Short Alta Via 1 with Hotel Before and After

6 days
T3 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
500 - 1000 ascent per day
> Walk the northern section of the Atla Via 1
> Spend the night in cozy Italian Rifugios
> The short Alta Via 1 with a hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo

The Alta Via 1, also known as the Dolomite High Route 1, is one of Italy's most famous trekking trails and is the easiest and most popular of the high routes that go through the Dolomites. The Dolomites are located in north-eastern Italy and stretch throughout the provinces of Belluno, South Tyrol, and Trentino.

During this 6-day adventure, you'll hike through the northern part of the Alta Via 1. This means you'll walk from Lago di Braies via Lagazuoi to Cinque Torri before returning to Cortina d'Ampezzo. Along the way, you'll spend the entire day exploring the breathtaking Dolomites. Your adventure starts when you arrive in Corina d'Ampezzo where you will spend the night in a nice little hotel prior to the trek. Once started you will spend the whole day discovering the breathtaking Dolomites. You will spend the night in atmospheric and hospitable mountain huts, also called rifugios. Here you can enjoy delicious Italian dishes and meet many other hikers. At the end of the trek you stay another night in the hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo. makes sure that your huts are booked including dinner and breakfast, the only thing left for you to do is to enjoy the beautiful trails on the Alta Via 1.



Arrival day

Today you will arrive in Cortina d'Ampezzo, where we have booked a hotel room for you. Cortina d'Ampezzo offers Italian charm with its atmospheric streets, culinary delights and historical sites, making it the ideal destination for an unforgettable start to your Alta Via 1 adventure.

Hotel Cristallino (Cortina d'Ampezzo)


Lago di Braies - Rifugio Pederü

Duration: 06:00 h
Distance: 14.3 km
Ascent: 920 m
Descent: 830 m
The first stage begins at the beautiful alpine lake Lago di Braies, surrounded by towering peaks and pine forests. It begins with a steady climb to the first pass Forcella Sora Forno. On this part of the route you will encounter several steep rock faces that you cross by short but exciting zigzag routes using cables. At the pass you will enter the Dolomiti National Park. The Panorama of the wide, expansive pass is vast and breathtaking, including views of the peaks of the northern Dolomites, as well as the peaks of Marmolada and Tofane. You then begin a steep descent into the rocky valley with fascinating orange rock walls, the last part of the stage consists of a final long uphill stretch.

Rifugio Pederü


Rifugio Pederü - Rifugio Lagazuoi

Duration: 07:45 h
Distance: 17.5 km
Ascent: 1540 m
Descent: 420 m
On this stage, the real highlights of the trip begin when you reach the Cortina d'Ampezzo Valley, cross one of the most exciting passes of the entire trip, and reach the pinnacle of the trip: The summit of Lagazuoi. The stage begins through idyllic meadows, streams, and rolling stone pastures and becomes rockier and more exciting. As the day progresses, the trail heads toward the Forcella Del Lago pass. From the top of the pass, you are faced with a steep descent. Eventually, you will be rewarded with a beautiful view of the picturesque Lago di Lagazuoi. You round off the stage with the steep climb to the top of Mount Lagazuoi. At the top, you reach the busy Rifugio Lagazuoi with one of the most beautiful panoramas of the entire Dolomites.

Rifugio Lagazuoi

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  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Alta Via 1 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 1, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Alta Via 1, 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.


  • 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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