This really short itinerary is an easy and very pleasant walk for everyone. The walk takes place entirely on the bottom of the Primiero Valley, through residential areas of the village of Transacqua until reaching the shrine, in an environment rich of water and covered by the the shade of the forest of Pinédi…
This is a promenade that develops outside the village of Imèr. The characteristic of this track, which is not particularly interesting if seen from a purely hiking point of view, is that it is passing through the beautiful and interesting artworks called Street Barch Art, made by the local artists Gianluigi Zeni and Nicola Degiampietro.
4.1 km - ↑ 98 m
Laghetto Welsperg – Villa Welsperg – Camp – Cacciatore
This walk is suitable for everyone and definitely ideal for those who want to take a breath of fresh air, without worrying too much about their shape. Completely flat, the route develops on the bottom of the beautiful Val Canali, a true and authentic jewel in the heart of the territory of Primiero. The promenade loops around Villa Welsperg.
It is probably an understatement to define this pleasant walk as a classic. The route that goes from the hut of Malga Rolle to the lakes of Colbricón is certainly one of the most popular routes in Primiero…
The loop is a well known touristic walk through the cánisèle (tr. narrow streets) of Mezzano. The walk is integrated to what can somehow be described as a museum under the sky developing four main themes
The tourist walk that from Passo Gòbbera leads to the church of San Silvestro is almost a must for the inhabitants of the Primiero and Vanoi valleys. Passo Gòbbera (989 m asl), a low altitude but yet pretty alpine pass, is the easiest and most direct access point to the church…
This walk, also known as Giro dei Colméi, is ideal for those wishing to take an easy walk to discover the many settlements that make up the village of Rónco (Colméi), connected one to another by paths and mule tracks in a rather unknown corner of the Vanòi Valley.
Marco Sari’s trail is an easy itinerary which can also be done during the winter, from the car park of Tognola’s cable car, developing along the forest of Alpe Tognola. It is simply impossible to get lost.
This is a loop recommended for people who want to walk around Fiera within a short period of time and no extraordinary effort. It is called Family Trail because it is the one suggested by Primiero Dolomiti Marathon for families
6.5 km - ↑ 293 m
Imèr – San Silvestro – Passo Gòbbera – Col dei Bètteghe – Via Nòva
Certainly, the presence of the ancient church right at the entrance of the Primiero Valley, on the steep cliff of Mount Totoga, claims its roots in history and legend. This hike starts from Imèr and leads to the small church.
The walk passes through places that are far from being popular, on the slope of Padella, on the south-eastern of the village of Transacqua, allowing you to step into the beauty and the absolute silence of the characteristic places.
4.7 km - ↑ 165 m
Malga Ces – Cavallazza – Lago della Cavallazza – Laghetti di Colbricón
This route starts from Malga Ces, located at the edge of of San Martino di Castrozza. The hike, fully developing in the Lagorai range, goes to the summit of Cavallazza, then continues passing by the Lake of Cavallazza, for then passing by the alpine lakes of Colbricón.
9.3 km - ↑ 687 m
Malga Rolle – Malga Venegiota – Baita Segantini – Passo Rolle
The hike develops around Castelàz (tr. the ugly castle), which is a hill that separates Passo Rolle from Val Venégia. Within the trekking community, several variants of this loop are generally offered by picking Rolle Pass as the starting point. Yet, we suggest to start this hike from Malga Rolle. Reason is that the mountain pastures between Malga Rolle and Juribello are extremely beautiful.
13 km - ↑ 497 m
Malga Valàzza – Lastè di Juribrutto – Lago di Juribrutto – Malga Juribrutto
This short and simple hike develops on a fairly remote corner of the territory of Primiero, closed to Passo Valles. Valàzza and Juribrutto, with their pastures, are pleasant and usually extremely quiet locations, surrounded by a landscape stretching from the Dolomites of Pale di San Martino and Val Venegia, extending over the Lagorai range.
