Route: Alta Via 2 (Italy)

Submitted by karelsabbe on Sun, 08/16/2020 - 05:56am
Bolzano, IT
150 km
Vertical Gain
11,140 m

Located in northeastern Italy, the Dolomites are one of Europe’s most dramatic mountain ranges. A combination of serrated limestone peaks, sheer cliffs, shimmering alpine lakes and deep, narrow valleys, they have long been a magnet for geologists, travellers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. From a hiker’s perspective, this legendary sub-range of the Alps boasts an extensive system of pathways (i.e. “Vias”), and of the many trails that crisscross its rugged topography, arguably the most spectacular of them all is the 160 km (99 mi) long Alta Via 2 (AV2).

GPS Track


Tomorrow morning at 4AM I will start with a supported FKT attempt of the Alta Via 2. The record is supposed to be held by Lucio Dorz, who ran the trail in 42 hours back in 1998. I hiked this splendid trail back in 2010 and am happy to go back there. 

Livetracking site will be

I will start at the Brixen train station and finish at Croce D'Aune (SoBo). I have 3 friends pacing/crewing me.