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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
Duration
10 days / 9 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
Price
From: 1,799€/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

Dolomites

The Dolomites

Commanding Monte Civetta

Commanding Monte Civetta

Self guided

Included in price

9x 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
From:
1,799€
/person

What to bring to the tour

Comfortable sports clothes
Insulation jacket
Spare socks, underwear and shirt
Gloves
Toilet paper
Snacks
Headlamp
ID card
Trekking poles if you are used to them
Extra layer
Rain jacket
Headwear
Sports shoes with good grip
Water bottle
Sunscreen
Toothbrush
Sleeping liner
Backpack 25-40 l
Some cash for food and accommodation

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?

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Things to know

Self-guided

For travellers that want flexibility and independence. We organize the tours of your choice, but the adventure of getting around is all yours. You will get a fly & drive itinerary handout with activities, accommodations and travelling tips with full support of our team for any emergencies or concerns. You will take yourself around Slovenia, but we can arrange a car rental or even a campervan if you wish.

Hassle-Free

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

Book with confidence

We are a financially protected company, fully bonded and insured, keeping your money safe and allowing you to travel with confidence.

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