Short Alta Via 2 with Hotel Before and After

Duration: 6 days
Trails: T3 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Do a short, 4-day version of Alta Via 2 trek in the Italian Dolomites
> Spend the night in cozy Italian Rifugios
> Accommodation in Brixen and Passo Gardena included

The Alta Via 2 is one of the 6 famous Alta Via treks in the Italian Dolomites. If you are looking for your next challenge, the Alta Via 2 is the perfect match. This trek is full of adrenaline and only suitable for experienced trekkers with surefootedness, experience in the mountains, and a head for heights. The Alta Via 2 includes sharp ridges, Via Ferratas, and steep slopes. Are you brave enough to face it?

The entire Alta Via 2 can be completed in 11 to 14 days. However, not everyone has that much time to spend in the mountains. Therefore, we have created a short route for those who have little time, but want to enjoy this classic Italian adventure. We have created a 4-day itinerary in which you will cover the first stages of this tour, from Brixen to Passo Gardena. This version includes accommodation in Bressanone / Brixen and Passo Gardena. Challenging trails, the possibility of conquering Via Ferrata's, staying in cozy Italian mountain huts and delicious Northern Italian food. Do not forget to enjoy the fantastic views in the Italian Dolomites.

Please note: Due to logistical reasons at one of the mountain huts, confirmation of this package may take several weeks. Bookings are most likely confirmed from the month of April on.



Arrival day

Today you have to make your way to Brixen, Bressanone in Italian, the starting point of the Alta Via 2. Bressanone can be easily reached by train or bus from Bolzano, Venice, or Innsbruck, the closest airports. In Brixen, you will spend the night at a hotel.

Hotel Grauer Bär (Bressanone)

Hotel Grauer Bär (Bressanone)

Bressanone - Rifugio Plose

Duration: 01:15 h
Distance: 2.23 km
Ascent: 380 m
The starting point of the Alta Via 2 is at the station of the cable car in S. Andrea. It goes up to Valcroce and from here, path n° 7 starts towards the Rifugio Plose. A variant for the more trained hikers is to walk up to the Rifugio Plose, starting directly from S. Andrea instead of taking the cable car. The path is quite steep but well maintained and while walking you can enjoy the Dolomites and the flora and fauna of the Puez-Odle nature park. The Plose hut is the first stop on the Alta Via 2 and it is located 2447 m above the city of Bressanone.

Rifugio Plose

Rifugio Plose

Rifugio Plose - Rifugio Genova (Schlüterhütte)

Duration: 04:55 h
Distance: 13.3 km
Ascent: 540 m
Descent: 660 m
From Rifugio Plose, following path n° 4 and the signs of the Alta Via 2, you walk downhill for about 2 hours to the Rodella pass. From here, after about 30 minutes, you will find yourself in front of the fork of Sass Putia - the most challenging part of this stage of Alta Via 2. The Forcella della Pùtia appears in the background as an immense gateway to the enchanted kingdom of the Dolomites. To reach it you have to overcome an uphill difference in altitude of 500 meters. At first, the path is gentle, but it then follows some steep switchbacks (often with snow, even at the beginning of July) that climb up to the Forcella della Pùtia (Peitlerscharte), at 2357 meters. From the fork, follow path no. 4 southwest, flat and panoramic, to the Poma Pass (Kreuzkofeljoch, 2340 m), from which you can already see the Rifugio Genova, at 2297 m, to the southwest (30 minutes from Sass de Putia).

Rifugio Genova

Rifugio Genova
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  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Alta Via 2 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 2, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Alta Via 2, 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 before and after the tour

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

  • Half board (where possible)

    Accommodation in the huts includes dinner and breakfast, unless otherwise indicated in the exclusive list. This allows you to travel lighter and not have to worry about an extra meal. Please note, however, that lunch is not included, but can be purchased at the huts.


  • 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.

  • Dinner Rifugio Genova

    Whenever possible, we book accommodations on a half-board basis but at Rifugio Genova only breakfast is included. In the evening you can dine à la carte in the hut without any problem and pay for it in cash on the spot. So make sure you take enough cash with you on trek.


  • Where Is the Alta Via 2?

  • What Is the Best Season for the Alta Via N. 2 Delle Dolomiti?

  • How Do I Get To the Trailhead of the Alta via 2 in the Dolomites?

  • What Is the Difference Between the Alta Via 1 and the Alta Via 2?

  • What Is a Via Ferrata?

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