The Dolomites of the Val di Zoldo

The genuine splendour of nature, just a few kilometres away from the major roads; wide open spaces where wild animals live happily undisturbed, and where you can spot red and roe deer, chamois and marmots; open woodland and pastures in the shadow of the elegant rock faces of the Dolomites: Val di Zoldo is an unspoilt, uncontaminated valley, still wild in some places.

Anyone seeking to approach the mountains here will both find magnificent, close-up rock faces and distant peaks beyond the wild, open spaces, able to transmit a sensation of infinity and freedom, capable of instilling a deep breath.

In summer, the valley is popular with hikers who set off along the paths of Monte Pelmo, the Civetta and Moiazza mountains, the Spiz di Mezzodì, north of the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, as well as the San Sebastiano group. One of the many options on offer is the chance to climb up to the foot of the Pelmetto and take a look at the footprints of the dinosaurs, the prehistoric creatures who walked here 250 million years ago. Other summer options include climbing and via ferratas, as well as sport fishing and mountain biking.


In winter, Val di Zoldo, part of the Ski Civetta circuit and Dolomiti Superski, is popular not only among downhill skiers, but also with ski mountaineering and cross-country skiing enthusiasts, thanks to the new Palavera biathlon platform, the only one in the Veneto region. This paradise of fresh, powdery snow is also ideal for those keen to venture along the trails on ciaspe, or snowshoes, or just enjoy the warm, inviting atmosphere of the restaurants and the mountain refuges open in the area.



Between Pelmo and Civetta.

Val di Zoldo nestles among the most significant areas of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage site, situated between UNESCO system no. 1 (Monte Pelmo - Croda da Lago) and UNESCO system no. 3 (Pale di San Martino, San Lucano, Belluno Dolomites, Vette Feltrine).

Mount Civetta (3220 m) - the great wall


The Civetta separates Val di Zoldo from the Agordino area and acts as a beautiful frame to the town of Alleghe.
The north-west face is characterised by an impressive wall, with a vertical height gain of 1200 m and is 4 km long, situated between Cima Su Alto and Torre Coldai. In the mountaineering world it is called “the wall of walls” and along it there are many climbing itineraries. Among these: Solleder-Lettembauer, Philipp-Flamm, the routes Aste and Andrich on Punta Civetta, the Carlesso route on Torre di Valgrande, Bellenzier on Torre d'Alleghe and many other very difficult routes. The small Torrani hut is on the less steep side facing Zoldo.

To the north of the group near Mount Coldai is the Rifugio Sonino al Coldai, and in the middle, on the side facing Alleghe, you will find the Tissi hut.


Mount Pelmo (3169 m) - the God's Throne


Mount Pelmo is 3.169 m high and separates Val di Zoldo from the Boite valley.
The mountain has a particular shape since it has two main summits which are Pelmo to the north, and Pelmetto to the south 2990m. The mountain’s eastern face is very characteristic where the wide glacial cirque looks like a chair, and this is why it is locally called “el Caregon del Padreterno” (God’s Throne).
At its base there are three mountain huts: Rifugio Venezia-Alba Maria De Luca 1.947m to the east, Rifugio Città di Fiume 1.918 m on the north-west and Rifugio Passo Staulanza 1.766 m to the west.
Mount Pelmo is also famous paleontologically speaking: at its base, at an altitude of 2.050 m, not far from Rifugio Staulanza, a stone with dinosaur footprints was found.