Alta Via 2

Alta Via 2

£1,295.00£1,895.00

A majestic meander from Bressanone to Feltre. This linear long distance walk covers 160km (100mi) over 13 days – Guided & Self-Guided options are available.

UNESCO declared that the Dolomites are now part of the World Hetritage sites

  • Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Comfort: Comfortable
  • Start/Finish: Bolzano/Feltre
  • Distance: 160km / 100mi
  • Duration: 13 Days & 12 Nights
  • Availability: June – September

Discovering the Dolomites

A majestic long distance meander from Bressanone to Feltre – this is one journey that will last a lifetime

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Product Description

Price

£1,295.00£1,895.00

Dates

Spring & Summer

Difficulty

Moderate – Strenuous

Max Group Size

8 People

Duration

13 Days

Distance

170km / 110mi

Itinerary

Day 1: Bressanone to Rifugio Plose

Duration

5hr 30mins

Distance

11km / 6.8mi

Ascent

1900m (Cable car option available)

Difficulty

Hard & Firm Paths

Walking through farming villages finishing far from the hustle and bustle of daily life. This area is well known to the winter skiers and mountain bikers, and renowned for its rifugio – a perfect first night on your AV2 hike! You will also witness outstanding views of the Northwestern faces of the eye catching Dolomites.

Our first rifugio also offers a webcam to view what you may see when you arrive!

Day 2: Rifugio Plose to Rifugio Genova

Duration

4hr

Distance

13km / 8mi

Ascent / Decent

610m / 760m

Difficulty

Hard, Firm Paths & Grassy Slopes

Your second day is filled with magnificent & breathtaking views. Once we have departed the ski zone we traverse elegant woodland. Today is a day to take it easy, at a slower pace if needed after the first day on our trek through the Dolomites. There is an option to summit Sass de Putia (an extra 2 hours) if you are feeling fit – it is more than worth it.

Day 3: Rifugio Genova to Rifugio Puez

Duration

5hr

Distance

12km / 7.5mi

Ascent / Decent

820m / 645m

Difficulty

Paths with loose stones

Aided Section

We always promise spectacular views, but your third day will show case more than you could ever imagine. Today will be the first time we experience an aided section (aka via Ferrata). Be prepared for a tough climb with a series of short ups and downs before arriving at Rifugio Puez for the evening.

Day 3 offers a variant off the main trek ensuring you remain at a lower altitude, however, it is a longer trek. Through this option we offer you the tremendous views of Olde rock spires. There is a still climb to bring you back onto the AV2 trail!

Day 4: Rifugio Puez to Rifugio Pisciadu

Duration

5hr

Distance

9km / 6mi

Ascent / Decent

660m / 550m

Difficulty

Paths with loose stones

A spectacular stroll across the Puez plateau is more than a delight. Today’s trail offers views of small lakes and a delightful road passage.

A hands on clamber & some cable aided sections are required before you end on the high altitude platform on which tonight’s rifugio is located.

Day 5: Rifugio Pisciadu to Rifugio Castiglioni

Duration

6hr 30min

Distance

14.5km / 9mi

Ascent / Descent

710m /1250m

Difficulty

Paths with loose stones

The landscape on today’s trek changes dramatically as the day unfolds. Onward and upwards as we start the day, and an ascent of Piz Boe is on the cards.

Today’s descent can be aided by way of the cable car. After this our trek leads us to splendid views of Marmolada, the highest mountain in the Dolomites.

Day 6: Rifugio Castiglioni to Passo San Pellegrino

Duration

7hr

Distance

21.5km / 13.4mi

Ascent / Decent

1110m /1240m

Difficulty

Hard & Firm Paths

Lets be honest, today will prove to be a long and tiring day. A traverse across a track used during WW1 brings us around to view the back of Marmolada.

If time and effort allows, a trip on the cable car to view the glaciated Marmolada is well worth it.

Day 7: Passo San Pellegrino to Rifugio Mulaz

Duration

5hr 15min

Distance

13km / 8mi

Ascent / Decent

1346m /708m

Difficulty

Hard & Firm Paths

Exposed & Aided Sections

Another full on day, which offers an exceptional range of scenery. A cable car option can shorten today’s walk by an hour – which may be welcome after yesterdays long trek.

For self-guided options, part of this route can be difficult to orientate in, if the weather conditions prove less than fair.