This relatively not demanding hike, which develops between 1,200 and 1,500 meters of altitude on a particularly sunny slope of Primiero, is suitable for all seasons. The route passes through the majority of the pastures and meadows that cover the southern slope of Monte Cimerlo (2,504 m a.s.l.)…
The loop starts from San Giovanni and develops in the lowest part of Val Noàna, crossing Noàna river on a newly built Tibetan bridge. It is not a dangerous one, however the Tibetan bridge is approximately 30m high and 70m long.
The hike is a classic. It is not a loop, however there should not be any problem related to logistics when using public transportation during the Summer season. Before the start, take the Colverde cable car from the town of San Martino di Castrozza.
13 km - ↑ 315 m
Rifugio Vedèrna – Croce degli Alpini – Campigolét – Morósna
This not physically demanding hike draws a loop around the peak of Vedèrna, reaching the Cross (Croce degli Alpini) on Monte Vedèrna and the WWI military outposts of Morósna, known as Stóli di Morósna…
Wonderful and easy walk entirely developing in a forest landscape, starting and arriving at La Ritonda, Val Canali. This hike offers you the opportunity to admire few extremely interesting and scenic sights.
This hike is an easy and well marked loop around San Giovanni. It offers a beautiful sightseeing of Vette Feltrine and San Giovanni itself. The path leading to the top of Cordogné (1,313m a.s.l.) has been recently renovated.
4.4 km - ↑ 215 m
San Martino di Castrozza – Rif. Velo della Madonna – Malga Civertaghe
Interesting itinerary with departure and arrival in San Martino di Castrozza. The itinerary starts from the center of San Martino and reaches Rifugio Velo della Madonna, through the green pastures of Prati Col and passing by the oldest malga of the Trentino, Malga Civertaghe. The course of medium difficulty, lasts about 6 hours.
This Interesting itinerary develops in the territory surrounding the village of Sirór, drawing a loop starting and arriving right by the village, with main destinations the locations of Dismóni and the meadows of Cosàipi…
This hike is a quite popular loop around Fontanelle, located in San Martino di Castrozza. Even though it is a simple hike, it offers few really nice views on its Northern side. The paths crossed are located right at the bottom of the Southern part of Pale di San Martino group (Dolomites)
Perched and scratched by the scars of its unlucky course, the ruins of Castel Pietra have been inspiring suggestions for both locals and travelers over the centuries, including the first British pioneers who explored the Dolomites of Pale di San Martino…
This route starts and arrives in Tonadico, one of the oldest villages in the Primiero Valley. The itinerary ideal for those wishing to explore the areas, rich of forest and meadows, overlooking the villages of Tonatico and Sirór. The most beautiful point of the trail is when it passes by the location of Piereni, with its beautiful pastures…
Before the severe whether event of October 2018, Val Canàli was used to offer to its visitors one of the most beautiful forest, surrounded by a simply stunning landscape, where biodiversity was well represented
This simple hike, almost entirely in the forest, starts at the far north-west of the territory of Primiero, by Travignolo stream. The trail passes through three different communities: Primiero San Martino di Castrozza (Primierotta), Moena (Ladina-Fassana) and Predazzo (Fiammazza).
The path develops through the forest, standing at the bottom of the Vette Feltrine mountain chain, where it is almost impossible not to find peace and silence. During the walk, you will be surrounded by the impressive and centuries-old silver firs.
8 km - ↑ 489 m
Via delle Miniere – Sentiero delle Càore – Al Prá – Ormanico
This hike is an easy and well marked loop around Transacqua, on the bottom of Primiero Valley. Despite being a very short loop around the town, it still features some nice views of villages such as Fiera di Primiero, Transacqua and Ormanico, as well as Pale di San Martino and Vette Feltrine mountains.
Since 2009, tens of thousands of visitors have been walking to visit the statue of Cristo Pensante. The statue was made by Paolo Lauton with a single block of white marble from Predázzo. Remarkable is the crown of the statue, built with WWI barbed wire.
