Arrival in Alta Badia: Meet and Greet in the hotel and briefing by one of our Holimites trail experts. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
1st day: approx. 13,5 km (8,5 miles) with +1.300 m (4270 feet) elevation gain; -350 m (1150 feet) elevatio loss
From Badia to Longiarù, a typical and characteristic mountain village, we continue under the walls of Mount Putia to the Forcella del Putia and then to Genova hut. Dinner and overnight stay in the hut.
2nd day: approx. 19 km (11,8 miles) with +1.100 m (3600 feet) e. g.; -1260 m (4130 feet) e.l.
From Genova hut, we follow our way to the south. Along the path we can admire a splendid panorama of Puez and Odle. We are immersed in the Puez-Odle Natural Park, an area of geological and floristic interest. The day ends on the Gardena Pass. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
3rd day: approx. 6 km (4 miles) with +1010 m (3315 feet) e. g.; -260 m (855 feet) e.l.
Starting from Gardena Pass, we hike uphill through the steep valley of Val Setus. The last part is challenging and technical (trail with fixed iron ropes). We continue our way towards South and soon we find ourselves in the heart of the Sella massive. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
(If you prefer to avoid the technical part, we can propose you an alternative route)
4th day: approx. 13 km (8 miles) with +400 m (1315 feet) e. g.; -1.225 m (4020 feet) e.l.
Leaving the hut behind, we cross the Sella plateau and reach Passo Pordoi, one of the most panoramic stages of the trek begins. Walking on the Via del Pan we can admire a breathtaking view of the Queen of the Dolomites: the Marmolada glacier, and at her feet the beautiful Fedaia lake. The stage will end at the lake. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
5th day: approx. 19,5 km (11,5 miles) with +1.250 m (4100 feet) e. g.; -1.300 m (4300 feet) e.l.
From Fedaia Pass, we hike downhill direction Val di Fassa. On the left side we take the trail through the Val Contrin. Hiking over the Passo delle Girelle, we reach Passo San Pellegrino. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
6th day: approx. 18,5 km (11,5 miles) with +900 m (3000 feet) e. g.; -800 m (2600 feet) e.l.
Walking on the grassy meadows of San Pellegrino ski area we reach the altitude from where we can admire the view of Pelmo, Civetta and Tofane mountains. The day ends in Passo Rolle, at the foot of Pale di San Martino. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
7th day: approx. 8 km (5 miles) with +850 m (2800 feet) e. g.; -350 m (1100 feet) e.l.
Starting from Passo Rolle we walk in the presence of the elegant and majestic coral mountains, the Pale di San Martino, to Rosetta hut, at an altitude of 2581m. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
8th day: approx. 17,5 km (11 miles) with +65 meters (215 feet) e. g.; -1660 m (5450 feet) e.l.
The last day of trekking is totally downhill. From the hut, we descend in the valley to Gares, passing through Val Bona. After a short break we continue to Canale d'Agordo, the birthplace of Pope Luciani.
9th day: departure.
1st day: ca. 6,5 km (4 miles) / +930 m (3050 feet) e.g.
Transfer from Badia to Bressanone, a small city full of history and art. Don't miss a short visit to the city center, before starting the tour. From Bressanone, we hike uphill through green meadows and vineyards to the village of San Andrea. With the cable car we ascent to the Plose mountain. This is the proper starting point of the Alta Via #2. We follow the trail and soon we reach our first hut. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
2nd day: ca. 13,5 km (8,4 miles) / +540 m (1770 feet) e. g.; -680 m (2230 feet) e.l.
We cross the Plose ski resort and ascent to the Forcella del Putia. And here we are, in the middle of the Natural Park Puez Odle. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
After the first 2 "PLUS"-days, the tour continues according to the standard program (2nd day: from the Natural Park Puez Odles to Passo Gardena).
The program can be personalized! We can modify the single stages or shorten and/or extend the duration of the tour.