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Dolomites high alpine routes 7 & 8

Here we present to hikers the Dolomites high alpine routes 7 and 8.

The Dolomites High Alpine Route 7 brings you from Pieve d’Alpago on 110 km and 11 days to Seguisono and the High Alpine Route number 8 however leads you from Salurn to the western Dolomites in 13 days.

Dolomites alpine path 7

The Dolomites High Alpine Route 7 is one of the most difficult, 1 or 2 free-bivouacs are to plan and many climbing passages to manage. The 1st path brings you from Pieve d’Alpago to Rifugio Dolomier al Dolàda to Bivacco Alessio Toffolon, to Rifugio Carlo e Massimo Semenza and from Tambre d’Alpago to Belluno.

The 2nd part however brings you through the lonely mountain world of Col Visentin. From Belluno you have to hike to Rifugio Col Visentin and to Pian delle Femene, to Passo San Boldo and to Passo di Praderàdego and then to Rifugio Posa Punèr and finally to Seguisino.

Dolomites alpine path 8

The Dolomites High Alpine Route 8 goes from Brixen to Schlüterhütte Refuge so as High Alpine Route 2. The next day you have to hike from there to Gampenalm and to Brogles Refuge and over the Pana embrasure you come to Regensburger Refuge. From there the next day to St. Ulrich and with the cable car to Seiser Alm, and on foot to Saltner Refuge and Schlernhaus Refuge (5 hours). The 3rd day you have to go to Tierser Alpl Refuge, to Grasleiten Pass and to the Vajolet Refuge (4-5 hours). The next-days-stage leads you very steep to Gartl Hut and with some climbing passages to Santnerpass Refuge, to Rosengarten Refuge and finally to Rifugio Paolina (4-5 hours).

The next day we take the chairlift to Alpenrose Inn and walk to Hotel Karersee. On path 18 we hike to Latemar embrasure, to Bivacco E. Rigatti and to Rifugio Torre di Pisa (7 hours). Day 5 brings you to Eggentaler Alm mountain pasture and over Reiterjoch Pass and Lavacejoch Pass to Jochgrimm Inn (3,5 hours). Day 5 begins with the hike to Gurdinalm mountain pasture, to Kugeljoch Pass, to Mt. Leitenspitze and ends in Truden (4,5 hours). The next day you walk to Ziss Sattel and to Gfrill and cross the Mt. Salurn to reach Posmar Pass and the Lago Alpino Lake (7 hours). The last day brings us downwards to biotope Lagabrun, to Refuge Sauch and finally to Salurn, the ending point of this great excursion.

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Legendary Mt. Schlern
Legendary Mt. Schlern

There are numerous myths surrounding Mt. Schlern, in which the Schlern witches play a particularly important role.

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Mt. Weißhorn & the Bletterbach gorge
Mt. Weißhorn & the Bletterbach gorge

At the foot of Mt. Weißhorn, you can find GEOPARC Bletterbach.

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at dusk

© Tourismusverein Welschnofen

The relatively easy ascent to the peak of Mt. Weißhorn is awarded with a wonderful view over Bletterbach gorge and the picturesque surrounding area.

© Julia Schmid

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