The final day of AV2 is plenty long enough, but overall pleasant and with views of yet another spectacular National Park, Dolomiti Brunello. Soak in the final kilometres of this epic route before finishing in Croce d’Aune, a tiny town just outside of Feltre. You’ve made it!!
This comprehensive guide to Day 13 of Alta Via 2 contains detailed section times, route recommendations, adventurous side trips, via ferrata, and heaps of insider tips— use it to plan your hike & then refer back on the trail so you always know what to expect!
For a complete Alta Via 2 planning guide, check out this post: COMING SOON
Alta Via 2: Day 13 overview
- Trail hours: 7hrs
- Distance: 21km
- Elevation gain & loss: 915m up & 1585m down
- Huts: Rifugio Dal Piaz, Croce d’Aune & hotels in Feltre
Rifugio Boz to Rifugio Dal Piaz (5hrs)
From Rifugio Boz, begin a pleasant 30min climb over and around to Passo Finestra at 1,776m, then descending slightly to reveal sweeping views of Parco Nazionale delle Dolomiti Bullenesi.
Shortly after dropping downhill, make a tight (and very easily missed) right turn to climb uphill once again. Ascend gradually at first, eventually ramping up to a steep, rocky trail that brings you to a high point under Monte Zoccare Alto after about an hour. Even on nice days, this valley has a tendency to fill with fog, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself hiking through bright white clouds!
The descent then begins on a gentle trail that contours around the hillsides to the signed Sasso di Scarnia at 1,805m.
From this point, the route ascends once again, but soon settles into the final descent through flowered meadows and onto an old military road. Rifugio Dal Piaz is just out of view up and over a pass on the distant right side of the basin.
Rifugio Dal Piaz to Croce d’Aune (2hrs)
Leaving behind the final hut of AV2 (but not before a beer and Apple strudel to fuel your descent!), drop steeply on a mix of rocky trail and heavily switchbacking road all the way to Croce d’Aune.
It’s impossible to avoid the pavement entirely, but you can take a steep shortcut past much of it— keep a close eye on the GPS for the trail, as you’ll end up waking several additional kilometres (albeit more gradual ones) if you do miss it.
The trail terminates on a high paved road at the top of Croce d’Aune. You’ve officially made it!!
Croce d’Aune to Feltre (bus or taxi)
Walk into town to connect via bus to the larger town of Feltre or call a taxi— expect about 40€ for up to 6 people, so making a few friends on the trail is recommended!
If you do find yourself in Feltre, we highly recommmend Pizza Il Napoli as the perfect post-AV2 feasting grounds! Saluti!
Read more about Alta Via 2
- Alta Via 2 (day 1): Bressanone to Rifugio Genova + Via Ferrata Sass d’Putia
- Alta Via 2 (day 2): Rifugio Genova to Rifugio Puez + Via Ferrata Piz Duleda
- Alta Via 2 (day 3): Rifugio Puez to Rifugio Pisciadú + Via Ferrata Gran Cir, Piz da Cir, Brigata Tridentina
- Alta Via 2 (day 4): Rifugio Pisciadú to Piz Boè + Cima Pisciadú
- Alta Via 2 (day 5): Piz Boè to Rifugio Castiglioni Marmolada
- Alta Via 2 (day 7): Lago di Fedaia to San Pellegrino + Via Ferrata delle Trincee
- Alta Via 2 (day 8): Passo San Pellegrino to Rifugio Volpi al Mulaz
- Alta Via 2 (day 9): Rifugio Mulaz to Rifugio Pradidali
- Alta Via 2 (day 10): Rifugio Pradidali to Rifugio Treviso + Via Ferrata Porton & Nico Gusella
- Alta Via 2 (day 11): Rifugio Treviso to Passo Cereda + Via Ferrata Canalone
- Alta Via 2 (day 12): Passo Cereda to Rifugio Boz
- MORE COMING SOON