One of the best ways to explore the Dolomites is hiking an Alta Via, the beautiful long-distance “high routes” of the Dolomites. The Alta Via 2 is the furthest west of the Alta Vie. Dubbed the “Alta Via delle Leggende,” or High Route of Legends, the AV2 is undeniably more strenuous than the AV1, remaining at higher elevations throughout (as high as 2,900m / 9,514′), and with great reward.
On this exceptional trip, you’ll hike from north to south, from Alta Badia to Val di Fassa. Hike in Puez-Odle Natural Park, across the Sella Massif, and around Marmolada, the highest mountain in the Dolomites, and home to its largest glacier. You’ll travel through several of the villages in Alta Badia, including La Villa, Corvara, and Colfosco, as well as Val Gardena and Val di Fassa. Plus experience a variety of different landscapes and geological features, as you cross over multiple regions and through several natural parks. You’ll hike on plenty of lunar landscapes, across numerous vast pastures, through wooded valleys, along high plains (altiplano), surrounded by tall beautiful peaks throughout. The scenery alternates between mountains made of Dolomite rock (Sella Massif), to limestone mountains (Marmolada), to regions (Puez) made of a completely different type of rock altogether, with a completely different appearance that offers a strong, picturesque contrast to the surrounding Dolomite Mountains.
Starting at $1195/person!
Day 1: 7-DAY ALTA VIA TREK / Arrive in Alta Badia, Dolomites
Day 2: Hike Lagazuoi Massif (BD)
Day 3: Hike Cinque Torri (BD)
Day 4: Hike Pelmo and Civetta Massifs (BD)
Day 5: Hike Civetta & Moiazza (BD)
Day 6: Hike Passo Duran (B)
Day 7: Depart (B)
This trek is offered as a guided group departures, self-guided private trips, and guided private trips. As with all of our trips, we can customize this trek, and we offer many of the treks through the Dolomites.