Dolomites Trekking, Alta Via 1 & Alta Via 2
by Stedman, Henry
Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
Series: Trailblazer Walking Guides
Author: Stedman, Henry
Format: Paperback, 178pp, 178 x 121mm
Illustrations: 30 Colour Photographs, 10 Town Plans, 50 Maps,
As a trekking destination the Italian Dolomites has few peers. Juxtaposing dramatic mountain scenery with picture-perfect Tyrolean villages, and flower-filled alpine meadows with poignant WWI battlefields, this small yet exquisite range rarely fails to enchant and beguile those who visit. This guide has been re-researched and updated to include the two most popular long-distance hikes in the Dolomites--the Alta Via 1 (AV1) and the Alta Via 2 (AV2) as well as shorter walks.
The Alta Via 1 is the classic high level traverse of the Venetian Dolomites, from north to south. It's a nine to fouteen day walk which begins at Lago di Braies in Val Pusteria running along a trail which connects a network of high mountain refuges south to Belluno. The Alta Via 2 is the longest alta via of them all, taking ten to sixteen days.
55 detailed trekking maps - showing route times, places to stay, and points of interest: Alta Via 1 (nine-fourteen days) Alta Via 2 (ten-sixteen days)
15 short treks (one-five days)
Practical information - planning the trip and getting to Italy from other countries in Europe, North America, and Australasia
Historical and cultural background - with comprehensive sections on the legends and culture of the indigenous Ladin people
Cortina, Bolzano, and ten other towns and villages - detailed street plans, where to stay, where to eat, what to see, and getting to the start of a trek
Green hiking, health, and safety - how to stay healthy on a hike and minimize impact on a fragile region
Italian language section
Flora and fauna - four-page full-colour guide to the flowers of the Dolomites, plus an illustrated bird identification section.
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