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Alta Via Dolomiti 4

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Trentino-Alto Adige

One of the shorter yet more challenging of the 10 Alta Via Dolomiti hiking trails.

Also in Bozen, Italy

Hiking Difficult

72 km
4.7 km
5 km
1 day +
Low Point
878 m
High Point
2.6 km
Alta Via Dolomiti 4 Map

Cross the spectacular eastern Dolomites by foot from San Candido in the Val Pusteria to Pieve di Cadore in the province of Belluno. It's a 6-day long hardcore hike, with some particularly challenging sections demanding climbing experience. The scrambles, burning muscles and sometimes sketchy descents are all made worth it by the unbelievably beautiful scenery surrounding you.


The trail takes you to the magnificent 12 hectares wide Lake Misurina, across high plains and through wild, remote valleys where all you will hear is the sound of the birds in the sky. During the 85km hike you will of course be passing through many epic high mountain landscapes. First stop is the Cadini, then on to circle the Sorapis range, and the big finale; climbing the second highest peak in the Dolomites, the Monte Antelao.





Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between April and September


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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