Dolomites Alta Via 1 - Classic

Our Classic Alta Via 1 tour covers the majority of this flag-ship trek over 8 walking days. Hike from beautiful Lake Braies through the east Italian Alps to finish just before Passo Duran, where the trail turns wilder and more remote. This version of the Alta Via 1 is perfect for fit hikers looking to spend just over a week walking one of Europe’s best long-distance trails.

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Viewing format
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 9.7 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 942 m
Descent 299 m

Walk from Lago di Braies (Pragser Wildsee) to Rifugio Sennes via Rifugio Biella on the Alta Via 1. 

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Kronplatz
Rifugio Sennes to Rifugio Fanes
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 9.9 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 568 m
Descent 639 m

Hike from Rifugio Sennes to Rifugio Fanes via Refugio Pederu admiring excellent views of the Sennes and Fanes massifs.

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Kronplatz
Rifugio Fanes to Rifugio Lagazuoi
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 12 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 1,056 m
Descent 412 m

Walk from Rifugio Fanes to Refugio Lagazuoi via Passo Tadega and Forcella del Lago - an undulating day with spectacular views ending at the ‘Museo ...

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Kronplatz
Rifugio Fanes to Rifugio Scotoni
Difficulty difficult
Distance 9.7 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 535 m
Descent 609 m

If there is no availability in Rifugio Lagazuoi you may be staying in Rifugio Scotoni instead. Your Destination Specialist will have discussed this ...

from Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Rifugio Lagazuoi to Rifugio Nuvolau
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 13.6 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 1,033 m
Descent 1,144 m

Today you can choose between one of the many trails taking from Rifugio Lagazuoi to Rifugio Nuvolau. 

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from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Dolomites
Rifugio Scotoni to Rifugio Nuvolau
Difficulty difficult
Distance 16.3 km
Duration 6:56 h
Ascent 1,590 m
Descent 1,042 m

If you are staying at Rifugio Scotoni instead of Rifugio Lagazuoi, follow this route. Today is a long day but can be shortened by taking an ...

from Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Rifugio Nuvolau to Rifugio Croda da Lago Palmieri
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 8.3 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 399 m
Descent 894 m

Walk from Rifugio Nuvolau to Rifugio Croda da Lago Palmieri via the Cinque Torri and it's hidden historic relics. 

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Rifugio Croda di Lago Palmieri to Rifugio Coldai
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 15 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 1,034 m
Descent 955 m

Walk from Rifugio Croda di Lago Palmieri to Rifugio Coldai on scree slopes and through green pastures.  

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Belluno
Rifugio Coldai to Rifugio Vazzoler
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.5 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 331 m
Descent 750 m

Walk from Rifugio Coldai to Rifugio Vazzoler with fantastic views of Lago di Alleghe. 

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Belluno
Rifugio Vazzoler to Agordo
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 13.9 km
Duration 5:45 h
Ascent 962 m
Descent 2,081 m

Walk from Rifugio Vazzoler to Agordo and catch a bus to Belluno.

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd