Tour the north of The Dolomites along High Route 1

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Cortina / Cortina
  • Distance 61 km / 38 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    July - September
  • Price From $1,254

Overview

Travel the northern half of the popular 'High Way 1'. About 70 km in a week on well-marked roads, shimmering peaks, shady forests and grasslands. The full north-south tour starts in the Italian South Tyrol and ends 140 kms later in Belluno. 

Among the most famous mountains are Tofana to the west, Pomagagnon in the north, Cristallo in the northeast, Faloria and Sorapis to the east, and Becco di Mezzodi, Croda da Lago and Cinque Terre to the south. 

Among the wonders in the north include the stunning Lake Prags, the magnificent views of the Marmolada mountain range, the poignant open-air World War I museum in Lagazuoi, and the expansive views from the Rifugio Nuvolau cliff. 

Finish the northern stage after spending the night at the Rifugio Croda da Lago Palmieri, precisely by the lake, descending to the lower valley to spend the night in Cortina.    

  • Delight in the charm of authentic "rifugios" (Shelters) in your stay at the top of the mountains
  • Walk through picturesque alpine scenery: grasslands, peaks and forests
  • Enjoy a cold beer on the terrace while you watch the golden sunset
  • Stay in traditional mountain huts in spectacular locations
  • The great feeling of conquering the northern section. Next year, it will be the south!

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation for 2 nights in comfortable 3-star hotels (suite) and 5 nights in mountain cabins (mixed bedrooms)
    • Breakfasts
    • Evening meals on days 2, 4, 5 and 6
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Baggage transfer service (may be included as an extra option)
    • Unspecified transfers
    • Drinks and snacks
    • Unspecified meals
    • Public transport
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Private room in the refuges (subject to availability, dormitories or suites)
    • Baggage transfer service
    • Additional nights during the holiday

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    To get to Cortina, Marco Polo Airport in Venice is the most convenient, thanks to the operation of several international airlines. From there, it is possible to take the Cortin Express towards Cortina, which departs twice a day, usually in the afternoon. 

    It is also possible to get to Venice's smallest airport, Venice Treviso, and from Treviso Sud, take a bus that departs once a day to Cortina.

    For the return, you can take some of the methods mentioned above.

    FAQs

    We suggest you make the reservation as soon as possible, as soon as you have decided your travel dates, as this destination is extremely popular and accommodation is sold out quickly, mainly the private rooms. However, we will always try to adjust to your needs.

    This route is rated as moderate to strenuous and requires good physical condition. You must be used to walking in mountains, crossing stony or snowy trails, ascending and descending to make the most of this holiday.

    The best time to travel this route is from July to mid-September. August is the most popular month (for locals too) and that's why the cabins are always busy. It is not uncommon for snow to fall on the highest elevations in summer and some snowflakes are still present in July. 

    For this season, we offer walks from the beginning of July. July and August are the hottest months of the year, which also involves risk of storms; they can be torrential and usually occur in the afternoon. You must be well equipped and prepared for these eventualities.

    Due to how remote the cabins are, it is usually not possible to take any transport between them. Shelter staff will be available to guide you on the best options.  

    No, but we can include it as an extra option. If included, each person may carry one 20 kg (45 lbs) suitcase.

    In our information pack, we detail the tips and the type of kit that you should have. It includes standard walking equipment such as raincoats, good walking shoes or boots, sunscreen, water bottle and a light backpack with a belt at the waist.