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Best of the Dolomites Trek Self Guided

GO cross the iconic Dolomites by foot

Beginning at the celebrated Seceda Viewpoint, the Best of the Dolomites Trek heads east, passing the World War I historic sites in the Passo Falzarego area, visiting the charming mountain town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, stopping at the azure blue waters of Lago di Sorapis and then ending near the three peaks of the famed Tre Cime di Lavaredo. The route is continuous and follows sections of the Alta Via 1, 2, 3, 4, and 9 paths and generally avoids sketchy and technical terrain, which can be a real challenge in the Dolomites. There are NO via ferratas on this route.

This is the perfect tour for those who have already done the Alta Via 1 and want more time in the Dolomites, or for those who are looking for an alternative to the Alta Via 1. The huts on this route tend to have more availability and can be booked after most of the huts on the Alta Via 1 are full.

This route has a few distinct advantages over the Alta Via 1:

-The Best of the Dolomites Trek passes through 2 towns along the way, providing opportunities to resupply. The Alta Via 1 does not have any practical resupply options
-There are 5 lifts along the route that give hikers the option for a break
-The accommodations along this route are generally more comfortable than the huts along the Alta Via 1. The Classic Package on the Best of the Dolomites Trek is a big step up from the Classic Package on the Alta Via 1, and offers several accommodation options with en-suite bathrooms

The two disadvantages this route has when compared to the Alta Via 1:

-There are a few sections of trail that are more rugged than what our main routing on the Alta Via 1 offers. This includes a few sections that are slightly exposed and have cables to hold for extra security (no special equipment is needed) and there are quite a few sections of trail that are very rugged and require a slower pace and extra attention. We recommend watching the video of the Best of the Dolomites Trek to gain a better understanding of these challenges
-As this is not a major published route, route finding requires a little more attention than on the Alta Via 1. For attentive hikers, it is not complex and should not be problematic, but it does require care. For this reason, we consider the Alta Via 1 to be the better option for solo hikers in the Dolomites

HHT12-12 Best of the Dolomites

12-day Relaxed Itinerary

The Dolomites are not to be rushed. This 12-day itinerary includes a rest day in the Falzarego Pass/Cinque Torri region and allows ample time to explore the region to its fullest.

From 1,650€
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HH12-9 Best of the Dolomites

9-day Standard Itinerary

The 9-day itinerary is suitable for reasonably fit hikers. It still includes plenty of time to enjoy the region, while making good forward progress each day.

From 1,350€
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HHT12-7 Best of the Dolomites

Active Itinerary

This itinerary is reserved for fit and experienced hikers, who have enough experience to know exactly how much distance and elevation gain they can cover in a day. This itinerary is an efficient use of yourt time, but doesn't allow a lot of opportunity for relaxation or side trips.

From 900€
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