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AV1-4 Alta Via 1 Extended Weekend Itinerary
GO cross the iconic Dolomites by foot
GO experience the Alps · GO live your bucket list · GO where your colleagues can't find you
GO hike hut to hut across the Italian Dolomites, which are cherished for their unique beauty and war history
GO back in time and immerse yourself in World War I history
GO take alternate routings to enjoy comfortable trails that avoid exposure that is typical on trails throughout the Dolomites and the Alps
The Alta Via 1 is Italy's highlight long-distance hiking trail and leads awe-struck hikers through the Dolomites from north to south. This route is famous, and for very good reason. Along the way are a multitude of comfortable mountain huts. What makes this tour truly stand out is the World War I history, as it passes by former battlefields, fortification remnants, and other clues that this serene environment was not always so peaceful. We recommend doing some reading on World War I history in the Dolomites before the tour, to make it that much more interesting.
This 4-day itinerary covers the northern section of the Alta Via 1, and utilizes start- and end-points that are easily accessible out of Cortina d'Ampezzo. On this tour, you'll experience the Fanes Dolomites, the historic World War I Lagazuoi Tunnels and the Cinque Torri.
Although this tour is feasible from mid-June to mid-September, it is likely to encounter problematic snowfields in late-June, and snowstorms in early September.
Skills & Experience Required
-General hiking and navigation skills
-It is possible to encounter snowfields on this route
Only 20% payment due at the time of booking!
Alta Via 1 4-day Self-guided Itinerary
*Estimated time is based on a pace of 4.2 km. per hour and 400 m. elevation gain per hour.
Time for stops is not included. Actual hiking times will vary.
These videos cover the entire Alta Via 1, rather than just the 4 days covered during this tour.
Included in all packages
Exclusive access to tours in a navigation app, even when offline
Personalized eGuidebook containing maps, daily itinerary, accommodation information and more
Optional Airport to Airport full service booking
Booking and logistics assistance during your tour
Unlimited time spent answering your questions
Peace of mind by leaving the planning and booking to local experts
More time for the important things in life
*Last-minute booking fees apply when booked less than two months in advance:
Within 2 months of tour start date: 50€ per person
Within 1 month of tour start date: 100€ per person
**The term "room" at a mountain hut varies greatly from hut to hut. These are often shared rooms that are smaller than the dormitories. Rooms book quickly at the huts. When there is no availability, you may end up in the dormitory.
Emergency response and rescue
Any meals not specified
Sheets at mountain huts (a sleeping bag liner or travel sheet is required: read more)
Fees for any additional transportation used during the hiking tour, such as lifts, gondolas, and buses
Some accommodations charge tourist or city taxes that must be paid on site. These rarely exceed 2€ per person per night