Since the Nineteenth century, San Martino di Castrozza has been one of the most well-known alpine tourist resorts: among its most famous guests, we remember the italian writer Dino Buzzati and the King Leopold II of Belgium. This beautiful mountain location with its dense forests, the green meadows, and fresh rivers, offers long sunny days all over the year. The wild dolomitic nature is a paradise for the outdoor lovers: via ferratas, paths and tracks to discover by bike or by foot, on the trails of the ancient pioneers who made the history of the italian and european mountaineering.
A unique scenery preserved by the Parco Naturale Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino welcomes every guest: from the magic of the Violin Forest, to the majestic peaks and the rocky faces of the Palagroup. Culture, Nature and Mountain History make this area a heritage of great value: 4 visitor centers (Paneveggio, San Martino di Castrozza, Villa Welsperg in Val Canali, the Ethnographic Museum in Caoria) inform and lead every guest through the park on different guided thematic paths and outdoor workshops, for a unique experience on the Dolomites.
From Passo Rolle, an easy walk permits to get to Baita Segantini (2170 m), an ancient alpine shelter in the beautiful scenario of Cimon della Pala and Cima Vezzana. From there, go down the dirt road to Pian della Vezzana and get to the Forcella Venegia crossroads. Walk down the meadows, pass the Travignolo stream and in a few minutes You will reach the beautiful old pasture of Malga Venegiota (1824 m), heading to Malga Juribello. Follow the San Giovanni path, cross the forest and get to the Juribello pastures, at the bottom of the Castellazzo, and from here get back to Passo Rolle.
During the World War I (1915 – 1918), Dolomites and in particular the Lagorai mountain range, were scene of fierce conflicts and bloody battles.
This historical and naturalistic trail leads to Cavallazza, one of the most panoramic and historically interesting mountain of this area: from Passo Rolle, walk on the ridge of Tognazza, through the ancient World War trenches up to the summit of Piccola Cavallazza (2130 m), surrounded by the unique landscape of the Pale di San Martino, the peak of Castellazzo, the Marmolada and the Tofana di Rozes. After a visit at the Cavallazza lake, get to the peak of Cima Cavallazza (2324 m), and descend then down a pebbly path to the Colbricon Lakes. From here, a level path leads in about 40 minutes back to Passo Rolle.
From the Colverde-Rosetta station in San Martino di Castrozza, a race by gondola will lead You up to an altitude of 2700 meters in a few minutes. From the upstream station, get to the Rosetta hut (2581 m), an important crossroads for several paths and trails which cross the entire Pala Group plateau. Heading South on the 708-709 path, get to the Pradidali Hut and then to the Fradusta Glacier. From here, get to the 707 Forcella del Miel path-mark, which will lead You back to the Rosetta Hut and the gondola station. During the excursion, East of the path You can admire several mountain ranges such as the Civetta, the Antelao, the Tofane, the Pelmo. Direct Your gaze North, You will cherish the stunning view of the northern area of the Pale di San Martino and its highest peaks, like Cimon della Pala, Vezzana, Bureloni, Focobon, Campido and the deep valleys of Cantoni, Galline, Comelle, Val Strutt and Valgrande.
The Agility Forest Adventure Park offers the possibility to walk on suspended cable-aided paths in the middle of the forest: several acrobatic routes for kids, teens and adults. An amazing outdoor experience to challenge Yourself physically and mentally!
This beautiful panoramic route is located in one of the most stunning landscapes of the Dolomites: the path leads from Passo Rolle to Cima Castellazzo, in the middle of the Parco Naturale di Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino. The trail is named after the statue of Christ, which lies at the top of the mountain: the route becomes an occasion to deep thinking, an introspective experience of faith, to find a new harmony.
From April to the end of October, San Martino di Castrozza and the valleys of Primiero and Vanoi become a real paradise for bikers: over 600 kilometers of routes at the bottom of the Pale di San Martino and the mountain ranges of Vette Feltrine and Lagorai. Trails to ride on green meadows, high-altitude rocky plains, through the woods and down the valley floor. The Hotel provides its guests Mountain bikes for trails and excursions.
San Martino Bike Arena is a bike park on the Alpe Tognola. From the beginning of June to September, the park gives the possibility to ride on 10 kilometers of trails on three different Downhill tracks, and on two Enduro/XC tracks in front of one of the most impressive panorama of the Dolomites. At the start of the Tognola gondolas, the Campo Base Bikers Village offers several services to its bikers: DH / Enduro bike rental, free bike wash, bike bar with special bikers’ menu and Chill area, special Après-Bike events every weekend, Bike guides, MTB and DH instructors.
Via Passo Rolle 74, 38054
San Martino di Castrozza TN
Dolomites – Italy
GPS: 46.261766, 11.800790