> No technical difficulties
> Overnight stays in cozy Italian Rifugios
> Possibility to split the first stage into 2 parts
If you are looking for a hiking vacation that is not too technically difficult, the Dolorama Way in Italy is the perfect match for you. In addition to the popular Alta Via 1 and Alta Via 2, this hike also gives you the chance to discover the beauty of the Dolomites.
The distance of the complete route is 61 kilometers divided into 4 stages. Through the well-marked mountain trails you will walk between rock formations and vast Alpine meadows. This package is suitable for any hiker with a good basic condition and therefore perfect as a first introduction to a hut tour. Should you want to make it a little easier, choose the 5-day package. We then divide the number of kilometers of the first day over 2 days.
Today you will arrive in Mühlbach or one of the other villages near the starting point, where we have booked a hotel room for you. You can spend the afternoon exploring this small mountain town and enjoying the Italian cuisine. Don't forget to rest well, too, so you can start tomorrow's hike rested.
The first stage of the hike starts at the Zumis parking lot. You can take the bus from Rodeneck, or park your car at the paid parking lot near the starting point.
Through the Schöpfungsweg you walk to the Roner Alm. Once here, follow path no. 2 in a southeasterly direction until you reach the Rastner- or Starkenfeldhütte. This is a good time to take your first break since you have completed the first 6 kilometers. After the Starkenfeldhütte, continue your way to the Steiner Alm, a short hike of about 1.5 kilometers. Continue your hike toward Campill and take a moment here to take in the panorama of both the Austrian and South Tyrolean Alps. Continue walking for 3 kilometers and approach the chapel of the Jakobsstöckl. After another 3 kilometers you will reach the Glittner See, or Lago di Rina. The next part of the hike takes you to the Furc de Lijun pass. From here you can count down, because if you follow trail 1, it's only 2.5 kilometers to the Maurerberghütte (2,157m).
At the Maurerberghütte today begins the third leg of your hike adventure. Today's hike starts on trail 1 and takes you south to the Würzjoch, the moment you hike into the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites! This hike is about 3.5 kilometers. Here you continue your way on trail 8A, which, by the way, quickly turns into 8B. During this hike you will walk along the Peitlerkofel at the foot of the Geisler group: that means beautiful views!
After 4.5 kilometers you'll arrive at Göma-Joch at an altitude of 2,100 meters. Follow trail 35 to the west, passing the Heiligkreuzkofel massif along the way. After a 5.5-kilometer hike, you'll reach today's destination: the Schlütterhütte or, in Italian, Rifugio Genova (2,300m).
We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Dolorama Weg for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.
We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for the Dolorama Weg, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek
During your Dolorama Weg, 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.
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.
You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.
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.
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.
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.
Personal expenses on such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.