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Fixed rope route Stage 1

Dolomiti Palaronda Quick Tour Sud -1st stage

Fixed rope route · San Martino di Castrozza,Primiero,Vanoi
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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 8.8 km
6:00 h
1,130 m
1,389 m
2,726 m
2,238 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
2,726 m
Lowest point
2,238 m

Track types

Path 57.89%Via ferrata 41.98%Unknown 0.11%
5.1 km
Via ferrata
3.7 km
0 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

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

+39 0439 768867


San Martino di Castrozza (2,626 m)
46.264561, 11.833277
46°15'52.4"N 11°49'59.8"E
32T 718335 5127344


Rifugio Velo della Madonna

Turn-by-turn directions

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.).


46.264561, 11.833277
46°15'52.4"N 11°49'59.8"E
32T 718335 5127344
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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8.8 km
6:00 h
1,130 m
1,389 m
Highest point
2,726 m
Lowest point
2,238 m


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