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Paneveggio Park and Pale San Martino

The Paneveggio Natural Park - Pale San Martino , which includes the Pale of San Martino, part of Lagorai and the Paneveggio Forest, rises with the purpose:

  • protect and preserve a wide and diversified territory
  • preserve and encourage proper and respectful use of environmental goods
  • promote the divulgation and the scientific study.

The different climatic characteristics, the sudden and unusual variations of the landscape and a strongly diverse substrate characterize the Paneveggio Pale San Martino Natural Park and affect its division into zones: integral reserves (zones A), guided reserves (zone B) , controlled reserves (zone C) and special reserves (zone D).
The Thematic Trails , from the routes of the Great War to the fauna and environmental trails, and the visitor centers are the perfect guide to move with ease within the Park and to know every aspect of it.
Visitor Centers are small themed museums where, in addition to practical information, all the environmental and natural scenarios that are encountered exploring the park are presented. They are:
  • Visitor Center of Villa Welsperg: Focus on the mountain aquatic environment
  • Visitor Center of Paneveggio, dedicated to Violini forest and forest animals
  • Visitor Center of San Martino di Castrozza: focus on the high mountain environment, the eagle and the geology of the Dolomites
  • Ethnographic trail - Ecomuseo del Vanoi, dedicated to the environment and the work of man.

Get involved with the beautiful initiatives and projects that animate the Paneveggio Natural Park - Pale di San Martino every season.

For those who love hiking , a visit to the Pale San Martino Highland Plateau will not disappoint your expectations. The Pale di San Martino represent the largest mountainous group of the Dolomites, extending from the Primiero area to the Agordino. They are made up of many peaks (just to name a few: Vezzana, Rosetta, Pala, Sass Maor, Modonna, Cima Canali, Cimon della Pala) forming a ring that delimits the vast plateau of 50 square kilometers with an almost moonish landscape to a 'height of 2700 m.
Excursions to the Palla di San Martino meet the taste of both non-professional hikers and lovers of the most demanding routes.
Numerous paths with varying levels of difficulty, lifts and 5 shelters allow you to make trips and excursions to the Pale San Martino during most of the year.
On the plateau you can also visit what remains of a large glacier, the Fradusta glacier, almost completely retired.
During the winter, the snow and avalanche newsletter of the Pale di San Martino informs in real time about the open lifts, the conditions of the slopes, the weather forecasts of the area and the temperature that can reach record levels on the Pale di San Martino in altitude (over -40 ° C).