Trek the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Trail

Trek the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Trail

Trek the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Trail

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From $1,275USD

Difficulty

Guided

Mountain Huts

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Highlights

Explore the fantastic Dolomites of Italy by hiking the Alta Via 1 Trail

Hike incredible mountain passes, including Falzarego, Giau, and Averau for incredible panoramic views.

Picnic at the beautiful Coldai Lake with local cheese made right on the mountain.

Trek in the wilderness of the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park and enjoy the peace of the remote mountain valleys.

Relax at the end of the day by taking in the beautiful views from the mountain huts along your route.

The incredible rocky peaks of the Dolomites await you on the Trek the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Trail guided tour! This beautiful hiking tour takes you into the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the centre of the Dolomites for a spectacular adventure. As you follow the high alpine trail, you’ll be treated to incredible views of the mountains soaring around you.

Each night you’ll stay at a cozy mountain refuge where you can enjoy the quiet mountainside and admire the amazing locations. This trek takes you from the Falzarego Pass at 2100 meters and continues through the alpine meadows and valleys that wind through the mountains towards Bellunesi National Park. This tour features incredible scenery, pleasant hikes, and total immersion into a magical mountain world. It’s a trekking adventure you’ll never forget!

Trek the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Trail Itinerary

Day 1 Big Views and Mount Nuvolau

Meet your tour guide in the heart of the Dolomites. Your first hike begins at the Falzarego Pass, just beyond the beautiful town of Cortina d’Ampezzo. The rocky pinnacles of Tofane and Lagazuoi tower above you as you walk across the mountain meadows to Averau Pass. Massive views will accompany you along the first stretch of your hike.

The first stage of your journey ends at the top of Mount Nuvlau, where you’ll find your mountain hut at 2575 meters above sea level.

Overnight Location
Mountain hut on Mount Nuvolau
Distance
5-6 hours, approximately 500–600m of ascent
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Trek Across Giau Pass to Mount Pelmo

Your hike today will bring you to Giau Pass and up into Mondeval. Enjoy the quiet landscapes and beautiful wildflowers as you walk across the meadows. When you reach the north face of the breathtaking Mount Pelmo you’ll find the Citta di Fiume Hut, where you’ll rest for the night.

Overnight Location
Citta di Fiume Mountain Hut
Distance
5-6 hours, approximately 500–600m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 Explore the Civetta Valley

Today you’ll be trekking into the Civetta mountain group. At the beginning of your hike, you’ll be walking through the pastures of mountain farms that produce delicious local cheese- stopping for a taste is an absolute must! Rest again at Coldai lake, where the view of the rocky peaks reflected in the glassy waters of the lake will take your breath away.

Lastly, you’ll hike across the Civetta Valley to the Tissi Mountain Hut. Spend a relaxing evening taking in the amazing views from the lodge.

Overnight Location
Tissi Mountain Hut
Distance
5-6 hours, approximately 500–600m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 4 Hike Below the Famous Moiazza Peaks

This morning you’ll begin your hike into the most secluded and wild area of the Dolomites. Trek through the Corpassa Valley and take in the views dominated by the amazing Moiazza group. These famous peaks attract top climbers with their challenging rocky faces.

Tonight your hike ends at the Carestiato Mountain Hut.

Overnight Location
Carestiato Mountain Hut
Distance
5-6 hours, approximately 500–600m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 5 Moschesin Pass and the Pramper Valley

As you enter Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, you’ll find yourself far from paved roads, towns, ski resorts, and will be in the remote wilderness. The path encounters some relics from World War I and old shepherd houses as you walk towards Moschesin Pass.

The Pramperet Mountain Hut awaits you nestled in the quiet valley at the end of today’s trek.

Overnight Location
Pramperet Mountain Hut
Distance
5-6 hours, approximately 500–600m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 6 Hiking in Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park

Spend the day hiking through the incredible national park. The valleys here were formed by the passage of glaciers and are home to an incredible amount of wildlife. Keep an eye for marmots, chamois, and hawks.

Tonight, you’ll stay at the Pian de Fontana Mountain Hut and can relax in the lovely pastoral setting of the former farm.

