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Dolomiti Palaronda Ferrata Explorer Tour North - 2nd. Stage

Dolomiti Palaronda Ferrata Explorer Tour North - 2nd. Stage

Photo from: ApT San Martino

Palaronda Ferrata Explorer Tours are experiences designed for the lovers of Via ferratas who have just a few days at their disposal

The Explorer Northern Tour runs on the central-northern side of the mountain range of Pale di San Martino, the package includes several via ferratas such as the Bolver Lugli al Cimon della Pala, the Ferrata del Porton and the Ferrata del Velo, in addition to several stretches on equipped paths. The tour starts and finishes in San Martino di Castrozza, while the overnight stays are intended to be at the Rosetta Hut, the Velo della Madonna Hut and the Pradidali Hut. 

  • signal_cellular_alt Difficulty Medium
  • straighten distance 8.44 Km
  • schedule duration 6:00 h
  • arrow_drop_up elevation 1221 m
  • arrow_drop_down descent 1427 m
  • skip_next highest point 2726 m
  • skip_next lowest point 2051 m

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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!


Rifugio Rosetta


DD 46.2674 , 11.838954 DMS46° 16' 2.6400'' N 11° 50' 20.2344'' E


Rifugio Velo della Madonna

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Turn-by-turn directions

From the Rosetta Hut (2.581 m.a.s.l.) walk on the 702 path down to Col dele Fede (2.278 m.a.s.l.) and 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 beautiful panorama of San Martino di Castrozza. Climb down until you reach the spot called Porton (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.).


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
Climbing helmet
Climbing Kit (carabiners, thin ropes, descender)
Mountaineering gloves


[There is no appointed guide for this route.]

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