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Palaronda Ferrata South

Palaronda Ferrata Quick Tours are experiences designed for the lovers of Via ferratas who have just a few days at their disposal. The Palaronda Ferrata Quick Tour South runs on the central-southern side of the mountain range of Pale di San Martino with start and finish in San Martino di Castrozza, and includes the Ferrata del Velo, the Ferrata del Porton, and several stretches on equipped paths. The overnight stays are intended to be at the Velo della Madonna Hut and the Pradidali Hut.

Tour details



2499 m

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3621 m

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The price is per person and includes:

Leg 1

San Martino di C. – Velo della Madonna Hut



1130 m

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1389 m

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From San Martino di Castrozza, reach the Pale plateau with a ride on the Colverde gondolas and then on the Rosetta tramway (2.670 m.a.s.l.). From the tramway mountain station, descend along the 702 path to Col dele Fede (2.278 m.a.s.l.), 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 breathtaking panorama of San Martino di Castrozza. Climb down to so 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.).

Leg 2

Velo della Madonna Hut – Pradidali Hut



870 m

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921 m

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From the Velo della Madonna Hut, go up to Cima della Stanga (2.550 m.a.s.l.) along the 742 path (also called the “del Cacciatore” path), walking down Val Pradidali under the impressive eastern face of Sass Maor. Once you get to the spot called Pedemonte (also “Pòrtela” 1.627 m.a.s.l.) continue on the 709 path towards the Pradidali Hut (2.278 m. s.l.m.).

Alternatively, from Cima della Stanga it is possible to follow the 747 path (also called “Buzzati” path) instead of the “del Cacciatore” path, which in locality Pedemonte (Portèla) joins the original route.

Leg 3

Pradidali Hut – San Martino di C.



332 m

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1090 m

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From the Pradidali Hut proceed towards the Velo della Madonna Hut following the 739 trail sign; after a 30 minute walk, take the via ferrata called Ferrata del Porton. Once on the top of the via ferrata you get to the spot called Porton (2.480 m.a.s.l.) which overlooks San Martino di Castrozza, destination of the Palaronda Ferrata Tour South. Go down following the 739b path and then descend the via ferrata “dela Vecia”, walking on the 721 path first and then on the 702 path to finally reach San Martino di Castrozza (1.450 m.a.s.l.).

Three legs, three days

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Mountain huts visited during this Tour

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