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6-day hut-to-hut hike in the Dolomites Haute Route


The Dolomites Haute Route offers the possibility of exploring the eastern part of this mountain range. This 6-day excursion goes from Sesto, in Val Pusteria, to Pieve di Cadore and is full of spectacular attractions: the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the bizarre rock formations of Cadini di Misurina, the aquamarine blue Sorapis lake and the impressive Antelao glacier.

On the first day, you will enjoy impressive views of the north side of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. We will watch it from the Antonio Locatelli Refuge, where we will spend the night.

We will then cross the Lavaredo Forcella, pass on Auronzo refuge and deal with our first Via Ferrata: the Bonacossa. After that, we will walk across valleys and rocks and get to climb simple but exciting steps. On the way, we will walk on the Antelao Glacier and then sleep in its refuge.

This is a demanding trip as we will be climbing up to 1,200 meters per day in 7-hour walks. So safety equipment, a good head for heights and a very good fitness level are essential.

Please contact me to book a spot. You will not regret it! 

Or, if you don't have so much time but want to enjoy the area, please check out my 1-day Monte Paterno classic via ferrata in Sesto or my 1-day demanding Via Ferrata in Sesto.


Day 1: Sesto-Antonio Locatelli Refuge

From Sesto we go through the Val Campo di Dentro towrds Tre Scarperi refuge, from where we reach the first attraction: the Antonio Locatelli Refuge, with an impressive view of the north side of the Tre Cime. Overnight at the refuge.

Day 2: Locatelli Refuge-Città di Carpi Refuge

From the Refuge we face the Lavaredo Forcella on the south side of the Tre Cime to arrive at the Auronzo Refuge.  From there, we cross the Bonacossa Via Ferrata and the Durissini path to the end of the day: the Città di Carpi Refuge, in the heart of the Caduni di Misurina.

Day 3: Città di Carpi Refuge-Vandelli Refuge

In the morning, we make a short downhill in the Val d’Ansiei, where we walk to the Rifugio Vandelli through Valbona. Overnight at the Refuge.

Day 4: Vandelli Refuge-San Marco Refuge

The route takes us through the Comici Bivouac and the C. Minazio Via Ferrata, with exciting climbing steps south of the Val di San Vito. Overnight in the San Marco Refuge.

Day 5: San Marco Refuge-Antelao Refuge

Crossing the Forcella Piccola, we reach the Galassi Refuge, from where we walk to the Antelao Glacier. Taking steps, forks and simple climbing steps, we arrive at the goal of this day: the Antelao Refuge.

Day 6: Antelao Refuge-Pieve di Cadore

The last day of the excursion leads us to Pozzale after passing the Monte Tranego. From there, we arrive at the final destination of the Dolomite crossing, in Pieve di Cadore.




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