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Dolomites High Route n. 2

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Dolomites High Route n. 2

Long distance hiking trail · Eisacktal / South Tyrol · closed
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Corvara–Colfosco
  • Sella group Alta Badia
    / Sella group Alta Badia
    Photo: Alta Badia Brand @Paola Finali, Corvara–Colfosco
  • Col da la Soné, nature park Puez - Odle
    / Col da la Soné, nature park Puez - Odle
    Photo: Alta Badia Brand by Paola Finali, Corvara–Colfosco
  • Nature park Puez - Odle
    / Nature park Puez - Odle
    Photo: Alta Badia Brand by Freddy Planinschek, Corvara–Colfosco
  • Crespëina fork and Sella group
    / Crespëina fork and Sella group
    Photo: Alta Badia Brand by Freddy Planinschek, Corvara–Colfosco
  • Pisciadú hut - Sella group
    / Pisciadú hut - Sella group
    Photo: Alta Badia Brand by Freddy Planinschek, Corvara–Colfosco
Map / Dolomites High Route n. 2
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This tour is located in the area of a road block and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
difficult
140.8 km
59:30 h
11723 m
12741 m

The Dolomites High Route n. 2 was among the first of 10 “official” Dolomites High Routes to be described and signposted. The High Route is also known as the "way of the legends" as it passes through Dolomites mountains and valleys rich in myths and legends: For example the Odle group and the Sella group with the legends of the Ladin people or Feltre with the tales of ogres and witches. The multi-day excursion can be completed in several stages going from north to south. Starting point is Bressanone/Brixen, the quaint town of South Tyrol, rich in history. Arrival is the town of Feltre with the river Piave, witnessed or some of the tragic events of World War I. The route crosses three provinces, Bolzano, Trento and Belluno and 10 mountain groups (Plose, Pütia/Peitlerkofel, Odle/Geisler, Puez, Sella, Padon, Marmolada, Bocche, Pala, Feltre group), where Plose, Padon and the Lusia-Bocche group are not part of the Dolomites. The Dolomites High Route n. 2 offers a nice variety of hiking and climbing and the chance to discover art and culture. So, for example, is worth a visit the city of Bressanone with its museums and works of art and, not to forget, the many historical sites of the 1st World War that you meet along the way.

Difficulty
difficult
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3152 m
Lowest point
331 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

Recommended stages

  • Day 1: Plose hut - Genova hut, 5 - 6 hours

From Bressanone you can reach the Plose hut by cable car. Here you start going up through the Luson fork and the Pütia fork to reach the Genova refuge.

  • Day 2: Genova hut - Puez hut, 5 - 6 hours

From the Genova hut a pleasant walk through pastures, forks and screes leads to the Puez plateau.

  • Day 3: Puez hut - Pisciadú hut, 5 - 5.5 hours

A pleasant excursion leads through the natural park Puez - Odle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to its southern border, at the Gardena Pass. Just below the pass, in the direction of Alta Badia, take the Pisciadú via ferrata which leads to the homonymous refuge. The via ferrata, although classified as medium, presents rather challenging points such as passages on a vertical wall and a rope suspended bridge.

  • Day 4: Pisciadú htu - Boé hut, 3 - 3.5 hours

A trained hiker can easily deal with the short sections of fixed ropes and can master the scree slope.

  • Day 5: Boé hut - Castiglioni Marmolada hut, 3.5 - 4 hours

On scree with fixed ropes you go up to Piz Boé, the highest point of the entire excursion. By crossing the plateau of the Sella group you reach Forcella Pordoi and the Pordoi cable car that goes down to the homonymous pass. Turning right towards Sass Becè, follow the Vial del Pan, a pleasant path with a unique view of the Marmolada glacier, up to the Padon where you descend to the Fedaia lake and the Castiglioni hut.

  • Day 6: Castiglioni hut - Fuciade hut, 5.5 - 6 hours

From the Castiglioni / Marmolada hut, descend to Malga Ciapela to climb up to the Forca Rossa pass and then descend on a path between the meadows to the Fuciade hut.

  • Day 7: Fuciade hut - Passo Valles hut, 4.5 - 5 hours

Through the San Pellegrino pass you arrive at the Passo Valles refuge.

  • Day 8: Passo Valles hut - Mulaz hut, 3.5 - 4 hours

Attractive walk at the foot of the Pale di San Martino to the Mulaz hut.

  • Day 9: Mulaz hut- Pedrotti hut, 4 hours

Hike along the Farangole path with some exposed passages and stretches with a fixed roped.

  • Day 10: Pedrotti hut - Treviso hut, 6.5 - 7.5 hours

Walk through woods and screes with a view of Sass Maor.

  • Day 11: Treviso hut - Cerèda hut, 5 hours

Hike on pleasant paths and through the Forcella d'Oltro fork to the Cerèda hut.

  • Day 12: Cerèda hut - Walter Bodo bivouac, 5 - 6 hours

Hike in an east-north-east direction along the main road, go up through the Comedon pass – partly with fixed ropes. A short descent down a scree slope leads to "Pian della Regina" and after a few meters to the Walter Bodo bivouac.

  • Day 13: Walter Bodo bivouac - Bruno Boz hut, 3.5 - 4 hours

From Val Canzoi go up to Troi dei Caserìn on a fixed ropes path and up to Passo de Mura and the Boz hut.

  • Day 14: Bruno Boz hut - Dal Piaz hut, 6 - 7 hours

Go up in a southerly direction to Passo Finestra, to the crest of Monte Zoccarè and towards Sasso di Scàrnia on rock steps and along an exposed hike. The descent between boulders and gullies and slopes covered with pines leads to the green alpine meadows of the Busa di Pietena and up to the Vette Grandi pass. Just south of the pass you reach the Giorgio Dal Piaz hut.

  • Day 15: Dal Piaz hut- Feltre, 4 hours

From the Vette Grandi pass, descend towards Feltre (Pedavena) through an easier (but longer) mule track or along a little more demanding paths through meadows and woods (but shorter). You reach Pedavena, about three kilometers from Feltre. Pedavena and Feltre are connected by public buses.

 

Getting there

*By car

  • Coming from Innsbruck: take the A 13 and the A 22 toll motorway and exit at Bressanone/Brixen, following the signs to Brunico/Bruneck along the Val Pusteria/Pustertal road as far as San Lorenzo/St.Lorenzen. Follow the signs to Val Badia/Gadertal 
  • Coming from Verona-Bolzano: take the A 22, exit at Bressanone/Brixen and continue as above

*By train

The nearest train stations are:

  • Brunico - 37 Km
  • Bolzano (via Passo Gardena) - 72 Km (via Brunico) – 100 Km
  • Connection train station – Alta Badia by the local bus SAD: www.sad.it

*By air

  • Innsbruck - 130 km
  • Munich – 330 km
  • Venice Treviso / Venice Marco Polo – 180 / 200 km
  • Verona – 213 km
  • Milan Bergamo / Milan Malpensa - 310 /400 km
  • Information airport transfer: www.suedtirolbus.it - www.cortinaexpress.it
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
140.8 km
Duration
59:30 h
Ascent
11723 m
Descent
12741 m

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