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Rifugio Fontana to La Pissa Bus Stop

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Embark on the final stage of the Alta Via 1, walking from Rifugio Fontana to La Pissa bus stop.
difficult
Distance 11.6 km
5:00 h
480 m
1,672 m

Descend the twisting mountain track back into civilisation, find time to reflect on the incredible vistas, wonderful food and wine, and unique characters you’ll have met along the Alta Via 1. The final stage of the walk is on routes 514 and 518 to Rifugio Bianchet (1245 m), through woodland before joining route 503 to meet the road at La Pissa, from where you can take a bus (30 mins) to Belluno. 

Sadly there is no sign that this is the end of the Alta Via 1, except the bus stop that you’ll clearly see when you descend onto the road (it is close to La Pissa). However, you’ll be able to collect your pin at the tourist office in Belluno and celebrate this evening! 

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Minna Harshbarger
Update: August 31, 2018
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,730 m
Lowest point
461 m
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This route appears on the following itineraries:

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Start

Rifugio Fontana (1,666 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.262505, 12.175353
DMS
46°15'45.0"N 12°10'31.3"E
UTM
33T 282321 5127092
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Destination

La Pissa Bus Stop

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

DD
46.262505, 12.175353
DMS
46°15'45.0"N 12°10'31.3"E
UTM
33T 282321 5127092
w3w 
///decant.cooler.homages
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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DD Dowden
July 13, 2019 · Community
when you reach the 503 turn off marked with a sign—Autobus, you will find the trail heavily damaged by erosion and downed trees. there are no markings song the last bit of route to encourage you. this decent is steep, but it does eventually dump you out on the road. Turn right to walk to to the bus stop — be very careful of traffic
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
11.6 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
480 m
Descent
1,672 m
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