Alta via del Granito

A tour to discover World War I, an evocative step back in history.

The Lagorai Group was the theater of the Great World War, and traces of it can still be found in the barracks and trenches that are now restored to preserve this incredible historical heritage. Wild locations, rarely traveled by hikers but which deserve to be visited.

€ 290


3 days




Min. 3 max. 8


from June to September

The Alta Via del Granito is a circular route of three days on granite rock that surrounds the Cima d’Asta - Cime di Rava group, in the Lagorai mountain group. The Alta Via runs through a network of ancient paths and former military roads, dating back to the First World War, connecting the only two refuges in the group. Three days of easy walking among beautiful natural landscapes, severe memories of the Great War, huts and pastures, exemplary evidence of the ancient pact of man with nature.

The length of the itinerary is approx 28 km, with a total height difference of almost 2030 meters. The trails are easy to walk but are not to be underestimated for the physical effort involved.

Alta via del Granito

The “Alta via del granito” itinerary

Day 1: from Malga Sorgazza we hike in the direction of Cima d’Asta, we ascend to Rifugio Brentari where we spend the night.
Day 2: from Rifugio Brentari we hike up to forcella Socede and we descend to forcella Magna. We climb up to Lasteati lakes and follow the path flancking the Tombola Nera peak. We then descend to Rifugio Caldenave where we spend the night. Today's hike is mainly downhill, with some gentle uphills across the trenches and outposts of the First World War.
Day 3: we complete the loop by returining to Malga Sorgazza along Cimon Rava, passing by the Costa Brunella Lake and following the war boundary lines. Today's hike includes some technical secions surrounded by beautiful landscapes.

*optional: it is possible to add one day to the itinerary and hike the “Anello del Zimon” (Zimon ring), a new path that explores the north face of Cima d’Asta to its summit, thus getting back to Rifugio Brentari for the overnight.

Costs conditions and materials

Each Guide can take a maximum of 8 people.

Included in the fee: the Mountain Guide service and insurance.
Not included in the fee: 2 nights accommodation on half board basis at local mountain huts (approx €50-60 per person), and anything not mentioned in "included".

Transfers and Guide's expenses will be divided between participants.

Equipment provided by Mountime: trekking poles if required

Personal equipment: adequate mountain clothing (preferably multi layer), windproof jacket, hiking boots or trekking shoes, warm hat and gloves, backpack with water and snacks, overnight clothing, toiletries and a sheet sleeping bag.