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Trekking guidebook for walking Alta Via routes 1 and 2 across the Italian Dolomites. The 120km AV1 is described over 11 day stages and is ideal for beginners to Alpine long-distance walking, whereas the AV2 covers 160km in 13 days and is more strenuous and technical. The more demanding AV3-6 routes are described in outline.
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Northern Italy's famous Alta Via long-distance walking routes are spread across the Dolomites, running roughly north to south and reaching as far as the Austrian border. There are six of these routes, and they increase in difficulty: Alta Via 1 has few exposed sections and is suitable for novice alpine trekkers; AV2 is much more challenging, only suitable for experienced alpine trekkers with a good head for heights, while AVs 3-6 have extended via ferrata sections and considerable exposure.
Both AV 1 and 2 are described in detail in this guidebook, with the demanding AV3-6 routes described in outline. The 120km AV1 is described over 11 day stages; AV2 covers 160km in 13 days and is more strenuous and technical. Overnight stops are either at mountain huts or at guesthouses. The book is written by an expert in Italian trekking, with information on the fascinating wartime history of the region, plants and wildlife. With advice on practical considerations such as the best time to go, what to take and hut protocol, this guide offers trekkers all the information they need to enjoy the mountains to the full.
Now a World Heritage Site, the Italian Dolomites make a first-rate trekking destination. There is an excellent network of paths dotted with welcoming 'rifugi' (mountain huts) in stunning locations, and efficient public transport serving key trekking points.
Dolomites Alta Via 1 Stage 6 Pelmo variant: the paths have been cleared and the Pelmo variant is thankfully feasible once again.
Dolomites Alta Via 1 Stage 6 Pelmo variant, Pelmo: Torrential rain has caused scree flows which have submerged paths on the eastern flanks of the Pelmo. The path between Forcella Val d'Arcia and Rifugio Venezia is temporarily closed.
pp 25 + 92 the phone number for the Belluno Tourist Office is now 334 2813222
p46 Rifugio Biella no longer belongs to CAI. Email firstname.lastname@example.org - phone the hut to confirm booking.
As this book was being printed, the phone number of Rifugio Genova changed to 0472 670072, mobile 347 266 7694.
p. 25 last line: Webite for Vittorio Veneto should be http://turismo.provincia.treviso.it
p. 26 the website www.dolomiti-altevie.it listed under Further Alta Via information is no longer available
p. 76 The telephone number for Capanna Trieste is tel 320 1166323. The website www.rifugiocapannatrieste.com is no longer available
p. 91 The website for Rifugio 7° Alpini should be www.rifugiosettimoalpini.com
p. 104 The telephone number for Rifugio Genova is 0472 670072 or mobile 347 2667694
p. 110 The telephone number for Rifugio Malga Brogles change tel to 0471 655642 or mobile 338 4600101
p. 116 The Rifugio Boè replace is an SAT hut, not CAI as stated
p. 117 Variant via Piz Boè: Capanna Fassa, no shower, sleeps 10
p. 123 2nd last line: Text should read “The dramatic S wall of the Marmolada...” not “The dramatic N wall ...”
p. 153 line 3: Albergo Boz is now Casa Boz tel 333 6336648 www.casaboz.it next to 4 Valli restaurant.
p. 155 The email for Rifugio Boz is email@example.com
p. 183 para 4: remove Hotel Erto info, add www.albergodiffusovalcellinavalvajont.it
p. 184 The website for Rifugio Semenza is www.rifugiosemenza.it
May 2017, 2017 reprint
P48: The final paragraph should read: Next point your boots S. Path n.7 branches R across the stream. It climbs the R side of the valley with its immense erosive spills colonised by dwarf mountain pine.
P61: The variant to Passo Giau appears in the box on p62 and will take 1h 30 minutes.
P63: The end of the final paragraph should read: ...cable. Watch your step as the path continues in steep descent on loose stones. It drops to a path junction where you go R on n.443. This is where the variant from Rifugio Cinque Torri joins up for the final saunter down to join the bikers at ....
|The Alta Via routes|
|Plants and flowers|
|When to go|
|Food and drink|
|What to take|
|Dos and don’ts|
|Using this guidebook|
|Alta Via 1|
|Stage 1 Lago di Braies to Rifugio Biella|
|Stage 2 Rifugio Biella to Rifugio Fanes|
|Stage 3 Rifugio Fanes to Rifugio Lagazuoi|
|Stage 4 Rifugio Lagazuoi to Rifugio Nuvolau|
|Stage 5 Rifugio Nuvolau to Rifugio Città di Fiume|
|Stage 6 Rifugio Città di Fiume to Rifugio Coldai|
|Stage 7 Rifugio Coldai to Rifugio Vazzoler|
|Stage 8 Rifugio Vazzoler to Rifugio Carestiato|
|Stage 9 Rifugio Carestiato to Rifugio Pramperet|
|Stage 10 Rifugio Pramperet to Rifugio Pian de Fontana|
|Stage 11 Rifugio Pian de Fontana to La Pissa bus stop|
|ALTA VIA 2|
|Stage 1 Bressanone to Rifugio Città di Bressanone|
|Stage 2 Rifugio Città di Bressanone to Rifugio Genova|
|Stage 3 Rifugio Genova to Rifugio Puez|
|Stage 4 Rifugio Puez to Rifugio Pisciadù|
|Stage 5 Rifugio Pisciadù to Rifugio Castiglioni|
|Stage 6 Rifugio Castiglioni to Passo San Pellegrino|
|Stage 7 Passo San Pellegrino to Rifugio Mulaz|
|Stage 8 Rifugio Mulaz to Rifugio Rosetta|
|Stage 9 Rifugio Rosetta to Rifugio Treviso|
|Stage 10 Rifugio Treviso to Passo Cereda|
|Stage 11 Passo Cereda to Rifugio Boz|
|Stage 12 Rifugio Boz to Rifugio Dal Piaz|
|Stage 13 Rifugio Dal Piaz to Croce d’Aune|
|ALTE VIE 3–6|
|Alta Via 3|
|Alta Via 4|
|Alta Via 5|
|Alta Via 6|
|Appendix A Glossary|
|Appendix B Route summary tables|