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;
Starting from Badia we cross the Passo Juvel to arrive in Longiarù, a typical and characteristic little mountain village. We continue our walk along the walls of Monte Putia until we reach the Forcella Putia and finally the hut. 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.;
Walking under the imposing walls of the Odle, we bypass the Forcella della Roa to reach Col Raiser in Val Gardena. 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.;
We cross the pastures of Resciesa and Seceda and descend to Ortisei, known for its picturesque pedestrian area. On the opposite side of the village we take the gondola which brings us 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 Under the eyes of the Sciliar mountain we cross Alpe di Siusi, Europe’s largest plateau, up to the Sasso Piatto hut. Walking at the foot of the same mountain we reach Col Rodella/Passo Sella. 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.;
In the presence of the Sella group and the Sasso Lungo mountain we descend to Plan de Gralba. For here we walk up to Passo Gardena. Once we reach the pass we walk towards the little village of 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 we take the path to the Boè lake, a small alpine lake with clear waters. After a short break we go down to Passo Campolongo and following the hunters’ path we reach 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.;
We cross the pastures of Pralongià and walking along the Settsass mountain we arrive at Passo Valparola. Form here we go up to the Lagazuoi mountain, symbol of the First World War. 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.;
Leaving Lagazuoi behind us we start the descent towards the Dibona hut at the foot of the immense Tofane, to reach the village of Cortina, where the Olympic Games of 2026 will take place. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
9th day: departure.
The program can be personalized! We can modify the single stages or shorten and/or extend the duration of the tour.
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 with a local expert?
ESCORTED TOURS 2022
KEEP IT PRIVATE:
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 you 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.
We recommend arriving in the Dolomites one/two days prior to your tour departure to acclimatize and adjust to the time change.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Bookings of all accommodations
* INCLUDED DURING THE GUIDED TOUR
All services mentioned under "included in the price"
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Extra days: € 85,00 per person and night
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.