DOLOMITES ALTA VIA TREK
Dolomites, Italy - 9 days
DOLOMITES ALTA VIA TREK OVERVIEW
The Dolomites of Northern Italy are truly magical and the Alta Via One Hut to Hut trek is the premier high mountain trek of the region. For more serious trekkers, our hut to hut guided trek takes you along the best of the Alta Via One, the most famous of the Dolomites treks and the one with most breathtaking views.
Located in the predominately German-speaking area know as the South Tirol, the Dolomites are a hikers paradise. The Dolomites are a culturally fascinating area which is in a predominately German speaking area and was on the front lines of WWI. Along our trek we visit many WWI trenches, tunnels and sites. The area is also renowned for it's unique culinary tradition.
We meet in the town of Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, where we spend the first night in a 4-star hotel. We begin the Alta Via One at the beautiful Lago di Braies and spend the next 7 days traversing the Alta Via. We continue along the Alta Via through the Fanes-Sennes-Braies National Park to the Falzorego Pass using the high mountain hut system. We continue through the Cinque Torri and Nuvaloa area before making a spectacular traverse by the famous North wall of Civetta. We are then picked up and taken back to Cortina for the final night at our hotel.
This is a high mountain hut to hut trek for more serious hikers. We do not hike with a heavy pack due to the high mountain hut system which provides our bedding, shelter and fine food. However, some of the days can be long along high mountain trails with some eneven terrain. The Italian huts are very comfortable with fine food, wine and beer lists and some with showers and even saunas! The accommodations are a combination of dorm style and private rooms.
Our Dolomites treks are led by American guides who have extensive experience in this wonderful part of the world.
If you are looking for something a bit less strenuous check out our Best of the Dolomites Trek which is mostly 4-star hotel based with one night in a comfortable high mountain hut.
SKILL & EXPERIENCE LEVEL
Hikers on the Dolomites Alta Via trek should be in very good physical condition and have some previous overnight hiking experience. The ability to hike up to 10 miles a day with a day pack on some uneven terrain is necessary.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION & LODGING
The Dolomites Alta Via Trek is an inclusive trip with all lodging, food and transport provided. Breakfast is continental, lunch is a pack lunch with occasional hot hut lunches. Dinners are usually traditional fare of the region, which is renowned for it's cuisine.
2018 Dates: August 19-27
- Professional American mountain guides
- All ground transportation (airport transfers not included)
- All hut and lodging fees (double occupancy)
- Breakfasts, lunch and dinners for the duration of the trek