Dolomites Alta Via Treks

The Best of Alta Via 1 & 2

Working with Mother Nature – Can’t choose between Alta Via 1 and 2? Trek parts of both! Enjoy a wonderful hut-to-hut journey across the most spectacular parts of two of the “High Routes” of the Dolomites – an adventure set to reveal incredible sweeping vistas of dramatic peaks and lush green valleys, while limiting impact on the region.

Trip Overview

One of the best ways to explore the Dolomites is hiking an Alta Via, the "high routes" of the Dolomites. These north-to-south trails embody the beauty of the Dolomite Mountains – offering vistas of more than 80% of these mountains on a single journey!
The Alta Via 1 and 2 are both beautiful long-distance trails – and on this exceptional trip, you'll combine the best of both trails, hiking north to south, from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Moena in Val di Fassa. Begin by hiking across the Cinque Torri, and the Pelmo and Civetta areas covering the second portion of Alta Via 1. Next hike part of the Alta Via 2, from the foot of the highest mountain in the Dolomites, the majestic Marmolada (3,342m / 10,964'), cross into Val di Contrin, and ultimately into the Val di Fassa.
The impressive scenery and the variety of terrain on this route perfectly match the warmth and hospitality offered by the mountain huts. The unusual contrasts in landscapes, changing colors and textures of the mountains, and a curious mix of Italian and Austrian influences mean fantastic hiking, stunning scenery, and plenty of pasta!
Alta Via 1 has become very popular in recent years thanks to a combination of advertising, word of mouth, and increased travel to the region, attracted by this incredible landscape being inscribed a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2009. As we all know, one of the risks of being iconic is being overused.That’s why we created this best-of trip – by offering sections of both the Alta Via 1 and 2, we are able to remove some of the strain on these routes and distribute the impact across a broader area, while still offering an incredible experience in these majestic mountains. As with all of these trails, they deserve all the care we can give them.


  • Enjoy hiking on a combination of Alta Via 1 and 2, blended to perfection and eager to impress
  • Admire a variety of different landscapes and geological features, as you cross over multiple regions and through several natural parks
  • Hike hut-to-hut, enjoying the atmosphere of a different mountain rifugio each night and unique cuisine
  • Discover the charms of Cinque Torri, Pelmo and Civetta areas, the Marmolada Glacier, and Val di Fassa
  • Travel through Dolomite villages and towns including Cortina d’Ampezzo and Moena in Val di Fassa
  • This itinerary is part of our commitment to responsible travel and our partnership with The Long Run, one of the world’s largest sustainable development initiatives led by nature-based businesses

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 Cortina d'Ampezzo

  • Day 2

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 5

    Hotel in Malga Ciapela (B,D)

  • Day 6

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 7

    Hotel in Moena, Val di Fassa (B,D)

  • Day 8


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!


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

Guided Trip:
€ 4.620 per person (2 participants)
€ 3.060 per person (4 participants)
€ 2.570 per person (6 participants)

Self Guided Trip:
€ 2.070 per person (2 participants)
€ 1.730 per person (4 participants)
€ 1.640 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 maps of the area
  • 1 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • 5 nights accommodation in rifugios (shared dormitories)
  • 1 night accommodation in 4-star hotel in Moena
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners (except on day 1 in Cortina d'Ampezzo)
  • Local English speaking Professional hiking guide (guided trips)
  • Lift tickets if guided
  • Transfers in the area as per itinerary
  • Duffel bag transfer to your rifugios on Days 3 and 5 - please bring the duffel bag from home
  • Luggage transfers from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Moena
  • A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral 
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

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