Wondering how to get to your adventure with us? We’ve put together some more information and tips for getting your destination. If you have any specific questions then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Sadly getting to the start of the Alta Via 1 isn’t straight forward. Our advice is to try and break it up in to separate trips rather than doing it all at once or it might feel a little rushed.
Most people fly in to Venice which for those that haven’t been gives you the opportunity to explore the area. Once in Venice you would need to get the Cortina Express, a bus ride that takes roughly 2 hours and runs 4 times a day. It costs around €30 for a single and during the summer it’s advisable to book in advance as it does get busy.
Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of the biggest towns in the heart of the Dolomites and is worth exploring if you have time. However from here you will need to get another bus (SAD line 445) to Dobbiaco. It’s important to make sure it says Dobbiaco on the front but just ask the driver if unsure. The bus will cost about €5 and takes about an hour.
Once in Dobbiaco you will then need to get the line 442 to Lago di Braies / Pragser Wildesee which is where you will pick the trail up from. This takes about 30 minutes and costs €5.
I know what you’re thinking and yes, it is worth all that!