8 km - ↑ 550 m
Baita Cogolate – Forcella Cimonega – AV No. 2 – Rifugio Boz – Colle San Pietro
This beautiful hike develops in a fairly sunny and unknown corner of Primiero, within an environment of untouched nature offering surprising sights. The route starts in Val Nagaóni, at the end of the road of Val Noana…
This extremely nice itinerary on the Lagorai’ igneous rocks draws a loop around the mountain group made by the peaks of Folga, Arzon and Scanaiól, located in the southeast corner of the mountain range of Lagorai…
This hike is an interesting variation of the tourist walk from Calaita to Grugola along the gravel road, also proposed with snowshoes during the winter season. The location of the mountain hut offers an atypical view over the western side of the Pale di San Martino, the valleys of Lozen and Vanoi and the Vette Feltrine.
Mt. Bedolè top has always been fascinating for the people in Primiero Valley. There are more direct paths leading to the top from the villages, but this on described is by far the most panoramic. Bedolè lies in between Primiero and Vanoi valley, and you will therefore have beautiful sights from there both towards Pale di San Martino plateau and the south-eastern Lagorai mountain range.
This hike starts from the base of the Colverde gondola lift and will allow you at first to arrive on the Pale di San Martino plateau and then on the summit of Rosetta. The trail passes through one of the most panoramic access; namely Val di Ròda.
15 km - ↑ 1615 m
Colverde – Malga Pala – Cròde Rosse – Malga Fòsse di Sotto – Prà delle Nasse
Given the presence of this cute little animal in this specific area of the Pale di San Martino, we called this itinerary “the tour of the marmots”. The route is a relatively easy loop of about 4 hours with 800 m of elevation gain starting in San Martino di Castrozza, without any particular technical challenge.
10 km - ↑ 730 m
Domadore – Bivacco Menegazzi – Casera de Camp – Col di Luna
The walk that arrives on the summit of Col di Luna is an incredibly charming hike on the bottom of south-east block of Pale di San Martino (Pale Orientali), that starts immediately beyond the Cereda Pass, mountain community of Agordo.
This itinerary is ideal for those who want to approach and getting familiar with the Via Ferrata of the Alps. The route requires low to modest technical skills, while offering stretches with a rather high exposure for its length. The landscape is beautiful.
This rather short but intense hike is ideal for snowshoes, in the presence of snow. The route develops around the bottom of the valley called Val Lòzen: the nice valley of the stream of Lòzen (a.k.a. Torrente Lòzen), which flows from Pisorno and Calaita into the Vanòi Valley, close to the village of Canal San Bovo.
This hike crosses the extreme south-west part of the Dolomites group of the Pale di San Martino, developing around the mountain ridge of Cima d’Oltro, Le Rocchette and Feltraio. From the cross on the top of the mountain you will be rewarded by one of the best sights of the Valle di Primiero.
11.6 km - ↑ 336 m
Malga Rolle – Laghetti di Colbricón – Cavallazza – Tognazza
This trek passes through the lakes of Colbricón. Despite their natural beauty, the lakes are not the main focus of this loop. In fact, the track will lead to the top of Cavallazza and then to the defense system of the Great War on the mountain of Cavallazza Piccola.
The loop presented here is a rather unknown route, drawing a loop on the north-western slope of the hill of Cordognè (1,313 m asl). The strength of this itinerary is the fact that the various farms, meadows and ruins from which it passes often leave the feeling of time travelling straight into the past.
This hike does not present any prohibitive length and meters of climbing, but crosses a rather unexplored corner of the Cimonega group. The trek follows a route that is not so often well marked around Pale del Garfòl group.
The most characteristic and historically interesting point of this route is at Stòli. It is a system of artificial tunnels made by Italian army during Great War of 1914-1918. The military outpost galleries are built on two levels, with seven main rooms directly facing the Vanoi valley and Cauriól and four smaller internal rooms.
This trek will allow you to touch the most representative places of this fascinating trade route, along with the most famous section that leads from Sovramonte to Pontét, where the border between Venice and the Habsburg Empire was located until 1918.
13.5 km - ↑ 725 m
Rif. Refavaie – Malga Fossèrnica di dentro – Cima dei Paradisi
The hike to Cima dei Paradisi is a classic itinerary in the Valley of Vanoi that fits both to summer and winter seasons. Although not being a loop, the ascent to Cima dei Paradisi is still a very interesting, panoramic and thus recommended itinerary.
