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Dolomites Trekking

Dolomites Trekking

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Contents


Contents | Introduction | Route options and when to go | With a group or independently? | Sample route guide | Minimum impact trekking


 

INTRODUCTION

About this guide 9 – Map keys 10

PART 1: PLANNING YOUR TRIP

With a group or independently?
Independent trekking 11 – Group/guided walks 11 – Trekking agencies (UK) 12 – Continental Europe 13 – North America 13

Getting to the Dolomites
By air 14 – By car 16 – By train 17 – By coach 17 – Further information 17

Visas and other documents
Passports and visas 18 – Other documents 19 – Insurance 20

Budgeting 20

When to go
Climate graphs 21

Route options
Route map 22 – Long treks 23 – Short treks 24

What to take
Boots 26 – Clothing 26 – Camping equipment 27 – Money and cards 28 – Photographic equipment 29 – Recommended reading 29 – Maps 30

Mountain safety
Before you set off 30 – Emergency procedures 31
Information and rescue services 31

Health precautions
Possible problems 32

PART 2: THE DOLOMITES

Facts about the Dolomites
Geographical background 33 – Geology 33 – Climate 35 – Historical outline 36 – The people 41 – The Ladins 41 – Languages 44 – Economy 45 – National parks 45

Practical information for the visitor
Local transport 46 – Accommodation 47 – Electricity 50 – Opening hours 50 – National holidays 50 – Money 50 – Post and telecommunications 51 – Things to buy 53 – Security 53 – An Italian primer 54 – Food and drink 57

Fauna and flora
F
auna 60 – Flora 63 – Minimum impact trekking 63

PART 3: ALTA VIA 1

Facts about the walk 65 – Dobbiaco 66 – Lago di Braies to Rifugio
Sennes 68 – Rifugio Sennes to Rifugio Fanes/Lavarella 70 – Rifugio
Fanes/Lavarella to Rifugio Lagazuoi 73 – Rifugio Lagazuoi to Rifugio
Averau/Nuvolau 77 – Cortina díAmpezzo 79 – AV1 alternative: Cinque
Torri to Forcella Ambrizzola via Rifugio Croda da Lago G Palmieri 83
Rifugio Averau/Nuvolau to Rifugio Citta di Fiume 86 – Rifugio Citta di
Fiume to Rifugio A Sonino al Coldai 87 – AV1 Alternative: Round Monte
Pelmo 88 – Rifugio A Sonino al Coldai to Passo Duran 90 – Passo Duran to Rifugio Pian de Fontana 93 – Rifugio Pian de Fontana to
Belluno 96 – Alternative route: Rifugio Pian de Fontana to Belluno via
Rifugio Bianchet & La Pissa 98 – Belluno 101

PART 4: ALTA VIA 2

Facts about the walk 105 – Bressanone/Brixen 106 – Bressanone to
Rifugio Plose 108 – Rifugio Plose to Rifugio Genova 111 – Rifugio Genova to Rifugio Puez 113 – Rifugio Puez to Rifugio BoË 115 – Rifugio BoË to Malga CiapËla 118 – Passo Pordoi 119 – Rounding the Marmolada 123 – Traversing the western side of the Marmolada 124 – Malga CiapËla to Rifugio Passo di Valles 126 – Passo di Valles to Rifugio Pedrotti 130 – Rifugio Pedrotti to Rifugio Treviso 133 – Rifugio Treviso to Rifugio Passo Cereda 136 – Rifugio Passo Cereda to Rifugio BÚz 138 – Rifugio BÚz to Feltre 141 – Feltre 145

PART 5: SHORT TREKS

Which short trek? 147

One-day trails
Rifugio Col de Varda to Rifugio Auronzo 148 – Alpe di Siusi 151 – Monte Piana 151 – The Brenta Group 152

Two-day trails
Across Puez 152 – The Sassolungo trail 158 – Fanes 159

Three- to five-day trails
La Villa to Rifugio Locatelli 159 – Antelao and Marmarole 170

INDEX 171

 

 

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