Truly a hiker's paradise, thousands of trails wind their way between
the fantastic pinnacles of the jagged Dolomite Mountains, and the Alta
Via represent the “best of the best.” These routes are multi-day,
hut-to-hut alpine tours, and offer some the most breathtaking,
challenging, multi-day trails available in this mountainous wonderland.
The Alta Via 1 is a fantastic trek, highlighted by breathtaking
views, rustic and lively mountain refuges, a sense of excitement of what
lies around the next bend or the next pass and the satisfaction of
traveling by foot through this beautiful and remote area. On this quick
getaway, we’ve shortened the classic trek, but retained all the
highlights and excitement of traveling across the Dolomites! Our linear
trip travels north to south through the Italian Alps, covering the
second portion of the AV1.
The impressiveness of the scenery and the variety of terrain on this route is matched only by the warmth and hospitality offered by the mountain huts. The unusual contrasts in landscapes, changing colours and textures of the mountains and curious mix of Italian and Austrian influences means fantastic hiking, stunning scenery, and plenty of pasta!
- Trek the second part of the Alta Via 1 – one of the famous High Routes of the Dolomites!
- Hike from hut to hut and enjoy the atmosphere of a different mountain rifugio each night.
- Short on time? This is the ultimate quick getaway for hikers looking for a classic route and a great experience in the Dolomites.
Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (B)
Want to learn more about our Hotels and B&Bs?
The Dolomites has a multi-faceted culture and history that is reflected in each village we visit, and we make sure to provide you with the most authentic experience of the region possible through the hotels and B&Bs we offer. Hotels and chalets are available in the larger villages, while agriturismos (working farms with accommodations similar to B&Bs) are more common in rural areas. And we always make sure you have access to inspired regional cuisine, and the best panoramas you can get in the Dolomites!
Want to learn more about our Mountain Inns & Rifugi?
Rifugi – or mountain huts in English – are the classic accommodation for hikers, climbers, mountaineers, and ski mountaineers in the Alps. Set in spectacular locations high in the Dolomites, rifugi are accessible only on foot (with a few exceptions that are reachable by car). These marvelous establishments are open primarily in the summer, with a select few in winter, and offer meals and sleeping facilities.
The Dolomite rifugi are considered the best in the Alps. While some are dormitory style with bunk beds, many meet the standard of a simple guest house with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms, and each has its own unique character and charm. Bedding and linens are provided, hot showers are available, and meals are served in common dining areas – like a small mountain inn set high in the mountains with the most incredible vistas in the Dolomites. Whether you’re hiking in summer or skiing in winter, an overnight rifugio stay is not to miss on a Dolomite holiday.
To learn even more about rifugi in the Dolomites, check out our Rifugios in the Dolomites article, and learn about one of the best ways to experience these incredible mountains!
Want to see the Dolomites in action?
Check out the high definition videos in our SUMMER VIDEO GALLERY!
Want to learn more about hiking in the Dolomites?
Check out our Tips for Hiking in the Dolomites article!
Want to know what type of weather you should expect on your trip?
Check out our Climate and Weather in the Dolomites article!
Want to learn what it’s like to stay in a rifugio before you visit?
Check out our Rifugios in the Dolomites article!
Still want more adventure?
We can add several days of via ferrata to your trip! Ask us for details.
Prefer a longer trek?
Check out our 10-day Hiking the Alta Via N.1 of the Dolomites and hike the entire Alta Via 1!
Want even more? Why not extend your adventure!
Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip in the Dolomites. Explore Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Florence, or Milan, or any of the many other magical places found throughout Italy. There's no more perfect way to recover from jet lag upon arrival, or delay your return to reality at the end of your trip!
€ 3.490 per person (2 participants)
€ 2.460 per person (4 participants)
€ 2.070 per person (6 participants)
The cost is based on the specified hotel category. (Please see the cost inclusions list). If you would like an upgrade, please get in touch with us for a quotation.
Self Guided Trip:
€ 1.430 per person (2 participants)
€ 1.320 per person (4 participants)
€ 1.260 per person (6 participants)
- There is a high-season 15% surcharge from July 14th to Sept 8th.
- There is a private-room supplement in Rifugi: €40 per Rifugio, per person per night (based on availability).
- Prices may increase between the time of quotation and booking. Your Dolomite Mountains consultant will inform you of any changes.
- Trip briefing
- Logistics and map of the area
- 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo
- 4 nights accommodation in rifugio (shared dormitories)
- All breakfasts
- Dinners in rifugios
- Local English speaking hiking guide (guided trips)
- Lift tickets if guided
- Transfers on days 2 and 6
- A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral
- Local tourist tax
- Italian VAT tax