Alta Via No. 2 is in the high Dolomites and population starts in Bressanone Feltre ends. About 10 days to complete over 150 km and a total of more than 20,000 meters cumulative altitude takes. The Dolomites are crossed by different High Ways, number 2 is one of the most popular because of its difficulty and beauty. The High Ways are the equivalent of GR in Spain.
The Dolomites are a mountain range in Italy by 80% belongs to the province of Belluno. The Dolomites were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2009, covering an area of ??protection from 135910.9370 ha area has 98511.9340 respect.
The region of the Dolomites, part of the Eastern Alps, extends over a vast area stretching from Val Pusteria Val Sugana to and from the valley of the Adige Valley Piave; occupies the territory three proprovinces (Trento, Bolzano and Belluno) straddling the Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto.
The Dolomites are very different from the rest of the Alps; appearance is characterized by very broad wooded valleys and meadows from which rise, silhouetted vertically for hundreds of meters, the many isolated mountain ranges. The latter are mostly formed by a limestone rock of marine origin called dolomite.
In this region the most spoken language is Ladino language, Rhaeto-Romance language that has developed due to the isolation of the mountain valleys, but it also speaks Italian and is a German minority.
The starting point of this trek is at the top gondola station San Andrea, called Valcroce.
San Andrea is located in the town of Bresanone which lies a few miles from the tourist town of Bolzano. The best way to get to Bolzano isvia Milan by any of the multitude of trains connecting these two points.
You can spend the night in Bolzano, San Andrea Bresanone or even before starting this route. Any of the three cities has a good range of accommodation. Of course much larger in Bolzano.
Until we get Bresanone train. From there take a bus that will take us about 20 minutes to the gondola. These buses leave from the same train station Bresanone. When we did, in 2011, the 321 and the bus was passing frequency was one every hour (specifically the 20 hourly data, 2011).
Resumen de la ruta Lugar Días Longitud Desnivel Desnivel Dificultad
Italia 10 160 Km. 9251 m. 11337 m. Alta
Distance: 16 Km. 1.000 m. - 650 m. Time: 05:00 h.
We left the station & oacute; n Valcroce located at 2026m altitude and take the path that goes directly to the left numbered Route 7 in direction & oacute; n. Plose Refuge.
If you want you can avoid the climb to Refugio Plose if the cable car to take the path to your right marked as Route 7, which is subsequently converted & aacute; on Route 7A and eventually link & aacute; with Senior V & iacute; a 2.
The road runs along the ski-run & iacute; up to 2448 meters in elevation which is Plose Refuge (2.4km and 1h) at the base of Mount Tel & eacute;. graph (2486m)
From here & iacute; take Route 4 not leave until the end of the stage. In the first section the route goes down a path that descends from ski-run & iacute; to finally venture into a forest. This first part ends at Highway Campi di Prato (8.5km, 2: 30h, 1855m) where He foundmasters some restaurants with dishes t & iacute;. peaks in the area
We take the road direction & oacute; n northeast, upstream, for just under 30 minutes to find a dev & iacute; or our right marked as High V & iacute; a 2 (10km, 3h, 1860m)
This trail begins llaneando entire skirt MOUNTAIN to passing several rivulets. Finally the road begins to climb steeply up to the Forcella P & uuml; tia (13.5km, 4: 20h, 2357m).
From this point the road turns right and goes llaneando reaching Refuge G & eacute; nova at 2297m, located in Passo di Poma, after a half-hour walk (16km, 5h, 2340h)
Refuge G & eacute; nova
Tel: 0472 840 389/0472 840 132
Stage profile: Valcroce - Refugio de Génova
Distance: 20 Km. 800 m. - 1.000 m. Time: 06:00 h.
Leaving the Refuge G & eacute; nova following the GR 3 climbs gently until the Crest Subuccio (1km, 20min, 2421m), where we can see the path we will follow the pr & oacute; Upcoming hours to reach the Forcella The Roa, the first Defiance & iacute;. or stage today
The road begins to descend gently until a LITTLE to farm, Malga Furcia (2,31km, 40min, 2293m). The road llaneando approxim & aacute; ndose the start of the steep climb to take us & aacute; the winding road and very hard to Forcella Roa (7,200km, 2h, 2617m).
At this point the High V & iacute; a 2 offers two options: the left path is directed toward v & iacute; a ferrata with a degree of difficulty (to be & aacute; necessary material ferrata) and the road descends towards Forcella Sieles des Forces. We take this second path that allows us to skirt the ferrata path for muchor easier.
