent, 718m / 2,358′ descent. Additional hike 2 km / 1,2 miles, 210m / 689′ ascent, 33m / 108′ descent one way.)
B,D… Rifugio

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Day 3

Altopiano di Fanes


Departing your rifugio this morning, you’ll hike downhill towards Rifugio Pederù (1,548m / 5,079′). The trail travels on a steep dirt road for 40 minutes (the last part of the road approaching the rifugio is a 20% slope). From Rifugio Pederù, hike uphill in the direction of Lago di Limo. When you reach Lake Lé Piciodel you’ll hike through a charming landscape studded with little lakes and rounded mountain-tops along the Ru d’Al Plan River. At the fork, continue toward your rifugio for tonight. Located just beneath the Limo Pass, you’ll have a splendid view of the Tofane Mountains.
(~4 hours hiking 7,4km / 4,6 miles, 700m / 2,298′ ascent, 599m / 1,966′ descent.)
B,D… Rifugio

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Day 4

Cime di Fanis & Lagazuoi Massif


Today is a lovely hike through the Altopiano di Fanes to the Lagazuoi Massif. You’ll enjoy beautiful panoramas of the Western Dolomites and the Marmolada Massif, the “Queen of the Dolomites.”
From your rifugio, Alta Via N.1 continues through the beautiful high meadow and karst formations, climbing to the Forcella del Lago, a narrow and dramatic gap in the mountain with a trail descent through steep talus on the south side. At the base of the slope is the lake called Lago di Lagazuoi whose green waters are framed by pines with a backdrop of the sheer walls of the Cima del Lago and the Cima Scotoni. From the lake, the path begins the long, steady climb to your rifugio.  Entering open, rocky terrain, you’ll come across ruins from the First World War, en route to your rifugio, one of the highest in all the Dolomites (2,752m / 9,029′), with incredible 360-degree vistas. (~6 hours hiking 11,5km / 7,2 miles, 1,121m / 3,679′ ascent, 515m / 1,690′ descent.) Descend to Passo Falzarego and have a private transfer back to Cortina d’Ampezzo. 
B… Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo

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Day 5

Breakfast and departure on your own (private transfer on request).
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