Price

starting 890,00 €

per person


Guided tour

*starting 1.230,00 €

per person

book

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PERIOD

Starting mid June until mid September

 

*GUIDED TOUR 2018

17th - 24th June

05th - 13th July *EXCLUSIVE

06th - 13th July

28th July - 04th August
07th - 14th September


 Inlcuded in the price

  • Organization of all the logistics that includes the bookings in all huts/hotels
  • Accommodation with half-board (breakfast + dinner)
  • Detailed maps of your trekking
  • Course briefing with one of our guides on your arrival day
  • Special Holimites Souvenir

*INCLUDED DURING THE GUIDED TOUR

  • All the services mentioned under the heading "price included"
  • Lunch in mountain huts (starter or main dish)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks during meals
  • Baggage transfers from hut to hut
  • Local guide for the entire duration of the trekking tour
  • Venice Airport roundtrip transfer 
  • *EXCLUSIVE: transfer from Badia to Braies Lake

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Not included in the price

  • Beverages and anything not mentioned under the heading “Included in the price”.
  • Cancellation insurance

Supplements

  • Extra days: 80,00 euro per person per day
  • Single accommodation:  +100,00 euro (only available in hotels, not in huts)
  • July / mid season:  +75,00 euro per person
  • August/ high season: +115,00 euro per person
  • *EXCLUSIVE: 2 additional guided days with start from the Braies Lake + 215,00 euro per person 


CUSTOMIZED OFFER

Upon request, we can also accommodate guided tours on other dates for small groups if availability allows

Trekking the best of Alta Via 1 and 2

Hut to Hut trekking through the majestic Dolomites

Description

The best of Alta Via 1 and 2 in an inspiring trekking tour from hut to hut through the best-known mountains of the Dolomites and their Natural Parks that belong to the world heritage of the UNESCO.

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 07 nights or 8 nights (*EXCLUSIVE)

Level °°°

Program

ARRIVAL IN ALTA BADIA: Meet and Greet in Badia and briefing by one of our guides immediately following dinner. Overnight stay in a Hotel.


1st Day:
Badia - Fanes Natural Park: approx. 17 km (10 miles) with +1.650 m (5420 feet) e. g.; -900 m (2950 feet) e. l. From Badia to Santa Croce mountain; through the Passo S.Antonio. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


2nd Day:
Fanes - Lagazuoi: approx. 12 km (7,5 miles) with +1.100 m (3600 feet) e. g.; -450 m (1480 feet) e. l.

From Fanes Natural Park to Lagazuoi through Forcella dal Lago. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


3rd Day:
Lagazuoi - Pralongià: approx. 13,5 km (8,4 miles) with +650 m (2130 feet) e. g.; -1.250 m (4100 feet) e. l.

From Lagazuoi to Pralongià passing through places where World War I was faught. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


4th Day:
Pralongià - Passo Gardena: approx. 14,5 km (9 miles) with +950 m (3120 feet) e. g.; -950 m (3120 feet) e. l. From Pralongià to Passo Gardena passing through Corvara. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


Possibility to do this stage at different levels of difficulty:
average: approx. 13 km (8 miles)  / +850 m (2800 feet) e.g.; 

-800 m (2600 feet) e.l.
challenging: approx. 15 km (9,5 miles)  / +1.000 m (3300 feet) e.g.;

-950 m (3120 feet) e.l.


5th Day:
Gardena -Rifugio Gardenacia: approx. 9,8 km (6 miles) with +650 m (2150 feet) e. g.; -750 m (2450 feet) e. l. Through the lunar landscaped Puez Natural Park. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


Possibility to do this stage at different levels of difficulty:
challenging: approx. 14 km (8,8 miles)  / +900 m (2900 feet) e.g.;

-1.000 m (3300 feet) e.l.

6th Day:
Rifugio Ghernacia - Badia: approx. 5 km (3 miles) with +10 m (35 feet) e. g.; -750 m (3460 feet) e. l.

Final stage from the Ghernacia hut which will lead you down to Badia; walking over the Ghernacia plateau with spectacular views of the Dolomites mountains. The fairy tale ending! Dinner and overnight stay in an hotel.


Possibility to do this stage at different levels of difficulty:
average: approx. 8 km (5 miles) / +250 m (820 feet) e.g.;

-950 m (3120 feet) e.l.
challenging: approx. 11,5 km (7 miles) / +350 m (1150 feet) e.g.;

-1050 m (3450 feet) e.l.

7th Day: Departure

*EXCLUSIVE:

1st Day:

Braies Lake - Sennes: approx. 9,5 km (5,9 miles) with +980 m (3220 feet) e. g.; -320 m (1050 feet) e. l.

Transfer to Braies Lake, from Braies Lake to Sennes Natural Park. Dinner and overnight stay in hut.

 

2nd Day:

Sennes - Fanes: approx. 10,2 km (6,4 miles) with +560 m (1840 feet) e. g.; -650 m (2130 feet) e. l.

From Sennes Natural Park to Fanes. Dinner and overnight stay in hut.

 

After the first two days the EXCLUSIVE tour will join the group of the classic tour from their second day on (see 2nd stage from Fanes to Lagazuoi).

 

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

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 treks each day are between 1.500 and 2.300 meters of altitude (between 4,900 and 7,500 feet). In addition, the huts for the overnight stays are above 2100 meters (6,900 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 even if you have to take a 1 day break to allow weather conditions to clear up.

 

What specific clothing do you recommend?
We suggest you always carry a light hydration pack with a few layers such as a light insulation jacket, gloves and a hat. Also, keep in mind that the weather in the mountains can quickly change. If your offer includes baggage transfer, we suggest you to pack some warmer and comfortable clothing, which can be left in your bag that we will transfer for you from hut to hut.

 

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.