Hiking

Alpine Path of the Dolomites no. 6

Difficulty:

Medium

Length:

180 km

Hours:

01:00

Min altitude:

139 m

Max altitude:

2450 m

The Alpine Path of the Dolomites no. 6, also known as "Alta Via dei Silenzi", because it covers long abandoned stretches and fascinating solitary environments, develops along about 1800 km, which can be covered in 11 stages and connecting Sappada with Vittorio Veneto.

This itinerary crosses the provinces of Udine, Pordenone, Belluno and Treviso and reaches Vittorio Veneto through the Rinaldo, the Tèrze and Clap groups, the Monti di Sàuris, the Tiàrfin, the Crìdola, the Spalti and Monfalconi, the Duranno-Cima dei Preti and of the Col Nudo-Cavallo. At an altitude of 2000 m s.l.m., the route is recommended for more experienced and trained hikers: there are, in fact, some dangerous but well-equipped paths.

Technical data

Start Location: Sappada
End Location: Vittorio Veneto
Crossing Time: 11 days
Trail Length: about 180 Km
Shelters on the main route: 7
Bivouacs on the main route: 2 and one in Col Nudo
Restoration areas on the road: 10
Longest leg: from Casera Laghét de sora to Bivacco Greselin – VII stage – 8 hours
Shortest leg: from Casera Laghét de sora to Bivacco Greselin – V stage – 3 hours
Total crossing time: almost 65 hours
Difficulty: Hiking, Trekking, Equipped Trekking
Total altitude difference uphill: 9000 m
Total altitude difference downhill: about 10000 m
Maximum trail altitude: 1627 m, from Cellino to Valbona Pass
Minimum trail altitude: 1880 m, from Semenza hut to Vittorio Veneto
Dolomite groups along the way: 8
Opening period of the shelters: from June to September
Recommended period: from the end of June to the end of September
Signs: adequate everywhere, it is recommended not to lose the directions in the areas of Cima dei Preti - Duranno and Col Nudo

Recommended topographic maps

Tabacco maps 1:25.000
- n.01 "Sappada - S.Stefano - Forni Avoltri": Piave river – Fabbro hut
- n.02 "Forni di Sopra - Ampezzo - Sauris - Val Tagliamento": Fabbro hut – Padova hut
- n.021 "Dolomiti di Sinistra Piave": Padova hut - Cellino
- n.012 "Alpago - Cansiglio - Piancavallo - Val Cellina": Cellino - Casere Pizzoc
- n.024 "Prealpi e Dolomiti Bellunesi": Casere Pizzoc - Vittorio Veneto

Stages

Stage 1: Sorgenti del Piave hut - Sappada through the Olbe lakes
Hiking time: 4 hours
Signs: no. 136, 129, 135

Stage 2: Sappada - Fratelli De Gasperi hut through the Èlbel Pass
Hiking time: 4 hours
Signs: no. 314, 315, 201

- Alternative Route 1: Sappada - Fratelli de Gasperi hut through the Oberenghe Pass

Stage 3: Fratelli De Gasperi hut - “Tenente Giuseppe Fabbro” hut through Forcella Lavardêt
Hiking time: 4 hours
Signs: no. 201, 203, S 465

Stage 4: “Tenente Giuseppe Fabbro” hut - Giàf per Doàna hut
Hiking time: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Signs: no. S 619, n. 338, 336, 207, 341

Stage 5: Giàf hut - Padova hut
Hiking time: 3 hours
Signs: no. 346

Stage 6: Padova hut - Casèra Laghét de sora through Forcella Spe
Hiking time: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Signs: no. 352, 389, 390

- Alternative Route 2: Giaf hut - Granzotto-Marchi Bivouac – Perugini Bivouac – Pordenone hut
- Alternative Route 3: Giaf hut - Granzotto-Marchi Bivouac – Perugini Bivouac – Pordenone hut
- Alternative Route 3 bis: Pordenone Refuge through the Marini path - Gervasutti Bivouac - Casera Laghet de sora Bivouac
- Alternative Route 4: Giaf hut - Casera Laghet de sora Bivouac through the Padova hut, the Tita Barba hut, the Casera del Cavalet and the Forcella del Frate
- Alternative Route 5: Giaf hut - Casera Laghet de sora Bivouac through the Granzotto-Marchi Bivouac, the Perugini Bivouac, the Forcella Segnata, the Padova hut, the Tita Barba hut and the Forcella del Frate

Stage 7: Casèra Laghét de sora Bivouac – Greselìn Bivouac
Hiking time: 8 hours
Signs: reported but not numbered

Stage 8: Greselin Bivouac – Maniago hut - Erto – Cimolàis
Hiking time: 8 hours
Signs: no. 358, 374, S 251

- Alternative Route 6: Maniago hut - Erto through the "Sentiero alpinistico Osvaldo Zandonella"

Stage 9: Cimolàis - Ricovero Col Nudo
Hiking time: 5 hours
Signs: no. 965

- Alternative Route 7: Erto - Ricovero Col Nudo through the Frisacco Bivouac

Stage 10: Ricovero Col Nudo – Semenza hut
Hiking time: 6.30 hours
Signs: no. 965, 924

Stage 11: Semenza hut - Vittorio Veneto
Hiking time: 9 hours
Signs: no. 923, 922, Statale 422

N.B. Before starting the itinerary, it is advisable to find out about the weather and verify the opening of the shelters and their availability.