Price

starting 1.080,00 €

per person


Guided tour

*starting 1.580,00 €

per person

contact us for further informations


PERIOD

Starting mid June until mid September

 

*GUIDED TOUR 2018

July 19th to 28th


DISTANCE

  • approx. 124 km
  • 8 stages
  • 9 or more days (Max: 14)

 INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Organization of all the logistics that includes the bookings in all huts/hotels
  • 9 nights accommodation with Half Board (breakfast + dinner) in all hotels and huts
  • Detailed maps of your trekking
  • Briefing of the tour with a local guide
  • Special Holimites Souvenir

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*INCLUDED DURING THE GUIDED TOUR

  • All the services mentioned under the heading “Included in the price”
  • Local guide
  • Hut to hut baggage transfer
  • Lunch in mountain huts (starter or main dish)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks during meals
  • Venice airport roundtrip transfer

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Beverages, and anything not mentioned under the heading "Included in the price"
  • Detailed maps of the trekking during the guided weeks
  • Cancellation insurance

EXTRAS

  • Each extra day: from 80,00 euro/person/day
  • Single room accommodation: +100,00 euro (only available in hotels and not in huts)
  • Mid season (July): + 75 euro/person
  • High season (August):  + 115,00 euro/person

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CUSTOMIZED OFFER

Upon request, we can organize a specialized guide that walks with you during the whole or part of the Alta Via.

Trekking Dolomites
Alta Via 2

From hut to hut on the Dolomites Alta Via 2

Description

It is the High Route 1’s sister route reveals equally spectacular scenery along an approx. 124 km itinerant trek of 8 stages from Erbe Pass to the famous Pale di San Martino.

Holimites will take care of all your travel logistics; making reservations for you in various huts, providing you with all the maps and information needed to fully enjoy this fantastic walk and breathtaking views that only the Dolomites can offer.


Length 9 nights

Level °°°°°

Program

ARRIVAL DAY Meet and Greet and welcome presentation by one of our guides with dinner

1st Stage: approx. 13,5 km (8,5 miles) with +1.300 m (4270 feet) e. g.; -350 m (1150 feet) e.l. From Badia to the Schlüter Hut. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.

2nd  Stage: approx. 19 km (11,8 miles) with +1.100 m (3600 feet) e. g.; -1260 m (4130 feet) e.l. From the Schlüter Hut to the Frara Pass. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.

3rd Stage: approx. 12 km (7,5 miles) with +1150 m (3770 feet) e. g.;

-700 m (2300 feet) e.l. From Frara Pass to Kostner Hut. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.

4th Stage: approx. 13 km (8 miles) with +650 m (2130 feet) e. g.;

-1.200 m (3950 feet) e.l. From Kostner Hut to the foot of the Marmolada Peak. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


5th Stage: approx. 18,5 km (11,5 miles) with +1.250 m (4100 feet)  e. g.; -1.300 m (4300 feet) e.l. From Marmolada to San Pellegrino Pass. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.

6th Stage: approx. 18,5 km (11,5 miles) with +900 m (3000 feet)  e. g.; -800 m (2600 feet) e.l. From San Pellegrino Pass to Rolle Pass. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.

7th Stage: approx. 8 km (5 miles) with +850 m (2800 feet)  e. g.;

-350 m (1100 feet) e.l. From Rolle Pass to the Pale di San Martino. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.

8th Stage: approx. 21 km (13,2 miles) with +150 meters (490 feet)  e. g.; -2040 m (6700 feet) e.l. From Pale di San Martino to Taibon Agordino. Transfer to Agordo and overnight in hotel.

*During the guided tour you will return back to Badia by car with overnight stay in hotel with halfboard and final greetings.

Upon request, we will organize your transfer from Agordo to Alta Badia, any city or airport.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Which one is the most difficult tour offerd by Holimites?
Alta Via 2 is considered to be the most difficult trekking program offered by Holimites due to the length of the stages and the difference in altitude covered. If you've never been trekking in the Dolomites, we strongly suggest you begin with our program "Best of Alta Via 1&2" or Alta Via #1.

 

Is some training necessary before participating in this trekking tour?

Yes, it is highly recommended. Sore legs, blisters, or other ailments related to walking after the first stage can possibly ruin the entire week for someone. The Alta Via is suited for people that are already strong walkers
that can manage treks with fully packed backpacks.

It is absolutely necessary to have some trekking experience on mountain trails and exposed sections. A good ability to read maps and use a compass is a must. If you don’t feel confident with this minimum skills you can learn this on the guided trekking.

Participating in a trekking group requires having to keep up a certain pace in order to finish the scheduled stages. If your legs are shutting down or your physical preparedness is constraining the rest of the group to slow down and making group compatibility problematic, your Guide may decide you need to tone down, leaving the pack. Your alternatives in this case are:
a) to shuttle throughout the day on the service van, each day, to the next hut or
b) to take a shuttle 'bump up' to the last hotel, where you can finish your vacation doing some great day hikes.

 

I have some Issues with elevation, is that a problem?
The runs each day are between 1.500 and 2.300 meters altitude (between 4,900 and 7,500 feet). In addition, the huts for the overnight stays are above 2000 meters (6,600 feet) If you have trouble with high elevations,
please consult a doctor or medical professional for their expert opinion before booking this trip.


What happens in the case of bad weather?
Sir Alan Flemming once stated: “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing”. But, it’s surely possible that bad weather conditions may prohibit our planned tour in some cases. If this happens to
be the case, a phone call to our office from the hut you are staying at is all that’s needed. We will gladly reorganize all of the upcoming stages of your trekking tour so that you can arrive as planned at the end of the
Alta Via; even if you have to take a 1 day break to allow weather conditions to clear up.

 

I want do to a self-guided trekkint. Are the trails well marked?

Yes, the trails are well marked, but it‘s important to pay attention and be sure to stay on the correct path. During the briefing a local guide will explain you every stage exactly.

 

The programs on the catalog don‘t match my expectations. Are there alternative offers?

On request, Holimites can customize a program for you. Is the tour too long or the stages to challenging? Do you prefer a different itinerary? Would you like to book some extra days to relax in the hotel or on a mountain hut? Just send us a request and we will do our best to meet your needs.

 

Should I expect to climb a Via Ferrata?

Our standard programs don't include a Via Ferrata. But gladly we can organize one for you with a certified IFMGA-UIAGM Alpine Guide. There is the opportunity to do the Via Ferrata during a stage or you can add an extra day at the beginning or at the end of your tour.

 

Overnight stay on the mountain huts...

You will be surprised of how lovely our mountain huts are. However, they have to be considered a rifugio in the mountains and not a hotel. So you won’t find all the luxury features you find in the towns.

In the huts there are blankets and pillows. We suggest to bring sleeping bags inlay with you.

All hotels and huts are well informed about dietary restrictions, like gluten or lactose intolerance. Everywhere you will find a vegetarian or vegan alternative.

Not all huts accept credit cards. So we suggest to bring some cash with you, to pay drinks, snacks or extras which are not included in the offer.

 

What about having lunch in the mountains?

For lunch you can stop in one of the huts to taste some traditional food or you have the possibility to buy a lunch package in the hut where you overnight.