Excursion to the foot of the Pale di San Martino which offers a fascinating and privileged perspective on the famous Dolomite walls.
Distance 12.3 km
This long walk starts from the very relaxing and fascinating Val Venegia. After the first stretch in the woods, the view opens up wide and panoramic on the valley crossed by a stream and on the Pale di San Martino. Leaving Malga Venegia behind, you reach Malga Venegiota; the temptation to stop is huge, but the path is still long. At the end of a plateau tou finde the wide hairpin bends that lead up to Baita Segantini, an icon of Passo Rolle and home of the mountaineer and tourism pioneer Alfredo Paluselli until 1969.
Surrounded by mountains of entrancing beauty, the descent to Capanna Cervino and Passo Rolle begins. The Cimon della Pala is a giant spur that follows us all the way, as well as the characteristic white walls overlooking the Val Venegia. From the pastures behind the refuge, you quickly reach Malga Juribello, known for its dairy products, and then return to the parking lot.
At sunset the rock, illuminated by the last rays of the sun, lights up red; it is the famous "Enrosadira", a sight to see at least once!
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Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
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Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
In case of emergency call 112
Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.
From Paneveggio drive towards Passo Valles; on the right side you will see directions to Val Venegia, park your car there.
Take the dirt road, slightly uphill, which leads first to Malga Venegia (1778 m) and then to Malga Venegiota (1830 m). Keep walking on this dirt road, right below the Pale di San Martino; after a few uphill hairpin turns you will reach Baita Segantini (2174 m), an amazing panoramic spot.
Descend to Capanna Cervino (2082 m) and take the track behind this mountain hut that leads to Malga Juribello (1869 m), crossing grasslands. From there take the track which descends back to the parking at Pian dei Casoni.
all notes on protected areas
From Predazzo take the road direction Passo Rolle. After Paneveggio turn left direction Passo Valles. On the way, on the right hand side you will find the indication for Val Venegia and the parking (Pian dei Casoni)
Val Venegia parking (Pian dei Casoni) - toll parking.
32T 714096 5133473
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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Hiking map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.
Hiking shoes, rain-jacket, hiking poles, water, sun cream.