The Alta Via 2 Dolomites starts from Bressanone in the Isarco Valley to Feltre, in the Province of Belluno.
This itinerary crosses in thirteen splendid stages through the most famous Dolomites groups: from the Plose, then through the Groups of Putia, Odle, Puez, Sella, Marmolada, Pale di San Martino up to the wild and natural territories of Cimonega, Sass de Mura and Vette Feltrine.
The route offers a great variety of panoramas and geological features with very different characteristics in origin, morphology and appearance. The trails of the Alta Via 2 Dolomites are mainly on rocky terrain, although there are also stretches of high-altitude meadows, pastures and woods.
The stage that crosses the Marmolada and towards Passo San Pellegrino can be tackled in different ways:
- the original route includes a long crossing to Malga Ciapela, then ascends to Forca Rossa and then downhill again to the Fuciade Refuge at San Pellegrino Pass.
- it is possible to move on the Marmolada glacier (passing through Pian dei Fiacconi) up to the Marmolada fork and from here descend to the Contrin Refuge or the Falier Refuge. The Falier refuge is an excellent base even if you choose the classic solution, providing a stopover halfway between the Castiglioni refuge and the Fuciade refuge.
- you can go around the Marmolada to the west, passing from Val Contrin to the Contrin Refuge and then, through the Cirelle Pass, descend to the Fuciade Refuge.
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