A 7-day challenge with overnight stay in a refuge, 132 km and over 6700 m of altitude difference to explore forests, rivers, mountain pastures, typical Ladin traditions, lakes and peaks.

Before setting off, go to the Tourist Office (Corso Italia, 81) to collect the sheet to put the stamps on each refuge. At the end of the venture, returning to the Tourist Office and showing the stamps, you will receive a parchment of recognition in Ampezzo.

It can also be undertaken in a reduced version and the accompaniment of an Alpine Guide is recommended in order to fully enjoy the experience.



The Credential, or “wayfarer’s passport”, is the fundamental document that enables you to validate your passage at the hospitality resources along the route. Along the path, travellers will receive a stamp at accommodation and refreshment facilities.

The document certifies that holders are on the Cortina Dolomiti Ultratrekking route, guaranteeing the authenticity of their adventure, respect for the environment and the hiking experience. 

For those who hike three of the seven stages in the CDU, the Credential allows you to receive the Féde (endorsement), certifying completion of the pilgrimage. More details here.

Distribution points:
The trekking passport, or Credential, can be purchased at the IAT (Tourist Information Office) in Cortina d’Ampezzo, at a cost of €2.


How can you get the Cortina Dolomiti Ultratrekking Féde?

The certificate is issued solely to walkers who, presenting the stamped credential along the route, have walked at least three of the seven stages comprised in the CDU.

You can collect the certificate at the IAT (Tourist Information Office) in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Corso Italia 81, which will validate it to seal the achievement.

Good practice

A few steps towards awareness and respect while hiking.
  1. Always respect nature
  2. Do not pick flowers
  3. Respect animals and try not to disturb them with noise
  4. Do not light fires
  5. Keep the mountain clean, take your rubbish home


In your rucksack (30-40 litres for women, 35-45 litres for men)

We recommend using technical materials and synthetic fibres, inserting contents into strong plastic bags to protect them from the rain.

Footwear: this should be broken in (don’t start out in new boots!) and at least one size larger than your usual size. We recommend ankle-boots in Goretex to prevent sprains on uneven paths and steep slopes. 

Hiking sandals: these can be worn when resting but also along the trail, in case of painful feet and wherever the terrain permits.

Socks: fundamental for preventing blisters: they must be hiking socks, of good quality, with padded toe and heel.

Telescopic walking poles: very useful for lightening the load on feet and legs; they help crossing fords and walking on steep paths.


Other items:

Long and short trekking trousers

Towel in technical textile

Water bottle or backpack water bladder

Hat and sunglasses

Sun cream

Backpack rain cover

Toiletry bag


Climate and recommended times of year

Which are the best seasons for the Cortina Dolomiti Ultratrekking route? The best periods for which to organise the trip are June and September.

Physical preparation

The complete Cortina Dolomiti Ultratrekking route is a challenging itinerary. Therefore, if your physical fitness is not at its highest levels, we recommend planning just a few stages.