High Routes

Hight Route n.1


Degree EEA = experienced hikers with climbing equipment


130 km



Route: from Braies Lake (in Val Pusteria) to Belluno through the most suggestive mountains of the area
Stages number: 12 (you can reduce them to 8/9 skipping some stretches)
Lenght: 130 km
Medium duration: 12 - 13 days
Difficulty: easy - medium
Total height difference (ascent): 8,000 m
Total height fifference (down): 10,170 m

High Route n.1 It is dedicated to those who love alpine nature and enjoy a walk at a moderate altitude without too much danger. It crosses the heart of the Dolomites in its central part, from Pusteria (in the Province of Bolzano) to the threshold of the Veneto plain, through the Dolomites of Bràies, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Zoldano, Agordino and Belluno, this itinerary offers wonderful landscapes and strong emotions.

The northernmost part of this High Route starts from the charming Bràies Lake and goes through the romantic reign of Fanes, as far as the Tofane. Once here, mountain experts will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of safeguarded climbs. Following the easy trail, you will enter the beautiful Zoldo Valley, which pays homage to the regal hugeness of Mt Pelmo.
Hiking on the Civetta Group offers the grandest views of all the Dolomites. This fantastic itinerary ends in the green Valbelluna.

Be careful: do not undertake this route before thaw, i.e. before the end of June.


Braies Lake - Rifugio Biella
Three hours and a half walk through an enchanting plateau.
From the rifugio you can easily reach the Croda del Becco peak in an hour and a half walk.


Rifugio Biella - Rifugio Fànes
Four - five hours walk.
From rifugio Fànes, along the "Via della Pace" ("peace route"), you reach the Croda del Valùn Blanch from where the sight on the Tofane and the Val Travenànzes is exceptional.


Rifugio Fànes - Rifugio Lagazuòi
Five hours walk.
Not binding stage which crosses, at Forcella del Lago, the pass between Torre del Lago and Cima Scotoni. From the peak you go downhill to the little Lagazuòi Lake.


Rifugio Lagazuòi - Rifugio Dibona
Three - four hours walk.
The change for the equpped experts is the via ferrata Lipella (six hours walk). It is a spectacular itinerary which crosses the positions of the First World War and goes downhill to Rifugio Giussani (at Forcella Fontananegra, between the Tofane di Ròzes and di Mezzo).
The less experts, on the contrary, equpped with a torch can enter the deviation to the war tunnel (bore by the Alpine soldiers in July 1916) in Castelletto.


Rifugio Dibona - Rifugio Cinque Torri - Rifugio Nuvolau
Five hours walk.
The Cinque Torri is one of the most beautiful and renowned practice wall. For a rest, you can aim at Rifugio Nuvolau, one of the most charming natural balconies in the Dolomites.


Rifugio Nuvolau - Rifugio Palmieri - Rifugio Città di Fiume
Three hours walk.
This itinerary winds at the foot of Monte Pelmo, one of the first massifs to be climbed at the beginning of the XIX century.


Rifugio Venezia - Rifugio Sonnino al Coldài
Four hours walk.
Rifugio Coldài is one of the most suitable place where to enjoy a romantic sunset on the northern walls of the Civetta, one of the most well-known Dolomites peaks.


Rifugio Sonnino - Rifugio Tissi - Rifugio Vazzolèr
Four - five hours walk.
From the Rifugio, the via ferrata Alleghesi leads to the Civetta peak, while the via Tissi is reserved to true expertss.
1.300 metres below Rifugio Tissi there is the sheet of water of Alleghe Lake.
Rifugio Vazzolèr - Rifugio Carestiano
Four hours and a half walk.


Rifugio Carestiano - Rifugio Pramperèt
Four - five hours walk.


Rifugio Pramperèt - Rifugio 7° alpini
From ten to twelve hours.
This is the longest stage which winds among the stoney landscapes and the green mountain pastures in Val Vescovà.


Rifugio 7° alpini - Belluno
Two - three hours walk.
Easy stage which winds along the Val D'Ardo.