Overnight Location
Pian de Fontana Mountain Hut
Distance
5-6 hours, approximately 500–600m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 7 Trekking Beneath Schiara

Although today is the final day of the tour, you still have a spectacular hike ahead! The focus today is the highest mountain of the national park, Schiara. You’ll trek from alpine meadows and begin descending into the Vescova Valley. Walk through a magical old-growth forest to the Cordevole River in La Stanga. Here you’ll say your goodbyes and start your return journey.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
5-6 hours, approximately 500–600m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Trek the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Trail Price and Dates

This guided tour in Dolomites is run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on the number of participants.

The prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room:

  • Guided groups of 4-5: €1,395EUR per person
  • Guided groups of 6-7: €1,195EUR per person
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Accommodation on the Trek the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Trail Tour

This tour is based in mountain hut accommodations. Each night you’ll have a bed in a dormitory room that sleeps 4–6 people with shared washroom facilities. Enjoy delicious warm meals and discover local mountain cuisine as you dine at the huts along your route.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are quad or higher occupancy and private rooms are not possible. Groups smaller than 4 and solo travellers can request a custom quote.

Mount Nuvolau Mountain Hut on Mount Nuvolau

Sleep among the clouds at this cozy mountain hut. Relax after a delicious dinner and take in the incredible view of the peaks that surround you.

Citta di Fiume Mountain Hut in Borca di Cadore

This charming refuge is perched below the towering peak of Mount Pelmo. Enjoy a warm meal and the tranquil surroundings for a relaxing night on the mountain.

Tissi Mountain Hut in Alleghe

The view of the mountains above and the valley below makes this mountain hut a special place to stop. Enjoy the amazing views from the restaurant.

Carestiato Mountain Hut in Agordo

Enjoy a warm meal and a comfortable sleep at this cozy refuge that is nestled in the mountains, with the rock face soaring directly above you.

Pramperet Mountain Hut in Longarone

This rustic refuge offers everything you need for a cozy night on the mountain, including a traditional restaurant that serves a great apple strudel.

Pian de Fontana Mountain Hut in Longarone

A warm welcome and majestic views await you at this basic mountain refuge. Relax at the end of your hike with a delicious traditional meal.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Trek the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Trail Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts and 6 dinners are included. Lunches and beverages are not included but can be purchased at the mountain hut restaurants. Please note that in some cases you may be required to pre-order your packed lunch the night before.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage is included to get to the beginning of your trek and from the end to of the trek to Belluno. Airport transfers are not included. Please be aware that you are responsible for carrying your own personal effects throughout the trek.

Also Included

  • English-speaking local guide

Not included

  • Visas if required
  • Flights to and from Verona or Venice
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Airport transfers
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Solo traveller supplements

Frequenty Asked Questions about Trek the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Trail

How hard is the Trek the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Trail tour?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. The daily hikes on this trek are approximately 6 hours in length with an average of 500 meters of ascent. You will be required to carry all your personal belongings during your hike. Fit hikers will be able to get the most out of this tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Trek the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Trail tour?

6 breakfasts and 6 dinners are included. Lunches and beverages are not included but can be purchased at the mountain hut restaurants.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to the Falzarego Pass to start this tour?

To get to the meeting point for this tour, fly to Verona Villafranca Airport (VRN) or Venice Marco Polo International Airport (VCE). You’ll need to arrange a transfer to the meeting point, and you can take one of the many trains and public buses. Roundtrip airport transfers are not included.

Is the Trek the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Trail tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Trek the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Trail tour end?

This tour ends in Belluno, and the nearest airports are Verona Villafranca Airport (VRN) or Venice Marco Polo International Airport (VCE).

Do I need to bring camping equipment?

No, the mountain huts have everything you need. You may wish to bring your own pillow and sleeping bag or protective sheet.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Italy?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Italy?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Italy for this tour?

The best time to travel to the Dolomites for hiking is the warm summer months of July and August when the highest trails are clear of snow.

The Italian Outdoor is an Italian tour operator founded in 1998 by a group of geologists that organizes hiking and biking tours, from the Alps to the sea with a particular focus on the geological and archaeological heritage.
The Italian Outdoor aims to introduce the tavellers to the beauties of Italy in an active way, far from the classic touristic routes.

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Prices

From $1,275USD

Difficulty

Guided

Mountain Huts

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 4/5. The daily hikes on this trek are approximately 6 hours in length with an average of 500 meters of ascent. You will be required to carry all your personal belongings during your hike. Fit hikers will be able to get the most out of this tour.


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