First we descend to the altitude 2425m (8.5km, 2: 20h). From this point we began to gain altitude to Forcella Forces of Sieles (9km, 2: 40h, 2505m). We continue ascending the GR 2 equipped with chains without any difficulty to the height of 2600m (9km, 3 hours).
From this point we spotted a new valley that will border without losing much height through Puez Refuge (13km, 3: 45h, 2445m). This retreat is the perfect place to recharge your batteries and face the second part of the stage point. From the hut, in front of us, we can see the route by which we leave the valley.
The road continues along the end of the valley to reach the Forcella Ciampei (15km, 4: 20h, 2366m). From this point we ascend to Step Crespeina (17km, 5h, 2428m). A & uacute; n is another step to reach us but does not have any difficulty, is Step Cir (18kn, 5: 20m, 2469).
To llegar to our final destination we follow the path that descends to the Gardena Pass where you will find hotels, shops and bars. A good place to finish today's stage (20KN, 6h, 2121m).
Tel: 390471 795225
Stage profile: Refugio Génova - Passo Gardena
Distance: 20 Km. 1.250 m. - 1.300 m. Time: 06:00 h.
The High V & iacute; a 2 continues right behind & aacute; s Refuge Frara in the parking find indications of the road 666 which is what we take and also & eacute; n is directed towards the Ferrata Tridentina. After an initial rise the way you plan to find a quarry that goes into a huge crevasse where the road begins to climb a very steep slope up to the rock wall that we will overcome with the help of cables and steps meth & aacute; licos . Although this is a very vertical path poses no difficulty.
We reached the end of this section after 3,100km and 1: 20h of walking, we're in the 2610m elevation. Now the trail descends gently to reach the shelter F. Cavazza Al Pisciad & uacute; (3,400km, 1: 25h, 2.527m)
The road starts to climb up the side of the MOUNTAIN back to where we find a system with step chains overcome AFTER & eacute; s 6km, 2: 30h. We are in the cota 2907m. A vast plateau extends to our view. The road passes through it to reach the Altiplano delle Meisulesa (6,850km 2: 45h, 2839m). Now we face an up-down before reaching the Refugio de Bo & eacute ;, through the Artesass (7,200km, 3h, 2.902m).
Refuge Bo & eacute; is at 2873m, and we will have achieved AFTER & eacute; s of 7,800km and 3: 10h running. This point may be helpful to take a break and rest. From the refuge we take the path marked 627 llaneando us out & aacute; Forcella pordoi to the shelter (10km, 3: 45h, 2848m). At this point we can choose between facing a sharp drop 600 meters or use the telef & eacute;. Rich found 100 meters above
We started the steep decline by a large quarry that zigzagged down to pordoi (12,600km, 4: 30h, 2.239m) step. Aqu & iacute; services of all kinds will find bars, hotels, ATMs Auto& Aacute; ticos, etc.
The High V & iacute; a 2 follows the path 601 and regained height to Refugio Fredarola (14km, 5h, 2383m). Now we face a long climb down steep slopes but no end & aacute; with our legs and take us to the Refuge Viel Dal Pan (16km, 5: 30h, 3.532m). The road continues to llaneando suddenly began the descent of nearly 400 meters and we carry & aacute; Passo Fedaia (20km, 6: 45h, 2.053m).
Tel: 390462 601681
Stage profile: Passo Garneda - Passo Fedaia
Distance: 16 Km. 834 m. - 1.435 m. Time: 06:30 h.
It is certainly the queen stage of this trek where you will reach the top of the Dolomites, where Punta penia and the way we deliver & aacute; v & iacute one; to ferrata, the passage through the Marmolada glacier and unbeatable views over this area of ??the Dolomites.
The Marmolada is the MOUNTAIN to m & aacute; s high in the Dolomites. The MOUNTAIN is located at about 100 km northeast of Venice, from where it can be seen in the d & iacute; as clear. Est & aacute; formed by a chalk going from west to east. To the south it breaks suddenly into sheer cliffs, forming a rock face several kil & oacute; m long. On the north side there is a comparatively flat glacier, the & uacute; nico large glacier in the Dolomites (the Marmolada Glacier, Ghiacciaio della Marmolada)
The crest est & aacute; composed of several peaks, decreasing in altitude from west to east: Punta penia (3,343 m), Punta Rocca (3,309 m), Punta Ombretta (3,230 m)Monte Serauta (3,069 m) and Pizzo Serauta (3,035 m). A telef & eacute; rico going to the summit of Punta Rocca. During the & eacute; & iacute short-run; est & aacute; open the main route Marmolada for skiers and snowboards, making it possible to ski down to the valley.
