With its 180 kilometres connecting Brixen (BZ) to Feltre (BL), Alta Via 2 in the Dolomites or the Way of Legends will test you with its 11,500 metres of elevation gain, but you will be rewarded by breathtaking scenery.
The 13 stages of the high-altitude route, which cross 8 Dolomite groups and 30 passes and forks, offer incredible scenery. Stretches and alternative routes reserved to experienced mountaineers take you to the Sella group, a rock castle with a beloved plateau at the top, on which looms Piz Boè 3,152 metres high. The route continues to Pordoi and then towards Marmolada for the Viel del Pan (Bread Trail), an ancient route linking Val di Fassa with Agordino.
To get to San Pellegrino by crossing Marmolada, you can choose between three ways: the original route, which goes from Malga Ciapela, ascends to Forca Rossa, and descends to Fuciade mountain shelter. An evocative alternative route that passes through the glacier, reaches the fork, and descends, passing the Contrin and Faliér mountain shelters, to Fuciade. Instead of bypassing the massif to the west, the third way is by ascending to Contrin mountain shelter and through Cirelle Pass you will still arrive at Fuciade.
From here towards the San Pellegrino Pass, plateaus and vertical walls alternate and introduce the wildest and most spectacular part of the trail. The high-altitude rocky desert at the Pradidali and Rosetta mountain shelters. The picturesque Val Canali which, through the Cereda Pass, takes you below the imposing piers of Sass de Mura and Piz de Sagròn. The Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park where, after Feltre bivouac and Boz mountain shelter, you arrive at Piazza del Diaol, with its mysterious arabesque stones.