If you are an expert hiker and you want to live an extraordinary experience in a wild landscape, sleeping in mountain huts and enjoying part of the Alta Via Nr.2, you shouldn’t miss the Park2Trek Dolomites. The trekking takes you from Feltre to the Valles Pass through the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park and the Paneveggio Pale di San Martino Natural Park, from the Vette Feltrine to the Palagroup.
During the trekking, you will enjoy magical landscape and uncontaminated nature, exploring two Natural Parks, which are well known for their flora, geology and forests. You will hike in the wild Vette Feltrine and the Palagroup, which is the widest group of the Dolomites with an area of more than 200 km2 and you will share with other hikers the experience of sleeping in a mountain hut, listening to stories of mountaineering and climbing.
Have you ever tried the exciting experience of a trekking from hut to hut in the Dolomites? The Dolomiti Palaronda gives you the chance to discover the Pala-Plateau, 50 km2 of bare rock at 2600m that inspired mountaineers and writers, and its mountain huts. You can choose between the Dolomiti Palaronda Trek (trekking without via ferratas) and the Dolomiti Palaronda Ferrata (tour of the via ferratas of the Palagroup).
With Dolomiti Palaronda Ferrata (from 2 to 7 nights) you will discover the via ferratas of the Palagroup, like the famous Bolver Lugli al Cimon della Pala, spending the night in the mountain huts of the Palagroup (UNESCO – World Heritage Site). Starting from the summer 2021 you can book the Dolomiti Palaronda Ferrata with the alpine guides Aquile di San Martino e Primiero and live the experience accompanied by an expert guide, who will take you to the ferratas under safe condition, telling you stories about mountaineering in the Palagroup and giving you interesting information about the Pala-Plateau in the Natural Park Paneveggio Pale di San Martino and the area of San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero and Vanoi.
You can find the four different Dolomiti Palaronda Ferrata options and choose the one you prefer visiting www.sanmatino.com
The Marathon, with its two routes (42 or 26 Km) goes through some of the most beautiful places of the area of San Martino di Castrozza, Primiero and Vanoi and allows to enjoy amazing panoramas while running. The event attracts every year both athletes and mountain lovers, both expert runners and newcomers, who have the chance to run in the beautiful Val Canali, “home” of the Natural Park Paneveggio Pale di San Martino, in San Martino di Castrozza and its meadows just under the Palagroup, to pass by the Calaita Lake and to enjoy the last part of the marathon in Fiera di Primiero.
The Area of San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero and Vanoi is a real Eldorado for sport and outdoor lovers. Runners can find lots of trails, mountain paths and forest roads of different level of difficulty and surrounded by different types of natural environment: From majestic Dolomites’ peaks, to green meadows, from alpine lakes to pastures and beautiful mountain villages.
In San Martino di Castrozza you can also find the Ces Trail, the first running park of the Dolomites with 16 trails dedicated to running but also trekking, in an amazing natural landscape.
A reminder for trail runners: don’t forget to get registered for the Rosetta Verticale Trail Run (19.th September), with start in San Martino di Castrozza (1450m) and the finish line on the Pala Plateau (2700m), on the Rosetta Peak.
The Pale di San Martino, one of the most iconic skylines of the Dolomites, have always been the perfect arena for outdoor and sport activities. It is not difficult to understand why Pedali di Marca association, which organized the Italian Championship 5 times, the European Championship in 2010 and the World Championship in 2011 and 2018 accepted the challenge to organize Mythos Primiero Dolomiti with Massimo Debertolis, world champion of the marathon in 2004 who lives in Primiero Valley.
Mythos Primiero Dolomiti will take place on Saturday, September11 in some of the most beautiful areas of Primiero and Vanoi Valley. Participants will have the opportunity to choose between two races: a 86 km marathon (3200m difference in altitude) with start in San Martino di Castrozza and finish in Fiera di Primiero and a granfondo classic of 57 km (1700m difference in altitude) with start and finish in Fiera di Primiero.
Before the great marathon of September 11, some other events connected to the bike world will take place in the territory of San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero and Vanoi: the Adventure Gravel will take place in June between San Martino di Castrozza and Primiero Villages. Then in July there willl be the E-bike Explore Ghost Bike with participants riding an e-bike in the moonlight.
Last but not least, young riders will have a chance to perform too: Kids Bike Contest and Primiero Family Gourmet will take place during the Mythos Primiero Dolomiti weekend (10-12 September 2021).
San Martino di Castrozza is one of the most beautiful destinations in the Alps, a piece of jewellery set at the foot of the Palagroup. There, the mountain has character, style and elegance and the beauty of the Dolomites is so strong, that you feel like you can touch it. Like high fashion clothes or precious jewellery, San Martino di Castrozza is the result of the careful work made by a skillful artisan, the nature, which silently worked to create unique panoramas kept by crystal peaks. “Are they stones or clouds? Are they real or is it a dream?” these are the words Dino Buzzati pronounced in front of the majestic beauty of these timeless peaks.
On the 19th September, runners will perform in one of the most beautiful and thrilling vertical run taking place in the Dolomites: The Rosetta Verticale Trail Run.
The run starts from the center of San Martino di Castrozza, at the foot of the stunning Palagroup, part of the Dolomites,a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Runners will then take the path N°701 to Colverde Hut and then they will reach the Pala Plateau through a stunning path in the wood, in the first part, and on the rocks, in the second one. Once on the Pala Plateau, they will reach the Rosetta Peak enjoying the breath-taking view on the surroundings and the Plateau itself. The difference in altitude to complete the run is 1279m, but it is definitely worth it! The Pala Plateau, in the Natural Park Paneveggio Pale di San Martino, is one of the most beautiful and particular part of the area of San Martino di Castrozza. A 50 km2 Plateau of naked rock at an altitude of 2600m that inspired mountaineers and writers with its unique, fascinating and mysterious landscape.
Special guest: the Swiss National Ski Mountaineering Team, that chose Primiero – San Martino di Castrozza for their physical training and the Rosetta Verticale Trail Run as a test to prove the physical condition.
Live an unforgettable experience immersed in uncontaminated nature, walk through two Natural Parks and discover two mountain groups enjoying beautiful landscapes, amazing sunsets and breath-taking dawns from the mountain huts where you will sleep during the trekking.
Every day, you will walk from a hut to the other enjoying a different mountain landscape and living a new adventure. The trekking is suitable for expert hikers and it allows you to go along part of the Alta Via Nr.2 delle Dolomiti in opposite direction: you will start your trekking from Feltre and your destination will be the Passo Valles going through the amazing Pale di San Martino group.
The holiday offer is valid for the whole summer, until the 27th September and it can be booked by San Martino di Castrozza Tourist Board: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0039 0439 767010
The pandemic asked us to be responsible towards the others and ourselves. We wisely waited for better days, for the possibility to breath pure, fresh air, to look at magic sunsets and at our amazing Pale di San Martino again.
If you want to experience the most elegant discipline of the winter, don’t forget to be in San Martino di Castrozza in the weekend of the 18th and 19th January! These two days are completely dedicated to Telemark skiing, an ancient way of skiing still used and appreciated nowadays that is well known for its “free hill” technique.
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