Alta Via Dolomiti 8

Bressanone

Dolomites

Trentino-Alto Adige

Cross the Dolomites by foot from Brixen to Salurn along the “High Trail of Heroes."

Hiking Difficult

Distance
122 km
Ascent
6.9 km
Descent
7.7 km
Duration
1 day +
Low Point
210 m
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
20˚
Alta Via Dolomiti 8 Map

The Alta Via Dolomiti 8 is also known as the “Alta Via of the Heroes” because it traces the paths of Alpini soldiers, crosses former battlegrounds and passes relics from the First World War. As well as a journey of historical discovery, the Alta Via 8 is also a trail through enchanting, remote landscapes. It crosses the magnificent Grappa Massif and three Veneto provinces: Belluno, Treviso and Vicenza. The toughest section comes between Karer Pass up to the Rifugio di Pisa, but on the whole the route is a lot less technically challenging than many of the other Alta Via’s. Sources http://www.infodolomiti.it/en/active-holiday/alpine-paths-of-the-dolomites/alpine-path-of-the-dolomites-no-8/7158-l2.html

Difficulty

Difficult

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.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features

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