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The Dolomites Hike Path No. 1 is indicated to be the most beautiful of the Dolomites hiking paths by hiking guides and walking magazines. You will hike through interesting areas of exceptional natural beauty.
For the most part of your trip you will go along ancient military and forestry roads. In these areas battles of the First World War took place. You will discover testimonials of that time: trenches and deep tunnels, which are to be seen along this path. This hiking path leads through three language areas and their related cultures: starting in the German- speaking Alta Pusteria, then it goes through the Ladin-speaking Fanes and lastly in the south of the Passo Falzàrego , where the Italian language finally dominates.
In addition to the visible traces of the former so-called “Alpenfront” (Alps Front) which can be seen in an open-air museum, the Dolomites Hike Path No. 1 offers the possibility to meet this magical world in all its facets: extraordinary picturesque beauty, magnificent views, stunning peaks and wonderful walks. A true paradise and an exciting adventure for people who love the mountains!

Characteristics of the route

The hiking route runs along marked mountain paths and hiking trails. The tour is suitable for anyone in good basic physical condition. Climbing experiences are not necessary!

Highlights and places of interest along the route

  • The Dolomites - UNESCO world natural heritage
  • (Seekofel, Tofane, Cinque Torri, Pelmo, Civetta, Sorapis, Marmolata, Nuvolau)
  • Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park
  • Ampezzo Dolomites Nature Park
  • Mountain lakes: Pragser Wildsee, Lago Coldai, Alleghesee
  • Cortina d’Ampezzo, the pearl of the Dolomites

Tour programme

Day 1: Arrival in Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco)
Individual arrival at the hotel in Hochpustertal. Free unguarded parking facilities on the hotel premises or nearby.

Day 2: Lake Prags “Pragser Wildsee” – Fodara Vedla/Sennes; ascent: approx. 950 m difference in altitude / descent: approx. 480 m / approx. 5 hours

Starting at the “pearl of the Dolomite lakes”, the lake “Pragser Wildsee” (1.494 m), you hike through the romantic area of the nature park “Fanes-Sennes-Prags” which is one of the largest protected areas of South Tyrol. In the shadow of the extraordinary mountain Seekofel, you continue on, to the Dolomites Hike Path No. 1 and reach the hut “Seekofelhütte” (2.320 m) and afterwards the hut “Senneshütte” (2.126) or the “Rifugio Fodara Vedla” (1.972).

Day 3: Fodara Vedla/Sennes – Fanes; ascent: approx. 500 m difference in altitude / descent: approx. 500 m / approx. 3-4 hours

Starting point of today’s hiking tour is the hut „Senneshütte“ or the „Rifugio Fodara Vedla“ which offers an extensive panorama of some of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites: Hohe Gaisl (3.146 m), Cristallo (3.221 m), Sorapis (3.205 m) and Tofane (3.243 m). After descending to Pederü on the old military road will follow a slight walk uphill along the St. Vigil River crossing the Dolomites – listed since 2009 UNESCO word heritage. Finally you will get to Alpe Fanes.

Day 4: Fanes - Lagazuoi; ascent: approx. 1,000 m difference in altitude / descent: approx. 400 m / approx. 4-5 hours

Passing Lake Limo you will get to the large high plateau of Fanes – a region famous for their sagas. Soon after having reached the wind gap Fanes and having descended to Lake Lagazuoi you will get to Lagazuoi, theatre of World War I. Trenches can be visited in an open air museum.

Day 5: Lagazuoi – Croda da Lago/surroundings; ascent: approx. 700 m difference in altitude / descent: approx. 1,400 m / approx. 6 -7 hours

You can hike to Falzarego pass or take the cable car (ticket not included) and explore the famous Dolomites of Cortina: Cinque Torri (2,361 m), Nuvolau and Tofane. Once again you will see an open air museum with trenches that will remind you of the battles between Austria and Italy during World War I. Your hiking tour takes you further to Passo Giau, which offers you one of the most astonishing views over the Alps. Admire the rich flora of the region and continue hiking through meadows and alpine pastures in direction south to Ambrizzola! You will finish today’s stage under Croda da Lago.

Day 6: Croda da Lago/surroundings – Passo Staulanza/surroundings; ascent: approx. 450 m difference in altitude / descent: approx. 260 m / approx. 3 - 4 hours

Today you will walk back to the wind gap Ambrizzola. Having reached the top you will see in front of you one of the highest peak of the Dolomites, Monte Pelmo (3,168 m). Years ago Dinosaurs’ foot prints have been found there on a broken piece of rock. Keep on walking to Città di Fiume hut and then to Passo Staulanza/surroundings (1,773 m), where you will be spending the night.

Day 7: Passo Staulanza/surroundings – Belluno; ascent: approx. 200-900 m difference in altitude / descent: approx. 1,000-1,700 m / approx. 4 – 6,5 hours

Along the so called “wall of the walls”, a 3-4 km long and up to 1,000 m high wall, consisting of more towers, you will probably see the most beautiful landscape under the Civetta. The imposing north-west-wall has been in the centre of interest of alpinists in the 1920s and counted as one of the most difficult routes of that age.

After the descent to Val Agordina you go by public bus to Belluno, where you will spend the last night of the hiking week.

Day 8: Departure from Belluno

Individual departure or possibility to extend your holidays.

 

Departure dates 2017; self-guided tour:

Arrivals every Sunday starting from 25/06/2017 (first available date) to 10/09/2016
(last available date), with the exception of 01 - 31/08/2017.

Minimum number of participants: 2

What´s included:

  • Accommodation in huts in multi-bed rooms or dormitories (take a sleeping bag with you)
  • Breakfast buffet or full breakfast
  • Half board
  • Personal tour information
  • Luggage transfer from the start hotel to the end hotel
  • Bus ticket to Belluno
  • Well planned routes
  • Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone
  • numbers)
  • Telephone service hotline for the whole tour
  • Free parking in Hochpustertal

Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on site.

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