Paul Grohmann made the first ascension & oacute; n in 1864, the north face. Before World War I, the border between Italy and the Empire austroh & uacute; Ngaro passed through the Marmolada, so that form & oacute; part of the l & iacute; nea Front during that conflict. Austrian soldiers were quartered in deep t & uacute; tunnels dug into the north face of the glacier, and Italian soldiers were quartered in the rocky cliffs of the south face. As glaciers recede, the remains of the soldiers and their belongings are occasionally discovered.
We started this stage by taking a curious lift mec & aacute; nico that lead us & aacute; ofsde Passo Fedaia to Refugio Pian Dei Fiacconi located 2626 meters. Tambi & eacute; n can perform this first ascension & oacute; na walk down the road but we advise booking 606 forces to the hard stage today.
The route starts by a backward area of ??the glacier, where we can see the stones marks the erosion & oacute; n produced by ice. The road starts descending gently to coat 2484 (1km, 30 minutes).
Now begins the ascension & oacute; n by the moraine & nbsp; up to a glacier tongue where sec STILL ice conditions we use crampons. & Nbsp; At 2,550km the path leads to a room equipped with cables and wall Pelda & ntilde; os we carry & aacute; a short grimpada to Forcella Marmolada (3km, 1: 30h, 2896m).
Aqu & iacute; We can choose to follow the path 606 to the Refuge Contrin or climb to Punta penia. the ascension & oacute; n this peakis performed by v & iacute; a ferrata with a high degree of difficulty due to uneven cover, verticality and ice can be found in a few steps.
If we finally decided to reach the top, we will place back into the glacier to 4,500km, 3h and 3204 meters altitude. Now we can only follow the trace and exceed 100 meters we are missing to reach the top (5km, 3: 15h, 3309m). From here & iacute; we have a unique view and also & eacute; n have a shelter. The descent to the Forcella will make it the same way (6,300km, 5h, 2896m).
Once in the Forcella and sighted the end of today's stage, the refuge Contrin but before we save a sharp decline of over 800 meters with a steep slope to trav & eacute; s of a large quarry and begins with a short section of clamps and cables.
We arrive at the shelter located at elevation 2016 meters after running 16km and 6: 30h.
Stage profile: Passo Fedaia - Refugio Contrin
Distance: 15 Km. 667 m. - 1.312 m. Time: 05:00 h.
Leaving the Refuge Contrin by road 607 in direction & oacute; n the Passo le Cirelle. The trail passes by the Malga Contrin and goes into the forest and pasture area. As we ascend the vegetation & oacute; n disappears to give way to an area more & aacute; rida where we find some snowfields. The slope increases the & uacute; last stretch before reaching the hill which we reached after walking 2,600km (1: 45h, 2683m)
From here & iacute; see our pr & oacute; maximum destination Fucciade Refuge, and the path that we must follow: a continuous zig zag with a fuert & iacute; trav & eacute pending chasm; s an immense quarry. The m & aacute; s daring can try shortening the descent without following the path
As & nbsp; we descend the quarry makes way for a pasture prior to their arrival at Refugio Fucciade (6km, 3h, 1982m). This refuge is a very nice place but also & eacute; n very popular for its proximity to Passo di San Pellegrino.
The road becomes unpaved track & nbsp; that crosses a small & ntilde; os wooden chalets. We follow this track down very gently until you reach the road at the Passo di San Pellegrino.
Aqu & iacute; we have two options. The first is to follow the path that rises 658 to 300 meters AFTER & eacute; s down another 300 meters to the Passo di Valles. The second option & oacute; n catch the passes that lead us funivia & aacute; to the Col Margherita from where we will have expended views and then descend 500 meters to the end of the stage.
We choose this second option & oacute; n. Arrive at Funivia Seilbahn Margharite Col (10km, 4h, 1871m) and climb up the hill situated 2513m. From here & iacute; we can only continue for a nice trail that descends gently through meadows to reach the Passo di Valles (15km, 5h, 2013m).
Passo di Valles:
Tel: 39 0437 599136/39 0437 599460
Stage profile: Refugio Contrin - Passo di Valles
Distance: 17 Km. 1.350 m. - 840 m. Time: 06:15 h.
The sixth stage is one of the toughest stages of the Alta V & iacute; 2: the gap to save, the kil & oacute; m and some dif steps & iacute; cult with chains make this one of the hardest days of this trek.
