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High altitude Dolomites
High mountain trekking

The Ladin nature parks of Puez Odle and Fanes Senes Braies, encompassed by the Dolomites area, a UNESCO natural heritage site, offer an infinite variety of high mountain treks at altitudes of 2500-3000 meters above sea level.

There’s no lack of advice on and suggestions about these Alpine activities and they are, for the most part, all totally worth trying both for the spectacular views and peaks they offer and for the variety and alternatives available. Whether you are setting off on a day trip or choosing a multi-stage hike, the Dolomites areas of San Vigilio di Marebbe and San Martino in Badia offer a great wealth of combinations, footpaths, peaks and refuges in which to get refreshments and stay overnight, capable of meeting the expectations of even the most demanding hikers.

Remember, too, that Alpine Guides and qualified hiking guides are always available for both advice and suggestions as well as for assistance.

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Dolomites High Routes

The Dolomites High Routes are renowned among trekking enthusiasts. High Routes include itineraries in the Dolomites with the aim to let people admire the mountain beauties during a series of stages that lead to well-deserved destinations, such as huts or bivouacs.

The routes marked with no. 1 and no. 2 also go through the towns of Marebbe and San Martino in Badia and the two natural parks of Fanes-Senes-Braies and Puez-Odle.

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Dolomites High Route no. 1

The High Route no. 1 winds along a route of approximately 125 km and 7,300 m of ascent, divided into 12 stages, connecting Lake Braies with Belluno. Here, two stages go near the town of Marebbe.

Stage no. 2 goes from the Biella hut to the one in Fanes. Exploring the pastures of Senes, Fodara and Fanes, it is often possible to see animals grazing. The stage can be walked in 3 hours.

Stage no. 3 goes from Fanes hut to Rifugio Lagazuoi.

Especially inviting for a break are the various mountain lakes that are encountered along the route. Crossing the plateau of Fanes is a unique experience that, during the hikes, brings to life the legend of the Kingdom of the Fanes. The third stage can be walked in 5 hours.

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Dolomites High Route no. 2

The High Route no. 2 consists of a distance of 180 km, divided into 13 stages, which connects Bressanone to Feltre. The itinerary touches the three provinces of Bolzano, Trento and Belluno.

Stage 2 goes from the Plose hut to Rifugio Genova, allowing trekkers to discover the wonders of the Puez-Odle Natural Park, often referred to as "Earth’s history book" due to its geological significance. Along the walk, the majestic Sasso Putia remains always in sight and offers many chances for a souvenir photo.

Stage 3 connects the Rifugio Genova  to the Rifugio Puez. With an additional half an hour walk it is possible to climb to the top of Piz Duleda (2.909m), which offers a stunning view. Due to the multitude of rocks and interesting geological creations, the plateau of Puez is often compared to a moonscape. 

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The Geotrail through the Dolomites

In 2009, the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to their geological history, a trekking route was built which goes through these marvellous mountains, making travellers aware of this fascinating succession of events.

The Dolomites UNESCO Geotrail consists of 10 daily stages, focussing particularly on the Dolomites’ geological history.

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The Geotrail through the Dolomites

Two out of 10 stages of the Dolomites Geotrail go through our area, in particularly beautiful places of the Fanes-Senes Braies natural park. The stage no. 7 can be walked in 5 hours and links the hut Capanna Alpina with Pederü. During the hike it is possible to discover the wonders of the Fanes pastures and then rest on the banks of one of the mountain lakes. The next day, stage no. 8 goes from Pederü to Prato Piazza, through the pastures of Fodara Vedla and Senes. It takes 7 hours to walk this route.

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