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Fixed rope route Stage 3

Dolomiti Palaronda Quick Tour South - 3rd stage

Fixed rope route · Pala Group
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Palaronda Ferrata Quick Tours are experiences designed for the lovers of Via ferratas who have just a few days at their disposal.
Distance 7.6 km
4:30 h
332 m
1,090 m
2,462 m
1,505 m
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.
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Update: July 20, 2020
Highest point
2,462 m
Lowest point
1,505 m

Track types

Asphalt 0.57%Forested/wild trail 33.22%Path 42.32%Via ferrata 23.82%Unknown 0.04%
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2.5 km
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Safety information

Choose the route according to your experience and your physical preparation: start with short distances first!

The more, the merrier: leaving alone for a hike can be risky, travel with at least one other person, the experience of a Trekking is better when shared with friends and family!

Program your Trekking in advance, check trails and paths on the maps, have a look online to find out more about your itinerary, ask somebody who already walked the same route.

Prepare your backpack: have a look at our check-list to be sure you already packed all the equipment you may need during the Trekking!

Don’t forget to check the weather forecast.

If you really want to try the experience of a Trekking but you don’t feel ready to do it by your own,  just ask one of our Alpine Guides!

Try to estimate an average journey-time of every route, considering the physical condition of each member of the group.

Inform the Hut owner or who is waiting for you at home about your time of arrival and the itinerary.

Keep your eyes open: while you’re walking, check the number of each footpath, but don’t forget to enjoy nature and its magic!

A plan B is always a good idea! Organize an alternative route in case of bad weather or unforeseen event: go back if it’s necessary, play it safe!

Tips and hints

Toruism board office San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero and Vanoi

+39 0439 768867


Rifugio Pradidali (2,262 m)
46.244238, 11.854428
46°14'39.3"N 11°51'15.9"E
32T 720046 5125145


San Martino di Castrozza

Turn-by-turn directions

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.).


46.244238, 11.854428
46°14'39.3"N 11°51'15.9"E
32T 720046 5125145
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Strong and snug Trekking backpack
Trekking boots or Trekking shoes, possibly Gore-Tex
Fleece Wind-stopper jacket and light Wind-stopper trousers
T-shirts, underwear and socks
Lightweight long trekking trousers
Heavy fleece jacket or pullover
Sun hat, warm beanie and lightweight termal gloves
Towel, sleeping bag liners
Basic First Aid Kit, blister patches
Water bottle or Thermos
Head lamp and pocketknife
Information material and map
Telescopic trekking poles (optional)
Sunscreen, photocamera

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7.6 km
4:30 h
332 m
1,090 m
Highest point
2,462 m
Lowest point
1,505 m


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