Classic Alta Via del Granito - Including accommodation before and after

5 days
T2 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Spend the night in cozy Italian Rifugios
> Hike a short, 3-day version of the Alta Via del Granito trek in the Italian Dolomites
> Accommodation before and after the trek is included

The Alta Via del Granito, just not any Alta Via. It's the Italian name for High Trail and in Northern Italy and the Dolomites you can find a lot of them. You may have heard or you even may have hiked Bookatrekking.com bestsellers Alta Via 1 and Alta Via 2. You can't get more Dolomites than on those two phenomenal treks. Although geographically part of the Dolomites, the Alta Via del Granito isn't entirely dolomite. Yep, it's a bit more special than that. Why? Lace up your hiking boots, read our blog post, the tips from Ilse, and go discover the granite trails of the Lagorai!

Granite trails indeed, because the Alta Via del Granito plainly means Granite High Route. This is a circular traverse of the unique granite of the Cima d'Asta - Cime di Rava group in the Lagorai chain. Popular with Italians, this well-kept secret follows a network of ancient paths and former military roads, dating back to the First World War, connecting the only two refuges in the group: the hospitable Rifugios Conseria and Caldenave. Looking for a short and spicy hut to hut trek in Italy? Bingo!

Itinerary

Day
1

Arrival day

Today you have to make your way to the first hotel. The hotel is located in one of the villages close to the starting point of the Alta Via del Granito.

Taxus Hostel (Pieve Tesino)

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Taxus Hostel (Pieve Tesino)
Day
2

Malga Sorgazza - Rifugio Caldenave

Duration: 07:00 h
Distance: 11.4 km
Ascent: 1060 m
Descent: 710 m
From the Malga Sorgazza hut, now a restaurant, take the spirited hiking trail No. 328 that leads, along Lake Costa Brunella, to Forcella Quarazza. From here, continue to Forzelon di Rava. From Forzelon you can take a detour to, Cimon Rava (2,436 m), which offers stunning views of the peaks of the Cresta del Frate. Descend and continue on 332 to the top of the Val di Rava, eventually arriving at Forcella Ravetta. Now descend sharply, passing under the northern slope of the imposing Cima Caldenave and order a beer at the eponymous classic Rifugio Caldenave.

Rifugio Caldenave

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Rifugio Caldenave
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3

Rifugio Caldenave - Rifugio Cima d'Asta

Duration: 06:50 h
Distance: 11.8 km
Ascent: 1100 m
Descent: 410 m
Descend from Rifugio Caldenave to the plateau, cross the stream and take path 360, which, along the lakes of Val dell'Inferno, climbs to Forcella delle Buse Todesche. From this point continue north on path 373, along the eastern flank of the Cengello and the Cima Lasteati. This leads to Forcella Magna, an important pass connecting Val Sorgazza with Alta Val Cia. During World War I, this pass was served by a cart road that allowed the Italians to place large artillery emplacements there. The ruins were a witness to this. Then down there along path No. 380 to the fork on the right before Socede Pass. Here again remains of World War I, this time in the form of some remains of trenches. From here you will reach the Rifugio Cima d'Asta, also known as Ottone Brentari, in 15 minutes, lavering over granite rocks.

Rifugio Cima d'Asta - O. Brentari

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Rifugio Cima d'Asta - O. Brentari
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Included

  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Alta Via del Granito for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for the Alta Via del Granito, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Alta Via del Granito, you will spend your nights in mountain huts. In the mountain huts we normally only book dormitories, but we can look into private rooms on request. If the private rooms are fully booked or not available in the hut, we automatically book a bed in dormitories for you. Please note that private rooms are more expensive and there will be an additional charge for this.

  • Half-board

    Accommodation at the huts includes dinner and breakfast. We will arrange this for you as well. This allows you to travel lighter and have one less thing to worry about. Bear in mind that lunch is not included, but it can be purchased at the huts. Here you can also buy an array of snacks and bottled water.

  • Accommodation before and after the tour

    Accommodation before and after the trek is included. Breakfast is part of your stay.

Excluded

  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Lunch

    Half-board is included in the price of this trek. Lunch, however, is not. You can get something to eat at the mountain huts along the way.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses on such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.

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