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Dolomites Alta Via

Itinerary for Dolomites Alta Via

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Day 1: Arrival in Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco)
Individual arrival at the hotel in Hochpustertal. Free, unguarded public car park near the hotel.
Meals included: none
Overnight in Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco

Day 2: Lake Pragser Wildsee to San Vigilio/St. Vigil
Starting at the pearl of the Dolomite lakes, the lake Pragser Wildsee (1.494 m), you hike through the romantic area of the nature park Fanes-Sennes-Prags which is one of the largest protected areas of South Tyrol. In the shade of the impressive mountain massif Seekofel you will reach the high alpine pasture Fojedöra. Stop and enjoy the homemade bread and the tasty alpine cheese. Through the lonely high valley you hike past the lake Hochalpensee and finally reach the highest point. Far down in the valley you can already see the villages of the Gadertal.
Ascent: approx. 775 m / descent approx. 1.075 m / approx. 5-6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in San Vigilio/St. Vigil

Day 3: San Vigilio/St. Vigil to Badia/Abtei
The cable car Piz de Plaies takes you from San Vigilo to the starting point. The path leads through light woodland and meadows to Piz de Corn. The mountain Peitlerkofel is enthroned on the opposite side. You hike on to the saddle Ritjoch and cross the mountaineering village of La Val. The mighty flanks of the mountain Heiligkreuzkofel are always in view. At the foot of the peaks Neuner and Zehnerspitze you reach the shelter Heiligkreuz. After a short descent you take the cable car to Badia.
Ascent: approx. 1150 m / descent approx. 950 m / approx. 5.5-6.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Badia/Abtei

Day 4: Badia/Abtei to San Cassiano/St. Kassian
From Badia, the route initially leads you just above the valley floor towards La Villa without any major climbs. After the village, you hike on increasingly steep trails through the forest to above the timberline. You reach Piz Sorega via panoramic alpine meadows with numerous opportunities to stop for refreshments and local specialities. There you begin the descent to St. Kassian, which can also be shortened with the cable car. (ticket not included in the price).
Ascent: approx. 850 m / descent approx. 960 m / approx. 5-6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in San Cassiano/St. Kassian

Day 5: San Cassiano/St. Kassian - Cortina d´Ampezzo
At first, the trail runs comfortably along the valley floor to the Capanna Alpina. In the shadow of the majestic Fanes and Conturines peaks, you hike to the Scottoni refuge and on to the crystal-clear Lagazuoi lake at the foot of the Scottoni peak, in whose waters the bizarre peaks of the Fanes Dolomites are reflected.
Via the Dolomites High Trail you hike to Lagazuoi, which was turned into a veritable fortress with tunnels and trenches by soldiers during the First World War. The descent is via the Forcella Travenanzes to the Falzarego Pass. It is possible to take the cable car directly from the summit to the pass. to the pass. From the Falzarego Pass you finally drive to the stage destination Cortina d‘Ampezzo.
Ascent: approx. 1050 m / descent approx. 625 m / approx. 5-6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Cortina d‘Ampezzo

Day 6: Cortina d ´Ampezzo - Son Forca - Ospitale - Hochpustertal
The last day of hiking starts in the centre of Cortina d‘Ampezzo. Through woodland and meadows, the route is initially relatively to the Rifugio Mietres, from where you can take a last look at Cortina. once more. Afterwards, the trail becomes steeper and steeper and leads to the Forcella Zumèles. A fantastic panorama at the highest point will soon make you forget the efforts of the ascent.
Afterwards, it is almost all downhill through the idyllic Val Padeon to the end of the stage in Ospitale. You then continue by public bus to the Alta Pusteria.
Ascent: approx. 900 m / descent approx. 650 m / approx. 4-5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in
Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco

Day 7: Departure
Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Dolomites Alta Via
Tour Code: ZZ-HKITFA07
7 days / 6 nights ~$985.00
Dates: June

Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Innsbruck
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