Palaronda Trek

Duration: 4 days
Trails: T3 trails
Distance: 0 - 10 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Hike the full Palaronda Trek
> Spend the night in cozy Italian Rifugios
> We will book your accommodation along the route

So you want more Dolomites? The Palaronda Trek is as Dolomites as can be! The Pale di San Martino or the Pale Group is the largest massif of the Dolomites and this rugged group of mountains hosts the spicy and legendary 4-day Palaronda Trek. The mountains here will make those on the Alta Via 1 look tiny. As a matter of fact, you're in the heart of our bestseller Alta Via 2, another dolomite hiking classic. Alta Vias left and right but with Palaronda Trek you are doing something that literally stands out. Ready to rock 'n roll? Forza!

The Palaronda Trek can be hiked in 4 days. This is a perfect package for anyone who doesn't have much time but wants to enjoy a real Italian adventure. In this package, you will hike approximately 10 kilometers per day, and you will start and end in San Martino di Castrozza.



San Martino di Castrozza - Rifugio Rosetta "Giovanni Pedrotti"

Duration: 02:45 h
Distance: 6.19 km
Ascent: 1100 m
The best place to park is at the Colverde-Rosetta cable car valley station. From there, you first take the forest road towards Val di Roda until you reach a crossroads, from where trail no. 725 Sentiero del Cacciatore leads hikers up to Colverde. Continue along trail no. 701 towards Rifugio Rosetta on the high plateau of the Pala Group. A short time later you reach Rifugio Rosetta. Those who are early and still feeling energetic can also climb Rosetta peak. This takes about 20 minutes - the views will obviously be worth it.

Rifugio Pedrotti alla Rosetta

Rifugio Pedrotti alla Rosetta

Rifugio Rosetta "Giovanni Pedrotti" - Rifugio Pradidali

Duration: 03:20 h
Distance: 10.1 km
Ascent: 310 m
Descent: 620 m
At Rifugio Rosetta the actual Palaronda Trek begins. From the hut, trail no. 709 leads to the foot of the Fradusta glacier. On the left flank of the glacier, the trail climbs for 1.5 hours and ends on the Cima Fradusta at 2.939 meters with its great views. You are now in the heart of Pale di San Martino, the Pala Group. Return along the same path to the Pradidali Basso pass. From there, descend into the upper Val Pradidali and continue hiking to Rifugio Pradidali. Beer time.

Rifugio Pradidali

Rifugio Pradidali

Rifugio Pradidali - Rifugio Treviso Canali

Duration: 03:30 h
Distance: 9.29 km
Ascent: 460 m
Descent: 1050 m
On the third day, trail no. 709 leads from Rifugio Pradidali into Val Pradidali. There, the route is accompanied by cliffs that rise vertically into the sky as far as Val Canali. Turn left and follow the trail past the ruins of the Alpe Malga Pradidali to Malga Canali. A stop here is rewarding. Those who want to and have energy left turn right about 500 meters before Malga Canali and will reach the lake of Villa Welsperg after about three kilometers. This shimmering emerald-green lake will be worth your extra time. Back again and finally on trail no. 707 to the stage destination, a Dolomite classic, Rifugio Treviso.

Rifugio Treviso

Rifugio Treviso
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  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Palaronda Trek for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for the Palaronda Trek, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Palaronda Trek, you will spend your nights in mountain huts. In the mountain huts we normally only book dormitories, but we can look into private rooms on request. If the private rooms are fully booked or not available in the hut, we automatically book a bed in dormitories for you. Please note that private rooms are more expensive and there will be an additional charge for this.

  • Half-board

    Accommodation at the huts includes dinner and breakfast. We will arrange this for you as well. This allows you to travel lighter and have one less thing to worry about. Bear in mind that lunch is not included, but it can be purchased at the huts. Here you can also buy an array of snacks and bottled water.


  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Lunch

    Half-board is included in the price of this trek. Lunch, however, is not. You can get something to eat at the mountain huts along the way.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses on such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.


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