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Alta Via 1 South

Discover the beauty of the southern section of the Alta Via 1 hiking trail — Roam through six picturesque stages staying in traditional mountain huts on the way.
Starting point
Cortina d'Ampezzo
Finish point
La Stanga
7 days / 6 nights
Technical level
Uneven trails with bigger rocks, steep sections and exposed terrain. Requires basic hiking experience
Fitness level
Suitable for most regular hikers
From: 1,265€/person

Experience the quieter section of Alta Via 1

Get up close views of Cinque Torri

Admire the lush green alpine meadows at Passo Giau

Indulge in authentic Italian meals at traditional rifugios

Dolomites mountains

Experience stunning Dolomite views on a six-day journey

Cinque torri up close

Explore iconic landmarks like Cinque Torri and Monte Civetta

Cinque torri

Marvel at the rock towers of Cinque Torri

Passo giau sunset

Bask in the breathtaking vistas at Passo Giau

View of monte pelmo

Challenge yourself over 86 kilometers and 2600 meters gain

Rifugio averau from below

Stay in authentic rifugios for the full Alta Via 1 South experience

Self guided

Included in price

6x accommodations with half-board
Tour design and organization
A booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions
Service and support during your hike
GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app

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Alta Via 1 is an iconic hiking trail that takes approximately nine days to complete. It offers some of the most stunning views of the Dolomite mountain range, passing through rugged terrain, alpine meadows, and high mountain passes.

However, for those who find the entire hike too daunting or time-consuming, there is a shorter version of the trail available. The six stages south of Cortina d’Ampezzo offer a less intense challenge, covering 86 kilometers and 2600 meters of elevation gain over six days. While this is still a demanding hike, it is more manageable for those who want to experience the beauty of Alta Via 1 without committing to the full nine-day journey.

This part of Alta Via 1 includes some of the Dolomites’ most famous landmarks, such as the iconic Cinque Torri and Monte Civetta. You will also get to experience the green alpine meadows of Passo Giau, which is known for its breathtaking vistas.

One of the main advantages of the southern part of Alta Via 1 is that it tends to be less crowded than the northern portion, giving hikers the chance to appreciate the Dolomites’ beauty without any distractions.

During your hike, all your accommodations at authentic rifugios will be booked, and you will receive support along the way. You will also receive a detailed written guide with a day-by-day itinerary and a precise GPS track of the planned route before setting off.

If you’ve never had the chance to explore the Dolomites before, hiking the southern part of Alta Via 1 is an excellent opportunity to experience its unparalleled beauty and challenge yourself in a spectacular natural setting.


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For travellers that want flexibility and independence. We organize the tours of your choice, but the adventure of getting around is all yours. You will get a fly & drive itinerary handout with activities, accommodations and travelling tips with full support of our team for any emergencies or concerns. You will take yourself around Slovenia, but we can arrange a car rental or even a campervan if you wish.


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