Running in the Dolomites

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San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero and Vanoi, in the eastern part of Trentino and in the heart of the Natural Park Paneveggio Pale di San Martino, is the perfect area for those willing to discover the world with their running shoes on!

At the foot of the Pale di San Martino – a Dolomites Group and UNESCO world heritage site, runners have plenty of possibilities to get trained. They will find trails into the wood or in the mountains at high altitude, roads immersed in uncontaminated nature and connecting the villages of Primiero Valley and the first running park of the Dolomites, called Ces Trail. Ces Trail boasts 16 trails around San Martino di Castrozza, dedicated to running, but also trekking and walking and also offers the possibility to control the own performance and to challenge other runners thanks to Strava.

Those who prefer to run on difficult trails and who are ready to face certain altitudes, shouldn’t miss the 3rd Rosetta Verticale Trail Run, on the 21st September 2019. The race starts from San Martino di Castrozza and leads through the mountain path Nr.701 to the Altopiano delle Pale / Pala Plateau and then up to the Cima della Rosetta / Rosetta Top, that offers an amazing view on the Pale di San Martino, on the Rolle Pass, San Martino di Castrozza, the Lagorai Chain and other peaks. A wonderful panorama that will let runners forget the effort of the run!

Discover more at this link.

Photo Credits: ©Enrica-Pallaver.

INFO: APT San Martino di Castrozza

 

 

 

Sounds of the Dolomites back at the foot of the Pala group: Malika Ayane in Val Canali

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ph Tommaso Prugnola

 

On the 15th September the last concert of “Sounds of the Dolomites” takes place in Val Canali, in a green meadow immersed in the nature, next to the Villa Welsperg, the “House” of the Natural Park Paneveggio Pale di San Martino, in Trentino. The beautiful meadow at the foot of the Pale di San Martino, the widest group of the Dolomites, will be the theater of the incredible voice of Malika Ayane, one of the most amazing pop singer in Italy. In fact, with her extraordinary voice and interpretative ability, her intelligent mix of melodies and receptivity to international sounds, there is no doubt that Malika Ayane represents one of the finest ventures in Italian music in recent years.

A great concert in an incredible frame, that’s what you will be witness of.

A suggestion? Have a walk in the surrounding area to enjoy the view on the Dolomites and to think about your next adventures in this area or take part in the trekking organized by the local alpine guides, the Aquile. If you prefer the mountainbike, there is also the possibility to reach the location by e-bike.

Don’t miss the closing concert of this festival taking place every summer in the Dolomites of Trentino Region and having as motto “Great things are made when men and mountains meet”, a quote by William Blake that perfectly reflects the spirit of the festival.

Photo Credits: Tommaso Prugnola

INFO: APT San Martino di Castrozza

 

Pale di San Martino: real mountain paradise

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San Martino di Castrozza, in the eastern part of Trentino Region, and in the heart of the Dolomites, is an open air gym for all outdoor activities lovers. In this area, dominated by the majestic Pale di San Martino, you can experience trekking of any kind: one day trekking, trekking from hut to hut, in the wood or on the mountains, on easy paths or on difficult trails, dedicated to experts. Whatever kind of trekking you choose, you will enjoy an amazing view on the surroundings!

If you want to experience the thrills of an itinerant trek, share an Alpine mountain-hut dorm with your hiking companions after a day’s walk through the elegant Pale di San Martino and other magic peaks and discover the austere beauty that intrigued foreign travellers and mountain-climbers from as far back as last century, the holiday offer for you is the Dolomiti Palaronda Trek and the Park2Trek Dolomites.

The “Palaronda”, in its two versions (with or without vie ferrate) is a perfect opportunity to discover the Pale di San Martino and to enjoy their essence from the sunrise to the sunset.

The park2Trek Dolomites is the ideal solution for those seeking a wild environment where the nature shows its pure beauty and richness at most.

San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero and Vanoi also boast lots of trails for a one-day trekking. Don’t miss the brand new suspended bridge in Noana Valley, for a trekking immersed in uncontaminated nature, and if you want to experience a via ferrata, try the one in Val di Scala, in Vanoi Valley: It is perfect to learn how to afford such trails and it is particularly appreciated for its feasibility and for its access, which is located immediately next to the street.

Plan your trekking now!

INFO: San Martino di Castrozza

San Martino Bike Arena: downhill and enduro xc trails in front of the amazing Pale di San Martino.

