Alta Via Dolomiti 9

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Sappada

Dolomites

Arabba

Campitello-Mazzin-Col Rodella

Canazei-Belvedere

Trentino-Alto Adige

Traverse the Dolomites from west to east along this popular high altitude trail.

Also in Belluno, ItalyTrento, Italy

Hiking Severe

Distance
122 km
Ascent
5 km
Descent
5 km
Duration
1 day +
Low Point
813 m
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
15˚
Alta Via Dolomiti 9 Map

If you want a rewarding 2-week hike in the Dolomites that requires no previous climbing experience and has many amenities along the way, then this one's for you! Starting in the provincial capital of Bolzano, the route traverses the Dolomites from West to East, finishing in the small village of Santo Stefano. Along the 12-14 day hike, you will likely see many other keen hikers, as the Via Alta 9 is one of the more popular long-distance trails in the Dolomites. It's also one of the more accessible, with short distances between huts and hardly any climbing skills required. Sources

Description

Difficulty

Severe

Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

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

Features

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

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