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The Dolomites Alta Via 1

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The Dolomites Alta Via 1

The Dolomites Alta Via 1 - 8 days

A walk in the magical atmosphere of the Dolomites, a land of wild open spaces, green meadows and jagged peaks standing out against the deep blue sky: from the beginning to the end you walk surrounded by glaciers, ridges and massifs, enjoying spellbinding views that make every walk 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.

Day 1: Arrive in Dobbiaco
Day 2: Bus to Lake Braies and walk to Sennes plateaux, 9km
Day 3: Walk from Sennes to Fanes plateaux, 10km
Day 4: Walk from Fanes to Rifugio Lagazuoi or Rifugio Valparola, 12km
Day 5: Walk Rifugio Lagazuoi – Rifugio Fedare, 10km
Day 6: Walk from Passo Giau to Passo Staulanza, 13km
Day 7: Walk from Passo Staulanza to Rifugio Tissi, 11km
Day 8: Arrivederci Alta Via, 10 km

Day 1:    Arrive in Dobbiaco

Arrive with public transport or private transfer to Dobbiaco, check-in at the accommodation and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Dolomites.
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

Day 2:    Bus to Lake Braies and walk to Sennes plateaux, 9km

Your first day of walk is challenging but extremely rewarding: along the way incredible views like the romantic Braies Lake and the Rifugio Biella, at the feet of the imposing Croda del Becco mountain. Your accommodation for tonight is Fodara Vedla, a mountain shelter immersed in a peaceful scenery of meadows and huts, with the peaks of Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo, Crystal and Fanes mountains as a background. 

Day 3:    Walk from Sennes to Fanes plateaux, 10km

Today’s itinerary runs through a suggestive, almost lunar landscape: one of the highlights along the way is the Lake Piciodel, with its typical green color. 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 surrounded by trees and rugged peaks, in the heart of Fanes, Sennes & Braies National Park.  

Day 4:    Walk from Fanes to Rifugio Lagazuoi or Rifugio Valparola, 12km

This day 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. 

Day 5:    Walk Rifugio Lagazuoi – Rifugio Fedare, 10km

From your hut you descend to Falzarego Pass before starting climbing towards the top of Mount Averau. Today’s walk is challenging, but the beautiful scenery is definitely worth your efforts: the Rifugio Nuvolau, that you meet along your walk, is said to offer some of the most beautiful views in the Dolomites area. 

Day 6:    Walk from Passo Giau to Passo Staulanza, 13km

Today a short transfer will lead you to the top of Passo Giau. You 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 1985 a well-preserved skeleton of a hunter of Mesolithic age was found.
From Monte Pelmo, you will descend to Passo Staulanza for your overnight.


Day 7:    Walk from Passo Staulanza to Rifugio Tissi, 11km

This morning you are taken to Alleghe, from where the cable car takes you to Col de Baldi. From here, you walk on a nice path until the Coldai Refuge – where you can stop for a deserved break until proceeding to the beautiful mountain lake Coldai. Today’s destination is Rifugio Tissi, located in a panoramic position at 2262 metres. 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. 

Day 8:    Arrivederci Alta Via, 10 km

In 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. Your arrangement ends here, unless you have booked a transfer or an extra night with us. 

Hotel Rosengarten

At the hotel Rosengarten no day will be the like the other. The owner Alexander Strobl and his team will do everything to make you spend an unforgettable and enjoyable holiday. Enjoy the excellent service and feel just like at home. The romantic rooms are the perfect retreat for a romantic getaway. They feature cosy furniture and a four-poster bed. Lovers of the real South Tyrolean tradition can enjoy the typically wooden furnished Tyrolean rooms.

Rifugio Fodara Vedla

There are these moments in life when we search for an untouched and unspoiled place, far away from everyday life and stress. For us, this place is the enchanting mountain world of the Dolomites, where the mighty peaks, the lush green alpine pastures, and the rich fauna and flora fascinate hikers from all over the world. And with good reason, since the Dolomites are among the most beautiful mountains in South Tyrol and the world.

Ücia dles Muntagnoles

Welcomene to the magical world of the legends of the Kingdom of Fanes. We are located in the heard of the Natural Park of Fanes - Senes - Braies, at 2,022 m, surroundet by the Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage Site. We offer our guests a traditional family atmosphere where you can experience the glory of the high mountains bask in its slow pace, rediscover essential values and live in hamony with nature and its colors, enjoing the gifts and emotins this brings.

Rifugio Lagazuoi

The Lagazuoi hut is an alpine hut located on the Lagazuoi massif, in the Eastern Dolomites of Badia, at an altitude of 2,752 m above sea level. It is located at the top of the Piccolo Lagazuoi, in a very panoramic position overlooking numerous Dolomite peaks, including Cunturines, Cime di Fanes, Tofane, Odle and Marmolada.

Rifugio Fedare

The mountain hut Rifugio Fedare is open all year round and is thus ideal for people going up to the Giau pass seeking mountain experiences through all the seasons of the year. The immense north wall of the Civetta dominates the view from its terrace suspended over the valley of the Codalonga River. Next to the refuge starts the Giau Fedare chairlift giving access to the 5 Torri, Mt. Lagazuoi, the Badia Valley and the complete ski carousel Dolomiti Superski. Furthermore, the Rifugio is situated on the skiing circuit Super8 Ski Tour. This Ski Tour is extremely panoramic. It winds around the mountains in an 8-shape along, easy slopes and has several entrances: the chairlifts of Bai de Dones and Giau pass, the Falzarego pass or Armentarola.

Rifugio Staulanza

Located on the top of Staulanza mountain Pass and reachable by car with a comfortable paved road, the Rifugio is a stopping point for hikers on the Alta Via delle Dolomiti N. 1. Rifugio Passo Staulanza is located at 1.783 mt., in a privileged position surrounded by the magnificent mountains of the Dolomites. Equipped with 13 rooms with services, a large dormitory for groups and an excellent restaurant specializing in traditional cuisine.

Rifugio Attilio Tissi

Placed on the summit of Col Reàn, at 2250 m above sea level, the alpine hut is located in a panoramic position on the north-west face of Civetta mount, also known as the wall of the walls. Inaugurated in 1963, this CAI-Belluno Section's structure is one of the main legs of the Munich-Venice and is located on the Alta Via n. 1 of Dolomites. From the top of Col Reàn, a few meters higher, you can enjoy a wonderful view of Alleghe lake and most of the main mountain groups of Dolomites

practical info

From any airport, reach the main train stations and take the train to Dobbiaco (Tobalch) or Villabassa Braies (Niederdorf Prags), with change in Fortezza (Franzensfeste)

Train/bus schedules available on:


What is included:

· 6 nights in mountain huts and hotel on HB basis (BB in Dobbiaco)

· Maps and detailed itinerary

· Telephone support 24 hours

What is not included:

· Journey to the place of arrival and departure

· Luggage transfer

· Meals, except where otherwise noted

· Visits and entrance fees - tips

· Personal expense

· Possible sojourn taxes

· Anything not specified under "The price includes"

Optional Services:

These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour:

· Single room supplement

· Transfers to reach the starting location or to leave the arriving location of the tour, which will be quoted on request.

· Luggage transfer even if you book the trip with luggage transportation, luggage CANNOT be brought up to Rifugio Lagazuoi (day 4) or Rifugio Tissi (day 7) so you have to bring along a clothes change in your backpack.

your tour specialist:
Greta Guercini
Head of groups and sustainability

S-Cape Countryside Travels srl
Borgo Allegri 16R
50122 Firenze FI
P. IVA 05227330486

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