Located in north eastern Italy the Dolomite mountain range is of truly exceptional geological beauty. The region offers something a little different from the Alps, this is a truly dramatic landscape, from the towering limestone peaks, sculptured spires, lunar like plateaux to deciduous and ever green forests and lush alpine meadows. Recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2009 this is a must do for any outdoor enthusiast and seasoned hiker.
And of course, this self-contained mountainous area sits perfectly within the most beautiful of countries…. Italy!
There are many walking routes to choose from in the Dolomites, named Alta Via (high route) or AV for short. We have focused on the Alta Via 1 which makes for a great all-round experience if you have never hiked in the region before.