Dolomites Alta Via Treks

Hiking Alta Via n.9 of the Dolomites

Enjoy an adventurous week of hiking a section of the Alta Via 9, bringing you to some of the most beautiful parts of the Dolomites. Bed down in cozy rifugios with views of iconic peaks and Alpine meadow belts, all while savoring the delicious traditional cuisine.

Trip Overview

Numerous High Routes cross the Dolomites, all of which have a north-south direction, connecting the northern part with the Po Valley. The Alta Via delle Dolomiti 9 is an exception. The high route is also known as "The Transversal" because it crosses the Eastern Dolomites from west to east.
It is one of the longest but also one of the easiest Dolomite High Routes, which follows a unitary and relatively continuous route. 
In this hiking itinerary, you'll see the Dolomites through a fascinating lens infused with awe-inspiring views, three beautifully distinct cultures, a powerful WW1 history, and all tastefully crowned with warm, passionate hospitality.


  • Experience sceneries of rare beauty in Val Ciamin
  • Venture across Alpe di Siusi - Europe's largest alpine plateau and a front-row seat facing the Dolomites.
  • Traverse the south face of the Sella Massif with incomparable views of some of the most famous Dolomites' peaks.
  • Discover & Explore the harsh realities of some of the WWI sites in the region.

Day By Day

Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of the Dolomite Mountains Team and your mountain guide. Daily mileage and altitude gain may vary depending on the device used.

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Val di Tires (D)

  • Day 2

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 5

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 6

    Hotel in Arabba (B,D)

  • Day 7


Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

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!

Prefer luxury accommodations?
You can also book a custom departure for this trip using our Luxury Hotels. For details, please contact us.

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!
Check out the high-definition videos in our SUMMER VIDEO GALLERY!

Still want more? Add one or two days to climb a via ferrata.

Want even more? Why not extend your adventure!
Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip to 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!


All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions.

Guided Trip:
€ 3.790 per person (2 participants)
€ 2.690 per person (4 participants)
€ 2.290 per person (6 participants)

Self Guided Trip:
€ 1.820 per person (2 participants)
€ 1.630 per person (4 participants)
€ 1.520 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.

We will do our best to accommodate you in the specified class of accommodations. However, if there is no availability in this category, we will offer you the next available classification at a supplementary price. 

Important to note:
  • 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.

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • 4 nights accommodation in rifugios (shared dormitories)
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners
  • Local English speaking hiking guide (guided trips)
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Luggage transfer from Val di Tires to Arabba
  • A €15 donation to Wow Nature's reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT Tax

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