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In San Martino di Castrozza, in the heart of the Dolomites and more precisely on the Alpe Tognola, you can find the San Martino Bike Arena, boasting different downhill and enduro / xc trails in front of the amazing Pale di San Martino. Open every day from mid-June to mid-September, the bike park is served by a cable car that in just 12 minutes reaches the altitude of 2200 m.

San Martino Bike Arena also offers specific services for biker: at the valley-station of the cable car you can find the Bikers Village with downhill bike rental, free bike washing, Bike bar and Chill area.

Alpe Tognola this summer will host the second round of the Gravitalia National Circuit. It will be a decisive event for the 2019 circuit. Athletes, divided into agonists and enthusiasts, will compete on a new track and the points earned will further define the general and category classification.

The main goal of Gravitalia National Circuit is to offer all participants the conditions to face with others athletes, improve technically and have fun in a charming location.

Don’t miss this appointment, scheduled for the 20th and 21st of July in the San Martino Bike Arena. Two days of show for bike lovers, but also for all those willing to see a particularly spectacular event, in a unique location.

For further info: Apt San Martino di Castrozza

 

San Martino di Castrozza stage
of the Giro d’Italia

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One of the most famous bicycle race in the world is back at the feet of the Palagroup, in Trentino (Italy).

After 10 years San Martino di Castrozza will host a stage of the Giro d’Italia for its 4th time. On the 31st May cyclists running for the “maglia rosawill arrive in San Martino di Castrozza after having left from the city of Treviso (151 Km), reaching the well-known holiday destination surrounded by imposing peaks.

The following day (1st June) participants of the 102° edition of the Giro d’Italia will pass through the territory surrounded by the majestic Pale di San Martino, part of the Dolomites and World Heritage Site, again. During the so-called “tappone dolomitico” (a colossal stage through the Dolomites) cyclists will leave from Feltre, reach and face the ascents of the Rolle Pass and go through San Martino di Castrozza and Primiero Valley in order to reach Croce D’Aune – Monte Avena. Because of the difficulty of this route, that presents different ascents, the 1st June will be particularly important for cyclists, who could have the chance to fight for the final victory.

Don’t miss the pink “carovana” in the amazing scenery of the Pale di San Martino, discover more at this link. 

INFO: San Martino di Castrozza

Salewa Get Vertical Winter Base Camp

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From the 21st to the 24th of March the lucky winners of an online play will have the great opportunity to have an unforgettable experience in the Dolomites, in Trentino, with the Aquile di San Martino, the Alpine Guides of San Martino di Castrozza and Primiero. For the 5th year, participants will experience the most adventurous ski mountaineering and freeride in the Pale di San Martino, located in an area which is particularly appreciated by lovers of this kind of sports.

Those who took part in the contest can now finally live a four-day ski mountaineering adventure, surrounded by stunning landscapes and majestic peaks, sleeping one night in a mountain hut and one night at a base camp, in tents.

INFO: Salewa Get Vertical Winter Base Camp

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The King of Dolomites 2019

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From the 22nd to the 24th of February, San Martino di Castrozza will host the seventh edition of The King of Dolomites, a freeride photographic contest carried out in cooperation with Arc’teryx. Over the years, it has become one of the most important freeride events worldwide, in which international photographers and riders challenge each other on the snow of San Martino di Castrozza, in search of the most beautiful shots.

Participants have to take a picture of a rider in action in the Dolomites, equipped with helmet, backpack and self-rescue kit, taking into account the four themes of this year: landscape, alpinism, action and the KOD2019 theme. A jury of experts, chosen between famous journalists, photographers and riders, will then judge all the photos.

During this weekend, a rich programme of events awaits you on the snow of San Martino di Castrozza: the KOD Village on the Alpe Tognola, in which you can try the Roxa and Movement.

The King of Dolomites is three days of freeride, photography and entertainment that gathers together professionals and enthusiasts in San Martino di Castrozza, one of the most beautiful areas of the Dolomites, in Trentino.

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Experience “More than just skiing” in San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero and Vanoi

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The beautiful and enchanting scenery of the Pale di San Martino, the charm of the villages at the bottom of the Dolomites and the surrounding unspoilt nature offer you much more than the usual ski holiday.

