Take a self-guided tour or with one of our experts along the lunar landscape of the Puez Natural Park. Rest on the soft meadows of the Alpe di Siusi, cross Corvara and the Second World War trenches along the Valparola Pass, to reach Cortina d'Ampezzo.
After covering the 8 stages of 100 km, 6,360m elevation gain and 6,140m elevation loss, you can say that you have experienced the Dolomites at its best.
Lenght 9 nights
Arrival in Alta Badia: Meet and greet in the hotel and briefing with a Holimites trail expert. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
1st day: approx. 14 km (8.7 miles) / +1.350 m (4430 feet) elevation gain ; -350 m (1150 feet) elevation loss;
From Badia passing trough the typical mountain village Longiarù to the bottom of Monte Putia. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
2nd day: approx. 10 km (6.2 miles) / +600 m (1970 feet) e.g.; -830 m (2725 feet) e.l.;
From the pasture of Putia, over Forcella dla Roa to Col Raiser. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
3rd day: approx. 18 km (11.2 miles) / +510 m (1673 feet) e.g. ; -1.210 m (1970 feet) e.l.;
From Col Raiser to Ortisei and by cable car to Alpe di Siusi. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut/hotel (Possibility to use the public bus or lifts).
4th day: approx. 11 km (6.9 miles) with +520 m (1710 feet) e.g. -270 m (890 feet) e.l.;
From Alpe di Siusi to Col Rodella, at the foot of Sasso Piatto. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
5th day: approx. 13 km (8 miles) / +400 m (1315 feet) e.g.; -950 m (3120 feet) e.l.;
From Col Rodella over Passo Sella and Passo Gardena, to Colfosco. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
6th day: approx. 10,5 km (6.5 miles) / +990 m (3250 feet) e.g.; -550 m (1800 feet) e.l.;
From Colfosco through Boè and Passo Campolongo to Cherz. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
7th day: approx. 16 km (10 miles) / +1.240 m (4070 feet) e.g.; -640 m (2100 feet) e.l.;
From Cherz over Passo Valparola to Lagazuoi. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
8th day: approx. 14,5 km (9 miles) / +330 m (1085 feet) e.g.; -1.790 m (1875 feet) e.l.;
From Lagazuoi to Rif. Dibona and throuwards Cortina d'Ampezzo. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
9th day: departure.
from mid June to October
ESCORTED TOUR 2019
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
* INCLUDED DURING THE GUIDED TOUR
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
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.
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 tour escort 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.
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 a partecipant should have difficulty to be able to finish the stages, the guide can decide whether it makes sense to continue the tour (alternatives) or break of the tour.
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 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.
I want do to a self-guided trekking. 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 trail expert 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.