This itinerary develops entirely on the Pale di San Martino highland, a desert of rocks at 2,600 m a.s.l. which can be reached with the cable car. During the summer season, the trail leading to Fradusta is well marked with signs, rocks and red marks, and it is very popular
12 km - ↑ 670 m
Rifugio Vedèrna – Malga Monsampián – Rifugio Dal Piàz – Col di Luna – Monte Pavióne
This trekking starts from Rifugio Vedèrna and explores the southern side of Monte Pavióne, a mountain situated within the Vette Feltrine range, passing by Malga Monsampian and Rifugio Dal Piaz. From the top of Monte Pavione, you can see all the Primiero valley, in addition to the Pale di San Martino.
This hike starts from La Ritonda (Val Canali) and goes right onto the glacier of Fradusta, passing the hut of Rifugio Pradidali. The glacier is most likely going to disappear in few years time. Thus, hurry up, it will not last forever!
This trail follows the most classic access point to Rifugio Pradidali and combines both the natural beauty of the forests of Canali and Pradidali’ valleys and the breathtaking view of the Pale di San Martino from the hut.
This unusual and spectacular trek will take you from the Mis Valley right into Piani Eterni, a wide plateau and surely one of the most beautiful places in the park of the Belluno’s Dolomites. Ideally not for beginners.
17.8 km - ↑ 1555 m
Transacqua – Caltena – Sasso Padella – Pale Alte – Cenguei – Val Uneda
Sasso Padella might not well be one of the most popular peaks, since it is not that high and frankly quite ugly when seen from the bottom of Primiero Valley. However, you could get surprised once reached the top of it.
This pleasant but rather long route will lead you to the top of Cima Bocche, starting from Val Travignolo. The itinerary is suitable to be covered both during the summer and during the winter. Cima Bocche is known for having been the scene of strong clashes during the First World War…
The way leading to the summit of Cima del Colbricón Piccolo is an itinerary, which -given a wide offer of “more competitive” summer hikes around Passo Rolle- is mainly designed for ski touring and, ultimately, snowshoeing…
This hike touches two of the most famous places of Pale di San Martino mountains group, namely Ferrata Bolver-Lugli and Cima Vezzana. Despite several peaks of the group being above 3,000m high, Cima della Vezzána, with its 3,192m, is the highest of the Pale di San Martino group.
This itinerary develops on an unusual route, although it passes through some of the most visited places of the Dolomites of Pale di San Martino. The track is proposed to those who are expert hikers and love the via ferrata of the Dolomites. Due to its length (19 km), the four via ferrata that it crosses and a total shift of more than 1,500 m, we suggest to not so experienced hikers to avoid it…
19 km - ↑ 1 682 m
Colverde – Rifugio Velo – Cacciatore – Rifugio Pradidali – Passo di Ball – Val di Roda
This trek, looping around the Sass Maór subgroup of the Pale di San Martino, is certainly one of the most popular routes among expert hikers. For expert hikers. Dedicated to the memory of Samuele “Pape” Scalet and Giancarlo Biasin.
13 km - ↑ 1436 m
Fosne – Cimèrlo – Rif. Velo della Madonna – Ferrata del Velo – Nico Gusella – Rif. Pradidali
The course develops along the Southern area of Pale di San Martino, including two Dolomite’s summits – Cima Cimerlo (2,505m a.s.l.) and Cima Stanga (2,250m a.s.l.) – , passing by two refuges – Rifugio Velo and Rifugio Pradidali – and including three Via Ferrata – Dino Buzzati, Velo and Nico Gusella -.
Normally the loop is advised on the other way around. However Vani Alti track is a rather technical climb for hikers, hence better to be approached from the lowest point. The track is not popular at all.
12 km - ↑ 1678 m
Ritonda – Valón de le Léde – Bivacco Minanzio – Passo delle Léde – Rifugio Pradidali
The physically demanding ascent across the wide gully of Valón de le Léde is surely worth it. As approaching Passo delle Léde, the Bivacco Carlo Minanzio will be reached. Not far from the bivouac, it is possible to see several remains of the Neptune plane, tragically crashed on 19th of July 1957, causing 11 fatalities.
14 km - ↑ 1615 m