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Alta Via 1 South Self Guided 5-day Itinerary AV1-5S

Hiking the Italian Dolomites
AV1 view of Monte Civetta
Alta Via 1 self guided
AV1 rifugio
AV1 trek


  • GO hike hut to hut across the Italian Dolomites, which are cherished for their unique beauty and war history
  • GO enjoy heaps and heaps of delicious Italian food
  • GO see the most wild stretch of Italy's highlight long-distance hiking tour

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 rustic mountain huts. The Alta Via 1 is famous for incredible views and delicious food.

This 5-day tour covers the southern and most wild stretch of the Alta Via 1.


The 5-day Alta Via 1 South itinerary is no longer available for 2023 dates. Booking is currently open for 2024. 
We are still accepting bookings for the 4-day Alta Via 1 Central itinerary. We recommend a flexible date range of at least 2 to 4 weeks. Bookings must be made at least 21 days in advance.
Please check our Yard Sale for itineraries that have been canceled by customers that are available at a 20% discount.

For a current list of tours that are still available in 2023, please send an email to: [email protected].


Length        5 days

Season        July through early-September

Airport       Airport: Venice, Italy

Physical Condition

Technical Difficulty

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Responsible Travel Score:
11/15 Responsible Traveler
(detailed summary available in Tour Documents)

We accept bookings up to 21 days prior to the start date of the tour

Only 20% payment due at the time of booking!

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Skills Required
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Booking Process

  1. Initiate the booking process by selecting the green button labeled, GO Book the Tour
  2. Complete the fields in the booking process and continue on to process the deposit (usually 20%, sometimes 30%) via Paypal (Paypal account not needed)
  3. We'll start checking availability and working on your bookings. As long as there is availability, we will book the accommodations and send you your eGuidebook within 21 days of the booking (this may take longer for custom tours and last-minute tours). This will include GPS waypoints of the accommodations and will be in a format that can be saved on your smartphone for convenient use on the tour. If any changes need to be made during the tour, there will be a phone number available to you during the tour, although additional charges may apply

If there are any issues with availability, we will contact you and work with you to find an alternative solution. If we are unable to find one, we will refund the deposit in full.

The remaining balance for the tour is due 30 days prior to the first date of the tour.

Group Discount

Only one discount will be applied per tour participant. Discounts are only applicable to tours. Discounts are not applicable to fees or additional services, such as Airport to Airport Packages or bicycle rentals.

Groups of 6 or more: 15% discount for all participants & customize an existing tour without Customization Fees

These photos display the entire Alta Via 1, and not just the southern section