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 05th to 15th

September 04th to 14th

 


Distance

  • approx. 118 km (74 miles)
  • approx. +8100 m (27000 feet) elevation gain
  • approx. -9000 m (30000 feet) elevation loss
  • 10 or more days (Max: 14)

Included in the price

  • Organization of all the logistics that includes the transfers to the starting point and the bookings in all huts
  • 9 nights accommodation with Half Board (breakfast + dinner) in all huts
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast in Belluno
  • Detailed maps of your trekking
  • Briefing of the tour with a local guide
  • Special Holimites Souvenir of your trip

*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
  • Baggage transfer from hut to hut
  • 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
  • Via ferrata with a certified UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guide on your last day (quote upon request)

Customized offer

Upon request, we can organize a specialized guide that walks with you during the trekking and baggage transfer

Trekking Dolomites
Altavia 1

From hut to hut on the Dolomites Alta Via 1

Description

The Dolomites Alta Via “1” starts at the fairy tale-like contours of the Braies Lake and finishes in the quaint city of Belluno.

A total of 118 km will be covered in your walks of approximately 10 days or more. Holimites will take care of all the logistics including booking all of your overnight stays in the huts. Transfer to the Braies Lake, the Alta Via #1 trail head, is included as is a tour briefing with a local guide.

This basic program is based on 10 walking days. Upon request, we can plan and organize your trip for more days.

 

Length 10 nights

Level °°°°

Program

ARRIVAL IN ALTA BADIA:
Meet at the Hotel in Alta Badia for dinner and general briefing with a guide


1st Day: approx. 9,5 km (5,9 miles) with +980 m (3220 feet) e. g.;

-320 m (1050 feet) e. l. Transfer to the start of AltaVia. From Braies Lake to Sennes Natural Park. Dinner and overnight stay in hut.


2nd Day: approx. 10,2 km (6,4 miles) with +560 m (1800 feet) e. g.;

-650 m (2100 feet) e. l. From Sennes-Braies Natural Park to Fanes Natural Park. Dinner and overnight stay in hut.


3rd Day: approx. 15 km (9,5 miles) with +1.250 m (4100 feet) e. g.;

-570 m (1900 feet) e. l. From Fanes Natural Park to Lagazuoi/Falzarego. Dinner and overnight stay in hut.


4th Day: approx. 11,5 km (7,2 miles) with +550 m (1800 feet) e. g.;

-1.100 m (3600 feet) e. l. From Lagazuoi/Falzarego to Nuvolau/Giau. Dinner and overnight stay in hut.


5th Day: approx. 13 km (8 miles) with +450 m (1500 feet) e. g.;

-1.000 m (3300 feet) e. l. From Nuvolau/Giau to Passo Staulanza. Dinner and overnight stay in hut.


6th Day: approx. 11 km (7 miles) with +950 m (3100 feet) e. g.;

-500 m (1600 feet) e. l. From Passo Staulanza to Civetta. Dinner and overnight stay in hut.


7th Day: approx. 16,5 km (10,3 miles) with +1.050 m (3400 feet) e. g.; -1.700 m (5600 feet) e. l. From Civetta to Passo Duran. Dinner and overnight stay in hut.


8th Day: approx. 16 km (10 miles) with +1.200 m (3900 feet) e. g.;

-1.100 m (3600 feet) e. l. From Passo Duran to Pian de Fontana. Dinner and overnight stay in hut.


9th Day: approx. 12 km (7,5 miles) with +550 m (1800 feet) e. g.;

-1.700 m (5600 feet) e. l. From Pian de Fontana to the main street of Belluno. Overnight stay in hotel.


10th Day: Departure

*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 Belluno to Alta Badia, any city or airport.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

I have some Issues with elevation, is that a problem?
The runs each day are between 1.500 and 2.300 meters altitude (between 4900 and 7500 feet). In addition, the huts for the overnight stays are above 2.100 meters (6900 feet). If you have trouble with high elevations, please consult a doctor or medical professional for their expert opinion before booking this trip.

 

Are there minimum skills requested?
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 during the special week.
 
Is some training necessary before partecipating 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. 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.

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.

Is the Alta Via #1 easier as the program of "The Best of AV #1 & #2"?
Do not be fooled from the total of km (miles) of each stage. The AV #1 is quite more challenging because of the difference in altitude and the number of trekking days. If you have never been into the Dolomites, we recommend to start with our "The Best of AV #1 & #2" trekking program. This program combines the most beautiful spots of the two Alta Via.
 
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.