Day 8: Rifugio Mulaz to Rifugio Rosetta

Duration

4hr 15min

Distance

8km / 5mi

Ascent

860m /850m

Difficulty

Exposed & Aided Sections

Rugged passages ensure that today you will pushed and yet rewarded. With a head for heights needed on this path, use of cabled aided sections continue.

If weather is closed in, orientation can be tested.

Day 9: Rifugio Rosetta to Rifugio Treviso

Duration

6hr 15min

Distance

14km / 8.7mi

Ascent

820m /1770m (3hr 15min variant)

Difficulty

Exposed & Aided Sections

The story goes that the workers who laid today’s opening trek trail were paid per meter; the reason behind the 240 zigzags in store!

During the trek is an exciting exposed section and a tricky passage, finishing among the trees in today’s Rifugio.

Day 10: Rifugio Treviso to  Passo Cereda

Duration

4hr 30min

Distance

9km / 5.6mi

Ascent

1100m (2hr variant)/1370m

Difficulty

Exposed Sections

Loose Paths

After strolling among the forest for a section, a substantial climb will be required to get us over the saddle /col. Some crumbling gullies and exposed sections focus the footing before we embark on a knee testing descent – here we can experience what hammer toe feels like!!

Day 11: Passo Cereda to Rifugio Boz

Duration

7hr 15min

Distance

14km / 8.7mi

Ascent

1060m / 700m

Difficulty

Unstable Terrain

Challenging Day

Enjoy the sites today – this region includes wild natural beauty. Otherwise the focus is to ascend Forcella Comedon, arguably the most challenging stretch of the AV2 trail.

Tonight’s log cabin will be a welcome sight by the end of this long day.

Day 12: Rifugio Boz to Rifugio Dal Piaz

Duration

6hr

Distance

15km / 9.3mi

Ascent

870m / 600m

Difficulty

Constant Exposure

Traversing a string of rugged peaks as we start to wind down towards the end of our epic Alta Via 2 trail. Some exposed sections ensure we don’t become too comfortable just yet.

We pass the “devils square” believed to be the area to hunt witches & other forms of evil!

If weather is not favorable, this can quickly turn into a dangerous route.

Day 13: Rifugio Dal Piaz to Feltre

Duration

2hr 30min

Distance

9km / 5.6mi

Descent

1305m

Difficulty

Leisurely Descent

The memorable AV2 draws to a close by following an old military road and meander through woodland.

Our last evening is spent together in Feltre, where we can recall on the beauty the Dolomites bestowed upon us!

Route Map
Overview

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Navigation, Route Notes & Maps

….way marked at all junctions and by regular paint marks along the trail. We supply you with detailed 1:25 000 IGN maps, a comprehensive guidebook and route notes so you should have absolutely no problem following the route. We also provide you with access to our Goolge Maps detailing the route, which you can use to navigate. We strongly recommend using this Google Maps App, or at least having it on your phone ready to use should you ever be in any doubt about your direction. You should also polish up on your map and compass skills prior to departing, as weather and visibility can change very quickly in the mountains, and these kinds of skills never go out of fashion!

General Information

The distances and ascents/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and trousers), sun hat and sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Travel during the walk

If you are finding the going too tough you can use lifts or public transport to skip several of the stages or big ascents/descents. Public transport and lifts/funiculars are not included and although your info pack has full details of each transfer you need to pay for these.

Detail areas to avail of these options:

Guided or Not?

Guided Trek

Although it is optional to go it alone, we would strongly advise against it; unless of course this is not your first trip to Europe on the Alps. These trips are for making memories that last a lifetime, take the risk out of it and let an experienced mountain leader take control.  Not only will they offer you a training and an acclimatisation program, and look after you on the mountain they will also arrange other aspects of the ascent like planning the schedule, booking the huts and often making difficult decisions about whether or not it is safe to continue in the prevailing weather.

In addition the guides carry a GPS (Global Positioning System) which updates on the website so that family and friends can follow your journey around the Alps! This is the best way for you to enjoy your trip and your family & friends can rest easy knowing your safely still on track.

Did we miss something?

If you need to know anything else, or wish to get in contact about a bespoke hiking trip, please complete the contact form and one of the Global Trekking Team members will get in touch as soon as possible.

Additional Information

Guided

Yes, No

Dates

08~21 June 2019, 13~26 July 2019, 10~23 August 2019, 31 Aug~13 Sept 2019, Self-Guided

Self Guided

Self Guided

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