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Paneveggio Park and Pale San Martino

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

  • protect and preserve a wide and diverse territory
  • preserve and favor proper and respectful use of environmental goods
  • promote the dissemination and the scientific study.

The different climatic characteristics, the sudden and unusual variations of 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 Faunistic and Environmental Routes, 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 you encounter 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 - Ecomuseum del Vanoi, dedicated to the environment and the working 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 excursions to the altitude , a visit to the Highlands of St. Martin's Pile 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 Agordo. 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, now 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).