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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 Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco
Individual arrival at the hotel in Alta Pusteria. Free, unguarded public car park near the hotel. Car parking, nearby, is included in the price.

Day 2: Lake Pragser Wildsee – Fodara Vedla/Sennes; ascent: approx. 1,000 m in altitude / descent: approx. 525 / 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 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). Overnight stay at the mountain-inn (room with shower and WC) – NO LUGGAGE TRANSFER.

Day 3: Fodara Vedla/Sennes – Cortina d’Ampezzo; ascent: approx. 575 m in altitude / descent: approx. 1,300 / approx. 7-8 hours or ascent: approx. 1,500 m in altitude / descent: approx. 925 m in altitude / approx. 8 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). Through meadows and mountain pine fields you will go straight through the Dolomites which were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2009. After the circumambulation of the Tofane, one of the most famous and most striking Dolomite peaks and simultaneously, at the same time the local mountain of Cortina, you reach the city. Cortina, which is a world famous winter sports resort, was also the scene of some international major events, such as, the Olympic Winter Games in 1956. The town is still the host for World Cup races of different types of winter sports. For those who would like to walk a bit more there is the possibility to hike from Pederü to Fanes (alpine pasture/hut) and to continue to Lagazuoi following the Dolomites hike path no.1. From here you take the cable car to Falzarego Pass and the bus to Cortina d’Ampezzo (cable car and bus tickets not included).

Day 4: Cortina d’Ampezzo – Cortina d’Ampezzo; ascent: approx. 650 m in altitude / descent: approx. 750 m / approx. 4-5 hours

Today you explore in one “circle” of hiking, the famous Dolomites of Cortina as the Cinque Torri (2,361 m), Nuvolau, Lagazuoi and the Tofane. Underneath the Cinque Torri an open air museum remind the visitors, of the World War I - battles between Austria and Italy.

Day 5: Cortina d’Ampezzo – Passo Staulanza/surroundings; ascent: approx. 425 m in altitude / descent: approx. 875 m/ approx. 5-6 hours

After a short transfer by bus from Cortina you reach today’s starting point Passo Giau (2,233 m) which offers one of the most beautiful panorama views in the Alps, and after a short uphill walk admiring the great variety of flora in the Alps you reach the passage Ambrizzola. As you hike through meadows and mountain pastures to the south, you can observe the rich alpine flora. In front of you, one of the highest peaks of the Dolomites rises up, none other than the famous giant, Monte Pelmo (3,168 m). It was the first summit of the Dolomites to be climbed by a human. In September 2011 a group of five speleologists and mountaineers spotted a possible track of dinosaur footprints at 3,025 meters on the north-east ridge of this gigantic mountain. You will continue hiking to Passo Staulanza/surroundings (1,773 m). Overnight stay in a hut (room with shower and WC) – NO LUGGAGE TRANSFER.

Day 6: Passo Staulanza/surroundings – San Vito di Cadore – Villabassa or Dobbiaco; ascent: approx. 300 m in altitude / descent: approx. 1.100 m/ approx. 5 hours

You will leave the Dolomites path no.1 today and surround Mount Pelmo, which you have been admiring from far the day before. From Passo Staulanza you keep walking – with light ups and downs – through dwindled woods round Pelmetto and Pelmo. On the way to Rifugio Venezia hut (1,946 m) you will watch marmots, if you are lucky. Slightly downhill you continue walking with a marvellous view on the Mount Sorapis (3,205 m) and Antelao (3,264 m) to San Vito di Cadore. A transfer will take you back to the hotel in Villabassa/Dobbiaco.

Day 7: Departure

Individual departure or possibility to extend your holidays.

Departure dates 2018; self-guided tour:

Arrivals every Sunday starting from 17/06/2018 (first available date) to 16/09/2018 (last available date) - arriving from 09/09/2018 on Day 4 and 5 you will have a variant.

Minimum number of participants: 2

What´s included:

  • 4 x accommodation in hotels of a 3*** category
  • 2 x mountain-inn/hut (room with shower and WC, please bring a hut (sheet) sleeping bag)
  • Breakfast buffet or full breakfast
  • If you have booked half board: minimum of 3 course evening meal (no half board in Cortina)
  • Personal tour information
  • Well planned routes
  • Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone
  • Telephone service hotline for the whole tour
  • Transfer Day 2 from Villabassa/Dobbiaco to lake Pragser Wildsee 
  • Transfer Day 5 from Cortina to Passo Giau
  • Transfer at the last day from San Vito di Cadore to Hochpustertal 
  • No luggage transfer on Day 2 and 5
  • Free parking in Hochpustertal

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

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