We left the Passo di Valles on the road 751 begins to gain altitude r & aacute; quickly up to the Forcella Venegia (1km, 30min, 2212m). From here & iacute; The trail begins a tough up and down continuously changing slope up to the Passo di Venegiota (3,100km, 1: 15m, 2363m).
Now descend about 100 meters and went through several trails with chains. Return to the ascension & oacute; n & aacute gain height r; quickly by a steep rocky area finally reaching the Refuge Mulaz (7km, 2: 45h, 2560m). This is a good pair now rest and recuperate before starting the steep climb to Passo Farangole, height m & aacute; XIMA that we reach today
TheShelter From 703 take the road facing a series of zig-zags steeply sloping and a quarry that hinders progress. The STILL last few meters to reach the step is performed to trav & eacute; s a v & iacute; a ferrata not accurate material. Finally arrived at Passo di Farangole after 9,200km trek (3: 30h, 2814m).
We left the pitch in the same way that we have reached a trav & eacute; s one step equipped with cables and clamps. When we reach the end of this ferrata we turn to the left, leaving a dev & iacute;. Or the right, falling by a large quarry
At the end of this quarry the road turns right convirti & eacute; ndose in a narrow path along the side of a MOUNTAIN to winning and losing continuously height and passing several areas equipped, some of them somewhat dangerous. This section is a road too & eacute; reo and we face with great caution & oacute; n.
Finally we arrived at Pian Cantoni, a large square that resembles a large bed of a r & iacute; or dry (15,500km, 5: 30h, 2285m).
We can only tackle STILL last climb to the refuge. The path becomes blurred and we must be aware of the marks to guide us in this great area of ??rocks. We Pedrotti Refuge located after 17km and 2578m. 6: 15h
Rosetta Pedrotti Refuge:
Tel: 68308 39 0439 & nbsp; & nbsp;
Stage profile: Passo di Valles - Refugio Pedrotti
Distance: 12 Km. 800 m. - 1.800 m. Time: 05:15 h.
At the start of this stage can choose between two alternatives. The shortest way is to take the 709 as numbered in the direction of Treviso shelter. The second slightly longer but more interesting option is to take the road 702 which passes through the refuge Pradidali. This second option in Alta Via 2 official and the most recommended.
The trail descends rapidly with continuous loops up to the dimension 2200 after 2km and 45 minutes of walking. After a hundred meters the path planning, now numbered 715, begins to ascend towards the Passo di Bali. To get to the spent one equipped to help us save a very airside area without difficulty. Finally arrived at Passo di Bali (4,500km, 1: 30h, 2443m) from where we will arrive Pradidali Refuge after a short decline of just over 100 meters (6km, 1: 50h, 2278m) is visible.
Time to get your strength to face the tough climb to Passo delle Lede. The road starts frombehind the shelter marked as 709. Gradually the slope is increasing, the path becomes marked as 711, and a long hard grimapada of more than 200 meters to take us to Passo delle Dele (7,500km, starting 3h , 2695m).
From here begins one of the longest and downs of this trek that will take us from level 2700 to 1500 area in about 3 miles. The road descends rapidly through a quarry until a free shelter, C. Vibacco Minazio (9,200km, 3: 45h, 2292m).
We continue to fall and vegetation slowly begins to gain ground until we came to a coniferous forest. Continue descending to the river which we cross by a wooden bridge (10,500km, 5h, 1469m).
We can only go up about 150 meters to reach the final stage, the Refuge Treviso (12km, 5: 15h, 1631m).
Tel: 62311 39 0439
Stage profile: Refugio Pedrotti - Refugio Treviso
Distance: 9 Km. 700 m. - 1.000 m. Time: 03:00 h.
We take step 8 & aacute; Treviso Refugio Passo Cereda. It is a short day as & iacute; we can start the d & iacute; to leave the backpacks at the shelter and up the V & iacute; a Ferrata of Canalone provided we have the right stuff to be a v & iacute; a very upright very exposed steps. Complete ferrata we carry & aacute; about 1: 30h.
Now back to the shelter started today's stage along the path 718, the same one that leads to the v & iacute; a ferrata. The trail ascends r & aacute; & eacute quickly headed; ndose to Forcella d'Oltro (2km, 1: 15h, 2279m). From this point the road for about three kil plans & oacute; m away while we have a splendid view over the valley.
From kil & oacute; Metro 5 starts the descent to the Passo Cereda: in some m & aacute; s an kil & oacute; Metro descend 750m until you reach a track (7km, 3h, 1450k) and AFTER & eacute; s road weout & aacute; until the end of today's stage, Step Cereda (9km, 3: 30h, 1361m).
