Dolomites in a glimpse

The 3-day hut to hut trekking






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Are you short on time, but want to fulfill your dream of spending a hut-to-hut vacation in the Dolomites?

This is the perfect program for you. It is a 3-day (4-night) hiking loop, starting from the high plateau of Alpe di Rodengo, crossing the hillsides of Mount Putia at Passo delle Erbe, and ending at the foot of the imposing walls of Sas dla Crusc (Santa Croce).

Overnight stays are scheduled in huts and hotels, here the kindness of the hosts will make you feel at home. It will also be possible to taste typical local dishes and perhaps some homemade grappas.


Length 4 nights

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Arrival in Alta Badia: Chek-in at the hotel and general briefing with a local Holimites expert.
Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

1st day: approx. 12,3 km (7,6 miles) / +1140 m (3740 feet) elevation gain; -95 (312 feet) elevation loss

The starting point of our tour is Casteldarne, an idyllic village in Val Pusteria, reachable by bus. From the village center we follow the signs to Rodenecker-Lüsner Alm. The trail leads through the forest to the vast plateau at 2,000 m above sea level. With breathtaking views of the Zillertal and Stubai mountain groups, as well as the Dolomite peaks, we will end the day, enjoying the sunset over the mountain pastures.

Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.

2nd day: approx. 17 km (10,6 miles) / +690 m (2264 feet) e.g.; -395 m (1296 feet) e.l.

Today's route is dedicated to the Alta Via that connects the cities of Munich with Venice. The path takes us through the pastures of the Alpe di Rodengo and finally to the summit of Astjoch (2194 m), the highest point of today's stage. We continue to the Glittner Lake, getting closer and closer to Monte Muro, where we will spend the night.

Dinner and overnight stay in a hut. (According to the offer)

3rd day: approx. 21,5 km (13,4 miles) / +785 m (2575 feet) e.g.; -1585 m (5200 feet) e.l.

After a rich breakfast we set off toward the Passo delle Erbe. Following the path over mountain meadows where cows are grazing, we walk around Monte Putia and the wonderful Sas dla Crusc appears in the background. Now we descend to the typical Ladin village Longiarù. Here you can spot the "viles," which are typical rural settlements spread over the hillsides of Val Badia at an altitude between 1,200 and 1,700 meters. Walking among ancient houses and barns, we will suddenly find ourselves immersed in Ladin culture. We cross the Juvel Pass and descend to the small village of Badia.

Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

4th day: Departure.

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You have the possibility to do this tour with one of our local tour experts, or, if you prefer, a self-guided tour.

What are the advantages of an escorted tour – a tour with a local expert?

  • The local expert knows the trails like the back of his hand, and is also well informed about mountains, fauna and flora, and the many traditions of the Dolomites world. Are you already fascinated by the Dolomite legends?
  • The tour is enriched with so much knowledge and information.
 Tales, stories, and high quantity of tips from locals - from people who grew up here and have much more to tell than the best book.
  • Luggage transport from hut to hut is also a big plus.
You can hike with a small backpack, because your luggage is already waiting for you in the next hut.
  • In addition to breakfast and dinner, lunch is also included. Of course, the local expert knows where you get the best dumplings, the most delicious pasta, and the most fluffy cake.
  • The weather, or more specifically, bad weather, is not to be underestimated in the mountains, and our local experts have years of experience with it. In case of thunderstorms, rain or even snowfall (yes, even in August it can snow sometimes), they know exactly what to do.
  • The correct estimation of the hiking pace is a skill learned over time. When hiking alone, it’s difficult to keep the same pace. This can result in a serious miscalculation of walking time. The guide know exactly when it’s time to take a break, or to push the group with a chocolate bar.
  • The community: during our guided tours, people meet who already have something in common from the beginning: the love for nature and being active. The popularity of our guides with the various hut owners can also turn out to be a great benefit (we just say: Grappa!).


  • on request


Do you want to reserve one of our guided tours exclusively for you and your group of friends? Choose any tour that you like, contact us and remember to tell us how many people are in your group. We will send you a personalized quote based on the number of participants.


from mid June to the beginning of October

If you opt for the self-guided tour, you can choose your preferred travel time. Send us your estimated dates of arrival/departure and we will send you a detailed offer.


Holimites is keen to help you plan and organize your arrival and departure.

Together we will find the best travel solution, and we will help you to book bus or train tickets, arrange the car rental, or book a private transfer service.

Here you will find more information about travel to the Dolomites.

We recommend arriving in the Dolomites one/two days prior to your tour departure to acclimatize and adjust to the time change.


  • Bookings of all accommodations
  • Accommodation with half board (breakfast+dinner) according to the offer
  • Detailed maps and roadbook
  • Briefing with a Holimites trail expert
  • All taxes
  • Special Holimites Souvenir


  • All the services mentioned under “Included in the price”
  • Local tour escort at your disposal during the tour
  • Transfer as per offer
  • Baggage transfer from hotel/hut to hotel/hut (where possible)
  • Lunch in mountain huts (starter or main dish)
  • Hiking maps and roadbooks are not included during the escorted tours


  • Beverages and anything not mentioned under "Included in the price"
  • Cancellation insurance


  • Extra days: from € 115,00 per person and night
  • Single room: € 120,00 (available only in hotels, not in huts)
  • Mid season (August till mid of September): € 50,00 per person
  • High season (July):  € 65,00 € per person

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Is some training necessary before participating in this trekking tour?

Yes, it's highly recommended. Sore legs, blisters, or other ailments related to walking after the first stage can possibly ruin the entire week for someone. The hiking programs are 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 is a must for self-guided tours.

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.


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 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.