Dolomites Alta Via

Northern Italy Italy: (ZZ-HKITFA07)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/hiking_italy_dolomites_alta_via.aspx

Introduction
Northern Italy Italy
This hiking tour leads through three language areas and their related cultures.

Starting in the German-speaking Hochpustertal, you then go through the Ladin-speaking Fanes and you finish in the south of the Passo Falzàrego, where the Italian language dominates.
In addition to the visible traces of the former so-called Alpenfront (Alps Front) which can be seen in an open-air museum, this hiking path offers the possibility to meet this magical world in all its facets: extraordinary picturesque beauty, magnificent views, stunning peaks and wonderful walks. A true paradise and an exciting adventure for people who love the mountains!

The hiking route runs along marked mountain paths and hiking trails. The tour is suitable for anyone in good basic physical condition. Climbing experiences are not necessary!

Accomodation

Accommodations
During this trip, nights are spent in different locations.

Description
Accommodations consist of a mixture of 3 and 4 star hotels as well as 1 night spent in a mountain guesthouse. All locations offer private bedrooms with ensuite facilities.

Local tax
Some cities charge a tourist tax. These taxes are not included in the sale price of the tour and must be paid directly by you at check-in or check-out at the hotels.
This fee varies depending on the hotel category, the season and the number of days of stay. It is usually between 1 and 5 € per person per night.


Meals
All breakfasts are included.

Riding

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

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


Rates and Dates for Dolomites Alta Via

Rates include:

Accommodations, All breakfasts, Tour information package (maps, route descriptions...), Luggage transfers, Transfers according to program (cable-car and bus) & Phone htline service.

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20227 day self-guided tour - High€820$985
  • B
    20227 day self-guided tour - Low€750$900
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.2

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2022 Extra nights - please inquire 0 $0
2022 Single supplement 150 $180

Season Tour Dates  MinReserve
B 2022 06/12 - 06/18 7d / 6n 7 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve
B 2022 06/19 - 06/25 7d / 6n 7 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve
B 2022 06/26 - 07/02 7d / 6n 7 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve
A 2022 07/03 - 07/09 7d / 6n 7 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 07/10 - 07/16 7d / 6n 7 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 07/17 - 07/23 7d / 6n 7 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 07/24 - 07/30 7d / 6n 7 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 08/21 - 08/27 7d / 6n 7 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 08/28 - 09/03 7d / 6n 7 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
B 2022 09/04 - 09/10 7d / 6n 7 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve
B 2022 09/11 - 09/17 7d / 6n 7 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve
B 2022 09/18 - 09/24 7d / 6n 7 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve
B 2022 09/25 - 10/01 7d / 6n 7 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve

Dates Note: Custom dates possible for groups of 5+ pax

Rates do not include:

Drinks, Lunches and dinners & Travel insurance.
Tourist tax (if requested) has to be paid on the spot.

Note:

Due to COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic and certain travel restrictions we are applying some temporary policy changes to some of our tours.

For Dolomites Alta Via (ZZ-HKITFA07):
Due to the momentary unstable situation we have revised our booking policy by modifying it as follows:
- Modification of the reservation possible up to 28 days before arrival
- If the situation is more critical, in the face of official and legal restrictions or strict regulations due to the Covid 19 pandemic, rebooking will be possible up to 14 days before arrival.
This provision will be valid until further revoked!

For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page at https://www.hiddentrails.com/article/covid19update.aspx

Other Info
Meeting: Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco
Airport: Innsbruck
Transfer:

Climate:
                        Villabassa/Niederdorf area

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

32

37

45

52

61

68

72

70

63

53

41

32

Average Low Temperature (°F)

18

20

27

33

41

47

51

50

44

37

27

20

Average High Temperature (°C)

0

3

7

11

16

20

22

21

17

12

5

0

Average Low Temperature (°C)

-8

-7

-3

1

5

8

10

10

7

3

-3

-7

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

3

2

4

5

8

10

10

10

6

4

3

4

Source: NOAA


Seasons
This region benefits from a mild Mediterranean climate bringing a lot of sunshine throughout the year and allowing for clement winters.

What To Bring:
Equipment list

Documents
• Validpassport or ID card
• Money, Cheques and/or credit card
• International travel health insurance certificate

Hiking equipment
• Backpack
• Small backpack pharmacy
• Hiking poles (depending on taste)
• Pocket knife, picnic dish, cup/mug
• Water bottle(s) 1 – 2 litres per person
• Food (eg bread, salami, cheese, chocolate, dried fruit, nuts)
• Handkerchiefs
• Camera or Digital Camera (film, batteries /do not forget memory card)
• Mobile phone and charger
• Sunglasses

Clothing
• Hiking shoes
• Functional sports underwear
• T-Shirts
• Scarf (if required)
• Hat or cap – Sun protection is important!
• Jacket (Windstopper)
• Shorts
• Hiking socks
• Raincover
• Warm clothing
• Towel
• Toiletry