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VF4 Alta Via 1 with Via Ferratas

Via Ferrata Dolomites Hut to Hut
Alta Via 1 Self Guided
Self Guided Via Ferrata Dolomites
Alta Via 1 Self Guided
Alta Via 1 hike

Highlights

  • GO hike hut to hut across the Italian Dolomites, which are cherished for their unique beauty and war history
  • GO challenge yourself mentally and physically on the via ferrata aided climbing routes of the Dolomites
  • GO eat heaps and heaps of delicious Italian food ​

The Italian Dolomites are famous for via ferratas. The Alta Via 1 trek 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. Accommodation is in a multitude of comfortable mountain huts. Along the way are several of the most famous via ferratas in the Dolomites. The via ferratas are a great way to spice up the hike and most are optional. 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.

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.

Learn more about via ferratas on our All About Via Ferratas page.


Length        11 days

Season        July through early-September

Airport       Venice, Italy

Physical Condition

Technical Difficulty

Read more about difficulty ratings

Responsible Travel Score:
12/15 Responsible Travel Leader
(detailed summary available in Tour Documents)

Due to an extremely high volume of bookings,
we are currently only taking bookings for tours at least 70 days out.

Only 20% payment due at the time of booking!

Tour Media

Itinerary
Map
Skills Required
Tour Documents

Useful Links

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

Packages and Pricing

Included in all packages

  • Exclusive access to tours in a navigation app, even when offline
  • Custom eGuidebook containing maps, daily itinerary, accommodation information and more
  • GPX File
  • Carbon offsetting for your tour (1 metric ton per customer)
  • 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

Comfort Package

Almost Luxury

Not Available

11 days

  • All Prices are Per Person

  • No Fees Apply

Classic Package

BEST DEAL

1,820€ tax included*

Single Occupancy Included

11 days

Ultralight Package

Best for Budget Adventurers

1,500€ tax included*

Single Occupancy Included

11 days

*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.

Add-ons

Airport to Airport Package from Venice Public

+1 day

570€

  • 1 night in a simple hotel near Lago di Braies

  • Transportation between Venice and Cortina d'Ampezzo, as well as Belluno and Venice (public transportation)

  • Note: there are 3 required bus transfers that must be paid in cash on site. We will provide timetables for these

 

The Airport to Airport Package is not customizable

 

Airport to Airport Package from Venice Private

+1 day

1060€*

  • 1 night in a 4-star hotel at Lago di Braies (based on availability)

  • Transportation between Venice and Lago di Braies; and Belluno and Venice (private transportation)

 

The Airport to Airport Package is not customizable

This add-on lowers the Responsible Travel Score from 12 to 9 points
 

Alternate Route Monte Civetta 3,220 m. Summit

+ 0 days

0€

​This is a committing route to one of the classic via ferrata summits in the Dolomites, Monte Civetta on Via Ferrata Alleghesi (C/D difficulty rating). It is an alternate route for Day 8. The summit can be avoided in bad weather, but even the detour to the hut is exposed and secured with cables (A difficulty rating) and can be very slippery in wet conditions.

This alternate routing needs to be selected at the time of booking, as it requires a different hut than the standard route.
 

Alternate Route Via Ferrata Constantini (D/E)

+1 day

140€

​For experienced climbers only. Add a day (after Day 8) to take on an 8 to 10 hour long via ferrata with a technical difficulty rating of D/E (on the Schall Scale). This option makes the tour 12 days in total.
 

Rest Day

+1 day

140€

​Spend an extra night at any of the huts already included in your itinerary.
 

Luggage Transportation from

Cortina d'Ampezzo to Belluno

(up to 3 25kg bags)

180€

  • This requires a stay in Cortina d'Ampezzo rather than at Lago di Braies the night before the tour

This add-on lowers the Responsible Travel Score from 12 to 10 points

For this add-on, luggage is driven approximately 60 km. by taxi. Thanks to the huts, you can easily carry the items you need in a backpack and avoid this option. Check out our Packing Resources on our Staying in Mountain Huts Page, and check to see if we have an upcoming Free Webcast on Packing for more information.
 

Luggage Transportation from

Lago di Braies to 2 refuges and Belluno

(up to 3 25kg bags)

360€

This add-on lowers the Responsible Travel Score from 12 to points

For this add-on, luggage is driven approximately 150 km. by taxi. Thanks to the huts, you can easily carry the items you need in a backpack and avoid this option. Check out our Packing Resources on our Staying in Mountain Huts Page, and check to see if we have an upcoming Free Webcast on Packing for more information.
 

Via Ferrata Set Rental 

60€

Plus the cost of return shipping
 

All prices are per person

*Private transportation packages require a minimum of double occupancy

Not included

-Paper map
-Emergency response and rescue
-Flights
-Beverages
-Any meals not specified
-Sheets at mountain huts (a sleeping bag liner or travel sheet is required) - during COVID a full sleeping bag may be required
-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

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