Colverde – Ferrata Bolver - Lugli – Vezzana – Rifugio Pedrotti
This hike touches two of the most iconic places of the Pale di San Martino, the Ferrata Bolver-Lugli (also known as Ferrata del Cimóne) and Cima Vezzana.
The Vezzana peak, which can also be reached from two other ways, Val dei Cantoni and Val de Strutt passing through Bivacco Brunner, could be quite crowded during the weekends of summer. On the contrary, the way proposed with this hike, which goes up the via ferrata, is normally not crowded because it requires a medium-high level of experience. The ferrata develops on the southwestern side of Cimòn della Pala (or simply Cimòne), also known as the Matterhorn of the Dolomites, since its shape, if you look at it from Passo Rolle, is reminiscent of the most famous peak in the western Alps. During the first half of the hike the scenery is simply incredible, with a 360-degree panorama overlooking Val di Primiero on the southern slope and – from west to east – the dolomitic groups of Passo Rolle, Val di Fiemme, Val di Fassa, Latemar, Catinaccio Marmolada, Civetta, and Vette Feltrine. The Vezzana summit is a beautiful balcony that overlooks, with a jump of 1,000 m, Passo Rolle and Val Venegia, where today remains the Travignòlo glacier. The way back to Rifugio Pedrotti instead is rather boring compared to the first part of the hike and certainly does not offer the same view.