Oltre lo sci is a rich weekly programme that gives you the chance to discover and experience the territory of San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero and Vanoi in a different way. Not just skiing but also guided walks, snowshoes excursions, tasting of typical local products, historic and artistic tours, fascinating explorations and outdoor adventures.

Our mountain guides will make you discover the pleasure of excursions on snowshoes in the most beautiful areas of the territory. You can also choose to take part in the snow safety course, in which you will learn how to tackle winter activities safely. Otherwise, if you want to live an unforgettable night, seize the opportunity of having an aperitif by snowmobile in San Martino, under a magnificent starry sky, tasting our local products, try snowshoeing at night at Passo Cereda or book your dinner in a special location that is to be reached by snowmobile.

A special care is given to families and children activities. Have a ride on the Troika (a sleigh driven by horses) or spend a morning taking part in an exciting avalanche rescue drill with the dog-handling team of the Guardia di Finanza. In the Vanoi valley meet the friendly llamas for a relaxing and pleasant walk on snowy paths, while, in San Martino, watch an acrobatic ski-snowboard show followed by a mini torchlight procession with the ski instructors.

Children of all ages can benefit of our well-equipped areas for bobsleds, sledges and inflatables. In addition, children from the age of three onwards can have fun on the snow with a team of entertainers.

Cheese making is considered a kind of vocation in the Primiero and Vanoi valleys. For this reason, the “Caseificio di Primiero” (Primiero Cheese Factory) offers guided tours to discover the secrets of the cheese makers whose skilled hands produce cheeses such as Toséla, Trentingrana and Botìro di Malga.

During one of our mountain-style aperitif on the ski slopes, the so-called Happycheese, you have the opportunity of taste tempting delicacies and finger food made from Primiero cheese, accompanied by the renowned Trentino wines and the local craft beers BioNoc’ of the namesake brewery, which offers guided tours too.

Finally, those who are seeking a more adventurous holiday can choose between winter mountain-bike excursions along the winter cycling routes, an exciting paragliding experience over the ski slopes, ice climbing with a mountain guide or the Pistenbully Tour.

Oltre lo sci is an unusual and exciting way to experience the atmosphere of the mountain villages and the environment of the Natural Park Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino in the quiet of the winter season.

Have a look at the complete programme here.

INFO: San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primero e Vanoi.

San Martino Telemark Event: free heel skiing
for everyone.

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On the 26th and 27th of January the Ski Area San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle Ski will be the theatre of the San Martino Telemark Event. Two days dedicated to the ancient technique of the “free heel” skiing, which combines elements of Alpine and Nordic skiing and still raises lots of interest.

Everyone can seize the opportunity of trying this discipline with the ski instructors of the Nuova Scuola Italiana Sci San Martino di Castrozza, which will teach you Telemark skiing and how to use the so-called Alpenstock.

The programme provides a wide range of activities: courses of Alpenstock clinic and telemark imprinting, but also a funny treasure hunt on the slopes of the “Carosello delle Malghe” and, news of this year, Freeride Telemark with the Aquile di San Martino, the local Alpine Guides. At the starting point of the new gondola Colbricon Express you can find the telemark village, in which you can also discover all the innovations of this sector with the opportunity of trying new state-of-the-art materials.

The day goes on with a special happy hour on the ski, the so-called “aperitivo al salto” and ends up with a dinner in San Martino di Castrozza.

San Martino Telemark Event is two days of ski, entertainment and music that bring together all the telemark enthusiasts but also who wants to discover the secrets of this discipline.

Don’t miss the opportunity to try Telemark enjoying the amazing scenery of the Pale di San Martino, the widest mountain group of the Dolomites.

 

For further info: Ski Area San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle

The Colbricon Express is coming soon in the skiarea
San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle

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The winter season 2018-2019 opens with a new entry in the skiarea San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle. After the past seasons’ modernization of the snowmaking system, a new gondola called Colbricon Express is being installed on the ski area.

The new 10-seater lift serves the Ces area and replaces two chairlifts connecting San Martino di Castrozza with Valbonetta, considerably reducing time of ride (from 20 to 6 minutes). Like all lifts of the skiarea San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle, Colbricon Express will work thanks to 100% renewable energy produced in the hydroelectric plants of Primiero and Vanoi Valley.

The skiarea, which is part of the Dolomiti Superski carousel, boasts 60 km of slopes running in the Natural Park Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino, in the heart of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage.

INFO: San Martino di Castrozza