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Alta Via 1 with Via Ferratas VF4

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


  • 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.


This tour is no longer available for 2023 dates. Booking is currently open for 2024. 

As an alternate with availability, we recommend the VF1 Dolomites Via Ferrata Hut Experience.

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        11 days

Season        July through early-September

Airport       Venice, Italy

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Responsible Travel Score:
12/15 Responsible Travel Leader
(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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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