There is an alternative to reach the Passo Cereda without crossing the Passo d'Oltro in case of bad weather or if we walk understaffed force. From the Treviso hut descend the valley on the road 707, through the Malga Canali and Cant del Gal. From where we take a path that lead us & aacute; pr & aacute; cticamente in dimension to Passo Cereda 3h after running
Tel: 0439 39 65118/39 0439 65030
Stage profile: Refugio Treviso - Passo Cereda
Distance: 11 Km. 1.050 m. - 700 m. Time: 05:30 h.
The ninth stage in front of the shelter began Passo Cereda. Just across the road is a side road into the forest is taken. Follow the Indicators of High V & iacute; a, the road passing a forest trail that will planning. At a bend in the track we see a path to the marker only & oacute; n to Sagro, we should take (2km, 30min, 1396m). The trail soon leads to another track we made right. A few meters another trail goes to the right marked as 801 and the marker only & oacute; n. A very dangerous path (3,500km, 55min, 1340m)
Started to rise following the GR to trav & eacute; s of a forest. Gradually the vegetation & oacute; n gives way to a m & aacute zone; s stony. The trail starts r & aacute; quickly passing several steps with chains. The STILL last few 300 meters of altitude the slope is steep and the terrain est & aacute; composed of loose stones and sandstone difficUltan greatly advance. The rise is very slow and is not recommended in case of bad weather. Finally we reach the Forcella Eat & oacute; n (5km, 2: 45h, 2067m).
From this point we begin the descent to our pr & oacute; maximum target Vibacco Feltre - Walter Bodo, who arrived after spending a steep rocky area (6km, 3: 15h, 1930m)
From here & iacute; begins up-down through the Crot de Mul (6,500km, 1: 30h, 1900m) to reach the Coll de Bechi (7,600km, 4: 15h, 1960m). The & uacute; last high pass of the day
From here & iacute; The trail descends gently up to level 1790 (9km, 4: 45h) from where we began STILL rise of the last few hours going through an area too & eacute; equipped with cable area. Arrive at Passo Mura (10,200Km, 5: 15h, 1867m).
From this point we descend to the shelter located just 15 minutes after a short descent(11km, 5: 30h, 1718m)
Tel: 39 0439 302306/39 348 7248949
Stage profile: Passo Cereda - Refugio de Bòz
Distance: 19 Km. 800 m. - 1.300 m. Time: 06:00 h.
& uacute; last stage of the High V & iacute; 2 is a continuous up-down, a day to remember us & aacute; d & iacute; as we have left atr & aacute; s: steps & eacute; prisoners, equipped, tough climbs, quarries and unbeatable views.
Boz left the shelter the trail 801, which will not leave on all day. It starts as a path Hatter & iacute; o running through a forest. Slowly and very gently we gain height to reach the Passo di Finestra where change of slope (1,800km, 35min; 1766m).
Now the road narrows and descends a few feet to climb back up after passing an area too & eacute; area, with steps cut into the rock cliffs on both sides of the road and a few zig-zags very pronounced until we got to & nbsp; the dimension 2040 near the peak Sasso di Scarnia (4km, 1: 40h). If STILL have sufficient forces, a road off to the right allows us to ascend to the summit of this peak after a dif & iacute, easy way
Our trail begins to descend to the same decision & oacute; n & oacute ;, who ascended to 1865m altitude we reached AFTER & eacute; s 2: 15h and 5,400km of hiking. Aqu & iacute; we are crossroads & ntilde; as Scarni & ograve winged;.
As no pod & iacute; to be otherwise, back to gain altitude after a long, hard climb back to surpass 2,000 meters (7,500km, 3h, 2067m). Stunning views over the Devil's Circus aside and valleys with SMALL as other populations.
We follow a C & oacute; path so while we take the dimension 2000 & aacute; Passo Pietena (10,500km, 3: 50h, 2094m) from where we saw the imposing Mount Pavione and STILL last hill to overcome this stage and all the High V & iacute; a 2.
We follow a c & oacute; path so that a few hundred feet down to gently back & iacute; to gain height to Passo Le VetteGrandi, where is the refuge of Piaz (13,300km, 4: 30h, 1957m).
From the hut and that there is a long descent to our final destination is sensed. We resume the path in direction 801 & oacute; n Croce d'Aune alternating stretches of trail with an old military runway. Finally we entered a lush forest that took us directly to small & ntilde; o n & uacute;. Cleo homes Croce d'Aune (18km, 6h, 1050m)
Stage profile: Refugio de Boz - Croce d'Aune