A piece of wilderness in the Dolomites
Alta Via Dolomiti Bellunesi was born in 2017 from the idea of a group of people born and raised in that splendid and little-known area to the north of the Veneto region. The project is based on the ‘Transparco‘ route conceived by Teddy Soppelsa in 1994, which was intended to cross the entire Belluno Dolomites Park.
The Alta Via connects the eastern and western parts of the park via a 108km-long trail with a total positive altitude difference of 6100m divided into 7 stages with 6 possible variants. Those who decide to undertake this route must be able to read a map, overcome exposed sections and have a good workout: a route for many but not for everyone. The Alta Via starts from Forno di Zoldo, the northernmost point of the Park, and crosses the Prampèr-Mezzodì and Schiara groups. It circumvents the wild and almost impenetrable Monti del Sole, climbs the Piani Eterni, allows us to admire the imposing walls of Sass de Mura and then, with a long traverse along the Vette Feltrine, takes us to Feltre, the southern gateway to the Park.
In these seven stages, one has the opportunity to immerse oneself in one of the most beautiful and uncontaminated Italian parks, exploring breathtaking places and panoramas surrounded by luxuriant nature and severe rock faces that have made mountaineering history. In addition, one has the opportunity to discover the history of the Dolomites thanks to the mountain huts that have remained faithful to their nature and through their testimonies can tell centuries of life at high altitude.