At 2743m high, trekking Cima Rosetta is one of the best things you can do in San Martino. A relatively easy trek, here’s all the details for visiting.
Cima Rosetta is one of the peaks that make up the Pale Di San Martino group of mountains. And this group is one of the 15 ranges that make up the Dolomites.
The trek itself is one of the easiest Dolomite treks you will find across the region. To get to the starting point, you must take two cable cars.
The first will be from San Martino town, using the Col Verde cable car, arriving at Rifugio Colverde. Then simply change onto the Col Verde-Rosetta ski lift and you will arrive at Bar Ristorante Arrivo Funivia Rosetta. The starting point of the trek.
For those staying in San Martino Di Castrozza, you can simply walk to the Col Verde cable cars. However, we recommend renting a car for your entire Italy trip.
That way you can pick up the car from the airport and explore the region at ease. Another option is of course a private taxi to Col Verde.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
To see more of the Dolomites the Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda is highly recommended.
Cima Rosetta Entrance Fee
It is free to complete this trek.
Cima Rosetta Opening Times
Open all day, every day.
Starting point: Bar Ristorante Arrivo Funivia Rosetta.
Signposts: No signs – simply follow the rocky trail.
Distance: less than 1km (each way).
Walking time: 45 minutes (each way).
Altitude difference: Roughly 50m.
Altitude level: Between 2700m and 2743m.
Best Time To Visit Cima Rosetta + Tips
The best time to complete any of the treks in the Dolomites is between mid-June and mid-September.
This time of year generally offers good weather and safer conditions for trekking.
As always, when trekking, comfortable footwear and layered clothing is recommended.
Don’t forget your camera – the views are amazing!
What To Pack
What To Expect Trekking Cima Rosetta
Incredible views from the top of San Martino!
After taking a couple of lifts from San Martino to Col Verde Rosetta, you will be eager to breathe the fresh air and observe the most epic views. Fortunately trekking Cima Rosetta is a pretty simple hike, so it won’t take too much time or effort.
You will arrive at Bar Ristorante Arrivo Funivia Rosetta after the final cable car which is 2700m above sea level. They have a restaurant and appropriate facilities you can use before the hike to 2743m.
The views are breathtaking from the top. It’s a completely different experience to be on top of them, instead of standing below, looking up at them!
Cima Rosetta is easily accessible in the summer and is not only popular among trekking enthusiasts, but also children and family of all ages too. The path leading up to the peak is rocky and a little curvy.
At the top of Cima Rosetta, there is a slightly steeper incline to reach the pinnacle. Please be wary of your own safety and those around you because it is pretty tough to finish.
However, the final hurdle is well worth the climb as the views are incredible! You’ll know that you’ve arrived the top when you reach the big cross.
After reaching Cima Rosetta, there is only one way down and that’s the same way you came up. At the bottom however, we decided to carry on walking past the starting point, to Rifugio Rosetta.
At the cosy mountain hut, we feasted on mushrooms and polenta until we were fully recharged.
Overall, trekking Cima Rosetta wasn’t too strenuous. It is an absolute MUST if you’re in the cute town of San Martino Di Castrozza!
Luxury – Hotel Savoia
Located in the heart of the Paneveggio Natural Park, Hotel Savoia features stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi as well as free parking.
This 4-star hotel provides guests with a free private shuttle, ski storage, and laundry services.
All rooms come with a private bathroom and satellite TV. Some rooms even include a seating area and a balcony.
Some of the facilities at the Savoia include a fitness centre, a sauna, and an outdoor playground for kids.
Mid-Budget – Cima Rosetta Wellness & Spa
Hotel Cima Rosetta is located perfectly in the centre of San Martino di Castrozza.
It features a wellness and beauty centre and has a good location for both summer and winter activities.
Rooms at this 3-star superior hotel feature a work desk, satellite TV and private bathroom. Most of the rooms have a balcony with spectacular views of the dolomites.
The hotel’s restaurant serves local cuisine and national specialities accompanied by local and Italian wines.
Budget – Hotel Villa Elena
Situated in San Martino Di Castrozza and with Col Verde reachable within less than 1 km, Hotel Villa Elena features express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a bar.
This 2-star hotel offers ski storage space and a concierge service.
The accommodation provides a tour desk and luggage storage space for guests. Plus all rooms have a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.
For more places to stay in San Martino Di Castrozza, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.