Tre Cime di & Lavaredo & Alta Via n. 1 – self guided trip

Close your eyes and imagine the snowy peaks of the mountains and a colorful sunrise in the background, the morning rain drops sparkle on the on the bright green leaves’ trees in the woods. All around is quiet… Yes! Nature is absolutely breathtaking.
1490,00 €
(cost for a self guided trip)


DAY 1: Arrive to the Dolomites
Arrive to the Dolomites on your own (private transfer on request) and check into your hotel.
Based on your arrival time we will arrange the trip briefing.
… 3* B&B in Cortina d’Ampezzo

DAY 2 : Tre Cime di Lavaredo Natural Park
Today, your adventure begins. Have a large breakfast, take a private transfer to the hiking starting point. The 3 Cime Natural Park considers an area of more than 11,000 hectares, including 3 different urban districts. The park is worldwide well-known, because there are the most famous Dolomite peaks, including the world-famous 3 Cime di Lavaredo. The mountaineering pioneers started climbing these vertical walls, in the second half of the 19th century, and still nowadays mountaineers from all over the world come especially to climb these rocks.
Reach your mountain hut and enjoy the view of the Dolomite mountains, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009.
Once you reach the hut it is possible to leave your backpack and do some extra hikes near the hut.

hiking time: 3 hours             length: 7,7 km               difference in level: + 425m / - 544 m          
highest point: 2.564 m         lowest point: 2.214 m
Breakfast & Dinner, Mountain hut

DAY 3: Tre Cime di Lavaredo
The Three Peaks of Lavaredo in South Tyrol are the symbol of the Dolomites and a true stunning landscape that people from all over the world come to admire.
The three rocky obelisks of the Dolomites are made of limestone rock: Cima Grande (Big peak) in the center measures 2999 m, Cima Ovest (Western peak) 2973 m, Cima piccola (Small peak) 2857 m
In the afternoon arrive at a beautiful mountain lake and your hotel for tonight.

hiking time: 5 hours             length: 14,1 km               difference in level: + 422m / - 1.237 m     
highest point: 2.564 m         lowest point: 1.394 m
Breakfast & Dinner, Hotel

DAY 4: Strudelkopf
The day begins with a climb along the forest - on warm days the trees will provide shade and so it will be easier to reach the top. As soon as the 2.000 m altitude is reached, a plateau will open up and you will enjoy the magnificent view of various Dolomite groups such as Cristallo, Croda, Rossa d'Ampezzo, Dolomites of Braies and Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
Once you arrive at the hut, if you still feel like doing something, you can go up to the highest peak which is 2,839 meters.

hiking time: 4 hours            length: 10,2 km               difference in level: + 965 m / - 359 m       
highest point: 2.301 m         lowest point: 1.394 m
Breakfast & Dinner, Mountain hut

DAY 5: Natural Park of Sennes Braies
The Fanes-Senes-Braies natural park is one of the largest protected areas in South Tyrol and measures approx. 25,680 hectares. The famous Alta Via delle Dolomiti no. 1 leads through the area of the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park. From above you will see the beautiful turquoise Braies Lake, which became famous thanks many films shot in this enchanted place in the Dolomites.

hiking time: 6,5 hours             length: 16,8 km               difference in level: + 1.049 m / - 916 m
highest point: 2.387 m         lowest point: 1.494 m
Breakfast & Dinner, Mountain hut

DAY 6: Natural Park of Sennes Braies – hiking traverse
Leave the beautiful Sennes Plateau with its rare high mountain flowers and whistling marmots and start the traverse of the natural park. During your hike the panorama changes every moment and there will be for sure places which will remain etched in your memory forever.

hiking time: 3-4 hours             length: 10,4 km               difference in level: + 572 m / - 644 m    
highest point: 2.134 m         lowest point: 1.539 m
Breakfast & Dinner, Mountain hut

DAY 7: World War I area
Start your day walking along a beautiful valley surrounded by greenery. Depending on thetime of the year you will see cows and horses grazing. During summer they graze on these beautiful meadows and in autumn they return to their farm, in the village.
Halfway, start rising on a mountain pass, the panorama from there is astonishing; once the pass is crossed, climb up to the top, you are at 2,752 mt above the sea level. This is the hardest route, but it's worth it. In any case, on request, we can offer easier solutions.

hiking time: 5.30 hours             length: 12,7 km               difference in level: + 1.112 m / - 435   
highest point: 2.711 m         lowest point: 2.013 m
Breakfast & Dinner, Mountain hut

DAY 8: Cortina d’Ampezzo
Today, hike through World War I trenches, from there you can admire the breathtaking mountains which surround the town of Cortina d'Ampezzo, which will host the Olympic Games in 2026. In the afternoon, you will arrive at a beautiful turquoise lake nestled between the mountains and the forest. You can soak your feet in the cold water and benefit of it. Your tour-adventure in the Dolomites is ending but, of course, any additional days on the famous trail of Alta Via No. 1 can be arranged, upon request.
Breakfast, 3* B&B in Cortina d’Ampezzo

DAY 9: Departure
Breakfast and departure on your own (private transfer on request) or option to spend further days in the UNESCO Dolomites – contact us!

The price includes
- Trip development and booking of hotels, mountain huts & private transfers as per itinerary,
- Trip briefing upon arrival
- 2 night accommodation in a 3* Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo with breakfast
- 1 night accommodation in a 3* Family run Hotel in Alta Pusteria with half-board
- 5 night accommodation at mountain inns (private/shared rooms– depending on availability)
- private transfer to the hiking starting point
- private transfer back to Cortina on your last hiking day
- Hiking maps
Italian VAT & tourist taxes
Not included in the price
Flights, trains, buses, private in & out airport transfers, additional transfers not mentioned in the itinerary or mentioned as “on request”, no luggage transfers (on request), guides, UIAGM/IFMGA professional mountain guide, via ferrata equipment, insurances, tips, drinks, lunches, food & beverage during the excursions, holiday extensions, souvenirs, cable cars, entrance fees at museums, private expenses and anything NOT mentioned in “cost include”.
Additional information
B = breakfast
L = lunch
D = dinner

In high season period July & August the cost can raise between 6 – 12% of the given cost.

Please note, that all guided tours may be subject to changes, depending on:
  • weather conditions
  • the physical condition of each participant
  • equipment and clothing not suitable for the excursion (e.g. sneakers instead of mountain boots, clothing not suited to the weather conditions...)
On request
  • Single supplement at the B&B, hotels
  • private in & out airport/train transfers
  • the trip can also be organized as a guided trip
  • luggage transfers on request