The Hautes Routes or Alta Via are the most traveled routes in the Dolomites and the reasons are endless!
The exceptional scenic views along the hiking path and in the mountain atmosphere are extremely varied every day.
Two key points in this itinerary are:
– We don’t have to descend in altitude
– We save the altitude changes for pleasant breaks
This magnificent hike starts at Predazzo, at the intersection of Val di Fiemme and Val di Fassa, over Bolzano-Ora. Following our departure in cablecar we will not descend hiking below 1900 m. We will always hike above the forest limit, between 1900 m and 2600 m. Besides, we never ascend more than 1100 m per day (averaging 800 m).
The goal is to enjoy the pleasure of these calm routes!
We will take both organic and rocky field hiking paths.
At 3 times during the week, passages have a reassuring “handrail”. But they do not require the use of harness or special techniques.
We will cross the largest massif in the Dolomites, the group of the Pala with its famous mineral desert plateau. We may see some summits over Venice. In fact, we approach it by the great war front chain. First on the Austro-Hungarian site (the Trentin being part of it), and then on the Italian (border with Veneto and Belluno).
After the first night, all our accommodations are over 2000 m. This allows us to stay in altitude, taking advantage of this period when the alpine flora is an explosion of color. Our locations in refuges are in small dormitories, in some of them double rooms are available: please contact me about this.
Most of the refuges are accessible by a private vehicle track or a cable car, which will allow us to have our luggage with us, except for the penultimate night.
Do you find this beautiful trip in the Dolomites interesting? Then please get in touch with me! I would be thrilled to guide you and make you discover this fantastic region which I know so well.
Meet at Predazzo
Access by bus from Bolzano-Ora.
Crossing the Bocche chain
Wild route crossing by 4 passes between 2222 m and 2555 m, by 2 lakes from where we can see a dozen of dolomitic massifs. Remains of snowfields are possible. Trenches crossing, summit.
D: +/- 800 m
Crossing the Alta Via N˚2
Balcony trail, at the ridge and then under the cliffs of the Mulaz. Two possible variants depending on the snow, and then joining our refuge, comfortable and with a family atmosphere.
D : +/- 650 m or 1100 m
Ascent of the massif by the plateau at 2700 m
By the coastal path, we go through the fields of marmots, horses, sheep, to gradually leave the greenery and find the rocky world. Ultra-secure passes with handrails at during this period remains of snow: gaiters are welcome! Option of summit or wild loop or some quiet time at the refuge. Prepare your bag with your belongings for 2 days! The rest of our stuff descends by cable car.
D: +750 m, very little descent + an option of around 200 or 250 m.
Crossing the Altiplano on the high road N˚2
Crossing the high plateau of the Rosetta. Unforgettable contrasts between the vertical walls and the high plateau with its undulating soft lines, yet purely composed by rock. Then, depending on the conditions, either by 2 wild passes or including the summit above the glacier and its lake at almost 3000 m. Then descent to the refuge at the foot of various Via ferrata.
D: +600 m, -900 m
Via ferrata or fantastic crossing towards San Martino village
An alpine guide, french-speaking in principle, will participate during this day and those that prefer to continue hiking will discover very wild itineraries as well! Reunion at the village, at the hotel with swimming pool!
D: too many possible variants to describe them all.9
Crossing the Lagorai chain: view over the itinerary of the whole week
Chairlift, then crossing the porphyry chain (small ladder). Then descent to the Bellamonte lake and return to Predazzo by bus.
D: +400 m, -1000 m
Price per person
|Group of 4||790EUR|
|Group of 5||705EUR|
|Group of 6||645EUR|
|Group of 7||625EUR|
|Group of 8||625EUR|
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
Refuges: sleeping bag linens are necessary (can be purchased at the refuge for 8 €), there are many covers available. Half board with many choices in the menu (also for vegetarians). At the 2 first refuges it is possible to have a double room.
Hotel-Inn: the first and last night (with swimming pool, steam room and sauna).
Guide for the Via Ferrata is not included.
Walking time: 5-7 hours per day