Alta Via 1

Explore the breathtaking Dolomites, Italy’s most captivating mountain range, on a self-guided hut-to-hut hike along the iconic Alta Via 1 alpine trail.
Starting point
Lago di Braies
Finish point
La Stanga
9 days / 8 nights
Technical level
Uneven trails with bigger rocks, steep sections and exposed terrain. Requires basic hiking experience
Fitness level
Suitable for hikers, who enjoy consecutive long days on a trail
From: 1,675€/person

Complete the famous Alta Via 1 hut-to-hut hiking trail in its entirety across nine days

Hike through the most picturesque places in the Dolomites

Visit two iconic mountain passes above Cortina d’Ampezzo — Passo Giau and Falzarego Pass

Sleep in authentic ‘rifugios’ and enjoy the traditional local cuisine

Discover World War 1 remnants

Passo Giau sunset
Passo Giau sunset
Lago di Braies
Lago di Braies
Cinque Torri
Cinque Torri
Cinque Torri and Tofana
Cinque Torri and Tofana di Rozes
Rifugio Sennes view
Rifugio Sennes view
Cortina dAmpezzo surroundings
Cortina dAmpezzo surroundings
Monte Pelmo and Monte Civetta
Monte Pelmo and Monte Civetta
The Dolomites
Commanding Monte Civetta
Commanding Monte Civetta

Included in price

8x accommodations with breakfast

Tour design and organization

Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions

Service and support during your hike

GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app

Optional Extras

Transfer to Cortina d'Ampezzo
Transfer from Belluno
English-speaking guide
Supplement for special dates

What to bring to the tour

Comfortable sports clothes
Insulation jacket
Spare socks, underwear and shirt
Toilet paper
ID card
Trekking poles if you are used to them
Extra layer
Rain jacket
Sports shoes with good grip
Water bottle
Sleeping liner
Backpack 25-40 l
Some cash for food and accommodation
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A Thorough Dive Into Everything About Alta Via 1

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The Alta Via 1 trail that passes through the Dolomites showcases Italy’s most beautiful mountain scenery. The landscape is known for its abnormal natural beauty and somewhat dark history. Many scenic places, such as the Falzarego mountain pass, bear the scars of World War I battles.

Unlike its sister, Alta Via 2, it is appropriate for every regular hiker, overcoming 120 kilometers and 6700 meters of elevation across nine stages. From its beginning at Lago di Braies to its conclusion in La Stanga, Alta Via 1 feels like an experience that transcends everything you thought was possible.

From the scenic alpine meadows at Passo Giau to the redoubtable face of Monte Civetta and rock-formed towers of Cinque Torri, a hiker can be afraid to blink lest they miss something.

On Alta Via 1, hikers often walk well away from civilization, meaning your only chance of experiencing the trail as you should, is by sleeping in the mountain huts along the way. Or, as Italians call them, ‘rifugios‘.

An authentic mountain lodge high up in the Alps with homemade Italian dishes and enough comfort for a good night’s sleep — what more could a tired trekker seek?

Our Alta Via 1 hut-to-hut tour includes all rifugio bookings, and we equip you with a precise GPS track of the planned route. You will not miss any landmarks either, as our written guide with the itinerary includes a highlights section for every day.

Reinhold Messner once said that every mountain in the Dolomites is like a piece of art. And to say he saw many is an understatement. Is that really something you can afford to miss during your lifetime?


Things to know


Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided tour. We prepare the itinerary and book your accommodations while you enjoy the journey without our guide, being fully in charge of all the daily decisions. While you’ll have the full support of our team in case of any emergencies or concerns, a certain level of self-reliance is required.

Private Guided

Experience the great outdoors on a private guided tour tailored just for you. The tour is for those who want a hastle-free adventure and enjoy the flexibility of a small private group and not stress about the details of everyday planning. The guide will be fully at your disposal to make this experience as personalized as possible, maximizing the enjoyment during and after the tour.

Join a Group

For solo hikers or hikers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about tour-planning and other annoying details. We’re going to find you a group of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts and take care of all the other details. The tour will be led by our guide, who’ll make sure everything runs smoothly, ensuring maximum hiking enjoyment.


We handle itineraries, accommodations, and anything else you prefer not to deal with, so you can enjoy a carefree hike.

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