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The Dolomites Hike Path No. 1 is indicated to be the most beautiful of the Dolomites hiking paths by hiking guides and walking magazines. You will hike through interesting areas of exceptional natural beauty.
For the most part of your trip you will go along ancient military and forestry roads. In these areas battles of the First World War took place. You will discover testimonials of that time: trenches and deep tunnels, which are to be seen along this path. This hiking path leads through three language areas and their related cultures: starting in the German- speaking Alta Pusteria, then it goes through the Ladin-speaking Fanes and lastly in the south of the Passo Falzàrego , where the Italian language finally dominates.
In addition to the visible traces of the former so-called “Alpenfront” (Alps Front) which can be seen in an open-air museum, the Dolomites Hike Path No. 1 offers the possibility to meet this magical world in all its facets: extraordinary picturesque beauty, magnificent views, stunning peaks and wonderful walks. A true paradise and an exciting adventure for people who love the mountains!

Characteristics of the route

The hiking route runs along marked mountain paths and hiking trails. The tour is suitable for anyone in good basic physical condition. Climbing experiences are not necessary!

Highlights and places of interest along the route

  • The Dolomites - UNESCO world natural heritage
  • (Seekofel, Tofane, Cinque Torri, Pelmo, Civetta, Sorapis, Marmolata, Nuvolau)
  • Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park
  • Ampezzo Dolomites Nature Park
  • Mountain lakes: Pragser Wildsee, Lago Coldai, Alleghesee
  • Cortina d’Ampezzo, the pearl of the Dolomites

Tour programme

DAY 1: Arrival in Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco
Individual arrival at the hotel in Alta Pusteria. Free, unguarded public car park near the hotel. Car parking, nearby, is included in the price.

DAY 2: Lake Pragser Wildsee – San Vigilio/St. Vigil
ascent approx. 775 m, descent approx. 1.075 m / approx. 5-6 hours

Starting at the pearl of the Dolomite lakes, the lake Pragser Wildsee (1.494 m), you hike through the romantic area of the nature park Fanes-Sennes-Prags which is one of the largest protected areas of South Tyrol. In the shade of the impressive mountain massif Seekofel you will reach the high alpine pasture Fojedöra. Stop and enjoy the homemade bread and the tasty alpine cheese. Through the lonely high valley you hike past the lake Hochalpensee and finally reach the highest point. Far down in the valley you can already see the villages of the Gadertal.

DAY 3: San Vigilio/St. Vigil - Badia/Abtei
ascent approx. 1.150 m, descent approx. 950 m / approx. 5.5-6.5 hours

The cable car Piz de Plaies takes you from San Vigilo to the starting point. The path leads through light woodland and meadows to Piz de Corn. The mountain Peitlerkofel is enthroned on the opposite side. You hike on to the sadd- le Ritjoch and cross the mountaineering village of La Val. The mighty flanks of the mountain Heiligkreuzkofel are always in view. At the foot of the peaks Neuner and Zehnerspitze you reach the shelter Heiligkreuz. After a short descent you take the cable car to Badia.

DAY 4: Badia/Abtei - San Cassiano/St. Kassian
ascent approx. 325 m, descent approx. 550 m / approx. 3.5-4.5 hours

The cable car takes you back up to the pretty alpine huts above Badia/Abtei. The view invites you to linger: the peaks of Sella, Puezgruppe, Peitlerkofel and Kreuzkofel seem close enough to touch. Through thinning larch and fir forests you hike in the direction of St. Cassiano. On the way you will cross so-called „Viles", as the original sett- lements of the Gadertal are called.

DAY 5: San Cassiano/St. Kassian - Passo Falzarego
ascent approx. 1.050 m, descent approx. 625 m / approx. 5-6 hours

From the hotel you start today´s hiking trip. At first, the path continues comfortably along the valley floor to the Capanna Alpina. In the shade of the majestic peaks of Fanes and Conturines, follow the signs to the Scottoni refu- ge. From here the path goes through a rocky gorge that leads to one of the pearls of Alta Badia/Abtei: Lake Lagazuoi. It is a small, crystal-clear mountain lake at the foot of the Scottoni peak, whose waters reflect the bizarre peaks of the Fanes Dolomites. You hike along the Dolomite High Trail to the saddle of mountain massiv Lagazuoi. If you wish, you can follow the serpentine road to the refuge or summit. The descent leads via forcella Travenanzes to the passo Falzarego. It is possible to take the cable car directly from the summit to the pass (included in the price).

DAY 6: Passo Falzarego – Cortina d´ Ampezzo
ascent approx. 450 m, descent approx. 1.275 m / approx. 5-6 hours

Below the mighty peaks of the Tofane you hike on the Dolomites high-level trail no. 9. Far below in the valley floor lies the picturesque village of Cortina d´Ampezzo. The venue of the 2026 Winter Olympics is surrounded by Dolomite peaks. The view of Monte Cristallo, Faloria, Sorapis, Croda dal Lago compensates for your efforts and forms a wonderful end to your hike. A shuttle takes you back to Hochpustertal.

DAY 7: Departure

Individual departure or possibility to extend your holidays.

Minimum number of participants: 2

What´s included:

  • Accommodation in hotels - 3*** and 4**** category
  • One overnight stay in a mountain guesthouse with half board
  • Breakfast buffet or full breakfast
  • Personal tour information
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Tickets for transfers according to the program (cable-car and bus)
  • Well planned routes
  • Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)
  • Telephone service hotline for the entire tour

Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on site.

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