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Northern Italy's famous Alta Via long-distance walking routes run through the Dolomite Mountain Range. This guidebook from Gilian Price covers, in detail,  the Alta Via 1 and 2. 
Northern Italy's famous Alta Via long-distance walking routes run through the Dolomite Mountain Range. This guidebook from Gilian Price covers, in detail,  the Alta Via 1 and 2. 
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Trekking in the Dolomites - Alta Via 1 and Alta Via 2 Treks

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Trekking in the Dolomites - Alta Via 1 and Alta Via 2 Treks Information

Season : SS21

Brand : Cicerone

Code : 5031265

Northern Italy's famous Alta Via long-distance walking routes run through the Dolomites Mountain Range. This guidebook from Gilian Price covers, in detail,  the Alta Via 1 and 2 and outlines the more challenging AV 3 to 6.   

There are six of these Alta Via routes, and they increase in difficulty: Alta Via 1 has few exposed sections and is suitable for novice alpine trekkers; AV2 is much more challenging, only suitable for experienced alpine trekkers with a good head for heights, while AVs 3-6 have extended via ferrata sections and considerable exposure.

The 120km AV1 is described over 11 day stages;  AV2 covers 160km in 13 days and is more strenuous and technical. Overnight stops are either at mountain huts or at guesthouses. The book is written by an expert in Italian trekking, with information on the fascinating wartime history of the region, plants and wildlife. With advice on practical considerations such as the best time to go, what to take and hut protocol, this guide offers trekkers all the information they need to enjoy the mountains to the full.

Now a World Heritage Site, the Italian Dolomites make a first-rate trekking destination. There is an excellent network of paths dotted with welcoming 'rifugi' (mountain huts) in stunning locations, and efficient public transport serving key trekking points.

Activities
trekking and scrambling, with via ferrata sections
Seasons
mid-June to late September, when the majority of the refuges are open: the peak Italian holiday season is August, especially around 15th August
Centres
main centres for the Dolomites include Cortina, Belluno, Selva di Cadore, Arabba, La Villa, Selva, Bressanone, Dobbiaco and Canazei
Difficulty
These multi-day mountain traverses involve some scrambles and aided sections and exposure. Alta Via 1 has few exposed sections, however AV2 is considerably more challenging, and only suitable for experienced alpine trekkers with a good head for heights. AVs 3-6 are more challenging, with extended via ferrata sections and considerable exposure.
Must See
spotting your first chamois, marmot or ibex the majestic Marmolada and Pelmo, the towering Civetta, and the

Technical Information
  • Author - Gillian Price
  • Published - 11 Feb 2016 
  • ISBN9781852848200
  • Fourth Edition
  • Size -17.2 x 11.6 x 1.1cm 
  • Weight - 240g 
  • Pages - 192 
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