Have you ever tried a stunning itinerant trekking in the Dolomites? Have you ever shared the experience of a night in a mountain hut? Live the magic atmosphere of the evening in a mountain hut and let yourself be surprised by the fascination of the Pale di San Martino plateau, a mysterious stone plateau set at 2600 metres altitude - fifty square kilometres of bare rock tormented like a stormy ocean.
The trail is undertaken independently (without an Alpine guide, who however is available on demand subject to an additional charge). It is essential to be properly equipped and sufficiently fit.
Individual Tour 4 Days / 3 Nights (from end of June until end of September) - From € 190.00
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS | 2.825 m. D+ | 2.515 m. D- | DEPARTURE FROM PASSO ROLLE | 135 €
The Quick Northern Tour runs on the northern side of the mountain range of Pale di San Martino with start and finish in Passo Rolle, and includes the via ferrata delle Farangole and the recently renovated via ferrata Bolver Lugli al Cimon dellaPala. The overnight stays are intended to be at the Mulaz Hut and the Rosetta Hut.
The Quick Southern Tour runs on the central-southern side of the mountain range of Pale di San Martino with start and finish in San Martino di Castrozza, and includes the Ferrata del Velo, the Ferrata del Porton and several stretches on equipped paths. The overnight stays are intended to be at the Velo della Madonna Hut and the Pradidali Hut.
1ST STAGE – 6h/+510m/-730m
From San Martino di Castrozza, reach the Pale plateau with a ride on the Colverde gondolas and then on the Rosetta tramway (2.670 m.a.s.l.). From the tramway mountain station, descend along the 702 path to Col dele Fede (2.278 m.a.s.l.), then take the 715 path up to Passo di Ball (2.443 m.a.s.l.). From the Pass, go up on the 714 path along the Nico Gusela equipped path to reach the saddle called Forcella Stephen and the nearby Cima di Val di Roda (2.791 m.a.s.l.), from where it is possible to enjoy the breathtaking panorama of San Martino di Castrozza. Climb down to Porton locality (2.480 m.a.s.l.) on the 714 path and then take the 739 path and the Velo della Madonna via ferrata until you get to the namesake Hut (2.358 m.a.s.l.).
2nd STAGE – 6h/+840m/-900m
From the Velo della Madonna Hut, go up to Cima della Stanga (2.550 m.a.s.l.) along the 742 path (also called the “del Cacciatore” path), walking down Val Pradidali under the impressive eastern face of Sass Maor. Once you get to the spot called Pedemonte (also “Pòrtela” 1.627 m.a.s.l.) continue on the 709 path towards the Pradidali Hut (2.278 m. s.l.m.).
Alternatively, from Cima della Stanga it is possible to follow the 747 path (also called “Buzzati” path) instead of the “del Cacciatore” path, which in locality Pedemonte (Portèla) joins the original route.
3rd STAGE - 6h/+200m/-1.030m
From the Pradidali Hut proceed towards the Velo della Madonna Hut following the 739 trail sign; after a 30 minute walk, take the via ferrata called Ferrata del Porton. Once on the top of the via ferrata you get to the spot called Porton (2.480 m.a.s.l.) which overlooks San Martino di Castrozza, destination of the Palaronda Ferrata 360. Go down following the 739b path and then descend the via ferrata “dela Vecia”, walking on the 721 path first and then on the 702 path to finally reach San Martino di Castrozza (1.450 m.a.s.l.).
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS | 3.230 m. D+ | 3.140 m. D- | DEPARTURE FROM VAL CANALI | 190 €
The Explorer Southern Tour runs on the central-southern side of the mountain range of Pale di San Martino with start and finish in San Martino di Castrozza, and includes the Ferrata del Velo, the Ferrata del Porton and several stretches on equipped paths. The overnight stays are intended to be at the Velo dellaMadonna Hut and the Pradidali Hut.