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Alta Via Treks

The Alta Via hikes are the best way to explore the beautiful Dolomites if you are a hiker. These are multi-day treks of up to 12 walking days with accommodation and boarding at manned mountain huts in scenic locations at high altitude. The most requested one is Alta Via No. 1 - be sure to book it as early as possible.
Alta Via N.1 of the Dolomites Hiking Tour
The classic Alta Via 1 from Lake Braies to Belluno and its shorter 9 and 10 day variants. You will see the major highlights of the Dolomites including the Lagazuoi massif, Cinque Torri group, Monte Pelmo, and the Civetta and Moiazza massifs. This itinerary follows normal hiking trails without via-ferrata and is suitable for hikers with a good level of training.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 3

9 - 11 days / 8 - 10 nights

7 - 9 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 1030 — € 1210
Guided
€ 1820 — € 2210
Hiking Alta Via N.1 Northern Trek
This route runs from Lake Braies to Monte Pelmo. It lets you explore the uncontaminated wilderness of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park, the groups of Nuvolau, Croda dal Lago and Pelmo. What’s on the route: fascinating landscapes, beautiful lakes, the breathtaking panoramas of the Dolomites from Lagazuoi and Croda del Becco, the Cinque Torri group.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 3

5 - 8 days / 4 - 7 nights

3 - 6 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 560 — € 840
Guided
€ 910 — € 1690
Hiking Alta Via N.1 Southern Trek
Explore the least frequented paths on Alta Via 1 of the Dolomites to see wildlife, rather than people. The Southern Trek starts at Passo Falzarego from where it runs southwards along the classic AV1 route. Cinque Torri, Monte Pelmo, lakes Coldai and Federa, Civetta, Moiazza, Tamer, Schiara – the further south you go along the trail, the wilder the mountains become and the fewer people you will encounter.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 3

6 - 8 days / 5 - 7 nights

4 - 6 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 650 — € 820
Guided
€ 1080 — € 1490
Alta Via N.2 of the Dolomites Hiking Tour
No route in the Dolomites compares to Alta Via 2 in terms of diversity of the landscapes. It links the largest mountain groups of the Dolomite Mountains including Sella and Pale di San Martino famous for their vast lunar landscapes. You will see the towering peaks of the Puez-Odle group and the Marmolada glacier - the only surviving major glacier of the Dolomites.

Style

Difficulty

Tour Duration

Activity

Hut to Hut Hiking

Level 4

8 - 12 days / 7 - 11 nights

6 - 10 hiking days

Self Guided
€ 970 — € 1320
Guided
€ 1610 — € 2610

The Dolomites have become a UNESCO World Heritage Site for two reasons: their breathtaking landscapes and their specific geological structure that is unique to the European continent and rarely found in the world overall. Nine mountain ranges compose the Dolomites. They were formed as an archipelago in an ocean 230 mln year ago. For hikers, the best way to discover the Dolomites is by doing one of the scenic Alta Via Treks - the most famous hiking routes in the Alps.

Alta Via Treks are hut to hut itineraries that cross the Dolomites in several directions, typically from the north to the south. These hikes are designed with 5 to 12 legs or hiking days of a normal difficulty level. Alta Via treks run along the trails which are notable for historical, geological or cultural context. Regardless of which Alta Via you choose, you will be walking at higher altitudes for several days with no need to descent to the valleys for the night - there are manned mountain huts along the route offering accommodation and boarding. The hut-to-hut Alta Via treks are make it possible to explore beautiful and remote areas of the Dolomites that are otherwise inaccessible with one-day hikes from the valleys and towns. The Alta Via experience means meeting fellow hikers from all over the world, friendly atmosphere of the mountain huts, ultimately beautiful sunsets and sunrises at high altitude never seen in the valleys, full immersion in the nature, wildlife, traditional Dolomites cuisine. These are just some of the magical moments you can count on while doing your Alta Via trek in the Dolomites.

The Alta Via itineraries follow well marked and maintained trails. These are most renowned multi-day hikes in the Dolomites and the main attractions to international hikers. There are routes of varying difficulty level, including and not including via ferrata. Almost everyone, from the less experienced hikers to the most competent mountaineers, will find an Alta Via trek suitable in difficulty and length.

The Alta Via routes offered by MONT Trekking can be adjusted in length depending on the personal preferences. Typically, the classic itineraries follow Alta Via in its entire length. If time is limited, it is worth doing a few legs - you’ll be offered an advice. Normally there are huts 3-4 hours away one from another, and thus demanding legs can be shorten. Legs can be short in the more remote areas where there are fewer huts. It’s lets hikers to rest and optionally do sidewalks to the landmarks in the area.

In the Dolomites, the best known Alta Via trek is Alta Via No. 1. It runs from Lake Braies to Belluno and links several renowned landmarks, including Lagazuoi and Cinque Torri. Alta Via 2 links Brixen and Feltre and is less known but not less beautiful while offering even a broader diversity of landscapes. One can choose doing Alta Via self-guided or with a mountain guide. Accomodation is always at mountain huts, which are manned and offer most facilities hikers expect during the hike. There are traditional dormitories and private rooms at most huts in the Dolomites.

Alta Via is an extraordinary experience of being in the nature surrounded by beautiful mountains and away from the stressful ordinary routine. Be prepared to visit some of the most scenic and unique landmarks of the Dolomites and to enjoy the breathtaking views on the dolomitic rock which slowly turns from pink to purple as the sun goes down.