Marmolada and Val Pettorina

Sport and relaxation at the highest massif of the Dolomites

Rocca Pietore is the county town of the suggestive Val Pettorina. This picturesque village is the gateway to one of the most popular destinations for those who love contact with the most authentic mountain: the Marmolada, which with its 3,343 m is the highest peak in the Dolomites. Not far away we find Sottoguda, included in the Club of the most beautiful villages of Italy, with its marvellous barns alongside the houses. The wonderful gorge of Serrai, today a "Natural Reserve", extends for approximately two kilometres between Sottoguda, the last village in the valley and Malga Ciapela at the foot of the Marmolada.


There are many via ferrata that the area offers: from that of Sas de Rocia, that is quite simple, to the more demanding via ferrata of the trenches, to that for real Marmolada experts. The equipped and spectacular trails that lead through the Val Ombretta, under the southwest wall of the Marmolada are more accessible.   The road riders could instead defy the hard hairpin turns of the Passo Fedaia thus emulating the great champions of modern cycling.


The Ski Area Marmolada, is the most panoramic ski area of the Dolomites. From 3265 m. you can drop by more than 1800 m. over 12 km of track: “La Bellunese” is among the most beautiful slopes of the whole Alps. The ski area Marmolada is connected to the ski area of Arabba, through the Passo Padon, which allows you to access the long and interesting itinerary of Sellaronda and the Great War Tour thanks to the ski bus that connects the Malga Ciapela with Alleghe. Every winter the gorge of the Serrai, with its icefalls, attracts climbers from all over the world, especially on the occasion of the Ice Climbing Meeting.

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