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Excursions in Trentino – “More than just skiing”

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A rich weekly program to complement your skiing holiday.

San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero and Vanoi offer a rich weekly program: guided walks, snowshoe excursions, historic and artistic tours, fascinating discoveries and outdoor adventures.  An unusual and exciting way to experience the atmosphere of mountain villages and the environment of the Natural Park, in the quiet of winter.

IN SAN MARTINO DI CASTROZZA

Snowshoe excursions “Looking for Mazaròl” in the woods of San Martino (half-day).

The Alpine Guides will accompany you on easy and fascinating excursions along snowy paths to discover the mountain during the winter.

Learning how to use the ancient snowshoes known as “craspe” or “ciaspole” is very easy, even children are immediately drawn to this sport which allows them not only to take quiet walks but also jump, dive and flip in the snow.

There are many snowshoe hiking trails or places to have fun in the fresh snow in the San Martino di Castrozza and Passo Rolle area, and also in Val Canali and in the forests of the Vanoi valley.

IN VAL CANALI
Fiera di Primiero Guided Tour
A guided walk in the town of Fiera, lively economic and administrative centre of the valley, to discover the ancient city centre. Its interesting sights will help you better understand the history of these places: the Palazzo delle Miniere, the Gothic Archpriestal church, the small Romanesque church of San Martino, Villa Welsperg, the Contrada, the hamlet of Pieve.
On Fridays, departure at 3:20 pm from the bus station in Fiera di Primiero.

Visit to Villa Welsperg
Located among the fields of Val Canali (5 km from Fiera di Primiero) it houses a modern and complex Visitors’ Centre with a large diorama of the Park, video room, history room about the Welsperg Counts dynasty, aquariums room and natural collections.
Monday through Friday (9:30-12:30 am and 2:00-5:00 pm)

Guided walk in the Violin Forest (€ 15 p.p.)
Aan easy walk in the enchanting Violin Forest in Paneveggio where you can see the majestic 40-metres spruce firs: along the path you will encounter a large enclosure with deer and a daring bridge on the Travignolo gorge.
Tuesdays and Fridays, departure from the Visitors’ Centre at 11:10 am and 3:20 pm.

The magic of Punta Rosetta
Punta Rosetta is the highest peak of the Pale di San Martino group. Starting from the Colverde cableway, telecabine + cable-car, € 25,00 (round trip)

Excursion at Malga Tognola This location, where there is a lodge bearing the same name, is on the western side of the wide valley of San Martino di Castrozza (1,444 metres high), a tourist resort internationally renowned in the high Val Cismòn. Reachable with both a cable-car lift and a very steep forest path which starts from the town to Malga Tognola of Siror and then goes towards the Alp. Very popular in winter for its skiing activities, it has a fascinating view on the Pale of San Martino.
The trail is used during the summer to host a hill climbing competition on mountain bikes and the area is very popular with both hikers on foot and cyclists.

Passo Rolle (9 km). We set out on a bus to reach the area featuring rock formations of unparalleled beauty, wonderful lakes, skiing slopes, forests full of wildlife, valleys and small villages still faithful to mountain traditions from the past.

Half-day excursions available to Moena, set inside an astonishing alluvial basin surrounded by some of the most enchanting ranges of the Dolomites, such as the Latemar range, the Valaccia and the green ramifications of the Costalunga crossing. Moena is the biggest town in Val di Fassa, known both in Italy and internationally as the “Fairy of the Dolomites“, which fully illustrates the charm and old-time grandeur connected to ancient tales lost in time. In recent years Moena has also become an Alpine Pearl, and it is the only tourist resort in Trentino to be part of this association. The town, with its refined architecture, stands out thanks to its captivating elegance, accompanied by sophisticated shops, where you can fulfill any desire you may have about luxury shopping.

Canazei is located in the north-est part of the province, on the Dolomites, in Val di Fassa. Inside its territory there are the Avisio and Anermort creeks, which converge where the town lies, at the foot of the Gran Vernèl. Behind it are the majestic Punta Penia and Punta Rocca, peaks of the Marmolada.

Cavalese lays on a sunny terrace in front of the Lagorai range. The crenellated bell tower of the San Sebastiano church looms over the town. In the centre there are many artisans and sports shops, a night club, pub, wine bar, renowned restaurants, historical buildings perfectly restored, elegant villas and modern sports facilities. One of these is the futuristic ice rink where you can skate even in the summer, and a municipal swimming pool with indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis. From Cavalese depart the ski lifts of Alpe Cermis carrying skiers and hikers to astonishing high-altitude panoramas. The lifts allow you to reach the valley floor which, in the summer, is crossed by the Dolomites cycling path and in the winter, by the Marcialonga cross-country skiing trail.

Feltre, laying along the Piave valley, encircled by ancient Renaissance walls, and crowned by the Vette Feltrine range, is a town with richly frescoed buildings, nestled on the Colle delle Capre. The town is dominated by a timeless charm thanks of its thousand-year history.

Bassano del Grappa. The perfect town for tourists interested in natural beauty and artistic masterpieces. Located on the shores of the Brenta river, a strategic positioning between Vicenza, Padua and Treviso, this town features a strong trading and artisanal tradition: in fact there are numerous certified pottery factories. Bassano is also known for the traditional cultivation of white asparagus but, above all, for the prestigious art of Grappa distillation.
The town of Bassano has a considerable artistic and cultural value: its historic town centre full of squares, churches, towers, palazzos and monuments of great interest grew around an ancient medieval core, set on the S. Maria hill, where, still to this day, the castle and ancient Pieve di S. Maria town cathedral, stand.

(Excursions prices per person may vary based on the number of participants).

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