Dolomites Alta Via 1 Complete (Extended)

A well-paced 2 week trip along the iconic Italian ‘High Route 1’ through the best of the Dolomiti mountains, with a mid-walk rest day to recharge and explore the region’s ‘hiking capital’ of Cortina. Follow the full Alta Via 1 from north to south on some 140 km of well way-marked trails. Enjoy the greatest summits and vistas of the Dolomites, including Lake Braies at the start of the trail; the imposing Sennes and Fanes massifs and natural parks; Monte Lagazuoi with its sky-scraping rifugio; the Tofana range with its WWI battlefields, Croda da Lago with its lakeside Rifugio and further numerous enchanting mountain passes.

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difficult
9.7 km
4:00 h
942 m
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
Hiking trail · Kronplatz
Rifugio Sennes to Rifugio Fanes
difficult
9.9 km
4:00 h
568 m
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
Hiking trail · Kronplatz
Rifugio Fanes to Rifugio Lagazuoi
difficult
12 km
5:00 h
1056 m
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
Hiking trail · Kronplatz
Rifugio Fanes to Rifugio Scotoni
difficult
9.7 km
4:00 h
535 m
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
Hiking trail · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Rifugio Lagazuoi to Cortina
difficult
13.3 km
5:00 h
412 m
1845 m
From Rifugio Lagazuoi walk out across rocky slopes dotted with the remains of WWI gun ramparts, trenches and officers’ quarters - a poignant place ...
from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Dolomites
Rifugio Scotoni to Cortina
difficult
17.5 km
6:30 h
941 m
1722 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
Hiking trail · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Cortina to Rifugio Nuvolau
difficult
12.6 km
5:15 h
1339 m
16 m
Pass through rhododendron forests to be greeted by views of Cinque Torri's peaks on the way to Rifugio Nuvolau.
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from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Rifugio Nuvolau to Rifugio Croda da Lago Palmieri
difficult
8.3 km
3:00 h
399 m
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
Hiking trail · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Rifugio Croda di Lago Palmieri to Rifugio Coldai
difficult
15 km
5:30 h
1034 m
955 m
Walk from Rifugio Croda di Lago Palmieri to Rifugio Coldai on scree slopes and through green pastures.  
from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Belluno
Rifugio Coldai to Rifugio Vazzoler
moderate
8.5 km
3:00 h
331 m
750 m
Walk from Rifugio Coldai to Rifugio Vazzoler with fantastic views of Lago di Alleghe. 
from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
difficult
11 km
4:45 h
1039 m
1167 m
Walk from Rifugio Vazzoler to Rifugio Passo Duran through the Parco Nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi. 
from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
difficult
16.1 km
6:30 h
1099 m
1031 m
Walk from Rifugio Passo Duran to Rifugio Fontana with ever-impressive alpine vistas. 
from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
difficult
11.6 km
5:00 h
480 m
1672 m
Embark on the final stage of the Alta Via 1, walking from Rifugio Fontana to La Pissa bus stop.
from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure