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Dolomites World Heritage Geotrail II

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  • Bödenseen lake and Rifugio Antonio Locatelli mountain hut
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Distance 201.3 km
18:05 h
12,698 m
12,933 m
2,696 m
1,213 m

Dolomites World Heritage Geotrail II - from Bletterbach to the Sexten Dolomites

A hiking trail to discover the fossil archipelago of the  Dolomites UNESCO World Hetitage

In 2009 UNESCO listed the Dolomites as a World Heritage Site for the aesthetic value of its landscape and for the scientific importance of its geology and geomorphology. From this arose the idea of designing a trekking route through the Dolomites that would present this spectacular history and beauty to hiker.

The Dolomites World Heritage Geotrail explores the entire Dolomites World Heritage Site in 47 stages. 10 of these stages run through the South Tyrolean Dolomites, traversing some of the most beautiful and geologically interesting mountain ranges in the region. There are breathtaking views to be had along a route that features plenty of opposites, while hiking is a unique experience along the well-marked, well-maintained paths.

The Geotrail is thus a combination of long-distance footpath and educational trail. The individual stages of this trail are also possible as day tours; you can almost always use public transport to get back to your starting point or to return from the day’s destination. The main challenge is nevertheless to attempt the Geotrail in ten days, taking the time to explore a unique world full of secrets and for a while escaping the hustle and bustle of our (over-)organised everyday world.

For more information, please visit: https://www.dolomitiunesco.info/attivita/dolomites-world-heritage-geotrail/?lang=de

Lenght
: 176 km

Duration: 10 days

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,696 m
Lowest point
1,213 m
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Coordinates:
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46.366184, 11.407075
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46°21'58.3"N 11°24'25.5"E
UTM
32T 685149 5137550
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Dolomites World Heritage Geotrail II

Stage 1: From the Bletterbach to the Lavazèjoch pass

Stage 2: From the Lavazèjoch pass to the Karer Pass

Stage 3: From the Karer Pass to the Tierser Alpl Hut

Stage 4: From the Tierser Alpl Hut to Ortisei/St. Ulrich

Stage 5: From Ortisei/St. Ulrich to the Puez Hut

Stage 6: From the Puez Hut to Armentarola

Stage 7: From Armentarola to Pederü

Stage 8: From Pederü to Plätzwiese

Stage 9: From the Plätzwiese to the Dreizinnen Hut

Stage 10: from the Dreizinnen Hut to Sexten

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Getting there

Coordinates

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46.366184, 11.407075
DMS
46°21'58.3"N 11°24'25.5"E
UTM
32T 685149 5137550
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Christian Mahlknecht
January 15, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 23, 2020
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Christian Walbrunn
July 26, 2019 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
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When did you do this route? July 10, 2019
Photo: Christian Walbrunn, DAV Sektion Mönchengladbach
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Photo: Christian Walbrunn, DAV Sektion Mönchengladbach
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
201.3 km
Duration
18:05 h
Ascent
12,698 m
Descent
12,933 m
Highest point
2,696 m
Lowest point
1,213 m

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