AV1 Alta Via 1 - Self-guided
GO cross the iconic Dolomites by foot
The Alta Via 1 hike traverses the Italian Dolomites from north to south and it is a top-of-the-bucket list trek. The AV1, as it is often called, connects charming mountain huts and travels through the Cinque Torri region. Trails are well-signed out and the routing is easy to follow.
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AV1 13-day Relaxed Itinerary
The Dolomites are not to be rushed. This 13-day itinerary includes a rest day in the Falzarego Pass/Cinque Torri region and allows ample time to explore the AV1 to its fullest, taking in many of the historic war sites.
with Via Ferratas
This is a fantastic way to add a little spice to your trek. Via ferratas are climbing routes, often with low technical difficulty, but with high exposure. Climbers use a climbing harness and specialized via ferrata set to secure themselves to a steel cable that has been installed for additional safety. Think of it as climbing for hikers or hiking for climbers. There are several via ferratas along the Alta Via 1. All are optional. This itinerary integrates the via ferratas along the AV1 route for maximum epicness.
Doing the Alta Via 1 in 10 days leaves ample time for experiencing all the Dolomites have to offer and is suitable for reasonably fit hikers. On some days, there will even be time to sit down for a warm lunch at a hut.
Strong hikers can experience all the beauty of the Dolomites in just 7 days. This itinerary is perfect for those who are accustomed to longer days on the trail and prefer to stay moving and challenged.
Not everybody has time for the entire Alta Via 1. This 4-day extended weekend itinerary covers some of the highlights of the route, including the famed Cinque Torri region and the Lagazuoi World War I tunnels.