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Hiking the Dolomites: A Scenic Journey on Alta Via N.1

Embark on an extraordinary adventure through the enchanting Dolomites as you tread the iconic Alta Via N.1. This classic high route unravels amidst some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Italian Alps, making it the perfect choice for those in search of an unforgettable trek.

Tour Highlights:

  • Breathtaking Views: The Dolomites, renowned for their grandeur and beauty, create a true hiker’s paradise with thousands of trails winding their way between the jagged peaks of the Dolomite Mountains. The Alta Via N.1 represents the epitome of alpine hiking, offering multi-day hut-to-hut tours that encompass some of the most awe-inspiring, demanding, and multi-day trails available in this mountainous wonderland.
  • Scenic Alpine Diversity: Your linear journey commences in the Italian Südtirol and winds southward through diverse mountain groups, including the Fanes area, Lagazuoi, the Cortina mountains, Pelmo, Civetta, Moiazza, and the Dolomiti Bellunesi. With a high point at 2,752 meters (9,029′), you’ll encounter an impressive range of landscapes, colors, and textures against the captivating backdrop of the Dolomite scenery.
  • Italian-Austrian Charms: The Alta Via 1 offers a unique blend of landscapes and influences, showcasing a curious mix of Italian and Austrian culture and history. As you explore these terrains, you’ll experience an array of contrasts, each with its distinct charm. The ever-changing scenery, warm hospitality of the mountain huts, and delectable cuisine ensure your hiking journey is nothing short of fantastic.

Your Dolomites Adventure Awaits:

Uncover the natural beauty and wonder of the Italian Alps as you embark on the Alta Via N.1 hiking expedition. With breathtaking vistas, rustic mountain refuges, and a sense of discovery at every turn, this trek allows you to immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes of the Dolomites. Your journey begins here, promising stunning scenery, challenging trails, and hearty Italian fare.

Half board*
Trip briefing
Support line & Hiking Maps
Stay in charming chalets
1 night in 3-star hotel
All breakfasts + dinners in rifugios
Private transfers


Travel insurance



Additional information

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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


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′).

Tour Data:
Distance: 13 Km
Up: 1179
Down: 718
Hours: 5 hours

Hotel example: Rifugio Biella


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.

Tour Data:
Distance: 7,4 Km
Up: 700
Down: 599
Hours: 4 hours
Hotel example: Rifugio Fanes

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.
Tour Data:
Distance: 11,5 Km
Up: 1121
Down: 515
Hours: 6 hours

Day 5

Breakfast and a short hike to Falzarego Pass, where your private transfer will take you back to Cortina

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
22. November 2019

Hi Outdoor Italy 🇮🇹
First of all, thank you so much for helping plan my trip and customizing it to suit me.
For me it was absolutely amazing to have that experience all on my own. Hiking the dolomites is incredibly beautiful and impressive. Probably one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen.
I have developed personally and only made myself want to hike.
The route was fantastic, there was the opportunity to change a little along the way depending on the desire and energy.
It has been an amazing trip with lots of personal success and victory. One returns with such huge pride in one’s own performance.

Mvh Andrea

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