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Guidebooks - Cicerone - Trekking in the Dolomites - Alte Via 1 & 2

By Gilian Price

This handy guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for walking the popular Alta Via routes 1 and 2 across the Dolomites. The AV1 is 120km long over 11 day stages and is ideal for beginners to Alpine walking whereas the AV2 covers 160km in 13 days and is undeniably longer and more strenuous. The more demanding AV3-6 routes are also outlined.

The routes are graded to give an idea of the difficulty of the route. They start at grade 1 which refers to a straightforward path with moderate gradient which is suitable for all walkers, and end at grade 3 which describes routes that require some previous experience on mountainous terrain due to steep and exposed sections.

The AV1 route is described over 11 day stages and covers 120km. It’s highest point is 2752m and is a straightforward yet astoundingly rewarding route which is perfectly suited for a first Alpine experience. In terms of overall difficulty it rates a grade 2.

The AV2 is longer and undeniably more strenuous than the AV1 route and remains higher for longer. Over 13 days 160 km are covered and the route strays as high as 2900m in severe environments. Numerous aided and exposed sections are encountered although several can be detoured. It rates a grade 3 ‘at worst’. 

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    • Seasons
      • mid-June/early July once the snow has melted and the huts have opened, through to mid/late September and even into October for the northern region where refuges stay open longer
    • Centres
      • AV1: Villabassa and Monguelfo, not far from Dobbiaco, off-route San Vigilio di Marebbe, Cortina d’Ampezzo and Agordo, ending at Belluno; AV2: Bressanone, detours to Santa Cristina in Val Gardena, Colfosco in Val Badia, Malga Ciapela, above San Martino di Castrozza and Fiera di Primiero, ending at Feltre; AV3, 4 and 5: from Val Pusteria close to Dobbiaco to Longarone and Pieve di Cadore; AV6: from Sappada to Vittorio Veneto
    • Difficulty
      • medium difficulty walking on clearly marked alpine paths, as well as tough routes with exposed aided sections; walks are graded on a 1–3 scale of difficulty
    • Must See
      • the Marmolada, highest peak in the Dolomites; the castle-like Sella group with Piz Boè, belvedere Lagazuoi with WW1 tunnels; the Tofane and Nuvolau above Cortina d'Ampezzo; the Pelmo 'throne'; lunar landscapes of the Pale di San Martino; the wild Alpi Feltrine and its divine wildflowers and the magnificent Sesto Dolomites visited in AV4 and AV5ISBN9781852845636
    • EditionThird
    • Size:17.2 x 11.6 x 1.4cm 
    • Weight - 270g
    • Pages 192 
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