For lovers of mountain hiking, San Vigilio di Marebbe and San Martino in Badia offer a range of potential destinations, spectacular scenery and made to measure suggestions which few other Alpine areas can offer. From the most challenging mountaineering, involving climbing to the Dolomite peaks to day trips and multiday treks between mountain huts, pastures and mountain dairies. From the most authentic hiking, accessible to people of average fitness, to straightforward walks with children and pushchairs and gastronomic walks which put our consciences at rest if we eat a little too much, which is always a risk here.
We’ll try to give you an overview here, remembering that good, suitable equipment is the first important safety step in the mountains and that asking for advice from a guide or tourist association is always a way of personalizing to the max your day and open-air tours.
The variety of walks available to guests in San Vigilio di Marebbe and San Martino in Badia, from the easiest to the only slightly more challenging, is unrivaled. Choose them for the views or relaxation or even for the fragrances of the woods or the sound of rushing water in the streams: you can walk through green grass or in direct contact with Dolomite rocks or a combination of all these thrilling sensations. The range of accessible walks offered by the Fanes Senes Braies or Puez Odlenature parks are themselves guarantees of pristine nature and curious discoveries, but outside the parks or on the banks of some small lake, there is truly a great deal to experience and explore. In peace and quiet.
And we’re here to help, just ask.
The Ladin nature parks of Puez Odle and Fanes Senes Braies, encompassed by the Dolomites area, a UNESCO natural heritage site, offer an infinite variety of high mountain treks at altitudes of 2500-3000 meters above sea level.
There’s no lack of advice on and suggestions about these Alpine activities and they are, for the most part, all totally worth trying both for the spectacular views and peaks they offer and for the variety and alternatives available. Whether you are setting off on a day trip or choosing a multi-stage hike, the Dolomites areas of San Vigilio di Marebbe and San Martino in Badia offer a great wealth of combinations, footpaths, peaks and refuges in which to get refreshments and stay overnight, capable of meeting the expectations of even the most demanding hikers.
Remember, too, that Alpine Guides and qualified hiking guides are always available for both advice and suggestions as well as for assistance.
Are you a lover of green fields and meadows, the silence of nature and a slow-paced holiday? Are you looking for the true flavor of the mountains, nourishing those living in it every day in their work, while admiring the Dolomite peaks from a respectful distance? Then the Ladin dairies and mountain huts are the ideal destinations for you.
You almost always set off from the town you’re staying in and generally all it takes is a couple of hours walking or so with an altitude gain of around 5-600 meters to get you above the tree line. And here, in the midst of dwarf mountain pines, expanses of rhododendrons and mountain meadows, there’ll always be a mountain hut or dairy awaiting you. Here the dairymen usually look after cattle owned by a range of farmers and breeders, but they’ll certainly find time to give you a meal of homemade farm specialties they have made. And while the children while away the time playing and exploring the area or learning more about animals from close-to, you can enjoy a well-deserved rest and enjoy the quiet, light and panoramas opening up before you. A greeting, a chat with other walkers, a goodbye to the polite, smiling dairyman and slowly the time has come to leave this paradise and return home.
But tomorrow, as long as you stay here, another dairy or mountain hut is waiting for you
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The San Vigilio di Marebbe and San Martino in Badia tourist association has drawn up a full program of guided excursions for every season of the year to take visitors to all the area’s special features and natural beauties. For each sector, from mountaineering to ecology, culture to food and wine, nature to the environment, you will be accompanied by expert, professional trained and skilled guides who will answer all your questions and satisfy all your curiosity, introducing you to some of the sometimes-hidden gems of the area and its people.
Request the full guided visit and trip program relating to the holiday period chosen.
In the summer, for example, we can offer you a grand total of 120 hours of weekly guided excursions for groups of up to 15 people.
With a bit of luck you can observe wild animals such as chamois, deer and foxes in their natural habitat in the nature park Puez Odle during the early morning walk accompanied by an experienced forest ranger. Afterwards you enjoy a joint hunter’s breakfast.
The excursion takes you first through woods, then on mountain meadows of the Munt d 'Adagn alp with its numerous ancient huts and its typical flora. Where the meadows are not mowed, the meadows are used as pasture. The walk leads from the Medalghes fork to the Rifugio Genova hut and then returns to the Val di Murins valley.
Malga di Antersasc in the nature park Puez-Odle is located in an enclosed and partly completely unspoilt valley. It can therefore only be reached on foot and retains its tranquillity and wild nature. From the alpine hut of Antersasc you reach the summit of Cima Dodici, which offers a breathtaking and unique view of Lungiarü.
The fascinating sculptures carved by the water in the rocks - karst phenomena - make the Fanes plateaus unique. The landscape is characterized by expanses of mountain pines, pastures, spectacular waterways and clear mountain lakes. Here during the summer cows, marmots and chamois share the tasty herbs. The path leads through landscapes, which have always aroused the visitor's imagination, creating the tales of the legendary kingdom of Fanes.
The mountain pass "Passo delle Erbe", sited in the Puez-Odle Nature Park, is the perfect place to take an easy stroll among conifers, shrubs and montane grasslands while observing the pertified see of the Dolomites. Thus, hikers can discover the geological history of the Dolomites getting at the same time an insight into the thight relationships between rock, vegetation and fauna of the montane ecosystems.